New International Reader's Version

1 Chronicles 7

The Family Line of Issachar

1The sons of Issachar were

Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron. The total number of sons was four.

The sons of Tola were

Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of fighting men who were listed in the history of the family line of Tola was 22,600. That was when David was king.

The son of Uzzi was

Izrahiah.

The sons of Izrahiah were

Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Ishiah. All five of them were chiefs. According to their family history, 36,000 of their men were ready for battle. That’s because they had many wives and children.

The total number of fighting men who belonged to all the family groups of Issachar was 87,000. The men were listed in their family history.

The Family Line of Benjamin

The three sons of Benjamin were

Bela, Beker and Jediael.

The sons of Bela were

Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of sons was five. Their family history listed 22,034 fighting men.

The sons of Beker were

Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All of them were the sons of Beker. Their family history listed the leaders of their families. It also listed 20,200 fighting men.

10 The son of Jediael was

Bilhan.

The sons of Bilhan were

Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were the leaders of their families. There were 17,200 fighting men who were ready to go to war.

12 The Shuppites and Huppites belonged to the family line of Ir. The Hushites belonged to the family line of Aher.

The Family Line of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. They belonged to the family line of Bilhah.

The Family Line of Manasseh

14 Here is the family line of Manasseh.

He had a concubine who was from the land of Aram. She had Asriel and Makir by him. Makir was the father of Gilead. 15 Makir married a woman from among the Huppites and Shuppites. He had a sister named Maakah. Another member of Manasseh’s family line was Zelophehad. All he had was daughters. 16 Makir’s wife Maakah had a son by him. She named the boy Peresh. He had a brother named Sheresh. The sons of Sheresh were Ulam and Rakem.

17 The son of Ulam was

Bedan.

These were the members of the family line of Makir, the son of Manasseh. Gilead was the son of Makir.

18 Gilead’s sister was Hammoleketh. She was the mother of Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah.

19 The sons of Shemida were

Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.

The Family Line of Ephraim

20 Here are the members of the family line of Ephraim.

Shuthelah was Ephraim’s son.

Bered was Shuthelah’s son.

Tahath was Bered’s son.

Eleadah was Tahath’s son.

Tahath was Eleadah’s son.

21 Zabad was Tahath’s son.

And Shuthelah was Zabad’s son.

Men from Gath killed Ezer and Elead when they went down to steal their livestock. 22 Their father Ephraim mourned for them for many days. His relatives came to comfort him. 23 Then he slept with his wife. She became pregnant and had a baby boy. Ephraim named him Beriah. That’s because something bad had happened in his family. 24 His daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower and Upper Beth Horon. She also built Uzzen Sheerah.

25 Rephah was Beriah’s son.

Resheph was Rephah’s son.

Telah was Resheph’s son.

Tahan was Telah’s son.

26 Ladan was Tahan’s son.

Ammihud was Ladan’s son.

Elishama was Ammihud’s son.

27 Nun was Elishama’s son.

And Joshua was the son of Nun.

28 The lands and settlements of the members of Ephraim’s line included Bethel and the villages around it. Naaran was on the east. Gezer and its villages were on the west. The lands and settlements included Shechem. They also included the villages around Shechem all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh were Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo and Dor, together with their villages. The members of the family line of Joseph lived in these towns. Joseph was the son of Israel.

The Family Line of Asher

30 The sons of Asher were

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. They had a sister named Serah.

31 The sons of Beriah were

Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was the father of Birzaith.

32 Heber was the father of

Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham and their sister Shua.

33 The sons of Japhlet were

Pasak, Bimhal and Ashvath. They were Japhlet’s sons.

34 The sons of Shomer were

Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah and Aram.

35 The sons of Shomer’s brother Helem were

Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah were

Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera.

38 The sons of Jether were

Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara.

39 The sons of Ulla were

Arah, Hanniel and Rizia.

40 All of them were members of the family line of Asher. They were the leaders of their families. They were fine men. They were brave fighting men. They were outstanding leaders. The total number of men who were ready for battle was 26,000. They were listed in their family history.