1Judah's descendants were Perez, Hezron, Karmi, Hur, and Shobal.
2Shobal was the father of Reaiah. Reaiah was the father of Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were of the clans of the Zorathites.
3These were the ancestors of the clans in the city of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister's name was Hazzelelponi.
4Peniel was the ancestor of the clans in the city of Gedor. Ezer was the originator of the clans in Hushah. These were descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and the originator of Bethlehem.
5Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were Naarah's sons.
7Helah's sons were Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,
8and Koz, who became the father of Anub and Hazzobebah, and of the clans descended from Aharhel son of Harum.
9Jabez was more respected than his brothers. His mother called him Jabez. She said, “Because I bore him in pain.”
10Jabez called out to the God of Israel and said, “If only you would truly bless me, expand my territory, and your hand will be with me. When you do this you will keep me from harm, so that I may be free from pain!” So God granted him his prayer.
11Kelub brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12Eshton became the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir Nahash. These were men who lived in Rekah.
13Kenaz's sons were Othniel and Seraiah. Othniel's sons were Hathath and Meonothai.
14Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab, the originator of Ge-Harashim, whose people were craftsmen.
15The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah and Naam. Elah's son was Kenaz.
16Jehallelel's sons were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17Ezrah's sons were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Mered's Egyptian wife bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, who became the father of Eshtemoa. These were the sons of Bithiah, daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married. Mered's Judahite wife bore Jered, who became the father of Gedor; Heber, who became the father of Soko; and Jekuthiel, who became the father of Zanoah.
19Of the two sons of Hodiah's wife, sister of Naham, one became the father of Keilah the Garmite. The other was Eshtemoa the Maakathite.
20The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
21The descendants of Shelah son of Judah, were Er father of Lekah, Laadah father of Mareshah and the clans of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
22Jokim, the men of Kozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (This information is from ancient records.)
23These were the potters who lived in Netaim and Gederah and worked for the king.
24Simeon's descendants were Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul.
25Shallum was Shaul's son, Mibsam was Shallum's son, and Mishma was Mibsam's son.
26Mishma's descendants were Hammuel his son, Zakkur his grandson, and Shimei his great-grandson.
27Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. His brothers did not have many children, so their clans did not increase greatly in numbers as the people of Judah did.
28They lived at Beersheba, Moladah, and at Hazar Shual.
29They also live at Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.
32Their five villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan,
33together with the outlying villages as far as Baalath. These were their settlements, and they kept the genealogical records.
34Clan leaders were Meshobab, 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 mentioned by name were leaders in their clans, and their clans increased greatly.
39They went near Gedor, on the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
40They found abundant and good pasture. The land was broad, quiet, and peaceable. The Hamites had formerly lived there.
41These just listed by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and attacked the Hamite settlements and the Meunites, who were there also. They destroyed them completely and lived there because they found pasture for their flocks.
42From them, from the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to Mount Seir with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leader.
43They defeated the rest of the Amalekite refugees, and have lived there to this day.