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

  • Lilian
    God hears our prayers too. I pray you Jesus to please enlarge Lilian's territory and deliver Lilian from evil Protect me Father wipe away my tears Lord and provide my needs Lord in Jesus name i pray. Amen hallelujah
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Without Jesus Christ the Son of God and his words in you man only has a mirage for a God. The Son of God came and spoke NOT his own words but God his Father's words. God now speaks through his Son Jesus Hebrews 1:1] God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
    [2] Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God answered the prayers of Jabez. He can hear our prayers too. All we need do its have absolute trust in Him. We should always remember that "Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."
  • 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.
  • Since I started praying this prayer on 09,15 the blessings have kept coming every day. 9 the blessings have just kept coming

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