1 Chronicles Chapters 11 and 12

Chapter 11: David Made King Over All Ysrayl

1 Then all Ysrayl came together to David at Hebron saying, “Indeed, we are your bone and your flesh. 2 Also, in time past, even Shaul was king, you were the one who led Ysrayl out and brought them in and Yah your Almighty said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Ysrayl and be ruler over My people Ysrayl’.” 3 Therefore, all the zahkin of Ysrayl came to the king at Hebron and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before Yah. And they anointed David king over Ysrayl, according to the word of Yah by Shemuyah.

Zion The City of David

4 And David and all Ysrayl went to Yahrushalom, which is Yebus, where the Yebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. 5 But the inhabitants of Yebus said to David, “You shall not come in here!” Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). 6 Now David said, “Whoever attacks the Yebusites first shall be chief and captain”. And Yoab the son of Zeruiyah went up first and became chief. (See 2 Shemuyah 5:8). 7 Then David dwelt in the stronghold. Therefore, they called it the City of David. 8 And he built the city around it, from the Millo (literally the landfill) to the surrounding area. Yoab repaired the rest of the city. 9 So David went on and became great and Yah of hosts was with him.

The Mighty Men of David: Yashobeam

10 Now these were the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Ysrayl, to make him king, according to the word of Yah concerning Ysrayl. 11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had: Yashobeam the son of a Hachmonite, chief of the captains (compare to 2 Shemuyah 23:8), he had lifted up his spear against three hundred, killed by him at one time.


12 After him was Yleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men. 13 He was with David at Pasdammim. Now there the Philistines were gathered for battle and there was a piece of ground full of barley. So the people fled from the Philistines. 14 But they stationed themselves in the middle of that field, defended it and killed the Philistines. So Yah brought about a great victory.

David Pours Water Out to Yah

15 Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam and the army of the Philistines encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. 16 David was then in the stronghold and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. 17 And David said with longing, “Oh, that someone would give me a drink of water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate”! 18 So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless, David would not drink it but poured it out to Yah. 19 And he said, “Far be it from me, O my Yah, that I should do this! Shall I drink the blood of these men who have put their lives in jeopardy? for at the risk of their lives they brought it”. Therefore, he would not drink it. These things were done by the three mighty men.

Abishai Brother of Yoab

20 Abishai the brother of Yoab was chief of another three (thirty). He had lifted up his spear against three hundred men, killed them and won a name among these three. 21 Of the three he was more honored than the other two men. Therefore, he became their captain. However, he did not attain to the first three.


22 Benaiyah was the son of Yahoiada, the son of a valiant man from Kabzeyl, who had done many deeds. He had killed two lion-like heroes of Moab. He also had gone down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day. 23 And he killed an Egyptian, a man of great height, five cubits tall. In the Egyptian’s hand there was a spear like a weaver’s beam and he went down to him with a staff, wrested the spear out of the Egyptian’s hand and killed him with his own spear. 24 These things Benaiyah the son of Yahoiada did and won a name among three mighty men. 25 Indeed, he was more honored than the thrity but he did not attain to the first three. And David appointed him over his guard.

Other Mighty Men of David

26 Also the mighty warriors were Asahyl the brother of Yoab, Ylhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem–27 Shammoth the Harorite (spelled Harodite in 2 Shemuyah 23:25) Helez the Pelonite (called Paltite in 2 Shemuyah 23:26)–28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite–29 Sibbechai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite–30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled (spelled Heleb in 2 Shemuyah 23:29) the son of Baanah the Netophathite–31 Ithai (spelled Ittai in 2 Shemuyah 23:29) the son of Ribai of Gibeah, of the sons of Benyamin, Benaiyah the Pirathonite–32 Hurai (spelled Hiddai in 2 Shemuyah 23:30) of the brooks of Gaash, Abiyah the Arbathite–33 Azmaveth the Baharumite (spelled Barhumite in 2 Shemuyah 23:31)m Yliahba the Shaalbonite–34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Yahanathan the son of Shageh the Hararite–35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Yliphal the son of Ur–36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahiyah the Pelonite–37 Hezro the Carmylite, Naarai the son of Ezbai–38 Yoyl the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri–39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite (spelled Beerothite in 2 Shemuyah 23:37), the armorbearer of Yoab the son of Zeruiyah. 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite–41 Uriyah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai–42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him– 43 Hanan the son of Maachah, Yahoshaphat the Mithnite–44 Uzziyah the Ashterathite, Shama and Yeiyah the sons of Hotham the Aroerite–45 Yediayah the son of Shimri and Yoha his brother, the Tizite–46 Yliyah the Mahavite, Yeribai and Yoshaviyah the sons of Ylnaam, Ithmah the Moabite–47 Yliyah, Obed and Yaasiyah the Mezobaite.

Chapter 12: The Growth of David’s Army: Some of David’s Mighty Men Could Throw Stones and Shoot Bows Both Right and Left Handed From the Tribe of Benyamin

1 Now these were the men who came to David at Ziklag while he was still a fugitive from Shaul the son of Kish and they were among the mighty men, helpers in the war–2 Armed with bows, using both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows with the bow. They were of Benyamin, Shaul’s brothers. 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Yoash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite, Yeziyah and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth, Berachah and Yahu the Anathothite–4 Ishmaiyah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty and over thirty, Yeremiyah, Yahaziyah, Yahanan and Yozabad the Gederathite–5 Yluzai, Yisshiyah, Azaryah, Yoezer and Yashobeam, the Korahites–7 and Yoylah and Zebadiyah the sons of Yeroham of Gedor.

David’s Mighty Men From the Tribe of Gad: The Men of Gad Cross the Overflowing Yarden River

8 Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains: 9 Ezer the first, Obadiyah the second, Yliab the third–10 Mishmannah the fourth, Yeremiyah the fifth–11 Attai the sixth, Yliyah the seventh–12 Yahanan the eighth, Ylzabad the ninth–13 Yeremiyah the tenth and Machbanai the eleventh. 14 These were the sons of Gad, captains of the army, the least was over a hundred and the greatest was over a thousand. 15 These are the ones who crossed the Yarden in the first month, when it had overflowed all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west.

*How did they cross the Yarden when it was overflowing? Yah split those waters!

