Chronicles - Chapter 4

Chronicles - Chapter 4

Genealogy of Judah

1 The sons of Judah [were] Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.

2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath, and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These [were] the families of the Zorathites.

3 These [were] the sons [of the father] of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister [was] Hazelelponi;

4 and Penuel [was] the father of Gedor, and Ezer [was the] father of Hushah. These [were] the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah the father of Bethlehem.

5 And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These [were] the sons of Naarah.

7 The sons of Helah [were] Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan;

8 and Koz begot Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore [him] in pain."

10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep [me] from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested.

11 Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who [was] the father of Eshton.

12 And Eshton begot Beth-Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-Nahash. These [were] the men of Rechah.

13 The sons of Kenaz [were] Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel [were] Hathath,

14 and Meonothai [who] begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge Harashim, for they were craftsmen.

15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh [were] Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah [was] Kenaz.

16 The sons of Jehallelel [were] Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.

17 The sons of Ezrah [were] Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. And [Mered's wife bore] Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

18 (His wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) And these were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.

19 The sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham, [were] the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and of Eshtemoa the Maachathite.

20 And the sons of Shimon [were] Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi [were] Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah [were] Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea;

22 also Jokim, the men of Chozeba, and Joash; Saraph, who ruled in Moab, and Jashubi-Lehem. Now the records are ancient.

23 These [were] the potters and those who dwell at Netaim and Gederah; there they dwelt with the king for his work.

Generation of Simeon

24 The sons of Simeon [were] Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, [and] Shaul,

25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.

26 And the sons of Mishma [were] Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, and Shimei his son.

27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, nor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Judah.

28 They dwelt at Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,

29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,

30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,

31 Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and at Shaaraim. These [were] their cities until the reign of David.

32 And their villages [were] Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan -- five cities --

33 and all the villages that [were] around these cities as far as Baal. These [were] their dwelling places, and they maintained their genealogy:

34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah;

35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;

36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, and Benaiah;

37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah --

38 these mentioned by name [were] leaders in their families, and their father's house increased greatly.

39 So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

40 And they found rich, good pasture, and the land [was] broad, quiet, and peaceful; for some Hamites formerly lived there.

41 These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and they attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place, because [there was] pasture for their flocks there.

42 Now [some] of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.

43 And they defeated the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have dwelt there to this day.