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1 Chronicles 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Descendants of Judah

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:1 - The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:2 - Reaiah the son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:3 - These were the sons[fn] of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:4 - and Penuel fathered Gedor, and Ezer fathered Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:5 - Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:6 - Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:7 - The sons of Helah: Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:8 - Koz fathered Anub, Zobebah, and the clans of Aharhel, the son of Harum.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:9 - Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:10 - Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm[fn] so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:11 - Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, fathered Mehir, who fathered Eshton.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:12 - Eshton fathered Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:13 - The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - Meonothai fathered Ophrah; and Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of Ge-harashim,[fn] so-called because they were craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:15 - The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the son[fn] of Elah: Kenaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:16 - The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:17 - The sons of Ezrah: Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. These are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married;[fn] and she conceived and bore[fn] Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:18 - And his Judahite wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:19 - The sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:20 - The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-zoheth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:21 - The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the clans of the house of linen workers at Beth-ashbea;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:22 - and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehem[fn] (now the records[fn] are ancient).
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - These were the potters who were inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah. They lived there in the king’s service.

Descendants of Simeon

(Gen 46:10 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:24 - The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:25 - Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:26 - The sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:27 - Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, nor did all their clan multiply like the men of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:28 - They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:29 - Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:30 - Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:31 - Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until David reigned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:32 - And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:33 - along with all their villages that were around these cities as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:34 - Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:35 - Joel, Jehu the son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:36 - Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:37 - Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah—
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:38 - these mentioned by name were princes in their clans, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:39 - They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:40 - where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:41 - These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and marked them for destruction to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, having as their leaders Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:43 - And they defeated the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.
ESV Footnotes
Septuagint (compare Vulgate); Hebrew father
Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain
Or evil
Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks Meonothai
Ge-harashim means valley of craftsmen
Hebrew sons
The clause These are… married is transposed from verse 18
Hebrew lacks and bore
Vulgate (compare Septuagint); Hebrew and Jashubi-lahem
Or matters

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