Chapter 3

1 Now these were the sons of David that were born to him in Chebron; the first-born Amnon, born of Achinaam the Jezraelitess; the second Damniel, of Abigaia the Carmelitess. 2 The third, Abessalom, the son of Mocha the daughter of Tholmai king of Gedsur; the fourth, Adonia the son of Aggith. 3 The fifth, Saphatia, the son of Abital; the sixth, Jethraam, born of Agla his wife. 4 Six were born to him in Chebron; and he reigned there seven years and six months: and he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem. 5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem; Samaa, Sobab, Nathan, and Solomon; four of Bersabee the daughter of Amiel: 6 and Ebaar, and Elisa, and Eliphaleth, 7 and Nagai, and Naphec, and Japhie, 8 and Helisama, and Eliada, and Eliphala, nine. 9 All these were the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and there was also Themar their sister.

10 The sons of Solomon; Roboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Josaphat his son, 11 Joram his son, Ochozias his son, Joas his son, 12 Amasias his son, Azarias his son, Joathan his son, 13 Achaz his son, Ezekias his son, Manasses his son, 14 Amon his son, Josia his son. 15 And the sons of Josia; the first-born Joanan, the second Joakim, the third Sedekias, the fourth Salum. 16 And the sons of Joakim; Jechonias his son, Sedekias his


son. 17 And the sons of Jechonias; Asir, Salathiel his son, 18 Melchiram, and Phadaias, and Sanesar, and Jekimia, and Hosamath, and Nabadias.

19 And the sons of Phadaias; Zorobabel, and Semei: and the sons of Zorobabel; Mosollam, and Anania, and Salomethi was their sister. 20 And Asube, and Ool, and Barachia, and Asadia, and Asobed, five.

21 And the sons of Anania, Phalettia, and Jesias his son, Raphal his son, Orna his son, Abdia his son, Sechenias his son. 22 And the son of Sechenias; Samaia: and the sons of Samaia; Chattus, and Joel, and Berri and Noadia, and Saphath, six.

23 And the sons of Noadia: Elithenan, and Ezekia, and Ezricam, three. 24 And the sons of Elithenan; Odolia, and Heliasebon, and Phadaia, and Akub, and Joanan, and Dalaaia, and Anan, seven.

Chapter 4

1 And the sons of Juda; Phares, Esrom, and Charmi, and Or, Subal, 2 and Rada his son; and Subal begot Jeth; and Jeth begot Achimai, and Laad: these are the generations of the Arathites.1 3 And these are the sons of Ætam; Jezrael and Jesman, and Jebdas: and their sister's name was Eselebbon. 4 And Phanuel the father of Gedor, and Jazer the father of Osan: these are the sons of Or, the first-born of Ephratha, the father of Bæthalaen.

5 And Asur the father of Thecoe had two wives, Aoda and Thoada. 6 And Aoda bore to him Ochaia, and Ephal, and Thæman, and Aasther: all these were the sons of Aoda. 7 And the sons of Thoada; Sereth, and Saar, and Esthanam. 8 And Coe begot Enob, and Sabatha, and the progeny of the brother of Rechab, the son of Jarin. 9 And Igabes was more famous than his brethren; and his mother called his name Igabes, saying, I have born as a sorrowful one. 10 And Igabes called on the God of Israel, saying, 2O that thou wouldest indeed bless me, and enlarge my coasts, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest make me know that thou wilt not grieve me! And God 3granted him all that he asked.

11 And Chaleb the father of Ascha begot Machir; he was the father of Assathon. 12 He begot Bathraias, and Bessee, and Thæman the 4founder of the city of Naas the brother of Eselom the Kenezite: these were the men of Rechab. 13 And the sons of Kenez; Gothoniel, and Saraia: and the sons of Gothoniel; Athath. 14 And Manathi begot Gophera: and Saraia begot Jobab, the father of Ageaddair, for they were artificers. 15 And the sons of Chaleb the son of Jephonne; Er, Ada, and Noom: and the sons of Ada, Kenez. 16 And the sons of Aleel, Zib, and Zepha, and Thiria, and Eserel. 17 And the sons of Esri; Jether, Morad, and Apher, and Jamon: and Jether begot Maron, and Semei, and Jesba the father of Esthæmon. 18 And his wife, 5that is Adia, bore Jared the father of Gedor, and Aber the father of Sochon, and Chetiel the father of Zamon: and these are the sons of Betthia the daughter of Pharao, whom Mored took. 19 And the sons of the wife of Iduia the sister of Nachaim the father of Keila; Garmi,


and Esthæmon the Nochathite. 20 And the sons of Semon; Amnon, and Ana the son of Phana, and Inon: and the sons of Sei, Zoan, and the sons of Zoab.

21 The sons of Selom the son of Juda; Er the father of Lechab, and Laada the father of Marisa, and the 6offspring of the family of Ephrathabac belonging to the house of Esoba. 22 And Joakim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joas, and Saraph, who dwelt in Moab, and he changed 7their names to Abederin and Athukiim. 23 These are the potters who dwelt in Ataim and Gadira with the king: they grew strong in his kingdom, and dwelt there.

24 The sons of Semeon; Namuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zares, Saul: 25 Salem his son, Mabasam his son, Masma his son: 26 Amuel his son, Sabud his son, Zacchur his son, Semei his son. 27 Semei had sixteen sons, and six daughters; and his brethren had not many sons, neither did all their families multiply as the sons of Juda. 28 And they dwelt in Bersabee, and Molada, and in Esersual, 29 and in Balaa, and in Æsem, and in Tholad, 30 and in Bathuel, and in Herma, and in Sikelag, 31 and in Bæthmarimoth, and Hemisuseosin, and the house of Baruseorim: these were their cities until the time of king David. 32 And their villages were Ætan, and En, Remnon, and Thocca, and Æsar, five cities. 33 And all their villages were round about these cities, as far as Baal: this was their possession, and their distribution. 34 And Mosobab, and Jemoloch, and Josia the son of Amasia; 35 and Joel, and Jeu the son of Asabia, the son of Sarau, the son of Asiel; 36 and Elionai, and Jocaba, and Jasuia, and Asaia, and Jediel, and Ismael, and Banaias; 37 and Zuza the son of Saphai, the son of Alon, the son of Jedia, the son of Semri, the son of Samaias. 38 These went by the names of princes in their families, and they increased abundantly in their fathers' households.

39 And they went till they came to Gerara, to the east of Gai, to seek pasture for their cattle. 40 And they found abundant and good pastures, and the land before them was wide, and there was peace and quietness; for there were some of the children of Cham who dwelt there before. 41 And these who are written by name came in the days of Ezekias king of Juda, and they smote 8the people's houses, and the Minæans whom they found there, and 9utterly destroyed them until this day: and they dwelt in their place, because there was pasture there for their cattle. 42 And some of them, even of the sons of Symeon, went to mount Seir, even five hundred men; and Phalaettia, and Noadia, and Raphaia, and Oziel, sons of Jesi, were their rulers. 43 And they smote the remnant that were left of Amalec, until this day.

1 Gr. the Arathite.

2 Gr. if blessing thou wouldest bless.

3 Gr. brought upon him.

4 Gr. father.

5 Gr. this.

6 Gr. births of the people of the household.

7 Gr. them. See Heb.

8 Gr. their houses.

9 Lit. devoted them to destruction.


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