1 Chronicles 1

Adam's descendants

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

1:3This is a list of Adam's descendants from father to son, as far as Noah.

4 Noah's sons were Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Japheth's descendants

5 Japheth's sons were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.

6 Gomer's sons were: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah.

7 Javan's sons were: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim people and the Rodanim people.

Ham's descendants

8 Ham's sons were: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan.

1:8Mizraim was another name for Egypt.

9 Cush's sons were: Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteca.

Raamah's sons were: Sheba and Dedan.

10 Cush was also the father of Nimrod. Nimrod became the first brave soldier in the world.

11 Mizraim was the ancestor of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, 12 Pathrusites, Kasluhites and Caphtorites. The Philistines were descendants of the Kasluhites.

13 Canaan's firstborn son was Sidon. Canaan was also the ancestor of the Hittites, 14 Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, 15 Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, 16 Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

Shem's descendants

17 Shem's sons were: Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

Aram's sons were: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.

18 Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber. 19 Eber had two sons. The name of one son was Peleg. When he was alive, people began to live in different places on the earth. That is why his name was Peleg. Peleg's brother's name was Joktan.

20 Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Ebal, Abimael, Sheba, 23 Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All those men were Joktan's sons.

Shem to Abraham

24 Shem's descendants included Arpachshad, Shelah, 25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah 27 and then Abram. Abram's name became Abraham.

1:27‘Abraham’ means ‘father of a crowd’.

Abraham

28 Abraham's sons were: Isaac and Ishmael.

29 These were their descendants:

Ishmael's firstborn son was Nebaioth.

His other sons were: Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. Those men were Ishmael's sons.

32 Abraham's slave wife Keturah gave birth to these sons: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.

Jokshan's sons were: Sheba and Dedan.

33 Midian's sons were: Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah.

All those men were descendants of Keturah.

34 Abraham was the father of Isaac.

Isaac's sons were: Esau and Israel.

Esau's descendants

35 Esau's sons were: Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah.

36 Eliphaz's sons were: Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz and Amalek who was born to Timna.

37 Reuel's sons were: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

38 Seir's sons were: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan.

39 Lotan's sons were: Hori and Homam. Lotan's sister was Timna.

40 Shobal's sons were: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam.

Zibeon's sons were: Aiah and Anah.

41 Anah's son was Dishon.

Dishon's sons were: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Keran.

42 Ezer's sons were: Bilhan, Zaavan and Jaakan.

Dishan's sons were: Uz and Aran.

Kings and leaders of Edom

43 These kings ruled in Edom before any kings ruled over Israel:

Bela son of Beor. The name of his city was Dinhabah.

44 When Bela died, Zerah's son Jobab ruled in Edom. He was from Bozrah.

45 When Jobab died, Husham then ruled. He was from the land of the Temanites.

46 When Husham died, Bedad's son Hadad then ruled. Bedad had won the war against the Midianites in the region of Moab. The name of his city was Avith.

47 When Hadad died, Samlah then ruled. He was from Masrekah.

48 When Samlah died, Shaul then ruled. He was from Rehoboth on the river.

49 When Shaul died, Akbor's son Baal-Hanan then ruled.

50 When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad then ruled. The name of his city was Pau. Hadad's wife was Mehetabel. She was Matred's daughter. Matred was the daughter of Me-Zahab.

51 King Hadad also died.

The leaders of the clans of Edom were: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54 Magdiel and Iram. Those men were the leaders of Edom.