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1 Chronicles 2 / Basic English

1. These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun;
2. Dan, Joseph and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
3. The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah; these three were his sons by Bathshua, the Canaanite woman. And Er, Judah's oldest son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and he put him to death.
4. And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, had Perez and Zerah by him. All the sons of Judah were five.
5. The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.
6. And the sons of Zerah: Zimri and Ethan and Heman and Calcol and Dara; five of them.
7. And the sons of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who did wrong about the cursed thing.
8. And the son of Ethan: Azariah.
9. And the sons of Hezron, the offspring of his body: Jerahmeel and Ram and Chelubai.
10. And Ram was the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, chief of the children of Judah;
11. And Nahshon was the father of Salma, and Salma was the father of Boaz,
12. And Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse,
13. And Jesse was the father of Eliab, his oldest son, and Abinadab, the second, and Shimea, the third,
14. Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth,
15. Ozem, the sixth, David, the seventh;
16. And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And Zeruiah had three sons: Abishai and Joab and Asahel.
17. And Abigail was the mother of Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.
18. And Caleb, the son of Hezron, had children by Azubah his wife, the daughter of Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher and Shobab and Ardon.
19. And after the death of Azubah, Caleb took as his wife Ephrath, who was the mother of Hur.
20. And Hur was the father of Uri; and Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21. And after that, Hezron had connection with the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, whom he took as his wife when he was sixty years old; and she had Segub by him.
22. And Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead.
23. And Geshur and Aram took the tent-towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and the small places round it, even sixty towns. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
24. And after the death of Hezron, Caleb had connection with Ephrath, his father Hezron's wife, and she gave birth to his son Asshur, the father of Tekoa.
25. And the sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram, the oldest, and Bunah and Oren and Ozem and Ahijah.
26. And Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah: she was the mother of Onam.
27. And the sons of Ram, the oldest son of Jerahmeel, were Maaz and Jamin and Eker.
28. And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada; and the sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur.
29. And the name of Abishur's wife was Abihail; and she had Ahban and Molid by him.
30. And the sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim; but Seled came to his end without sons.
31. And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. And the sons of Ishi: Sheshan. And the sons of Sheshan: Ahlai.
32. And the sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether came to his end without sons.
33. And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
34. Now Sheshan had no sons, but only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, whose name was Jarha.
35. And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha, his servant, as a wife; and she had Attai by him.
36. And Attai was the father of Nathan, and Nathan was the father of Zabad,
37. And Zabad was the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal was the father of Obed,
38. And Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu was the father of Azariah,
39. And Azariah was the father of Helez, and Helez was the father of Eleasah,
40. And Eleasah was the father of Sismai, and Sismai was the father of Shallum,
41. And Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
42. And the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mareshah, his oldest son, who was the father of Ziph and Hebron.
43. And the sons of Hebron: Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shema.
44. And Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam, and Rekem was the father of Shammai.
45. And the son of Shammai was Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.
46. And Ephah, Caleb's servant-wife, had Haran and Moza and Gazez; and Haran was the father of Gazez.
47. And the sons of Jahdai: Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet and Ephah and Shaaph.
48. Maacah, Caleb's servant-wife, was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah,
49. And Shaaph, the father of Madmannah, Sheva, the father of Machbena and the father of Gibea; and Caleb's daughter was Achsah. These were the sons of Caleb.
50. The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Ephrathah; Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim,
51. Salma, the father of Beth-lehem, Hareph, the father of Beth-gader.
52. And Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, had sons: Haroeh, half of the Manahathites.
53. And the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites and the Puthites and the Shumathites and the Mishraites; from them came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
54. The sons of Salma: Beth-lehem and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-Joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.
55. And the families of scribes who were living at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. These are the Kenites, the offspring of Hammath, the father of the family of Rechab.
Proverbs 12 / Basic English

1. A lover of training is a lover of knowledge; but a hater of teaching is like a beast.
2. A good man has grace in the eyes of the Lord; but the man of evil designs gets punishment from him.
3. No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved.
4. A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband; but she whose behaviour is a cause of shame is like a wasting disease in his bones.
5. The purposes of upright men are right, but the designs of evil-doers are deceit.
6. The words of sinners are destruction for the upright; but the mouth of upright men is their salvation.
7. Evil-doers are overturned and never seen again, but the house of upright men will keep its place.
8. A man will be praised in the measure of his wisdom, but a wrong-minded man will be looked down on.
9. He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread.
10. An upright man has thought for the life of his beast, but the hearts of evil-doers are cruel.
11. He who does work on his land will not be short of bread; but he who goes after foolish men is without sense.
12. The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever.
13. In the sin of the lips is a net which takes the sinner, but the upright man will come out of trouble.
14. From the fruit of his mouth will a man have good food in full measure, and the work of a man's hands will be rewarded.
15. The way of the foolish man seems right to him? but the wise man gives ear to suggestions.
16. A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret.
17. The breathing out of true words gives knowledge of righteousness; but a false witness gives out deceit.
18. There are some whose uncontrolled talk is like the wounds of a sword, but the tongue of the wise makes one well again.
19. True lips are certain for ever, but a false tongue is only for a minute.
20. Deceit is in the heart of those whose designs are evil, but for those purposing peace there is joy.
21. No trouble will come to upright men, but sinners will be full of evil.
22. False lips are hated by the Lord, but those whose acts are true are his delight.
23. A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts.
24. The hand of the ready worker will have authority, but he who is slow in his work will be put to forced work.
25. Care in the heart of a man makes it weighted down, but a good word makes it glad.
26. The upright man is a guide to his neighbour, but the way of evil-doers is a cause of error to them.
27. He who is slow in his work does not go in search of food; but the ready worker gets much wealth.
28. In the road of righteousness is life, but the way of the evil-doer goes to death.