1 Chronicles Chapter 7

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1 Chronicles 7

1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimrom, four.

And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.

And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.

The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.

And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.

10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.

12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher.

13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:

15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister’s name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.

17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.

19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.

20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

23 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.

24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)

25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son.

26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.

27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.

28 And their possessions and habitations were, 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:

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.

30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.

32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.

33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.

34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.

36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,

37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.

38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.

39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

31 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 7

  1. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

    23 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.

    Scriptures like these show us that people in the old testament had feelings as we do today. Sometimes as you read of all the death and distruction, it’s easy to bypass the emotion of the Word.

  2. What are we? Who do we serve? And who do we belong to?

    This reminds me Pastor preaching last night. Where do you fit? For some reason as I read this I try to identify our men of valour, the head or our father’s house, the chief of the princes, etc. Obviously, our head is Pastor. They say action speak louder than words, so by your actions where do you think you would be placed. We got to live our lives in a way that there is no doubt in the mind of people who are around us of what we are? Who we serve? and Who we belong to? That by just a glance they can, and watching us act they can say “hey they are POFW”.

    40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    PASTOR WITH THAT KIND OF NUMBER WE ARE GOING TO NEED THE STADIUM.

  3. This chapter is a chpater of families that were warriors. We should long for our families to be warriors for Christ, not with swords but with the Word.

  4. To me this chapter refers to a town that did evil in the sight of the Lord ,and there was mighty men and women that went (mighty) out to that city that did evil and took over.
    This refers to the POFW when we go out and reach the lost-that can be a battle for an evil generation. It can surround us in our neighborhood or right next door. But with the battle is God’s and we are His genetation/people that we can accomplish anything in Him.
    Thank you Lord for showing me this chapter and all the men/women that chose to go to battle for YOU.

  5. MIGHTY MEN

    3 The son of Uzzi:

    Izrahiah.

    The sons of Izrahiah:

    Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4 According to their family genealogy, they had 36,000 men ready for battle, for they had many wives and children.

    5 The relatives who were fighting men belonging to all the clans of Issachar, as listed in their genealogy, were 87,000 in all. NIV

    In this portion of the genealogies of Israel, it is apparent that GOD was more interested in the MIGHTY MEN that were prepared for battle than their financial status.

    I challenge all the MIGHTY MEN of POFW to reproduce:

    ***TRAIN OTHER MEN IN THE PRINCIPALS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD***

    Together we can build an Army unto the KING OF KINGS and destroy strongholds of sin and wickedness.

    Prepare for BATTLE:

    Pray EVERY DAY
    Read and Study @POFW Blog EVERY DAY
    Speak to SOMEONE about the PROMISES of GOD EVERY DAY

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive

  6. All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    I believe God is calling the men of POFW to be heads of their house in their leadership and walk with God. Respect is earned not demanded and when our men rise up and be the men God has purposed and called them to be, not only will they be men of valor in the spirit, but they also will be leading their families according to the plan that God ordained.

  7. Men are to be the head of the household. Their is a reason why God put the men over the household as the head. Woman think with our hearts we as women are tenderhearted.

  8. There is a reason God put the man as being the leader of his home. We as women think with our heartscausr we are tenderhearte. I’m so thankful for the man of God (pastor) and for my husband that God has placed in my life

  9. This chapter illustrates courage. We read that all were mighty and prepared for whatever battle may come, which was a necessity for (physical) survival. One today must also be mighty and prepared through the; Word, prayer and fasting for whatever battle may come, which is a necessity for (spiritual) survival. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. With God, we men are mighty warriors of God. God leads us into battle and leads us to VICTORY! How can we be defeated with God on our side.

    Exodus 15:3 (CEB) The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name.

  11. 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

    22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

    The enemy comes to kill, steal & destroy but when we as the body of Christ band together we can meet the needs of our brethren and the needs of our city-then we can conquer, overcome and take back what the enemy stole! But the weapons of OUR warfare are not carnal. Our weapons are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds! Praise, prayer and God’s word will win the battles of life.

  12. 23 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.

    so thankful the Kevin DOES NOT mean that it went evil with mom and dad’s house…

    No matter what trials come our ay, we must remember we have the power to change it from negative to positive. We must keep our chins up and trudge on even when we don’t feel like it

  13. MSG version, Vs. 20-23, ” The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son, Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, cattle-rustlers, killed on one of their raids by the natives of Gath. Their father Ephraim grieved a long time and his family gathered to give him comfort. Then he slept with his wife again. She conceived and produced a son. He named him Beriah (Unlucky), because of the bad luck that had come to his family.”

    MSG version, Vs. 40, “These were Ashers’ sons, all of them responsible, excellent in character, and brave in battle – good leaders. They listed 26,000 combat-ready men in their family tree.”

    What’s in a name? Ephraim’s son, Beriah, was so named because of all the things that had happened in the family, but Ashers’ sons were thought of as good characters and good leaders. Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver or gold.”

  14. 40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    We are all called to fight in this battle. No one is excluded. We must stand on the promises of God that we will win as long as we are with Him.

  15. 40 Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all select men—mighty warriors and outstanding leaders. The total number of men available for military service was 26,000, as listed in their genealogical records. (NLT)

    We were all selected by God with a purpose to be His mighty warriors and lead others to the truth.

  16. v24 ( And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethoron the nether, and the upper, and Uzzen- she-raj. )

    We as a spiritual mother and physical have that kind of influence over our children. We can touch so many hearts with GOD’S promises and built good character into our
    children.
    One word of faith can change totally change the atmosphere .
    Thank GOD for the spiritual mother( the
    Church) and our godly men. Strong pillars of the church.

