1 Chronicles 3

1 Chronicles 3

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1 These were the sons who were born to David in Hebron: The oldest was Amnon, whose mother was Ahinoam of Jezreel. The second was Kileab,* whose mother was Abigail from Carmel.1

2 The third was Absalom, whose mother was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. The fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith.

3 The fifth was Shephatiah, whose mother was Abital. The sixth was Ithream, whose mother was Eglah.

4 These six sons were born to David in Hebron, where he reigned seven and a half years. Then David moved the capital to Jerusalem, where he reigned another thirty-three years.

5 The sons born to David in Jerusalem included Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. Bathsheba,* the daughter of Ammiel, was the mother of these sons.2

6 David also had nine other sons: Ibhar, Elishua,* Elpelet,*3

7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,

8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet.

9 These were the sons of David, not including the sons of his concubines. David also had a daughter named Tamar.

10 The descendants of Solomon were Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat,

11 Jehoram,* Ahaziah, Joash,4

12 Amaziah, Uzziah,* Jotham,5

13 Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh,

14 Amon, and Josiah.

15 The sons of Josiah were Johanan (the oldest), Jehoiakim (the second), Zedekiah (the third), and Jehoahaz* (the fourth).6

16 Jehoiakim was succeeded by his son Jehoiachin; he, in turn, was succeeded by his uncle Zedekiah.*7

17 The sons of Jehoiachin,* who was taken prisoner by the Babylonians, were Shealtiel,8

18 Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.

19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah. He also had a daughter named Shelomith.

20 His five other sons were Hashubah, Ohel, Berekiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed.

21 The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah. Jeshaiah's son was Rephaiah. Rephaiah's son was Arnan. Arnan's son was Obadiah. Obadiah's son was Shecaniah.

22 Shecaniah's descendants were Shemaiah and his sons, Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat--six in all.

23 The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam--three in all.

24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani--seven in all.

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1: As in parallel text at 2 Sam 3:3; Hebrew reads Daniel.

2: Hebrew Bathshua, a variant name for Bathsheba.

3: As in some Hebrew and Greek manuscripts (see also 14:5-7 and 2 Sam 5:15); most Hebrew manuscripts read Elishama.

4: Hebrew Joram, a variant name for Jehoram.

5: Hebrew Azariah, a variant name for Uzziah.

6: Hebrew Shallum, another name for Jehoahaz.

7: �20Hebrew The descendants of Jehoiakim were his son Jeconiah [a variant name for Jehoiachin] and his son Zedekiah.

8: Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant name for Jehoiachin.

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

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