Simeon's family: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul,
his son Shallum, his son Mibsam, and his son Mishma.
Mishma's family: his son Hammuel, his son Zaccur, and his son Shimei.
Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers didn't have many children, and none of their clans became as numerous as the Judeans.
They lived in Beer-sheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual,
Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their towns until David became king.
Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan—five towns—
as well as all their villages around these towns as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept their own family records:
Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah son of Seraiah son of Asiel,
Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
and Ziza son of Shiphi son of Allon son of Jedaiah son of Shimri son of Shemaiah.
These mentioned by name were leaders in their clans, and their households increased greatly.
They went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to find pasture for their flocks.
They found fertile pasture, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful; the people of Ham used to live there.
These whose names were recorded, however, came in the days of Judah's King Hezekiah, attacked their tents and the Meunima found there, and completely destroyed them, as can be seen today. They settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.
Some of them, five hundred Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, Ishi's sons.
They struck down those who were left of the Amalekites and have lived there ever since.