New International Version - UK

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.

King James Version

1 Chronicles 1:1-54

1Adam, Sheth, Enosh, 2Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered, 3Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech, 4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

5¶ The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. 6And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.1.6 Riphath: or, Diphath as it is in some copies 7And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.1.7 Dodanim: or, Rodanim, according to some copies

8¶ The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 9And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 10And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth. 11And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 12And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. 13And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, 14The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite, 15And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 16And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17¶ The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.1.17 Meshech: or, Mash 18And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. 19And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan.1.19 Peleg: that is, division 20And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 21Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, 22And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 23And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24¶ Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27Abram; the same is Abraham.

28The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

29¶ These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam, 30Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,1.30 Hadad: also called, Hadar 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

32¶ Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan. 33And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah. 34And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

35¶ The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah. 36The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.1.36 Zephi: or, Zepho 37The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. 38And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan. 39And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan’s sister.1.39 Homam: or, Hemam 40The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.1.40 Alian: also called, Alvan1.40 Shephi: also called, Shepho 41The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.1.41 Amram: or, Hemdan 42The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.1.42 Jakan: or, Akan

43¶ Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead. 45And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead. 46And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith. 47And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead. 48And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead. 49And when Shaul was dead, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 50And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.1.50 Hadad: or, Hadar1.50 Pai: or, Pau

51¶ Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth, 52Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon, 53Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar, 54Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.