1 Chronicles 4:14
New International Version
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim. It was called this because its people were skilled workers.

New Living Translation
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the founder of the Valley of Craftsmen, so called because they were craftsmen.

English Standard Version
Meonothai fathered Ophrah; and Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of Ge-harashim, so-called because they were craftsmen.

Berean Study Bible
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of those living in Ge-harashim, which was given this name because its people were craftsmen.

King James Bible
And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.

New King James Version
and Meonothai who begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge Harashim, for they were craftsmen.

New American Standard Bible
Meonothai fathered Ophrah, and Seraiah fathered Joab the father of Ge-harashim, for they were craftsmen.

NASB 1995
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim, for they were craftsmen.

NASB 1977
And Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim, for they were craftsmen.

Amplified Bible
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim [the Valley of Craftsmen, so named] because they were craftsmen.

Christian Standard Bible
Meonothai fathered Ophrah, and Seraiah fathered Joab, the ancestor of those in the Craftsmen’s Valley, for they were craftsmen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Meonothai fathered Ophrah, and Seraiah fathered Joab, the ancestor of those in the Valley of Craftsmen, for they were craftsmen.

American Standard Version
And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab the father of Ge-harashim; for they were craftsmen.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Manathi begot Gophera: and Saraia begot Jobab, the father of Ageaddair, for they were artificers.

Contemporary English Version
who was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, who settled a place called "Valley of Crafts" because the people who lived there were experts in making things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Maonathi beget Ophra, and Saraia begot Joab the father of the Valley of artificers: for artificers were there.

English Revised Version
And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab the father of Ge-harashim; for they were craftsmen.

Good News Translation
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the founder of Handcraft Valley, where all the people were skilled workers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, who first settled the valley of Craftsmen. (It was named this because they were craftsmen.)

International Standard Version
and Meonothai, who fathered Ophrah. Seraiah fathered Joab, who fathered the Ge-harashim, because they became artisans.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Meonothai begot Ophrah; and Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge-harashim; for they were craftsmen.

Literal Standard Version
And Meonothai begot Ophrah, and Seraiah begot Joab father of the Valley of the Craftsmen, for they were craftsmen.

NET Bible
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of those who live in Ge Harashim, who were craftsmen.

New Heart English Bible
And Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge Harashim; for they were craftsmen.

World English Bible
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah: and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge Harashim; for they were craftsmen.

Young's Literal Translation
And Meonothai begat Ophrah, and Seraiah begat Joab father of the valley of artificers, for they were artificers.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
More Descendants of Judah
13The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai. 14Meonothai was the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of those living in Ge-harashim, which was given this name because its people were craftsmen. 15The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 4:13
The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.

1 Chronicles 4:15
The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.


Treasury of Scripture

And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.

valley.

2 Kings 24:14
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

Nehemiah 11:35
Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Meonothai
וּמְעוֹנֹתַ֖י (ū·mə·‘ō·w·nō·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4587: Meonothai -- a man of Judah

was the father of
הוֹלִ֣יד (hō·w·lîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Ophrah,
עָפְרָ֑ה (‘ā·p̄ə·rāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6084: Ophrah -- an Israelite, also two places in Israel

and Seraiah
וּשְׂרָיָ֗ה (ū·śə·rā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8304: Seraiah -- 'Yah persists', the name of a number of Israelites

was the father of
הוֹלִ֤יד (hō·w·lîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Joab,
יוֹאָב֙ (yō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

the father
אֲבִי֙ (’ă·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

of those living in
גֵּ֣יא (gê)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1516: A valley

Ge-harashim,
חֲרָשִׁ֔ים (ḥă·rā·šîm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2798: Ge-harashim -- 'craftsmen', a man of Judah

[which was called this] because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they were
הָיֽוּ׃ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

craftsmen.
חֲרָשִׁ֖ים (ḥă·rā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2796: A fabricator, any material


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