1 Chronicles Chapter 1

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1 Chronicles 1

1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.

And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim.

13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,

14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,

15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.

18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.

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.

20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,

22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,

27 Abram; the same is Abraham.

28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.

29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,

30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,

31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael.

32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.

33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.

34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.

36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.

37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.

39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan’s sister.

40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. and the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.

41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.

42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.

43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.

44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.

46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.

47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his stead.

48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his stead.

49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor reigned in his stead.

50 And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.

51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,

52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,

53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,

54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.

38 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 1

  1. Okay so I see how this chapter isn’t the most inspirational reading. They are counting sheep from where the started, to where they’ve ended up. Honestly, some tranquil organization is much needed after their chaotic deportation. The geneologies actually help establish inheritance rights for Jewish exiles when they move back to Judah. These lists assist the leaders in recruiting workers and assigning tasks. Since God decreed that all who perform priestly duties must come from Aaron’s clan within the Levite tribe, its therefore essential to verify each person’s lineage. They could also trace their lineage to great men of God since the begining of time, and reestablish their faith in God, seeing how God has guided them throughout time, and that he would pull them out again. They remind the people of Gods covenant with Abtaham (Ge 12:2-3) and his pledege to David (2 Sa 7:12-17). They need assurance He will be with them as they rebuild their ruined nation. Theirs no need for us converted Gentiles to feel left out because these covenant promises are also our today as Abraham’s decendants by faith in God’s son Jesus Christ (Gal 3:8-9). Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus.

  2. Heritage is important. We should remember where we came from and relize where we are going if we stay faithful. We should pass on to the next generation what God has shown us.

  3. This chapter gives generations of names to say this is where we come from. Can we as a church must be able to look back and say this is where we come from. Look back to the cross (Jesus)

  4. ILove Jesus in the morning

    It’s “A” race

    GET SET…

    Why are some people racist? My Bible teaches me over and over that all people on earth are from the same two people… Adam and Eve. The only race is the human race. Faith is what really separates us. Today people want to bring in the spirit of Babylon and mix the faiths together, but it should not be.

    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV)

  5. This passage is so great. God is all knowing-he knows who was before us in our families all the way to adam and eve. And k.ows them all by thier names. The Bible is God’s Word inspired by the Holy Ghost-which is God Himself living in man.
    This passage is just as inportant to me as any other chapter in His Word.
    Thank you Lord for describing who everyone is and what they did.

    • Psalm112:1-7:
      1/ Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord that delighteth greatly in His Commandments.
      2/ His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
      3/ Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever.
      4/ Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
      5/ A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with descretion.
      6/ Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
      7/ He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

  6. When I first read this I thought ” oh great another list of names I can’t read” but as I kept reading I found joy in knowing my name is written in heaven. It also reminds me that I am important to God. So important that He numbered the number of hairs on my head and if I was lost, He would come find me.

    This chapter lays a great foundation of history. It’s important for us to always remember where we came from it may help us keep focus on where we are going.

  7. 1:1-4 Here are names from creation to the flood. This list is taken from Gen.5:1-32 The omission of Cain and Abel demonstrates theChronicler’s interest in the chosen line (see Gen.4:25 again another seed.Abel was dead, and Cain was alienated ; so Adam and Eve were granted athird son to carry on the family line.

    So happy Iam in God’s family line.

  8. An identity crisis:

    Psychology teaches that there is more than we think in a name; that a lot of children that are adopted end up looking for their biological parents because deep inside they always have a need to know where they came from. God wants to make sure we don’t suffer from identity crisis, that we don’t go looking to know where we came from for life begins in Him. We were adopted by Christ in the moment we were baptist, we became His children.

    Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

    Some people after being adopted still go back into the world to look for their biological heritage, why? Being princes and princesses for eternity in Christ not good enough for you?

    Isaiah 49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
    The New Living translation put it this way and is often used for an excuse for tattoos but it is taken out of context “See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.”

    I think what the prophet is actually prophesying that Christ had His hands pierced that is how He engraved you in His Palm, He was pierced because we keep our lives in ruins.

