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17 The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Mered’s wife gave birth to Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. These are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.[a]
18     His Judean wife gave birth to Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.

19 The sons of Hodiah’s wife, who was the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Ma’akathite.[b]

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  1. 1 Chronicles 4:17 The Hebrew text of verse 17 simply reads she gave birth to without naming the wife. The wife is first named near the end of verse 18. That reference has been moved to verse 17 for clarity.
  2. 1 Chronicles 4:19 The text and translation of this verse are uncertain.

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