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Israel’s Sons

1These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.


To Hezron’s Sons

3The sons of Judah:

Er, Onan and Shelah. These three were born to him by a Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua.

(Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so the Lord put him to death.)

4Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar bore Perez and Zerah to Judah.

He had five sons in all.

5The sons of Perez:

Hezron and Hamul.

6The sons of Zerah:

Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda five in all.

7The son of Karmi:

Achar, who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.

8The son of Ethan:


9The sons born to Hezron were:

Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.

From Ram Son of Hezron

10Ram was the father of Amminadab,

and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, the leader of the people of Judah.

11Nahshon was the father of Salmon,

Salmon the father of Boaz,

12Boaz the father of Obed

and Obed the father of Jesse.

13Jesse was the father of

Eliab his firstborn; the second son was Abinadab,

the third Shimea, 14the fourth Nethanel,

the fifth Raddai, 15the sixth Ozem

and the seventh David.

16Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.

Zeruiah’s three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel.

17Abigail was the mother of Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.

Caleb Son of Hezron

18Caleb son of Hezron had children by his wife Azubah (and by Jerioth). These were her sons:

Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.

19When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.

20Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri the father of Bezalel.

21Later, Hezron, when he was sixty years old, married the daughter of Makir the father of Gilead. He made love to her, and she bore him Segub.

22Segub was the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead.

23(But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair, as well as Kenath with its surrounding settlements—sixty towns.)

All these were descendants of Makir the father of Gilead.

24After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Abijah the wife of Hezron bore him Ashhur the father of Tekoa.

Jerahmeel Son of Hezron

25The sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron:

Ram his firstborn, 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:

Maaz, Jamin and Eker.

28The sons of Onam:

Shammai and Jada.

The sons of Shammai:

Nadab and Abishur. 29Abishur’s wife was named Abihail, who bore him Ahban and Molid.

30The sons of Nadab:

Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children.

31The son of Appaim:

Ishi, who was the father of Sheshan. Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.

32The sons of Jada, Shammai’s brother:

Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children.

33The sons of Jonathan:

Peleth and Zaza.

These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.

34Sheshan had no sons—only daughters.

He had an Egyptian servant named Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore him Attai.

36Attai was the father of Nathan,

Nathan the father of Zabad,

37Zabad the father of Ephlal,

Ephlal the father of Obed,

38Obed the father of Jehu,

Jehu the father of Azariah,

39Azariah the father of Helez,

Helez the father of Eleasah,

40Eleasah the father of Sismai,

Sismai the father of Shallum,

41Shallum the father of Jekamiah,

and Jekamiah the father of Elishama.

The Clans of Caleb

42The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel:

Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph,

and his son Mareshah, who was the father of Hebron.

43The sons of Hebron:

Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema.

44Shema was the father of Raham,

and Raham the father of Jorkeam.

Rekem was the father of Shammai.

45The son of Shammai was Maon,

and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.

46Caleb’s concubine Ephah was the mother of

Haran, Moza and Gazez.

Haran was the father of Gazez.

47The sons of Jahdai:

Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.

48Caleb’s concubine Maakah was the mother of

Sheber and Tirhanah.

49She also gave birth to Shaaph the father of Madmannah

and to Sheva the father of Makbenah and Gibea.

Caleb’s daughter was Aksah.

50These were the descendants of Caleb.

The sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephrathah:

Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim, 51Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.

52The descendants of Shobal the father of Kiriath Jearim were:

Haroeh, half the Manahathites, 53and the clans of Kiriath Jearim: the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. From these descended the Zorathites and Eshtaolites.

54The descendants of Salma:

Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth Beth Joab, half the Manahathites, the Zorites, 55and the clans of scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of the Rekabites.

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