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1 Chronicles 8 / Basic English

1. And Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third,
2. Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3. And Bela had sons, Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud,
4. And Abishua and Naaman and Ahoah
5. And Gera and Shephuphan and Huram.
6. And these are the sons of Ehud, heads of families of those living in Geba: Iglaam and Alemeth
7. And Naaman and Ahijah and Gera; and Iglaam was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
8. And Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of the Moabites after driving out Hushim and Beerah his wives;
9. And by Hodesh his wife he became the father of Jobab and Zibia and Mesha and Malcam.
10. And Jeuz and Shachia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families.
11. And Hushim became the father of Abitub and Elpaal.
12. And the sons of Elpaal: Eber and Misham and Shemed (he was the builder of Ono and Lod and their daughter-towns);
13. And Beriah and Shema, who were heads of the families of those who were living in Aijalon, who put to flight the people living in Gath;
14. And their brothers Shashak and Jeremoth.
15. And Zebadiah and Arad and Eder
16. And Michael and Ishpah and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
17. And Zebadiah and Meshullam and Hizki and Heber
18. And Ishmerai and Izliah and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
19. And Jakim and Zichri and Zabdi
20. And Elienai and Zillethai and Eliel
21. And Adaiah and Beraiah and Shimrath, the sons of Shimei;
22. And Ishpan and Eber and Eliel
23. And Abdon and Zichri and Hanan
24. And Hananiah and Elam and Anathothijah
25. And Iphdeiah and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
26. And Shamsherai and Shehariah and Athaliah
27. And Jaareshiah and Elijah and Zichri, the sons of Jeremoth.
28. These were heads of families in their generations; chief men: these were living in Jerusalem.
29. And in Gibeon was living the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife's name was Maacah;
30. And his oldest son Abdon, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab
31. And Gedor and Ahio and Zechariah and Mikloth.
32. And Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. And they were living with their brothers in Jerusalem opposite their brothers.
33. And Ner was the father of Abner, and Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal.
34. And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
35. And the sons of Micah: Pithon and Melech and Tarea and Ahaz.
36. And Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza;
37. And Moza was the father of Binea: Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son;
38. And Azel had five sons, whose names are: Azrikam, his oldest, and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
39. And the sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his oldest son, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
40. And the sons of Ulam were men of war, bowmen, and had a great number of sons and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were the sons of Benjamin.
Proverbs 16 / Basic English

1. The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
2. All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales.
3. Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain.
4. The Lord has made everything for his purpose, even the sinner for the day of evil.
5. Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment.
6. By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.
7. When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his haters be at peace with him.
8. Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing.
9. A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps.
10. Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging.
11. True measures and scales are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are his work.
12. Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.
13. Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him.
14. The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it.
15. In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain.
16. How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver.
17. The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul.
18. Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
19. Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride.
20. He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy.
21. The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased.
22. Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.
23. The heart of the wise man is the teacher of his mouth, and gives increased learning to his lips.
24. Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.
25. There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
26. The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.
27. A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.
28. A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.
29. A violent man puts desire of evil into his neighbour's mind, and makes him go in a way which is not good.
30. He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about.
31. The grey head is a crown of glory, if it is seen in the way of righteousness.
32. He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
33. A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.