The Sons of Israel
1Here are the names of the sons of Israel. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,
2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, Asher.
The Family Line of Judah
The Family Line From Judah's Sons to Hezron's Sons
3The sons of Judah were
Er, Onan and Shelah. A woman from Canaan had those three sons by him. She was the daughter of Shua. Er was Judah's oldest son. He was evil in the Lord's eyes. So the Lord put him to death. 4Tamar was Judah's daughter-in-law. She had Perez and Zerah by him. The total number of Judah's sons was five.
5The sons of Perez were
Hezron and Hamul.
6The sons of Zerah were
Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Darda. The total number of Zerah's sons was five.
7The son of Carmi was Achar.
He brought trouble on Israel. He took some of the things that had been set apart to the Lord in a special way to be destroyed. When he did that, he disobeyed the Lord's command.
8The son of Ethan was
9Hezron was the father of
Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.
The Family Line of Ram
10Ram was the father of
Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the leader of the people of Judah. 11Nahshon was the father of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz. 12Boaz was the father of Obed. And Obed was the father of Jesse.
13Jesse's first son was
Eliab. His second son was Abinadab. The third was Shimea. 14The fourth was Nethanel. The fifth was Raddai. 15The sixth was Ozem. And the seventh was David. 16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah's three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel. 17Abigail was the mother of Amasa. Amasa's father was Jether. Jether belonged to the family line of Ishmael.
The Family Line of Caleb
18Caleb was the son of Hezron. Caleb's wife Azubah had children by him. Jerioth also had children by him. Azubah's sons were Jesher, Shobab and Ardon. 19When Azubah died, Caleb got married to Ephrath. She had Hur by him. 20Hur was the father of Uri. And Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21Later, Hezron made love to the daughter of Makir. He had gotten married to her when he was 60 years old. She had Segub by him. Makir was the father of Gilead. 22Segub was the father of Jair. Jair controlled 23 towns in Gilead. 23But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair. They also captured Kenath and the settlements that were around it. The total number of towns that were captured was 60. Hezron, Segub and Jair belonged to the family line of Makir. Makir was the father of Gilead.
24Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah. Abijah was Hezron's wife. She had Ashhur by him. Ashhur was born after Hezron died. Ashhur was the father of Tekoa.
The Family Line of Jerahmeel
25Here are the sons of Jerahmeel. He was the oldest son of Hezron. Ram was Jerahmeel's oldest son. Then came Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had another wife. Her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27Here are the sons of Ram. He was the oldest son of Jerahmeel. The sons of Ram were
Maaz, Jamin and Eker.
28The sons of Onam were
Shammai and Jada.
The sons of Shammai were
Nadab and Abishur.
29Abishur's wife was named Abihail. She had Ahban and Molid by him.
30The sons of Nadab were
Seled and Appaim. Seled died without having any children.
31The son of Appaim was
Ishi. Ishi was the father of Sheshan.
Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.
32The sons of Jada were
Jether and Jonathan. Jada was Shammai's brother. Jether died without having any children.
33The sons of Jonathan were
Peleth and Zaza.
They belonged to the family line of Jerahmeel.
34Sheshan didn't have any sons. All he had was daughters.
He had a servant from Egypt named Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter to be married to his servant Jarha. She had Attai by Jarha.
36Attai was the father of Nathan.
Nathan was the father of Zabad. 37Zabad was the father of Ephlal.
Ephlal was the father of Obed. 38Obed was the father of Jehu.
Jehu was the father of Azariah. 39Azariah was the father of Helez.
Helez was the father of Eleasah. 40Eleasah was the father of Sismai.
Sismai was the father of Shallum. 41Shallum was the father of Jekamiah.
And Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
The Family Groups of Caleb
42Caleb was the brother of Jerahmeel.
Caleb's oldest son was Mesha. Mesha was the father of Ziph. Caleb had another son named Mareshah. Mareshah was the father of Hebron.
43The sons of Hebron were
Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema. 44Shema was the father of Raham. Raham was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45The son of Shammai was Maon. Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
46Caleb had a concubine named Ephah. She was the mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47The sons of Jahdai were
Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.
48Caleb had a concubine named Maacah. She was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She was also the mother of Shaaph and Sheva. Shaaph was the father of Madmannah. Sheva was the father of Macbenah and Gibea. Caleb's daughter was Acsah. 50All of them belonged to the family line of Caleb. Hur was the oldest son of Ephrathah.
Hur was the brother of Shobal. Shobal was the father of Kiriath Jearim.
51Hur was the father of Salma. Salma was the father of Bethlehem. Hur was also the father of Hareph. Hareph was the father of Beth Gader.
52Here is the family line of Shobal, the father of Kiriath Jearim. It included
Haroeh and half of the people of Manahath. 53It also included the family groups of Kiriath Jearim. They were the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. The people of Zorah and Eshtaol belonged to those family groups.
54Here is the family line of Salma. It included
Bethlehem , the people of Netophah, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the people of Manahath, and the Zorites. 55It also included the family groups of secretaries who lived at Jabez. They were the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. They were the Kenites who belonged to the family line of Hammath. Hammath was the father of the family line of Recab.
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