The Family Line of Issachar 7 1The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron. The total number of sons was four. 2The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of fighting men who were listed in the history of the family line of Tola was 22,600. That was when David was king. 3The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4Based on their family history, 36,000 of their men were ready for battle. That’s because they had many wives and children. 5The total number of fighting men who belonged to all of the family groups of Issachar was 87,000. The men were listed in their family history. The Family Line of Benjamin 6The three sons of Benjamin were Bela, Beker and Jediael. 7The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of sons was five. Their family history listed 22,034 fighting men. 8The sons of Beker were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All of them were the sons of Beker. 9Their family history listed the leaders of their families. It also listed 20,200 fighting men. 10The son of Jediael was Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11All of those sons of Jediael were the leaders of their families. There were 17,200 fighting men who were ready to go to war. 12The Shuppites and Huppites belonged to the family line of Ir. The Hushites belonged to the family line of Aher. The Family Line of Naphtali 13The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. They belonged to the family line of Bilhah. The Family Line of Manasseh 14Here is the family line of Manasseh. He had a concubine who was from the land of Aram. She had Asriel and Makir by him. Makir was the father of Gilead. 15Makir got married to a woman from among the Huppites and Shuppites. He had a sister named Maacah. Another member of Manasseh’s family line was Zelophehad. All he had was daughters. 16Makir’s wife Maacah had a son by him. She named the boy Peresh. He had a brother named Sheresh. The sons of Sheresh were Ulam and Rakem. 17The son of Ulam was Bedan. Those were the members of the family line of Makir, the son of Manasseh. Gilead was the son of Makir. 18Gilead’s sister was Hammoleketh. She was the mother of Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah. 19The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam. The Family Line of Ephraim 20Here are the members of the family line of Ephraim. Shuthelah was Ephraim’s son. Bered was Shuthelah’s son. Tahath was Bered’s son. Eleadah was Tahath’s son. Tahath was Eleadah’s son. 21Zabad was Tahath’s son. And Shuthelah was Zabad’s son. Men from Gath killed Ezer and Elead when they went down to steal their livestock. 22Their father Ephraim sobbed over them for many days. His relatives came to comfort him. 23Then he made love to his wife. She became pregnant and had a baby boy. Ephraim named him Beriah. That’s because something bad had happened in his family. 24His daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower and Upper Beth Horon. She also built Uzzen Sheerah. 25Rephah was Beriah’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27Nun was Elishama’s son. And Joshua was the son of Nun. 28The lands and settlements of the members of Ephraim’s line included Bethel and the villages that were around it. Naaran was on the east. Gezer and its villages were on the west. The lands and settlements included Shechem. They also included the villages that were around Shechem all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29Along the borders of Manasseh were Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo and Dor, together with their villages. The members of the family line of Joseph lived in those towns. Joseph was the son of Israel. The Family Line of Asher 30The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. They had a sister named Serah. 31The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was the father of Birzaith. 32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham and their sister Shua. 33The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. They were Japhlet’s sons. 34The sons of Shomer were Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah and Aram. 35The sons of Shomer’s brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal. 36The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera. 38The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara. 39The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel and Rizia. 40All of them were members of the family line of Asher. They were the leaders of their families. They were fine men. They were brave fighting men. They were outstanding leaders. The total number of men who were ready for battle was 26,000. They were listed in their family history.
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