1 Chronicles 6:28
New International Version
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second son.

New Living Translation
The sons of Samuel were Joel (the older) and Abijah (the second).

English Standard Version
The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn, the second Abijah.

Berean Study Bible
The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn and Abijah his second son.

King James Bible
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

New King James Version
The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Samuel were Joel, the firstborn, and Abijah, the second.

NASB 1995
The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second.

NASB 1977
And the sons of Samuel were Joel, the first-born and Abijah, the second.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second.

Christian Standard Bible
Samuel’s sons: his firstborn Joel, and his second son Abijah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel’s sons: his firstborn Joel, and his second son Abijah.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Joel, and the second Abijah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Shamuyel: his firstborn son, Yuyel, and the name of his second son, Abia.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sons of Samuel; the first-born Sani, and Abia.

Contemporary English Version
Samuel was the father of Joel and Abijah, born in that order.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vasseni, and Abia.

Good News Translation
Samuel had two sons: Joel, the older, and Abijah, the younger.

International Standard Version
Samuel's descendants included Joel his firstborn and his second son Abijah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni; then Abiah.

Literal Standard Version
And sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vashni, and the second Abijah.

New American Bible
The sons of Samuel were Joel, the firstborn, and Abijah, the second.

NET Bible
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second oldest.

New Revised Standard Version
The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn, the second Abijah.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Joel, and the second Abijah.

World English Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn [Joel], and the second Abijah.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni, and the second Abijah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Levi
27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son. 28The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn and Abijah his second son. 29The descendants of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,…

Cross References
1 Samuel 8:2
The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second was Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba.

1 Chronicles 6:27
Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son.

1 Chronicles 6:29
The descendants of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

1 Chronicles 6:33
These are the men who served, together with their sons. From the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,


Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

firstborn.

1 Chronicles 5:1
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

Leviticus 27:26
Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD'S firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or sheep: it is the LORD'S.

Genesis 14:20
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

Vashni.

1 Chronicles 6:33
And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,

1 Samuel 8:2
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.

Joel.











(28) And the sons of Samuel.--Heb., Shemuel The third break in the Kohathite list.

We see from 1Chronicles 6:33-34 that Samuel (Shemuel, name of God) is son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham; hence we might suppose that the clause "Samuel his son" has been accidentally omitted at the end of 1Chronicles 6:27. But it is quite possible that the writer assumed the connection to be too well known to require specification, or that he has here thrown together three independent genealogical fragments. Comp. with 1Chronicles 6:27-28 the pedigree of Elkanah, 1Samuel 1:1 : "Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of Tohu son of Zuph." Here again the names vary, yet not so as to obliterate their identity. Elihu ("El is He") = Eliab, Eliel; Tohu, a fuller form of Toah = Nahath.

The firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.--Vashni is not a proper name, but a corrupt form of the Hebrew phrase "and the second" (sh?ni, secundus). The sons of the prophet Samuel were Joel, the firstborn, and Abiah, 1Samuel 8:2 (see also 1Chronicles 6:33 below). Joel has fallen out of the text here; it should run, "Joel the firstborn, and the second Abiah." . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The sons
וּבְנֵ֧י (ū·ḇə·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Samuel:
שְׁמוּאֵ֛ל (šə·mū·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8050: Samuel -- 'name of God', a prophet of Israel

[Joel] his firstborn
הַבְּכֹ֥ר (hab·bə·ḵōr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

and Abijah
וַאֲבִיָּֽה׃ (wa·’ă·ḇî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 29: Abijah -- 'Yah is my father', an Israelite name

his second son.
וַשְׁנִ֖י (waš·nî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2059: Vashni


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