From Adam to Abraham. 1Adam, Seth, Enosh,a 2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,b 3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,c 4Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.d 5The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.e 6The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 7The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim, and the Rodanim.
8The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 9The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. The sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan. 10Cush became the father of Nimrod, who was the first to be a warrior on the earth.f 11g Mizraim became the father of the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 12Pathrusim, Casluhim, and Caphtorim, from whom the Philistines sprang. 13Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth, 14and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites, 15the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, 16the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites.
17h The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. 18Arpachshad became the father of Shelah, and Shelah became the father of Eber. 19Two sons were born to Eber; the first was named Peleg (for in his time the world was divided),* and his brother was named Joktan. 20Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, 22Ebal, Abimael, Sheba, 23Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
24i Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah, 25Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27Abram, that is, Abraham.j
From Abraham to Jacob. 28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.k 29These were their generations:
Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.l
32The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan. 33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.m
34Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.n
35The descendants of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 36The descendants of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek. 37The descendants of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.o
38The sons of Seir* were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; Timna was the sister of Lotan. 40The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah. 41The sons of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 42The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.p
43q The kings who reigned in the land of Edom before the Israelites had kings were the following: Bela, son of Beor, the name of whose city was Dinhabah. 44When Bela died, Jobab, son of Zerah, from Bozrah, succeeded him as king.r 45When Jobab died, Husham, from the land of the Temanites, succeeded him as king.s 46Husham died and Hadad, son of Bedad, succeeded him as king. He overthrew the Midianites on the Moabite plateau, and the name of his city was Avith. 47Hadad died and Samlah of Masrekah succeeded him as king. 48Samlah died and Shaul from Rehoboth on the Euphrates succeeded him as king. 49When Shaul died, Baalhanan, son of Achbor, succeeded him as king. 50Baalhanan died and Hadad succeeded him as king. The name of his city was Pai, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel. She was the daughter of Matred, who was the daughter of Mezahab. 51t After Hadad died, there were chiefs in Edom: the chiefs of Timna, Aliah, Jetheth, 52Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 53Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 54Magdiel, and Iram were the chiefs of Edom.
* [1:1–9:34] The Chronicler’s intention seems to have been to retell, from his particular viewpoint, the story of God’s people from creation down to his own day. Since his primary interest was the history of David and the Davidic dynasty of Judah, he hurries through everything that preceded the death of Saul, David’s predecessor as king, by the use of genealogical lists. The sources for these genealogies are mostly the books, already largely in their present form in the Chronicler’s time, that eventually formed the Hebrew canon. For any given portion of these chapters, see the cross-references to their scriptural sources.
* [1:19] Divided: see note on Gn 10:25.
* [1:38] Seir: another name for Esau (v. 35) or Edom (v. 43).
b. [1:2–4] Gn 5:9–32; 10:2–32.
h. [1:17–23] Gn 10:22–29; 11:10–18.
i. [1:24–27] Gn 11:10–26; Lk 3:34–36.
k. [1:28] Gn 16:11, 15; 21:2–3; Gal 4:22–23; Heb 11:11.
n. [1:34] Gn 21:2–3; 25:19, 25–26; 32:28–29; Mt 1:2; Lk 3:34.
o. [1:35–37] Gn 36:4–5, 10–13, 15–19.
r. [1:44] Is 34:6; 63:1; Jer 49:13, 22.
s. [1:45] Gn 36:11; Jb 2:11; Jer 49:7, 20.