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Now the Bnei Yissakhar were Tola, Pu’ah, Yashuv, Shimrom, 4.

And the Bnei Tola: Uzzi, Refayah, Yeriel, Yachmai, Yivsam, and Shmuel, heads of their bais avot, namely, of Tola; they were gibborei chayil (warriors of valor) in their toldot (generations), whose number was in the days of Dovid 22,600.

And the Bnei Uzzi: Yizrachyah; and the Bnei Yizrachyah: Micha’el, and Ovadyah, and Yoel, Yishiyah, 5, all of them rashim (leaders).

And with them, by their toldot, after their bais avot, were bands of soldiers for milchamah, 36,000, for they had many nashim and banim.

And their brethren among all the mishpekhot of Yissakhar were gibborei chayil, reckoned in all by their genealogies 87,000.

The Bnei Binyamin: Bela, and Becher, and Yedia’el, 3.

And the Bnei Bela: Etzbon, and Uzzi, and Uzzi’el, and Yerimot, and Iri, 5; heads of their bais avot, gibborei chayalim (warriors of valor); and were reckoned by their genealogies 22,034.

And the Bnei Becher: Zemira, and Yoash, and Eliezer, and Elyo’enai, and Omri, and Yerimot, and Aviyah, and Anatot, and Alemet. All these are the Bnei Becher.

And the number of them, listed by their toldot, heads of their bais avot, gibborei chayil, was twenty elef and two hundred.

10 The Bnei Yedia’el: Bilhan; and the Bnei Bilhan; Yeush, and Binyamin, and Ehud, and Kena’anah, and Zetan, and Tarshish, and Achishachar.

11 All these the Bnei Yedia’el, by the heads of families, gibborei chayalim, were seventeen elef and two hundred soldiers, fit to go forth for milchamah.

12 Shuppim also, and Chuppim, the Bnei Ir, and Chushim, the Bnei Acher.

13 The Bnei Naphtali: Yachtziel, and Guni, and Yetzer, and Shallum, the Bnei Bilhah.

14 The Bnei Menasheh: Ashriel, whom his Aramean pilegesh bore; she bore Machir avi Gil’ad;

15 And Machir took an isha from the Chuppim and Shuppim, whose achot’s shem was Ma’achah; and the shem of the second was Tzelophechad, and Tzelophechad had banot.

16 And Ma’achah eshet Machir bore ben, and she called shmo Peresh; and the shem of his brother was Sheresh; and his banim were Ulam and Rakem.

17 And the Bnei Ulam: Bedan. These were the Bnei Gil’ad Ben Machir Ben Menasheh.

18 And his achot Hammolekhet bore Ishhod, and Aviezer, and Machlah.

19 And the Bnei Shemidah were Achyan, and Shechem, and Likchi, and Ani’am.

20 And the Bnei Ephrayim: Shutalach, and Bered bno, and Tachat bno, and Eladah bno, and Tachat bno,

21 And Zavad bno, and Shutalach bno, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the anashim of Gat that were born in that land slaughtered, because they came down to take away their mikneh (livestock).

22 And Ephrayim avihem mourned many days, and his achim came to comfort him.

23 And when he went in to his isha, she conceived, and bore ben, and he called shmo Beri’ah, because it went in ra’ah (evil, disaster, misfortune) with his bais.

24 (And his bat was She’erah, who built Lower Beit-Choron, and the Upper, and Uzzen She’erah.)

25 And Refach was bno, also Resheph, and Telach bno, and Tachan bno,

26 La’adan bno, Ammihud bno, Elishama bno,

27 Non (Nun) bno, Yehoshuah bno.

28 And their possessions and settlements were Beit-El and the villages thereof, and to the east Na’aran, and to the west Gezer, with the villages thereof; Shechem also and the villages thereof, unto Ayyah and the villages thereof;

29 And by the borders of the Bnei Menasheh, Beit-She’an and her villages, Taanach and her villages, Megiddo and her villages, Dor and her villages. In these dwelt the Bnei Yosef Ben Yisroel.

