New International Version

1 Chronicles 1:1-54

Historical Records From Adam to Abraham

To Noah’s Sons

1Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.

4The sons of Noah:1:4 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have this line.

Shem, Ham and Japheth.

The Japhethites

5The sons1:5 Sons may mean descendants or successors or nations; also in verses 6-9, 17 and 23. of Japheth:

Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.

6The sons of Gomer:

Ashkenaz, Riphath1:6 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Septuagint and Gen. 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts Diphath and Togarmah.

7The sons of Javan:

Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.

The Hamites

8The sons of Ham:

Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

9The sons of Cush:

Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah:

Sheba and Dedan.

10Cush was the father1:10 Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 11, 13, 18 and 20. of

Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.

11Egypt was the father of

the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.

13Canaan was the father of

Sidon his firstborn,1:13 Or of the Sidonians, the foremost and of the Hittites, 14Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

The Semites

17The sons of Shem:

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

The sons of Aram:1:17 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

18Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.

19Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg,1:19 Peleg means division. because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

20Joktan was the father of

Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22Obal,1:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts Ebal Abimael, Sheba, 23Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.

24Shem, Arphaxad,1:24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts Arphaxad, Cainan (see also note at Gen. 11:10) Shelah,

25Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26Serug, Nahor, Terah

27and Abram (that is, Abraham).

The Family of Abraham

28The sons of Abraham:

Isaac and Ishmael.

Descendants of Hagar

29These were their descendants:

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

Descendants of Keturah

32The sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine:

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

The sons of Jokshan:

Sheba and Dedan.

33The sons of Midian:

Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah.

All these were descendants of Keturah.

Descendants of Sarah

34Abraham was the father of Isaac.

The sons of Isaac:

Esau and Israel.

Esau’s Sons

35The sons of Esau:

Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah.

36The sons of Eliphaz:

Teman, Omar, Zepho,1:36 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:11); most Hebrew manuscripts Zephi Gatam and Kenaz;

by Timna: Amalek.1:36 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:12); Hebrew Gatam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek

37The sons of Reuel:

Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

The People of Seir in Edom

38The sons of Seir:

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

39The sons of Lotan:

Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan’s sister.

40The sons of Shobal:

Alvan,1:40 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts Alian Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

The sons of Zibeon:

Aiah and Anah.

41The son of Anah:

Dishon.

The sons of Dishon:

Hemdan,1:41 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:26); most Hebrew manuscripts Hamran Eshban, Ithran and Keran.

42The sons of Ezer:

Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.1:42 Many Hebrew and Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:27); most Hebrew manuscripts Zaavan, Jaakan

The sons of Dishan1:42 See Gen. 36:28; Hebrew Dishon, a variant of Dishan:

Uz and Aran.

The Rulers of Edom

43These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned:

Bela son of Beor, whose city was named Dinhabah.

44When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah succeeded him as king.

45When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him as king.

46When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.

47When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.

48When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river1:48 Possibly the Euphrates succeeded him as king.

49When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.

50When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau,1:50 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:39); most Hebrew manuscripts Pai and his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab. 51Hadad also died.

The chiefs of Edom were:

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

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

1 Nyakati 1:1-54

Kumbukumbu Za Historia Kuanzia Adamu Hadi Abrahamu

(Mwanzo 5:1-32; 10:1-32; 11:10-26)

Adamu Hadi Wana Wa Noa

11:1 Mwa 5:1-32; Lk 3:36-38Adamu, Sethi, Enoshi, 21:2 Mwa 5:9; 5:12; 5:15Kenani, Mahalaleli, Yaredi, 31:3 Mwa 5:18; Yud 14; Mwa 5:21; 5:25; 5:29Enoki, Methusela, Lameki, Noa.

41:4 Mwa 6:10; 10:1; 5:32Wana wa Noa walikuwa:

Shemu, Hamu na Yafethi.

Wana Wa Yafethi

5Wana wa Yafethi walikuwa:

Gomeri, Magogu, Madai, Yavani, Tubali, Mesheki na Tirasi.

6Wana wa Gomeri walikuwa:

Ashkenazi, Rifathi na Togarma.

7Wana wa Yavani walikuwa:

Elisha, Tarshishi, Kitimu na Rodanimu.

Wana Wa Hamu

81:8 Mwa 16:10Wana wa Hamu walikuwa:

Kushi, Misraimu,1:8 Yaani Misri. Putu na Kanaani.

9Wana wa Kushi walikuwa:

Seba, Havila, Sabta, Raama na Sabteka.

Wana wa Raama walikuwa:

Sheba na Dedani.

101:10 Mwa 10:8, 13Kushi akamzaa

Nimrodi, ambaye alikua akawa mtu shujaa katika nchi.

11Misraimu akawazaa:

Waludi, Waanami, Walehabi, Wanaftuhi, 121:12 Mwa 10:14; Kum 2:23; Yer 47:4; Amo 9:7Wapathrusi, Wakasluhi (hao ndio asili ya Wafilisti) na Wakaftori.

13Wana wa Kanaani walikuwa:

Sidoni, mzaliwa wake wa kwanza, na Hethi, 14Wayebusi, Waamori, Wagirgashi, 15Wahivi, Waariki, Wasini, 16Waarvadi, Wasemari na Wahamathi.

Wana Wa Shemu

171:17 Mwa 9:23-26; 10:22; 11:10Wana wa Shemu walikuwa:

Elamu, Ashuru, Arfaksadi, Ludi na Aramu.

Wana wa Aramu walikuwa:

Usi, Huli, Getheri na Mesheki.

18Arfaksadi akamzaa Shela,

Shela akamzaa Eberi.

