1 Chronicles 8 – New International Version (NIV)

The Genealogy of Saul the Benjamite

  1. Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second son, Aharah the third,
  2. Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth.
  3. The sons of Bela were: Addar, Gera, Abihud,[a]
  4. Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,
  5. Gera, Shephuphan and Huram.
  6. These were the descendants of Ehud, who were heads of families of those living in Geba and were deported to Manahath:
  7. Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who deported them and who was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
  8. Sons were born to Shaharaim in Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.
  9. By his wife Hodesh he had Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malkam,
  10. Jeuz, Sakia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families.
  11. By Hushim he had Abitub and Elpaal.
  12. The sons of Elpaal: Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod with its surrounding villages),
  13. and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of families of those living in Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath.
  14. Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth,
  15. Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
  16. Michael, Ishpah and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
  17. Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,
  18. Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
  19. Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi,
  20. Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,
  21. Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
  22. Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
  23. Abdon, Zikri, Hanan,
  24. Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,
  25. Iphdeiah and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
  26. Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,
  27. Jaareshiah, Elijah and Zikri were the sons of Jeroham.
  28. All these were heads of families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and they lived in Jerusalem.
  29. Jeiel[b] the father[c] of Gibeon lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maakah,
  30. and his firstborn son was Abdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[d] Nadab,
  31. Gedor, Ahio, Zeker
  32. and Mikloth, who was the father of Shimeah. They too lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.
  33. Ner was the father of Kish, Kish the father of Saul, and Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal.[e]
  34. The son of Jonathan: Merib-Baal,[f] who was the father of Micah.
  35. The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melek, Tarea and Ahaz.
  36. Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri, and Zimri was the father of Moza.
  37. Moza was the father of Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son and Azel his son.
  38. Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
  39. The sons of his brother Eshek: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second son and Eliphelet the third.
  40. The sons of Ulam were brave warriors who could handle the bow. They had many sons and grandsons—150 in all. All these were the descendants of Benjamin.


a. 1 Chronicles 8:3 Or Gera the father of Ehud
b. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 9:35); Hebrew does not have Jeiel.
c. 1 Chronicles 8:29 Father may mean civic leader or military leader.
d. 1 Chronicles 8:30 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 9:36); Hebrew does not have Ner.
e. 1 Chronicles 8:33 Also known as Ish-Bosheth
f. 1 Chronicles 8:34 Also known as Mephibosheth

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1 Chronicles 8 – King James Version (KJV)

Tribe of Benjamin

  1. Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
  2. Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
  3. And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
  4. and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
  5. and Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
  6. And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:
  7. and Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
  8. And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
  9. And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
  10. and Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.
  11. And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
  12. The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
  13. Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:
  14. and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
  15. and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
  16. and Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
  17. and Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
  18. Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
  19. and Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
  20. and Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
  21. and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
  22. and Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
  23. and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
  24. and Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
  25. and Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
  26. and Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
  27. and Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
  28. These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
  29. And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife’s name was Maachah:
  30. and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,
  31. and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
  32. And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.

House of Saul

  1. nd Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
  2. And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah.
  3. And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
  4. And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
  5. and Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son:
  6. and Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
  7. And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
  8. And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons’ sons, an hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.