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ja'-bez (ya`bets, "sorrow" ("height)):

(1) Place: A town probably in the territory of Judah, occupied by scribes (1 Chronicles 2:55). For an ingenious reconstruction of the passage see EB, under the word

(2) Person: The head of a family of Judah, noted for his "honorable" character, though "his mother bare him with sorrow" (1 Chronicles 4:9, 10), ya`bets being interpreted as if it stood for ya`tsebh, "he causes pain." The same play upon words recurs in his prayer, "that it be not to my sorrow!" His request was granted, "and the sorrow implied by his ominous name was averted by prayer" (Dummelow, in the place cited.).

Strong's Hebrew
3258. Yabets -- a descendant of Judah, also a place in Judah
... 3257, 3258. Yabets. 3259 . a descendant of Judah, also a place in Judah.
Transliteration: Yabets Phonetic Spelling: (yah-bates') Short Definition: Jabez. ...
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... JABEZ. BY REV. JG GREENHOUGH, MA. "And Jabez was more honourable than
his brethren.""1 CHRON. 9. This is a curious fragment of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/milligan/men of the bible some lesser-known/jabez.htm

The Prayer of Jabez
... The Prayer of Jabez. ... As for this Jabez, whose aim was so well pointed, his fame so
far sounded, his name so lastingly embalmed"he was a man of prayer. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/the prayer of jabez.htm

The Prayer of Jabez. 1Chr 4:9,10
... HYMNS after Sermons to young people, on new-years evenings, suited to the subjects.
Hymn 22 The prayer of JABEZ. 1Chr 4:9,10. ... 8,6,8,6. The prayer of JABEZ. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/hymn 22 the prayer of.htm

Calcutta and the Mission Centres from Delhi to Amboyna
... and Indo-China"Felix Carey"Instructions to missionaries"The missionary shrivelled
into an ambassador"Adoniram and Ann Judson"Jabez Carey"Mission to ...
/.../smith/the life of william carey/chapter vii calcutta and the.htm

... power on the means 18 Elijah's mantle 19 After annual sermons David's charge to
Solomon 20 The Lord's call to his children 21 The prayer of Jabez 22 Waiting at ...
//christianbookshelf.org/newton/olney hymns/ii ordinances.htm

April 16 Evening
... And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed,
and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/april 16 evening.htm

"What Mean These Stones?" Josh. Iv. 21
... This is what is needed"what Jabez Bunting was wont to call "Obstinate faith," that
the PROMISE sees and "looks to that alone." You can fancy how the people ...
//christianbookshelf.org/champness/broken bread/xxix what mean these stones.htm

Strong Faith in a Faithful God
... giveth his beloved sleep. If there be any true blessing, such blessing,
as Jabez craved, when he said, "Oh! that thou wouldst bless ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/strong faith in a faithful.htm

Black and Wesley.
... the founder of Methodism in British North America, and had the opportunity of meeting
some of the leaders of British Methodism, especially Jabez Bunting, with ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclean/william black/v black and wesley.htm

The General Conference of 1820
... "Jabez Bunting, Richard Watson, Jos. Taylor, General Secretaries.". ... "Jabez Bunting,
President, George Marsden, Secretary. Liverpool, August, 1820.". ...
/.../chapter 5 the general conference.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

sorrow; trouble

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. Apparently a place at which the families of the scribes resided who belonged to the families of the Kenites. (1 Chronicles 2:55)
  2. The name occurs again in the genealogies of Judah, (1 Chronicles 4:9,10) in a passage of remarkable detail inserted in a genealogy again connected with Bethlehem. ver. 4.
ATS Bible Dictionary

A descendant of Judah, whose high distinction among his brethren seems to have been owing to his prevalence in prayer, 1 Chronicles 4:9-10

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) A descendant of Judah, of whom it is recorded that "God granted him that which he requested" (1 Chronicles 4:9, 10).

(2.) A place inhabited by several families of the scribes (1 Chronicles 2:55).

Jabez (3 Occurrences)
... 2:55). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JABEZ. ja'-bez ... place cited.).
Multi-Version Concordance Jabez (3 Occurrences). 1 Chronicles ...
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Tirathites (1 Occurrence)
... ti'-rath-its (tir`athim; Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus, Argathieim; Lucian,
Tharathei: A family of scribes that dwelt at Jabez (1 Chronicles 2:55). ...
/t/tirathites.htm - 7k

Sucathites (1 Occurrence)
... Codex Alexandrinus Sokathieim; the King James Version Suchathites): These are named
only once (1 Chronicles 2:55), a family of scribes living at Jabez. ...
/s/sucathites.htm - 7k

Honourable (72 Occurrences)
... (DBY). 1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. (See JPS). ...
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Honorable (42 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother named
him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow." (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV ...
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Honoured (79 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was honoured more than his brothers; but his mother had
given him the name Jabez, saying, Because I gave birth to him with sorrow. ...
/h/honoured.htm - 30k

Ja'besh-gil'ead (12 Occurrences)
Ja'besh-gil'ead. Jabesh-gilead, Ja'besh-gil'ead. Jabez . Multi-Version Concordance ...
Jabesh-gilead, Ja'besh-gil'ead. Jabez . Reference Bible.
/j/ja'besh-gil'ead.htm - 10k

Jabin (8 Occurrences)

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Books (16 Occurrences)
... Others are instances which the Chronicler has taken from other sources than the
Old Testament-for instance, the story of Jabez, or the accounts of the ...
/b/books.htm - 101k

Pain (172 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. ...
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Bible Concordance
Jabez (3 Occurrences)

1 Chronicles 2:55 The families of scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came of Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.

1 Chronicles 4:9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother named him Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow."

1 Chronicles 4:10 Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it not be to my sorrow!" God granted him that which he requested.



Jabez: A City of the Tribe of Judah

Jabez: The Head of a Family

Related Terms

Tirathites (1 Occurrence)

Sucathites (1 Occurrence)

Honourable (72 Occurrences)

Honorable (42 Occurrences)

Honoured (79 Occurrences)

Ja'besh-gil'ead (12 Occurrences)

Jabin (8 Occurrences)

Books (16 Occurrences)

Pain (172 Occurrences)

Sorrow (277 Occurrences)

Chronicles (45 Occurrences)

Zobebah (1 Occurrence)

Ken'ites (6 Occurrences)

Wider (5 Occurrences)

Ti'rathites (1 Occurrence)

Tireathites (1 Occurrence)

Recab (12 Occurrences)

Requested (29 Occurrences)

Richly (26 Occurrences)

Enlarge (18 Occurrences)

Su'cathites (1 Occurrence)

Shim'e-athites (1 Occurrence)

Shimeathites (1 Occurrence)

Suchathites (1 Occurrence)

Wouldst (31 Occurrences)

Kenites (8 Occurrences)

Rechab (13 Occurrences)

Grief (252 Occurrences)

Deliverance (86 Occurrences)

Wouldest (66 Occurrences)

Grieve (29 Occurrences)

Limits (69 Occurrences)

Oh (164 Occurrences)

Hammath (2 Occurrences)

Hemath (3 Occurrences)

Coast (70 Occurrences)

Granted (102 Occurrences)


Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)

Scribes (85 Occurrences)

Hurt (84 Occurrences)

Harm (111 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

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