Issachar 7 1The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron – four in all. 2The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel – heads of their families. During the reign of David, the descendants of Tola listed as fighting men in their genealogy numbered 22,600. 3The son of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Ishiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4According to their family genealogy, they had 36,000 men ready for battle, for they had many wives and children. 5The relatives who were fighting men belonging to all the clans of Issachar, as listed in their genealogy, were 87,000 in all. Benjamin 6Three sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker and Jediael. 7The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri, heads of families – five in all. Their genealogical record listed 22,034 fighting men. 8The sons of Beker: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Beker. 9Their genealogical record listed the heads of families and 20,200 fighting men. 10The son of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11All these sons of Jediael were heads of families. There were 17,200 fighting men ready to go out to war. 12The Shuppites and Huppites were the descendants of Ir, and the Hushites[C] the descendants of Aher. Naphtali 13The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem[D] – the descendants of Bilhah. Manasseh 14The descendants of Manasseh: Asriel was his descendant through his Aramean concubine. She gave birth to Makir the father of Gilead. 15Makir took a wife from among the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister’s name was Maakah. Another descendant was named Zelophehad, who had only daughters. 16Makir’s wife Maakah gave birth to a son and named him Peresh. His brother was named Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17The son of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. 18His sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah. 19The sons of Shemida were: Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam. Ephraim 20The descendants of Ephraim: Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son, 21Zabad his son and Shuthelah his son. Ezer and Elead were killed by the native-born men of Gath, when they went down to seize their livestock. 22Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him. 23Then he made love to his wife again, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah,[E] because there had been misfortune in his family. 24His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah. 25Rephah was his son, Resheph his son,[F] Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27Nun his son and Joshua his son. 28Their lands and settlements included Bethel and its surrounding villages, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages 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 descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns. Asher 30The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. 31The sons of Beriah: Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer and Hotham and of their sister Shua. 33The sons of Japhlet: Pasak, Bimhal and Ashvath. These were Japhlet’s sons. 34The sons of Shomer: Ahi, Rohgah,[G] Hubbah and Aram. 35The sons of his brother Helem: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal. 36The sons of Zophah: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran[H] and Beera. 38The sons of Jether: Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara. 39The sons of Ulla: Arah, Hanniel and Rizia. 40All these were descendants of Asher – heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000.
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