Family of David

(A)Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn was Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second was Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess; the third was Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth was Adonijah the son of Haggith; the fifth was Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth was Ithream, by his wife Eglah. Six were born to him in Hebron, and (B)he reigned there for seven years and six months. And in Jerusalem he reigned for thirty-three years. (C)These were the children born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and (D)Solomon, four by (E)Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel; and Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. All of these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines; and (F)Tamar was their sister.

10 Now Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, then Abijah was his son, Asa, his son, Jehoshaphat, his son, 11 Joram, his son, Ahaziah, his son, Joash, his son, 12 Amaziah, his son, Azariah, his son, Jotham, his son, 13 Ahaz, his son, Hezekiah, his son, Manasseh, his son, 14 Amon, his son, and Josiah, his son. 15 The sons of Josiah were Johanan, the firstborn, the second was Jehoiakim, the third, Zedekiah, and the fourth, Shallum. 16 The sons of Jehoiakim were his son Jeconiah and his son Zedekiah. 17 The sons of Jeconiah, the prisoner, were his son Shealtiel 18 and Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. And the [a]sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister; 20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed, five. 21 The [b]sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah. 22 The [c]descendants of Shecaniah were Shemaiah, and the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six. 23 The [d]sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three. 24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.


  1. 1 Chronicles 3:19 Lit son
  2. 1 Chronicles 3:21 Lit son
  3. 1 Chronicles 3:22 Lit sons
  4. 1 Chronicles 3:23 Lit son

Descendants of Judah

(A)The sons of Judah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. Reaiah the son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites. These were the [a]sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi. Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem. Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah. Naarah bore to him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. The sons of Helah were Zereth, [b]Izhar, and Ethnan. Koz fathered Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum. Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez, saying, “Because I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would greatly bless me and extend my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would [c]keep me from harm so that it would not hurt me!” And God brought about what he requested.

11 Chelub the brother of Shuhah fathered Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 Eshton fathered Beth-rapha and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of [d]Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah.

13 Now the sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. And the sons of Othniel were Hathath and Meonothai. 14 Meonothai fathered Ophrah, and Seraiah fathered Joab the father of [e]Ge-harashim, for they were craftsmen. 15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the [f]son of Elah was [g]Kenaz. 16 The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel. 17 The [h]sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. And Mered’s wife conceived and gave birth to [i]Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 (His Jewish wife gave birth to Jered, the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) [j]These were the sons of Bithia the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered [k]married. 19 The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the [l]fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 20 The sons of Shimon were Amnon and Rinnah, and Benhanan and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers at Beth-ashbea; 22 and Jokim, the men of Cozeba, Joash, Saraph, who ruled in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And the [m]records are ancient. 23 These were the potters and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah; they lived there with the king for his work.

Descendants of Simeon

24 The sons of Simeon were [n]Nemuel and Jamin, [o]Jarib, [p]Zerah, and Shaul; 25 Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son. 26 The sons of Mishma were Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, and Shimei his son. 27 Now Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family increase like the sons of Judah. 28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, and Hazar-shual, 29 in Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33 and all their settlements that were around the same cities as far as [q]Baal. These were their dwellings, and they have their genealogy.

34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 Joel, Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36 and Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37 and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah— 38 these [r]mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers’ houses spread out greatly. 39 They went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 They found pasture that was rich and good, and (B)the land was spread out on both sides, and peaceful and undisturbed; for those who lived there previously were Hamites. 41 (C)These people, recorded by name, came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and they [s]attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them to this day; and they lived in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 From them, from the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to (D)Mount Seir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leaders. 43 (E)They [t]destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and they have lived there to this day.


  1. 1 Chronicles 4:3 As in some ancient versions; MT father
  2. 1 Chronicles 4:7 Another reading is Zohar
  3. 1 Chronicles 4:10 Lit take action
  4. 1 Chronicles 4:12 Or the city of Nahash
  5. 1 Chronicles 4:14 Or valley of craftsmen
  6. 1 Chronicles 4:15 Lit sons
  7. 1 Chronicles 4:15 Lit and Kenaz
  8. 1 Chronicles 4:17 Lit son
  9. 1 Chronicles 4:17 LXX Maron
  10. 1 Chronicles 4:18 I.e., those listed at the end of v 17
  11. 1 Chronicles 4:18 Lit took
  12. 1 Chronicles 4:19 Lit father
  13. 1 Chronicles 4:22 Lit words
  14. 1 Chronicles 4:24 In Gen 46:10 and Ex 6:15, Jemuel
  15. 1 Chronicles 4:24 In Num 26:12, Jachin
  16. 1 Chronicles 4:24 In Gen 46:10 and Ex 6:15, Zohar
  17. 1 Chronicles 4:33 In Josh 19:8, Baalath
  18. 1 Chronicles 4:38 Lit coming
  19. 1 Chronicles 4:41 Lit struck
  20. 1 Chronicles 4:43 Lit struck

Genealogy from Reuben

Now the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel (for (A)he was the firstborn, but because (B)he defiled his father’s bed, (C)his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel; so he is not enrolled in the genealogy according to the birthright. (D)Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and (E)from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), (F)the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch and Pallu, and Hezron and Carmi. The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, (G)Shimei his son, Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, and Beerah his son, whom [a]Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria took into exile; he was leader of the Reubenites. His relatives by their families, (H)in the genealogy of their generations, were Jeiel the chief, then Zechariah and Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in (I)Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon. Toward the east he settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness from the river Euphrates, (J)because their livestock had increased in the land of Gilead. 10 In the days of Saul (K)they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, so that they [b]occupied their tents throughout the [c]land east of Gilead.

11 Now the sons of Gad lived opposite them in the land of (L)Bashan, as far as (M)Salecah. 12 Joel was the head and Shapham the second, then Janai and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 Their relatives of their fathers’ households were Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber, seven. 14 These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was head of their fathers’ households. 16 They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of (N)Sharon, as far as their [d]borders. 17 All of these were enrolled in the genealogies in the days of (O)Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of (P)Jeroboam king of Israel.

18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, consisting of valiant men, men who carried shield and sword and shot with a bow and were skillful in battle, totaled 44,760 who (Q)went to war. 19 They made war against (R)the Hagrites, (S)Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were handed over to them; for (T)they cried out to God in the battle, and He answered their prayers because (U)they trusted in Him. 21 They took away their livestock: their fifty thousand camels, 250,000 sheep, and two thousand donkeys; and a hundred thousand [e]people. 22 For many fell mortally wounded, because (V)the war was of God. And (W)they settled in their place until the (X)exile.

23 Now the sons of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land; from Bashan to Baal-hermon, (Y)Senir, and Mount Hermon they were numerous. 24 These were the heads of their fathers’ households: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, valiant mighty men, famous men, heads of their fathers’ households.

25 But they were (Z)untrue to the God of their fathers and (AA)prostituted themselves (AB)with the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of (AC)Pul, king of Assyria, that is, the spirit of [f]Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he (AD)took them into exile, namely the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the river of Gozan, where they are to this day.


  1. 1 Chronicles 5:6 In 2 Kin 15:29, Tiglath-pileser
  2. 1 Chronicles 5:10 Lit lived in
  3. 1 Chronicles 5:10 Lit face of the east
  4. 1 Chronicles 5:16 Lit goings out
  5. 1 Chronicles 5:21 Lit souls of mankind
  6. 1 Chronicles 5:26 In 2 Kin 15:29, Tiglath-pileser

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