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1 Some of the descendants of Judah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 1 The descendants of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur and Shobal.
2 Shobal's son Reaiah was the father of Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites. 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 The descendants of Etam were Jezreel, Ishma, Idbash, Hazzelelponi (his daughter), 3 These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.
4 Penuel (the father of Gedor), and Ezer (the father of Hushah). These were the descendants of Hur (the firstborn of Ephrathah), the ancestor of Bethlehem. 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 Ashhur (the father of Tekoa) had two wives, named Helah and Naarah. 5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 Naarah gave birth to Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the descendants of Naarah.
7 Helah gave birth to Zereth, Izhar, Ethnan, 7 The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
8 and Koz, who became the ancestor of Anub, Zobebah, and all the families of Aharhel 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 more distinguished than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
10 He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and extend my lands! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!" And God granted him his request. 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 (the brother of Shuhah) 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 Ir-nahash. These were the descendants of 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, the founder of the Valley of Craftsmen, so called because many craftsmen lived there. 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 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah was Kenaz. 15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.
16 The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
17 The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Mered married an Egyptian woman, who became the mother of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah (the father of Eshtemoa). 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 Mered also married a woman of Judah, who became the mother of Jered (the father of Gedor), Heber (the father of Soco), and Jekuthiel (the father of Zanoah). Mered's Egyptian wife was named Bithiah, and she was an Egyptian princess. 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 the sister of Naham. One of her sons was the father of Keilah the Garmite, and another was the father of Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20 The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. The descendants of Ishi 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 Shelah was one of Judah's sons. The descendants of Shelah were Er (the father of Lecah), Laadah (the father of Mareshah), the families of linen workers at Beth-ashbea, 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 Jokim, the people of Cozeba, Joash, and Saraph, who ruled over Moab and Jashubi-lehem. These names all come from ancient records. 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 in Netaim and Gederah. They all worked for the king. 23 They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.
24 The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul. 24 The descendants of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul;
25 The descendants of Shaul were Shallum, Mibsam, and Mishma. 25 Shallum was Shaul's son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son.
26 The descendants of Mishma were Hammuel, Zaccur, and 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 none of his brothers had large families. So Simeon's tribe never became as large as the tribe of 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 They 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. These towns were under their control until the time of King David. 31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim. These were their towns until the reign of David.
32 Their descendants also lived in Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan -- five towns 32 Their surrounding villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token and Ashan--five towns--
33 and their surrounding villages as far away as Baalath. This was their territory, and these names are recorded in their family genealogy. 33 and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.
34 Other descendants of Simeon included Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah, 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
35 Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 35 Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 36 also Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah. 37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
38 These were the names of some of the leaders of Simeon's wealthy clans, 38 The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,
39 who traveled to the region of Gedor, in the east part of the valley, seeking pastureland 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 lush pastures there, and the land was quiet and peaceful. Some of Ham's descendants had been living in the region of Gedor. 40 They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
41 But during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah, the leaders of Simeon invaded it and completely destroyed the homes of the descendants of Ham and of the Meunites. They killed everyone who lived there and took the land for themselves, because they wanted its good pastureland 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 Five hundred of these invaders from the tribe of Simeon went to Mount Seir, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel -- all sons of Ishi. 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 destroyed the few Amalekites who had survived, and they have lived there ever since. 43 They killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.