1 Chronicles 3
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The Descendants of King David

1-4 King David ruled from Hebron for seven years and six months, and during that time he had six sons, who were born in the following order: Amnon, Daniel, Absalom, Adonijah, Shephatiah, and Ithream. Ahinoam from Jezreel was the mother of Amnon; Abigail from Carmel was the mother of Daniel; Maacah daughter of King Talmai of Geshur was the mother of Absalom; Haggith was the mother of Adonijah; Abital was the mother of Shephatiah; and Eglah was the mother of Ithream.

David then ruled from Jerusalem for 33 years, 5 and during that time, he had 13 more sons. His wife Bathsheba+ daughter of Ammiel gave birth to Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. 6-8David's other sons included Ibhar, Elishua,+ Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet. 9David's other wives+ also gave birth to sons. Tamar was his daughter.

The Descendants of King Solomon

10-15Solomon's descendants included the following kings: Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram,+ Ahaziah, Joash, Amaziah, Azariah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Manasseh, Amon, and Josiah and his four sons, Johanan, Jehoiakim, Zedekiah, and Jehoahaz.+ 16Jehoiakim was the father of Jehoiachin and Zedekiah.

17Jehoiachin, who was taken to Babylon as a prisoner, had seven sons: Shealtiel, 18Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19Pedaiah had two sons: Zerubbabel and Shimei. Zerubbabel was the father of Meshullam, Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister. 20He also had five other sons: Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushabhesed. 21Hananiah's descendants were Pelatiah, Jeshaiah, Rephaiah, Arnan, Obadiah, and Shecaniah,+ 22the father of Shemaiah and the grandfather of Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat. 23Neariah was the father of Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam. 24Elioenai was the father of Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani.


3.5 Bathsheba: Two ancient translations (see also 2 Samuel 11); Hebrew “Bathshua.”
3.6-8 Elishua: Some Hebrew manuscripts and some manuscripts of one ancient translation (see also 2 Samuel 5.14,15); most Hebrew manuscripts “Elishama.”
3.9 other wives: See the note at 2.46.
3.10-15 Jehoram: The Hebrew text has “Joram,” another spelling of the name.
3.10-15 Jehoahaz: The Hebrew text has “Shallum,” probably another name for Jehoahaz (see also 2 Kings 23.30).
3.21 Shecaniah: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 21.

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