David’s Mighty Men From the Tribe of Benyamin and Yahudah: The Qodesh Spirit Comes Upon Amasai

16 Then some of the sons of Benyamin and Yahudah came to David at the stronghold. 17 And David went out to meet them and answered and said to them, “If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart will be united with you but if to betray me to my enemies, since there is no wrong in my hands, may Yah of our fathers look and bring judgment”. 18 Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the captains and he said: “We are yours, O David. We are on your side, O son of Yesse! Peace, Peace to you and Peace to your helpers! For your Almighty helps you”. So David received them and made them captains of the troop.

David’s Mighty Men From the Tribe of Manasseh: David Had a Very Great Army Like the Army of Yah

19 And some from Manasseh defeated to David when he was going with the Philistines to battle against Shaul but they did not help them, for the princes of the Philistines sent him away by agreement saying, “He may defect to his master Shaul and endanger our heads”. 20 When he went to Ziklag, those of Manasseh who defected to him were Adnah, Yozabad, Yediayah, Michayah, Yozabad, Ylihu and Zillethai, captains of the thousands who were from Manasseh. 21 And they helped David against the bands of raiders for they were all mighty men of valor and they were captains in the army. 22 For at that time, they came to David day by day to help him, until it was a great army, like the army of Yah.

*David had an army like Yah’s army!!

David’s Army at Hebron: Yahudah Shimeon Levi Benyamin Ephraim West Manasseh Issachar Zebulon Naphtali Dan Asher Reuben Gad East Manasseh

23 Now these were the numbers of the divisions that were equipped for war and came to David at Hebron to turn over the kingdom of Shaul to him, according to the word of Yah: 24 Of the sons of Yahudah bearing shield and spear, six thousand eight hundred armed for war. 25 Of the sons of Shimeon, mighty men of valor fit for war, seven thousand one hundred. 26 Of the sons of Levi four thousand six hundred–27 Yahoiada, the leader of the Aharonites and with him three thousand seven hundred–28 Zadok, a young man, a valiant warrior and from his father’s house twenty-two captains. 29 Of the sons of Benyamin, relatives of Shaul, three thousand, until then the greatest part of them had remained loyal to the house of Shaul. 30 Of the sons of Ephraim twenty thousand eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous men throughout their father’s house. 31 Of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were designated by name to come and make David king. 32 Of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Ysrayl ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred and all their brothers were at their command. 33 Of Zebulon there were fifty thousand who went out to battle, expert in war with all weapons of war, stouthearted (brave) men who could keep ranks. 34 Of Naphtali one thousand captains and with them thirty-seven thousand with shield and spear. 35 Of the Danites who could keep battle formation, twenty-eight thousand six hundred. 36 Of Asher, those who could go out to war, able to keep battle formation, forty thousand. 37 Of the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, from the other side of the Yarden, one hundred and twenty thousand armed for battle with every kind of weapon of war.

The Children of Ysrayl Celebrate David as King Three Days

38 All these men of war, who could keep ranks, came to Hebron with a loyal heart, to make David king over all Ysrayl and all the rest of Ysrayl were of one mind to make David king. 39 And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their brothers had prepared for them. 40 Moreover, those who were near to them, from as far away as Issachar and Zebulon and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys and camels, on mules and oxen–provisions of flour and cakes of figs and cakes of raisins, wine and oyl and oxen and sheep abundantly, for there was joy in Ysrayl.






1 Chronicles Chapters 9 and 10

Chapter 9: Yahudah Taken Captive to Babylon: The Levites Return to Yahrushalom

1 So all Ysrayl was recorded by genealogies and indeed, they were inscribed in the book of the kings of Ysrayl. But Yahudah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. 2 And their first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israylites, priests, Levites and the Nethinim (Hebrew meaning ‘the given ones’, they were temple assistants).

The People who Returned from Babylon and Settled in Yahrushalom

3 Now in Yahrushalom the children of Yahudah dwelt and some of the children of Benyamin and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh: 4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the descendants of Perez, the son of Yahudah. 5 Of the Shilonites: Asaiyah, the firstborn and his sons. 6 Of the sons of Zerah: Yeuyah and their brothers, six hundred and ninety. 7 Of the sons of Benyamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviyah, the son of Hassenuah–8 Ibeneiyah the son of Yeroham, Ylah the son of Uzziyah, the son of Michri, Meshullam the son of Shephatiyah, the son of Reuyl, the son of Ibniyah–9 And their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were heads of a father’s house in their father’s houses.

The Priests That Returned to Yahrushalom

10 Of the priests: Yedaiyah, Yahoiarib and Yahchin–11 Azariyah, the son of Hilikiyah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the officer over the house of Yah: 12 Adaiyah, the son of Yeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiyah, Maasai the son of Adiyah, the son of Yahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer–13 And their brothers, heads of their father’s houses, one thousand seven hundred and sixty. They were very able men for the work of the service of the house of Yah.

The Levites That Returned to Yahrushalom

14 Of the Levites: Shemaiyah the son of Hassub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiyah, of the sons of Merari–15 Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal and Mattaniyah the son of Yahduthun and Berechiyah the son of Asayah, the son of Ylkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

The Levite Gatekeepers

17 And the gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their brothers. Shallum was the chief. 18 Until then they had been gatekeepers for the camps of the children of Levi at the King’s Gate on the east. 19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah and his brothers, from his father’s house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of Yah. 20 And Phinehas the son of Yleazar had been the officer over them in time past, Yah was with him. 21 Zechariyah the son of Meshelemiyah was keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 22 All those chosen as gatekeepers were two hundred and twelve. They were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Shemuyah the seer had appointed them to their trusted office. 23 So they and their children were in charge of the gates of the house of Yah, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment. 24 The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north and south. 25 And their brothers in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days. 26 For in this trusted office were four chiefs gatekeepers. They were Levites and they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the hose of Yah. 27 And they lodged all around the house of Yah because they had the responsibility and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

Other Levite Responsibilities

28 Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count. 29 Some of them were appointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary and over the fine flour and the wine and the oyl and the incense and the spices. 30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices. 31 Mattihiyah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office over the things that were baked in the pans. 32 And some of their brothers of the sons of the Kohathites were in charge of preparing the showbread for every Shabbath. 33 These are the singers, heads of the father’s houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers and were free from other duties, for they were employed in that work day and night. 34 These heads of the father’s houses of the Levites were heads throughout their generations. They dwelt at Yahrushalom.

