1 Chronicles 2:1-55, NLT
1 Chronicles 2
Descendants of Israel
1The sons of Israel*2:1 Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob. were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
Descendants of Judah
3Judah had three sons from Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Their names were Er, Onan, and Shelah. But the Lord saw that the oldest son, Er, was a wicked man, so he killed him.
5The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
6The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda*2:6 As in many Hebrew manuscripts, some Greek manuscripts, and Syriac version (see also 1 Kgs 4:31); Hebrew reads Dara.—five in all.
7The son of Carmi (a descendant of Zimri) was Achan,*2:7a Hebrew Achar; compare Josh 7:1. Achar means “disaster.” who brought disaster on Israel by taking plunder that had been set apart for the Lord.*2:7b The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
8The son of Ethan was Azariah.
From Judah’s Grandson Hezron to David
9The sons of Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.*2:9 Hebrew Kelubai, a variant spelling of Caleb; compare 2:18.
10Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, a leader of Judah.
11Nahshon was the father of Salmon.*2:11 As in Greek version (see also Ruth 4:20); Hebrew reads Salma.
Salmon was the father of Boaz.
12Boaz was the father of Obed.
Obed was the father of Jesse.
13Jesse’s first son was Eliab, his second was Abinadab, his third was Shimea,
16Their sisters were named Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah had three sons named Abishai, Joab, and Asahel.
Other Descendants of Hezron
18Hezron’s son Caleb had sons from his wife Azubah and from Jerioth.*2:18 Or Caleb had a daughter named Jerioth from his wife, Azubah. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. Her sons were named Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
21When Hezron was sixty years old, he married Gilead’s sister, the daughter of Makir. They had a son named Segub.
24Soon after Hezron died in the town of Caleb-ephrathah, his wife Abijah gave birth to a son named Ashhur (the father of*2:24 Or the founder of; also in 2:42, 45, 49. Tekoa).
Descendants of Hezron’s Son Jerahmeel
25The sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram (the firstborn), Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.
27The sons of Ram, the oldest son of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada.
The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29The sons of Abishur and his wife Abihail were Ahban and Molid.
30The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children,
32The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother, were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children,
These were all descendants of Jerahmeel.
34Sheshan had no sons, though he did have daughters. He also had an Egyptian servant named Jarha.
36Attai was the father of Nathan.
Nathan was the father of Zabad.
37Zabad was the father of Ephlal.
Ephlal was the father of Obed.
38Obed was the father of Jehu.
Jehu was the father of Azariah.
39Azariah was the father of Helez.
Helez was the father of Eleasah.
40Eleasah was the father of Sismai.
Sismai was the father of Shallum.
41Shallum was the father of Jekamiah.
Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
Descendants of Hezron’s Son Caleb
42The descendants of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, included Mesha (the firstborn), who became the father of Ziph. Caleb’s descendants also included the sons of Mareshah, the father of Hebron.*2:42 Or who founded Hebron. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
43The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
46Caleb’s concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48Another of Caleb’s concubines, Maacah, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah.
50These were all descendants of Caleb.
Descendants of Caleb’s Son Hur
The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Caleb’s wife Ephrathah, were Shobal (the founder of Kiriath-jearim),
52The descendants of Shobal (the founder of Kiriath-jearim) were Haroeh, half the Manahathites,
54The descendants of Salma were the people of Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, the other half of the Manahathites, the Zorites,