    Either way the thing you must understand is that your lineage has changed. That your name was changed. That you no longer carry the sins of your parents, that you have been made into a new creature the moment you were baptized in the wonderful name of Jesus, and received the Holy Ghost in that specific moment I ceased to be MARIA IRENE VANNESS RONDON COSME and began a new life in Christ in His lineage and in His wonderful inheritance. I stop being the garbage in the corner, to become His princess, to reign with Him in Glory for ALL eternity. I went from being nobody to being somebody in His Kingdom. That is why there is nothing I could not do for my God nothing too little and nothing too big. After all He took me from rags to riches in a matter of seconds.

  9. Though it takes a little work, I am able to follow along with the geneologies, and with all we have been reading together, they are starting to take form. I used to always get confused because i would not go but one or two verses back, if I went back to try to figure out who went with who. But spending more time with it this morning, I saw that some I had to go back a little further, but the answers were right there….

  10. This record of names demonstrates that God is interested not only in nations, but also in individuals. Although billions of people have lived since Adam, God knows and remembers the face and names of each person. We are special persons whom God knows and loves. As we recognize and accept his love, we discover both our uniqueness as individuals and our solidarity with the rest of his family.


    1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

    In Hebrew the book is called Divrei Hayyamim (i.e. “the matters [of] the days”), based on the phrases sefer divrei ha-yamim le-malkhei Yehudah and “sefer divrei ha-yamim le-malkhei Israel” (“book of the days of the kings of Judah” and “book of the days of the kings of Israel”), both of which appear repeatedly in the Books of Kings. Chronicles was formerly presumed to represent the source-material whence Samuel and Kings were composed; that is, the kings’ official Day-Books, much like the U.S. Congressional Record of modern times.

    I glean from this chapter how important to GOD his family tree is.

    The fact that everyone is connected to the lineage of Adam and the fallen nature of humanity the moment we are born into this life. It is important for us to understand this principal because we need to know the roots of our fallen nature along with the actions and attitudes of our forefathers. The importance of knowing our sinful past is to reveal our desperate need to be BORN AGAIN.

    When we are BORN AGAIN of the water and the Spirit we are born of the Kingdom of GOD through his death, burial and resurrection. As we die to sin through (REPENTANCE), we are buried with him in (BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME) and we are resurrected by the power in (RECEIVING THE GOFT OF THE HOLY GHOST)

    Our linage to sin through Adam is covered by the BLOOD of JESUS and our linage of connection to salvation through JESUS is manifest.


  12. This chapter illustrates genealogy. The Word records for all to see our lineage from Adam, as such if all are descendants from Adam are we not all therefore related. All the more why one should treat one another as family, than as… May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  13. The theme is Generations.

    At first I looked at as alot of names that are the start of humanity. Then I thought about the Generations of the church, our church more so. I thought to start from Bro. Fielding and Bro. Foster, Pastor Watts, Me, and now that I teach Wednesday Warriors. Not only is there anointing ,but its our heritage. I am proud of it!

  14. Everyone sing this with me… “When the rooollll is called up yooooonder…..when the roooooolllll is called up yoooooonder…..when the roooooooolll is called up yoooooooonderrrrrrrrrrr…..when the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there!!!!

    “History is written by the victors!” Winston Churchill.

    Just another slap to the face of the devil! We win! We have the bible (history book) to prove where we were, where we are and where we are going. It details the “who’s who” for examples for us to follow and examples on how not to do certain things. It also details the failure of the devil, his temper tantrums and his impending doom.

  15. Have you ever wondered where they came up with these names? This chapter is laying the foundation of the generations. I’m thankful that my parents raised me in the church and now my girls are in the church and they are the next generation of the church.

  16. How great it is that our genealogy can be traced all the way back to Adam. That we did not evolve from an ape, fish or organism. And God is true to his covenant. He could have broken the lineage after flooding the world and start over. But he kept his word, and found grace in Noah to continue the lineage of man.

  17. This chapter is about generations. It tells me that we should always remember where we came from. It is important to God.

  18. What a heritage ! We must be grateful everyday
    It’s our duty as parents to pass it on. Keep the experiences of yesterday alive and we won’t lose our identity as long as we keep HIS Story
    “That when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?” Joshua 4:6
    Keep on singing, shouting , praise, worship

  19. All these peoples names are written in the word of God, but what really matters in the end is if our names are written in the Lambs Book of Life.

