1 Chronicles 4 ©
The posterity of Judah derived from Hur the firstborn of Caleb by Ephratah. Concerning Jabez and his prayer. Other families descended from the same stock. The sons of Shelah. The posterity and cities of Simeon. Their conquest of Gedor, and of the Amalekites in mount Seir.
¶And Ashur 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.
And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
And Jabez icalled on the God of Israel, saying, 4Oh that thou wouldest jbless me indeed, and kenlarge my *coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest 5keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God lgranted him that which he requested.
¶And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton.
And Eshton begat Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of 6Ir-nahash. These are the men of Rechah.
And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the 8valley of 9Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
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 she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
And his wife 11Jehudijah bare Jered the father of oGedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.
And the sons of his wife 12Hodiah 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 Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth.
And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who qhad the dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient things.
These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
¶The sons of Simeon were, 13Nemuel, and Jamin, 14Jarib, 15Zerah, and Shaul:
Shallum his son, Mibsam 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, neither did all their family multiply, like 16to the children of Judah.
And they rdwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual,
And at 17Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at 18Tolad,
And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
And at Beth-marcaboth, and 19Hazar-susim, and at Beth-birei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
And their villages were, 20Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
And all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto 21Baal. These were 22their 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;
These 23mentioned by their names were princes in their families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.