19Eberi alipata wana wawili:

Mmoja wao aliitwa Pelegi,1:19 Pelegi maana yake Mgawanyiko. kwa kuwa wakati wake dunia iligawanyika; nduguye aliitwa Yoktani.

20Wana wa Yoktani walikuwa:

Almodadi, Shelefu, Hasarmawethi, Yera, 21Hadoramu, Uzali, Dikla, 22Obali, Abimaeli, Sheba, 23Ofiri, Havila na Yobabu. Wote hawa walikuwa wana wa Yoktani.

241:24 Mwa 10:21-29; Lk 3:34-36Wana wa Shemu walikuwa Arfaksadi, Shela,

251:25 Mwa 11:15; Hes 24:24; Lk 3:35Eberi, Pelegi, Reu,

26Serugi, Nahori, Tera,

271:27 Mwa 17:5; 2Nya 20:7; Isa 41:8; 51:2; Rum 4:16Tera akamzaa Abramu (yaani, Abrahamu).

Jamaa Ya Abrahamu

281:28 Mwa 21:2-3; 16:11, 15Abrahamu alikuwa na wana wawili:

Isaki na Ishmaeli.

Wazao Wa Hagari

(Mwanzo 25:12-16)

291:29 Mwa 25:13-26Hawa ndio waliokuwa wazao wa Hagari:

Nebayothi mzaliwa wa kwanza wa Ishmaeli, Kedari, Adbeeli, Mibsamu, 30Mishma, Duma, Masa, Hadadi, Tema, 31Yeturi, Nafishi na Kedema. Hao ndio wana wa Ishmaeli.

Wazao Wa Ketura

321:32 Mwa 22:24; 10:7Wana waliozaliwa na Ketura suria wa Abrahamu walikuwa:

Zimrani, Yokshani, Medani, Midiani, Ishbaki na Shua.

Wana wa Yokshani walikuwa:

Sheba na Dedani.

33Wana wa Midiani walikuwa:

Efa, Eferi, Hanoki, Abida na Eldaa.

Wote hao walikuwa wa uzao wa Ketura.

Wazao Wa Sara

341:34 Lk 3:34; Mwa 21:2-3; Mdo 7:8; Mwa 18:5; 25:25-26Abrahamu alikuwa baba wa Isaki.

Wana wa Isaki walikuwa:

Esau na Israeli.

Wana Wa Esau

(Mwanzo 36:1-19)

351:35 Mwa 36:19; 36:4; Kum 2:22; Rum 9:13; Ebr 12:16; Mal 1:2-3Wana wa Esau walikuwa:

Elifazi, Reueli, Yeushi, Yalamu na Kora.

361:36 Kut 17:14; Mwa 36:11Wana wa Elifazi walikuwa:

Temani, Omari, Sefo, Gatamu na Kenazi;

Elifazi kwa Timna akamzaa Amaleki.

371:37 Mwa 36:17Wana wa Reueli walikuwa:

Nahathi, Zera, Shama na Miza.

Watu Wa Seiri Waliokuwa Edomu

(Mwanzo 36:20-30)

381:38 Mwa 36:20Wana wa Seiri walikuwa:

Lotani, Shobali, Sibeoni, Ana, Dishoni, Eseri na Dishani.

391:39 Mwa 36:22Wana wa Lotani walikuwa wawili:

Hori na Homamu. Lotani alikuwa na dada yake aliyeitwa Timna.

401:40 Mwa 36:2Wana wa Shobali walikuwa:

Alvani,1:40 Maandishi ya Kiebrania yanamwita Alian. Manahathi, Ebali, Shefo na Onamu.

Wana wa Sibeoni walikuwa:

Aiya na Ana.

411:41 Mwa 36:25-26Mwana wa Ana alikuwa:

Dishoni.

Nao wana wa Dishoni walikuwa:

Hemdani, Eshbani, Ithrani na Kerani.

42Wana wa Eseri walikuwa:

Bilhani, Zaavani na Akani.

Wana wa Dishani walikuwa:

Usi na Arani.

Watawala Wa Edomu

(Mwanzo 36:31-43)

431:43 Mwa 36:31; 49:10Hawa ndio wafalme waliotawala Edomu kabla hajatawala mfalme yeyote wa Waisraeli:

Bela mwana wa Beori, ambaye mji wake ni Dinhaba.

44Bela alipofariki, Yobabu mwana wa Zera kutoka Bosra akawa mfalme baada yake.

451:45 Mwa 36:11Yobabu alipofariki, Hushamu kutoka nchi ya Watemani akawa mfalme baada yake.

461:46 1Fal 11:14Hushamu alipofariki, Hadadi mwana wa Bedadi, aliyeshinda Midiani katika nchi ya Moabu, akawa mfalme baada yake. Mji wake uliitwa Avithi.

47Hadadi alipofariki, Samla kutoka Masreka akawa mfalme baada yake.

481:48 Mwa 36:37Samla alipofariki, Shauli kutoka Rehobothi ngʼambo ya Mto Frati, akawa mfalme baada yake.

49Shauli alipofariki, Baal-Hanani mwana wa Akbori akawa mfalme baada yake.

501:50 Mwa 36:39Baal-Hanani alipofariki, Hadadi akawa mfalme baada yake. Mji wake uliitwa Pau, na mkewe aliitwa Mehetabeli binti Matredi, binti Me-Zahabu. 511:51 Mwa 36:40; Kut 15:15Naye Hadadi pia akafa.

Wakuu wa Edomu walikuwa:

Timna, Alva, Yethethi, 52Oholibama, Ela, Pinoni, 53Kenazi, Temani, Mibsari, 54Magdieli na Iramu. Hao ndio wakuu wa makabila ya Edomu.