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The Descendants of Adam

1 1  Adam, Seth, Enosh; 2  Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3  Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech; 4  Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The Descendants of the Sons of Noah

5  The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. 6  And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz and Diphath and Togarmah. 7  And the sons of Javan: Elishah and Tarshish, Kittim and Rodanim. 8  The sons of Ham: Cush and Egypt, Put and Canaan. 9  And the sons of Cush: Seba and Havilah and Sabta and Raama and Sabteca. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. 10  And Cush was the father of Nimrod: he was the first to be a great man in the earth. 11  And Egypt was the father of the Ludim and the Anamim and the Lehabim and the Naphtuhim 12  And the Pathrusim and the Casluhim and the Caphtorim (from whom came the Philistines). 13  And Canaan was the father of Zidon, his oldest son, and Heth, 14  And the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite, 15  And the Hivite and the Arkite and the Sinite, 16  And the Arvadite and the Zemarite and the Hamathite. 17  The sons of Shem: Elam and Asshur and Arpachshad and Lud and Aram and Uz and Hul and Gether and Meshech. 18  And Arpachshad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah was the father of Eber. 19  And Eber had two sons: the name of the one was Peleg, because in his days a division was made of the earth; and his brother's name was Joktan. 20  And Joktan was the father of Almodad and Sheleph and Hazarmaveth and Jerah 21  And Hadoram and Uzal and Diklah 22  And Ebal and Abimael and Sheba 23  And Ophir and Havilah and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.

The Descendants of Shem

24  Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah, 25  Eber, Peleg, Reu, 26  Serug, Nahor, Terah, 27  Abram (that is Abraham).

The Descendants of Ishmael and Keturah

28  The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael. 29  These are their generations: the oldest son of Ishmael, Nebaioth; then Kedar and Adbeel and Mibsam, 30  Mishma and Dumah, Massa, Hadad and Tema, 31  Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of Ishmael. 32  And the sons of Keturah, Abraham's servant-wife: she was the mother of Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian and Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan: Sheba and Dedan. 33  And the sons of Midian: Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.

The Descendants of Esau

34  And Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac: Esau and Israel. 35  The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Reuel and Jeush and Jalam and Korah. 36  The sons of Eliphaz: Teman and Omar, Zephi and Gatam, Kenaz and Timna and Amalek. 37  The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. 38  And the sons of Seir: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. 39  And the sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam; and Timna was Lotan's sister. 40  The sons of Shobal: Alian and Manahath and Ebal, Shephi and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. 41  The sons of Anah: Dishon. And the sons of Dishon: Hamran and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran. 42  The sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 43  Now these are the kings who were ruling in the land of Edom, before there was any king over Israel: Bela, the son of Beor; his town was named Dinhabah. 44  At his death, Jobab, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, became king in his place. 45  At the death of Jobab, Husham, from the land of the Temanites, became king in his place. 46  And at the death of Husham, Hadad, the son of Bedad, who overcame Midian in the field of Moab, became king; his town was named Avith. 47  And at the death of Hadad, Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place. 48  And at the death of Samlah, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river became king in his place, 49  And at the death of Shaul, Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor, became king in his place. 50  And at the death of Baal-hanan, Hadad became king in his place; his town was named Pai, and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab. 51  And Hadad came to his end. Now the chiefs of Edom were: the chief of Timna, the chief of Aliah, the chief of Jetheth, 52  The chief of Oholibamah, the chief of Elah, the chief of Pinon, 53  The chief of Kenaz, the chief of Teman, the chief of Mibzar, 54  The chief of Magdiel, the chief of Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom.

The Sons of Israel

2 1  These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar and Zebulun; 2  Dan, Joseph and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.

