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1 Chronicles 7 COMMENTARY (Matthew Henry)
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1 Chronicles 7
Matthew Henry's Commentary
1 Chronicles 7:1
Now the sons of Issachar
, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
7:1-40 Genealogies. - Here is no account either of Zebulun or Dan. We can assign no reason why they only should be omitted; but it is the disgrace of the tribe of Dan, that idolatry began in that colony which fixed in Laish, and called it Dan, Jud 18 and there one of the golden calves was set up by Jeroboam. Dan is omitted, Re 7. Men become abominable when they forsake the worship of the true God, for any creature object.
1 Chronicles 7:2
And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house,
, of Tola:
valiant men of might in their generations; whose number
in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.
1 Chronicles 7:3
And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
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And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers,
bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand
: for they had many wives and sons.
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And their brethren among all the families of Issachar
valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.
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of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
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And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of
fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.
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And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these
the sons of Becher.
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And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour,
twenty thousand and two hundred.
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The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
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All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour,
seventeen thousand and two hundred
, fit to go out for war
1 Chronicles 7:12
Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir,
Hushim, the sons of Aher.
1 Chronicles 7:13
The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
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The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (
his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
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And Machir took to wife
of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name
Maachah;) and the name of the second
Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
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And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother
Sheresh; and his sons
Ulam and Rakem.
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And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These
the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
1 Chronicles 7:18
And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
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And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.
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And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
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And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath
land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.
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And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.
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And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.
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(And his daughter
Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
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his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,
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Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
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Non his son, Jehoshua his son.
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And their possessions and habitations
, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
1 Chronicles 7:29
And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.
1 Chronicles 7:30
The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
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And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who
the father of Birzavith.
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And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
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And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These
the children of Japhlet.
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And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
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And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
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The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
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Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.
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And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
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And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
1 Chronicles 7:40
the children of Asher, heads of
father's house, choice
mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war
twenty and six thousand men.
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