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1 Chronicles 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:1 - The descendants of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Karmi, Hur and Shobal.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:2 - Reaiah son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath the father of 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. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:4 - Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and father[fn] 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 descendants of Naarah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:7 - The sons of Helah: Zereth, Zohar, Ethnan,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:8 - and Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the clans of Aharhel son of Harum.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:9 - Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,[fn] saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:10 - Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:11 - Kelub, Shuhah’s brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:12 - Eshton was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash.[fn] These were the men of Rekah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:13 - The sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel: Hathath and Meonothai.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim.[fn] It was called this because its people were skilled workers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:15 - The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah and Naam. The son 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. One of Mered’s wives gave birth to Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:18 - (His wife from the tribe of Judah gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) These were the children of Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, whom Mered had married.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:19 - The sons of Hodiah’s wife, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maakathite.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:20 - The sons of Shimon: Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. The descendants of Ishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:21 - The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lekah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the clans of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:22 - Jokim, the men of Kozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from ancient times.)

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:24 - The descendants of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:25 - Shallum was Shaul’s son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:26 - The descendants of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zakkur his son and Shimei his son.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:27 - Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many children; so their entire clan did not become as numerous as the people 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 Markaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim. These were their towns until the reign of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:32 - Their surrounding villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token and Ashan—five towns—

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:33 - and all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath.[fn] These were their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:34 - Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:35 - Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:36 - also Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:37 - and Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:38 - The men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families increased greatly,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:39 - and they went to the outskirts of Gedor to the east of the valley in search of pasture for their flocks.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:40 - They found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:41 - The men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also the Meunites who were there and completely destroyed[fn] them, as is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - And five hundred of these Simeonites, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, invaded the hill country of Seir.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:43 - They killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.
NIV Footnotes
Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Vulgate); Hebrew father
Father may mean civic leader or military leader; also in verses 12, 14, 17, 18 and possibly elsewhere.
Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain.
Or of the city of Nahash
Some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate; Hebrew does not have and Meonothai.
Ge Harashim means valley of skilled workers.
Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also Joshua 19:8); Hebrew Baal
The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them.

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