The Descendants of Judah

3  The sons of Judah: Er and Onan and Shelah; these three were his sons by Bathshua, the Canaanite woman. And Er, Judah's oldest son, did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and he put him to death. 4  And Tamar, his daughter-in-law, had Perez and Zerah by him. All the sons of Judah were five. 5  The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. 6  And the sons of Zerah: Zimri and Ethan and Heman and Calcol and Dara; five of them. 7  And the sons of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who did wrong about the cursed thing. 8  And the son of Ethan: Azariah. 9  And the sons of Hezron, the offspring of his body: Jerahmeel and Ram and Chelubai. 10  And Ram was the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, chief of the children of Judah; 11  And Nahshon was the father of Salma, and Salma was the father of Boaz, 12  And Boaz was the father of Obed, and Obed was the father of Jesse, 13  And Jesse was the father of Eliab, his oldest son, and Abinadab, the second, and Shimea, the third, 14  Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth, 15  Ozem, the sixth, David, the seventh; 16  And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. And Zeruiah had three sons: Abishai and Joab and Asahel. 17  And Abigail was the mother of Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

18  And Caleb, the son of Hezron, had children by Azubah his wife, the daughter of Jerioth; and these were her sons: Jesher and Shobab and Ardon. 19  And after the death of Azubah, Caleb took as his wife Ephrath, who was the mother of Hur. 20  And Hur was the father of Uri; and Uri was the father of Bezalel. 21  And after that, Hezron had connection with the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, whom he took as his wife when he was sixty years old; and she had Segub by him. 22  And Segub was the father of Jair, who had twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead. 23  And Geshur and Aram took the tent-towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and the small places round it, even sixty towns. All these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead. 24  And after the death of Hezron, Caleb had connection with Ephrath, his father Hezron's wife, and she gave birth to his son Asshur, the father of Tekoa. 25  And the sons of Jerahmeel, the oldest son of Hezron, were Ram, the oldest, and Bunah and Oren and Ozem and Ahijah. 26  And Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah: she was the mother of Onam. 27  And the sons of Ram, the oldest son of Jerahmeel, were Maaz and Jamin and Eker. 28  And the sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada; and the sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur. 29  And the name of Abishur's wife was Abihail; and she had Ahban and Molid by him. 30  And the sons of Nadab: Seled and Appaim; but Seled came to his end without sons. 31  And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. And the sons of Ishi: Sheshan. And the sons of Sheshan: Ahlai. 32  And the sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether came to his end without sons. 33  And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel. 34  Now Sheshan had no sons, but only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, whose name was Jarha. 35  And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha, his servant, as a wife; and she had Attai by him. 36  And Attai was the father of Nathan, and Nathan was the father of Zabad, 37  And Zabad was the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal was the father of Obed, 38  And Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu was the father of Azariah, 39  And Azariah was the father of Helez, and Helez was the father of Eleasah, 40  And Eleasah was the father of Sismai, and Sismai was the father of Shallum, 41  And Shallum was the father of Jekamiah, and Jekamiah was the father of Elishama. 42  And the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mareshah, his oldest son, who was the father of Ziph and Hebron. 43  And the sons of Hebron: Korah and Tappuah and Rekem and Shema. 44  And Shema was the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam, and Rekem was the father of Shammai. 45  And the son of Shammai was Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur. 46  And Ephah, Caleb's servant-wife, had Haran and Moza and Gazez; and Haran was the father of Gazez. 47  And the sons of Jahdai: Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet and Ephah and Shaaph. 48  Maacah, Caleb's servant-wife, was the mother of Sheber and Tirhanah, 49  And Shaaph, the father of Madmannah, Sheva, the father of Machbena and the father of Gibea; and Caleb's daughter was Achsah. These were the sons of Caleb. 50  The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Ephrathah; Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, 51  Salma, the father of Beth-lehem, Hareph, the father of Beth-gader. 52  And Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, had sons: Haroeh, half of the Manahathites. 53  And the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites and the Puthites and the Shumathites and the Mishraites; from them came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites. 54  The sons of Salma: Beth-lehem and the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-Joab and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites. 55  And the families of scribes who were living at Jabez: the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. These are the Kenites, the offspring of Hammath, the father of the family of Rechab.

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