The Family of King Shaul

35 Yeiyl the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah, dwelt at Gibeon. 36 His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab–37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariyah (called Zecher in 8:31) and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth begot Shimeam (spelled Shimeah in 8:32). They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Yahrushalom, with their brothers. 39 Ner begot Kish, Kish begot Shaul and Shaul begot Yahanathan, Malchishua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal. 40 The son of Yahanathan was Merib-Baal and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 41 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea (spelled Tarea in 8:35) and Ahaz (compare to 8:35). 42 And Ahaz begot Yarah (spelled Yahoaddah in 8:36), Yarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri and Zimri begot Moza–43 Moza begot Binea, Rephaiyah his son, Yleasah his son and Azyl his son. 44 And Azyl had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmayl, Sheariyah, Obadiyah and Hanan. These were the sons of Azyl.

Chapter 10: The Philistines Kill Three of Shaul’s Sons: Shaul’s Armorbearer Refuses to Kill Him with the Sword Because Shaul was Anointed of Yah: Shaul Kills Himself with His Own Sword

1 Now the Philistines fought against Ysrayl and the men of Ysrayl fled from before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 Then the Philistines followed hard after Shaul and his sons. And the Philistines killed Yahanathan, Abinadab and Malchishua, Shaul’s sons. 3 The battle became fierce against Shaul. The archers hit him and he was wounded by the archers. 4 Then Shaul said to his armorbearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and abuse me”. But his armorbearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore, Shaul took a sword and fell on it. 5 And when his armorbearer saw that Shaul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died. 6 So Shaul and his three sons died and all his house died together. 7 And when all the men of Ysrayl who were in the valley saw that they had fled and that Shaul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled. Then the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

The Philistines Put Shaul’s Head and His Armor in the Temples of Their Gods

8 So it happened the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Shaul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. 9 And they stripped him and took his head and his armor and sent word throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among the people. 10 Then they put his armor in the temple of their gods and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.

The Men of Yabesh Gilead (Benyamin) Bury Shaul and His Sons Bodies After Hearing What Was Done To Shaul’s Head

11 And when all Yabesh Gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Shaul–12 All the valiant men arose and took the body of Shaul and the bodies of his sons and they brought them to Yabesh and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree at Yabesh and fasted seven days.

Why Yah Rejected Shaul

13 So Shaul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against Yah, because he did not keep the word of Yah and also because he consulted a medium for guidance. 14 But he did not inquire of Yah therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Yesse.



1 Chronicles Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7: The Family of Issachar

1 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah (spelled Puvah in Genesis 46:13), Yashub and Shimron, four in all. 2 The sons of Tola were Uzziyah, Rephaiyah, Yeriyah, Yahmai, Yibsam and Shemuyah, heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations. Their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred. 3 The son of Uzziyah was Izrahiyah and the sons of Izrahiyah were Michayah, Obadiyah, Yoyl and Ishiyah. All five of them were chief men. 4 And with them, by their generations, according to their father’s houses, were thirty-six thousand troops ready for war. For they had many wives and sons. 5 Now their brothers among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, listed by their genealogies, eighty-seven thousand in all.

The Family of Benyamin

6 The sons of Benyamin were Bela, Becher and Yediayah, three in all. 7 The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziyah, Yerimoth and Iri, five in all. They were heads of their father’s houses and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor. 8 The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Yoash, Yliezer, Ylioenai, Omri, Yerimoth, Abiyah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Becher. 9 And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their father’s houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor. 10 The son of Yediayah was Bilhan and the sons of Bilhan were Yeush, Benyamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tharshish and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Yedaiyah were heads of their father’s houses: There were seventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war and battle. 12 Shuppim and Huppim (called Hupham in Numbers 26:39) were the sons of Ir and Hushim was the son of Aher.

The Family of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were Yahziyah (or spelled Yahzeyl, Genesis 46:24), Guni, Yezer and Shallum (spelled Shillem in Genesis 46:24), the sons of Bilhah (Yahqob’s concubine).

The Family of Manasseh (West)

14 The descendants of Manasseh: His Syrian concubine bore him Machir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriyah (the son of Gilead compare Numbers 26:30,31). 15 Machir took as his wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim (compare to v. 12), whose name was Maacah. The name of Gilead’s grandson (literally the second) was Zelophedad (compare Numbers 26:30-33), but Zelophedad begot only daughters. 16 Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son and she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 The son of Ulam was Bedan. These were the descendants of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. 18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishdod, Abiezer and Mahlah. 19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam.

The Family of Ephraim

20 The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Yladah his son, Tahath his son–21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son and Ezer and Ylead. the men of Gath who were born in that land killed them because they came down to take away their cattle. 22 Then Ephraim their father mourned many days and his brothers came to comfort him. 23 And when he went into his wife, she conceived and bore a son and he called his name Beriyah (literally in tragedy) because tragedy had come upon his house. 24 Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah. 25 And Rephah was his son, as well as Reshph and Telah his son, Tahan his son– 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Ylishama his son–27 Nun (Hebrew Non) his son and Yahoshua his son. 28 Now their possessions and dwelling places were Bethyl and its towns: to the east Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns and Shechem and its towns, as far as Ayyah (Today called Gazza) and its towns. 29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh were Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Yoseph, the son of Ysrayl.

*Did you notice in v. 24 that a woman built cities? She may have been an engineer. I have never heard anyone talk about her, Sheerah. Also, did you notice that Megiddo is a part of Ephraim territory?

The Family of Asher

30 The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriyah and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriyah were Heber and Malchiyah, who was the father of Birzaith (or Birzaith or Birzoth). 32 And Heber begot Yaphlet, Shomer (spelled Shemer in v. 34), Hotham (spelled Helem in v. 35) and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Yaphlet were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. These were the children of Yaphlet. 34 The sons of Shemer were Ahi, Rohgah, Yehubbah and Aram. 35 The sons of his brother Helem were Zohah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah–37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shishah, Yithran (spelled Yether in v. 38) and Beera. 38 The sons of Yether were Yephunneh, Pispah and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla were Arah, Haniyah and Riziyah. 40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle. Their number was twenty-six thousand.

