These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plantations and hedges; there they dwelt occupied in the king's work.
The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamim, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to the children of Judah.
And they dwelt at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual;
and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad;
and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag;
and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
And their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities;
and all their villages that were round about the same cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and they have their genealogy.
And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah;
and Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;
and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshoaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah;
and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.
And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they that dwelt there aforetime were of Ham.
And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the Meunim that were found there, and destroyed them utterly, unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; because there was pasture there for their flocks.
And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
And they smote the remnant of the Amalekites that escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.