1 Chronicles 7
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Issachar’s Descendants

1Issachar’s sons:a Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron — four.

2Tola’s sons: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, the heads of their ancestral houses. During David’s reign, 22,600 descendants of Tola were recorded as warriors in their genealogies.b

3Uzzi’s son: Izrahiah.

Izrahiah’s sons: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4Along with them, they had 36,000 troops for battle according to the genealogical records of their ancestral houses, for they had many wives and children. 5Their tribesmen who were warriors belonging to all the families of Issachar totaled 87,000 in their genealogies.

Benjamin’s Descendants

6Threec of Benjamin’s sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

7Bela’s sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri — five. They were warriors and heads of their ancestral houses; 22,034 were listed in their genealogies.

8Becher’s sons: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth; all these were Becher’s sons. 9Their genealogies were recorded according to the heads of their ancestral houses — 20,200 warriors.

10Jediael’s son: Bilhan.

Bilhan’s sons: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11All these sons of Jediael listed by heads of families were warriors; there were 17,200 who could serve in the army. 12Shuppim and Huppim were sons of Ir, and the Hushim were the sons of Aher.

Naphtali’s Descendants

13Naphtali’s sons:d Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum — Bilhah’s sons.

Manasseh’s Descendants

14Manasseh’se sons through his Aramean concubine: Asriel and Machir the father of Gilead. 15Machir took wives from Huppim and Shuppim. The name of his sister was Maacah. Another descendant was named Zelophehad, but he had only daughters.

16Machir’s wife Maacah gave birth to a son, and she named him Peresh. His brother was named Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.

17Ulam’s son: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead son of Machir, son of Manasseh. 18His sister Hammolecheth gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.

19Shemida’s sons: Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Ephraim’s Descendants

20Ephraim’sf sons: Shuthelah, and his son Bered,

his son Tahath, his son Eleadah,

his son Tahath, 21his son Zabad,

his son Shuthelah, also Ezer, and Elead.

The men of Gath, born in the land, killed them because they went down to raid their cattle. 22Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, and his relativesg came to comfort him. 23He slept with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. So he named him Beriah, because there had been misfortune in his home.h 24His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth-horoni and Uzzen-sheerah,

25his son Rephah,j his son Resheph,

his son Telah, his son Tahan,

26his son Ladan, his son Ammihud,

his son Elishama, 27his son Nun,

and his son Joshua.k

28Their holdings and settlements were Bethell and its villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages, 29and along the borders of the sons of Manasseh, Beth-shean and its villages, Taanach and its villages, Megiddo and its villages, and Dor and its villages. The sons of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.

Asher’s Descendants

30Asher’sm sons: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah, with their sister Serah.

31Beriah’s sons: Heber, and Malchiel, who fathered Birzaith.

32Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, and Hotham, with their sister Shua.

33Japhlet’s sons: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were Japhlet’s sons.

34Shemer’s sons: Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.

35His brother Helem’s sons: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.

36Zophah’s sons: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.

38Jether’s sons: Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara.

39Ulla’s sons: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.

40All these were Asher’s sons. They were the heads of their ancestral houses, chosen men, warriors, and chiefs among the leaders. The number of men listed in their genealogies for military service was 26,000.

a. 7:1 Gn 46:13
b. 7:2 2Sm 24:1-9
c. 7:6-12 Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38-41; 1Ch 8
d. 7:13 Gn 46:24-25
e. 7:14-19 Nm 26:29-34
f. 7:20-21a Nm 26:35-36
g. 7:22 Or his brothers
h. 7:23 In Hb, the name Beriah sounds like “in misfortune.”
i. 7:24 Jos 16:3,5
j. 7:25 Probably Ephraim’s son
k. 7:27 Ex 17:9-14; 24:13
l. 7:28 Jos 16:2
m. 7:30-31 Gn 46:17; Nm 26:44-46
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