1Judah’s family: Perez, Hezron, Caleb,#Cf 1 Chron 2:19; MT Carmi Hur, and Shobal.
2Shobal’s son Reaiah was Jahath’s father, and Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the Zorathite clans.
3This was Etam’s family:#LXX; MT father Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. Their sister’s name was Hazzelelponi. 4Penuel was Gedor’s father, and Ezer was Hushah’s father.
This was the family of Hur the oldest son of Ephrathah, Bethlehem’s father: 5Ashhur, Tekoa’s father, had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6Naarah gave birth to Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari for him. This was Naarah’s family.
7Helah’s family: Zereth, Zohar,#Qere, LXX; Kethib Izhar and Ethnan. 8Koz was the father of Anub, Hazzobebah, and the clans of Aharhel, Harum’s son.
9Jabez was more honored than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I bore him in pain."#Heb sounds like Jabez. 10Jabez called on Israel’s God: "If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain." And God granted his request.
11Chelub, Shuhah’s brother, was the father of Mehir, who was Eshton’s father. 12Eshton was the father of Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, Ir-nahash’s father. These are the men of Recah.
13Kenaz’s family: Othniel and Seraiah. Othniel’s family: Hathath and Meonothai.#LXX, Vulg; MT lacks Meonothai. 14Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim,#Or the valley of skilled workers so-called because they were skilled workers. 15The family of Caleb, Jephunneh’s son: Iru, Elah, and Naam. This was Kenaz’s family.#Cf 4:13; MT the family of Elah and Kenaz
16Jehallelel’s family: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17Ezrah’s family:#LXX, Vulg; MT son Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Jether was the father of#LXX; MT and she conceived Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, Eshtemoa’s father. 18His Judean wife gave birth to Jered, Gedor’s father; Heber, Soco’s father; and Jekuthiel, Zanoah’s father.
This is the family of Bithiah, Pharaoh’s daughter, whom Mered married. 19The family of his Judean wife,#LXX; MT the wife of Hodiah the sister of Naham, Keilah’s father the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
20Shimon’s family: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon.
Ishi’s family: Zoheth and Ben-zoheth.
21The family of Shelah, Judah’s son: Er, Lecah’s father; Laadah, Mareshah’s father; the clans of the linen workers at Beth-ashbea; 22Jokim; the men of Cozeba; Joash; and Saraph, who married into#Or ruled over Moab but returned to Bethlehem#Cf Tg, Vulg; MT Lehem returned (the records are ancient). 23They were the potters who lived in Netaim and Gederah; they lived there with the king in his service.
24Simeon’s family: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul, 25his son Shallum, his son Mibsam, and his son Mishma. 26Mishma’s family: his son Hammuel, his son Zaccur, and his son Shimei. 27Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers didn’t have many children, and none of their clans became as numerous as the Judeans.
28They lived in Beer-sheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, 29Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their towns until David became king. 32Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan—five towns—33as well as all their villages around these towns as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept their own family records:
34Meshobab, 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 households increased greatly.
39They went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to find pasture for their flocks. 40They found fertile pasture, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful; the people of Ham used to live there. 41These whose names were recorded, however, came in the days of Judah’s King Hezekiah, attacked their tents and the Meunim#Qere; Kethib Meinim found there, and completely destroyed them, as can be seen today. They settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. 42Some of them, five hundred Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, Ishi’s sons. 43They struck down those who were left of the Amalekites and have lived there ever since.
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