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Issachar’s Descendants

7 Issachar had four sons. Their names were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron. 2Tola’s sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel. They were all leaders of their families. Those men and their descendants* were strong soldiers. Their families grew until by the time David was king, there were 22,600 men {ready for war}. 3Uzzi’s son was Izrahiah. Izrahiah’s sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were leaders of their families. 4Their family history shows they had 36,000 soldiers ready for war. They had a large family because they had many wives and children. 5The family history shows there were 87,000 strong soldiers in all the family groups of Issachar.

Benjamin’s Descendants

6Benjamin had three sons. Their names were Bela, Beker, and Jediael. 7Bela had five sons. Their names were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were leaders of their families. Their family history shows they had 22,034 soldiers. 8Beker’s sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. They all were Beker’s children. 9Their family history shows who the family leaders were. And their family history also shows they had 20,200 soldiers. 10Jediael’s son was Bilhan. Bilhan’s sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11All of Jediael’s sons were leaders of their families. They had 17,200 soldiers ready for war. 12The Shuppites and Huppites were the descendants of Ir. Hushim was the son of Aher.

Naphtali’s Descendants

13Naphtali’s sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. And these are the descendants of Bilhah.*

Manasseh’s Descendants

14These are Manasseh’s descendants: Manasseh’s Aramean woman servant* had a son named Asriel. … she bore Makir. Makir was Gilead’s father. 15Makir married a woman from the Huppite and Shuppite people. Makir’s sister was named Maacah. … The name of the second … was Zelophehad. Zelophehad had only daughters.* 16Makir’s wife Maacah had a son. Maacah named this son Peresh. Peresh’s brother was named Sheresh. Sheresh’s sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17Ulam’s son was Bedan. These were the descendants of Gilead. Gilead was Makir’s son. Makir was Manasseh’s son. 18Makir’s sister Hammoleketh* had Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19Shemida’s sons were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Ephraim’s Descendants

20These were the names of Ephraim’s descendants.* Ephraim’s son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah’s son was Bered. Bered’s son was Tahath. 21Tahath’s son was Eleadah. Eleadah’s son was Tahath. Tahath’s son was Zabad. Zabad’s son was Shuthelah. Some men that grew up in the city of Gath killed Ezer and Elead. This happened because Ezer and Elead went there to steal cattle and sheep from those men in Gath. 22Ephraim was the father of Ezer and Elead. He cried for many days because Ezer and Elead were dead. Ephraim’s family came to comfort him. 23Then Ephraim had sexual relations with his wife. Ephraim’s wife became pregnant and had a son. Ephraim named this new son Beriah* because something bad had happened to his family. 24Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. Sheerah built Lower Beth Horon and Upper Beth Horon and Lower Uzzen Sheerah and Upper Uzzen Sheerah. 25Rephah was Ephraim’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27Nun was Elishama’s son. Joshua was Nun’s son. 28These are the cities and lands where Ephraim’s descendants* lived: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran to the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it all the way to Ayyah and the villages near it. 29Along the borders of Manasseh’s land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, and the small towns near them. The descendants of Joseph lived in these towns. Joseph was the son of Israel.*

Asher’s Descendants

30Asher’s sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was named Serah. 31Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was Birzaith’s father. 32Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and of their sister Shua. 33Japhlet’s sons were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were Japhlet’s children. 34Shomer’s sons were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah,* and Aram. 35Shomer’s brother’s name was Helem. Helem’s sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36Zophah’s sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38Jether’s sons were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. 39Ulla’s sons were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40All these men were descendants* of Asher. They were leaders of their families. They were the best men. They were soldiers and great leaders. Their family history shows 26,000 soldiers ready for war.

descendants A person’s children and their future families. Bilhah Jacob’s woman servant and the mother of Dan and Naphtali. See Gen. 30:4-8. woman servant Or, “concubine,” a slave woman who was like a wife to a man. verses 14-15 There seems to a few words missing from the Hebrew, dating back evidently to the Chronicler’s sources. Hammoleketh Or, “The woman that ruled,” or “queen.” descendants A person’s children and their future families. Beriah This is like the Hebrew word meaning, “bad,” or “trouble.” Israel Another name for Jacob. See Gen. 32:28.  Jehubbah Or, “Hubbah.”

The Family History of King Saul

8 Benjamin was Bela’s father. Bela was Benjamin’s first son. Ashbel was Benjamin’s second son. Aharah was Benjamin’s third son. 2Nohah was Benjamin’s fourth son. And Rapha was Benjamin’s fifth son. 3–5Bela’s sons were Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram. 6–7These were the descendants* of Ehud. They were leaders of their families in Geba. They were forced to leave their homes and move to Manahath. Ehud’s descendants were Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. Gera forced them to leave their homes. Gera was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara in Moab. After he did this he had some children with another wife. 9–10Shaharaim had Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah with his wife Hodesh. They were leaders of their families. 11Shaharaim and Hushim had two sons named Abitub and Elpaal. 12–13Elpaal’s sons were Eber, Misham, Shemed, Beriah, and Shema. Shemed built the towns of Ono and Lod and the small towns around Lod. Beriah and Shema were the leaders of the families living in Aijalon. Those sons forced the people that lived in Gath to leave. 14Beriah’s sons were Shashak and Jeremoth, 15Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16Michael, Ishpah, and Joha. 17Elpaal’s sons were Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab. 19Shimei’s sons were Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi, 20Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath. 22Shashak’s sons were Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23Abdon, Zicri, Hanan, 24Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25Iphdeiah, and Penuel. 26Jeroham’s sons were Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zicri. 28All these men were leaders of their families. They were listed in their family histories as leaders. They lived in Jerusalem. 29{Jeiel was Gibeon’s father.} He lived in the town of Gibeon. Jeiel’s wife was named Maacah. 30Jeiel’s oldest son was Abdon. Other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 31Gedor, Ahio, Zeker, {and Mikloth}. 32Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. These sons also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem. 33Ner was Kish’s father. Kish was Saul’s father. And Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki Shua, Abinadab, and Esh Baal. 34Jonathan’s son was Merib Baal. Merib Baal was Micah’s father. 35Micah’s sons were Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. 36Ahaz was Jehoaddah’s father. Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was Moza’s father. 37Moza was Binea’s father. Raphah was Binea’s son. Eleasah was Raphah’s son. And Azel was Eleasah’s son. 38Azel had six sons. Their names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these sons were Azel’s children. 39Azel’s brother was Eshek. Eshek had some sons. These were Eshek’s sons: Ulam was Azel’s oldest son. Jeush was Eshek’s second son. Eliphelet was Eshek’s third son. 40Ulam’s sons were strong soldiers that were very good with bows and arrows. They had many sons and grandsons. In all, there were 150 sons and grandsons. All these men were descendants* of Benjamin.

descendants A person’s children and their future families.

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