Sons of Judah: Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and
And Reaiah son of Shobal begat Jahath, and Jahath begat
Ahumai and Lahad; these are families of the Zorathite.
And these are of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and
Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister is Hazzelelponi,
and Penuel is father of Gedor, and Ezer father of
Hushah. These are sons of Hur, first-born of Ephratah, father of
And to Ashhur father of Tekoa were two wives, Helah and
and Naarah beareth to him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni,
and Haahashtari: these are sons of Naarah.
And sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan.
And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel
son of Harum.
And Jabez is honoured above his brethren, and his mother
called his name Jabez, saying, 'Because I have brought forth with grief.'
And Jabez calleth to the God of Israel, saying, 'If blessing
Thou dost bless me, then Thou hast made great my border, and Thy hand hath been
with me, and Thou hast kept me from evil -- not to grieve me;' and God
bringeth in that which he asked.
And Chelub brother of Shuah begat Mehir; he is father
And Eshton begat Beth-Rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah father
of Ir-Nahash; these are men of Rechah.
And sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah; and sons of
And Meonothai begat Ophrah, and Seraiah begat Joab father of
the valley of artificers, for they were artificers.
And sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and
sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
And sons of Jehaleleel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
And sons of Ezra are Jether, and Mered, and Epher,
and Jalon: and she beareth Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah father of Eshtemoa.
And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered father of Gedor, and Heber
father of Socho, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. And these are sons of
Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took,
and sons of the wife of Hodiah sister of Nahom: Abi-Keilah
the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
And sons of Shimon are Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-Hanon,
and Tilon; and sons of Ishi: Zoheth, and Ben-Zoheth.
Sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, and Laadah
father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the service of fine linen,
of the house of Ashbea;
and Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph,
who ruled over Moab and Jashubi-Lehem; and these things are ancient.
They are the potters and inhabitants of Netaim and
Gedera; with the king in his work they dwelt there.
Sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
And sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei
And to Shimei are sixteen sons and six daughters, and
to his brethren there are not many sons, and none of their families have
multiplied as much as the sons of Judah.
And they dwell in Beer-Sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-Shaul,
and in Bilhah, and in Ezem, and in Tolad,
and in Bethuel, and in Hormah, and in Ziklag,
and in Beth-Marcaboth, and in Hazar-Susim, and in
Beth-Birei, and in Shaarim; these are their cities till the reigning of
And their villages are Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and
Tochen, and Ashan, five cities,
and all their villages that are round about these
cities unto Baal; these are their dwellings, and they have their
even Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah son of Amaziah,
and Joel, and Jehu son of Josibiah, son of Seraiah, son of
and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and
Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of
Shimri, son of Shemaiah.
These who are coming in by name are princes in their
families, and the house of their fathers have broken forth into a multitude;
and they go to the entrance of Gedor, unto the east of the
valley, to seek pasture for their flock,
and they find pasture, fat and good, and the land broad of
sides, and quiet, and safe, for of Ham are those dwelling there before.
And these who are written by name come in the days of
Hezekiah king of Judah, and smite their tents, and the habitations that have
been found there, and devote them to destruction unto this day, and dwell in
their stead, because pasture for their flock is there.
And of them, of the sons of Simeon, there have gone to mount
Seir, five hundred men, and Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel,
sons of Ishi, at their head,
and they smite the remnant of those escaped of Amalek, and
dwell there unto this day.