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1 Chronicles 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Family of Judah
The Family of Judah
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:1 - The sons of Judah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:2 - And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath, and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:3 - These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:4 - and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah the father of Bethlehem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:5 - And 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 were Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:8 - and Koz begot Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:9 - Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez,[fn] saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:10 - And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:11 - Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:12 - And Eshton begot Beth-Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-Nahash. These were the men of Rechah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:13 - The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel were Hathath,[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - and Meonothai who begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge Harashim,[fn] for they were craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:15 - The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah was Kenaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:16 - The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:17 - The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. And Mered’s wife[fn] bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:18 - (His wife Jehudijah[fn] bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) And these were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:19 - The sons of Hodiah’s wife, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and of Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:20 - And the sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:21 - The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:22 - also Jokim, the men of Chozeba, and Joash; Saraph, who ruled in Moab, and Jashubi-Lehem. Now the records are ancient.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:23 - These were the potters and those who dwell at Netaim[fn] and Gederah;[fn] there they dwelt with the king for his work.
The Family of Simeon
(Gen. 46:10 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:24 - The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib,[fn] Zerah,[fn] and Shaul,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:25 - Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:26 - And the sons of Mishma were Hamuel his son, Zacchur 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, nor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:28 - They dwelt at 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 at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:32 - And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan—five cities—
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:33 - and all the villages that were around these cities as far as Baal.[fn] These were their dwelling places, and they maintained their genealogy:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:34 - Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:35 - Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:36 - Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, and Benaiah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:37 - Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah—
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:38 - these mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and their father’s house increased greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:39 - So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:40 - And they found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, quiet, and peaceful; for some Hamites formerly lived there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:41 - These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and they attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:43 - And they defeated the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have dwelt there to this day.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally He Will Cause Pain
Septuagint and Vulgate add and Meonothai.
Literally Valley of Craftsmen
Literally she
Or His Judean wife
Literally Plants
Literally Hedges
Called Jachin in Genesis 46:10
Called Zohar in Genesis 46:10
Or Baalath Beer (compare Joshua 19:8)

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