1 Chronicles 7
Issachar’s Children
1Issachar had four sons. Their names were Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron.
2Tola’s sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were leaders of their families. In the family history of Tola’s descendants, 22,600 men were listed as fighting men. This was during the time David was king.
3Uzzi’s son was Izrahiah.
Izrahiah’s sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All five of them were leaders. 4Their family history shows they had 36,000 men ready to serve in the army. This was because they had many women and children.
5The records of the family groups of Issachar show there were 87,000 fighting men.
Benjamin’s Children
6Benjamin had three sons. Their names were Bela, Beker and Jediael.
7Bela had five sons. Their names were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were leaders of their families. Their family history shows they had 22,034 fighting men.
8Beker’s sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. They all were Beker’s sons. 9Their family history listed the family leaders and 20,200 fighting men.
10Jediael’s son was Bilhan.
Bilhan’s sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11All these sons of Jediael were leaders of their families. They had 17,200 fighting men ready to serve in the army.
12The Shuppites and Huppites were descendants of Ir. And the Hushites were descendants of Aher.
Naphtali’s Children
13Naphtali’s sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. They were Bilhah’s grandsons.
Manasseh’s Children
14These are Manasseh’s descendants: Manasseh had an Aramean slave woman. She was the mother of Asriel and Makir. Makir was Gilead’s father. 15Makir took a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister was named Maacah. His second son was named Zelophehad. Zelophehad had only daughters. 16Makir’s wife Maacah had a son whom she named Peresh. Peresh’s brother was named Sheresh. Sheresh’s sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17Ulam’s son was Bedan.
These were the sons of Gilead. Gilead was Makir’s son. Makir was Manasseh’s son. 18Makir’s sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah.
19The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.
Ephraim’s Children
20These are the names of Ephraim’s descendants. Ephraim’s son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah’s son was Bered. Bered’s son was Tahath. Tahath’s son was Eleadah. Eleadah’s son was Tahath. 21Tahath’s son was Zabad. Zabad’s son was Shuthelah.
Ezer and Elead went to Gath to steal the people’s cows and sheep. So some men who grew up in that city killed Ezer and Elead. 22Their father Ephraim cried for them many days. And his family came to comfort him. 23Then he had intimate relations with his wife again. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named his son Beriah# This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “trouble.” because of the bad things that had happened to his family. 24Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower Beth Horon and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah.
25Rephah was Ephraim’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27Nun was Elishama’s son. Joshua was the son of Nun.
28Ephraim’s descendants lived in these lands and cities: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran on the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it. These villages went all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29Along the borders of Manasseh’s land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo and Dor. There were also villages near them. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.
Asher’s Children
30Asher’s sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah.
31Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was Birzaith’s father.
32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer and Hotham and their sister Shua.
33Japhlet’s sons were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. They were Japhlet’s children.
34Japhlet’s brother was Shomer. Shomer’s sons were Rohgah, Hubbah and Aram.
35Shomer’s brother was Hotham. Hotham’s sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal.
36Zophah’s sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera.
38Jether’s sons were Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara.
39Ulla’s sons were Arah, Hanniel and Rizia.
40All these men were descendants of Asher. They were leaders of their families. They were powerful warriors and outstanding leaders. Their family history lists that they had 26,000 soldiers ready to serve in the army.
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