sold. (1.) Manasseh's oldest son (Josh. 17:1), or probably his only son (see 1 Chr. 7:14, 15; comp. Num. 26:29-33; Josh. 13:31). His descendants are referred to under the name of Machirites, being the offspring of Gilead (Num. 26:29). They settled in land taken from the Amorites (Num. 32:39, 40; Deut. 3:15) by a special enactment (Num. 36:1-3; Josh. 17:3, 4). He is once mentioned as the representative of the tribe of Manasseh east of Jordan (Judg. 5:14). (2.) A descendant of the preceding, residing at Lo-debar, where he maintained Jonathan's son Mephibosheth till he was taken under the care of David (2 Sam. 9:4), and where he afterwards gave shelter to David himself when he was a fugitive (17:27).
These were the sons of Gilead, the son of machir, the son of Manasseh.
These are the sons of Galaad, the son of machir, the son of Manasses.
The children also of machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph's knees.
machir begot Galaad, of whom is the family of the Galaadites.
All these belonged to the sons of machir the father of Gilead.
These were the sons of Gilead the son of machir, the son of Manasseh.
Of Manasses was born machir, of whom is the family of the machirites.
The children also of machir, the sons of Manasses, were born on Joseph's knees.