  20. Family genealogy has always intrigued me though I have taken little measures to learn about my own. From what I do know I am related to preachers and outlaws haha, I suppose in every family there is the righteous and unrighteous much like the history of israel and Judah. As the family unity is ever being destroyed in america its amazing to realize how much God keeps up with it all. We have kids in our Sunday school who don’t know their fathers or maybe even their mothers but instead of just living in that shame or brokenness God allows the opportunity to have Him take on that pivotal role in each of our lives. The love of a father none of us are deserving of.

  21. During the rise and fall of Judah and Israel, the names give meaning.

    When the kingdom is walking toward God we see that the names reflect their love toward God.

    When the nation falls we see their children named after the false gods of the pagans.

    This shows me how important it is for us to guard our children, and protect our generation.

    Less there come up a generation who knows not God.

  22. We also have our lineage-if we research our ancestry we may be sure to find someone filled with the Holy Ghost! Gods blessings reach to many generations and I am thankful for those pioneers who went before me who have prayed a Prayer that made it possible for me to find God & this truth!

  23. These are epitaphs of source. Not much to be said for most of them, but a few has some sort of memorial attached to their name. When I die what will be said about the legacy I leave? Will it be she had many followers, or she led people down the wrong path. I am so thankful for my Godly heritage and pray that I leave a Godly heritage if I go by the way of the grave that more can be said of my kingdom deads, then Gwen Watts begat Allen and Anthony end of story!

  24. I so glad that my name is written in the Lambs Book of Life.

    And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. -Revelation 20:12

    And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. -Revelation 21:27

  25. The Lord knows who is worthy to be in the book of life and who isn’t. Lord you are the judge. Have mercy on my soul and on everybody. Lord lead me and guide me to do your will.

  26. This chapeter shows us the heritage and geneology of many people of the bible. I pray that one day if the lord tarrys the Holimans would have a spiritual heritage that goes on for generations.

  27. Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. (Genesis 25:1-6 KJV)

    The matter of Keturah is brought up again briefly in Scripture in 1 Chronicles. Her children, though also fathered by Abraham, did not partake of the heritage as Isaac did. Isaac was chosen, Keturah’s children were not.

    I did a little study on the meaning of Sarah and Keturah’s names and had an interesting thought. Sarah means princess while Keturah means incense. Incense is a type of prayer, and it came to mind that some try to rely on doing the things of God as a substitute for truly being His child. Isaac was mothered by the *princess* so he was of the “royal heritage.” Keturah’s children were born of *prayer* so they were of the father with the promise and blessing, yet they did not have the royal bloodline so they didn’t partake of the promise as Isaac did.

    This can be applied to being simply born again as well as in our daily Christian walk. Do we live as royalty and walk in the inheritance God offers, or do we live on the “scraps” of routine Christian disciplines without true sonship? Pure disciplines breeds religion and religion is not enough to obtain the promise; partaking of the inheritance means relationship and *being* of the royal blood, not just in who “genetically” is daddy but in who is daddy by relationship *and* blood.

  28. Names mean something. I used to think it doesn’t matter the meaning of a name but after reading this chapter I know I was wrong. I know that through reading the word I can learn about my history, my past, and my future!

  29. Let’s stay in the family, so that our name can be listed as heirs of christ. Only the heirs receive the inheritance. Praise the Lord that I’m part of the family!!!

  30. You learn something everyday. I didn’t know they had dukes in the bible. Dukes did not have real power but were part of the ruling family. They may have governed small villages or principalities but only by the authority of the king. They could not do anything without the kings consent. All we do must be ordained by the King Jesus.We are his subjects, Our pastor would be our Duke because he governs over us by the authority of the written word of God,And King Jesus!

  31. This chapter starts from the trunk of the family tree. Going down through the names of who begat who, we recognize some names more than others. It is just so awesome how God made each individual “Special”. I am sure each one had their special talents and abilities. We too are special to God and he has given each of us a specific talent. Now what we do with that talent will be what legacy we leave.

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