1 Chronicles 4:39
New International Version
and they went to the outskirts of Gedor to the east of the valley in search of pasture for their flocks.

New Living Translation
and they traveled to the region of Gerar, in the east part of the valley, seeking pastureland for their flocks.

English Standard Version
They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks,

Berean Study Bible
and they journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, in search of pasture for their flocks.

New American Standard Bible
They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

King James Bible
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

Christian Standard Bible
They went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley to seek pasture for their flocks.

Contemporary English Version
When the people needed more pastureland for their flocks and herds, they looked as far as the eastern side of the valley where the town of Gerar is located,

Good News Translation
they spread out westward almost to Gerar and pastured their sheep on the eastern side of the valley in which that city is located.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley to seek pasture for their flocks.

International Standard Version
They journeyed as far as the entrance of Gedor on the east side of the valley in order to find pasture for their flocks.

NET Bible
They went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east of the valley, looking for pasture for their sheep.

New Heart English Bible
They went to the entrance of Gerar, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They moved to the outskirts of Gedor, on the east side of the valley, to find pasture for their flocks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

New American Standard 1977
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they came unto the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

King James 2000 Bible
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

American King James Version
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

American Standard Version
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they went till they came to Gerara, to the east of Gai, to seek pasture for their cattle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they went forth to enter into Gador as far as to the east side of the valley, to seek pastures for their flocks.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

English Revised Version
And they went to the entering in of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

World English Bible
They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

Young's Literal Translation
and they go to the entrance of Gedor, unto the east of the valley, to seek pasture for their flock,
Study Bible
More Descendants of Judah
38These men noted by name were the leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly, 39and they journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, in search of pasture for their flocks. 40There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there formerly.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 4:38
These men noted by name were the leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,

1 Chronicles 4:40
There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there formerly.

Treasury of Scripture

And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

they went.

Gedor.

1 Chronicles 4:4,18
And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem…

Joshua 12:13
The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

Geder.

Joshua 15:58
Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,







Lexicon
and they journeyed
וַיֵּלְכוּ֙ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to the entrance
לִמְב֣וֹא (lim·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3996: An entrance, sunset, the west, towards

of Gedor,
גְדֹ֔ר (ḡə·ḏōr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1446: Gedor -- 'wall', three cities in Israel, also a Benjamite

to the east side
לְמִזְרַ֣ח (lə·miz·raḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

of the valley,
הַגָּ֑יְא (hag·gāy)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1516: A valley

in search of
לְבַקֵּ֥שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

pasture
מִרְעֶ֖ה (mir·‘eh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4829: Pasture, the haunt of wild animals

for their flocks.
לְצֹאנָֽם׃ (lə·ṣō·nām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock
Verse 39. - The place Gedor cannot be identified in this connection. There is a town of the name situated in the mountainous district of Judah between Halhul and Beth-zur, to the north of Hebron (Joshua 15:58). It is evident that this cannot be the place we require here. There is another town of the name (1 Chronicles 12:7), probably belonging to Benjamin, and which as little admits of being fitted in here. Both the Alexandrine and the Vatican Codex of the Septuagint, however, evidently read גְּדרָ for גְּדֹר. Now, Gerar of the Philistines would suit well for position and description, and also (Genesis 10:14) for the allusion found here (ver. 40) to the dwelling there "of old" of the people of Ham. The Hebrew word, however, generally applied to the valley of Gerar (נַחַל, wady) is not the word used here of Gedor (הַגָיְא, ravine). See Stanley's 'Syria and Palestine,' p. 159, and note. Not only are references frequent to the fertility of Gerar, but the significance of that in 2 Chronicles 14:14 speaks for itself. This alteration of reading, however, with acceptance of the Septuagint manuscripts, cannot be regarded as altogether satisfactory, and Keil ('Comm.,' in loc.) offers some suggestions of weight against those of Ewald, Bertheau, and others. 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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