1 Chronicles 8

The descendants of Benjamin

1 Benjamin became the father of Bela, his firstborn son. Ashbel was his second son. Aharah was his third son. 2 Nohah was his fourth son. Rapha was his fifth son.

3 Bela's sons were: Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.

6 Here is a list of the descendants of Ehud who were the leaders of their clans. They were living in Geba, but they had to leave there and move to Manahath. 7 Ehud's descendants were: Naaman, Ahijah and Gera. It was Gera who led them to Manahath. He became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

8:6Ehud was a son of Gera.

8-11 Shaharaim and his wife Hushim had sons called Abitub and Elpaal. In Moab, Shaharaim sent away his two wives, Hushim and Baara. After that, Shaharaim married Hodesh. They had sons called Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sakia and Mirmah. They were leaders of their clans.

12-13 Elpaal's sons were: Eber, Misham, Shemed, Beriah and Shema. Shemed built the towns of Ono and Lod, and the villages around them. Beriah and Shema were leaders of the clans that lived in Aijalon city. They chased the people of Gath out of their city.

14 Beriah's descendants were: Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah and Joha.

17 Elpaal's descendants were: Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab. 19 Shimei's descendants were: Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath.

22 Shashak's descendants were: Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah and Penuel.

26 Jeroham's descendants were: Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah and Zikri.

28 The history books show that all those men were leaders of their clans. They lived in Jerusalem.

Saul's family

29 Gibeon's father lived in Gibeon town. His wife's name was Maakah. 30 His firstborn son was Abdon. His other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zeker and Mikloth.

8:31Before the worship of the false god called Baal began in Israel, the word ‘Baal’ was an ordinary word for God. And people often used that word in the names of their children.

32 Mikloth became the father of Shimeah. They lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.

33 Ner became the father of Kish. Kish became the father of Saul. Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal.

34 Jonathan's son was Merib-Baal. Merib-Baal became the father of Micah.

35 Micah's sons were: Pithon, Melech, Tarea and Ahaz.

36 Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah. Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza. 37 Moza became the father of Binea. Binea's son was Raphah. Raphah's son was Eleasah. Eleasah's son was Azel.

38 Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. That is the list of Azel's sons.

39 Azel's brother was Eshek. Eshek's sons were: Ulam, his firstborn son, then Jeush and then Eliphelet.

40 Ulam's sons were brave soldiers. They could shoot arrows very well. They had 150 sons and grandsons.

All those men were descendants of Benjamin.