7 1THE SONS of Issachar were: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron--four in all. 2The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, Shemuel (Samuel)--heads of their fathers’ houses, descendants of Tola. They were mighty men of valor in their generations; their number in David’s days was 22,600. 3The son of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, Isshiah--five, all of them chief men. 4And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ houses were units of the army for war, 36,000, for they had many wives and children [with them]. 5Their kinsmen from all the families of Issachar, mighty men of valor, registered by genealogies, were in all 87,000. 6The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael--three in all. 7The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri--five, heads of the houses of their fathers, mighty men of valor. By their genealogies they numbered 22,034. 8The sons of Becher: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth, all sons of Becher. 9The number of them by their genealogies by generations, as heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty warriors, was 20,200. 10The son of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11All these were the sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty men of valor, 17,200, able and fit for service in war. 12Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir, and Hushim the son of Aher. 13The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum, whose [grandmother] was Bilhah. 14The sons of Manasseh: Ashriel, whom his concubine the Aramitess bore; she bore Machir the father of Gilead. 15And Machir took as wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim; her name was Maacah. The name of a second [and later descendant, the first being Gilead], was Zelophehad; and Zelophehad had daughters [only]. 16Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son; she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh; his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17The son of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. 18His sister Hammolecheth bore Ishbod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19The sons of Shemida were: Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam. 20The sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath [I] his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath [II] his son, 21Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son. [During Ephraim’s lifetime, his sons] Ezer and Elead were slain by men of Gath born in the land, who had come down to steal the cattle [of the Ephraimites, probably before the Israelites left Egypt]. 22And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him. 23Then his wife conceived and bore a son, and he called his name Beriah [in evil], because calamity had befallen his house. 24[Beriah’s] daughter was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon, and also Uzzen-sheerah. 25Rephah was his son, and Resheph [his son]; Resheph’s son was Telah, Tahan his son, 26Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27Nun his son, Joshua [Moses’ successor] his son. 28And their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, and Shechem, and as far as Azzah (Gaza) with all their towns, 29And along the borders of the Manassites, Beth-shean, Taanach, Megiddo, Dor, with all their towns. In these dwelt the sons of Joseph son of Israel. 30The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah; and Serah their sister. 31The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and Shua their sister. 33The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet. 34The sons of Shemer (Shomer) his brother: Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35The sons of his brother Helem (Hotham): Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36The sons of Zophah: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38The sons of Jether: Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara. 39The sons of Ulla: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40All these were offspring of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, approved men, mighty warriors, chief of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies for service in war, was 26,000 men.
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