1 Chronicles 1


God made man and calls forth the generations of men


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, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. 7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.


  • Chronicles is God’s eternal who’s who, a record of physical genealogies.
  • Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
  • Ezekiel 1:26 And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like a sapphire stone: and on the throne was the likeness of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw as the color of amber, like the appearance of fire around inside it; from his loins upward and from his loins downward I saw the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain was the appearance of the brightness around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.
  • Isaiah 41:4Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.


8 The sons of Ham; Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. 9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 10 And Cush begat Nimrod; he began to be mighty on the earth. 11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim, 12 Pathrusim, Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and Caphthorim. 13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth, 14 also the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite, 15 the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite, 16 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.


  • See the Genesis 10 study for more details about the races.
  • Nimrod led the tower of Babel revolt against God.
  • The false worship system that was spawned at Babel/Babylon continues today.
  • It is discussed in Revelation 17 and will be destroyed in Revelation 18.


17 The sons of Shem; Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and Meshech. 18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber. 19 Two sons were born to Eber; the name of one was Peleg; because in his days the earth/land was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.


  • The single land mass of earth was divided into the seven continents in Eber’s day.
  • What geologists call plate tectonics, occurred at this time.
  • The word for earth means land, ground.
  • When the land was divided into continents, man could no longer join together against God like they had done at Babel.
  • God’s purpose for life could then be fulfilled.


20 And Joktan begat Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, 21 Hadoram also, Uzal, Diklah, 22 Ebal, Abimael,Sheba, 23 Ophir, 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, Adbeel, Mibsam, 30 Mishma Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema, 31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael. 32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine; she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.


  • God’s promise to Abraham that he, a childless man, would be the father of many nations is fulfilled in these people.
  • Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with you, and you will be a father of many nations.


33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, Epher, Henoch, 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, Jeush, Jaalam, Korah. 36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek. 37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. 38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam; and Timna was Lotan’s sister. 40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah. 41 The son of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, Zavan, and Jakan. The sons of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.



God made man to rule


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 place. 45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, who struck down Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.


  • He struck Midian down and reigned his place; he took the place of power.
  • God intended man to rule earth but not to murder to gain power.
  • Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
  • Psalm 8:6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:
  • Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.  


47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river reigned in his place. 49 And when Shaul was dead, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 50 And when Baal-hanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his place: 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.


  • Human systems of royalty are small compared to God’s system: God makes those who believe in Jesus Christ His children, infinite and eternal royalty.
  • John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
  • Revelation 21:7 He that overcomes will inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he will be my son.
  • Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:



                                         1 Chronicles 2


1 These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,

2  Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.


  • The birth histories of mankind were listed in 1 Chronicles 1.
  • This chapter records the birth histories of Israel.


God rules sovereign over life; He sees all


3 The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, and Shelah: which three were born to him by the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he killed him. 4 And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All five were the sons of Judah.


  • Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
  • Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.


5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul. 6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all. 7 The sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.


  • Joshua 7 records that Achan took cursed items as plunder when they fought against Jericho.
  • God had forbidden the taking of any plunder because the whole city was under His curse.


8 The son of Ethan: Azariah. 9 The sons also of Hezron that were born to him; Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. 10 And Ram begat Amminadab; Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah; 11 Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz, 12 Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, 13 Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, Abinadab the second, Shimma the third, 14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh: 16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the three sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel. 17 Abigail bore Amasa: the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.


  • Remember that all these people were created in the image of God.
  • He also loved them each enough to die for them.
  • Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him not perish, but have everlasting life.


18 Caleb, the son of Hezron, begat children of his wife Azubah, and of Jerioth: her sons are these: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took to him Ephrath, who bore him Hur. 20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel. 21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was 60 years old; and she bore him Segub. 22 And Segub begat Jair, who had 23 cities in the land of Gilead.


  • God made man to rule.
  • Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.


23 And he took from them Geshur and Aram, with the towns of Jair, with Kenath, and its towns, 60 cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24 And after Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron’s wife, bore him Ashur, the father of Tekoa.


  • Death is not unfair. Death is what man chose.
  • God is not unfair to keep His word and require that we live according to His rules, the one who gave us life.
  • Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.


25 And the sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel also had another wife whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28 And the sons of Onam were Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai: Nadab, and Abishur. 29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban, and Molid. 30 And the sons of Nadab: Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children. 31 And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. And the sons of Ishi: Sheshan. And the child of Sheshan: Ahlai. 32 And the sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan: Jether died without children. 33 And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian whose name was Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as his wife; and she bore him Attai. 36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad, 37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed, 38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah, 39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah, 40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum, 41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.


  • God has many rewards; children are one of them.
  • Psalm 127:3 children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.


42 Now the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai. 45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Beth-zur. 46 And Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.


  • Caleb was a great man of faith.
  • He was one of the two spies that went in to search out the land.
  • He stood with Joshua against the other ten spies who cause the people to fear. God calls forth the generations.
  • Isaiah 41:4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.


47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48 Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber, and Tirhanah. 49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah.


  • God gives conception.
  • Ruth 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.


50 These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim, 51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites. 53 And the families of Kirjath-jearim; the Ithrites, the Puhites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; from them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites. 54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites. 55 And the families of the scribes that dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.


