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1-2 The sons of Benjamin, according to age, were: Bela, the first, Ashbel, the second, Aharah, the third, Nohah, the fourth, Rapha, the fifth.

3-5 The sons of Bela were: Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, Huram.

6-7 The sons of Ehud, chiefs of the subclans living at Geba, were captured in war and exiled to Manahath. They were: Naaman, Ahijah, Gera (also called Heglam), the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

8-10 Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara, but he had children in the land of Moab by Hodesh, his new wife: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sachia, Mirmah.

These sons all became chiefs of subclans.

11 His wife Hushim had borne him Abitub and Elpaal.

12 The sons of Elpaal were: Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod and their surrounding villages).

13 His other sons were Beriah and Shema, chiefs of subclans living in Aijalon; they chased out the inhabitants of Gath.

14 Elpaal’s sons also included: Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth.

15-16 The sons of Beriah were: Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, Michael, Ishpah, Joha.

17-18 The sons of Elpaal also included: Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, Ishmerai, Izliah, Jobab.

19-21 The sons of Shimei were: Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, Adaiah, Beraiah, Shimrath.

22-25 The sons of Shashak were: Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, Iphdeiah, Penuel.

26-27 The sons of Jeroham were: Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, Jaareshiah, Elijah, Zichri.

28 These were the chiefs of the subclans living at Jerusalem.

29 Jeiel, the father of Gibeon, lived at Gibeon; and his wife’s name was Maacah. 30-32 His oldest son was named Abdon, followed by: Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, Mikloth who was the father of Shimeah.

All of these families lived together near Jerusalem.

33 Ner was the father of Kish, and Kish was the father of Saul;

Saul’s sons included: Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab, Eshbaal.

34 The son of Jonathan was Mephibosheth;[a]

The son of Mephibosheth* was Micah.

35 The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, Ahaz.

36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah was the father of: Alemeth, Azmaveth, Zimri. Zimri’s son was Moza.

37 Moza was the father of Binea, whose sons were: Raphah, Eleasah, Azel.

38 Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, Hanan.

39 Azel’s brother Eshek had three sons: Ulam, the first, Jeush, the second, Eliphelet, the third.

40 Ulam’s sons were prominent warriors who were expert marksmen with their bows. These men had 150 sons and grandsons, and they were all from the tribe of Benjamin.


  1. 1 Chronicles 8:34 Mephibosheth, or “Merib-baal.”
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