The first book of Chronicles speaks of Adam to Saul, the restored community, David, a song of thanksgiving, building the temple, David's campaigns, David's census, the temple and Solomon.
Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request. 1 Chronicles 4:9-10