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The Generations of Benjamin(A)

Now Benjamin became the father of Bela his firstborn,

Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,

Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

The sons of Bela were

Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

These are the sons of Ehud, who were the heads of the fathers’ houses to those dwelling in Geba, and who exiled them to Manahath.

So he exiled Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera and then became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away his wives Hushim and Baara. He had sons with his wife Hodesh, namely Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malkam, 10 Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of the fathers’ houses. 11 He also had sons by Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.

12 The sons of Elpaal were

Eber, Misham, Shemed (he built Ono and Lod with its towns), 13 Beriah, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers’ houses to those dwelling in Aijalon and who drove out the inhabitants of Gath,

14 as well as Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah.

17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.

19 Jakim, Zikri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.

22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zikri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.

26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zikri were the sons of Jeroham.

28 These were heads of the fathers’ houses according to their generations, chief men who dwelt in Jerusalem.

29 The father of Gibeon dwelt in Gibeon,

and Maakah was his wife’s name. 30 His firstborn son was Abdon, along with Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, and Zeker. 32 Mikloth also became the father of Shimeah. Now these also dwelt in Jerusalem with their own families near their brothers.

33 Ner became the father of Kish; Kish the father of Saul; Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.

34 Jonathan’s son was

Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal became the father of Micah.

35 The sons of Micah were

Pithon, Melek, Tarea, and Ahaz.

36 Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza, 37 and Moza became the father of Binea. Now Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.

38 Azel had six sons, and their names were

Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39 The sons of his brother Eshek were

Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, even archers, and had many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty in all.

These were all the sons of Benjamin.