1 Chronicles 4 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
4 1 The genealogy of the sons of Judah. 5 Of Asher, 9 Of Jabez and his prayer, 11 Of Chelub, 24 And Simeon: their habitations. 38 And conquests.
1 The [a]sons of Judah were Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath, and Jahath begat Ahumai, and Lahad: these are the families of the Zorathites.
3 And these were of the father of Etam, Jezreel, and Ishma and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi.
4 And Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah: these are the sons of Hur the [b]eldest son of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.
5 But Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah, and Naarah.
6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni and Haahashtari: these were the sons of Naarah.
7 And the sons of Helah were Zereth, Zohar and Ethnan.
8 Also Koz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.
9 But Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother called his name [c]Jabez, saying, Because I bare him in sorrow.
10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, If thou wilt bless me in deed, and enlarge my coasts, and [d]if thine hand be with me, and thou wilt cause me to be delivered from evil, that I be not hurt. And God granted the thing that he asked.
11 ¶ And Chelub the brother of Shuhah begat Mehir, which was the father of Eshton.
12 And Eshton begat Beth-Rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of the city of Ir-Nahash: these are the men of Rechah.
13 ¶ And the sons of Kenaz were Othniel, and Seraiah, and the son of Othniel, Hathath.
14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah. And Seraiah begat Joab the [e]father of the valley of craftsmen: for they were craftsmen.
15 ¶ And the sons of Caleb the son of [f]Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. And the son of Elah was Kenaz.
16 And the sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17 And the sons of Ezrah were Jether and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon, and he begat Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
18 Also his [g]wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah: and these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh [h]which Mered took.
19 And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham the father of Keilah were the Garmites, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
20 And the sons of Shimon were Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth, and Ben-Zoheth.
21 ¶ The sons of Shelah, the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the households of them that wrought fine linen in the house of Ashbea.
22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba and Joash, and Saraph, which had the dominion in Moab, and [i]Jashubi-Lehem. These also are ancient things.
23 These were porters, and dwelt among plants and hedges: [j]there they dwelt with the king for his work.
24 ¶ The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and [k]Shaul.
25 Whose son was Shallum, and his son Mibsam, and his son Mishma.
26 And the sons of Mishma, Hamuel was his son, Zacchur his son, and Shimei his son.
27 And Shimei had sixteen sons, and six daughters, but his brethren had not many children, neither was all their family like to the children of Judah in multitude.
28 And they dwelt at [l]Beersheba, and at Moladah, and at Hazar Shual,
29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
31 And at Beth Marcaboth, and at Hazar Susim, at Beth Biri, and at Shaaraim: these were their cities unto the reign of [m]David.
32 And their towns were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities.
33 And all their towns that were round about these cities unto Baal, these are their habitations and the declaration of their genealogy,
34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
35 And Joel and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
38 These were famous Princes in their families, and increased greatly their father’s houses.
39 And they [n]went to the entering in of Gedor, even unto the East side of the valley, to seek pasture for their sheep.
40 And they found fat pasture and good, and a wide land both quiet and fruitful: for they of Ham had dwelt there before.
41 And these described by name, came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the inhabitants that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their room, because there was pasture there for their sheep.
42 And besides these, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon went to mount Seir, and Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel the sons of Ishi were their captains.
43 And they smote the rest of Amalek that had [o]escaped, and they dwelt there unto this day.
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