Judah’s Descendants: The Royal Family—2
Samuel 3:2–5; 5:5, 13–16
1 These were David’s sons who were born to him while he was in Hebron: His first son was Amnon, ⌊born⌋ to Ahinoam from Jezreel. The second was Daniel, ⌊born⌋ to Abigail from Carmel. 2 The third was Absalom, ⌊born⌋ to Maacah (the daughter of King Talmai) from Geshur. The fourth was Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith. 3 The fifth was Shephatiah, ⌊born⌋ to Abital. The sixth was Ithream, ⌊born⌋ to David’s wife Eglah. 4 Six sons were born to him in Hebron, where he ruled for seven years and six months. He ruled for 33 years in Jerusalem.
5 These ⌊children⌋ were born to David in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon (the mother of these four was Ammiel’s daughter Bathshua) and 6 Ibhar, Elishama, Eliphelet, 7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet (nine ⌊by other wives⌋). 9 All of these were David’s sons. Besides these, there were the sons of the concubines.#A concubine is considered a wife except she has fewer rights under the law. Tamar was their sister.
10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam. Rehoboam’s son was Abijah. Abijah’s son was Asa. Asa’s son was Jehoshaphat. 11 Jehoshaphat’s son was Joram. Joram’s son was Ahaziah. Ahaziah’s son was Joash. 12 Joash’s son was Amaziah. Amaziah’s son was Azariah. Azariah’s son was Jotham. 13 Jotham’s son was Ahaz. Ahaz’s son was Hezekiah. Hezekiah’s son was Manasseh. 14 Manasseh’s son was Amon. Amon’s son was Josiah. 15 Josiah’s firstborn son was Johanan, the second was Jehoiakim, the third was Zedekiah, and the fourth was Shallum. 16 Jehoiakim’s son was Jeconiah, whose son was Zedekiah.
17 The descendants of the prisoner Jeconiah were his son Shealtiel, 18 then Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19 Pedaiah’s sons were Zerubbabel and Shimei. Zerubbabel’s sons were Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister. 20 There were also five other sons: Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab Hesed. 21 Hananiah’s sons were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah. Jeshaiah’s son was Rephaiah.#Some Hebrew manuscripts, Greek, Latin; other Hebrew manuscripts “and Jeshiah, the sons of Rephaiah.” Rephaiah’s son was Arnan. Arnan’s son was Obadiah. Obadiah’s son was Shecaniah.#Greek, Latin; Masoretic Text “the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah.”22 Shecaniah’s son was Shemaiah. Shemaiah’s six sons were Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat. 23 Neariah’s three sons were Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam. 24 Elioenai’s seven sons were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani.
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