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1 Chronicles 7Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Issachar

Now the sons of Issachar were

Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four in all.

The sons of Tola were

Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel. They were heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations. Their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred.

The son of Uzzi was

Izrahiah,

and the sons of Izrahiah were

Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah, five chiefs in all. With them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were thirty-six thousand troops of war, battle-ready, for they had many wives and sons.

Now their brothers from all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, in all eighty-seven thousand registered by genealogy.

Sons of Benjamin

Benjamin had

Bela, Beker, and Jediael, three sons in all.

The sons of Bela were five:

Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, and registered by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty four in number.

The sons of Beker were

Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Beker. Now their registration according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, was twenty thousand two hundred.

10 The son of Jediael was

Bilhan,

along with the sons of Bilhan:

Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, numbering seventeen thousand two hundred soldiers, ready to go out to war for battle.

12 And the Shuppites and Huppites were the sons of Ir; the Hushites the sons of Aher.

Sons of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum, descendants of Bilhah.

Sons of Manasseh

14 The sons of Manasseh were

Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore. She also bore Makir the father of Gilead. 15 Now Makir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister’s name was Maakah.

The name of the second was Zelophehad, and Zelophehad had daughters.

16 Maakah the wife of Makir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. His brother’s name was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

17 The son of Ulam was

Bedan.

These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. 18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.

19 The sons of Shemida were

Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Sons of Ephraim

20 The sons of Ephraim were

Shuthelah, Bered his son,

Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,

Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son,

Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath born in that land killed because they came down to take their livestock. 22 Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him. 23 Then he went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, so he called his name Beriah, because evil had been in his house 24 (his daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah).

25 Rephah was also his son, as were Resheph,

Telah his son, Tahan his son,

26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son,

Elishama his son, 27 Nun his son,

and Joshua his son.

28 Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns; 29 also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth Shan and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.

Sons of Asher

30 Now the children of Asher were

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.

31 The sons of Beriah were

Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

32 Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.

33 The sons of Japhlet were

Pasak, Bimhal, and Ashvath.

These were the children of Japhlet.

34 The sons of Shomer were

Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.

35 The sons of his brother Helem were

Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah were

Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.

38 The sons of Jether were

Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.

39 The sons of Ulla were

Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, and heads of the leaders. They were registered by their genealogy among the army fit for war. Their number was twenty-six thousand men.

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.

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