1 Chronicles 4:38
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New International Version
The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,

New Living Translation
These were the names of some of the leaders of Simeon's wealthy clans. Their families grew,

English Standard Version
these mentioned by name were princes in their clans, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly.

New American Standard Bible
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

King James Bible
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families. Their ancestral houses increased greatly.

International Standard Version
these people, enumerated by name, were leaders in their respective families, and their clans grew to be very abundant.

NET Bible
These who are named above were the leaders of their clans. Their extended families increased greatly in numbers.

New Heart English Bible
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families. And their ancestral houses increased greatly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These who are mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and the number of people in their households increased.

JPS Tanakh 1917
these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

New American Standard 1977
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers’ houses increased greatly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families, and they were multiplied greatly in the house of their fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

American King James Version
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

American Standard Version
these mentioned by name were princes in their families: and their fathers houses increased greatly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These were named princes in their kindreds, and in the houses of their families were multiplied exceedingly.

Darby Bible Translation
these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

English Revised Version
these mentioned by name were princes in their families: and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

Webster's Bible Translation
These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

World English Bible
these mentioned by name were princes in their families: and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

Young's Literal Translation
These who are coming in by name are princes in their families, and the house of their fathers have broken forth into a multitude;
Study Bible
The Descendants and Cities of Simeon
37Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah; 38these mentioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 4:37
Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;

1 Chronicles 4:39
They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
Treasury of Scripture

These mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

mentioned by their names. Heb. coming by names.

1 Chronicles 5:24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, …

Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, …

(38) These mentioned by their names.--Literally, these who have come (forward) with names, that is, have been adduced by name.

Were princes in their families.--Ameers or chieftains in their clans.

And the house of their fathers increased.--And their father-houses had spread greatly. Finding their territory too strait for them under these conditions, and probably also because of the encroachments of their powerful neighbours, the Judans and Philistines, the Simeonite chieftains went forth at the head of their clans to seek new settlements.

And (so) they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley.--Gedor can hardly be the town of that name in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:58). The LXX. read Gerar (??????).

Even unto the east side of the valley.--So far as to the east of the valley, that is, apparently, the valley of or near the unknown Gedor, or Gerar. The only considerable valley south-east of Judah is the Arabah, below the Dead Sea. That this locality is meant appears likely from the vicinity of Mount Seir and the Amalekites (1Chronicles 4:42).

To seek pasture for their flocks.--This statement is of interest as proving that even so late as the reign of Hezekiah, those Israelite clans which bordered on the desert were still nomades, like the Beidawis. (Comp. Genesis 13:5-12).

These mentioned by their names were princes in their families,.... The principal men of them, heads of their fathers' houses:

and the house of their fathers increased greatly; by them, so that they were obliged to seek out for new habitations, as follows. 38, 39. increased greatly, and they went to the entrance of Gedor—Simeon having only a part of the land of Judah, they were forced to seek accommodation elsewhere; but their establishment in the new and fertile pastures of Gederah was soon broken up; for, being attacked by a band of nomad plunderers, they were driven from place to place till some of them effected by force a settlement on Mount Seir. 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.
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