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1Adam, Seth, Enosh,2Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,3Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,4Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth.
5The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.6The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Diphath, and Togarmah.7The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim.
8The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.9The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.10Cush became the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
11Mizraim became the father of the people of Lud, Anam, Lehab, Naphtuh,12Pathrus, Casluh, from which the Philistines came, and Caphtor.
13Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, Heth,14and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,15the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,16the Arvadites, the Zemarites and the Hamathites.
17The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech.18Arpachshad became the father of Shelah and Shelah became the father of Eber.19Two sons were born to Eber, the name of the one was Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided, and his brother’s name was Joktan.20Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,21Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,22Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,23Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
24Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah,25Eber, Peleg, Reu,26Serug, Nahor, Terah,27Abram, that is Abraham.
28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.29These are their genealogies: the firstborn of Ishmael was Nebaioth, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,31Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah; these were the sons of Ishmael.32The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, whom she bore, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
34Abraham became the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.35The sons of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam and Korah.36The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna and Amalek.37The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah.38The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan.39The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; and Lotan’s sister was Timna.40The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah.41The son of Anah was Dishon. And the sons of Dishon were Hamran, Eshban, Ithran and Cheran.42The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.
43Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king of the sons of Israel reigned. Bela was the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.44When Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah became king in his place.45When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites became king in his place.46When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.47When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.48When Samlah died, Shaul of Rehoboth by the River became king in his place.49When Shaul died, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor became king in his place.50When Baal-hanan died, Hadad became king in his place; and the name of his city was Pai, and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.51Then Hadad died.
Now the chiefs of Edom were: chief Timna, chief Aliah, chief Jetheth,52chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,53chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,54chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.
1These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
3The sons of Judah were Er, Onan and Shelah; these three were born to him by Bath-shua the Canaanitess. And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, so He put him to death.4Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
5The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.6The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dara; five of them in all.7The son of Carmi was Achar, the troubler of Israel, who violated the ban.8The son of Ethan was Azariah.
9Now the sons of Hezron, who were born to him were Jerahmeel, Ram and Chelubai.10Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, leader of the sons of Judah;11Nahshon became the father of Salma, Salma became the father of Boaz,12Boaz became the father of Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse;13and Jesse became the father of Eliab his firstborn, then Abinadab the second, Shimea the third,14Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,15Ozem the sixth, David the seventh;16and their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the three sons of Zeruiah were Abshai, Joab and Asahel.17Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.
11But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also.”
12When it was day, the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul.13There were more than forty who formed this plot.14They came to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have bound ourselves under a solemn oath to taste nothing until we have killed Paul.15“Now therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation; and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place.”
16But the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul.17Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, “Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report to him.”18So he took him and led him to the commander and *said, “Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you.”19The commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately, “What is it that you have to report to me?”20And he said, “The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down tomorrow to the Council, as though they were going to inquire somewhat more thoroughly about him.21“So do not listen to them, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they slay him; and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you.”22So the commander let the young man go, instructing him, “Tell no one that you have notified me of these things.”
23And he called to him two of the centurions and said, “Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen.”24They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor.25And he wrote a letter having this form:
26“Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix, greetings.
27“When this man was arrested by the Jews and was about to be slain by them, I came up to them with the troops and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.
28“And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Council;
29and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.
30“When I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to bring charges against him before you.”
31So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.32But the next day, leaving the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to the barracks.33When these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him.34When he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia,35he said, “I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also,” giving orders for him to be kept in Herod’s Praetorium.
14The spirit of a man can endure his sickness,
But as for a broken spirit who can bear it?
15The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge,
And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.