1 Chronicles 4

CHAPTER 4

The Genealogy of Judah

The sons of Judah -- Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi and Hur, Shobal, and Reaiah son of Shobal procreated Jahath; and Jahath procreated Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the genealogies of Zorathites. And these were the sons of Etam -- Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister -- Hazelelponi. And Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Husha. These are the sons of Hur first-born of Ephratah father of Beth-lehem. And to Ashur father of Tekoe were two wives -- Helah and Naarah. And [2bore 3to him 1Naarah] Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. All these were sons of Naarah. And the sons of Helah -- Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan. And Cos engendered Anub, and Zobedah, they are the families of the brother of Aharhel, the son of Harum. And Jabez was honorable above his brothers. And his mother called his name Jabez, saying, For I gave birth in a downfall. 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, If by blessing you should bless me, and multiply my borders, and [3might be 2hand 1your] with me, and you would execute knowledge to not abase me. And God brought all as much as he asked for. 11 And Chelub brother of Shuah engendered Mehir, this one was father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton engendered Beth-rapha and Paseah, and Tehinnah father of Ir-nahash. These were the men of Rechah. 13 And the sons of Kenez -- Othniel and Seraiah. And the sons of Othniel -- Hathath. 14 And Meonothai engendered Ophrah. And Seraiah engendered Joab father of Ge Charashim, for they were fabricators. 15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh- Iru, Elah, and Naan. And the sons of Elah -- Kenaz. 16 And the sons of Jehaleleel -- Ziph, and Ziphah, and Tirah, and Asareel. 17 And the sons of Ezra -- Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And Jether engendered Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 And his wife Jehudijah bore to him Jered father of Gedor, and Heber father of Socho, and Jekuthiel father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took. 19 And the sons of his wife -- Hodiah the sister of Naham, father of Keila the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20 And the sons of Shimon -- Amnon, and Rinnah, the son of Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi -- Zoheth, the sons of Zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the generations of the families of Ephradabak to the house of Ashbea, 22 and Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph; the ones who exercised authority in Moab. And they returned to Lehem. And the words [2old 1are]. 23 These are the potters, the ones dwelling in Netaim and Gadera with the king in his works. They grew in strength and dwelt there. 24 The sons of Simeon -- Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul, 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son, 26 The sons of Mishma -- Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27 And to Shimei [2sons 1there were sixteen], and [2daughters 1six]; and to his brethren there were not [2sons 1many]. And among all their families they multiplied not as the sons of Judah. 28 And they dwelt in Beer-sheba and Moladah, and Hazar-shual, 29 and in Bilhah, and in Ezem, and in Tolad, 30 and in Bethuel, and in Hormah, and in Ziklag, 31 and in Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susim, and in Beth-birei, and in Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of king David. 32 And their properties were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan -- [2cities 1five]. 33 And all their properties round about these cities unto Baal. This is their possession, and their distribution. 34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35 and Joel, and Jehu son of Josibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36 and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah -- 38 these are the ones going by names of the rulers in their generations; and in the houses of their families they were multiplied into a multitude. 39 And they went to coming into to Gerara, unto according to east of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found [4pasture 1fertile 2and 3good], and the land broadly spaced before them, and in peace and rest; for [5were of 6the 7sons 8of Ham 1the ones 2dwelling 3there 4before]. 41 And [5came 1these 2written 3by 4name] in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. And they struck their tents, and the Minaians, the ones being found there, and they devoted them to consumption until this day. And they lived there instead of them, for pasture for their animals was there. 42 And some of them of the sons of Simeon went forth unto mount Seir -- [2men 1five hundred], and Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, their rulers. 43 And they struck the vestige surviving of Amalek, and they dwelt there until this day.
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