1The sons of Judah: Pherez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal. 2And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath; and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zoreathites. 3And these were of the father of Etam: Jizreel, and Jishma, and Jidbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi; 4and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah: these were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, and father of Bethlehem. 5--And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6And Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Ahashtari: these were the sons of Naarah. 7And the sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan. 8And Koz begot Anub, and Hazzobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with pain. 10And Jabez called on the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of Israel saying, Oh that thou wouldest richly bless me, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God#GodHebrew: Elohim brought about what he had requested.
11And Chelub the brother of Shuah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12And Eshton begot Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of the city of Nahash: these were the men of Rechah. 13--And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath. 14And Meonothai begot Ophrah: and Seraiah begot Joab, the father of the valley of craftsmen; for they were craftsmen. 15--And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah, ...and Kenaz. 16--And the sons of Jehalleleel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asareel. 17--And the sons of Ezra: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and she conceived and bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Jishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18And his wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took. 19--And the sons of the wife of Hodijah, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20--And the sons of Shimon: Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-hanan and Tilon. --And the sons of Jishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth. 21The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lechah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of byssus-workers, of the house of Ashbea, 22and Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled over Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient things. 23These were the potters, and those that abode among plantations and enclosures: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Saul; 25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son. 26And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son; 27and Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. And his brethren had not many sons; neither did all their family multiply like to the sons of Judah. 28And they abode at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-Shual, 29and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad, 30and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag, 31and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32And their villages were Etam and Ain, Rimmon and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities; 33and all their villages that were round about these cities, as far as Baal. These were their habitations and their genealogical register. 34And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah, 35and Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel, 36and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 37and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah: 38these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly. 39And they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham. 41And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; for there was pasture there for their flocks. 42And five hundred men of them, of the sons of Simeon, went to mount Seir, having at their head Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Jishi, 43and they smote the rest of the Amalekites that had escaped; and they dwelt there unto this day.