The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 7:1–40

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And of the sons of Issachar: Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.

And as to the sons of Issachar, they were Thola, and Phua, and Jasub, and Semeron, four.

NOW the sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Shob, and Shimron, four.

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And the sons of Tola: Uzzi and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their fathers' houses, mighty men of valour according to their generations, even of Tola; their number in the days of David was two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

The sons of Tola: Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Ibsam, and Shemuel, leaders according to the houses of their kindred. From the stock of Tola, there were numbered, in the days of David, twenty-two thousand six hundred very strong men.

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And the sons of Uzzi: Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah: Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Isshiah, five; all of them chief men.

And the sons of Ozi; Jezraia: and the sons of Jezraia; Michael, Abdiu, and Joel, and Jesia, five, all rulers.

The sons of Uzzi: Izrahiah, from whom were born: Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, and Isshiah; all five were leaders.

And with them, by their generations, after their fathers' houses, were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

And with them, according to their generations, according to the houses of their families, were men mighty to set armies in array for war, thirty and six thousand, for they had multiplied their wives and children.

And with them, by their families and peoples, there were thirty-six thousand very strong men, girded for battle. And they had many wives and children.

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And their brethren among all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valour, reckoned in all by genealogy, were fourscore and seven thousand.

Also, their brothers, throughout all the kindred of Issachar, were numbered as eighty-seven thousand, very fit for battle.

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The sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

These are the names of the sons of Benjamin: Bela, Akbar, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ahai, Arosh, Maphai, Hitim, and Adar.

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And the sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers' houses, mighty men of valour; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

And the sons of Bale; Esebon, and Ozi, and Oziel, and Jerimuth, and Uri, five; heads of houses of families, mighty men; and their number was twenty and two thousand and thirty-four.

The sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth and Iri, five leaders of families, also very fit for battle; and their number was twenty-two thousand thirty-four.

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And the sons of Becher: Zemirah, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jeremoth, and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher.

And the sons of Akbar: Zemora, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jermoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alamoth. All these were the sons of Akbar.

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And they were reckoned by genealogy, after their generations, heads of their fathers' houses, mighty men of valour, twenty thousand and two hundred.

And their number according to their generations, (they were chiefs of their fathers’ houses, men of might), was twenty thousand and two hundred.

And they were numbered according to their families, by the leaders of their kindred, very strong in warfare, twenty thousand and two hundred.

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10  And the sons of Jediael: Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan: Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tarshish, and Ahishahar.

10  And the son of Ashcol: Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan: Joash, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.

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11  All these were sons of Jediael, even heads of their fathers' houses, mighty men of valour, seventeen thousand and two hundred, that were able to go forth in the host for war.

11  All these were the sons of Jediel, chiefs of their families, men of might, seventeen thousand and two hundred, going forth to war with might.

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12  Shuppim also, and Huppim, the sons of Ir, Hushim, the son of another.

12  And Sapphin, and Apphin, and the sons of Or, Asom, whose son was Aor.

12  Shaphan, also, and Huphis, the sons of Aod, of the children of Hoshah.

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13  The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

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14  The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, whom his wife bore--his concubine the Aramitess bore Machir the father of Gilead;

14  Also, the son of Manasseh: Asriel. And his concubine, a Syrian, bore Machir, the father of Gilead.

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15  and Machir took a wife of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maacah--and the name of the second was Zelophehad; and Zelophehad had daughters.

15  And Machir took a wife for Apphin and Sapphin, and his sister’s name was Moocha; and the name of the second son was Sapphaad; and to Sapphaad were born daughters.

15  Now Machir took wives for his sons, Huppim and Shuppim. And he had a sister named Maacah; but the name of the second was Zelophehad, and daughters were born to Zelophehad.

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16  And Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.

16  And Maachah also the mother of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh;

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17  And the sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18  And his sister Hammolecheth bore Ish-hod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah.

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19  And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.

19  And Shemirah, Elenon, Shem, and Etham.

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20  And the sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah--and Bered was his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his son, and Tahath his son,

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21  and Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son--and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in the land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

21  and his son was Shuthelah, and his son was Ezer, and also Elead. But the men indigenous to Gath killed them, because they had descended to invade their possessions.

22  And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

22  And so their father, Ephraim, mourned for many days; and his brothers arrived, so that they might console him.

23  And he went in to his wife, and she conceived, and bore a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

23  And he entered to his wife; she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name Beriah, because he rose up during a time of evil for his house.

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24  And his daughter was Sheerah, who built Beth-horon the nether and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah.

24  And his daughter was Saraa, and he was among them that were left, and he built Baethoron the upper and the lower. And the descendants of Ozan were Seera,

24  (And her daughter escaped in lower and upper Beth-horon.)

25  And Rephah was his son, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son;

25  and Raphe his son, Saraph and Thalees his sons, Thaen his son.

25  And all those who escaped were healed by her daughter; for she was a woman physician, and she healed the sick.

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26  Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son;

26  who conceived Ladan. And his son was Ammihud, who conceived Elishama,

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27  Nun his son, Joshua his son.

27  from whom was born Nun, who had Joshua as a son.

27  Of the sons of Nun, the father of Hosea.

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28  And their possessions and habitations were Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Aiah and the towns thereof;

28  And their possession and their dwelling were Baethel and her towns, to the east Noaran, westward Gazer and her towns, and Sychem and her towns, as far as Gaza and her towns.

28  Now their possessions and habitations were: Bethel with her daughters, and toward the east, Naaran, and toward the western region, Gezer and her daughters, as well as Shechem with her daughters, as far as Ayyah with her daughters;

29  and by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and the towns thereof, Taanach and the towns thereof, Megiddo and the towns thereof, Dor and the towns thereof. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

29  And as far as the borders of the sons of Manasse, Baethsaan and her towns, Thanach and her towns, Mageddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In this the children of Joseph the son of Israel dwelt.

29  also, beside the sons of Manasseh, Bethshean and her daughters, Taanach and her daughters, Megiddo and her daughters, Dor and her daughters. In these places, there lived the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel.

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30  The sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

31  And the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

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32  And Heber begot Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.

32  Now Heber conceived Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and their sister Shua.

33  And the sons of Japhlet: Pasach, and Bimhal, and Asvath. These are the children of Japhlet.

33  The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath; these are the sons of Japhlet.

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34  And the sons of Shemer: Ahi, and Rohgah, and Hubbah, and Aram.

35  And the sons of Helem his brother: Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.

36  The sons of Zophah: Suah, and Harnepher, and Shaul, and Beri, and Imrah;

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37  Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilsha, and Ithran, and Beera.

37  and Basan, and Oa, and Sama, and Salisa, and Jethra, and Beera.

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38  And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh, and Pispa, and Ara.

39  And the sons of Ulla: Arah, and Hanniel, and Rizia.

40  All these were the children of Asher, heads of the fathers' houses, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number of them reckoned by genealogy for service in war was twenty and six thousand men.