1 Chronicles 4:3
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New International Version
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

New Living Translation
The descendants of Etam were Jezreel, Ishma, Idbash, their sister Hazzelelponi,

English Standard Version
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi,

Berean Study Bible
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. And their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

New American Standard Bible
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.

King James Bible
And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

Christian Standard Bible
These were Etam's sons: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash, and their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These were Etam's sons: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash, and their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

International Standard Version
These were the descendants of the ancestor of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and their sister's name was Hazzelelponi.

NET Bible
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister was Hazzelelponi.

New Heart English Bible
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These were the first settlers in Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister's name was Hazelelponi.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these were [the sons of] the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi;

New American Standard 1977
And these were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these were of the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash, and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi.

King James 2000 Bible
And these were the sons of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

American King James Version
And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

American Standard Version
And these were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the posterity of Etam: Jezrahel, and Jesema, and Jedebos: and the name of their sister was Asalelphuni.

Darby Bible Translation
And these [were of] the father of Etam: Jizreel, and Jishma, and Jidbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi;

English Revised Version
And these were the sons of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi:

Webster's Bible Translation
And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

World English Bible
These were [the sons of] the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi;

Young's Literal Translation
And these are of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister is Hazzelelponi,
Study Bible
Other Descendants of Judah
2Reaiah son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites. 3These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. And their sister was named Hazzelelponi. 4Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrath and the father of Bethlehem:…
Cross References
Joshua 15:56
Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,

1 Chronicles 4:2
Reaiah son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.

1 Chronicles 4:4
Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrath and the father of Bethlehem:

Treasury of Scripture

And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:

Etam.

Judges 15:11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, …

2 Chronicles 11:6 He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,







(3) And these were of the father of Etam.--Heb., And these (were) the father of Etam. Some MSS., the LXX., and the Vulg. read "and these (were) the sons of Etam;" other MSS., with the Syriac and Arabic versions, have "the sons of the father of Etam." Both variants look like evasions of a difficulty. The unusual expression "and these--Abi-Etam" may be a brief way of stating that the clans whose names are given were the dominant houses of Etam (or Abi-etam; compare Abiezer, Judges 7:11; Judges 8:2). Etam is known from the history of Samson (Judges 15:8, and 2Chronicles 11:6); Jezreel--not Ahab's capital--from Joshua 15:56, and as the city of Ahinoam, wife of David, from 1Chronicles 3:1. Both places were in the hill-country of Judah. The other three names are unknown.

Their sister.--Their sister-town (see 1Chronicles 1:39; 1Chronicles 1:52, and Notes).

Hazelelponi.--Means "make shadow, O thou that regardest me!"

Verses 3, 4. - Etam is, with little doubt, the name of a place (2 Chronicles 11:6) in Judah, south of Jerusalem. It was near Tekoah (ver. 5, and 1 Chronicles 2:24) and Bethlehem (next verse). The hiatus in the first clause may possibly be supplied by "the families of" from the last verse, or, more fitly, by "the sons of," inasmuch as some manuscripts have it so. The Septuagint, however, and Vulgate displace "the father of" (i.e. chief of), replacing it by "the sons of." The Syriac Version leaves out any notice of the sister, Hazelelponi, and gives the former part of the verse thus: "These are Amina-dab's sons, Ahizareel, Nesma, and Dibas, Pheguel and Husia; These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratha, who was the father," etc. With this the Arabic Version is partly in agreement, but closes the verse with the words, "These are the sons of Hur, son of Ephratha, the father of whom [plural] was of Bethlehem." The Chronicle Targum translates, "the rabbis dwelling at Etam." This variety indicates the difficulty felt by each in turn. The verse, however, purports to give the names of three brothers and one sister (Hazelel-poni, i.e. the shadow looking at me, Gesenius) connected with Etam, as in the following verse Penuel with Gedor (1 Chronicles 2:51) and Ezer with Hushah (1 Chronicles 11:29; 2 Samuel 23:27). Of no one of these, in all six other descendants of Hur, additional to those found at the close of ch. 2, is anything distinct known. It is to be noted that Hut himself is here called father of Bethlehem, while (1 Chronicles 2:51) his son Salma is so called. And these were of the father of Etam,.... Or of the prince of Etam: or, as the Targum, these are princes that dwelt in Etam, a place not far from Zorah, Judges 15:8 and is mentioned with Bethlehem and Tekoa in the tribe of Judah, 2 Chronicles 11:6, namely, which follow:

Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; these were the sons of the governor of Etam:

and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi; who, perhaps, was a person of great note in those days, though now unknown; indeed, a Jewish chronologer (w) tells us, that the mother of Samson was Hazalelponith, of the tribe of Judah.

(w) Juchasin, fol. 10. 2.4:1-43 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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