1 Chronicles 4
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1The sons of Judah: Pharez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2And Reaiah, the son of Shobal, begat Jahath, and Jahath begat Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites. 3And these were of the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash, and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi. 4And Penuel, the father of Gedor, and Ezer, the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem. 5And Ashur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6And Naarah gave birth to Ahuzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari unto him. These were the sons of Naarah. 7And the sons of Helah: Zereth, Jezoar, and Ethnan. 8And Coz begat Anub and Zobebah and the family of Aharhel, the son of Harum.

9And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I gave birth to him with sorrow. 10And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou would bless me indeed and enlarge my border and that thy hand might be with me and that thou would deliver me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

11And Chelub, the brother of Shuah, begat Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12And Eshton begat Bethrapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.

13The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath 14and Meonothai, who begat Ophrah. And Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the inhabitants of the valley of Charashim, for they were craftsmen. 15The sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and Kenaz was the son of Elah. 16The sons of Jehaleleel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel. 17And the sons of Ezra: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon; and also begat Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. 18And his wife Jehudijah gave birth unto him Jered, the father of Gedor, and Heber, the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took. 19And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah, the Garmite, and Eshtemoa, the Maachathite. 20And the sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Benzoheth.

21The sons of Shelah, the son of Judah: Er, the father of Lecah, and Laadah, the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of those that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea, 22and Jokim and the men of Chozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient words. 23These were the potters and those that dwelt among plants and hedges, who dwelt there with the king for his work.

24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Saul; 25also Shallum, his son, Mibsam, his son, and Mishma, his son. 26The sons of Mishma: Hamuel, his son, Zacchur, his son, Shimei his son. 27And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brethren did not have many children, neither did all their family multiply, like the sons of Judah. 28And they dwelt at Beersheba and Moladah and Hazarshual 29and at Bilhah and at Ezem and at Tolad 30and at Bethuel and at Hormah and at Ziklag 31and at Bethmarcaboth and Hazarsusim and at Bethbirei and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities; 33and all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations and their genealogy.

34And Meshobab and Jamlech and Joshah, the son of Amaziah, 35and Joel and Jehu, the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36and Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37and Ziza, the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah. 38These mentioned by their names were princes in their families, and they were multiplied greatly in the house of their fathers.

39And they came unto the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide and spacious and quiet and peaceable, for the sons of Ham had dwelt there of old. 41And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah and smote their tents and the habitations that were found there and destroyed them utterly unto this day and dwelt in their place because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And likewise five hundred men of them, of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah and Neariah and Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped and dwelt there unto this day.

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