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1 Chronicles 2:1-15

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Israel’s Descendants

2:1 These were the sons of Israel: 1 

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah;

Issachar and Zebulun;

2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin;

Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

Judah’s Descendants

2:3 The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by Bathshua, 2  a Canaanite woman. Er, Judah’s firstborn, displeased the Lord, so the Lord killed him. 3 

2:4 Tamar, Judah’s 4  daughter-in-law, bore to him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

2:5 The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.

2:6 The sons of Zerah:

Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, Dara 5  – five in all.

2:7 The son 6  of Carmi:

Achan, 7  who brought the disaster on Israel when he stole what was devoted to God. 8 

2:8 The son 9  of Ethan:

Azariah.

2:9 The sons born to Hezron:

Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb. 10 

Ram’s Descendants

2:10 Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, the tribal chief of Judah. 2:11 Nahshon was the father of Salma, 11  and Salma was the father of Boaz. 2:12 Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse.

2:13 Jesse was the father of Eliab, his firstborn; Abinadab was born second, Shimea third, 2:14 Nethanel fourth, Raddai fifth, 2:15 Ozem sixth, David seventh.

1 tn The groupings in the list that follows, as well as the conjunctions (vav-consecutives in Hebrew), reflect those of the Hebrew text.

2 tn The name means “daughter of Shua.” Shua is identified in Gen 38:2 as a “Canaanite man.”

3 tn Heb “was evil in the eyes of the Lord, so he [i.e., the Lord] killed him [i.e., Er].”

4 tn Heb “his”; the referent (Judah) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 tc Many medieval Hebrew mss, some LXX mss, and Syriac read “Darda” (see 1 Kgs 4:31 ET = 1 Kgs 5:11 HT).

6 tn Heb “sons.” The Hebrew text has the plural, but only one son is listed.

7 tc The Hebrew text has “Achar,” which means “disaster,” but a few medieval Hebrew mss read “Achan.” See Josh 7:1.

8 tn Heb “the troubler of Israel who was unfaithful with respect to the devoted [things].”

9 tn Heb “sons.” The Hebrew text has the plural, but only one son is listed.

10 tn The Hebrew text has “Celubai,” but see v. 18, where Caleb is described as the son of Hezron.

11 tc The LXX reads “Salmon” (cf. Ruth 4:21) and is followed by some English versions (e.g., NIV, NCV, TEV, NLT).



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