4:1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and
4:2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat
Ahumai, and Lahad. These [are] the families of the Zorathites.
4:3 And these [were of] the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma,
and Idbash: and the name of their sister [was] Hazelelponi:
4:4 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of
Hushah. These [are] the sons of Hur, the first-born of
Ephratah, the father of Beth-lehem.
4:5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and
4:6 And Naarah bore him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and
Haahashtari. These [were] the sons of Naarah.
4:7 And the sons of Helah [were], Zereth, and Jezoar, and
4:8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel
the son of Harum.
4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with
4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou
wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that thy
hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep [me] from
evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which
4:11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, who [was] the
father of Eshton.
4:12 And Eshton begat Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the
father of Ir-nahash. These [are] the men of Rechah.
4:13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons
of Othniel; Hathath.
4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the
father of the valley of Charashim; for they were artificers.
4:15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and
Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
4:16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and
4:17 And the sons of Ezra [were], Jethur, and Mered, and Epher,
and Jalon: and she bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the
father of Eshtemoa.
4:18 And his wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, and
Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.
And these [are] the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh
whom Mered took.
4:19 And the sons of [his] wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the
father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
4:20 And the sons of Shimon [were], Amnon, and Rinnah,
Ben-hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi [were], Zoheth, and
4:21 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 house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of
4:22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph,
who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And [these
are] ancient things.
4:23 These [were] the potters, and those that dwelt among plants
and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
4:24 The sons of Simeon [were] Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah,
4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
4:26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,
Shimei his son.
4:27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his
brethren had not many children, neither did all their family
multiply, like the children of Judah.
4:28 And they dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual,
4:29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
4:30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
4:31 And at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-birei,
and at Shaaraim. These [were] their cities to the reign of
4:32 And their villages [were], Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and
Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
4:33 And all their villages that [were] around the same cities
to Baal. These [were] their habitations, and their genealogy.
4:34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,
4:35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah,
the son of Asiel,
4:36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and
Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
4:37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of
Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
4:38 These mentioned by [their] names [were] princes in their
families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
4:39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, [even] to the east
side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
4:40 And they found rich pasture and good, and the land [was]
wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for [they] of Ham had dwelt
there of old.
4:41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king
of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were
found there, and destroyed them utterly to this day, and dwelt
in their room: because [there was] pasture there for their
4:42 And [some] of them, [even] of the sons of Simeon, five
hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains
Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of
4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that had escaped,
and have dwelt there to this day.