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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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Berɛsosɛm 1:1-54

Ɛfiri Adam So Kɔsi Noa Mma So

1Adam asefoɔ yɛ Set, Enos,

2Kenan, Mahalalel, Yared,

3Henok, Metusela, Lamek,

4Noa mma ne, Sem, Ham, ne Yafet.

Yafet Asefoɔ

5Na Yafet asefoɔ ne Gomer, Magog, Media, Yawan, Tubal, Mesek ne Tiras.

6Na Gomer asefoɔ ne Askenas, Rifat ne Togarma.

7Na Yawan asefoɔ ne Elisa, Tarsis, Kitim ne Rodanim.

Ham Asefoɔ

8Na Ham asefoɔ ne Kus, Misraim, Put ne Kanaan.

9Na Kus asefoɔ ne Seba, Hawila, Sabta, Raama ne Sabteka. Na Raama asefoɔ yɛ Saba ne Dedan. 10Kus woo Nimrod. Na Nimrod bɛyɛɛ ɔkofoɔ kɛseɛ wɔ asase so.

11Misraim yɛ tete agya ma

Ludfoɔ, Anamfoɔ, Lehabfoɔ, Naftuhfoɔ, 12Patrusfoɔ, Kasluhfoɔ ne Kaftorfoɔ a wɔn ase na Filistifoɔ firi.

13Na Kanaan abakan din de

Sidon a na ɔyɛ Sidonfoɔ tete agya. Na Kanaan nso yɛ Hetifoɔ, 14Yebusifoɔ, Amorifoɔ, Girgasifoɔ, 15Hewifoɔ, Arkifoɔ, Sinifoɔ, 16Arwadfoɔ, Semarifoɔ ne Hamatifoɔ tete agya.

Sem Asefoɔ

17Na Sem asefoɔ yɛ Elam, Asur, Arfaksad, Lud ne Aram.

Aram asefoɔ ne Us, Hul, Geter ne Mas.

18Na Arfaksad woo Sela na Sela woo Eber. 19Eber woo mmammarima baanu. Abakan no din de Peleg a asekyerɛ ne “nkyekyɛmu” ɛfiri sɛ, ne berɛ so na nnipa a wɔwɔ ewiase mu kyekyɛ kɔɔ kasa ahodoɔ mu na wɔbɔ hweteeɛ. Nʼakyiri ba no din de Yoktan.

20Yoktan woo Almodada, Selef, Hasarmawet, Yera, 21Hadoram, Usal, Dikla, 22Obal, Abimael, Seba, 23Ofir, Hawila ne Yobab. Yeinom nyinaa yɛ Yoktan asefoɔ.

24Ɛno enti, yei ne abusuadua a ɛfiri Sem: Arfaksad, Sela, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Tera, 27ne Abram a akyire yi, wɔfrɛɛ no Abraham no.

Abraham Asefoɔ

28Abraham mmammarima yɛ Isak ne Ismael.

29Na Ismael mmammarima nso ne

Nebaiot a ɔyɛ nʼabakan, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30Misma, Duma, Masa, Hadad, Tema, 31Yetur, Nafis ne Kedema.

Yeinom ne Ismael mmammarima.

32Na Abraham mpena Ketura mmammarima ne Simran, Yoksan, Medan, Midian, Yisbak ne Sua.

Na Yoksan asefoɔ yɛ Seba ne Dedan.

33Na Midian mmammarima ne Efa, Efer, Henok, Abida ne Eldaa.

Yeinom nyinaa yɛ Abraham ne ne mpena Ketura mmammarima.

Isak Asefoɔ

34Abraham woo Isak. Isak mmammarima yɛ Esau ne Israel.1.34 Israel: Yei ne edin a Onyankopɔn de too Yakob

Esau Asefoɔ

35Na Esau mmammarima yɛ Elifas, Reuel, Yeus, Yalam ne Kora.

36Na Elifas mmammarima yɛ Teman, Omar, Sefi, Gatam, Kenas, Timna ne Amalek.

37Na Reuel mmammarima yɛ Nahat, Serah, Sama ne Misa.

Edomfoɔ Abɔseɛ

38Na Seir mmammarima yɛ Lotan, Sobal, Sibeon, Ana, Dison, Eser ne Disan.

39Na Lotan mmammarima yɛ Hori ne Homam. Na Lotan nuabaa din de Timna.

40Na Sobal mmammarima yɛ Alian, Manahat, Ebal, Sefi ne Onam.

Sibeon mmammarima yɛ Aya ne Ana.

41Na Ana babarima yɛ Dison.

Na Dison mma yɛ Hemdan, Esban, Yitran ne Keran.

42Na Eser mmammarima yɛ Bilhan, Saawan ne Akan.

Na Disan mmammarima yɛ Us ne Aran.

Edom Sodifoɔ

43Yeinom ne ahemfo a wɔdii Edom so ansa na Israelfoɔ renya ahemfo:

Beor babarima Bela, a ɔtenaa kuropɔn Dinhaba so dii ɔhene.

44Na Bela wuiɛ no, Serah babarima Yobab a ɔfiri Bosra bɛdii nʼadeɛ sɛ ɔhene.

45Na Yobab wuiɛ no, Husam a ɔfiri Teman asase so bɛdii nʼadeɛ sɛ ɔhene.

46Husam owuo akyi Hadad a ɔyɛ Bedad babarima a ɔkɔdii Midian so nkonim wɔ Moab asase so no na ɔdii nʼadeɛ sɛ ɔhempɔn. Wɔtoo nʼahenkuro no edin Hawit.

47Hadad wuiɛ no, Samla a ɔfiri Masreka kuropɔn mu bɛyɛɛ ɔhene.

48Samla wuiɛ no, Saulo a ɔfiri Rehobot a ɛda asuo Eufrate ho no bɛdii ɔhene.

49Na Saulo wuiɛ no, Akbor babarima Baal-Hanan bɛdii ɔhene.

50Baal-Hanan wuiɛ no, Hadad tenaa kuropɔn Pai mu dii ɔhene. Na ne yere a wɔfrɛ no Mehetabel no yɛ Matred babaa ne Me-Sahab nso nana. 51Na Hadad nso wuiɛ.

Na Edom mmusua no ntuanofoɔ ne

Timna, Alwa, Yetet, 52Oholibama, Ela, Pinon, 53Kenas, Teman, Mibsar, 54Magdiel ne Iram.

Yeinom na na wɔyɛ Edom mmusua ntuanofoɔ.