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1 Chronicles 2:18-55

1 Chronicles 3

1 Chronicles 4:1-8

Romans 10:5-21

Romans 11:1-10

Proverbs 18:7-16

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1 Chronicles 2:18-55

Caleb’s Descendants

18 Caleb was Hezron’s son. Caleb had children with his wife Azubah. Azubah was the daughter of Jerioth. Azubah’s sons were Jesher, Shobab and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married

Ephrathah. Caleb and Ephrathah had a son. They named him Hur. 20 Hur was Uri’s father, and Uri was Bezalel’s father.

21 Later, when Hezron was 60 years old, he married the daughter of Makir, who first settled the land of Gilead. After Hezron married Makir’s daughter, she gave birth to Segub. 22 Segub was Jair’s father. Jair ruled 23 cities in the land of Gilead. 23 But Geshur and Aram took Jair’s villages. Among them were Kenath and the small towns around it. There were 60 small towns in all. All these towns belonged to the sons of Makir, who first settled the land of Gilead.

24 After Hezron died, his son Caleb married Ephrathah, Hezron’s widow. And they had a son named Ashhur, who first settled the town of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel’s Descendants

25 Jerahmeel was Hezron’s first son. Jer- ahmeel’s sons were Ram, Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah. Ram was Jerahmeel’s first son. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah. Onam’s mother was Atarah.

27 Jerahmeel’s first son, Ram, had sons. They were Maaz, Jamin and Eker.

28 Onam’s sons were Shammai and Jada.

Shammai’s sons were Nadab and Abishur.

29 Abishur’s wife was named Abihail.

They had two sons. Their names were Ahban and Molid.

30 Nadab’s sons were Seled and Appaim.

Seled died without having children.

31 Appaim’s son was Ishi. Ishi’s son was Sheshan. Sheshan’s son was Ahlai.

32 Jada was Shammai’s brother. Jada’s

sons were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without having children.

33 Jonathan’s sons were Peleth and Zaza.

These were Jerahmeel’s descendants.

34 Sheshan did not have sons. He only had daughters. Sheshan had a servant from Egypt named Jarha. 35 Sheshan let his daughter marry Jarha. They had a son. His name was Attai.

36 Attai was Nathan’s father. Nathan was Zabad’s father. 37 Zabad was Ephlal’s father. Ephlal was Obed’s father. 38 Obed was Jehu’s father. Jehu was Azariah’s father. 39 Azariah was Helez’s father. Helez was Eleasah’s father. 40 Eleasah was Sismai’s father. Sismai was Shallum’s father. 41 Shallum was Jekamiah’s father, and Jekamiah was Elishama’s father.

Other Descendants of Caleb

42 Jerahmeel’s brother Caleb had other descendants. His first son was Mesha, who first settled the town of Ziph. Caleb had another son named Mare- shah, the father of Hebron.

43 Hebron’s sons were Korah, Tappuah,

Rekem and Shema. 44 Shema was the father of Raham, who first settled the town of Jorkeam. Rekem was Shammai’s father. 45 Shammai’s son was Maon, who first settled the town of Beth Zur.

46 Caleb’s slave woman was named Ephah. Ephah was the mother of Ha- ran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was Gazez’s father.

47 Jahdai’s sons were Regem, Jotham,

Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.

48 Maacah was another slave woman of Caleb. Maacah was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 Maacah was also the mother of Shaaph and

Sheva. Shaaph first settled the town of Madmannah, and Sheva settled the towns of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb’s daughter was Acsah.

50 This is a list of Caleb’s descendants:

Hur, the first son of Caleb’s wife Ephrathah, had three sons: Shobal, who first settled the town of Kiriath Jearim; 51 Salma, who settled the town of Bethlehem; and Hareph, who settled the town of Beth Gader.

52 Shobal, the ancestor of Kiriath Jearim, had these descendants: Haroeh, half the people from Manahti, 53 and the tribes from Kiriath Jearim, the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. Shobal’s descendants also included the Zorathites and Eshtaolites, who came from the Mishraites.

