1 Chronicles 7 Expanded Bible (EXB)
7 Issachar had four sons: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.
2 Tola’s sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, and they were leaders of their ·families [clans]. In the ·family [clan] ·history [genealogy] of Tola’s descendants, twenty-two thousand six hundred men were listed as ·fighting men [warriors; L mighty men of valor] during the time ·David was king [L of David].
3 Uzzi’s son was Izrahiah.
Izrahiah’s sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were ·leaders [chiefs]. 4 Their ·family [clan] ·history [genealogy] shows they had thirty-six thousand ·men [troops] ready to ·serve in [go to war with] the army, because they had many wives and children.
5 The ·records [genealogy] of the ·family groups [clans] of Issachar show there were eighty-seven thousand ·fighting men [warriors; L mighty men of valor].
6 Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Beker, and Jediael.
7 Bela had five sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, and they were leaders of their ·families [clans]. Their ·family [clan] ·history [genealogy] shows they had twenty-two thousand thirty-four ·fighting men [warriors; L mighty men of valor].
8 Beker’s sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. They all were Beker’s sons. 9 Their ·family [clan] ·history [genealogy] listed the ·family [clan] ·leaders [chiefs] and twenty thousand two hundred ·fighting men [warriors; L mighty men of valor].
10 Jediael’s son was Bilhan.
Bilhan’s sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were leaders of their ·families [clans]. They had seventeen thousand two hundred ·fighting men [warriors; L mighty men of valor] ready to ·serve in [go to war with] the army.
12 The Shuppites and Huppites were descendants of Ir, and the Hushites were descendants of ·Aher [Ahiram; Num. 26:38].
14 These are Manasseh’s descendants. Manasseh had an Aramean ·slave woman [concubine; C a secondary wife], who ·was the mother of [L gave birth to] Asriel and Makir. Makir was Gilead’s father. 15 Makir took a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister was named Maacah. His second son was named Zelophehad, and he had only daughters. 16 Makir’s wife Maacah ·had [L gave birth to] a son whom she named Peresh. Peresh’s brother was named Sheresh. Sheresh’s sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17 Ulam’s son was Bedan.
These were the sons of Gilead, who was the son of Makir. Makir was Manasseh’s son. 18 Makir’s sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
20 These are the names of Ephraim’s descendants. Ephraim’s son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah’s son was Bered. Bered’s son was Tahath. Tahath’s son was Eleadah. Eleadah’s son was Tahath. 21 Tahath’s son was Zabad. Zabad’s son was Shuthelah.
Ezer and Elead went to Gath to steal ·cows and sheep [cattle; livestock; C the term “cattle” can refer to various domesticated animals] and were killed by some men who grew up in that city. 22 Their father Ephraim ·cried [mourned] for them many days, and his ·family [relatives; brothers] came to ·comfort [console] him. 23 Then he ·had sexual relations with [slept with; L went in to] his wife again. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son whom Ephraim named Beriah [C sounds like “trouble”] because of the ·trouble [disaster; tragedy] that had ·happened to his family [come upon his house]. 24 Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower Beth Horon, Upper Beth Horon, and Uzzen Sheerah.
25 Rephah was Ephraim’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26 Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27 Nun was Elishama’s son, and Joshua was the son of ·Nun [or Non; Ex. 33:11].
28 Ephraim’s descendants lived in these lands and towns: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran on the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh’s land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, and the villages near them. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel [C Jacob] lived in these towns.
30 Asher’s sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah.
31 Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was Birzaith’s father.
32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33 Japhlet’s sons were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. They were Japhlet’s children.
34 Japhlet’s brother was ·Shemer [or Shomer; v. 32]. Shemer’s sons were Rohgah, ·Hubbah [or Jachbah; C the text says Jachbah; the marginal reading has Hubbah], and Aram.
35 Shemer’s brother was ·Helem [or Hotham; v. 32]. Helem’s sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36 Zophah’s sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran [C perhaps another name for Jether; v. 38], and Beera.
38 Jether’s sons were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
39 Ulla’s sons were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
40 All these men were descendants of Asher and leaders of their ·families [clans]. They were ·powerful warriors [L mighty men of valor] and ·outstanding leaders [chief of princes]. Their ·family history [genealogical record] lists that they had twenty-six thousand soldiers ready to ·serve in [go to war with] the army.
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