Genealogy from Adam to Christ


Taken from 1 Chronicles and Matthew 1: 1 -17



1 Chronicles 1 Modern English Version (MEV)



The Generations From Adam to Abraham

1 Adam,

Seth, Enosh;

2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared;

3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech;


4 Noah,


Shem, Ham, and Japheth.





17 The sons of Shem were


Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram,


Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshek.


18 Arphaxad became the father of Shelah,


and Shelah became the father of Eber.


19 Two sons were born to Eber:


The name of one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and the name of his brother was Joktan.


20 Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, and Diklah, 22 Ebal, Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.


24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,


25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,


26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,


27 and Abram, who is Abraham.


The Generations of Abraham

28 The sons of Abraham were


Isaac and Ishmael.


Descendants of Hagar

29 These are their generations:


The firstborn of Ishmael was Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.


Descendants of Keturah

32 The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine:


She bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.


The sons of Jokshan were


Sheba and Dedan.


33 The sons of Midian were


Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida, and Eldaah.


All these were the sons of Keturah.


Descendants of Sarah

34 Abraham also became the father of Isaac.


The sons of Isaac were


Esau and Israel.


35 The sons of Esau were


Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.


36 The sons of Eliphaz were


Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.


37 The sons of Reuel were


Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.


Descendants of Esau in Edom

38 The sons of Seir were


Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.


39 The sons of Lotan were


Hori and Homam; the sister of Lotan was Timna.


40 The sons of Shobal were


Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.


The sons of Zibeon were


Aiah and Anah.


41 The son of Anah was




The sons of Dishon were


Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Keran.


42 The sons of Ezer were


Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan.


The sons of Dishan were


Uz and Aran.


43 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel:


Bela the son of Beor (the name of his city was Dinhabah).


44 When Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah from Bozrah reigned in his place.


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


46 When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, the one who struck Midian in the open field of Moab, reigned in his place (the name of his city was Avith).


47 When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah reigned in his place.


48 When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the River reigned in his place.


49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Akbor reigned in his place.


50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad reigned in his place (the name of his city was Pai, and the name of his wife was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab). 51 Then Hadad died.


The tribal chiefs of Edom were


Chief Timnah, Chief Alvah, Chief Jetheth, 52 Chief Oholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon, 53 Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar, 54 Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.

1 Chronicles 2 Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Israel

2 These are the sons of Israel:


Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.


From Judah to David

3 The sons of Judah were


Er, Onan, and Shelah: These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. Now Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the Lord, and He put him to death. 4 Then Tamar his daughter-in-law bore Perez and Zerah for him. In all, Judah had five sons.


5 The sons of Perez were


Hezron and Hamul.


6 The sons of Zerah were


Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, and Dara, five of them in all.


7 The sons of Karmi were


Achar, the troubler of Israel, who acted unfaithfully in regard to the ban.


8 The son of Ethan was




9 Now the sons of Hezron, who were born to him, were


Jerahmeel, Ram, and Kelubai.


Sons of Ram

10 Ram became the father of


Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, a leader of the sons of Judah. 11 Nahshon became the father of Salma, and Salma became the father of Boaz. 12 Boaz became the father of Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse.


13 Now Jesse became the father of


his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third, 14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh; 16 their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three in all. 17 Abigail bore Amasa: the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.


Sons of Caleb

18 Caleb the son of Hezron had children with his wife Azubah and with Jerioth. These are her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 Now Azubah died, and Caleb took Ephrath as a wife. She bore Hur for him. 20 Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.


21 Afterward Hezron had relations with the daughter of Makir, the father of Gilead, whom he took as a wife when he was sixty years old, and she bore Segub for him. 22 Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 He took Geshur and Aram, the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.


24 After the death of Hezron in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abijah bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.


Sons of Jerahmeel

25 Now the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were


Ram the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel also had another wife. Her name was Atarah, and she was the mother of Onam.


27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were


Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.


28 The sons of Onam were


Shammai and Jada.


And the sons of Shammai were


Nadab and Abishur.


29 The name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail. She bore him Ahban and Molid.


30 The sons of Nadab were


Seled and Appaim, but Seled died without children.


