1These were Israel's sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
3Judah's sons were Er, Onan, and Shelah, who were born to him by Shua's daughter, a Canaanite woman. Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of Yahweh, and Yahweh killed him.
4Tamar, his daughter-in-law, bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons.
5Perez's sons were Hezron and Hamul.
6Zerah's sons were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, and Darda, five in all.
7Karmi's son was Achar, who brought trouble on Israel when he stole what was reserved for God.
8Ethan's son was Azariah.
9Hezron's sons were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.
10Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, a leader among Judah's descendants.
11Nahshon became the father of Salmon, and Salmon became the father of Boaz.
12Boaz became the father of Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse.
13Jesse became the father of his firstborn Eliab, Abinadab the second, Shimea the third,
14Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
15Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh.
16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel, three of them.
17Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
18Caleb son of Hezron became the father of children by Azubah, his wife, and by Jerioth. His sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
19Azubah died, and then Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.
20Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.
21Later Hezron (when he was sixty years old) married the daughter of Makir, the father of Gilead. She bore him Segub.
22Segub became the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.
23Geshur and Aram took Havvoth Jair and Kenath, as well as sixty surrounding towns. All these inhabitants were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.
24After the death of Hezron, Caleb slept with Ephrathah, the wife of his father Hezron. She bore him Ashhur, the father of Tekoa.
25The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram the firstborn, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.
26Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29The name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid.
30The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim, but Seled died without children.
31The son of Appaim was Ishi. The son of Ishi was Sheshan. The son of Sheshan was Ahlai.
32The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children.
33The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.
34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
35Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as his wife. She bore him Attai.
36Attai became the father of Nathan, and Nathan became the father of Zabad.
37Zabad became the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal became the father of Obed.
38Obed became the father of Jehu, and Jehu became the father of Azariah.
39Azariah became the father of Helez, and Helez became the father of Eleasah.
40Eleasah became the father of Sismai, and Sismai became the father of Shallum.
41Shallum became the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.
42The sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph. His second son, Mareshah, was the father of Hebron.
43The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
44Shema became the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam. Rekem became the father of Shammai.
45The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
46Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran became the father of Gazez.
47The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48Maakah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
49She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Makbenah and the father of Gibea. The daughter of Caleb was Aksah. These were the descendants of Caleb.
50These were the sons of Hur, his firstborn by Ephrathah: Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim,
51Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
52Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim had descendants: Haroeh, half of the Manahathites,
53and the clans of Kiriath Jearim: the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites, and Mishraites. The Zorathites and Eshtaolites descended from these.
54The clans of Salma were the following: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, and half of the Manahathites—the Zorites,
55the clans of the scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These were the Kenites who descended from Hammath, the ancestor of the Rekabites.