1 Chronicles Chapter 1

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1 Chronicles 1

1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,

2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,

3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,

4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

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

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

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

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

9 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.

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45 thoughts on “1 Chronicles Chapter 1

  1. This chapter in the MSG begins with the caption “Israel’s Family Tree: The Trunk”. Having just come from a Family Reunion this year, I find it very interesting to see how everyone can be traced back to their “Trunk”. Our base/foundation/trunk is Jesus. We can see from our mother church “Dallas First Church” how the “Fort Worth Branch/POFW” came to be and now “Los Pentecostales de Fort Worth” have branched out. Let us continue to GROW and branch out in Jesus’ name.

  2. We are here only a little while, then someone else takes our place and time marches on – we must make the most of our time on Earth; not for ourselves, but for His Kingdom.

  3. 34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel
    It’s beautiful to see that Jacob finally officially had his name changed as the Amel had promised. It shows me that if we strive to change our ways and our reputation that God will honor it and people can see us differently.

  4. 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,

  5. iLove to grow in the Word
    We see here once again the tracing of the nations of the world back to Adam. This should remind us that we were all formed from the same man. This should teach us that there is only one race…that is the human race. There are different cultures which led to the development of idols and false gods.

  6. 1 Chronicles 1 – From one generation to another.

    Ecclesiastes 1:4 says, “One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.”

    The question is, “What are we doing in our generation that will impact the next generation?”

  7. Why me Oh Lord!

    As a child, we do not get to “pick” our parents. As parents we do not get to “pick” our children.

    We have learned, most if not all these families are dysfunctional – kinda like our families today. Maybe our parents are not who we would like them to be. Maybe our children do not behave in a way we taught them. I am sure that Adam and Eve were the best parents they knew how to be but it did not prevent Cain from killing his brother.

    Isaac and Rebekah had two boys; Jacobs and Esau. These boys were trouble before they were born. Genesis 25: 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord. There are plenty of parents who have prayed this prayer – Why me Oh Lord!

    The only thing I can say is through great trial comes great victory. As the old cliché goes; if it were not for the depth of the valley the mountain tops would not seem so high. God has a plan for us, our families and our children. It is not our duty to ask why; only to trust in God and His plan.

  8. This is why every person that walks in through the POFW doors is so important because they are a soul that can change their generations curse. We never know who might walk in thru those doors but I am a witness, a living testimony that has forever changed my future generations. No one in my family is a Pentecostal but I stand firm on HIS promises for my family and my families family. PRAISE GOD!!!! We are the generation impacting our future. Don’t let go of what God has for your life for the material things.

    Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matt 6:33

  9. Anyone else a bit tongue tied? Haha. With this chapter showing each generation of descendants, it made me think of two things: we need to learn from our elders and ancestors, and we also need to teach the next and future generations.

    Job 8:8 Just ask the previous generation. Pay attention to the experience of our ancestors. (NLT)

    Psalm 145:4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. (NLT)

  10. 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.

    Division can affect the future of our younger generations.

  11. 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.

    In the days of Peleg the earth was divided, there is only one earth created by one God. If there was division it was man made and not divided by the creator. This generation had much earthly division.

  12. Genesis 7:1 Next God said to Noah, “Now board the ship, you and all your family—out of everyone in this generation, you’re the righteous one.

  13. WE all have a name known by God and he knows each one of us. He has a will for each life, but will we fulfill it? He intends parents to teach their children and their children teach theirs about God and so on. Many in this chapter rebelled from God but today we have the opportunity to impact lives around us and teach them about the God we know. This chapter shows every soul is precious & known to him.

  14. “The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.” The word of God (Creator) records the beginning. Often times much can be discovered by returning to the beginning. The same is true as too the purpose of our constitution. One would be very wise to research before simply believing what another declares as the truth, as life is but a vapor and eternity is forever. Dear God, give us a hunger to seek truth. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  15. “These are their generations”. There was a record for then, which stands to reason there is still one today. While we may not know all that transpired in ‘their generations’ we do know the Lord is well aware. God help us take ownership and pray for our generation that we may do what is right, in Jesus name.

  16. Proverbs 14: 14
    The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

    The word of God gives us instruction on how to recognize those around us that are backsliding in their heart; they are “filled with his own ways”

    It’s no long we are our vision but I and me. What about me? I want this and that? I would be safe to say when we turn ourselves away from the vision of the church and the purpose, God has called us to we are backsliding in our hearts. What is in your heart will one day make its self know in every area of your life.