  • It was the primary function of scribes to copy the Word of God.
  • Moses did the first writings in human language of Words from God.
  • Scribes prepared the skins or papyrus for scrolls, the quills, and ink.
  • They copied the manuscripts with painstaking accuracy.
  • Just a tiny slip or speck of ink on a page would require that the whole page be recopied.
  • They checked, checked, and rechecked everything.
  • The father of the house of Rechab forbid his family to live in houses and drink wine.
  • They obeyed him and became a great lesson used by God to the nation Israel in Jeremiah 35.



                                          1 Chronicles 3


1 Now these were the sons of David that were born to him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess: 2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith: 3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.


  • God designed a mate that fit David.
  • Her name was Eglah.‘Eglah his Ishah.’
  • The word for wife in verse 3 is the Hebrew word Ishah--his helper that fit to him.
  • David had many women in this passage but only one of them is called his Ishah.
  • Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help (helper) meet (to fit) for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up its flesh; 22 And from the rib (side, not rib), which the LORD God had taken from man, he made a woman (Ishah), and brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she will be called Woman (Ishah), because she was taken out of Man (Ish).


4 These six were born to him in Hebron; he reigned there seven years and six months: and in he reigned Jerusalem 33 years. 5 These four were born to him in Jerusalem by Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel; Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. 6 Also these nine: Elishama, Eliphelet, 7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet. 9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.


  • David, because of his great love for God, was chosen to be the line of descent of the Savior of the world, the line of descent of the eternal King of Kings.
  • God is to be our first love.
  • David had concubines in addition to wives.
  • We can overdo in all areas that God gave us to enjoy— relationships, family, work, food, clothing, appearance, health, pets, possessions— but without a right relationship with God it will never be enough.
  • Only a right relationship with God fills the human heart.
  • Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
  • Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, You will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
  • Revelation 2:4 I have against you that you have left your first love.


10  And Solomon’s son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son, 11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son, 12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son, 13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son, 14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.


  • This list records the kings of Israel and their sons.
  • Only one son ruled.
  • Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


15 And the sons of Josiah: the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum. 16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. 17 And the sons of Jeconiah: Assir, Salathiel his son, 18 also Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah. 19 And the sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, Hananiah, and their sister Shelomith:



God calls forth the generations


20 And Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-hesed, five. 21 The sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah. 22 And the sons of Shechaniah: Shemaiah; and the six sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, Igeal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat. 23 And the three sons of Neariah: Elioenai, Hezekiah, Azrikam. 24 And the seven sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Dalaiah, and Anani.


  • God created each one of these in His own image.
  • He loved each one of them enough to die for them.
  • Isaiah 41:4 Who has worked and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him not perish, but have everlasting life.


                                        1 Chronicles 4


1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; Jahath begat Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. 3 And these were the sons of the father of Etam; Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi: 4 And Penuel the father of Gedor and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem. 5 Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 And Naarah bore him Ahuzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.


  • This chapter lists the descendants of Judah and Simeon.
  • Each person throughout history has been made in the image of God.
  • Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.


7 And the sons of Helah were Zereth, Jezoar, and Ethnan. 8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.



God answered Jabez’s prayer


10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would guard me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him what he requested.


  • John 16:23… Truth, I tell you the truth, Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.


11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton begat Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Rechah. 13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the son of Othniel; Hathath. 14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim: they were craftsmen. 15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the son of Elah was Kenaz.


  • Caleb was one of the spies who went into the Promised Land to bring back a report to Joshua.
  • He stood with Joshua in faith.
  • Ten of the spies feared and discouraged the people causing them to wander in the wilderness of unbelief for 40 years.
  • Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

16 The sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel. 17 And the sons of Ezra were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon: and she bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 And his wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. These are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took. 19 And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20 And the sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of those that made fine linen, of the house of Ashbea, 22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient records. 23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they lived with the king for his work.


  • 1John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.


24 The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul: 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, neither did all their family multiply like the children of Judah.


  • Psalm 127:3 children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.


28 And they dwelt at Beer-sheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, 29 at Bilhah, at Ezem, at Tolad, 30 at Bethuel, at Hormah, at Ziklag, 31 at Beth-marcaboth, at Hazar-susim, at Beth-birei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.


  • When the land was divided among the children of Israel the children of Simeon received their inheritance inside the borders of the tribe of Judah (Joshua 19:1).


32 And their villages were, Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities: 33 And all their villages that were around the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy. 34 And Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36 And Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah; 38 These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: the house of their fathers increased greatly.


  • Revelation 1:6 And has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


39 They went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 They found fat, good pasture. The land was wide, quiet, and peaceable; for those of Ham had dwelt there of old. 41 These written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and struck their tents, and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their places: because there was pasture there for their flocks.


  • God had told the Israelites to utterly destroy the inhabitants of the land because of their continued atrocities listed in Leviticus 18.
  • This verse records the obedience of Simeon’s descendants.


42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they struck the rest of the Amalekites that escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.


  • Psalm 90:1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.





SUMMARY: 1 Chronicles 1-4

  • God made man and calls forth the generations of men
  • God made man to rule
  • God rules sovereign over life; He sees all
  • God calls forth the generations