31 The son of Appaim was


Ishi. The son of Ishi was Sheshan,


and the son of Sheshan was Ahlai.


32 The sons of Jada the brother of Shammai were


Jether and Jonathan, but Jether died without children.


33 The sons of Jonathan were


Peleth and Zaza.


These were the sons of Jerahmeel.


34 Now Sheshan had no children except daughters,


but he did have a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave one of his daughters to Jarha his servant as a wife, and she bore him Attai.


36 Attai became the father of Nathan,


and Nathan became the father of Zabad.


37 Zabad became the father of Ephlal,


and Ephlal became the father of Obed.


38 Obed became the father of Jehu,


and Jehu became the father of Azariah.


39 Azariah became the father of Helez,


and Helez became the father of Eleasah.


40 Eleasah became the father of Sismai,


and Sismai became the father of Shallum.


41 Shallum became the father of Jekamiah,


and Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.


Caleb’s Clans

42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were


Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.


43 The sons of Hebron were


Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44 Shema became the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam, and Rekem became the father of Shammai. 45 The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.


46 Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez, and Haran became the father of Gazez.


47 The sons of Jahdai were


Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.


48 Maakah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Makbenah, and the father of Gibea. The daughter of Caleb was Aksah.


50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah:


Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim, 51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.


52 Now sons were born to Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim:


Haroeh and half of the Manahathites. 53 The families of Kiriath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites went forth.


54 The sons of Salma were


Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites. 55 The families of the scribes who lived at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rekab.

1 Chronicles 3 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Generations of David

3 Now these were the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron:


The firstborn was Amnon by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;


the second, Daniel by Abigail the Carmelitess;


2 the third was Absalom the son of Maakah, the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur;


the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;


3 the fifth, Shephatiah by Abital;


the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.


4 Six sons were born to him in Hebron, and he reigned there seven years and six months.


He also reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 5 Now these were born to him in Jerusalem:


Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, four sons by Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel; 6 then Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, 7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine. 9 These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.


The Kings of Judah

10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam;


Abijah was his son,


Asa his son,


Jehoshaphat his son,


11 Joram[a] his son,


Ahaziah his son,


Joash his son,


12 Amaziah his son,


Azariah his son,


Jotham his son,


13 Ahaz his son,


Hezekiah his son,


Manasseh his son,


14 Amon his son,


and Josiah his son.


15 The sons of Josiah were


the firstborn Johanan,


the second Jehoiakim,


the third Zedekiah,


and the fourth Shallum.


16 The sons of Jehoiakim were


Jeconiah his son


and Zedekiah his son.


The Post-Exilic Royal Line

17 The sons of Jeconiah were Assir,


Shealtiel his son, 18 Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.


19 The sons of Pedaiah were


Zerubbabel and Shimei,


and the sons of Zerubbabel were


Meshullam and Hananiah,


and Shelomith was their sister;


20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berekiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-Hesed, five.


21 The sons of Hananiah were


Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, and the sons of Shekaniah.


22 The sons of Shekaniah were


Shemaiah and the sons of Shemaiah:


Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat, six in all.


23 The sons of Neariah were


Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam, three in all.


24 The sons of Elioenai were


Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven in all.

1 Chronicles 4 Modern English Version (MEV)

Other Sons of Judah

4 The sons of Judah were


Perez, Hezron, Karmi, Hur, and Shobal.


2 Reaiah the son of Shobal became the father of Jahath, and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.


3 These were the sons of the father of Etam:


Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. The name of their sister was Hazzelelponi. 4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah.


These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.


5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives: Helah and Naarah.


6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.


7 The sons of Helah were


Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan. 8 Koz became the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.


9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in hardship.” 10 Then Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh, that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my territory, that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that it may not bring me hardship!” So God granted what he asked.


11 Kelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 Eshton became the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash. These were the men of Rekah.


13 The sons of Kenaz were


Othniel and Seraiah,


and the sons of Othniel were


Hathath and Meonothai. 14 Meonothai became the father of Ophrah,


and Seraiah became the father of Joab,


the father of Ge Harashim, for they were craftsmen.


15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were


Iru, Elah, and Naam,


and the son of Elah was




16 The sons of Jehallelel were


Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.