Chapter 8: The Family Tree of King Shaul of Benyamin

1 Now Benyamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbyl the second, Aharah (spelled Ahiram in Numbers 26:38) the third–2 Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth. 3 The sons of Bela were Addar (called Ard in Numbers 26:40), Gera, Abihud–4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah–5 Gera, Shephuphan and Huram. 6 These are the sons of Ehud, who were the heads of the father’s houses of the inhabitants of Geba and who forced them to move to Manahath: 7 Naaman, Ahiyah and Gera who forced them tomove. He begot Uzza and Ahihud. 8 Also Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. 9 By Hodesh his wife he begot Yobab, Zibiyah, Mesha, Malcam–10 Yeuz, Sachiyah and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of their father’s houses. 11 And by Hushim he begot Abitub and Ylpaal. 12 The sons of Ylpaal were Eber, Misham and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns–13 And Beriyah and Shema, who were heads of their father’s houses of the inhabitants of Aiyalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14 Ahio, Shashak, Yeremoth–15 Zebadiyah, Arad, Eder–16 Michayah, Ispah and Yoha were the sons of Beriyah. 17 Zebadiyah, Meshullam, Hizki (yah), Heber–18 Ishmerai, Yizliyah and Yobab were the sons of Ylpaal. 19 Yakim, Zichri, Hanan–20 Ylienai, Zillethai, Yliyah–21Adaiyah, Beraiyah and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Yliyah–23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan–24 Hananiyah, Ylam, Antothiyah–25 Iphdeiyah and Penuyah were the sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariyah, Athaliyah–27 Yaareshiyah, Yliyah and Zichri were the sons of Yeroham. 28 These were heads of the father’s houses by their genealogies, chief men. These dwelt in Yahrushalom.

29 Now the father of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah, dwelt in Gibeon. 30 And his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab–31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher–32 And Mikloth, who begot Shimeah (spelled Shimeam in 9:38). They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Yahrushalom with their brothers. 33 Ner (Also the son of Gibeon, compare 9:36,39) begot Kish, Kish begot Shaul and Shaul begot Yahanathan, Malchishua, Abinadab (called Yishui in 1 Shemuyah 14:49) and Esh-Baal (called Ishbosheth in 2 Shemuyah 2:8). 34 The son of Yahanathan was Merib-Baal (called Mephibosheth in 2 Shemuyah 4:4) and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 35 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tarea and Ahaz. 36  And Ahaz begot Yahoaddah (spelled Yarah in 9:42), Yahoaddah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri and Zimri begot Moza. 37 Moza begot Binea, Raphah (spelled Rephaiyah in 9:43) his son, Yleasah his son and Azyl his son. 38 Azyl had six sons whose names were these: Azikam, Bocheru, Ishmayl, Sheariyah, Obadiyah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azyl.

39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Yeush the second, and Yliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor–archers. They had many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty in all. These were all sons of Benyamin.



1 Chronicles Chapters 5 and 6

Chapter 5: The Family of Reuben

1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Ysrayl, he was indeed the first-born but because he defiled his father’s bed his birthright was given to the sons of Yoseph, the son of Ysrayl, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright. 2 Yet Yahudah prevailed over his brothers and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Yoseph–3 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Ysrayl were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. 4 The sons of Yoyl were Shemaiyah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son–5 Micah his son, Reaiyah his son, Baal his son–6 And Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser (Hebrew Tilgath-Pilneser) king of Assyria carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites. 7 And his brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Yeiyl and Zechariyah. 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Yoyl, who dwelt in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 Eastward they settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness this side of the River Euphrates, because their cattle had multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10 Now in the days of Shaul they made war with the Hagrites who fell by their hand and they dwelt in their tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead.

The Family of Gad

11 And the children of Gad dwelt next to them in the land of Bashan as far as Salcah: 12 Yoyl was the chief, Shapham the next, then Yaanai and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 And their brothers of their father’s house: Michayah, Meshullum, Sheba, Yorai, Yachan, Ziyah and Eber, seven in all. 14 These were the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Yaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michayah, the son of Yashishai, the son of Yahdo, the son of Buz–15 Ahi the son of Abdiyah, the son of Guni, was the chief of their father’s house. 16 And the Gadites dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its villages and in all the common-lands of Sharon within their borders. 17 All these were registered by genealogies in the days of Yothan (or Yahtham) king of Yahudah and in the days of Yeroboam king of Ysrayl.

The Tribes of Reuben Gad and Half Manasseh Cry Out to Yah in Battle and Yah Answers Them Because They Trusted Him: The War Was Yah’s

18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow and skillful in war, who went to war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, Yetur, Naphish and Nodab. 20 And they were helped against them and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand and all who were with them, for they cried out to Yah in the battle. He heeded their prayer because they put their trust in Him. 21 Then they took away their livestock, fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep and two thousand of their donkeys. Also one hundred thousand of their men–22 For many fell dead because the war was Yah’s. And they dwelt in their place until the captivity.

The Family of Manasseh (East)

23 So the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land. Their numbers increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon, that is, to Senir or Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of their father’s houses: Epher, Ishi, Yliyah, Azriyah, Yeremiyah, Hodaviyah and Yahdiyl. They were mighty men of valor, famous men and heads of their father’s houses.

Reuben Gad and Half Manasseh (East) Serve the Gods After Yah Delivered Them and Yah Sends Assyria to Put Them Into Captivity to Correct them

25 And they were unfaithful to Yah of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land whom Yah had destroyed before them. 26 So Yah of Ysrayl stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, that is, Tiglath-Pileser (Hebrew Tiglath-Pilneser) king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to Halah, Habor, Hara and the river of Gozan to this day.

