1 Chronicles Chapter 4 |
1The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2Reaiah son of Shobal begot Jahath, and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites. 3These were [the sons of] the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi, 4and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the first-born of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem. 5Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah; 6Naarah bore him Ahuzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Ahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan. 8Koz was the father of Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel son of Harum. 9Jabez was more esteemed than his brothers; and his mother named him Jabez, “Because,” she said, “I bore him in pain.” 10Jabez invoked the God of Israel, saying, “Oh, bless me, enlarge my territory, stand by me, and make me not suffer pain from misfortune!” And God granted what he asked. 11Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12Eshton begot Bethrapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah father of Ir-nahash. These were the men of Recah. 13The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: 14Hathath and Meonothai. He begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab father of Ge-harashim, so-called because they were craftsmen. 15The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah: Kenaz. 16The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. She conceived and bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah father of Eshtemoa. 18And his Judahite wife bore Jered father of Gedor, Heber father of Soco, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. These were the sons of Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married. 19The sons of the wife of Hodiah sister of Naham were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite. 20The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zoheth. 21The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, Laadah father of Mareshah, and the families of the linen factory at Beth-ashbea; 22and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba and Joash, and Saraph, who married into Moab and Jashubi Lehem (the records are ancient). 23These were the potters who dwelt at Netaim and Gederah; they dwelt there in the king’s service.
24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
25his son Shallum, his son Mibsam, his son Mishma.
26The sons of Mishma: his son Hammuel, his son Zaccur, his son Shimei.
27Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers had not many children; in all, their families were not as prolific as the Judahites.
28They dwelt in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual,
29Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their towns until David became king,
32together with their villages, Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan—five towns,
33along with all their villages that were around these towns as far as Baal; such were their settlements.
Registered in their genealogy were: 34Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah, 35Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah son of Seraiah son of Asiel. 36Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37Ziza son of Shiphi son of Allon son of Jedaiah son of Shimri son of Shemaiah— 38these mentioned by name were chiefs in their families, and their clans increased greatly. 39They went to the approaches to Gedor, to the eastern side of the valley, in search of pasture for their flocks. 40They found rich, good pasture, and the land was ample, quiet, and peaceful. The former inhabitants were of Ham; 41those recorded by name came in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah, and attacked their encampments and the Meunim who were found there, and wiped them out forever, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And some of them, five hundred of the Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, sons of Ishi, at their head, 43and they destroyed the last surviving Amalekites, and they live there to this day.