New Living Translation

1 Chronicles 4

Other Descendants of Judah

1The descendants of Judah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.

Shobal’s son Reaiah was the father of Jahath. Jahath was the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites.

The descendants of[a] Etam were Jezreel, Ishma, Idbash, their sister Hazzelelponi, Penuel (the father of[b] Gedor), and Ezer (the father of Hushah). These were the descendants of Hur (the firstborn of Ephrathah), the ancestor of Bethlehem.

Ashhur (the father of Tekoa) had two wives, named Helah and Naarah. Naarah gave birth to Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. Helah gave birth to Zereth, Izhar,[c] Ethnan, and Koz, who became the ancestor of Anub, Zobebah, and all the families of Aharhel son of Harum.

There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez[d] because his birth had been so painful. 10 He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.

11 Kelub (the brother of Shuhah) was the father of Mehir. Mehir was the father of Eshton. 12 Eshton was the father of Beth-rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah. Tehinnah was the father of Ir-nahash. These were the descendants of Recah.

13 The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. Othniel’s sons were Hathath and Meonothai.[e] 14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the founder of the Valley of Craftsmen,[f] so called because they were craftsmen.

15 The sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah was Kenaz.

16 The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.

17 The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. One of Mered’s wives became[g] the mother of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah (the father of Eshtemoa). 18 He married a woman from Judah, who became the mother of Jered (the father of Gedor), Heber (the father of Soco), and Jekuthiel (the father of Zanoah). Mered also married Bithia, a daughter of Pharaoh, and she bore him children.

19 Hodiah’s wife was the sister of Naham. One of her sons was the father of Keilah the Garmite, and another was the father of Eshtemoa the Maacathite.

20 The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-hanan, and Tilon.

The descendants of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-zoheth.

Descendants of Judah’s Son Shelah

21 Shelah was one of Judah’s sons. The descendants of Shelah were Er (the father of Lecah); Laadah (the father of Mareshah); the families of linen workers at Beth-ashbea; 22 Jokim; the men of Cozeba; and Joash and Saraph, who ruled over Moab and Jashubi-lehem. These names all come from ancient records. 23 They were the pottery makers who lived in Netaim and Gederah. They lived there and worked for the king.

Descendants of Simeon

24 The sons of Simeon were Jemuel,[h] Jamin, Jarib, Zohar,[i] and Shaul.

25 The descendants of Shaul were Shallum, Mibsam, and Mishma.

26 The descendants of Mishma were Hammuel, Zaccur, and Shimei.

27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but none of his brothers had large families. So Simeon’s tribe never grew as large as the tribe of Judah.

28 They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, 29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These towns were under their control until the time of King David. 32 Their descendants also lived in Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan—five towns 33 and their surrounding villages as far away as Baalath.[j] This was their territory, and these names are listed in their genealogical records.

34 Other descendants of Simeon included Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah, 35 Joel, Jehu son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, 37 and Ziza son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah.

38 These were the names of some of the leaders of Simeon’s wealthy clans. Their families grew, 39 and they traveled to the region of Gerar,[k] in the east part of the valley, seeking pastureland for their flocks. 40 They found lush pastures there, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful.

Some of Ham’s descendants had been living in that region. 41 But during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah, these leaders of Simeon invaded the region and completely destroyed[l] the homes of the descendants of Ham and of the Meunites. No trace of them remains today. They killed everyone who lived there and took the land for themselves, because they wanted its good pastureland for their flocks. 42 Five hundred of these invaders from the tribe of Simeon went to Mount Seir, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel—all sons of Ishi. 43 They destroyed the few Amalekites who had survived, and they have lived there ever since.

Notas al pie

  1. 4:3 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads father of. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  2. 4:4 Or the founder of; also in 4:5, 12, 14, 17, 18, and perhaps other instances where the text reads the father of.
  3. 4:7 As in an alternate reading in the Masoretic Text (see also Latin Vulgate); the other alternate and the Greek version read Zohar.
  4. 4:9 Jabez sounds like a Hebrew word meaning “distress” or “pain.”
  5. 4:13 As in some Greek manuscripts and Latin Vulgate; Hebrew lacks and Meonothai.
  6. 4:14 Or Joab, the father of Ge-harashim.
  7. 4:17 Or Jether’s wife became; Hebrew reads She became.
  8. 4:24a As in Syriac version (see also Gen 46:10; Exod 6:15); Hebrew reads Nemuel.
  9. 4:24b As in parallel texts at Gen 46:10 and Exod 6:15; Hebrew reads Zerah.
  10. 4:33 As in some Greek manuscripts (see also Josh 19:8); Hebrew reads Baal.
  11. 4:39 As in Greek version; Hebrew reads Gedor.
  12. 4:41 The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.

