1 Chronicles 1

1 Chronicles 1

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1 The descendants of Adam were Seth, Enosh,

2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,

3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

4 and Noah. The sons of Noah were* Shem, Ham, and Japheth.1

5 The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.

6 The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,* and Togarmah.2

7 The descendants of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Rodanim.

8 The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim,* Put, and Canaan.3

9 The descendants of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.

10 Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was known across the earth as a heroic warrior.

11 Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,

12 Pathrusites, Casluhites, and the Caphtorites, from whom the Philistines came.*4

13 Canaan's oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,

14 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,

15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,

16 Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites.

17 The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram. The descendants of Aram were* Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.*5

18 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah. Shelah was the father of Eber.

19 Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg--"division"--for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups and dispersed. His brother's name was Joktan.

20 Joktan was the ancestor of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,

21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,

22 Obal,* Abimael, Sheba,6

23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were descendants of Joktan.

24 So this is the family line descended from Shem: Arphaxad, Shelah,*7

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 and Abram, later known as Abraham.

28 The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.

29 The sons of Ishmael were Nebaioth (the oldest), Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

32 The sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.

33 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were sons of Abraham by his concubine Keturah.

34 Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.*8

35 The sons of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho,* Gatam, Kenaz, and Amalek, who was born to Timna.*9

37 The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.

39 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Heman.* Lotan's sister was named Timna.10

40 The sons of Shobal were Alvan,* Manahath, Ebal, Shepho,* and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah.11

41 The son of Anah was Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hemdan,* Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.12

42 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.* The sons of Dishan* were Uz and Aran.13

43 These are the kings who ruled in Edom before there were kings in Israel*: Bela son of Beor, who ruled from his city of Dinhabah.14

44 When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah became king.

45 When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites became king.

46 When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became king and ruled from the city of Avith. He was the one who destroyed the Midianite army in the land of Moab.

47 When Hadad died, Samlah from the city of Masrekah became king.

48 When Samlah died, Shaul from the city of Rehoboth on the Euphrates River* became king.15

49 When Shaul died, Baal-hanan son of Acbor became king.

50 When Baal-hanan died, Hadad became king and ruled from the city of Pau.* His wife was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred and granddaughter of Me-zahab.16

51 Then Hadad died. The clan leaders of Edom were Timna, Alvah,* Jetheth,17

52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,

53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,

54 Magdiel, and Iram. These were the clan leaders of Edom.

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1: As in Greek version (see also Gen 5:3-32); Hebrew lacks The sons of Noah were.

2: As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also Gen 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts read Diphath.

3: Or Egypt; also in 1:11.

4: Hebrew Casluhites, from whom the Philistines came, Caphtorites. See Jer 47:4; Amos 9:7.

5: As in one Hebrew manuscript and some Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts lack The descendants of Aram were.

6: As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac version (see also Gen 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts read Ebal.

7: Some Greek manuscripts read Arphaxad, Cainan, Shelah. See notes on Gen 10:24; 11:12-13.

8: Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob.

9: As in many Hebrew manuscripts and a few Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:11); most Hebrew manuscripts read Zephi.

10: As in parallel text at Gen 36:22; Hebrew reads and Homam.

11: As in many Hebrew manuscripts and a few Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts read Alian.

12: As in many Hebrew manuscripts and some Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:26); most Hebrew manuscripts read Hamran.

13: As in many Hebrew and Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:27); most Hebrew manuscripts read Jaakan.

14: Or before an Israelite king ruled over them.

15: Hebrew the river.

16: As in many Hebrew manuscripts, some Greek manuscripts, Syriac version, and Latin Vulgate (see also Gen 36:39); most Hebrew manuscripts read Pai.

17: As in parallel text at Gen 36:40; Hebrew reads Aliah.

New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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