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1 Chronicles 3 / Basic English

1. Now these were David's sons, whose birth took place in Hebron: the oldest Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel; the second Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelite woman;
2. The third Absalom, the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth Adonijah, the son of Haggith;
3. The fifth Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth Ithream, by Eglah his wife.
4. He had six sons in Hebron; he was ruling there for seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem for thirty-three years.
5. And in Jerusalem he had four sons, Shimea and Shobab and Nathan and Solomon, by Bath-shua, the daughter of Ammiel;
6. And Ibhar and Elishama and Eliphelet
7. And Nogah and Nepheg and Japhia
8. And Elishama and Eliada and Eliphelet, nine.
9. All these were the sons of David, in addition to the sons of his servant-wives; and Tamar was their sister.
10. And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abijah was his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
11. Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
12. Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
13. Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
14. Amon his son, Josiah his son.
15. And the sons of Josiah: the oldest Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
16. And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
17. And the sons of Jeconiah, who was taken prisoner: Shealtiel his son,
18. And Malchiram and Pedaiah and Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah.
19. And the sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel and Shimei; and the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah; and Shelomith was their sister;
20. And Hashubah and Ohel and Berechiah and Hasadiah, Jushab-hesed, five.
21. And the sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Jeshaiah; the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah.
22. And the sons of Shecaniah: Shemaiah; and the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush and Igal and Bariah and Neariah and Shaphat, six.
23. And the sons of Neariah: Elioenai and Hizkiah and Azrikam, three.
24. And the sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah and Eliashib and Pelaiah and Akkub and Johanan and Delaiah and Anani, seven.
1 Chronicles 4 / Basic English

1. The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron and Carmi and Hur and Shobal.
2. And Reaiah, the son of Shobal, was the father of Jahath; and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
3. And these were the sons of Hur, the father of Etam: Jezreel and Ishma and Idbash, and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi;
4. And Penuel, the father of Gedor, and Ezer, the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the oldest son of Ephrathah, the father of Beth-lehem.
5. And Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6. And Naarah had Ahuzzam by him, and Hepher and Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
7. And the sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar and Ethnan.
8. And Koz was the father of Anub and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
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.
10. And Jabez made a prayer to the God of Israel, saying, If only you would truly give me a blessing, and make wider the limits of my land, and let your hand be with me, and keep me from evil, so that I may not be troubled by it! And God gave him his desire.
11. And Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12. And Eshton was the father of Bethrapha and Paseah and Tehinnah, the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah.
13. And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath.
14. And Meonothai was the father of Ophrah; and Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge-harashim; they were expert workmen.
15. And the sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the son of Elah: Kenaz.
16. And the sons of Jehallelel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
17. And the sons of Ezrah: Jether and Mered and Epher and Jalon; and these are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, the wife of Mered. And she became the mother of Miriam and Shammai and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa.
18. And his wife, a woman of the tribe of Judah, became the mother of Jered, the father of Gedor, and Heber, the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah.
19. And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20. And the sons of Shimon: Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-hanan and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi: Zoheth; and the son of Zoheth. ...
21. The sons of Shelah, the son of Judah: Er, the father of Lecah, and Laadah, the father of Mareshah, and the families of those who made delicate linen, of the family of Ashbea;
22. And Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who were rulers in Moab, and went back to Beth-lehem. And the records are very old.
23. These were the potters, and the people living among planted fields with walls round them; they were there to do the king's work.
24. The sons of Simeon: Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
25. Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
26. And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
27. And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers had only a small number of children, and their family was not as fertile as the children of Judah.
28. And they were living at Beer-sheba and Moladah and Hazar-shual,
29. And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
30. And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
31. And at Beth-marcaboth, and at Hazarsusim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their towns till David became king.
32. And their small towns were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen and Ashan, five towns;
33. And all the small places round these towns, as far as Baalath-beer, the high place of the South. These were their living-places, and they have lists of their generations.
34. And Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,
35. And Joel and Jehu, the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36. And Elioenai and Jaakobah and Jeshohaiah and Asaiah and Adiel and Jesimiel and Benaiah,
37. And Ziza, the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
38. These, whose names are given, were chiefs in their families, and their families became very great in number.
39. And they went to the opening into Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, in search of grass-land for their flocks.
40. And they came to some good fertile grass-land, in a wide quiet country of peace-loving people; for the people who were living there before were of the offspring of Ham.
41. And these whose names are given came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and made an attack on the Meunim who were living there, and put an end to them to this day, and took their place, because there was grass there for their flocks.
42. And some of them, five hundred of the sons of Simeon, went to the hill-country of Seir, with Pelatiah and Neariah and Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, at their head.
43. And they put to death the rest of the Amalekites who had got away safely, and made it their living-place to this day.
Proverbs 13 / Basic English

1. A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
2. A man will get good from the fruit of his lips, but the desire of the false is for violent acts.
3. He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.
4. The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.
5. The upright man is a hater of false words: the evil-doer gets a bad name and is put to shame.
6. Righteousness keeps safe him whose way is without error, but evil-doers are overturned by sin.
7. A man may be acting as if he had wealth, but have nothing; another may seem poor, but have great wealth.
8. A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life; but the poor will not give ear to sharp words.
9. There is a glad dawn for the upright man, but the light of the sinner will be put out.
10. The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
11. Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
12. Hope put off is a weariness to the heart; but when what is desired comes, it is a tree of life.
13. He who makes sport of the word will come to destruction, but the respecter of the law will be rewarded.
14. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.
15. Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.
16. A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
17. A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well.
18. Need and shame will be the fate of him who is uncontrolled by training; but he who takes note of teaching will be honoured.
19. To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish.
20. Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.
21. Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good.
22. The heritage of the good man is handed down to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the upright man.
23. There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing.
24. He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.
25. The upright man has food to the full measure of his desire, but there will be no food for the stomach of evil-doers.