The sons of Simeon were aNemuel and Jamin, bJarib, cZerah, Shaul;
25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
The sons of Mishma were Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
Now Shimei had sixteensons and sixdaughters; but his brothers did not havemanysons, nor did all their familymultiplylike the sons of Judah.
They lived at Beersheba, Moladah and Hazar-shual,
at Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri and Shaaraim. These were their citiesuntil the reign of David.
Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen and Ashan, fivecities;
and all their villages that were around the samecities as far as dBaal. These were their settlements, and they have their genealogy.
34Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
and Joel and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
and Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
37Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
38thesementioned by name were leaders in their families; and their fathers'housesincreasedgreatly.
They went to the entrance of Gedor, even to the eastside of the valley, to seekpasture for their flocks.
They foundrich and goodpasture, and 1the land was broad and quiet and peaceful; for those who livedthereformerly were Hamites .
412These, recorded by name, came in the days of Hezekiahking of Judah, and eattacked their tents and the Meuniteswho were foundthere, and destroyed them utterly to thisday, and lived in their place, because there was pasturethere for their flocks.
From them, from the sons of Simeon, fivehundredmenwent to 3MountSeir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leaders.
434They fdestroyed the remnant of the Amalekiteswhoescaped, and have livedthere to thisday.