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 for 1 Chronicles 4:9

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 for 1 Chronicles 4:9

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.


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