54 This is a list of Salma’s descendants: the people from Bethlehem, Netophah, Atroth Beth Joab, half the people from Manahti, the Zorites, 55 and the families of scribes who lived at Jabez, Tirath, Shimeath and Sucah. These scribes are the Kenites who came from the family of Ham- math, who was also the ancestor of the Rechabites.

1 Chronicles 3

David’s Sons

These are David’s sons who were born in the town of Hebron.

The first was Amnon. Amnon’s mother was Ahinoam. She was from the town of Jezreel.

The second son was Daniel. His mother was Abigail from Carmel in Judah.

2 The third son was Absalom. His mother

was Maacah, the daughter of Talmai. Talmai was the king of Geshur.

The fourth son was Adonijah. His mother was Haggith. 

3 The fifth son was Shephatiah. His

mother was Abital.

The sixth son was Ithream. His mother was David’s wife Eglah.

4 These six sons were born to David in

Hebron. He ruled as king in Hebron for seven years and six months.

David ruled as king in Jerusalem for 33 years. 5 And these are his children who were born in Jerusalem:

Shimea, Shobab, Nathan and Solomon. Their mother was Bathsheba,* the daughter of Ammiel.

6–8 Nine other sons: Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet, Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.

9 These were all of David’s sons, except

for the sons of his slave women. Their sister was named Tamar.

Kings of Judah After David’s Time

10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam. Rehoboam’s son was Abijah. Abijah’s son was Asa. Asa’s son was Jehoshaphat. 11 Jehoshaphat’s son was Jehoram. Jehoram’s son was Ahaziah. Ahaziah’s son was Joash. 12 Joash’s son was Amaziah. Amaziah’s son was Azariah. Azariah’s son was Jotham. 13 Jotham’s son was Ahaz. Ahaz’s son was Hezekiah. Hezekiah’s son was Manasseh. 14 Manasseh’s son was Amon. Amon’s son was Josiah.

15 This is a list of Josiah’s sons: the first son was Johanan. The second son was Jehoiakim. The third son was Zedekiah. The fourth son was Shallum.

16 Jehoiakim’s sons were Jehoiachin,† his son, and Zedekiah, his son.

David’s Family After Babylonian Captivity

17 This is a list of Jehoiachin’s children after Jehoiachin became a prisoner in Babylon: Shealtiel, 18 Malkiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah.

19 Shealtiel’s¶ sons were Zerubbabel

and Shimei. Zerubbabel’s sons were Meshullam and Hananiah. Shelomith was their sister. 20 Zerubbabel had five other sons also. Their names were Hashubah, Ohel, Berekiah, Hasadiah and Jushab Hesed.

21 Hananiah’s son was Pelatiah. His son was Jeshaiah.§ His son was Rephaiah. His son was Arnan. His son was Obadiah. His son was Shecaniah.**

22 This is a list of Shecaniah’s descendants: Shemaiah. Shemaiah had six sons: Shemaiah, Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat.

23 Neariah had three sons. They were Elioenai, Hizkiah and Azrikam.

24 Elioenai had seven sons. They were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah and Anani.

1 Chronicles 4:1-8

Other Family Groups of Judah

Judah was the ancestor of Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Shobal.

2 Shobal’s son was Reaiah, the father

of Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad, ancestors of the Zorathites.

3–4 Hur was the first son of his mother Ephrathah. Some of his descendants settled the town of Bethlehem. Some of his other descendants were Etam, Penuel and Ezer. Etam’s sons were Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash, and their sister was named Hazzelelponi. Penuel first settled the town of Gedor, and Ezer settled the town of Hushah.

5 Ashhur, who first settled the town of Tekoa, had two wives. Their names were Helah and Naarah. 6 Naarah had four sons: Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. 7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan and Koz. 8 Koz was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah. Koz was also the ancestor of the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum.

