1 Chronicles 7-8
7 Issachar’s family: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron—four in all.
2 Tola’s family: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel—the heads of their households in Tola’s line, mighty warriors of their generations. In David’s time they numbered 22,600.
3 Uzzi’s family: Izrahiah; and Izrahiah’s family—Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah—five in all, and all of them leaders. 4 According to the family records of their households, they had 36,000 troops in the units of their fighting force, since they had many wives and children. 5 Their relatives from all of Issachar’s clans were 87,000 mighty warriors, all listed in the family records.
Lines of Benjamin and Naphtali
6 Benjamin’s family:[a] Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.
7 Bela’s family: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five heads of households, mighty warriors; 22,034 were listed in their family records.
8 Becher’s family: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. These were all Becher’s family. 9 As listed in their family records by generation, as heads of their households, mighty warriors, there were 22,200.
10 Jediael’s family: Bilhan.
Bilhan’s family: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these were Jediael’s family, heads of their households, and mighty warriors. There were 17,200 ready for battle. 12 The Shuppites and Huppites were Ir’s family, and the Hushites were Aher’s family.
13 Naphtali’s family: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. These were Bilhah’s family.
14 Manasseh’s family: Asriel, to whom his Aramean secondary wife gave birth. She gave birth to Machir, Gilead’s father. 15 Machir married Huppite and Shuppite women. His sister’s name was Maacah. The second descendant’s name was Zelophehad, who had only daughters. 16 Machir’s wife Maacah gave birth to a son and named him Peresh. His brother’s name was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.
17 Ulam’s family: Bedan.
This was the family of Gilead, Machir’s son and Manasseh’s grandson. 18 His sister Hammolecheth gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, Mahlah, and Shemida.[b] 19 The members of Shemida’s family were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
20 Ephraim’s family: Shuthelah, his son Bered, his son Tahath, his son Eleadah, his son Tahath, 21 his son Zabad, his son Shuthelah, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath, who were born in the land, killed them when they came down to take their cattle. 22 Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.
23 Ephraim had sex with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah, because misfortune had come to his house. 24 His daughter was Sheerah. She built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah. 25 His son was Rephah, his son[c] Resheph, his son Telah, his son Tahan, 26 his son Ladan, his son Ammihud, his son Elishama, 27 his son Nun, and his son Joshua. 28 Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns. 29 Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns were under Manassite authority. The family of Joseph, Israel’s son, lived in them.
30 Asher’s family: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
31 Beriah’s family: Heber and Malchiel, who was Birzaith’s father. 32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33 Japhlet’s family: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. This is Japhlet’s family.
34 Shemer’s family: Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35 His brother Helem’s family: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36 Zophah’s family: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.
38 Jether’s family: Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara.
39 Ulla’s family: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
40 All these were Asher’s family, heads of households, select mighty warriors, the heads of the princes. Those ready for battle listed in the records numbered 26,000.
8 Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel his second son, Aharah the third, 2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3 Bela had a family: Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 This was Ehud’s family. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Geba, who were sent into exile to Manahath. 7 Gera[d] sent them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
8 Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab after he divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. 9 He had children with his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of households. 11 He also had children with Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.
12 Elpaal’s family: Eber, Misham, Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13 Beriah, and Shema. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14 Their brothers[e] were Shashak and Jeremoth.
15 Beriah’s family: Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha.
17 Elpaal’s family: Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab.
19 Shimei’s family: Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath.
22 Shashak’s family: Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Omri,[f] Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel.
26 Jeroham’s family: Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri.
28 These were the heads of households, in their generations. They were leaders who lived in Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel,[g] Gibeon’s father, lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah; 30 his oldest son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[h] Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth.
32 Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. These also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.[i]
33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
34 Jonathan’s son was Merib-baal, and Merib-baal was Micah’s father.
35 Micah’s family: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.
36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Binea; his son was Raphah, his son Eleasah, and his son Azel. 38 Azel had six sons, named Azrikam, his oldest,[j] Ishmael, Sheariah, Azariah,[k] Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were in Azel’s family.
39 His brother Eshek’s family: Ulam his oldest, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 Ulam’s family were mighty warriors and archers, having many children and grandchildren—150 in all and all were Benjaminites.
- 1 Chronicles 7:6 LXX; MT lacks family.
- 1 Chronicles 7:18 Cf 7:19, Josh 17:2; MT lacks and Shemida.
- 1 Chronicles 7:25 MT lacks his son.
