1 The sons of Israel* were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,1
2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
3 Judah had three sons through Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Their names were Er, Onan, and Shelah. But the oldest son, Er, was a wicked man, so the LORD killed him.
4 Later Judah had twin sons through Tamar, his widowed daughter-in-law. Their names were Perez and Zerah. So Judah had five sons in all.
5 The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda*--five in all.2
7 Achan* son of Carmi, one of Zerah's descendants, brought disaster on Israel by taking plunder that had been set apart for the LORD.*3
8 The son of Ethan was Azariah.
9 The sons of Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.*4
10 Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, a leader of Judah.
11 Nahshon was the father of Salmon.* Salmon was the father of Boaz.5
12 Boaz was the father of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse.
13 Jesse's first son was Eliab, his second was Abinadab, his third was Shimea,
14 his fourth was Nethanel, his fifth was Raddai,
15 his sixth was Ozem, and his seventh was David.
16 Their sisters were named Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah had three sons named Abishai, Joab, and Asahel.
17 Abigail married a man named Jether, an Ishmaelite, and they had a son named Amasa.
18 Hezron's son Caleb had two wives named Azubah and Jerioth. Azubah's sons were named Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
19 After Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrathah,* and they had a son named Hur.6
20 Hur was the father of Uri. Uri was the father of Bezalel.
21 When Hezron was sixty years old, he married Gilead's sister, the daughter of Makir. They had a son named Segub.
22 Segub was the father of Jair, who ruled twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead.
23 (Later Geshur and Aram captured the Towns of Jair* and also took Kenath and its sixty surrounding villages.) All these were descendants of Makir, the father of Gilead.7
24 Soon after Hezron died in the town of Caleb-ephrathah, his wife Abijah gave birth to a son named Ashhur (the father of* Tekoa).8
25 The sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram (the oldest), Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel had a second wife named Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27 The sons of Ram, the oldest son of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29 The sons of Abishur and his wife Abihail were Ahban and Molid.
30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without children,
31 but Appaim had a son named Ishi. The son of Ishi was Sheshan. Sheshan had a descendant named Ahlai.
32 Shammai's brother, Jada, had two sons named Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without children,
33 but Jonathan had two sons named Peleth and Zaza. These were all descendants of Jerahmeel.
34 Sheshan had no sons, though he did have daughters. He also had an Egyptian servant named Jarha.
35 Sheshan gave one of his daughters to be the wife of Jarha, and they had a son named Attai.
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. Jekamiah was the father of Elishama.
42 The oldest son of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, was Mesha, the father of Ziph. Caleb's second son was Mareshah, the father of Hebron.*9
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's concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran was the father of Gazez.
47 The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Another of Caleb's concubines, Maacah, gave birth to Sheber and Tirhanah.