Day 211 of the Holy Bible One Year CHALLENGE. Descendants of Benjamin. Romans 13: Love One Another. Respect Authority

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1 Chronicles 7

1 Chronicles 8

Romans 13:1-14

Psalm 89:38-45

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1 Chronicles 7

Issachar’s Descendants

Issachar had four sons. Their names were Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron.

2 Tola’s sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were all leaders of their families. Those men and their descendants were strong soldiers. Their families grew. By the time David was king, there were 22,600 men ready for battle.

3 Uzzi’s son was Izrahiah. Izrahiah’s sons

were Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All five of them were leaders of their families. 4 Their family his- tory shows they had 36,000 soldiers ready for battle. They had a large family because they had many wives and children.

5 The family history shows there were 87,000 strong soldiers in all the tribes of Issachar.

Benjamin’s Descendants

6 Benjamin had three sons. Their names were Bela, Beker and Jediael.

7 Bela had five sons. Their names were

Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were leaders of their families. Their family history shows they had 22,034 soldiers.

8 Beker’s sons were Zemirah, Joash,

Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. They all were Beker’s children. 9 Their family history shows who the family leaders were. And it also shows they had 20,200 soldiers.

10 Jediael’s son was Bilhan. Bilhan’s sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All of Jediael’s sons were leaders of their families. They had 17,200 soldiers ready for battle.

12 The Shuppites and Huppites were the

descendants of Ir. Hushim was the son of Aher.

Naphtali’s Descendants

13 Naphtali’s sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shallum.

And these are the descendants of Bilhah.

Manasseh’s Descendants

14 These are Manasseh’s descendants: Manasseh’s Aramean slave woman had a son named Asriel. She also gave birth to Makir, the father of Gilead. 15 Makir married a woman from the Huppites and Shuppites. Makir’s sister was named Maacah.

The name of the second son was Zelophehad, who had only daughters. 16 Makir’s wife Maacah had a son. She named this son Peresh. His brother was named Sheresh. The sons of Sheresh were Ulam and Rakem. 17 Ulam’s son was Bedan.

These were the descendants of Gilead. Gilead was Makir’s son. Makir was Manasseh’s son. 18 Makir’s sister Ham- moleketh† had Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah.

19 Shemida’s sons were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.

Ephraim’s Descendants

20 These were the names of Ephraim’s descendants: Ephraim’s son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah’s son was Bered. Bered’s son was Tahath. 21 Tahath’s son was Eleadah. Eleadah’s son was Tahath. Tahath’s son was Zabad. Zabad’s son was Shuthelah.

Some men who grew up in the city of Gath killed Ezer and Elead. This happened because Ezer and Elead went there to steal cattle and sheep from those men in Gath. 22 Ephraim was the father of Ezer and Elead. He cried for many days because Ezer and Elead were dead. Ephraim’s family came to comfort him. 23 Then Ephraim had sex with his wife. She became pregnant and had a son. Ephraim named this new son Beriah* because something bad had happened to his family. 24 Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. Sheerah built Lower Beth Horon and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah.

25 Rephah was Ephraim’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26 Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27 Nun was Elishama’s son. Joshua was Nun’s son.

28 These are the cities and lands where Ephraim’s descendants lived: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran to the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it all the way to Ayyah and the villages near it. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh’s land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo and Dor and the small towns near them. The descendants of Joseph lived in these towns. Joseph was the son of Israel.

Asher’s Descendants

30 Asher’s sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was named Serah.

31 Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was the ancestor of Birzaith.

32 Heber was the father of Japhlet,

Shomer, Hotham and their sister Shua.

33 Japhlet had three sons. They were named Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath.

34 Shomer’s sons were Ahi, Rohgah,

Hubbah and Aram.

35 Shomer’s brother was Helem. Helem’s sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal.

36 Zophah’s sons were Suah, Harnepher,

Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 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 these men were descendants of

Asher. They were leaders of their families. They were all respected as brave soldiers and great leaders. Their family history shows 26,000 soldiers ready for battle.

1 Chronicles 8

More About Benjamin’s Family

Benjamin was Bela’s father. Bela was Benjamin’s first son. Ashbel was Ben-

jamin’s second son. Aharah was Benjamin’s third son. 2 Nohah was Benjamin’s fourth son. And Rapha was Benjamin’s fifth son.

3–5 Bela’s sons were Addar, Gera, Abi- hud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.

6–7 These were the descendants of Ehud.