17 The sons of Ezrah were


Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon, and Mered’s wife bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 His Judean wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. So these were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.


19 The sons of his wife Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were


the father of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maakathite.


20 The sons of Shimon were


Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon.


And the sons of Ishi were


Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.


21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were


Er the father of Lekah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, the families of the house of workers of fine linen at Beth Ashbea; 22 Jokim, the men of Kozeba, Joash, Saraph, who was lord in Moab, and Jashubi Lehem (these records are ancient). 23 They were the potters, those dwelling at Netaim and Gederah (they dwelt there with the king for his work).


Sons of Simeon

24 The sons of Simeon were


Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul,


25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.


26 The sons of Mishma were


Hammuel his son, Zakkur his son, and Shimei his son.


27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family multiply as much as the sons of Judah. 28 Now they dwelt in Beersheba, Moladah, and Hazar Shual 29 as well as in Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan, five cities in all, 33 and all the villages that were around these cities as far as Baal. Such are their inhabited cities, and those registered to them were 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah; 35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah; 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.


38 These mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly. 39 They went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was wide, quiet, and peaceful; for former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.


41 In the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, those written by name came and attacked their tents, along with the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them until this day. Then they dwelt there in their place because there was pasture for their flocks there. 42 Now some of them, namely five hundred men from the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their captains. 43 Then they struck down the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. So they have dwelt there until this day.


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1 Chronicles 3:11 Jehoram in 2Ki 1:17; 8:16.


1 Chronicles 5 Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Reuben

5 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but since he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2 though Judah prevailed over his brothers and a ruler came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), 3 the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were


Hanok, Pallu, Hezron, and Karmi.


4 The sons of Joel were


Shemaiah his son, Gog his son,


Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son,


Reaiah his son, Baal his son,


6 and Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser the king of Assyria led into exile. He was a leader of the Reubenites.


7 His brothers according to their families by the registration of their generations were


Jeiel, the first, and Zechariah; 8 Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 And he dwelt toward the east as far as the entrance to the wilderness from the Euphrates, for their cattle were abundant in the land of Gilead.


10 Now in the days of Saul, they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, and they dwelt in their tents over all the eastern plains of Gilead.


Sons of Gad

11 The sons of Gad dwelt opposite them in the land of Bashan as far as Salekah.


12 Joel was the first, Shapham the second, with Janai and Shaphat in Bashan.


13 Their brothers of their father’s house were


Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jakan, Zia, and Eber, seven in all.


14 These are the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;


15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was the head of their father’s house.


16 They dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the outlands of Sharon to the edge of their borders.


17 All of them were registered by genealogy in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.


18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh numbered forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with a bow, and who were skillful in battle, who went to war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, namely Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were delivered into their hand, for they cried to God in the battle, and He heard their prayer because they trusted in Him. 21 They captured their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand donkeys, and one hundred thousand men. 22 So many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their place until the exile.


The Half-Tribe of Manasseh

23 The children of the half-tribe of Manasseh also dwelt in the land. They increased from Bashan as far as Baal Hermon and Senir, even to Mount Hermon.


24 These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, men of reputation, and heads of their fathers’ houses. 25 They were unfaithful to the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had wiped out before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul the king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and he led the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into exile and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the river of Gozan to this day.


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1 Chronicles 6 Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Levi

6 The sons of Levi were


Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.


2 The sons of Kohath were


Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.


3 The children of Amram were


Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.


The sons of Aaron were


Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.


4 Eleazar became the father of Phinehas, Phinehas the father of Abishua,


5 Abishua the father of Bukki, and Bukki the father of Uzzi.


6 Uzzi became the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah the father of Meraioth.


7 Meraioth became the father of Amariah, and Amariah father of Ahitub.


8 Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok father of Ahimaaz.


9 Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah, and Azariah father of Johanan.


10 Johanan became the father of Azariah (he was the one who ministered as a priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem).


11 Azariah became the father of Amariah, and Amariah the father of Ahitub.


12 Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Shallum.


13 Shallum became the father of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah the father of Azariah.


14 Azariah became the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah of Jehozadak.


15 Jehozadak went into exile when the Lord led Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.


16 The sons of Levi were


Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.


17 These are the names of the sons of Gershom:


Libni and Shimei.


