1 Chronicles 1 – New International Version (NIV)

Historical Records From Adam to Abraham

To Noah’s Sons

  1.  Adam, Seth, Enosh,
  2. Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,
  3. Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.
  4. The sons of Noah:[a] Shem, Ham and Japheth.

The Japhethites

  1. The sons[b] of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras.
  2. The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath[c] and Togarmah.
  3. The sons of Javan: Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittites and the Rodanites.

The Hamites

  1. The sons of Ham: Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.
  2. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah and Sabteka. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
  3. Cush was the father[d] of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on earth.
  4. Egypt was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites,
  5. Pathrusites, Kasluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites.
  6. Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn,[e] and of the Hittites,
  7. Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites,
  8. Hivites, Arkites, Sinites,
  9. Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.

The Semites

  1. The sons of Shem: Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. The sons of Aram:[f] Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.
  2. Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber.
  3. Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg,[g] because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
  4. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
  5. Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
  6. Obal,[h] Abimael, Sheba,
  7. Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan.
  8. Shem, Arphaxad,[i] Shelah,
  9. Eber, Peleg, Reu,
  10. Serug, Nahor, Terah
  11. and Abram (that is, Abraham).

The Family of Abraham

  1. The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael.

Descendants of Hagar

  1. These were their descendants: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
  2. Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,
  3. Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

Descendants of Keturah

  1. The sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan.
  2. The sons of Midian: Ephah, Epher, Hanok, Abida and Eldaah. All these were descendants of Keturah.

Descendants of Sarah

  1. Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac: Esau and Israel.

Esau’s Sons

  1. The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah.
  2. The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, Omar, Zepho,[j] Gatam and Kenaz; by Timna: Amalek.[k]
  3. The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.

The People of Seir in Edom

  1. The sons of Seir: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan.
  2. The sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. Timna was Lotan’s sister.
  3. The sons of Shobal: Alvan,[l] Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam. The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah.
  4. The son of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon: Hemdan,[m] Eshban, Ithran and Keran.
  5. The sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan.[n] The sons of Dishan[o]: Uz and Aran.

The Rulers of Edom

  1. These were the kings who reigned in Edom before any Israelite king reigned: Bela son of Beor, whose city was named Dinhabah.
  2. When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah succeeded him as king.
  3. When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites succeeded him as king.
  4. When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, succeeded him as king. His city was named Avith.
  5. When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah succeeded him as king.
  6. When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river[p] succeeded him as king.
  7. When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.
  8. When Baal-Hanan died, Hadad succeeded him as king. His city was named Pau,[q] and his wife’s name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-Zahab.
  9. Hadad also died. The chiefs of Edom were: Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
  10. Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,
  11. Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,
  12. Magdiel and Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.


a. 1 Chronicles 1:4 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have this line.
b. 1 Chronicles 1:5 Sons may mean descendants or successors or nations; also in verses 6-9, 17 and 23.
c. 1 Chronicles 1:6 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Vulgate (see also Septuagint and Gen. 10:3); most Hebrew manuscripts Diphath
d. 1 Chronicles 1:10 Father may mean ancestor or predecessor or founder; also in verses 11, 13, 18 and 20.
e. 1 Chronicles 1:13 Or of the Sidonians, the foremost
f. 1 Chronicles 1:17 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 10:23); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have this line.
g. 1 Chronicles 1:19 Peleg means division.
h. 1 Chronicles 1:22 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 10:28); most Hebrew manuscripts Ebal
i. 1 Chronicles 1:24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts Arphaxad, Cainan (see also note at Gen. 11:10)
j. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:11); most Hebrew manuscripts Zephi
k. 1 Chronicles 1:36 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:12); Hebrew Gatam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek
l. 1 Chronicles 1:40 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:23); most Hebrew manuscripts Alian
m. 1 Chronicles 1:41 Many Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:26); most Hebrew manuscripts Hamran
n. 1 Chronicles 1:42 Many Hebrew and Septuagint manuscripts (see also Gen. 36:27); most Hebrew manuscripts Zaavan, Jaakan
o. 1 Chronicles 1:42 See Gen. 36:28; Hebrew Dishon, a variant of Dishan
p. 1 Chronicles 1:48 Possibly the Euphrates
q. 1 Chronicles 1:50 Many Hebrew manuscripts, some Septuagint manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Gen. 36:39); most Hebrew manuscripts Pai

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1 Chronicles 1 – King James Version (KJV)

Official Lists

Adam’s Descendants

  1. Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
  2. Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
  3. Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
  4. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
  5. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
  6. And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
  7. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
  8. The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
  9. And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
  10. And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
  11. And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
  12. and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphtorim.
  13. And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
  14. the Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
  15. and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
  16. and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
  17. The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
  18. And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
  19. And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother’s name was Joktan.
  20. And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
  21. Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
  22. and Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
  23. and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
  24. Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
  25. Eber, Peleg, Reu,
  26. Serug, Nahor, Terah,
  27. Abram; the same is Abraham.
  28. The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
  29. These are their generations: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
  30. Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
  31. Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.
  32. Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
  33. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
  34. And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.
  35. The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
  36. The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
  37. The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
  38. And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
  39. And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan’s sister.
  40. The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
  41. The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
  42. The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

Kings of Edom

  1. Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
  2. And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
  3. And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.
  4. And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
  5. And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.
  6. And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.
  7. And when Shaul was dead, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.
  8. And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
  9. Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
  10. duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
  11. duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
  12. duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.