1 Chronicles 4

CHAPTER 4

The Genealogy of Judah

1The sons of Judah -- Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi and Hur, Shobal, 2and Reaiah son of Shobal procreated Jahath; and Jahath procreated Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the genealogies of Zorathites. 3And these were the sons of Etam -- Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister -- Hazelelponi. 4And 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. 5And to Ashur father of Tekoe were two wives -- Helah and Naarah. 6And [2bore 3to him 1Naarah] Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. All these were sons of Naarah. 7And the sons of Helah -- Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan. 8And Cos engendered Anub, and Zobedah, they are the families of the brother of Aharhel, the son of Harum. 9And Jabez was honorable above his brothers. And his mother called his name Jabez, saying, For I gave birth in a downfall. 10And 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. 11And Chelub brother of Shuah engendered Mehir, this one was father of Eshton. 12And Eshton engendered Beth-rapha and Paseah, and Tehinnah father of Ir-nahash. These were the men of Rechah. 13And the sons of Kenez -- Othniel and Seraiah. And the sons of Othniel -- Hathath. 14And Meonothai engendered Ophrah. And Seraiah engendered Joab father of Ge Charashim, for they were fabricators. 15And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh- Iru, Elah, and Naan. And the sons of Elah -- Kenaz. 16And the sons of Jehaleleel -- Ziph, and Ziphah, and Tirah, and Asareel. 17And the sons of Ezra -- Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And Jether engendered Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18And 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. 19And the sons of his wife -- Hodiah the sister of Naham, father of Keila the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20And the sons of Shimon -- Amnon, and Rinnah, the son of Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi -- Zoheth, the sons of Zoheth. 21The 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, 22and 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]. 23These are the potters, the ones dwelling in Netaim and Gadera with the king in his works. They grew in strength and dwelt there. 24The sons of Simeon -- Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul, 25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son, 26The sons of Mishma -- Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son. 27And 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. 28And they dwelt in Beer-sheba and Moladah, and Hazar-shual, 29and in Bilhah, and in Ezem, and in Tolad, 30and in Bethuel, and in Hormah, and in Ziklag, 31and in Beth-marcaboth and Hazar-susim, and in Beth-birei, and in Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of king David. 32And their properties were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan -- [2cities 1five]. 33And all their properties round about these cities unto Baal. This is their possession, and their distribution. 34And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35and Joel, and Jehu son of Josibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah -- 38these 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. 39And they went to coming into to Gerara, unto according to east of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40And 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]. 41And [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. 42And 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. 43And they struck the vestige surviving of Amalek, and they dwelt there until this day.
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