18 The sons of Kohath were


Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.


19 The sons of Merari were


Mahli and Mushi.


Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.


20 Of Gershom were


Libni his son, Jahath his son,


Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son,


Iddo his son, Zerah his son,


and Jeatherai his son.


22 The sons of Kohath were


Amminadab his son, Korah his son,


Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son,


Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,


24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son,


Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.


25 The sons of Elkanah were


Amasai and Ahimoth.


26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were Zophai his son,


Nahath his son, 27 Eliab his son,


Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son.


28 The sons of Samuel were


the firstborn Joel and Abijah.


29 The sons of Merari were


Mahli, Libni his son,


Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,


30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son,


and Asaiah his son.


The Temple Musicians

31 These are the ones whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark rested there. 32 Now they were ministering before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting with singing until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they were arranged by their order according to their service.


33 These are the ones standing in order with their sons.


Of the sons of the Kohathites were


Heman the singer,


the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,


34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,


the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,


35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah,


the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,


36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel,


the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,


37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir,


the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,


38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath,


the son of Levi, the son of Israel.


39 His brother Asaph, the one standing at his right hand, was


Asaph the son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea,


40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah,


the son of Malkijah, 41 the son of Ethni,


the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,


42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah,


the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath,


the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.


44 Of the sons of Merari, their brothers, standing on the left hand was


Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi,


the son of Malluk, 45 the son of Hashabiah,


the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,


46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani,


the son of Shemer, 47 the son of Mahli,


the son of Mushi, the son of Merari,


the son of Levi.


48 Their brothers the Levites also were appointed for all kinds of service to the tabernacle of the house of God. 49 But Aaron and his sons were making sacrifices on the altar of the burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.


50 Now these are the sons of Aaron:


Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son,


Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son,


Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,


52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son,


Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son,


and Ahimaaz his son.


54 And these are their dwelling places according to their walled settlements in their territory, for they were given to them, namely to the sons of Aaron and to the families of the Kohathites, by lot.


55 They gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and its surrounding outlands. 56 But the open fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.


57 To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah with the cities of refuge: Hebron and Libnah with its outlands, Jattir and Eshtemoa with their outlands, 58 Hilen with its outlands, Debir with its outlands, 59 Ashan with its outlands, and Beth Shemesh with its outlands. 60 From the tribe of Benjamin, they gave Geba with its outlands, Alemeth with its outlands, and Anathoth with its outlands.


All their cities throughout their families were thirteen.


61 To the sons of Kohath, those remaining from the family of that tribe, they gave ten cities by lot from half the tribe of Manasseh.


62 To the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities in all.


63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave by lot from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities in all.


64 Thus, the sons of Israel gave cities with their outlands to the Levites. 65 They gave by lot from the tribe of the sons of Judah, and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and from the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.


66 Then some from the families of the sons of Kohath received cities for their territory from the tribe of Ephraim.


67 They gave to them with the cities of refuge: Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim with its outlands, Gezer with its outlands, 68 Jokmeam with its outlands, Beth Horon with its outlands, 69 Aijalon with its outlands, and Gath Rimmon with its outlands.


70 Also the half-tribe of Manasseh gave Aner with its outlands and Bileam with its outlands for the remaining family of the sons of Kohath.


71 To the sons of Gershom, the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh gave Golan in Bashan with its outlands and Ashtaroth with its outlands.


72 From the tribe of Issachar, they received Kedesh with its outlands, Daberath with its outlands, 73 Ramoth with its outlands, and Anem with its outlands.


74 From the tribe of Asher, they received Mashal with its outlands, Abdon with its outlands, 75 Hukok with its outlands, and Rehob with its outlands.


76 From the tribe of Naphtali, they received Kedesh in Galilee with its outlands, Hammon with its outlands, and Kiriathaim with its outlands.


77 To the remaining sons of Merari, the tribe of Zebulun gave Rimmono with its outlands and Tabor with its outlands.


78 Then on the other side of the Jordan opposite Jericho, to the east of the Jordan, from the tribe of Reuben they were given Bezer in the wilderness with its outlands, Jahzah with its outlands, 79 Kedemoth with its outlands, and Mephaath with its outlands.


