24 The l sons of Simeon were 1 Nemuel, Jamin, 2 Jarib, 3 Zerah, and Shaul, 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son. 26 And the sons of Mishma were Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, and Shimei his son. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, m nor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Judah. 28 They dwelt at Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual, 29 4 Bilhah, Ezem, 5 Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth Marcaboth, 6 Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 And their villages were 7 Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan - five cities - 33 and all the villages that were around these cities as far as 8 Baal. These were their dwelling places, and they maintained their genealogy:
34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah; 35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, and Benaiah; 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah - 38 these mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and their father's house increased greatly. 39 So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, quiet, and peaceful; for some Hamites formerly lived there. 41 These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and they n attacked 9 their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and o utterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks there. 42 Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they 10 defeated p the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have dwelt there to this day.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.