1 Benjamin fathered Bela first, and Ashbel

Second, Aharah third; 2 the fourth was Nohah,

And Rapha was the fifth. 3 The sons of Bela

Were: Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua,

Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephu-

Phan and Huram. 6-7 These were Ehud’s descendants,

Who were the family heads of those who lived

               In Geba and who were deported to

Manahath: Naaman, Ahijah, and

Gera, who did deport them and who was 

Father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8-11 Sons

Were born to Shaharaim inside Moab

After he had divorced his wives named Hushim

And Baara. By his wife Hodesh he  

Had Jobab, Zibia and Mesha, Malkam,

Jeuz, Sakia, Mirmah. These were his

Sons, heads of families. By Hushim he

Had Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons

Of Elpaal were: Eber, Misham, Shemed

(The man who did build Ono and built Lod

With its surrounding villages), 13 Beriah

And Shema, who were heads of families

Of those who lived in Aijalon and who

Drove out the residents of Gath. 14-16 Ahio,

Shashak, Jeremoth, Zebadiah, Arad,

Eder, Michael, Ishpah and Joha were

Beriah’s sons. 17-18 Elpaal’s sons were called

Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,  

Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab. 19-21 Jakim,

Zikri, Zabdi, Elienai, Zillethai,

Eliel, Adaiah, Beraiah and

Shimrath were sons of Shimei, 22-25 and sons

Of Shashak were named Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,

And Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, Hananiah,

Elam, Anthothijah, Iphdeiah
And Penuel. 26-27 The sons of Jeroboam

Were Shamsherai, Shehariah, and

Athaliah, Jaareshiah, and

Elijah and Zikri. 28 All these were heads  

Of families, the chiefs as listed in

Their genealogy, and they lived in

Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel, Gibeon’s

Father, did live in Gibeon. His wife

Was Maakah, 30 and Abdon was his firstborn

Son, followed by Zur, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor,

Ahio, Zeker, Kish, 32 and Mikloth, who

               Was father of Shimeah. They too lived

               Within Jerusalem, near relatives.

33 Ner fathered Kish, Kish fathered Saul, and Saul

Fathered Jonathan, Malki-Shua, and

Abinadab and Esh-Baal. 34 The son

Of Jonathan was Merib-Baal, who

Fathered Micah. 35 The sons of Micah were

Pithon, Melek, Tarea, Ahaz, 36 who

Fathered Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah

Fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri;

And Zimri fathered Moza. 37 Moza was

Father of Binea; and Raphah was

His son, Eleasah his son and Azel

His son. 38 Now Azel had six sons, and these

Were their names: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael,

Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan.

All these were Azel’s sons. 39 The sons of his

Own brother Eshek: Ulam was his firstborn,

Jeush was second son; Eliphelet

The third. 40 The sons of Ulam were brave warriors

Who handled bows well, who had many sons  

And grandsons, totaling one hundred fifty. 

All these were Benjamin’s posterity.



Whisper across the centuries
To men with noble hearts and minds,
Who know the power, found in love,
To open eyes of men born blind.

A man is but a blade of grass:
Let him stand straight, with dignity,
Let him reflect the Light above,
And share in God’s eternity.

~Day Williams

Happy New Year

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this phrase.



And He that sat upon the throne said,

“Behold, I make all things new.”

~Rev. 21:5

Happy New Year!

God bless your days;

May you and yours

Walk in God’s ways.

~Day Williams