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1 Chronicles 4

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1 Chronicles 4

Descendants of Judah

1The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2Re-a'iah the son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath was the father of Ahu'mai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zor'athites. 3These were the sonsa of Etam: Jezre'el, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelpo'ni, 4and Penu'el was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the first-born of Eph'rathah, the father of Bethlehem. 5Ashhur, the father of Teko'a, had two wives, Helah and Na'arah; 6Na'arah bore him Ahuz'zam, Hepher, Te'meni, and Ha-ahash'tari. These were the sons of Na'arah. 7The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan. 8Koz was the father of Anub, Zobe'bah, and the families of Ahar'hel the son of Harum. 9Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." 10Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, "Oh that thou wouldst bless me and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from harm so that it might not hurt me!" And God granted what he asked. 11Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12Eshton was the father of Bethra'pha, Pase'ah, and Tehin'nah the father of Irna'hash. These are the men of Recah. 13The sons of Kenaz: Oth'niel and Sera'iah; and the sons of Oth'niel: Hathath and Meo'nothai.b 14Meo'nothai was the father of Ophrah; and Sera'iah was the father of Jo'ab the father of Ge-har'ashim,c so-called because they were craftsmen. 15The sons of Caleb the son of Jephun'neh: Iru, Elah, and Na'am; and the sons of Elah: Kenaz. 16The sons of Jehal'lelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tir'i-a, and As'arel. 17The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bith'i-ah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married;d and she conceived and boree Miriam, Sham'mai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemo'a. 18And his Jewish wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jeku'thiel the father of Zano'ah. 19The sons of the wife of Hodi'ah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Ke'ilah the Garmite and Eshtemo'a the Ma-ac'athite. 20The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-ha'nan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zo'heth. 21The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, La'adah the father of Mare'shah, and the families of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbe'a; 22and Jokim, and the men of Coze'ba, and Jo'ash, and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehemf (now the recordsg are ancient). 23These were the potters and inhabitants of Neta'im and Gede'rah; they dwelt there with the king for his work.

Descendants of Simeon

24The sons of Simeon: Nem'uel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Sha'ul; 25Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26The sons of Mishma: Ham'mu-el his son, Zac'cur his son, Shim'e-i his son. 27Shim'e-i had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers had not many children, nor did all their family multiply like the men of Judah. 28They dwelt in Beer-sheba, Mola'dah, Ha'zar-shu'al, 29Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30Bethu'el, Hormah, Ziklag, 31Beth-mar'caboth, Ha'zar-su'sim, Beth-biri, and Sha-ara'im. These were their cities until David reigned. 32And their villages were Etam, A'in, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33along with all their villages which were round about these cities as far as Ba'al. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.

34Mesho'bab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amazi'ah, 35Jo'el, Jehu the son of Joshibi'ah, son of Sera'iah, son of As'i-el, 36Eli-o-e'nai, Ja-ako'bah, Jeshohai'ah, Asa'iah, Ad'i-el, Jesim'i-el, Bena'iah, 37Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jeda'iah, son of Shimri, son of Shemai'ah-38these mentioned by name were princes in their families, and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, 40where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful; for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham. 41These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezeki'ah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Me-u'nim who were found there, and exterminated them to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Se'ir, having as their leaders Pelati'ah, Neari'ah, Repha'iah, and Uz'ziel, the sons of Ishi; 43and they destroyed the remnant of the Amal'ekites that had escaped, and they have dwelt there to this day.