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1 Chronicles 8 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

Descendants of Benjamin

Benjamin was the father of Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, Ahar′ah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abi′hud, Abishu′a, Na′aman, Aho′ah, Gera, Shephu′phan, and Huram. These are the sons of Ehud (they were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried into exile to Man′ahath): Na′aman,[a] Ahi′jah, and Gera, that is, Heglam,[b] who was the father of Uzza and Ahi′hud. And Shahara′im had sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Ba′ara his wives. He had sons by Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zib′ia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Je′uz, Sachi′a, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ houses. 11 He also had sons by Hushim: Abi′tub and Elpa′al. 12 The sons of Elpa′al: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13 and Beri′ah and Shema (they were heads of fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Ai′jalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath); 14 and Ahi′o, Shashak, and Jer′emoth. 15 Zebadi′ah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beri′ah. 17 Zebadi′ah, Meshul′lam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ish′merai, Izli′ah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpa′al. 19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Eli-e′nai, Zil′le-thai, Eli′el, 21 Ada′iah, Bera′iah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shim′e-i. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Eli′el, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hanani′ah, Elam, Anthothi′jah, 25 Iphde′iah, and Penu′el were the sons of Shashak. 26 Sham′sherai, Shehari′ah, Athali′ah, 27 Ja-areshi′ah, Eli′jah, and Zichri were the sons of Jero′ham. 28 These were the heads of fathers’ houses, according to their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

29 Je-i′el[c] the father of Gibeon dwelt in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Ma′acah. 30 His first-born son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Ba′al, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahi′o, Zecher, 32 and Mikloth (he was the father of Shim′e-ah). Now these also dwelt opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen. 33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Mal′chishu′a, Abin′adab, and Eshba′al; 34 and the son of Jonathan was Mer′ib-ba′al; and Mer′ib-ba′al was the father of Micah. 35 The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tar′e-a, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz was the father of Jeho′addah; and Jeho′addah was the father of Al′emeth, Az′maveth, and Zimri; Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Bin′e-a; Raphah was his son, Ele-a′sah his son, Azel his son. 38 Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azri′kam, Bo′cheru, Ish′mael, She-ari′ah, Obadi′ah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his first-born, Je′ush the second, and Eliph′elet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were men who were mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty. All these were Benjaminites.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 8:7 Heb and Naaman
  2. 1 Chronicles 8:7 Or he carried them into exile
  3. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Compare 9.35: Heb lacks Jeiel
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1 Chronicles 8 New International Version (NIV)

The Genealogy of Saul the Benjamite

Benjamin 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, Gera, Abihud,[a] Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.

These were the descendants of Ehud, who were heads of families of those living in Geba and were deported to Manahath:

Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who deported them and who was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

Sons were born to Shaharaim in Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. By his wife Hodesh he had Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malkam, 10 Jeuz, Sakia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families. 11 By Hushim he had Abitub and Elpaal.

12 The sons of Elpaal:

Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod with its surrounding villages), 13 and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of families of those living in Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath.

14 Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah and Joha were the sons of Beriah.

17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.

19 Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.

22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.

26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah and Zikri were the sons of Jeroham.

28 All these were heads of families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and they lived in Jerusalem.

29 Jeiel[b] the father[c] of Gibeon lived in Gibeon.

His wife’s name was Maakah, 30 and his firstborn son was Abdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[d] Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zeker 32 and Mikloth, who was the father of Shimeah. They too lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.

33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish the father of Saul, and Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal.[e]

34 The son of Jonathan:

Merib-Baal,[f] who was the father of Micah.

35 The sons of Micah:

Pithon, Melek, Tarea and Ahaz.

36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri, and Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son and Azel his son.

38 Azel had six sons, and these were their names:

Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39 The sons of his brother Eshek:

Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second son and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were brave warriors who could handle the bow. They had many sons and grandsons—150 in all.

All these were the descendants of Benjamin.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 8:3 Or Gera the father of Ehud
  2. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 9:35); Hebrew does not have Jeiel.
  3. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Father may mean civic leader or military leader.
  4. 1 Chronicles 8:30 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 9:36); Hebrew does not have Ner.
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:33 Also known as Ish-Bosheth
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:34 Also known as Mephibosheth
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