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In the Books of Chronicles Jabez is a well-respected man of the tribe of Judah whose prayer to God for blessing was answered, see 1 Chr. 4:9-10.

The name Jabez sounds like the Hebrew word for pain, and was given to him because of the pain his mother suffered bearing him. The prayer of Jabez has served both as a puzzle and also as an inspiration and model for some Christians.

Jabez is also mentioned in 1 Chr. 2:55, possibly as a place name.