1 Chronicles 4:9

“And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iabez was more honourable then his brethren: and his mother called his name Iabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore {him} with pain."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jabez was honoured more than his brothers; but his mother had given him the name Jabez, saying, Because I gave birth to him with sorrow.
- Basic English Bible

And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with pain.
- Darby Bible

And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.
- Webster's Bible

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother named him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow."
- World English Bible

And Jabez is honoured above his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, `Because I have brought forth with grief.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying: 'Because I bore him with pain.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 4:9


4:9 Honourably - For courage, and for fervent piety. She recordsthis, that it might be a memorandum to herself, to be thankful to God aslong as she lived, for bringing her through that sorrow: and a memorandumto him, that she bore him into a vale of tears, in which he might expectfew days and full of trouble. And the sorrow in his name might serve toput a seriousness upon his spirit.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 4

  • Word
    Sandile swana Ham wasn't black and Noah is the one who cursed Ham not God.
  • THOMAS E. CAMFIELD for verse 10
    Matthew Henry says it best what this verse is about and how it should be used by Christians.Four things Jabez prayed for. 1. That God would bless him indeed. Spiritual blessings are the best blessings: God 's blessings are real things, and produce real effects. 2. That He would enlarge his coast. That God would enlarge our hearts, and so enlarge our portion in himself, and in the heavenly Canaan, ought to be our desire and prayer. 3. That God 's hand might be with him. God 's hand with us, to lead us, protect us, strengthen us, and to work all our works in us and for us, is a hand all-sufficient for us. 4. That he would keep him from evil, the evil of sin, the evil of trouble, all the evil designs of his enemies, that they might not hurt, nor make him a Jabez indeed, a man of sorrow
  • Sandile Swana for verse 40
    I think 1st Chronicles 4 40 is a wonderful verse. It is clear from the verse that the land was left by the descendants of Ham in a better place than they had found it and also it was even more hospitable and productive because of the descendants of Ham. It is therefore groundless to think that anything that falls into the hands of black people will deteriorate. Furthermore there are no biblical grounds to say the descendants of Ham are cursed, to this verse attributes excellence to Hamites.
  • John
    Gods Will for those whom pray and believe.
  • 12 09 2014 I thank God for the scripture, I just started reading it on yesterday and I love what it 's going to do for me. Thank you Jesus for the Word of God.
  • Bishop Gideon kayanja for verse 10
    this prayer covers spiritual life of a saint of God and should be our prayer all

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