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1 Chronicles 4

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1The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
2Reaiah, son of Shobal, was the father of Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites.
3These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister was called Hazzelelponi.
4Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, Ephrathah's firstborn and father of Bethlehem.
5Ashhur was the father of Tekoa and had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6Naarah was the mother of Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
7The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
8and Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the families of Aharhel, son of Harum.
9Jabez was more faithful to God than his brothers. His mother had given him the name Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”
10Jabez begged the God of Israel, “Please bless me and expand my borders! Be with me and keep me safe from harm so I won't have pain.” And God gave him what he asked for.
11Kelub, Shuhah's brother, was the father of Mehir, who in turn was the father of Eshton.
12Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir Nahash. These were the men of Recah.
13The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.
14Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim, so called because craftsmen lived there.
15The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah: Kenaz.
16The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. One wife of Mered was the mother of Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
18(Another wife who came from Judah was the mother of Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the sons of Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter, whom Mered had married.

19The sons of Hodiah's wife, Nathan's sister: one son was the father of Keilah the Garmite, and another the father of Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
21The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er, who was the father of Lecah, Laadah, who was the father of Mareshah, the families of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
22Jokim, the men of Cozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled over Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These are old records.)
23They were potters, inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah, who lived there and worked for the king.
24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul.
25Shallum was the son of Shaul, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.
26The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, and Shimei his son.
27Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many children; so their tribe was not as large as that of Judah.
28They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,
29Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31Beth Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. These were their towns until David became king.
32They also lived in Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan—a total of five towns,
33along with all the surrounding villages as far as Baal. These were the places where they lived and they recorded their genealogy.
34Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah, son of Amaziah,
35Joel, Jehu, son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel,
36Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,

37and Ziza, son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah.
38These were the names of the leaders of their families whose lineage increased significantly.
39They went far as the border of Gedor on the east side of the valley to look for pasture for their flocks.
40They found good pastureland there, and the area was open, quiet, and peaceful, for those who used to live there were Ham's descendants.
41In the time of Hezekiah, king of Judah, the leaders listed above by name came and attacked these descendants of Ham where they lived, along with the Meunites there and totally destroyed them, as is clear to this very day. Then they settled there, because there was pastureland for their flocks.
42Some of these Simeonites invaded Mount Seir—five hundred men led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
43They destroyed the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have lived there to this very day.