The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 4:1–43

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The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.

And the sons of Juda; Phares, Esrom, and Charmi, and Or, Subal,

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And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath; and Jahath begot Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.

and Rada his son; and Subal begot Jeth; and Jeth begot Achimai, and Laad: these are the generations of the Arathites.

Truly, Reaiah, the son of Shobal, conceived Jahath; from him were born Ahumai and Lahad. These are the kindred of the Zorathites.

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And these were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi;

And these are the sons of Ætam; Jezrael and Jesman, and Jebdas: and their sister’s name was Eselebbon.

And this is the stock of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash. And the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.

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and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These are the sons of Hur the first-born of Ephrath, the father of Beth-lehem.

Pegoael and Hoshiah, these are the sons of Hur, the first-born of Ephratah, whose father was of Beth-lehem.

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And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

Truly, for Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, there were two wives: Helah and Naarah.

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And Naarah bore him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Timeni, and Ahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.

And Aoda bore to him Ochaia, and Ephal, and Thaeman, and Aasther: all these were the sons of Aoda.

And one of them bore Ahiram, Ephaor, Teman, and Hereshtar. These were the sons of one of them.

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And the sons of Helah were Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan.

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And Koz begot Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

And Coe begot Enob, and Sabatha, and the progeny of the brother of Rechab, the son of Jarin.

Now Koz conceived Anub, and Zobebah, and the kindred of Aharhel, the son of Harum.

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And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying: 'Because I bore him with pain.'

And one of them was dear to his father and to his mother, so they called his name Our Eyes.

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10  And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying: 'Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that Thy hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest work deliverance from evil, that it may not pain me!' And God granted him that which he requested.

10  Truly, Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “If only, when blessing, you will bless me, and will broaden my borders, and your hand will be with me, and you will cause me not to be oppressed by evil.” And God granted to him the things for which he prayed.

10  And they said to him, The LORD shall surely bless you and enlarge your territory, and his hand shall be with you and shall deliver you from evil, that it may not have power over you, and he shall grant you that which you request of him.

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11  And Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.

11  And Chaleb the father of Ascha begot Machir; he was the father of Assathon.

11  Now Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, conceived Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.

12  And Eshton begot Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-nahash. These are the men of Recah.

12  He begot Bathraias, and Bessee, and Thaeman the founder of the city of Naas the brother of Eselom the Kenezite: these were the men of Rechab.

12  Then Eshton conceived Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of the city of Nahash. These are the men of Recah.

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13  And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel, and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath.

13  Now the sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. And the sons of Othniel were Hathath and Meonothai.

13  These were the sons of Caleb the son of Jophaniah. The name of his first-born was Elah, and the name of the second was Naam, and the name of the third was Kenaz, and the name of the fourth was Ashiph, and the name of the fifth was Jamoael, and the name of the sixth was Jahrob.

14  And Meonothai begot Ophrah; and Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge-harashim; for they were craftsmen.

14  Meonothai conceived Ophrah, but Seraiah conceived Joab, the father of the Valley of Artisans. For indeed, there were artisans there.

14  These are the sons of Caleb the son of Jophaniah.

15  And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah: Kenaz.

15  Truly, the sons of Chelub, the son of Jephunneh, were Iru, and Elah, and Naam. And the sons of Elah: Kenaz.

15  And the sons of Ezra were Jether, and Mered and Epher and Jalon; and she bore Miriam and Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtomoa.

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16  And the sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.

16  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 Pharoah, which Mered took.

17  And the sons of Ezrah: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And she bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa--

17  And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Nahom, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maahathite.

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18  and his wife Hajehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah--and these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took.

18  And then his wife, Judaia, bore Jered, the father of Gedor, and Heber, the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah. Now there were sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married,

18  And the sons of Shimon were, Annon and Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Benzoheth.

19  And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite.

19  and sons of his wife Hodiah, the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and of Eshtemoa, who was from Maacathi.

19  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 Ashbea.

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20  And the sons of Shimon: Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi: Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth.

20  And the sons of Uriah's wife, the sister of Nahom the father of Keilah, were Zemri, Eshtemoa, Maachat, Eshtma, and Ashimon.

