1 Chronicles 4:10
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New International Version
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.

New Living Translation
He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!" And God granted him his request.

English Standard Version
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested.

King James Bible
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jabez called out to the God of Israel: "If only You would bless me, extend my border, let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm, so that I will not cause any pain." And God granted his request.

International Standard Version
Later on, Jabez called on the God of Israel, asking him, "…whether you would bless me again and again, enlarge my territory, keep your power with me, keep me from evil, and keep me from harm!" And God granted what he had requested.

NET Bible
Jabez called out to the God of Israel, "If only you would greatly bless me and expand my territory! May your hand be with me! Keep me from harm so I might not endure pain!" God answered his prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, "Please bless me and give me more territory. May your power be with me and free me from evil so that I will not be in pain." God gave him what he prayed for.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying: 'Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that Thy hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest work deliverance from evil, that it may not pain me!' And God granted him that which he requested.

New American Standard 1977
Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that Thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that Thy hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldst keep me from harm, that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou would bless me indeed and enlarge my border and that thy hand might be with me and that thou would deliver me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

American King James Version
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 keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

American Standard Version
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it be not to my sorrow! And God granted him that which he requested.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jabes called upon the God of Israel, saying: If blessing thou wilt bless me, and wilt enlarge my borders, and thy hand be with me, and thou save me from being oppressed by evil. And God granted him the things he prayed for.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, Oh that thou wouldest richly bless me, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God brought about what he had requested.

English Revised Version
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it be not to my sorrow! And God granted him that which he requested.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

World English Bible
Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it not be to my sorrow!" God granted him that which he requested.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jabez calleth to the God of Israel, saying, 'If blessing Thou dost bless me, then Thou hast made great my border, and Thy hand hath been with me, and Thou hast kept me from evil -- not to grieve me;' and God bringeth in that which he asked.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-43 Genealogies. - In this chapter we have a further account of Judah, the most numerous and most famous of all the tribes; also an account of Simeon. The most remarkable person in this chapter is Jabez. We are not told upon what account Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; but we find that he was a praying man. The way to be truly great, is to seek to do God's will, and to pray earnestly. Here is the prayer he made. Jabez prayed to the living and true God, who alone can hear and answer prayer; and, in prayer he regarded him as a God in covenant with his people. He does not express his promise, but leaves it to be understood; he was afraid to promise in his own strength, and resolved to devote himself entirely to God. Lord, if thou wilt bless me and keep me, do what thou wilt with me; I will be at thy command and disposal for ever. As the text reads it, this was the language of a most ardent and affectionate desire, Oh that thou wouldest bless me! Four things Jabez prayed for. 1. That God would bless him indeed. Spiritual blessings are the best blessings: God's blessings are real things, and produce real effects. 2. That He would enlarge his coast. That God would enlarge our hearts, and so enlarge our portion in himself, and in the heavenly Canaan, ought to be our desire and prayer. 3. That God's hand might be with him. God's hand with us, to lead us, protect us, strengthen us, and to work all our works in us and for us, is a hand all-sufficient for us. 4. That he would keep him from evil, the evil of sin, the evil of trouble, all the evil designs of his enemies, that they might not hurt, nor make him a Jabez indeed, a man of sorrow. God granted that which he requested. God is ever ready to hear prayer: his ear is not now heavy.
Study Bible
The Prayer of Jabez
9Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore him with pain." 10Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!" And God granted him what he requested. 11Chelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 4:9
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore him with pain."

1 Chronicles 4:11
Chelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
Treasury of Scripture

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 keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

called.

1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among …

Genesis 12:8 And he removed from there to a mountain on the east of Bethel, and …

Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers …

Psalm 55:16 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me.

Psalm 99:6 Moses and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel among them that call …

Psalm 116:2-4 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him …

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty …

Romans 10:12-14 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified …

the God.

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant …

Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their …

Oh that, etc. Heb. If thou wilt, etc.

Luke 19:42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day…

bless me.

Genesis 12:2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and …

Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not …

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

Acts 3:26 To you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless …

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

enlarge.

Joshua 17:14-18 And the children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, Why have you …

Judges 1:27-36 Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her …

Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

thine hand.

Psalm 119:173 Let your hand help me; for I have chosen your precepts.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

John 10:28 And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither …

that thou.

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let …

Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold …

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore …

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve …

keep me. Heb. do me. that it may.

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 51:8,12 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken …

Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him, Before …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

2 Corinthians 2:1-7 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to …

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

God granted.

1 Kings 3:7-13 And now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of …

Job 22:27,28 You shall make your prayer to him, and he shall hear you, and you …

Psalm 21:4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for …

Psalm 65:2 O you that hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.

Psalm 66:19,20 But truly God has heard me; he has attended to the voice of my prayer…

Psalm 116:1,2 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications…

Matthew 7:7-11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

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