    Proverbs 23:7
    7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

  17. These are the generation that got us here today it’s important for our next generation to understand the goodness. Of his word because they are going to need his truth to live. It’s important now for us to surround Ouself with the world of god so the next generation can see how important God word is

  18. This chapter is a reminder that what we do for Christ will outlive us, and should cause us to ensure we leave a christian legacy, a memorial of sorts that our generations to come can point to and find their way to a great relationship with the Lord.

  19. A DIVIDED HOUSE = LOSS

    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.

    The Chronicles are defined as Books of History. What intrigued me today about the history is the unique linage of each family. The word DIVIDED caught my attention since The POFW has wrestled this spirit since our relocation.

    Upon further research, here is what I found.

    Eber the father, his name means “the region beyond”. We could liken him to a visionary or dreamer.

    His 2 sons:

    1. Peleg, his name means “division” or “earthquake” likened to someone who would disrupt, distract and detour.

    2. Joktan, his name means “smallness” or “he will be made little” likened to a humble, willing server.

    Here is what I noticed, the bible in verses 20 – 27 reveal the linage of Joktan. There is no revealing or recording of the linage of Peleg in 1 Chronicles (History). However we know that Peleg had children.

    Genesis 11:16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
    17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
    18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:
    19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

    This seems to suggest that because Peleg was “division” or “disruptive” that his linage was left out of the history of Adam to Abraham. There is differing opinions of why Peleg was named “Division”. The timeline could refer to the Tower of Babel or even the dividing of the seas following the flood.

    However, I believe it to be his attitude and personality was disruptive, defensive and divisional.

    Summary:
    Eber the “Dreamer” had 2 sons. One (Joktan) is remembered for his linage giving birth to Abraham. The second (Peleg) was a LOSS or forgotten.

    We are wise to stay close to the dreamer (father) and humble ourselves to give birth to supernatural linage than to be disruptive and make a scene and lose out.

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  20. In this chapter I’ve come to an understanding … We start out young , then one day will be fathers/mothers … Then grandfathers/grandmothers and so on. The point I’m trying to make here is that it STARTS with YOU! Depending on how devoted, submitted, and committed you are to God’s will, it WILL determine the outcome of generations to come! Understand young people … If you want to be leaders , it starts with you. Allow God to lead you first, then the time will come when you will have a family to lead, and younger generations will come. REALIZE the importance of your relationship with God because if he tarries his return , the day your great grandchildren will be of an age of understanding they can say “my great grandfather/grandmother was anointed, my grandparents were anointed, my parents were anointed, I WANT to be ANOINTED!” #ItStartsWithYou

  21. From generation to generation! Our decision that we made to live for God and serve him with our whole hearts, not only affects us but our children and the next generation and the next. They will grow up and live for God but if they chose not to serve God they will not forget what they been thought even if there actions don’t seem like they don’t remember. Pray for souls, our lost loved ones and back sliders they know what they need to do but they need our prayers to help overcome and loose them from the bondage they are in.

  22. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord! Started with my Grandma Guadalupe to my mom Elena, to myself and now Isaiah and Selah. And if the Lord tarries my grand and great grand babies.

    For BroMo it started with Grandpa and Granny Morgan, to his mother Sharon and then Michael and now Isaiah and Selah.

    We are both 3rd generation Apostolic Pentecostals! Thank you Jesus!

  23. 1 Chronicles 1:34 (NLT)
    Descendants of Isaac
    34 Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.

    One decision changed the word forever. It should read the sons of Isaac were Jacob and Israel.

    If he had only known.

  24. 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.

    Im reminded that the children of God wanted and pleaded for a king “to be like the other nations” and they were warned by God via the man of God of how it would be. They still rejected the rule of the Lord over their lives and asked for a king. That began the whole journey of good king bad king good king and many more bad kings that led them astray and captive in sin and in their lives as they ended up being taken by their enemies. When we want to be like the world the outcome can only be like the world, bondage and separation from God. One would be wise to not want to be conformed but renewed in Christ and be like him and want what he wants for your life. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

  25. 10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.

    Nimrod: REBEL

    It makes sense that this person would be the one who founded Babel. The city where the tower was built, were the people were trying to reach the heavens. The spirit of rebellion is so prominent these days. We have natural tendency to rebel against our authorities, and because we don’t like to be told what to do.

