4 *aThe sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and ||Carmi, and bHur, and cShobal. 2 And ||Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the dZorathites. 3 And these were of the father of Etam; eJezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi: 4 And Penuel the father of fGedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of cHur, the firstborn of Ephratah, gthe father of Beth-lehem.
5 And hAshur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7 And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan. 8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
9 And iJabez was kmore honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name ||Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with lsorrow. 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, †Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest †keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton begat Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of ||Ir-nahash. These are the men of Rechah. 13 And the sons of mKenaz; mOthniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; ||Hathath. 14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of nthe ||valley of ||Charashim; for they were craftsmen. 15 And the sons of oCaleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the sons of Elah, ||even Kenaz. 16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; pZiph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel. 17 And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of qEshtemoa. 18 And his wife ||Jehudijah bare Jered the father of rGedor, and Heber the father of sSocho, and Jekuthiel the father of tZanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took. 19 And the sons of his wife ||Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of uKeilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the wMaachathite. 20 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth.
21 The sons of xShelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of yMareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought yyfine linen, of the house of Ashbea, 22 And Jokim, and the men of zChozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient things. 23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
24 The sons of Simeon were, ||Nemuel, and Jamin, ||Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul: 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family amultiply, †like to the children of Judah. 28 And bthey dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual, 29 And at c||Bilhah, and at cEzem, and at c||Tolad, 30 And at dBethuel, and at eHormah, and at Ziklag, 31 And at Beth-marcaboth, and ||Hazar-susim, and at dBeth-birei, and at dShaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David. 32 And their villages were, ||Etam, and fAin, fRimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities: 33 And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto ||Baal. These were their habitations, and ||their genealogy.
34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, 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 their names were princes in their families: and gthe house of their fathers hincreased greatly. 39 And they went to the entrance of iGedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was kwide, and lquiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old. 41 *And mthese written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and nthe habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their orooms: because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to pmount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they smote qthe rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
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