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1 Chronicles 7:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [The sons of] Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [The sons of] Benjamin [were] three: Bela and Becher and Jediael.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— [The sons of] Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Benjamin, Bela and Becher and Jediael, three.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sons of Benjamin were Bela, and Bechor, and Jadihel, three.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [The sonnes] of Beniamin: Bela, and Becher, and Iediael, three.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The sons of Benjamin; Bale, and Bachir, and Jediel, three.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [The sons] of Binyamin; Bela, and Bekher, and Yediael, three.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[The sons] of Binymn בִּניָמִין; 1144
{1144} Prime
From H1121 and H3225; son of (the) right hand; Binjamin, youngest son of Jacob; also the tribe descended from him, and its territory.
Bela` בֶּלַע, 1106
{1106} Prime
The same as H1105; Bela, the name of a place, also of an Edomite and of two Israelites.
and Beer בֶּכֶר, 1071
{1071} Prime
The same as H1070; Beker, the name of two Israelites.
and Y`l יְדִיעֲאֵל, 3043
{3043} Prime
From H3045 and H0410; knowing God; Jediael, the name of three Israelites.
three. 7969
{7969} Prime
The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiplicative) thrice.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 7:6

_ _ 1 Chronicles 7:6-12. Of Benjamin.

_ _ The sons of Benjamin — Ten are named in Genesis 46:21, but only five later (1 Chronicles 8:1; Numbers 26:38). Perhaps five of them were distinguished as chiefs of illustrious families, but two having fallen in the bloody wars waged against Benjamin (Judges 20:46), there remained only three branches of this tribe, and these only are enumerated.

_ _ Jediael — Or Asbel (Genesis 46:21).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Chronicles 7:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 7:6

Three — They were ten, Genesis 46:25, and five of them are named, 1 Chronicles 8:1, but here only three are mentioned, either because these were most eminent; or because the other families are now extinct.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Chronicles 7:6

[The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and (d) Jediael, (e) three.

(d) Also called Ashbel, (Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:38).

(e) Who were the chief: or else there were seven in all as it appears in (Genesis 46:21).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
of Benjamin:
In the parallel place of Genesis, ten sons of Benjamin are reckoned, Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard; and in Numbers, five only are mentioned, Bela, Ashbel, Ahiraim, Shupham, and Hupham; and Ard and Naaman are said to be the sons of Bela, and consequently Benjamin's grandsons. In the beginning of the following chapter, also, five are only mentioned, Bela, Ashbel, Aharah, Nohah, and Rapha; and Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoha, another Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram, are all represented as grandsons, not sons of Benjamin. Hence we see that in many cases, grandsons are called sons, and both are often confounded in the genealogical tables. It seems, also, that the persons mentioned in the following verses were neither sons nor grandsons of Bela and Becher, but distinguished persons among their descendants.
1 Chronicles 8:1-12 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third, ... The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
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: ... These [are] the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that were numbered of them [were] forty and five thousand and six hundred.


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. ... All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, [were] seventeen thousand and two hundred [soldiers], fit to go out for war [and] battle.
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Gn 46:21. Nu 26:38. 1Ch 7:10; 8:1.

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