    This is exactly what Bro Mo was talking about today. Submission, without submission we have no authority. Amen!

  26. The book opens with a genealogy. Taking ancient genealogies into view, it isn’t a complete one. Important figure are listed.

    It would be interesting to know why the Chronicler, not usually including details about individuals, made an exception in the case of Nimrod. Perhaps in a world where powerful rulers were common, he wanted to show that the practice was ancient. It should be noted that it was Nimrod who founded the Mesopotamian cities which became the arch enemies of Israel. In his own day the Persians were powerful rulers. But the spiritual ancestors of David should remember God’s promise to him, “I will make your name like the names of the greatest men of the earth” (1 Chr 17:8). Greatness is in God’s hands to bestow, to deny, or to take away.

  27. As we read this chapter we can see the importance of lineage, generations to come even after our existence not just the ones we will see with our own eyes but the fifth, sixth and so forth. Regardless of how these generations turned out we most likely won’t see them and most definitely won’t fellowship with them. This is why IT IS A MUST, MUST MUST HAVE THE DOCTRINE PREACHED, TAUGHT AND SOUGHT OUT CORRECTLY SO THAT THEY TOO MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE TO BE FREE!!! THANK YOU FOR SETTING ME FREE JESUS!!! I LOVED YOU DADDY

  28. 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.

    As I saw this I wondered, how many generations did Noah get to see? Do you think that he was proud of his son, as being father to the Philistines? Or of his other son, the father of the Israelites?

  29. I am first generation Apostalic Pentecostal! It has begun with me, but it Jesus name it will flow down until His second coming.

  30. The long list of names may not be the Bibles most inspirational reading, but these nine chapters offer us vital information. We need to think like a Hebrew to understand their value. The genealogies help establish inheritance rights for the exiles moving back to Judah. The lists assist the leaders in recruiting workers and assigning tasks. For example, since God said that all who perform priestly duties that must come from Aaron’s line from the Levine trib, it’s essential to verify each person’s lineage. It helps them reconnect with their ancestors and reestablish their faith in God for how far He has brought them through. They need assurance he will be with them as they rebuild their ruined nation. The genealogies affirm God’s covenant with Abraham (Gen 12: 2-3) and his pledge to David (2Sa 7: 12-16). This covenant promise is also ours today as Abraham’s descendants by faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ (Gal 3:8-9).

  31. the power of a name

    “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.”
    ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    These names intrigued me as I was reading. Many times when the Bible begins to list names I find it difficult to remember. In this case, these names are listed in Genesis and here in Chronicles. The scriptures where they are mentioned are nearly if not all the way identical. These are desendants of Noah.

    Eber or Heber = “the region beyond”
    son of Salah, great grandson of Shem, father of Peleg and Joktan
    a Gadite chief
    a Benjamite, son of Elpaal and descendant of Sharahaim
    a Benjamite, son of Shashak
    a priest in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua
    Root word meanin—
    region beyond or across, side
    region across or beyond
    side, opposite side

    Peleg = “division”
    son of Eber and brother of Joktan
    Root word Meaning–channel, canal
    KJV Translation Count:
    10 Total river 9, stream 1

    Joktan
    Son of Eber
    Root word meaning—
    to be small, be insignificant
    (Qal) to be insignificant
    (Hiphil) to make small, reduce significantly

  32. 34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and Israel.

    I noticed two things in this passage:

    1) Abraham was mentioned and not Abram
    2) Israel was mentioned and not Jacob

    Most people today suffer from living in the past. They are alcoholics because there dad was an alcoholic. Or we have the excuse, that they can’t stop being who they always been and walk around with there old man, defeated. When God changed there name, it was significant. You were not called to be some what ever, you have been given a new name when you are reborn in Christ. You are a new creature, and all things are made new. Do not let the old man reign in our body, put him to death, and walk in newness of life.

  33. This Monday I received the a call of another family member passing away,
    When I began to read this book of Chronicles, my mind began to wonder of the many generations we leave behind and what will our generation will know about us…
    Here we see a record of generations, but what impact did all this people left behind?

  34. God loves us all, not only as a nation but also as individuals, he knew what sins we were going to commit when he made us but he forgave us anyway because generation after generation we are still his family.

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