Chapter 6: The Family of Levi (Lewi)

1 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

The Sons of Kohath

2 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziyah. 3 The children of Amram were Aharon, Moshe and Myriam. And the sons of Aharon were Nadab, Abihu, Yleazar and Ithamar. 4 Yleazar begot Phinehas and Phinehas begot Abishua. 5 Abishua begot Bukki and Bukki begot Uzziyah. 6 Uzziyah begot Zerahiyah and Zerahiyah begot Meraioth. 7 Meraioth begot Amariyah and Amariyah begot Ahitub. 8 Ahitub begot Zadok and Zadok begot Ahimaaz. 9 Ahimaaz begot Azariyah and Azariyah begot Yahanan. 10 Yahanan begot Azariyah. It was he who ministered as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Yahrushalom. 11 Azariyah begot Amariyah and Amariyah begot Ahitub. 12 Ahitub begot Zadok and Zadok begot Shallum. 13 Shallum begot Hilikiyah and Hilikiyah begot Azariyah. 14 Azariyah begot Seraiyah and Seraiyah begot Yahozadak. 15 Yahozadak went into captivity when Yah carried Yahudah and Yahrushalom into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi (Lewi) were Gershon (Hebrew Gershom), Kohath and Merari.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Gershon

17 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Kohath

18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziyah.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Merari

19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers:

The Sons of Gershon to Yeatherai

20 Of Gershon were Libni his son, Yahath his son, Zimmah his son–21 Yoah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son and Yeatherai his son.

The Sons of Kohath to Shemuyah and His Sons

22 The sons of Kohath were Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son–23 Ylkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son–24 Tahath hsi son, Uriyah his son, Uzziyah his son and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Ylkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth. 26 As for Ylkanah (compare to verse 35), the sons of Ylkanah were Zophai (spelled Zuph in v. 35 and 1 Shemuyah 1:1)  his son, Nahath (compare v. 34) his son–27 Yliab (compare v. 34) his son, Yeroham his son and Ylkanah his son. 28 The sons of Shemuyah were Yoyl  (compare v. 33 and 1 Shemuyah 8:2) the first-born and Abiyah the second (Hebrew Vasheni?).

The Sons of Merari to His Son Asaiyah

29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son– 30 Shimea his son, Haggaiyah his son and Asaiyah his son.

The Levite Musicians and Singers in the House of Yah

31 Now these are the men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of Yah, after the ark came to rest. 32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting until Solomon had built the house of Yah in Yahrushalom and they served in their office according to their order.

33 And these are the ones who ministered with their sons: Of the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Yoyl, the son of Shemuyah–34 The son of Ylkanah, the son of Yeroboam, the son of Yliyah (spelled Ylihu in 1 Shemuyah 1:1), the son of Toah (spelled Tohu in 1 Shemuyah 1:1)–35 The son of Zuph, the son of Yoyl, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai–36 The son of Ylkanah, the son of Yoyl, the son of Azariyah, the son of Zephaniyah 37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah–38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Ysrayl. 39 And his brother Asaph, who stood at his right hand, was Asaph the son of Berachiyah, the son of Shimea–40 The son of Michayah, the son of Baaseiyah, the son of Malchiyah–41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiyah–42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei–43 The son of Yahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi.

44 Their brothers, the sons of Merari, on the left hand, were Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch–45 The son of Hashabiyah, the son of Amaziyah, the son of Hilikiyah–46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer–47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. 48 And their brothers, the Levites, were appointed to every king of service of the tablernacle of the House of Yah.

The Family of Aharon

49 But Aharon and his sons offered sacrifices on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense, for all the work of the Most Qodesh Place and to make atonement for Ysrayl, according to all that Moshe the servant of Yah had commanded. 50 Now these are the sons of Aharon: Yleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son–51 Bukki his son, Uzziyah his son, Zerahiyah his son– 52 Meraioth his son, Amariyah his son, Ahitub his son–53 Zadok his son and Ahimaaz his son.

Dwelling Places of the Levites

54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their settlements in their territory, for they were given by lot to the sons of Aharon, of the family of the Kohathites: 55 They gave them Hebron in the land of Yahudah, with its surrounding common-lands. 56 But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Yephunneh. 57 And to the sons of Aharon, they gave one of the cities of refuge, Hebron, also Libnah with its common-lands, Yattir, Eshtemoa with its common-lands–58 Hilen (spelled Holon in Yahoshua 21:15) with its common-lands, Debir with its commonlands–59 Ashan (spelled Ain in Yahoshua 21:16, Ashan means smoke or smoke city probably because of the incense and offerings going up to Yah) with its common-lands and Beth Shemesh with its common-lands. 60 And from the tribe of Benyamin: Geba with it common-lands, Alemeth (spelled Almon in Yahoshua 21:18) with its common-lands and Anathoth with its common-lands. All their cities among their families were thirteen.

61 To the rest of the family of the tribe of the Kohathites, they gave by lot ten cities from half the tribe of Manasseh. 62 And to the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave thirteen cities from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. 63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulon. 64 So the children of Ysrayl gave these cities with their common-lands to the Levites. 65 And they gave by lot fromt he tribe of the children of Yahudah, from the tribe of the children of Shimeon and from the tribe of the children of Benyamin these cities which are called by their names.

66 Now some of the families of the sons of Kohath were given cities as their territory from the tribe of Ephraim. 67 And they gave them one of the cities of refuge, Shechem with its common-lands, in the mountains of Ephraim, also Gezer with its common-lands. 68 Yokmeam with its common-lands, Beth Horon with its common-lands. 69 Aiyalon with its common-lands and Gath Rimmon with its common-lands.70 And from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its common-lands and Bileam with its common-lands, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

71 From the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh the sons of Gershon were given Golan in Bashan with its common-lands and Ashtaroth with its common-lands. 72 And from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its common-lands, Daberath with its common-lands–73 Ramoth with its common-lands and Anem with its common-lands. 74 And from the tribe of Asher: Marshal with its common-lands, Abdon with its common-lands–75 Hukok with its common-lands and Rehob with its common-lands. 76 And from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its common-lands, Hammon with its common-lands and Kiryathaim with its common-lands.

77 From the tribe of Zebulon the rest of the children of Merari were given Rimmon (Hebrew Rimmono, see 4:32) with its common-lands and Tabor with its common-lands. 78 And on the other side of the Yarden, across from Yericho, on the east side of the Yarden, they were given from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its common-lands, Yahzah with its common-lands–79 Kedemoth with its common-lands and Mephaath with its common-lands. 80 And from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its common-lands, Mahanaim with its common-lands–81 Heshbon with its common-lands and Yazer with its common-lands.






This or That Curse?


A photo of Baltimore mom slapping her sixteen year old son during the riots.

Which curse is this?

A) Women shall rule over them, Isaiah 3:12? Because I heard some saying that she was wrong.