80 And from the tribe of Gad, they received Ramoth in Gilead with its outlands, Mahanaim with its outlands, 81 Heshbon with its outlands, and Jazer with its outlands.

1 Chronicles 7 Modern English Version (MEV)

Sons of Issachar

7 Now the sons of Issachar were


Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four in all.


2 The sons of Tola were


Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel. They were heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations. Their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred.


3 The son of Uzzi was




and the sons of Izrahiah were


Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah, five chiefs in all. 4 With them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were thirty-six thousand troops of war, battle-ready, for they had many wives and sons.


5 Now their brothers from all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, in all eighty-seven thousand registered by genealogy.


Sons of Benjamin

6 Benjamin had


Bela, Beker, and Jediael, three sons in all.


7 The sons of Bela were five:


Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, and registered by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty four in number.


8 The sons of Beker were


Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Beker. 9 Now their registration according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, was twenty thousand two hundred.


10 The son of Jediael was




along with the sons of Bilhan:


Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, numbering seventeen thousand two hundred soldiers, ready to go out to war for battle.


12 And the Shuppites and Huppites were the sons of Ir; the Hushites the sons of Aher.


Sons of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were


Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum, descendants of Bilhah.


Sons of Manasseh

14 The sons of Manasseh were


Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore. She also bore Makir the father of Gilead. 15 Now Makir took a wife for Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister’s name was Maakah.


The name of the second was Zelophehad, and Zelophehad had daughters.


16 Maakah the wife of Makir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. His brother’s name was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.


17 The son of Ulam was




These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. 18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.


19 The sons of Shemida were


Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.


Sons of Ephraim

20 The sons of Ephraim were


Shuthelah, Bered his son,


Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,


Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son,


Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath born in that land killed because they came down to take their livestock. 22 Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him. 23 Then he went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, so he called his name Beriah, because evil had been in his house 24 (his daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah).


25 Rephah was also his son, as were Resheph,


Telah his son, Tahan his son,


26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son,


Elishama his son, 27 Nun his son,


and Joshua his son.


28 Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns; 29 also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth Shan and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.


Sons of Asher

30 Now the children of Asher were


Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.


31 The sons of Beriah were


Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith.


32 Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.


33 The sons of Japhlet were


Pasak, Bimhal, and Ashvath.


These were the children of Japhlet.


34 The sons of Shomer were


Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.


35 The sons of his brother Helem were


Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.


36 The sons of Zophah were


Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.


38 The sons of Jether were


Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.


39 The sons of Ulla were


Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.


40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, and heads of the leaders. They were registered by their genealogy among the army fit for war. Their number was twenty-six thousand men.


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1 Chronicles 8 Modern English Version (MEV)

The Generations of Benjamin

8 Now Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn,


Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,


2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.


3 The sons of Bela were


Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.


6 These are the sons of Ehud, who were the heads of the fathers’ houses to those dwelling in Geba, and who exiled them to Manahath.


7 So he exiled Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera and then became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.


8 Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away his wives Hushim and Baara. 9 He had sons with his wife Hodesh, namely Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malkam, 10 Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of the fathers’ houses. 11 He also had sons by Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.


12 The sons of Elpaal were


Eber, Misham, Shemed (he built Ono and Lod with its towns), 13 Beriah, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers’ houses to those dwelling in Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath,


14 as well as Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah.


17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.


19 Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.


22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.


26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zikri were the sons of Jeroham.


28 These were heads of the fathers’ houses according to their generations, chief men who dwelt in Jerusalem.


29 The father of Gibeon dwelt in Gibeon,


and Maakah was his wife’s name. 30 His firstborn son was Abdon, along with Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, and Zeker. 32 Mikloth also became the father of Shimeah. Now these also dwelt in Jerusalem with their own families near their brothers.


33 Ner became the father of Kish; Kish the father of Saul; Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.


34 Jonathan’s son was


Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal became the father of Micah.


35 The sons of Micah were


Pithon, Melek, Tarea, and Ahaz.


36 Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza, 37 and Moza became the father of Binea. Now Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.


38 Azel had six sons, and their names were


Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.


39 The sons of his brother Eshek were


Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, even archers, and had many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty in all.


These were all the sons of Benjamin.