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38 The descendants of Benjamin by their clans were: through Bela, the clan of the Belaites; through Ashbel, the clan of the Ashbelites; through Ahiram, the clan of the Ahiramites;

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38 The descendants of Benjamin(A) by their clans were:

through Bela, the Belaite clan;

through Ashbel, the Ashbelite clan;

through Ahiram, the Ahiramite clan;

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Benjamin. The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three.(A)

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Three sons of Benjamin:(A)

Bela, Beker and Jediael.

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Chapter 8

Benjamin. [a]Benjamin became the father of Bela, his firstborn, Ashbel, the second son, Aharah, the third,(A) Nohah, the fourth, and Rapha, the fifth. The sons of Bela were Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud. The sons of Ehud were Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,(B)

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  1. 8:1–40 A second, variant list (cf. 7:6–11) of the Benjaminites, highlighting the family of Saul (vv. 33–40).

The Genealogy of Saul the Benjamite(A)

Benjamin(B) was the father of Bela his firstborn,

Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third,

Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth.

The sons of Bela were:

Addar,(C) Gera, Abihud,[a] Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,(D)

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  1. 1 Chronicles 8:3 Or Gera the father of Ehud