B) Or children leaders oppress (or rule) them, Isaiah 3:12? Because I heard her say that she forbade him from going out there and he went anyway. If his dad knocked him about would everyone still applaud? Would a male Israylite parent been put in jail for slapping him? Is sixteen grown these days? Or does his height (which you can not see in this photo) make him appear grown? Questions…



1 Chronicles Chapters 3 and 4

Chapter 3: The Sons of David Born in Hebron

1 Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The first-born was Ammon by Ahinoam the Yezreylitess. The second, Daniyah (called Chileab in 2 Shemuyah 3:3) by Abigail the Carmelitess. 2 The third, Absalom (Abishalom) the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur. The fourth, Adoniyah the son of Haggith. 3 The fifth, Shephatiyah, by Abital. The sixth, Ithream by his wife Eglah. 4 These six were born to him in Hebron. There he reigned seven years and six months and in Yahrushalom he reigned thirty-three years.

The Four Sons of David Born in Yahrushalom by His Wife Bathshua

5 And these were born to him in Yahrushalom: Shimea (spelled Shammua in 14:4 and 2 Shemuyah 5:14), Shobab, Nathan and Solomon (Shlomo), four by Bathshua (spelled Bathsheba in 2 Shemuyah 11:3), the daughter of Ammiyl (called Yliam in 2 Shemuyah 11:3).

Other Children Born to David in Yahrushalom

6 Also there were Ibhar, Ylishama (spelled Ylishua in 14:5 and 2 Shemuyah 5:15), Yliphelet (spelled Ylpelet in 14:5)–7 Nogah, Nepheg, Yahphia–8 Ylishama, Yliada (spelled Beeliada in 14:7) and Yliphelet, nine in all. 9 These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines and Tamar their sister.

*Tamar was the full-blooded sister of Abishalom (Absalom), their mother Maacah.

*See 2 Shemuyah 5:13-16.

The Family of Solomon

10 Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, Abiyah (spelled Abiyah in 1 Kings 15:1) was his son, Asayah his son, Yahoshaphat his son–11 Yoram (spelled Yahoram in 2 Kings 1:17 and 8:16) his son, Ahaziyah his son, Yoash (spelled Yahoash in 2 Kings 12:1) his son–12 Amaziyah his son, Azariyah (called Uzziyah in Isaiah 6:1) his son, Yotham his son–13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiyah his son, Manasseh his son–14 Amon his son and Yoshiyah his son. 15 The sons of Yoshiyah were Yahanan the first-born, the second Yahoiakim, the third Zedekiyah and the fourth Shallum (called Yahoahaz in 2 Kings 23:31)–16 The sons of Yahoiakim were Yahconiyah (or Yahoiachin) his son and Zedekiyah (compare 2 Kings 24:17) his son.

The Family of Yahconiyah (or Yahoiachin)

17 And the sons of Yahconiyah (called Coniyah in Yeremiyah 22:24 and Yahoiachin in 2 Kings 24:8) were Assir, Shealtiyah his son–18 And Malchiram, Pedaiyah, Shenazzar, Yecamiyah, Hoshama and Nedabiyah. 19 The sons of Pedaiyah were Zerubbabyl and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabyl were Meshullam, Hananiyah, Shelomith their sister.  20 And Hashubbah, Ohyl, Berechiyah, Hasadiyah and Yushab-Hesed, five in all. 21 The sons of Hananiyah were Pelatiyah and Yahshaiyah, the sons of Rephaiyah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiyah and the sons of Shechaniyah. 22 The son of Shechaniyah was Shemaiyah. The sons of Shemaiyah were Hattush, Igal, Bariyah, Neariyah and Shaphat, six in all. 23 The sons of Neariyah were Ylioenai, Hezekiyah and Azrikam, three in all. 24 The sons of Ylioenai were Hodaviyah, Yliashib, Pelaiyah, Akkub, Yahanan, Delaiyah and Anani, seven in all.

Chapter 4: The Family of Yahudah Through Perez

1 The sons of Yahudah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Shobal. 2 And Reaiyah the son of Shobal begot Yahath and Yahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites. 3 These were the sons of the father of Etam: Yezreyl, Ishma and Idbash and the name of their sister was Hazylylponi 4 And Penyl was the father of Gedor and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the first-born of Ephrathah the father of Bethlehem. 5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Zohar and Ethnan–8 And Koz begot Anub, Zobebah and the families of Aharhyl the son of Harum.

Yahbez Asked Yah to Bless Him and to Not Cause Pain to Others Because His Mother Named Him ‘He Will Cause Pain’ and Yah Blessed Him

9 Now Yahbez was more honorable than his brothers and his mother called his name Yahbez (literally he will cause pain) saying, “Because I bore him pain”. 10 and Yahbez called on Yah of Ysrayl saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So Yah granted him what he requested.

*Yahbez prayed to Yah to keep him righteous, to bless him and to prove naysayers wrong.

11 Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton begot Beth-Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir-Nahash. These were the men of Rechah.

Craftsmen of Yah

13 The sons of Kenaz were Othniyah and Seraiyah. The sons of Othniyah were Hathath (sons translations add Menothai)–14 And Menothai who begot Ophrah. Seraiyah begot Yoab the father of Ge Harashim (literally valley of craftsmen), for they were craftsmen.

15 The sons of Caleb the son of Yephunneh were Iru, Ylah and Naam. The son of Ylah was Kenaz. 16 The sons of Yahallylyl were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria and Asaryl. 17 The sons of Erah were Yether, Mered, Epher and Yalon. And Mered’s wife  bore Myriam, Shammai and Ishabah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 His wife Yahudiyah bore Yered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Sochoh and Yekuthiyah the father of Zanoah. And these were the sons of Bithiyah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took. 19 The sons of Hodiyah’s wife, the sister of Naham were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and of Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20 And the sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi (or Ishiyah) were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

The House of the Linen Workers

21 The sons of Shelah the son of Yahudah were Er the father of Lecah, Laadah, the father of Mareshah and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea.

Those Who Made Pottery

22 Also Yokim (or Yahkim), the men of Chozeba and Yoash. Seraph who ruled in Moab and Yashubi-Lehem. Now the records are ancient. 23 These were the potters and those who dwell at Netaim (literally plants) and Gederah (literally hedges). There they dwelt with the king for his work.

