1 Chronicles

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Chronicles 2:23

“And he tooke Geshur, and Aram, with the townes of Iair, from them, with Kenath, and the townes thereof, euen threescore cities. All these belonged to the sonnes of Machir, the father of Gilead.”

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And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, [even] threescore cities. All these [belonged to] the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
- King James Version

But Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and its villages, {even} sixty cities. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath, and the villages thereof, even threescore cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Geshur and Aram took the tent-towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and the small places round it, even sixty towns. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
- Basic English Bible

and Geshur and Aram took the villages of Jair from them, with Kenath and its dependent towns, sixty cities. All these were sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
- Darby Bible

And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath and its towns, even sixty cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
- Webster's Bible

Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath, and its villages, even sixty cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
- World English Bible

and he taketh Geshur and Aram, the small villages of Jair, from them, with Kenath and its small towns, sixty cities -- all these [belonged to] the sons of Machir father of Gilead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Geshur and Aram took Havvoth-jair from them, with Kenath, and the villages thereof, even threescore cities. All these were the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 2:23


2:23 Sons of Machir - Partly to his own sons, and partly to hisson - in - law Jair, who by reason of that dear affection which wasbetwixt them, and his forsaking his own tribe and kindred to fightfor them and to dwell with them, is here reckoned as his own son.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 2

  • WILL
    begat means to produce a child. your parents begat you. you begat your children.
  • Ir8th
    What do they mean by begat?
  • Jeanie Laborde
    Under the references Seventh-day Adventist could you please add.
    Genesis 7:2
    Titus 2:11
    1 Peter 3:1-4
    John 2:6
    3 John 1:2-3
    Romans 12:1-2
    Phil. 2:4
    1 Timothy 2:9
    2 Cor. 6:14-17
    2 Cor. 10:5
  • Word
    Understanding earth age before the age of the flesh. Earth created beautiful Isaiah 45 vs 18 then Satan's pride an the attempted overthrow called katabole Satan dragon stole a third of Gods children earth washed clean Jer.4vs22-27 12vs4 an cast them to earth Matt. 13 vs 36-44. So some of the appointed Priest were kenites fulfilling Gen. 3 where Satans seed would nail Christ feet to the cross.
  • Garyloyd
    Clint it 's a little to deep for you but you will get to the truth of the scriptures. Read Jeremiah and Ezra and if you get an Ex. Strongs concordance the ken items are the sons of Cain. Check what Jesus said in John 8 to the children of the first murderer.
  • Linda
    1 Chronicles 4 50 55 tell you who are the Kenites,They are the offspring of Hur son of Judah the Korean, Chinas,Japans.

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