Romans 10:5-21

5 Moses writes about being made right

by following the law. He says, “The person who obeys these laws is the one who will have life through them.”§ 6 But this is what the Scriptures say about being made right through faith: “Don’t say to yourself, ‘Who will go up into heaven?’” (This means “Who will go up to heaven to get Christ and bring him down to earth?”) 7 “And don’t say, ‘Who will go down into the world below?’” (This means “Who will go down to get Christ and bring him up from death?”)

8 This is what the Scripture says: “God’s message is near you; it is on your lips and in your heart.”** This message from God is the message about faith that we tell everyone. 9 If you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from death, you will be saved. 10 Yes, we believe in Jesus deep in our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we openly confess that belief, and God saves us.

11 The Scriptures say, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.” 12 It says “anyone” because there is no difference between those who are Jews and those who are not. The same Lord is the Lord of all people. And he richly blesses everyone who calls out to him for help. 13 Yes, “everyone who calls out to the Lord for help will be saved.”†

14 But how can people call out to the Lord for help if they don’t believe in him? And how can they believe in the Lord if they have not heard about him? And how can they hear about him if no one tells them? 15 And how can anyone go and tell them without being sent. That’s why the Scriptures say, “How wonderful it is to see someone coming to tell good news!”

16 But not all the people accepted that good news. And that’s why Isaiah said, “Lord, who believed what we told them?” 17 So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Christ.

18 But I ask, “Did those people not hear the Good News?” Yes, they heard—as the Scriptures say,

“The announcement went out to all the earth.

The message went to every part of the world.”

19 Again I ask, “Did the people of Israel not understand?” Yes, they did understand. First, Moses says this for God:

“I will use those who are not really a nation to make you jealous.

I will use a nation that does not understand to make you angry.”

20 Then Isaiah was bold enough to say this for God:

“The people who found me were not looking for me.

I made myself known to people who were not asking for me.”

21 But about the people of Israel God said,

“All day long I stood ready to accept those people,

but they are stubborn and refuse to obey me.”

Romans 11:1-10

God Has Not Forgotten His People

So I ask, “Has God rejected his own people?” Of course not! I myself am an Israelite. I am from the family of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God chose the Israelites to be his people before they were born. And he has never rejected them. Surely you know what the Scriptures say about Elijah. The Scriptures tell about Elijah praying to God against the people of Israel. He said, 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and destroyed your altars. I am the only prophet still living, and now they are trying to kill me.” 4 But what answer did God give to Elijah? God said, “I have kept for myself 7000 men who have never offered worship to Baal.”*

5 It is the same now. God has chosen a few people by his grace. 6 And if he chose them by grace, then it is not what they have done that made them his people. If they could be made his people by what they did, his gift of grace would not really be a gift.

7 So this is what has happened: the people of Israel wanted God’s blessing, but they did not all find it. The people he chose did get his blessing, but the others became hard and have refused to listen to him. 8 As the Scriptures say,

“God caused the people to fall asleep.”

“God closed their eyes so that they could

not see, and he closed their ears so that they could not hear.

This continues until now.”

9 And David says,

“Let those people be caught and trapped by the feasts they enjoy.

Let those good times cause them to fall and get the punishment they deserve.

10 Blind their eyes so that they cannot see.

Keep their backs bent under a load of troubles.”

Proverbs 18:7-16

7 Fools hurt themselves when they speak.

Their own words trap them.

8 People love to hear gossip.

It is like tasty food on its way to the stomach.

9 Someone who does careless work

is as bad as someone who destroys things.

10 The name of the LORD is like a strong tower.

Those who do what is right can run to him for protection.

11 The rich think their wealth will protect them.

They think it is a strong fortress.

12 A proud person will soon be ruined, but a humble person will be honored.

13 Let people finish speaking before you try to answer them

so that you will not embarrass yourself and look foolish.

14 A good attitude will support you when you are sick,

but if you give up, nothing can help.

15 Wise people want to learn more,

so they listen closely to gain knowledge.

16 Gifts can open many doors

and help you meet important people.