The Family of Israel 2 1These were the sons of [V]Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. From Judah to David 3The sons of Judah were Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of Shua, the Canaanitess. Er, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; so He killed him. 4And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, bore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five. 5The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul. 6The sons of Zerah were [W]Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and [X]Dara—five of them in all. 7The son of Carmi was [Y]Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the accursed [Z]thing. 8The son of Ethan was Azariah. 9Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Jerahmeel, [A]Ram, and [B]Chelubai. 10Ram begot Amminadab, and Amminadab begot Nahshon, leader of the children of Judah; 11Nahshon begot [C]Salma, and Salma begot Boaz; 12Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse; 13Jesse begot Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, [D]Shimea the third, 14Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15Ozem the sixth, and David the seventh. 16Now their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel—three. 17Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was [E]Jether the Ishmaelite. The Family of Hezron 18Caleb the son of Hezron had children by Azubah, his wife, and by Jerioth. Now these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19When Azubah died, Caleb [F]took Ephrath [G]as his wife, who bore him Hur. 20And Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot Bezalel. 21Now afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub. 22Segub begot Jair, [H]who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23(Geshur and Syria took from them the towns of Jair, with Kenath and its towns—sixty towns.) All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead. 24After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abijah bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa. The Family of Jerahmeel 25The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram, the firstborn, and Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah. 26Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur. 29And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid. 30The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim; Seled died without children. 31The son of Appaim was Ishi, the son of Ishi was Sheshan, and Sheshan’s son was Ahlai. 32The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan; Jether died without children. 33The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai. 36Attai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot Zabad; 37Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot Obed; 38Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah; 39Azariah begot Helez, and Helez begot Eleasah; 40Eleasah begot Sismai, and Sismai begot Shallum; 41Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishama. The Family of Caleb 42The descendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha, his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron. 43The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44Shema begot Raham the father of Jorkoam, and Rekem begot Shammai. 45And the son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur. 46Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begot Gazez. 47And the sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph. 48Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah. 49She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was Achsah. [I] 50These were the descendants of Caleb: The sons of Hur, the firstborn of [J]Ephrathah, were Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim, 51Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader. 52And Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim had descendants: [K]Haroeh, and half of the [L]families of Manuhoth. 53The families of Kirjath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, [M]Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahethites, and the Zorites. 55And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These were the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.
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