1 Chronicles 4:40
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New International Version
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.

New Living Translation
They found lush pastures there, and the land was quiet and peaceful. Some of Ham's descendants had been living in that region.

English Standard Version
where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.

New American Standard Bible
They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.

King James Bible
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there previously.

International Standard Version
They discovered abundant and excellent grazing lands there, where the land was very broad, secure, and tranquil, because the former inhabitants there were descendants of Ham.

NET Bible
They found fertile and rich pasture; the land was very broad, undisturbed and peaceful. Indeed some Hamites had been living there prior to that.

New Heart English Bible
They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They found pasture that was rich and good. The land was vast, peaceful, and quiet because the Hamites used to live there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

New American Standard 1977
And they found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide and spacious and quiet and peaceable, for the sons of Ham had dwelt there of old.

King James 2000 Bible
And they found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there formerly.

American King James Version
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelled there of old.

American Standard Version
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they found fat pastures, and very good, and a country spacious, and quiet, and fruitful, in which some of the race of Cham had dwelt before.

Darby Bible Translation
And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham.

English Revised Version
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they found rich pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.

World English Bible
They found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those who lived there before were of Ham.

Young's Literal Translation
and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of sides, and quiet, and safe, for of Ham are those dwelling there before.
Study Bible
Their Conquest of Gedor
39They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites. 41These, recorded by name, came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and destroyed them utterly to this day, and lived in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.…
Cross References
Judges 18:7
Then the five men departed and came to Laish and saw the people who were in it living in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure; for there was no ruler humiliating them for anything in the land, and they were far from the Sidonians and had no dealings with anyone.

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

And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelled there of old.

the land.

Judges 18:7-10 Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people …

Ham. These were probably either Philistines or Egyptians, who dwelt at Gedor.

Genesis 9:22-29 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and …

Genesis 10:6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

Psalm 78:51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength …

Psalm 105:23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

(40) And they found fat pasture and good.--If Gerar was the right reading in 1Chronicles 4:39, we might compare Genesis 26:17 seq.

And the land was wide.--Genesis 34:21. Literally, broad of both hands--i.e., on both sides. An open plain is meant.

And quiet and peaceable.--Like Laish, which the Danites took by surprise (Judges 18:7; Judges 18:28).

They of Ham had dwelt there of old.--That is, they who were then dwelling there were Hamites or Canaanites (1Chronicles 1:8).

Of old.--Literally, before (leph?nm); that is, before the Simeonite invasion.

And they found fat pasture and good,.... In or near the valley of Gedor:

and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; there was room enough for them and their flocks, and they had no enemies on either side to disturb them:

for they of Ham had dwelt there of old; either the Canaanites who descended from Canaan the son of Ham, and had never been expelled from thence; or the Philistines, who were a colony of the Egyptians, the posterity of Ham; and these inhabitants being of this cursed race, the Simeonites scrupled not to dispossess them. 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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