The Family of Shimeon (or Simeon): The Family of Shimeon Did Not Multiply as the Tribe of Yahudah

24 The sons of Simeon were Nemuyl, Yahmim, Yahrib (called Yachin in Genesis 46:10), Zerah (called Zohar in Genesis 46:10) and Shaul–25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son. 26 And the sons of Mishma were Hamuyl his son, Zacchur his son and Shimei his son. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters but his brothers did not have many children nor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Yahudah.

Where the Tribe of Shimeon Dwelt and Their Genealogy

28 They dwelt at Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual–29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad–30 Bethuyl, Hormah, Ziklag –31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen and Ashan, five cities. (Read Yahoshua 15:42 and 1 Chronicles 6:59). 33 And all the villages that were around these cities as far as Baal (or Baalath Beer, compare Yahoshua 19:8). These were their dwelling places and they maintained their genealogy: 34 Meshobab, Yamlech and Yoshah the son of Amaziyah–35 Yoyl and Yahu the son of Yoshibiyah, the son of Seraiyah, the son of Asiyah–36 Ylioenai, Yaakobah, Yeshohaiyah, Asaiyah, Adiyah, Yesimiyah and Benaiyah–37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Yedaiyah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiyah. 38 These mentioned by name were leaders in their families and their father’s house increased greatly.

The Tribe of Shimeon Took the Land of the Hamites For Their Flocks

39 So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found rich, good pasture and the land was broad, quiet and peaceful, for some Hamites formerly live there. 41 These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiyah king of Yahudah and they attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there and utterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place because there was pasture for their flocks there. 42 Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Shimeon went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiyah, Neariyah, Rephaiyah and Uzziya, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they defeated the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have dwelt there to this day.








From two wheels…


to four wheels. My “new” hoopty. Here’s to coming out of the curses. HalleluYah. It’s awesome to see who Yah sends to make a way for you. Yah worked through several people to send me this. No car payments.

1 Chronicles Chapters 1 and 2

Who wrote the Books of Kings and Chronicles? It’s believed that Yeremiyah and Baruch compiled the information for the Book of Kings and it is believed that Ezra and Nehemiyah (The books of Ezra and Nehemiyah were originally one scroll) compiled the information for the Book of Chronicles but we do not know for certain who wrote these books (right now). The Book of Chronicles is called Dibre ha Yamim in Hebrew and it means words of the events or records of the times. The books of Chronicles retell the history of Ysrayl from a slightly different viewpoint than that of Shemuyah and Kings, although many of the same stories are repeated. Second Shemuyah and First and Second Kings give a political history of Ysrayl and Yahudah, First and Second Chronicles present a spiritual history of David’s Dynasty of Yahudah. The former are written from a prophetic and moral viewpoint and the latter from a priestly and spiritual perspective. The Book of First Chronicles begins with the royal line of David and then traces the spiritual significance of David’s righteous reign.

King David is the most important person in the book of 1 Chronicles. David was the seventh child of Yesse. He is the one who made Yahrushalom the center for the worship of the Most High Yah and who made sure Yah was worshiped in the proper way. David is also honored as the founder of the temple, even though it was his son Solomon who actually built it.

Much of 1 Chronicles is made up of lists that trace the descendents of Adam to the time of King Shaul (1-9). After reporting how Shaul died (10), the rest of the book (11-29) focuses on King David and these chapters can be divided into four parts. The first part (11-12) tells how David became king and made Yahrushalom his capital city. This part also includes information about David’s warriors and military officers. The second part (13-16) describes how David moved the ark of the covenant to its new home in Yahrushalom. The third part (17-20) includes events during his rule and the final part (21-29) describes his preparations for building Yah’s temple and his instructions to his son Solomon about the proper worship of Yah.

In 1 Chronicles, David is used as an example of someone who faithfully worships and obeys Yah. At the end of David’s rule, he praises Yah in front of everyone in Ysrayl and says:

I praise you forever, Yah! You are the Power our ancestor Yahqob worshiped. Your power is great and your esteem is seen everywhere in heaven and on earth. You are king of the entire world and you rule with strength and power. (1 Chronicles 29:10-12)

Chapter 1: The Family of Adam From Seth to Noah’s Sons

1 Adam, Seth, Enosh–2 Cainan (Hebrew Qenan), Mahalalyl, Yared–3 Enoch (Hanoch), Methuselah, Lamech–4 Noah, Shem, Ham (or Cham), Yapheth.

The Sons of Noah’s Son Yahpheth

5 The sons of Yapheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Yavan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. 6 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Diphath (spelled Riphath in Genesis 10:3) and Togarmah. 7 The sons of Yavan were Ylishah, Tarshishah (spelled Tarshish in Genesis 10:4), Kittim and Rodanim (spelled Dodanim in Genesis 10:4).

The Son’s of Noah’s Son Ham (Cham)

8 The sons of Ham were Kush, Mizraim (or Egypt), Put (Phut) and Canaan. 9 The sons of Kush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta (spelled Sabtah in Genesis 10:7), Raama (spelled Raamah in Genesis 10:7) and Sabtecha. The sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan. 10 Kush begot Nimrod. He began to a mighty one on the earth. (See the Book of Yasher). 11 Mizraim (Egypt) begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim–12 Pathrusim, Casluhim, from whom came the Philistines and the Caphtorim. 13 Canaan begot Sidon, his firstborn and Heth– 14 The Yebusite, the Amorite and the Girgashite–15 The Hivite, the Arkite and the Sinite–16 The Arvadite, the Zemarite and the Hamathite.

The Son’s of Noah’s Son Shem

17 The sons of Shem were Ylam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech  (spelled Mash in Genesis 10:23). 18 Arphaxad begot Shelah and Shelah begot Eber. 19 To Eber were born two sons: The name of one was Peleg (literally meaning division), for in his days the earth was divided and his brother’s name was Yoktan. 20 Yoktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Yerah–21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah–22 Ebal (spelled Obal in Genesis 10:28), Abimayl, Sheba–23 Ophir, Havilah and Yobab. All these were the sons of Yoktan.

The Family of Shem to Abraham and His Sons

24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah–25 Eber, Peleg, Reu (or Reuyl) 26 Serug, Nahor, Terah 27 And Abram, who is Abraham. 28 The sons of Abraham were Yitzshaq and Ishmayl.

