1 Chronicles 4:40
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.

Berean Study Bible
There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there formerly.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
and they found a lot of good pastureland that was quiet and undisturbed. This had once belonged to the Hamites,

Good News Translation
They found plenty of fertile pasture lands there in a stretch of open country that was quiet and peaceful. The people who had lived there before were Hamites.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they found abundant and good pastures, and the land before them was wide, and there was peace and quietness; for there were some of the children of Cham who dwelt there before.

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
More Descendants of Judah
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. 41These who were noted by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites and Meunites there in their dwellings, and they utterly destroyed them to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.…
Cross References
Judges 18:7
So the five men departed and came to Laish, where they saw that the people were living securely, like the Sidonians, tranquil and unsuspecting. There was nothing lacking in the land and no oppressive ruler. And they were far away from the Sidonians and had no alliance with anyone.

1 Chronicles 4:39
and they journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, in search of 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 that were therein, how they dwelt careless, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man…

Ham.

Genesis 9:22-29
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without…

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 in the tabernacles of Ham:







Lexicon
There they found
וַֽיִּמְצְא֤וּ (way·yim·ṣə·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

rich,
שָׁמֵ֣ן (šā·mên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8082: Greasy, gross, rich

good
וָט֔וֹב (wā·ṭō·wḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

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

and the land
וְהָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (wə·hā·’ā·reṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

was spacious,
רַחֲבַ֣ת (ra·ḥă·ḇaṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7342: Wide, broad

peaceful,
וְשֹׁקֶ֖טֶת (wə·šō·qe·ṭeṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

and quiet,
וּשְׁלֵוָ֑ה (ū·šə·lê·wāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7961: Tranquil, careless, security

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

some
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

Hamites
חָ֔ם (ḥām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2526: Ham -- a son of Noah, also his descendants, also a name for Egyptians

had lived
הַיֹּשְׁבִ֥ים (hay·yō·šə·ḇîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

formerly.
לְפָנִֽים׃ (lə·p̄ā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(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?nim); that is, before the Simeonite invasion.

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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