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1 Crônicas 4

Outros descendentes de Judá

1Estes são os filhos de Judá:

Perez, Hezrom, Carmi, Hur, Sobal. Sobal teve um filho, Reaías, que foi pai de Jaate, o antepassado de Aumai e de Laade. Estes são conhecidos como sendo as famílias dos zoratitas. 3/4 Os descendentes de Etã: Jezreel; Isma; Idbas; Hazellelponi (sua filha); Penuel (o pai de Gedor); Ezer (o pai Husá); o filho de Hur, o filho mais velho de Efrata, que foi pai de Belém. Asur, o pai de Tecoa, teve duas mulheres: Hela e Naará. 6/7 Naará deu à luz Auzão, Hefer, Temeni e Haastari; e Hela deu-lhe Zerete, Izar e Etnã. Coz foi pai de Anube e de Zobeba; foi também o antepassado das famílias chamadas pelo nome de Aarel, filho de Harum.

Jabez foi o mais ilustre de todos os seus irmãos. A sua mãe chamou-lhe Jabez porque teve com ele um parto muito difícil. 10 Este invocou o Deus de Israel; e orou desta maneira: “Peço-te que me concedas as tuas maravilhosas bênçãos! E que me favoreças no meu trabalho. Sê comigo em tudo o que fizer. Guarda-me do mal e das desgraças!” Deus respondeu ao seu pedido.

11/12 Os descendentes de Reca foram. Quelube, irmão de Suá, cujo filho foi Meir, o pai de Estom; Estom foi pai de Bete-Rafa, de Paséia e de Teina; Teina foi pai de Irnaas. 13 Os filhos de Quenas foram Otniel e Seraías. Otniel teve como filhos Hatate e Menotai; 14 Menotai foi pai de Ofra; Seraías foi pai de Joabe, o antepassado dos habitantes do vale dos Artífices, assim chamado porque ali se concentrou um grande número de artesãos. 15 Os filhos de Calebe, filho de Jefoné: Iru, Elá e Naã. Os filhos de Elá incluiam Quenaz. 16 Foram filhos de Jealelel: Zife, Zifa, Tiria e Asareel. 17 Os filhos de Ezra são os seguintes: Jeter, Merede, Efer, Jalom. Merede casou-se com Bitia (uma princesa egípcia), que foi mãe de Miriã, de Samai e de Isbá (o antepassado de Estemoa). 18 A mulher de Estemoa foi uma judia, que se tornou a mãe de Jerede, de Heber e de Jecutiel, que foram respectivamente os antepassados dos gedonitas, dos socoitas e dos zanoaitas. 19 Hodias teve por mulher a irmã de Naã. Um dos seus filhos foi o pai de Queila, o garmite; e outro foi pai de Estemoa, o maacatita. 20 Os filhos de Simão são os seguintes: Amom, Rina, Bene-Hanã e Tilom. Foram filhos de Isi: Zoete e Bene-Zoete.

21/22 Os filhos de Sela, filho de Judá: Er (pai de Leca), Lada (pai de Maressa), as famílias dos operários do linho que trabalhavam em Bete-Asbéia; e ainda: Joquim, mais as famílias Cozeba, Joás, Sarafe (o qual foi chefe em Moabe antes de voltar para Leem). (Todos estes nomes foram obtidos através de registos muitos antigos.) 23 Estas famílias ficaram conhecidas por serem uns, oleiros, outros cultivadores de hortas e pomares; todos trabalhavam para o rei.

A descendência de Simeão

24 Os filhos de Simeão foram:

Nemuel, Jamim, Jaribe, Zerá e Saul. 25 O filho de Saul chamou-se Salum, o seu neto Mibsão e o seu bisneto Misma. 26 Os filhos de Misma incluiam Hamuel (pai de Zacur e avô de Simei). 27 Simei teve dezasseis filhos e seis filhas; no entanto nenhum dos seus irmãos teve grandes famílias — todos eles tiveram poucos filhos; menos, em todo o caso, do que era normal em Judá. 28/31 Habitaram em Berseba, em Molada, em Hazar-Sual, em Bila, em Ezem, em Tolade, em Betuel, em Horma, em Ziclague, em Bete-Marcabote, em Hazar-Susim, em Bete-Biri e em Saaraim. Estas foram as povoações que estiveram sob o seu controlo até ao tempo de David. 32/33 Os descendentes habitaram também em ou perto das seguintes localidades: Etã, Aim, Rimom, Toquem e Asã; algumas eram tão distantes que não ficavam muito longe de Baal. (Tudo isto está relatado nas suas genealogias.)

34/39 Estes são os nomes de alguns dos príncipes das prósperas famílias que peregrinaram até ao oriente do vale de Gedor, procurando melhores pastos para o seu gado: Mesobabe, Jamleque, Josa, Joel, Jeú, Elionai, Jaacobá, Jesoaías, Asaías, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaia, Ziza (o filho de Sifí, filho de Alom, filho de Jedaías, filho de Simri, filho de Samaías). 40/41 Acharam boas pastagens, terra espaçosa e fértil. Mas aquele zona pertencia aos descendentes de Cam. Por isso, durante o reinado de Ezequias, rei de Judá, esses príncipes, atrás nomeados, invadiram a terra e destruiram as tendas e as habitações dos descendentes de Cam; mataram os habitantes da terra e apoderaram-se da região. 42/43 Mais tarde, quinhentos destes invasores da tribo de Simeão foram para as montanhas de Seir. (Os seus líderes eram Pelatias, Nearias, Refaías, Uziel — todos filhos de Isi.) Destruíram os poucos que restavam ainda dos amalequitas, e ficaram lá a viver.