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17 [a]And the sons of Ezra were Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and he begat Marie, and Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa.

18 Also Jehudijah, his wife, childed Jered, the father of Gedor; and Heber, the father of Socho; and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah. And these were the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took to wife.

19 And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, father of Keilah, were (the) Garmite, and Eshtemoa, that was of Maachathites. (And the sons of Hodiah and his wife, Naham’s sister, were Daliah the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.)

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  1. 1 Chronicles 4:17 Verses 17 & 18, as found in the original text, and presented above unchanged, are a confused rendering (as they also are in the KJV). A better ordering of these phrases would be: 17 And the sons of Ezra were Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And the children of Mered and Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took for a wife; were Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah, the founder of Eshtemoa. 18 And Mered’s Jewish wife/And his wife from the tribe of Judah bare Jered the founder of Gedor, and Heber the founder of Soco, and Jekuthiel the founder of Zanoah.

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