1 Chronicles 2 New Life Version (NLV)
The Family of Israel
2 The sons of Israel were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Napthali, Gad, and Asher.
The Families from Judah to David
3 The sons of Judah were Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bath-shua of Canaan. Judah’s first-born son Er was sinful in the eyes of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death. 4 Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar gave birth to Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
5 The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 6 The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dara, five in all. 7 Carmi’s son was Achar, who brought trouble to Israel by sinning against what was holy. 8 The son of Ethan was Azariah.
9 The sons born to Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram and Chelubai. 10 Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, the leader of the sons of Judah. 11 Nahshon was the father of Salma. Salma was the father of Boaz. 12 Boaz was the father of Obed. And Obed was the father of Jesse. 13 Jesse was the father of Eliab his first-born, then Abinadab his second son, and Shimea his third. 14 Nethanel was his fourth son, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh. 16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah’s three sons were Abshai, Joab and Asahel. 17 Abigail gave birth to Amasa. And Amasa’s father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
The Family of Hezron
18 Hezron’s son Caleb had sons by his wives Azubah and Jerioth. Azubah’s sons were Jesher, Shobab and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath. She gave birth to his son Hur. 20 Hur was the father of Uri. And Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21 Later, when Hezron was sixty years old, he married the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead. She gave birth to his son Segub. 22 Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 But Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and its towns. They took sixty cities in all. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24 After Hezron died in Caleb-ephrathah, his wife Abijah gave birth to his son Ashhur. Ashhur was the father of Tekoa.
The Family of Jerahmeel
25 The sons of Hezron’s first-born Jerahmeel were Ram the first-born, then Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam. 27 The sons of Jerahmeel’s first-born son Ram were Maaz, Jamin and Eker. 28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur. 29 The name of Abishur’s wife was Abihail. She gave birth to his sons Ahban and Molid. 30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without sons. 31 Appaim’s son was Ishi. Ishi’s son was Sheshan. And Sheshan’s son was Ahlai. 32 The sons of Shammai’s brother Jada were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without sons. 33 The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34 Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter to his servant Jarha in marriage. And she gave birth to his son Attai. 36 Attai was the father of Nathan. Nathan was the father of Zabad. 37 Zabad was the father of Ephlal. Ephlal was the father of Obed. 38 Obed was the father of Jehu. Jehu was the father of Azariah. 39 Azariah was the father of Helez. Helez was the father of Eleasah. 40 Eleasah was the father of Sismai. Sismai was the father of Shallum. 41 Shallum was the father of Jekamiah. And Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
The Family of Caleb
42 These are the sons of Jerahmeel’s brother Caleb. Mesha was his first-born and the father of Ziph. His son was Mareshah, the father of Hebron. 43 The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema. 44 Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45 Shammai’s son was Maon. Maon was the father of Bethzur. 46 Ephah was the woman who acted as Caleb’s wife. She gave birth to Haran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez. 47 The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maacah, who acted as Caleb’s wife, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also gave birth to Shaaph the father of Madmannah, and Sheva the father of Machbena and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Achsah. 50 These were the children of Caleb.
The sons of Ephrathah’s first-born son Hur were Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim, 51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 52 Shobal the father of Kiriath-jearim had other sons. These were Haroeh, half of the Manahathites, 53 and the families of Kiriath-jearim. These families were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54 The sons of Salma were Bethlehem and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, half of the Manahathites, and the Zorites. 55 The families of the writers who lived at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites and the Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.