    ” There is neither male or female; for you are all in one in CHRIST JESUS.” Gal.3:28
    iPray
    iWill keep building on my ark.
    iPraise

  17. 40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father’s house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.

    God wants us men to be the mighty men of valor that the children of Asher was. He is raising everyone of us up to be mighty men and women and do great things for God!! Lord help me to rise to the challange.

  18. In verses 33-40 MSG, a portion reads…….”These were Asher’s sons, all of them responsible, excellent in character, and brave in battle—good leaders.”

    1 Timothy 3:2 MSG reads….”If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he’s talking about, not be overfond of wine, not pushy but gentle, not thin-skinned, not money-hungry. He must handle his own affairs well, attentive to his own children and having their respect. For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church? He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap.”

  19. Hearing about all of these military men reminds me of the scripture “Endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ”

    No matter what we face, the battle is the Lord’s. We are a member of the greatest military force in the universe and the best part is that we have already won.

  20. Thank God for a Pastor that will encourage, guide, direct, love, shape, mold, pray for, give an ear to, and even cut us when he has to. This is what makes mighty men. Submission is the key to all victory in Gods Kingdom.

    POFW= BGK Construction

    Building Gods Kingdom

    iBuild

  21. 1 Chronicles 7:2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 40
    this phrase kept popping up:
    “they were valiant men of might in their generations”
    Valiant
    Strong’s #2428: chayil (pronounced khah’-yil)

    from 2342; probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength:–able, activity, (+) army, band of men (soldiers), company, (great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train, (+)valiant(-ly), valour, virtuous(-ly), war, worthy(-ily)
    Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
    chayil
    1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army
    1a) strength
    1b) ability, efficiency
    1c) wealth
    1d) force, army
    Part of Speech: noun masculine
    Relation: from H2342

    Might
    The power, force, or influence held by a person or group.
    Physical strength.
    Strength or ability to do something. See synonyms at strength. See Regional Note at powerful.

    Generations
    Genesis 2:4, “These are the generations,” means the “history.” 5:1, “The book of the generations,” means a family register, or history of Adam 37:2, “The generations of Jacob” = the history of Jacob and his descendants 7:1, “In this generation” = in this age. Psalms 49:19, “The generation of his fathers” = the dwelling of his fathers, i.e., the grave. Psalms 73:15, “The generation of thy children” = the contemporary race. Isaiah 53:8, “Who shall declare his generation?” = His manner of life who shall declare? or rather = His race, posterity, shall be so numerous that no one shall be able to declare it.

    I wonder how many valiant men of might in this generation can be grown from PoFW? I think that we have the potential to have a number like that in David’s generation. Men keep fighting! Keep leading! Keep sharing the gospel! Keep serving! I think we already have a few men that would travel through the enemies camp to get water from the well of Beth-lehem.

    And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Beth–lehem, which is by the gate! (2 Samuel 23:15 KJV)

  22. My prayer today is that family will be named among those that are considered mighty warriors for he kingdom of God!

    Great comments today!

  23. 40 These were Asher’s sons, all of them responsible, excellent in character, and brave in battle—good leaders. They listed 26,000 combat-ready men in their family tree. MSG

    What a blessing for the family tree to be described as responsible, excellent in character, brave in battle– good leaders. And combat-ready! We also must be ready at all times to fight for the lost souls by
    Preaching the Word when its favorable or not. We need to convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

    2 Tim 4:1-8 AMP
    1 I charge [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom:

    2 Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.

    3 For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,

    4 And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.

    5 As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.

    6 For I am already about to be sacrificed [my life is about to be poured out as a drink offering]; the time of my [spirit’s] release [from the body] is at hand and I will soon go free.

    7 I have fought the good (worthy, honorable, and noble) fight, I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith.

    8 [As to what remains] henceforth there is laid up for me the [victor’s] crown of righteousness [for being right with God and doing right], which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me and recompense me on that [great] day—and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved and yearned for and welcomed His appearing (His return).

  24. “…mighty men of valuor….apt to the war and to the battle…”

    Where are our strong ‘mighty men’ of this generation? We are the next line of young ppl to stand for what do many elders have fought for. It’s time the men took a stand together and not be ashamed of who they are, how they worship, and what they believe in. It’s time to prepare, learn as much as we possibly can now before it’s too late

  25. Keep Building

    Sheerah. Every woman should remember her name but few probably do. She is listed in this genealogy with this interesting historical note: She builds cities. A lone women is mentioned in an extended list of men, Ms. Sheerah is noted not for the usual activities of a woman, but that of a man. She must have been a strong and able worker and leader, for she built not just one or two cities but 3. vs 24 ” His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah. ” The upper and lower Beth Horon form an important pass between Jerusalem and Joppa. If her and her people where going to worship God in the temple at Jerusalem, they were going to have to build a route there. I am amazed that Sheerah does not allow the traditional thinking that only men can successfully organize and manage large projects to keep her from fulfilling her potential and making her mark on the world. Her example is an inspiration to women to use their God-given abilities to fulfill not just cultural expectations but Gods divine purpose.

  26. 11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.

    The sons of Jediael were among those known as fighters, such that that trait was listed in their genealogy. It was “in their blood” and was successfully reproduced in the family line. It makes me ask, what is my influence on those around me? What traits do I “pass on” to those I have the privilege to influence?

    We’ve heard of the inheritance of family/generational curses, but what about generational blessings? What about passing on to those coming after us the ways of spiritual warfare? Will we be listed in the lineage of spiritual warriors of the Kingdom? Will we be remembered for fighting the good fight and showing others the way? Can we speak as Paul:

    Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1 KJV)

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