- 1 Chronicles 8:7 MT Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera
- 1 Chronicles 8:14 LXX; MT Ahio
- 1 Chronicles 8:24 LXX; MT lacks Omri.
- 1 Chronicles 8:29 LXX; MT lacks Jeiel.
- 1 Chronicles 8:30 LXX; MT lacks Ner.
- 1 Chronicles 8:32 Syr; MT adds with their relatives.
- 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX, Tg; MT Bocheru
- 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX; MT lacks Azariah.
Paul’s voyage to Rome
27 When it was determined that we were to sail to Italy, Paul and some other prisoners were placed in the custody of a centurion named Julius of the Imperial Company.[a] 2 We boarded a ship from Adramyttium that was about to sail for ports along the coast of the province of Asia. So we put out to sea. Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica, came with us. 3 The next day we landed in Sidon. Julius treated Paul kindly and permitted him to go to some friends so they could take care of him. 4 From there we sailed off. We passed Cyprus, using the island to shelter us from the headwinds. 5 We sailed across the open sea off the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, and landed in Myra in Lycia. 6 There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship headed for Italy and put us on board. 7 After many days of slow and difficult sailing, we arrived off the coast of Cnidus. The wind wouldn’t allow us to go farther, so we sailed under the shelter of Crete off Salmone. 8 We sailed along the coast only with difficulty until we came to a place called Good Harbors,[b] near the city of Lasea.
9 Much time had been lost, and the voyage was now dangerous since the Day of Reconciliation had already passed. Paul warned them, 10 “Men, I see that our voyage will suffer damage and great loss, not only for the cargo and ship but also for our lives.” 11 But the centurion was persuaded more by the ship’s pilot and captain than by Paul’s advice. 12 Since the harbor was unsuitable for spending the winter, the majority supported a plan to put out to sea from there. They thought they might reach Phoenix in Crete and spend the winter in its harbor, which faced southwest and northwest.
13 When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they could carry out their plan. They pulled up anchor and sailed closely along the coast of Crete. 14 Before long, a hurricane-strength wind known as a northeaster swept down from Crete. 15 The ship was caught in the storm and couldn’t be turned into the wind. So we gave in to it, and it carried us along. 16 After sailing under the shelter of an island called Cauda, we were able to control the lifeboat only with difficulty. 17 They brought the lifeboat aboard, then began to wrap the ship with cables to hold it together. Fearing they might run aground on the sandbars of the Gulf of Syrtis, they lowered the anchor and let the ship be carried along. 18 We were so battered by the violent storm that the next day the men began throwing cargo overboard. 19 On the third day, they picked up the ship’s gear and hurled it into the sea. 20 When neither the sun nor the moon appeared for many days and the raging storm continued to pound us, all hope of our being saved from this peril faded.
A shiggayon[a] of David, which he sang to the Lord about Cush, a Benjaminite.
7 I take refuge in you, Lord, my God.
Save me from all who chase me!
2 Otherwise, they will rip me apart,
dragging me off with no chance of rescue.
3 Lord, my God, if I have done this—
if my hands have done anything wrong,
4 if I have repaid a friend with evil
or oppressed a foe for no reason—
5 then let my enemy
not only chase but catch me,
trampling my life into the ground,
laying my reputation in the dirt. Selah
6 Get up, Lord; get angry!
Stand up against the fury of my foes!
Wake up, my God;[b]
you command that justice be done!
7 Let the assembled peoples surround you.
Rule them from on high![c]
8 The Lord will judge the peoples.
Establish justice for me, Lord,
according to my righteousness
and according to my integrity.
9 Please let the evil of the wicked be over,
but set the righteous firmly in place
because you, the righteous God,
are the one who examines hearts and minds.
10 God is my shield;
he saves those whose heart is right.
11 God is a righteous judge,
a God who is angry at evil[d] every single day.
12 If someone doesn’t change their ways,
God will sharpen his sword,
will bend his bow,
will string an arrow.
13 God has deadly weapons in store
for those who won’t change;
he gets his flaming arrows ready!
14 But look how the wicked hatch evil,
conceive trouble, give birth to lies!
15 They make a pit, dig it all out,
and then fall right into the hole that they’ve made!
16 The trouble they cause
will come back on their own heads;
the violence they commit
will come down on their own skulls.
17 But I will thank the Lord
for his righteousness;
I will sing praises
to the name of the Lord Most High.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good,
gaining favor from the Lord.