The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 4:24–43

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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.