The sons of Simeon: Nem'uel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Sha'ul;
Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
The sons of Mishma: Ham'mu-el his son, Zac'cur his son, Shim'e-i his son.
Shim'e-i had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers had not many children, nor did all their family multiply like the men of Judah.
They dwelt in Beer-sheba, Mola'dah, Ha'zar-shu'al,
Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
Bethu'el, Hormah, Ziklag,
Beth-mar'caboth, Ha'zar-su'sim, Beth-biri, and Sha-ara'im. These were their cities until David reigned.
And their villages were Etam, A'in, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities,
along with all their villages which were round about these cities as far as Ba'al. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.
Mesho'bab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amazi'ah,
Jo'el, Jehu the son of Joshibi'ah, son of Serai'ah, son of As'i-el,
Eli-o-e'nai, Ja-ako'bah, Jeshohai'ah, Asai'ah, Ad'i-el, Jesim'iel, Benai'ah,
Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedai'ah, son of Shimri, son of Shemai'ah--
these mentioned by name were princes in their families, and their fathers' houses increased greatly.
They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks,
where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful; for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.
These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezeki'ah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Me-u'nim who were found there, and exterminated them to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.
And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Se'ir, having as their leaders Pelati'ah, Ne-ari'ah, Rephai'ah, and Uz'ziel, the sons of Ishi;
and they destroyed the remnant of the Amal'ekites that had escaped, and they have dwelt there to this day.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)