1 Chronicles 7

The descendants of Issachar

1 Issachar had four sons. They were Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron. 2 Tola's sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were leaders of their clans. Among Tola's descendants there were 22,600 brave soldiers when David was king. 3 Uzzi's son was Izrahiah. Izrahiah's sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All those five men in Uzzi's family were leaders. 4 The books of their clans show that they had many wives and sons. They had 36,000 men who were ready to fight in the army. 5 The books of the clans of Issachar show that they had 87,000 brave soldiers.

The descendants of Benjamin

6 Benjamin had three sons. They were Bela, Becher and Jediael. 7 Bela had five sons. They were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were leaders of their clans. The books of their ancestors show that they had 22,034 brave soldiers. 8 Becher's sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All those men were sons of Becher. 9 The books of their ancestors include a list of those clan leaders. Also the books show that they had 22,200 brave soldiers. 10 Jediael's son was Bilhan. Bilhan's sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All those sons of Jediael were leaders of their clans. They had 17,200 brave soldiers who were ready to fight in the army. 12 Shuppim and Huppim were descendants of Ir. The people called the Hushim were descendants of Aher.

The descendants of Naphtali

13 Naphtali's sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shallum. They were Bilhah's grandsons.

The half tribe of Manasseh in the west

14 These are Manasseh's descendants. Manasseh had a woman that he lived with. She was from the country called Syria. She was the mother of Asriel and Makir. Makir was Gilead's father. 15 Makir's wife was one of the Huppim and Shuppim people. His sister's name was Maakah. Zelophehad was another descendant of Makir. Zelophehad had only daughters. 16 Makir's wife Maakah had a son and she called him Peresh. Peresh's brother was Sheresh and Sheresh's sons were Ulam and Rekem. 17 Ulam's son was Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead. Gilead was the son of Makir and Makir was Manasseh's son. 18 Hammoleketh was Gilead's sister. And she had sons called Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah. 19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.

The descendants of Ephraim

20 These are the names of Ephraim's descendants. Ephraim's son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah's son was Bered and Bered's son was Tahath. Tahath's son was Eleadah and Eleadah's son was Tahath. 21 Tahath's son was Zabad and Zabad's son was Shuthelah.

Ezer and Elead were also sons of Ephraim. They went to Gath and they tried to take some cows and sheep from there. So some men who were born in that city killed them. 22 Their father Ephraim cried for them and he was sad for many days. And his family came to help him. 23 Then Ephraim had sex with his wife and they had another son. Ephraim called him Beriah. That name means ‘trouble’. Ephraim chose that name because of his family's troubles. 24 Beriah's daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower and Higher Beth-Horon. And she built Uzzen-Sheerah.

25 And Beriah's son was Rephah. And Rephah's son was Resheph. Resheph's son was Telah and Telah's son was Tahan. 26 Tahan's son was Ladan. Ladan's son was Ammihud and Ammihud's son was Elishama. 27 Elishama's son was Nun and Joshua was the son of Nun.

7:27Joshua became the leader of the Israelites after Moses' death. (See the Book of Joshua.)

28 Ephraim's descendants lived in Bethel and in the villages near it. And they had land there. Also they lived in Naaran in the east. And they lived in Gezer and in the villages near it. Those places were in the west. Also, they lived in Shechem and in the villages near it. And they lived in Ayyah and in the villages near it. 29 Along the borders of the land which belonged to Manasseh's descendants were other towns. They included Beth-Shan and the villages near it and Taanach and its villages. They also included Megiddo and its villages and Dor and its villages. The descendants of Joseph (son of Israel) lived in those towns and villages.

The descendants of Asher

30 Asher's sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah and their sister was Serah. 31 Beriah's sons were Heber and Malkiel and Malkiel was Birzaith's father. 32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham and their sister Shua. 33 Japhlet's sons were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. They were Japhlet's sons. 34 Shemer's sons were Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah and Aram. 35 Shemer's brother was Helem and Helem's sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal. 36-37 Zophah's sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera. 38 Jether's sons were Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara. 39 Ulla's sons were Arah, Hanniel and Rizia.

40 All those men were descendants of Asher. They were leaders of their clans. They were great and brave soldiers and great leaders. They had 26,000 men ready to fight in the army. There were lists that showed those men's names with their clans.