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21  The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, and Ladah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea;

21  The sons of Selom the son of Juda; Er the father of Lechab, and Laada the father of Marisa, and the offspring of the family of Ephrathabac belonging to the house of Esoba.

21  And the sons of Ashimon were Ammon, Domiah, Zerah, and Shelah.

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22  and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who had dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And the records are ancient.

22  and he who caused the sun to stand still, and the men of Lying, and Secure, and Burning, who were leaders in Moab, and who returned into Lehem. Now these words are ancient.

22  These are the sons of Judah: Jemoael, Jamin, Ahar, Jachin, Zahar, Jarib, Zerah, and Saul.

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23  These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plantations and hedges; there they dwelt occupied in the king's work.

23  These are the potters who dwelt in Ataim and Gadira with the king: they grew strong in his kingdom, and dwelt there.

23  These are the sons of Shelah.

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24  The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamim, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;

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25  Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.

25  Salem his son, Mabasam his son, Masma his son

25  Shemati his son, Hamuel his son.

26  And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.

26  Amuel his son, Sabud his son, Zacchur his son, Semei his son.

26  Zaccai his son, Shimei his son.

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27  And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.

27  Semei had sixteen sons, and six daughters; and his brethren had not many sons, neither did all their families multiply as the sons of Juda.

27  The sons of Shimei were sixteen, and there were six daughters. But his brothers did not have many sons, and the entire kindred was not equal to the sum of the sons of Judah.

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28  And they dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual;

28  Now they lived in Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,

28  And they dwelt with them in the towns of Beersheba, in Moladah, and in Darath-Shuah.

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29  and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad;

29  and in Balaa, and in Æsem, and in Tholad,

29  And in Bilhah, Ezem, and Tolad,

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30  and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag;

30  Bansel, Hirmah, Hazar-gadah, Heshmon, Hethpelet, and Zinglag,

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31  and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.

31  and in Baethmarimoth, and Hemisuseosin, and the house of Baruseorim: these were their cities until the time of king David.

31  And in Marmeranah and Samsalah. These were their cities until the reign of David.

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32  And their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities;

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33  and all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and they have their genealogy.

33  with all their villages, on every side of these cities, as far as Baal. This is their habitation and the distribution of the settlements.

33  And all the villages that were round about the same cities of Arkites.

34  And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah;

34  And there were Meshobab and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,

34  These were the cities of their habitations, and they became very famous

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35  and Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;

35  And were situated in beautiful locations, and peace and tranquillity reigned round about them.

36  and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshoaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah;

36  These were the names of the princes who were there in their families and in the house of their fathers.

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37  and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;

37  as well as Ziza, the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.

37  And they came to the entrance of Geder, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

38  these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

38  These were the names of the leaders in their kindred. And they were multiplied greatly within the houses of their marriages.

38  And they found good and rich pasture, and the land was wide and good, and tranquillity and peace there reigned;

39  And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

39  And they set out, so that they might enter into Gedor, as far as the eastern valley, and so that they might seek pastures for their flocks.

39  For they who dwelt in it were the first settlers.

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40  And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.

40  And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and destroyed their tents utterly

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41  And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the Meunim that were found there, and destroyed them utterly, unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; because there was pasture there for their flocks.

41  So then, those whose names have been written above, went forth in the days of Hezekiah, the king of Judah. And they struck down the inhabitants who had been found there with their dwellings. And they wiped them out, even to the present day. And they lived in place of them, because they found very fat pastures there.

41  And polluted all the springs of water which were there to this day and dwelt in their places, because there was good pasture for their flocks.

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 Ishi.

42  Also, some of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went away to mount Seir, having as leaders Pelatiah and Neariah and Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.

42  And some of them and some of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Gebel. These are the names of the men who went as their leaders: Pelatiah, Metitha, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the four sons of Ishi.

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43  And they smote the remnant of the Amalekites that escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

43  And they struck down the remnant of the Amalekites, those who had been able to escape, and they lived there in place of them, even to this day.