They were leaders of their families in Geba. They were forced to leave their homes and move to Manahath. Ehud’s descendants were Naaman, Ahijah and Gera. Gera forced them to leave their homes. He was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

8 Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara in Moab. After he did this he had children with another wife. 9–10 Shaharaim had Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sakia and Mirmah with his wife Hodesh. They were leaders of their families. 11 Shaharaim and Hushim had two sons named Abitub and Elpaal.

12–13 Elpaal’s sons were Eber, Misham,

Shemed, Beriah and Shema. Shemed built the towns of Ono and Lod and the small towns around Lod. Beriah and Shema were the leaders of the fami- lies living in Aijalon. They forced the people who lived in Gath to leave.

14 Beriah’s sons were Shashak and Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah and Joha. 17 Elpaal’s sons were Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab.

19 Shimei’s sons were Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath.

22 Shashak’s sons were Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zicri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah and Penuel.

26 Jeroham’s sons were Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah and Zicri.

28 All these men were leaders of their families. They were listed in their fam- ily histories as leaders. They lived in Jerusalem.

29 Jeiel first settled the town of Gibeon,

where he lived with his wife Maacah. 30 His oldest son was Abdon. Other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zeker, 32 and Mikloth, who was the father of Shimeah. These sons also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.

33 Ner was Kish’s father. Kish was Saul’s father, and Saul was the father of

Jonathan, Malki Shua, Abinadab and Esh Baal.

34 Jonathan’s son was Merib Baal. Merib

Baal was Micah’s father.

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

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

38 Azel had six sons. Their names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. All these sons were Azel’s children.

39 Azel’s brother was Eshek. Eshek had some sons. These were Eshek’s sons: Ulam was Azel’s oldest son. Jeush was Eshek’s second son. Eliphelet was Es- hek’s third son. 40 Ulam’s sons were strong soldiers who were very good with bows and arrows. They had many sons and grandsons. In all, there were 150 sons and grandsons.

Romans 13:1-14

Obey Your Government Rulers

You must all obey the government rulers. No one can rule without God’s authority. And all those who rule now were given that power by God. 2 So anyone who is against the gov- ernment is really against something God has put in place. Those who are against the government bring punishment on themselves. 3 People who do right don’t have to fear the rulers. But those who do wrong must fear them. Do you want to be free from fearing them? Then do only what is right, and they will praise you.

4 Rulers are God’s servants to help you. But if you do wrong, you have reason to be afraid. They have the power to punish, and they will use it. They are God’s servants to punish those who do wrong. 5 So you must obey the government, not just because you might be punished, but because you know it is the right thing to do.

6 And this is why you pay taxes too.

Those rulers should be paid for taking care of all the duties they have. They are really working for God. 7 Give everyone what you owe them. If you owe them any kind of tax, then pay it. Show respect to those you should respect. And show honor to those you should honor.

Loving Others Is the Only Law

8 You should owe nothing to anyone, except that you will always owe love to each other. The person who loves others has done all that the law commands. 9 The law says, “You must not commit adultery, you must not murder anyone, you must not steal, you must not want what belongs to someone else.”* All these commands and all other commands really add up to this one rule: “Love your neighbour† the same as you love yourself.”‡ 10 Love doesn’t hurt others. So loving is the same as obeying all the law.

11 I say this because you know that we live in an important time. Yes, it is now time for you to wake up from your sleep. Our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is almost

finished. The day is almost here. So we should stop doing whatever belongs to darkness. We should prepare ourselves to fight evil with the weapons that be- long to the light. 13 We should live in a right way, like people who belong to the day. We should not have wild parties or be drunk. We should not be involved in sexual sin or uncontrolled and shameful behavior. We should not cause arguments or be jealous. 14 Instead, be like Christ Jesus your Lord in everything you do.¶ Don’t think about how to satisfy the desires of your sinful self.

Psalm 89:38-45

38 But now, Lord, you have turned away from your chosen king;*

you have rejected him in anger.

39 You have ended the agreement you made with your servant.

You have thrown his crown into the dirt.

40 You have pulled down the walls of his city

and destroyed all his fortresses.

41 Everyone passing by steals from him. His neighbors laugh at him.

42 You let the king’s enemies win the war

and made them all happy.

43 You helped them defend themselves; you did not help your king win the


44 You brought his majesty to an end; you threw his throne to the ground. 45 You cut his life short

and put him to shame. Selah