1 Chronicles 4:9
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New International Version
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."

New Living Translation
There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful.

English Standard Version
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”

New American Standard Bible
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, "Because I bore him with pain."

King James Bible
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother named him Jabez and said, "I gave birth to him in pain."

International Standard Version
Jabez enjoyed more honor than his relatives—his mother named him Jabez, she said, "because I bore him in pain."

NET Bible
Jabez was more respected than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, for she said, "I experienced pain when I gave birth to him."

New Heart English Bible
And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with pain."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez [Painful], because she said that his birth was painful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying: 'Because I bore him with pain.'

New American Standard 1977
And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I gave birth to him with sorrow.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.

American King James Version
And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.

American Standard Version
And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jabes was more honourable than any of his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabes, saying: Because I bore him with sorrow.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with pain.

English Revised Version
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.

World English Bible
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother named him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jabez is honoured above his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, 'Because I have brought forth with grief.'
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
8Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 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.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 4:8
Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

1 Chronicles 4:10
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.
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