1 Chronicles 7:7
New International Version
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri, heads of families—five in all. Their genealogical record listed 22,034 fighting men.

New Living Translation
The five sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. The total number of mighty warriors from these clans was 22,034, as listed in their genealogical records.

English Standard Version
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, five, heads of fathers’ houses, mighty warriors. And their enrollment by genealogies was 22,034.

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

New King James Version
The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five in all. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of fathers’ households, valiant warriors, 22,034 registered by genealogy.

NASB 1995
The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were heads of fathers’ households, mighty men of valor, and were 22,034 enrolled by genealogy.

NASB 1977
And the sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of fathers’ households, mighty men of valor, and were 22,034 enrolled by genealogy.

Amplified Bible
The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of the households of their fathers, courageous men. By their genealogies they were 22,034.

Christian Standard Bible
Bela’s sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five. They were valiant warriors and heads of their ancestral families; 22,034 were listed in their genealogies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bela’s sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five. They were warriors and heads of their ancestral houses; 22,034 were listed in their genealogies.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers houses, mighty men of valor; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Baala: Atsbuun and Azi and Zayel and Yarmuth and Azri five Chiefs of the house of their father, mighty men of the army, and the number of them was twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Bale; Esebon, and Ozi, and Oziel, and Jerimuth, and Uri, five; heads of houses of families, mighty men; and their number was twenty and two thousand and thirty-four.

Contemporary English Version
Bela was the father of Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were all brave soldiers and family leaders in their father's clan. The number of soldiers in their clan was 22,034.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sons of Bela: Esbon, and Ozi, and Ozial, and Jerimoth and Urai, five chiefs of their families, and most valiant warriors, and their number was twenty-two thousand and thirty-four.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers' houses, mighty men of valour; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

Good News Translation
Bela had five sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of families in the clan and were all famous soldiers. Their descendants included 22,034 men eligible for military duty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Bela's five sons were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of families and fighting men. In the genealogy 22,034 of them were recorded.

International Standard Version
Bela's five descendants included Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, who were leaders of their ancestral households. Valiant warriors, their enrollment totaled 22,034 according to their genealogies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers' houses, mighty men of valour; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

Literal Standard Version
And sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri—five; heads of a house of fathers, mighty men of valor, with their genealogy, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four.

NET Bible
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. The five of them were leaders of their families. There were 22,034 warriors listed in their genealogical records.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of ancestral houses, mighty men of valor; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty-two thousand thirty-four.

World English Bible
The sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of fathers' houses, mighty men of valor; and they were reckoned by genealogy twenty-two thousand thirty-four.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of a house of fathers, mighty of valour, with their genealogy, twenty and two thousand, and thirty and four.

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. 8The sons of Becher: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth; all these were Becher’s sons.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 7:6
The three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael.

1 Chronicles 7:8
The sons of Becher: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth; all these were Becher's sons.


Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valor; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

were reckoned

1 Chronicles 21:1-5
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel…

2 Chronicles 17:17,18
And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men with bow and shield two hundred thousand…









(7) And the sons of Bela.--The names are wholly different in 1Chronicles 8:3-4. The reason would seem to be that the names before us represent the chieftains and clans of Bela as they existed at a given epoch, viz., the time of David's census. The list of 1 Chronicles 8 belongs to another period. Here, as elsewhere, it is evident enough that the chronicler has faithfully followed or rather transcribed his sources, without a thought of harmonising their apparent inconsistencies.

Heads of . . . fathers.--Rather, heads of their father-houses, i.e., chieftains.

And were reckoned by their genealogies.--And their census was 22,034. This number represents the fighting strength of the Belaites,. who are here identified with their heads.

Verse 7. - And the sons of Bela. The first and last of the five (descendants or heads of families) here given, viz. Ezbon and Iri, are not found in previous places among Benjamite families, but are found (Genesis 46:16; Numbers 26:16) among Gadite families. It would seem that by David's time they had become in some aspects ranked among the Benjamites, though not originally of them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

Ezbon,
אֶצְבּ֡וֹן (’eṣ·bō·wn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 675: Ezbon -- two Israelites

Uzzi,
וְעֻזִּ֡י (wə·‘uz·zî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5813: Uzzi -- 'forceful', the name of several Israelites

Uzziel,
וְ֠עֻזִּיאֵל (wə·‘uz·zî·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5816: Uzziel -- 'my strength is God', the name of several Israelites

Jerimoth,
וִירִימ֨וֹת (wî·rî·mō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3406: Jeremoth -- the name of a number of Israelites

and Iri,
וְעִירִ֜י (wə·‘î·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5901: Iri -- a Benjamite

heads
רָאשֵׁי֙ (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of their families—
אָב֔וֹת (’ā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

five [in all].
חֲמִשָּׁ֗ה (ḥă·miš·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

There were 22,034
עֶשְׂרִ֤ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 6242: Twenty, twentieth

mighty warriors
גִּבּוֹרֵ֖י (gib·bō·w·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

listed in their genealogies.
וְהִתְיַחְשָׂ֗ם (wə·hiṯ·yaḥ·śām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3187: To enroll oneself or be enrolled by genealogy


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