The Family of Ishmayl

29 These are their genealogies: The firstborn of Ishmayl was Nebayoth, then Kedar, Adbeyl, Mibsam–30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad (spelled Hadar in Genesis 25:15), Tema–31 Yetur, Naphish and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmayl.

The Family of Keturah

32 Now the sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, were Zimran, Yokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. The sons of Yokshan were Sheba and Dedan. 33 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Yldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

The Family of Yitzshaq

34 And Abraham begot Yitzshaq. The sons of Yitzshaq were Esau and Ysrayl. 35 The sons of Esau were Yliphaz, Reuyl, Yeush, Yaalam and Korah. 36 And the sons of Yliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi (spelled Zepho in Genesis 36:11), Gatam and Kenaz and by Timna (compare Genesis 36:12) Amalek. 37 The sons of Reuyl were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

The Family of Seir

38 The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan. 39 And the sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam. Lotan’s sister was Timna. 40 The sons of Shobal were Alian (spelled Alvan in Genesis 36:23), Manahath, Ebal, Shephi (spelled Shepho in Genesis 36:23) and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Ayah and Anah. 41 The son of Anah was Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hamran (spelled Hemdan in Genesis 36:26), Eshban, Ithran and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan and Yaakan (spelled Akan in Genesis 36:27). The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.

The Kings of Edom (Idumea)

43 Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom (Idumea) before a king reigned over the children of Ysrayl: Bela the son of Beor and the name of his city was Dinhabah. 44 And when Bela died, Yobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 45 When Yobab died. Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 46 And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith. 47 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 48 And when Samlah died, Shaul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place. 49 When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 50 And when Baal-Hanan died, Hadad (spelled Hadar in Genesis 36:39) and the name of his city was Pai (spelled Pau in Genesis 36:39). His wife’s name was Mehetabel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab. 51 Hadad died also. And the chiefs of Edom were Chief Timnah, Chief Aliah (spelled Alvah in Genesis 36:40), Chief Yetheth–52 Chief Aholibamah, Chief Ylah, Chief Pinon–53 Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar–54 Chief Magdiel and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.

Chapter 2: The Family of Ysrayl

1 These were the sons of Ysrayl: Reuben, Simeon (or Shimeon) Levi (or Lewi), Yahudah, Issachar, Zebulon–2 Dan, Yoseph, Benyamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

From Yahudah to David (or Dawid)

3 The sons of Yahudah were Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua, the Canaanitess. Er, the firstborn of Yahudah was wicked in the sight of Yah. So He killed him. 4 And Tamar, his daughter-in-law bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Yahudah were five. 5 The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 6 The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dara, five of them in all. 7 The son of Carmi was Achar (spelled Achan in Yahoshua 7:1 and elsewhere), the troubler of Ysrayl, who transgressed in the accursed thing. 8 The son of Ethan was Azariyah.

9 Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Yerahmeyl, Ram and Chelubai (spelled Caleb in 2:18, 42). 10 Ram begot Amminadab and Amminadab begot Nahshon, leader of the children of Yahudah. 11 Nahshon begot Salma (spelled Salmon in Ruth 4:21 and Luke 3:32) and Salma begot Boaz. 12 Boaz begot Obed and Obed begot Yesse. 13 Yesse begot Yliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, Shimea (spelled Shammah in 1 Shemuyah 16:9 and elsewhere) the third–14 Nethanyl the fourth, Raddai the fifth–15 Ozem the sixth and David the seventh. 16 Now their sisters were Zeruiyah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiyah were Abishai, Yoab and Asahyl, three. 17 Abigail bore Amasa and the father of Amasa was Yether the Ishmaylite (compare 2 Shemuyah 17:25).

The Family of Hezron

18 Caleb the son of Hezron had children by Azubah, his wife and by Yerioth. Now these were her sons: Yesher, Shobab and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb took Ephrath (spelled Ephrathah elsewhere)as his wife who bore him Hur. 20 And Hur begot Uriyah and Uriyah begot Bezalyl.

21 Now afterward, Hezon went into the daughter of Machir the father (founder) of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old and she bore him Segub. 22 Segub begot Yair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23 Geshur and Syria took from them the towns of Yair, with Kenath and its towns, sixty towns. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 24 After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abiyah bore him Ashur the father of Tekoa.

The Family of Yerahmeyl

25 The sons of Yerahmeyl, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram the firstborn and Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahiyah. 26 Yerahmeyl had another wife, whose name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam. 27 The sons of Ram the firstborn of Yerahmeyl were Maaz, Yamin and Eker. 28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Yada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur. 29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail and she bore him Ahban and Molid. 30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children. 31 The son of Appaim was Ishi, the son of Ishi was Sheshan and Sheshan’s son was Ahlai. 32 The sons of Yada, the brother of Shammai, were Yether and Yahanathan. Yether died without children. 33 The sons of Yahanathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Yerahmeyl.

34 Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Yarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter to Yarha his servant as wife and she bore him Attai. 36 Attai begot Nathan and Nathan begot Zabad. 37 Zabad begot Ephlal and Ephlal begot Obed. 38 Obed begot Yahu and Yahu begot Azariyah. 39 Azariyah begot Helez and Helez begot Yleasah. 40 Yleasah begto Sismai and Sismai begot Shallum. 41 Shallum begot Yekamiyah and Yekamiyah begot Ylishama.

The Family of Caleb

42 The descendants of Caleb the brother of Yerahmeyl were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43 The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema. 44 Shema begot Raham the father of Yorkoam and Rekem begot Shammai. 45 And the son of Shammai was Maon and Maon was the father of Beth Zur. 46 Ephah, Caleb’s concubine bore Haran, Moza and Gazez and Haran begot Gazez. 47 And the sons of Yahdai were Regem, Yotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph. 48 Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.

50 These were the descendants of Caleb: The sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah were Shobal the father of Kiryath Yearim–51 Salma the father of Bethlehem (house of bread) and Hareph the father of Beth Gader. 52 And Shobal the father of Kiryath Yearim had descendants: Haroeh and half of the families of Manuhoth (same as the Manahethites, v. 54). 53 The families of Kiryath Yearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54 The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Yoab, half of the Manahethites and the Zorites. 55 And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Yabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites and the Suchathites. These were the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.