Jabez was more honorable 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