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1These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Isʹsachar, Zebʹulun, 2Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphʹtali, Gad, and Asher. 3The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, and Shelah; these three Bath-shuʹa the Canaanitess bore to him. Now Er, Judah’s first-born, was wicked in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him. 4His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

5The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. 6The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all. 7The sons of Carmi: Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the matter of the devoted thing; 8and Ethan’s son was Azariʹah.

9The sons of Hezron, that were born to him: Jerahʹmeel, Ram, and Cheluʹbai. 10Ram was the father of Amminʹadab, and Amminʹadab was the father of Nahshon, prince of the sons of Judah. 11Nahshon was the father of Salma, Salma of Boʹaz, 12Boʹaz of Obed, Obed of Jesse. 13Jesse was the father of Eliʹab his first-born, Abinʹadab the second, Shimʹe-a the third, 14Nethanʹel the fourth, Raddai the fifth, 15Ozem the sixth, David the seventh; 16and their sisters were Zeruʹiah and Abʹigail. The sons of Zeruʹiah: Abiʹshai, Joʹab, and Asʹahel, three. 17Abʹigail bore Amaʹsa, and the father of Amaʹsa was Jether the Ishʹmaelite.

18Caleb the son of Hezron had children by his wife Azuʹbah, and by Jerʹioth; and these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19When Azuʹbah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur. 20Hur was the father of Uri, and Uri was the father of Bezʹalel.

21Afterward 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; 22and Segub was the father of Jaʹir, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. 23But Geshur and Aram took from them Havʹvoth-jaʹir, Kenath and its villages, sixty towns. All these were descendants of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24After the death of Hezron, Caleb went in to Ephʹrathah, the wife of Hezron his father, and she bore him Ashhur, the father of Tekoʹa.

25The sons of Jerahʹmeel, the first-born of Hezron: Ram, his first-born, Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahiʹjah. 26Jerahʹmeel also had another wife, whose name was Atʹarah; she was the mother of Onam. 27The sons of Ram, the first-born of Jerahʹmeel: Maʹaz, Jamin, and Eker. 28The sons of Onam: Shamʹmai and Jada. The sons of Shamʹmai: Nadab and Abiʹshur. 29The name of Abiʹshur’s wife was Abʹihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid. 30The sons of Nadab: Seled and Apʹpa-im; and Seled died childless. 31The sons of Apʹpa-im: Ishi. The sons of Ishi: Sheshan. The sons of Sheshan: Ahlai. 32The sons of Jada, Shamʹmai’s brother: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether died childless. 33The sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the descendants of Jerahʹmeel. 34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters; but Sheshan had an Egyptian slave, whose name was Jarha. 35So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha his slave; and she bore him Attai. 36Attai was the father of Nathan and Nathan of Zabad. 37Zabad was the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal of Obed. 38Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu of Azariʹah. 39Azariʹah was the father of Helez, and Helez of Ele-aʹsah. 40Ele-aʹsah was the father of Sismai, and Sismai of Shallum. 41Shallum was the father of Jekamiʹah, and Jekamiʹah of Elishʹama.

42The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahʹmeel: Mareʹshah his first-born, who was the father of Ziph. The sons of Mareʹshah: Hebron. 43The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tapʹpuah, Rekem, and Shema. 44Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorʹke-am; and Rekem was the father of Shamʹmai. 45The son of Shamʹmai: Maʹon; and Maʹon was the father of Beth-zur. 46Ephah also, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran was the father of Gazez. 47The sons of Jahʹdai: Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaʹaph. 48Maʹacah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirʹhanah. 49She also bore Shaʹaph the father of Madmanʹnah, Sheva the father of Machbeʹnah and the father of Gibʹe-a; and the daughter of Caleb was Achsah. 50These were the descendants of Caleb.

The sons of Hur the first-born of Ephʹrathah: Shobal the father of Kirʹiath-jeʹarim, 51Salma, the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth-gader. 52Shobal the father of Kirʹiath-jeʹarim had other sons: Haroʹeh, half of the Menuʹhoth. 53And the families of Kirʹiath-jeʹarim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shuʹmathites, and the Mishʹraites; from these came the Zoʹrathites and the Eshʹtaolites. 54The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophʹathites, Atʹroth-beth-joʹab, and half of the Manʹahaʹthites, the Zorites. 55The families also of the scribes that dwelt at Jabez: the Tiʹrathites, the Shimʹe-athites, and the Suʹcathites. These are the Kenʹites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.

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