30 The Bnei Asher: Yimnah, and Yishvah, and Yishvi, and Beri’ah, and Serach their achot.

31 And the Bnei Beriah: Chever, and Malki’el, who is avi Birzavit.

32 And Chever fathered Yaphlet, Shomer, Chotam, and Shu’a their achot.

33 And the Bnei Yaphlet: Pasach, Bimhal, Ashvat. These are the Bnei Yaphlet.

34 And the Bnei Shemer: Achi, Rohgah, Chubbah, and Aram.

35 And the Ben Helem his brother: Tzophach, Yimna, Shelesh, and Amal.

36 The Bnei Tzophach: Suach, Charnepher, Shu’al, Beri, and Yimrah,

37 Betzer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Yitran, and Be’era.

38 And the Bnei Yeter: Yephunneh, Pispah, Ara.

39 And the Bnei Ulla: Arach, Channiel, Ritzyah.

40 All these were the Bnei Asher, heads of their bais avot, choice gibborim chayalim, outstanding of the nasi’im. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were battle-ready was twenty and six elef anashim.

Issachar

The sons of Issachar:(A)

Tola, Puah,(B) Jashub and Shimron—four in all.

The sons of Tola:

Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel—heads of their families. During the reign of David, the descendants of Tola listed as fighting men in their genealogy numbered 22,600.

The son of Uzzi:

Izrahiah.

The sons of Izrahiah:

Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Ishiah. All five of them were chiefs. According to their family genealogy, they had 36,000 men ready for battle, for they had many wives and children.

The relatives who were fighting men belonging to all the clans of Issachar, as listed in their genealogy, were 87,000 in all.

Benjamin

Three sons of Benjamin:(C)

Bela, Beker and Jediael.

The sons of Bela:

Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri, heads of families—five in all. Their genealogical record listed 22,034 fighting men.

The sons of Beker:

Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Beker. Their genealogical record listed the heads of families and 20,200 fighting men.

10 The son of Jediael:

Bilhan.

The sons of Bilhan:

Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were heads of families. There were 17,200 fighting men ready to go out to war.

12 The Shuppites and Huppites were the descendants of Ir, and the Hushites[a] the descendants of Aher.

Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali:(D)

Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem[b]—the descendants of Bilhah.

Manasseh

14 The descendants of Manasseh:(E)

Asriel was his descendant through his Aramean concubine. She gave birth to Makir the father of Gilead.(F) 15 Makir took a wife from among the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister’s name was Maakah.

Another descendant was named Zelophehad,(G) who had only daughters.

16 Makir’s wife Maakah gave birth to a son and named him Peresh. His brother was named Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

17 The son of Ulam:

Bedan.

These were the sons of Gilead(H) son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. 18 His sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer(I) and Mahlah.

19 The sons of Shemida(J) were:

Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.

Ephraim

20 The descendants of Ephraim:(K)

Shuthelah, Bered his son,

Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,

Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son

and Shuthelah his son.

Ezer and Elead were killed by the native-born men of Gath, when they went down to seize their livestock. 22 Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him. 23 Then he made love to his wife again, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah,[c] because there had been misfortune in his family. 24 His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon(L) as well as Uzzen Sheerah.

25 Rephah was his son, Resheph his son,[d]

Telah his son, Tahan his son,

26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son,

Elishama his son, 27 Nun his son

and Joshua his son.

28 Their lands and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer(M) and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh were Beth Shan,(N) Taanach, Megiddo and Dor,(O) together with their villages. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.

Asher

30 The sons of Asher:(P)

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah.

31 The sons of Beriah:

Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer and Hotham and of their sister Shua.

33 The sons of Japhlet:

Pasak, Bimhal and Ashvath.

These were Japhlet’s sons.

34 The sons of Shomer:

Ahi, Rohgah,[e] Hubbah and Aram.

35 The sons of his brother Helem:

Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah:

Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran[f] and Beera.

38 The sons of Jether:

Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara.

39 The sons of Ulla:

Arah, Hanniel and Rizia.

40 All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000.

Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Or Ir. The sons of Dan: Hushim, (see Gen. 46:23); Hebrew does not have The sons of Dan.
  2. 1 Chronicles 7:13 Some Hebrew and Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 46:24 and Num. 26:49); most Hebrew manuscripts Shallum
  3. 1 Chronicles 7:23 Beriah sounds like the Hebrew for misfortune.
  4. 1 Chronicles 7:25 Some Septuagint manuscripts; Hebrew does not have his son.
  5. 1 Chronicles 7:34 Or of his brother Shomer: Rohgah
  6. 1 Chronicles 7:37 Possibly a variant of Jether

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