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1 Chronicles 4:24 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The sons of Simeon [were], Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Shaul:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The sons of Simeon [were] Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The sons of Simeon [were] Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Shaul:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The sons of Simeon: Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Saul;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The sons of Simeon, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sons of Simeon: Namuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zara, Saul:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The sonnes of Simeon [were]: Nemuel, and Iamin, Iarib, Zerah, [and] Shaul:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The sons of Semeon; Namuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zares, Saul:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The sons of Shimon [were], Nemuel, and Yamin, Yariv, Zerach, [and] Shaul:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The sons 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of im`n שִׁמעוֹן 8095
{8095} Prime
From H8085; hearing; Shimon, one of Jacob's sons, also the tribe descendant from him.
[were], Nml נְמוּאֵל, 5241
{5241} Prime
Apparently for H3223; Nemuel, the name of two Israelites.
and Ymn יָמִין, 3226
{3226} Prime
The same as H3225; Jamin, the name of three Israelites.
Yrv יָרִיב, 3402
{3402} Prime
The same as H3401; Jarib, the name of three Israelites.
Zera זֶרַח, 2226
{2226} Prime
The same as H2225; Zerach, the name of three Israelites, also of an Idumaean and an Ethiopian prince.
[and] l שָׁאוּל: 7586
{7586} Prime
Passive participle of H7592; asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 4:24

_ _ 1 Chronicles 4:24-43. Of Simeon.

_ _ The sons of Simeon — They are classed along with those of Judah, as their possession was partly taken out of the extensive territory of the latter (Joshua 19:1). The difference in several particulars of the genealogy given here from that given in other passages is occasioned by some of the persons mentioned having more than one name [compare Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15; Numbers 26:12].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

1 Chronicles 4:24-43

_ _ We have here some of the genealogies of the tribe of Simeon (though it was not a tribe of great note), especially the princes of that tribe, 1 Chronicles 4:38. Of this tribe it is said that they increased greatly, but not like the children of Judah, 1 Chronicles 4:27. Those whom God increases ought to be thankful, though they see others that are more increased. Here observe, 1. The cities allotted them (1 Chronicles 4:28), of which see Joshua 19:1, etc. When it is said that they were theirs unto the reign of David (1 Chronicles 4:31) intimation is given that when the ten tribes revolted from the house of David many of the Simeonites quitted these cities, because they lay within Judah, and seated themselves elsewhere. 2. The ground they got elsewhere. When those of this tribe that revolted from the house of David were carried captive with the rest into Assyria those that adhered to Judah were remarkably owned of God and prospered in their endeavours to enlarge their coasts. It was in the days of Hezekiah that a generation of Simeonites, whose tribe had long crouched and truckled, was animated to make these bold efforts. (1.) Some of them attacked a place in Arabia, as it should seem, called the entrance of Gedor, inhabited by the posterity of accursed Ham (1 Chronicles 4:40), made themselves masters of it, and dwelt there. This adds to the glory of Hezekiah's pious reign, that, as his kingdom in general prospered, so did particular families. It is said that they found fat pastures, and yet the land was quiet; even when the kings of Assyria were giving disturbance to all their neighbours this land escaped their alarms. The inhabitants being shepherds, who molested none, were not themselves molested, till the Simeonites came and drove them out and succeeded them, not only in the plenty, but in the peace, of their land. Those who dwell (as we do) in a fruitful country, and whose land is wide, and quiet, and peaceable, have reason to own themselves indebted to that God who appoints the bounds of our habitation. (2.) Others of them, to the number of 500, under the command of four brethren here named, made a descent upon Mount Seir, and smote the remainder of the devoted Amalekites, and took possession of their country, 1 Chronicles 4:42, 1 Chronicles 4:43. Now the curses on Ham and Amalek had a further accomplishment, when they seemed dormant, if not dead; as had also the curse on Simeon, that he should be divided and scattered (Genesis 49:7): yet to him it was turned into a blessing, for the families of Simeon, which thus transplanted themselves into those distant countries, are said to dwell there unto this day (1 Chronicles 4:43), by which it should seem they escaped the calamities of the captivity. Providence sometimes sends those out of trouble that are designed for preservation.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Chronicles 4:24

The sons of Simeon [were], Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] (h) Shaul:

(h) His son Obed is omitted here.

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The sons of Simeon:
This genealogy differs in many particulars from those in the parallel places; probably being occasioned by the same person's having several names.


Genesis 46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
Exodus 6:15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these [are] the families of Simeon.
, Jemuel


Numbers 26:12-14 The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: ... These [are] the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.
, Jachin


Genesis 46:10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman.
, Zohar
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