1 The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
2 Reaiah the son of Shobal became the father of Jahath; and Jahath became
the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
3 These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma,
and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi; 4 and Penuel
the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of
Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem. 5 Ashhur the
father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 Naarah bore him
Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of
Naarah. 7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. 8 Hakkoz
became the father of Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son
of Harum. 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother
named him Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow. 10 Jabez called
on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge
my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me
from evil, that it not be to my sorrow! God granted him that which he
requested. 11 Chelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who
was the father of Eshton. 12 Eshton became the father of Beth Rapha, and
Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash. These are the men of Recah.
13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath.
14 Meonothai became the father of Ophrah: and Seraiah became the father of
Joab the father of Ge Harashim; for they were craftsmen. 15 The sons of
Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah; and
Kenaz. 16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and she
bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 His wife
the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and
Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. These are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of
Pharaoh, whom Mered took. 19 The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of
Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben Hanan, and Tilon. The sons
of Ishi: Zoheth, and Ben Zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah:
Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families
of the house of those who worked fine linen, of the house of Ashbea;
22 and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had
dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. The records are ancient. 23 These were
the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they lived with
the king for his work. 24 The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib,
Zerah, Shaul; 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
26 The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers didn’t have
many children, neither did all their family multiply like the children of
Judah. 28 They lived at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual, 29 and
at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad, 30 and at Bethuel, and at Hormah,
and at Ziklag, 31 and at Beth Marcaboth, and Hazar Susim, and at Beth
Biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities to the reign of David.
32 Their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five
cities; 33 and all their villages that were round about the same cities,
to Baal. These were their habitations, and they have their genealogy.
34 Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 and Joel,
and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and
Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37 and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon,
the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah—38 these
mentioned by name were princes in their families: and their fathers’ houses
increased greatly. 39 They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the east
side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 They found fat
pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those
who lived there before were of Ham. 41 These written by name came in the
days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and struck their tents, and the Meunim who
were found there, and destroyed them utterly to this day, and lived in their
place; because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 Some of them,
even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to Mount Seir, having for
their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of
Ishi. 43 They struck the remnant of the Amalekites who escaped, and have
lived there to this day.
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