1 Chronicles 1:19

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And vnto Eber were borne two sonnes: the name of the one was Peleg, (because in his dayes the earth was diuided) and his brothers name was Ioktan.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Two sons were born to Eber, the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Eber had two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, because in his days a division was made of the earth; and his brother's name was Joktan.
- Basic English Bible

And to Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
- Darby Bible

And to 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.
- Webster's Bible

To Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
- World English Bible

And to Eber have been born two sons, the name of the one [is] Peleg, for in his days hath the land been divided, and the name of his brother is Joktan.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 1:19


1:19 Divided - In their languages and habitations.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 1:19

  • Peleg for in his days the earth was divided. Peleg 6389 Strong 's the same as 6388 earthquake 6388 Strong 's the same as 6385 palag, paw-lag ' a prim. root to split lit. or fig. :-divide The division of the Northern "tribes " from the Southern "tribes " may be the time this name is depicting. Was this in the time of Rehoboam and Jeroboam and the split of the two houses? Why would one make note of an "earthquake " in a name if there was only division amongst the "tribes "? And was this what it was or was there an actual earthquake in diverse places to have divided the people? One may believe it to be a simple thing such as the division of the houses of Israel, but again why would a father name one of his son 's a name meaning "earthquake " unless the land was actually physically divided?
  • continents were broken up (divided)

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