1 Chronicles 7:6
New International Version
Three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker and Jediael.

New Living Translation
Three of Benjamin’s sons were Bela, Beker, and Jediael.

English Standard Version
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three.

Berean Study Bible
The three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

King James Bible
The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

New King James Version
The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.

New American Standard Bible
Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

NASB 1995
The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela and Becher and Jediael.

NASB 1977
The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela and Becher and Jediael.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Benjamin were three: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

Christian Standard Bible
Three of Benjamin’s sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Three of Benjamin’s sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

American Standard Version
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these are the names of the sons of Benjamin: Bela and Akbar and Ashkuul and Gaara and Naaman and Akhi and Aruush and Maphi and Khapheem and Adar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The sons of Benjamin; Bale, and Bachir, and Jediel, three.

Contemporary English Version
Benjamin was the father of three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sons of s Benjamin were Bela, and Bechor, and Jadihel, three.

English Revised Version
The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

Good News Translation
Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

International Standard Version
Benjamin's three descendants included Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

JPS Tanakh 1917
[The sons of] Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

Literal Standard Version
Of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael—three.

NET Bible
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker, and Jediael--three in all.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Beker, and Jediael, three.

World English Bible
[The sons of] Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

Young's Literal Translation
Of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Benjamin
6The three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael. 7The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, heads of their families—five in all. There were 22,034 mighty men of valor listed in their genealogies.…

Cross References
Genesis 46:21
The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.

1 Chronicles 7:5
Their kinsmen belonging to all the families of Issachar who were mighty men of valor totaled 87,000, as listed in their genealogies.

1 Chronicles 7:7
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, heads of their families--five in all. There were 22,034 mighty men of valor listed in their genealogies.

1 Chronicles 8:1
Benjamin was the father of Bela, his firstborn; Ashbel was the second born, Aharah the third,


Treasury of Scripture

The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

of Benjamin.

1 Chronicles 8:1-12
Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third, …

Genesis 46:21
And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.

Numbers 26:38-41
The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites: …

Jediael.

1 Chronicles 7:10,11
The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar…









(6-11) The tribe of Benjamin.

(6) Benjamin.--Before this word bne (sons of . . .) has been lost, because Benjamin in Hebrew begins with the same three letters. The present list of the sons of Benjamin may be compared with three others, that of Gen. xlvi 21, that of Num. xxvi 38-41, and that of the next 1chron 1Chronicles 7:1-5.

(6) Becher with different vowels would mean firstborn; and the original reading in Genesis 46 may have been Bela bechoro--"Bela his firstborn," as in 1Chronicles 8:1.

Jediael, friend of God, may be a substitute for Ashbel, i.e., Eshbaal, man of Bel or Baal. (Comp. 1Chronicles 3:8, Eliada for Beeliada.) Ashbel is the second son of Benjamin in Numbers 26 and 1 Chronicles 8, and the third (perhaps second) in Genesis 46

Verse 6. - The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three. We have four passages for our authorities as to the sons of Benjamin, and it is not altogether easy to bring them into verbal harmony. They are Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:38-41; the present passage; and ch. 8. Our present passage mentions three sons, as though they were all, and immediately proceeds to their posterity. The list in Genesis mentions ten, of whom, however, we know (Numbers 26:40; 1 Chronicles 8:3, 4) that three, Naaman, Ard, and Gem, were grandsons, being sons of Bela, under which circumstances the order in which the two former stand in Genesis is remarkable. Again, while Becher is given as the second son in both Genesis and our present place, he is not mentioned in Numbers 26:38-41 and in 1 Chronicles 8:1. Ashbel, who in Genesis is given as the third, is expressly called the second son. Among the Ephraimites, however (Numbers 26:35), a Becher, with his descendants the Bachrites, is mentioned, and it is not improbable that, by marriage, the family were at that time, for manifest reasons of inheritance and possession, reckoned in this tribe, though by blood of the tribe of Benjamin. This subject is skilfully discussed by Lord A. C. Hervey (Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' 1:175). Lastly, Jediael of this passage and ver. 10 is not found in Genesis, in Numbers, or in our ch. 8. This name seems to have superseded in our passage the name Ashbel in Genesis, though it is impossible to speak certainly. It cannot be supposed to designate the same person, but rather a descendant in the same branch, whose family had come to importance "in the days of David."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The three
שְׁלֹשָֽׁה׃ (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

[sons] of Benjamin:
בִּנְיָמִ֗ן (bin·yā·min)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

Bela,
בֶּ֧לַע (be·la‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1106: Bela -- an Edomite, also two Israelites

Becher,
וָבֶ֛כֶר (wā·ḇe·ḵer)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1071: Becher -- 'young camel', two Israelites

and Jediael.
וִידִֽיעֲאֵ֖ל (wî·ḏî·‘ă·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3043: Jediael -- 'knowing God', three Israelites


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