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1 Judah's descendants were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 1 The descendants of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Shobal.
2 Reaiah was Shobal's son. Reaiah was the father of Jahath, and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. They were the family groups of the Zorathite people. 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 3 These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.
4 Hur was the oldest son of Caleb and his wife Ephrathah. Hur was the leader of Bethlehem. His three sons were Etam, Penuel, and Ezer. Etam's sons were Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. They had a sister named Hazzelelponi. Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. 4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and father of Bethlehem.
5 Tekoa's father was Ashhur. Ashhur had two wives named Helah and Naarah. 5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 The sons of Ashhur and Naarah were Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the descendants of Naarah. 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the descendants of Naarah.
7 Helah's sons were Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan, 7 The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
8 and Koz. Koz was the father of Anub, Hazzobebah, and the Aharhel family group. Aharhel was the son of Harum. 8 and Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the clans of Aharhel son of Harum.
9 There was a man named Jabez, who was respected more than his brothers. His mother named him Jabezn because she said, "I was in much pain when I gave birth to him." 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
10 Jabez prayed to the God of Israel, "Please do good things for me and give me more land. Stay with me, and don't let anyone hurt me. Then I won't have any pain." And God did what Jabez had asked. 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. Mehir was the father of Eshton. 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. Tehinnah was the father of the people from the town of Nahash. These people were from Recah. 12 Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash. These were the men of Recah.
13 The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. Othniel's sons were Hathath and Meonothai. 13 The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.
14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab. Joab was the ancestor of the people from Craftsmen's Valley, named that because the people living there were craftsmen. 14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim. It was called this because its people were craftsmen.
15 Caleb was Jephunneh's son. Caleb's sons were Iru, Elah, and Naam. Elah's son was Kenaz. 15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.
16 Jehallelel's sons were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
17 17 The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher and Jalon. One of Mered's wives gave birth to Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
18 Ezrah's sons were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Mered married Bithiah, the daughter of the king of Egypt. The children of Mered and Bithiah were Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah. Ishbah was the father of Eshtemoa. Mered also had a wife from Judah, who gave birth to Jered, Heber, and Jekuthiel. Jered became the father of Gedor. Heber became the father of Soco. And Jekuthiel became the father of Zanoah. 18 (His Judean wife gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the children of Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.
19 Hodiah's wife was Naham's sister. The sons of Hodiah's wife were Eshtemoa and the father of Keilah. Keilah was from the Garmite people, and Eshtemoa was from the Maacathite people. 19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20 Shimon's sons were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. Ishi's sons were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth. 20 The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. The descendants of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
21 21 The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the clans of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
22 Shelah was Judah's son. Shelah's sons were Er, Laadah, Jokim, the men from Cozeba, Joash, and Saraph. Er was the father of Lecah. Laadah was the father of Mareshah and the family groups of linen workers at Beth Ashbea. Joash and Saraph ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. The writings about this family are very old. 22 Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from ancient times.)
23 These sons of Shelah were potters. They lived in Netaim and Gederah and worked for the king. 23 They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.
24 Simeon's sons were Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul. 24 The descendants of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul;
25 Shaul's son was Shallum. Shallum's son was Mibsam. Mibsam's son was Mishma. 25 Shallum was Shaul's son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son.
26 Mishma's son was Hammuel. Hammuel's son was Zaccur. Zaccur's son was Shimei. 26 The descendants of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son and Shimei his son.
27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many children, so there were not as many people in their family group as there were in Judah. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many children; so their entire clan did not become as numerous as the people of Judah.
28 Shimei's children lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual, 28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,
29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. They lived in these cities until David became king. 31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim. These were their towns until the reign of David.
32 The five villages near these cities were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan. 32 Their surrounding villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token and Ashan--five towns--
33 There were also other villages as far away as Baalath. This is where they lived. And they wrote the history of their family. 33 and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.
34 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
35 35 Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 36 also Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
37 37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
38 The men in this list were leaders of their family groups: Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah, Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah (Joshibiah was the son of Seraiah, who was the son of Asiel), Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, and Ziza. (Ziza was the son of Shiphi, who was the son of Allon. Allon was the son of Jedaiah, who was the son of Shimri. And Shimri was the son of Shemaiah.) These families grew very large. 38 The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,
39 They went outside the city of Gedor to the east side of the valley to look for pasture for their flocks. 39 and they went to the outskirts of Gedor to the east of the valley in search of pasture for their flocks.
40 They found good pastures with plenty of grass, and the land was open country and peaceful and quiet. Ham's descendants had lived there in the past. 40 They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
41 These men who were listed came to Gedor while Hezekiah was king of Judah. They fought against the Hamites, destroying their tents, and also against the Meunites who lived there, and completely destroyed them. So there are no Meunites there even today. Then these men began to live there, because there was pasture for their flocks. 41 The men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also the Meunites who were there and completely destroyed them, as is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.
42 Ishi's sons, Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, led five hundred of the Simeonites and attacked the people living in the mountains of Edom. 42 And five hundred of these Simeonites, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, invaded the hill country of Seir.
43 They killed the few Amalekites who were still alive. From that time until now these Simeonites have lived in Edom. 43 They killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.