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1 Chronicles 1:1-54

1 Chronicles 1:1-54, NLT

1 Chronicles 1

From Adam to Noah’s Sons

1The descendants of Adam were Seth, Enosh,

2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4and Noah.

The sons of Noah were*1:4 As in Greek version (see also Gen 5:3-32); Hebrew lacks The sons of Noah were. Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Descendants of Japheth

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

6The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,*1:6 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also Gen 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts read Diphath. and Togarmah.

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

Descendants of Ham

8The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mizraim,*1:8 Or Egypt; also in 1:11. Put, and Canaan.

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

10Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth.

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

12Pathrusites, Casluhites, and the Caphtorites, from whom the Philistines came.*1:12 Hebrew Casluhites, from whom the Philistines came, Caphtorites. See Jer 47:4; Amos 9:7.

13Canaan’s oldest son was Sidon, the ancestor of the Sidonians. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites,*1:13 Hebrew ancestor of Heth.

14Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16Arvadites, Zemarites, and Hamathites.

Descendants of Shem

17The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aram.

The descendants of Aram were*1:17a As in one Hebrew manuscript and some Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts lack The descendants of Aram were. Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.*1:17b As in parallel text at Gen 10:23; Hebrew reads and Meshech.

18Arphaxad was the father of Shelah.

Shelah was the father of Eber.

19Eber had two sons. The first was named Peleg (which means “division”), for during his lifetime the people of the world were divided into different language groups. His brother’s name was Joktan.

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

21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22Obal,*1:22 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac version (see also Gen 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts read Ebal. Abimael, Sheba, 23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were descendants of Joktan.

24So this is the family line descended from Shem: Arphaxad, Shelah,*1:24 Some Greek manuscripts read Arphaxad, Cainan, Shelah. See notes on Gen 10:24; 11:12-13.

25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27and Abram, later known as Abraham.

Descendants of Abraham

28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.

29These are their genealogical records:

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

30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

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

The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.

33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah.

All these were descendants of Abraham through his concubine Keturah.

Descendants of Isaac

34Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.*1:34 Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob.

Descendants of Esau

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

36The descendants of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho,*1:36a As in many Hebrew manuscripts and a few Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:11); most Hebrew manuscripts read Zephi. Gatam, Kenaz, and Amalek, who was born to Timna.*1:36b As in some Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:12); Hebrew reads Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.

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

Original Peoples of Edom

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

39The descendants of Lotan were Hori and Hemam.*1:39 As in parallel text at Gen 36:22; Hebrew reads and Homam. Lotan’s sister was named Timna.

40The descendants of Shobal were Alvan,*1:40a As in many Hebrew manuscripts and a few Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts read Alian. Manahath, Ebal, Shepho,*1:40b As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Gen 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts read Shephi. and Onam.

The descendants of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah.

41The son of Anah was Dishon.

The descendants of Dishon were Hemdan,*1:41 As in many Hebrew manuscripts and some Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:26); most Hebrew manuscripts read Hamran. Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.

42The descendants of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.*1:42a As in many Hebrew and Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 36:27); most Hebrew manuscripts read Jaakan.

The descendants of Dishan*1:42b Hebrew Dishon; compare 1:38 and parallel text at Gen 36:28. were Uz and Aran.

Rulers of Edom

43These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites*1:43 Or before an Israelite king ruled over them.:

Bela son of Beor, who ruled from his city of Dinhabah.

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

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

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

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

48When Samlah died, Shaul from the city of Rehoboth-on-the-River became king in his place.

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

50When Baal-hanan died, Hadad became king in his place and ruled from the city of Pau.*1:50 As in many Hebrew manuscripts, some Greek manuscripts, Syriac version, and Latin Vulgate (see also Gen 36:39); most Hebrew manuscripts read Pai. His wife was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred and granddaughter of Me-zahab.

51Then Hadad died.

The clan leaders of Edom were Timna, Alvah,*1:51 As in an alternate reading of the Masoretic Text (see also Gen 36:40); the other alternate reads Aliah. Jetheth,

52Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54Magdiel, and Iram. These are the clan leaders of Edom.