1 Chronicles 4
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1The sons of Judah were Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath. And Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. 3And these were of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash, and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi; 4And 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. 5And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6And Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7And the sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan. 8And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum.

9And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. And his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him with sorrow." 10And Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and make my border larger, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, so that it may not grieve me!" And God granted him that which he asked.

11And Chelub the brother of Shuhah begat Mehir; he was the father of Eshton. 12And Eshton begat Beth-Rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir- Nahash. These are the men of Rechah.

13And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. And the son of Othniel was Hathath. 14And Meonothai begat Ophrah. And Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the Valley of the Craftsmen--for they were craftsmen. 15And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. And the son of Elah was Kenaz. 16And the sons of Jehalelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17And the sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And she bore Miriam and Shammai, and Ishbah, Eshtemoa's father. 18And his wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took. 19And the sons of his wife Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20And the sons of Shimon: Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

21The 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 with fine linen, from the house of Ashbea; 22And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had the rule over Moab, and Jashubi-Lehem. And these are ancient records. 23These were the potters and those who lived among plants and hedges. They lived there with the king for his work.

24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul, 25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26And the sons of Mishma: Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. But his brothers did not have many sons, and all their family did not multiply like the children of Judah. 28And they lived at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazar Shual, 29And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad, 30And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag, 31And at Beth Marcaboth, and Hazar Susim, and at Beth Birei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32And their villages were Etam and Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities. 33And all their villages were around these cities, as far as Baal. These were their homes, and they maintained their family line:

34Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35And Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36And Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel and Benaiah, 37And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah. 38These listed by name were rulers in their families. And the house of their fathers increased greatly.

39And they went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to look for pasture for their flocks. 40And they found fertile and good pasture, for the land was wide and quiet and peaceable--for some of the sons of Ham had lived there of old. 41And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and struck their tents and the homes that were found there, and completely destroyed them as it is this day, and lived in their places because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And some of them, 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. 43And they destroyed the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and have lived there to this day.

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