THE FIRST BOOK OF THE
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The sons and posterity of Judah, by Caleb the son of Hur, v. 1. etc. By Ashur, 5. By Jabez; and of his prayer, 9. The posterity of Shelah, 21. The posterity, cities and villages of Simeon, 24. Likewise, how they took possession of Gedor, and of the pasture grounds thereabout, 39. And smote the rest of the Amalekites; and took possession of mount Seir, 42.
THE sonsa of Judah; 1Pharez, Hezron, and 2Carmi, and 3Hur, and Shobal.
And 4Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the 5Zorathites.
And these were of the father of 6Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
And 7Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of 8Hushah. These are the sons of 9Hur, the firstborn of 10Ephratah, the father of Beth-lehem.
¶And 11Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.12
And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
¶And 13Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because 14I bare him with sorrow.
15And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me 16indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
¶And Chelub the brother of 17Shuah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton.
And Eshton begat Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah 18the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Rechah.
And the sonsb of 19Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath.20
And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the 21father of the valley of 22Charashim; for 23they 24were craftsmen.
And the 25sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even 26Kenaz.
And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and 27she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
And his wife 28Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And 29these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.
And the sons of his 30wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and 31Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth.
¶The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that 32wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea,
And Jokim, and the men of 33Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, 34who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. 35And these are ancient things.
These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and 36hedges: there they dwelt 37with the king 38for his work.
¶The sons of Simeon were, 39Nemuel, and Jamin, 40Jarib, 41Zerah, and Shaul:
Shallum his son, 42Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, Shimei his son.
And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, 43neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.
And 44they dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual,
And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
And at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-birei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities 45unto the reign of David.
And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five 46cities:
And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
47These 48mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the 49house of their fathers increased greatly.
¶And they went to the entrance of 50Gedor, even unto the east side 51of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was 52wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for 53they of Ham had dwelt there of old.
And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations 54that were found there, and 55destroyed them utterly 56unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture there for their flocks.
And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
And they smote 57the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.