The Sons of Israel
1Here are the names of the sons of Israel. Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, 2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, Asher.
The Family of Judah
The Family Line From Judah’s Sons to Hezron’s Sons
3 The sons of Judah were
Er, Onan and Shelah. A woman from Canaan had these three sons by him. She was the daughter of Shua.
Er was Judah’s oldest son. He was evil in the Lord’s sight. So the Lord put him to death.
4 Tamar was Judah’s daughter-in-law. She had Perez and Zerah by him.
The total number of Judah’s sons was five.
5 The sons of Perez were
Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah were
Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda. The total number of Zerah’s sons was five.
7 The son of Karmi was Achar.
He brought trouble on Israel. Some things that had been set apart to the Lord in a special way to be destroyed. He took some of those things. When he did that, he disobeyed the Lord’s command.
8 The son of Ethan was
9 Hezron was the father of
Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.
The Family Line of Ram
10 Ram was the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab was the father of Nahshon. Nahshon was the leader of the people of Judah.
11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
Salmon was the father of Boaz.
12 Boaz was the father of Obed.
And Obed was the father of Jesse.
13 Jesse’s first son was
Eliab. His second son was Abinadab.
The third was Shimea. 14 The fourth was Nethanel.
The fifth was Raddai. 15 The sixth was Ozem.
And the seventh was David.
16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.
Zeruiah’s three sons were Abishai, Joab and Asahel.
17 Abigail was the mother of Amasa. Amasa’s father was Jether. Jether belonged to the family line of Ishmael.
The Family Line of Caleb
18 Caleb was the son of Hezron. Caleb’s wife Azubah had children by him. Jerioth also had children by him. Azubah’s sons were
Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.
19 When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath. She had Hur by him.
20 Hur was the father of Uri. And Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21 When he was 60 years old, Hezron married the daughter of Makir. Makir was the father of Gilead. Hezron slept with his wife, and she had Segub by him.
22 Segub was the father of Jair. Jair controlled 23 towns in Gilead.
23 But Geshur and Aram captured Havvoth Jair. They also captured Kenath and the settlements around it. The total number of towns captured was 60.
Hezron, Segub and Jair belonged to the family line of Makir. Makir was the father of Gilead.
24 Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah. Abijah was Hezron’s wife. She had Ashhur by him. Ashhur was born after Hezron died. Ashhur was the father of Tekoa.
The Family Line of Jerahmeel
25 Here are the sons of Jerahmeel. He was the oldest son of Hezron.
Ram was Jerahmeel’s oldest son. Then came Bunah, Oren, Ozem and Ahijah. 26 Jerahmeel had another wife. Her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27 Here are the sons of Ram. He was the oldest son of Jerahmeel. The sons of Ram were
Maaz, Jamin and Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were
Shammai and Jada.
The sons of Shammai were
Nadab and Abishur. 29 Abishur’s wife was named Abihail. She had Ahban and Molid by him.
30 The sons of Nadab were
Seled and Appaim. Seled died without having any children.
31 The son of Appaim was
Ishi. Ishi was the father of Sheshan. Sheshan was the father of Ahlai.
32 The sons of Jada were
Jether and Jonathan. Jada was Shammai’s brother. Jether died without having any children.
33 The sons of Jonathan were
Peleth and Zaza.
They belonged to the family line of Jerahmeel.
34 Sheshan didn’t have any sons. All he had was daughters.
He had a servant from Egypt named Jarha. 35 Sheshan gave his daughter to be married to his servant Jarha. She had Attai by Jarha.
36 Attai was the father of Nathan.
Nathan was the father of Zabad.
37 Zabad was the father of Ephlal.
Ephlal was the father of Obed.
38 Obed was the father of Jehu.
Jehu was the father of Azariah.
39 Azariah was the father of Helez.
Helez was the father of Eleasah.
40 Eleasah was the father of Sismai.
Sismai was the father of Shallum.
41 Shallum was the father of Jekamiah.
And Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
The Family Groups of Caleb
42 Caleb was the brother of Jerahmeel.
Caleb’s oldest son was Mesha. Mesha was the father of Ziph.
Caleb had another son named Mareshah. Mareshah was the father of Hebron.
43 The sons of Hebron were
Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema.
44 Shema was the father of Raham.
Raham was the father of Jorkeam.
Rekem was the father of Shammai.
45 The son of Shammai was Maon.
Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
46 Caleb had a concubine named Ephah.
She was the mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez.
Haran was the father of Gazez.
47 The sons of Jahdai were
Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah and Shaaph.
48 Caleb had a concubine named Maakah.
She was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah.
49 She was also the mother of Shaaph and Sheva. Shaaph was the father of Madmannah. Sheva was the father of Makbenah and Gibea.
Caleb’s daughter was Aksah.
50 All of them belonged to the family line of Caleb.
Hur was the oldest son of Ephrathah.
Hur was the brother of Shobal. Shobal was the father of Kiriath Jearim. 51 Hur was the father of Salma. Salma was the father of Bethlehem. Hur was also the father of Hareph. Hareph was the father of Beth Gader.
52 Here is the family line of Shobal, the father of Kiriath Jearim. It included
Haroeh and half of the people of Manahath. 53 It also included the family groups of Kiriath Jearim. They were the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites and Mishraites. The people of Zorah and Eshtaol belonged to these family groups.
54 Here is the family line of Salma. It included
Bethlehem, the people of Netophah, Atroth Beth Joab, half of the people of Manahath, and the Zorites. 55 It also included the family groups of secretaries who lived at Jabez. They were the Tirathites, Shimeathites and Sucathites. They were the Kenites who belonged to the family line of Hammath. Hammath was the father of the family line of Rekab.