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1This was Israel’s family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
Judah’s line
3Judah’s family: Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him with Bath-shua the Canaanite. Although Er was Judah’s oldest, the Lord considered him wicked and put him to death. 4His daughter-in-law Tamar bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
5Perez’s family: Hezron and Hamul.
6Zerah’s family: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda#LXX, Syr; MT Dara—five in all.
7Carmi’s family: Achar, who made trouble for Israel by disobeying the law dedicating war spoils to God.
8Ethan’s family: Azariah.
9Hezron’s family, who were born to him: Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai. 10Ram was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, tribal chief of the Judeans. 11Nahshon was the father of Salma, Salma was the father of Boaz, 12Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse. 13Jesse was the father of Eliab his oldest son, Abinadab his second, Shimea his third, 14Nethanel his fourth, Raddai his fifth, 15Ozem his sixth, and David his seventh. 16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.
Zeruiah’s family: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel—three in all. 17Abigail gave birth to Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
18Caleb, Hezron’s son, had children with his wife Azubah, and with Jerioth. These were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19After Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who gave birth to Hur for him. 20Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri was the father of Bezalel. 21Later, Hezron had sexual relations with the daughter of Machir, Gilead’s father, whom he married when he was 60 years old, and she gave birth to Segub for him. 22Segub was the father of Jair, who owned twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead, 23but Geshur and Aram took Havvoth-jair from them, as well as Kenath and its villages, sixty towns.
All these were descendants of Machir, Gilead’s father. 24After Hezron’s death, Caleb went to Ephrath.#LXX, Vulg; MT in Caleb-ephrathah Abijah, Hezron’s wife, bore him Ashhur, Tekoa’s father.
25The family of Jerahmeel, Hezron’s oldest son: Ram his oldest, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had another wife named Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27The family of Ram, Jerahmeel’s oldest son: Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28Onam’s family: Shammai and Jada.
Shammai’s family: Nadab and Abishur. 29Abishur’s wife’s name was Abihail, and she gave birth to Ahban and Molid for him.
30Nadab’s family: Seled and Appaim, but Seled died without children.
31Appaim’s family: Ishi.
Ishi’s family: Sheshan.
Sheshan’s family: Ahlai.
32The family of Jada, Shammai’s brother: Jether and Jonathan, but Jether died without children.
33Jonathan’s family: Peleth and Zaza. These were Jerahmeel’s descendants.
34Sheshan had no sons, only daughters; but Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha his servant, and she gave birth to Attai for him.
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.
42The family of Caleb, Jerahmeel’s brother: Mesha his oldest son and Ziph’s father; and his second son#Or the family of Mareshah, Hebron’s father.
43Hebron’s family: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44Shema was the father of Raham, Jorkeam’s father; and Rekem was the father of Shammai.
45Shammai’s son: Maon; Maon was Beth-zur’s father. 46Ephah, Caleb’s secondary wife, gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47Jahdai’s family: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48Maacah, Caleb’s secondary wife, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She also gave birth to Shaaph, Madmannah’s father; and to Sheva, Machbenah and Gibea’s father. Caleb’s daughter was Achsah. 50These were Caleb’s descendants.
The family of Hur, Ephrathah’s oldest son: Shobal, Kiriath-jearim’s father; 51Salma, Bethlehem’s father; and Hareph, Beth-gader’s father.
52Shobal, Kiriath-jearim’s father, had a family: Haroeh, and the ancestor of half of the Menuhoth.#Heb lacks the ancestor of. 53Kiriath-jearim’s clans: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
54The family of Salma, Bethlehem’s father:#Cf 2:51; Heb lacks father. the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, half of the Manahathites, and the Zorites.
55The clans of the scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They were Kenites who descended from Hammath, Beth-rechab’s father.
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