7 Issachar had four sons: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.
2 Tola’s sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, and they were leaders of their families. In the family history of Tola’s descendants, twenty-two thousand six hundred men were listed as fighting men during the time David was king.
3 Uzzi’s son was Izrahiah.
Izrahiah’s sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were leaders. 4 Their family history shows they had thirty-six thousand men ready to serve in the army, because they had many wives and children.
5 The records of the family groups of Issachar show there were eighty-seven thousand fighting men.
6 Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Beker, and Jediael.
7 Bela had five sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, and they were leaders of their families. Their family history shows they had twenty-two thousand thirty-four fighting men.
8 Beker’s sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. They all were Beker’s sons. 9 Their family history listed the family leaders and twenty thousand two hundred fighting men.
10 Jediael’s son was Bilhan.
Bilhan’s sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were leaders of their families. They had seventeen thousand two hundred fighting men ready to serve in the army.
12 The Shuppites and Huppites were descendants of Ir, and the Hushites were descendants of Aher.
13 Naphtali’s sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. They were Bilhah’s grandsons.
14 These are Manasseh’s descendants. Manasseh had an Aramean slave woman, who was the mother of Asriel and Makir. Makir was Gilead’s father. 15 Makir took a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister was named Maacah. His second son was named Zelophehad, and he had only daughters. 16 Makir’s wife Maacah had a son whom she named Peresh. Peresh’s brother was named Sheresh. Sheresh’s sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17 Ulam’s son was Bedan.
These were the sons of Gilead, who was the son of Makir. Makir was Manasseh’s son. 18 Makir’s sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
20 These are the names of Ephraim’s descendants. Ephraim’s son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah’s son was Bered. Bered’s son was Tahath. Tahath’s son was Eleadah. Eleadah’s son was Tahath. 21 Tahath’s son was Zabad. Zabad’s son was Shuthelah.
Ezer and Elead went to Gath to steal cows and sheep and were killed by some men who grew up in that city. 22 Their father Ephraim cried for them many days, and his family came to comfort him. 23 Then he had sexual relations with his wife again. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son whom Ephraim named Beriah[a] because of the trouble that had happened to his family. 24 Ephraim’s daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower Beth Horon, Upper Beth Horon, and Uzzen Sheerah.
25 Rephah was Ephraim’s son. Resheph was Rephah’s son. Telah was Resheph’s son. Tahan was Telah’s son. 26 Ladan was Tahan’s son. Ammihud was Ladan’s son. Elishama was Ammihud’s son. 27 Nun was Elishama’s son, and Joshua was the son of Nun.
28 Ephraim’s descendants lived in these lands and towns: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran on the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it. These villages went all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh’s land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, and the villages near them. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns.
30 Asher’s sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah.
31 Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was Birzaith’s father.
32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33 Japhlet’s sons were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. They were Japhlet’s children.
34 Japhlet’s brother was Shomer. Shomer’s sons were Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.
35 Shomer’s brother was Hotham. Hotham’s sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36 Zophah’s sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.
38 Jether’s sons were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
39 Ulla’s sons were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
40 All these men were descendants of Asher and leaders of their families. They were powerful warriors and outstanding leaders. Their family history lists that they had twenty-six thousand soldiers ready to serve in the army.
- 7:23 Beriah This name sounds like the Hebrew word for “trouble.”