1 Chronicles 4:1-23 NIV

Other Clans of Judah

1 The descendants of Judah:1 Perez, Hezron,2 Carmi, Hur and Shobal.

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2 Reaiah son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
3 These were the sonsa of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

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    • a 4:3 - Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Vulgate); Hebrew "father"
      4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur,3 the firstborn of Ephrathah and fatherb of Bethlehem.4

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        • b 4:4 - "Father" may mean "civic leader" or "military leader"; also in verses 12, 14, 17, 18 and possibly elsewhere.
          5 Ashhur5 the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

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          6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the descendants of Naarah.
          7 The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
          8 and Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the clans of Aharhel son of Harum.
          9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,c saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."

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            • c 4:9 - "Jabez" sounds like the Hebrew for "pain."
              10 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.
              11 Kelub, Shuhah's brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
              12 Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash.d These were the men of Recah.

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                • d 4:12 - Or "of the city of Nahash"
                  13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel6 and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.e

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                    • e 4:13 - Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; Hebrew does not have "and Meonothai."
                      14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim.f It was called this because its people were craftsmen.

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                        • f 4:14 - "Ge Harashim" means "valley of craftsmen."
                          15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.
                          16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
                          17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher and Jalon. One of Mered's wives gave birth to Miriam,7 Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

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                          18 (His Judean wife gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.8) These were the children of Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.

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                          19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah9 the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.10

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                          20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. The descendants of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
                          21 The sons of Shelah11 son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the clans of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,

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                          22 Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from ancient times.)
                          23 They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.