4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou
wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and d
that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest
keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God
granted him that which he requested.
(d) It is to be understood that then he would accomplish
his vow which he made.
4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the e
father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
(e) The Lord of the valley where the artificers worked.
4:15 And the sons of Caleb the son of f Jephunneh; Iru, Elah,
and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
(f) Called also Esrom.
4:23 These [were] the potters, and those that dwelt among plants
and hedges: g there they dwelt with the king for his
(g) They were David's gardeners and served him in his works.
4:24 The sons of Simeon [were], Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah,
[and] h Shaul:
(h) His son Obed is omitted here.
4:28 And they dwelt at i Beersheba, and Moladah, and
(i) These cities belonged to Judah, (Jos 19:2), and
were given to the tribe of Simeon.
4:31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei, and
at Shaaraim. These [were] their cities unto the reign of
(k) Then David restored them to the tribe of Judah.
4:39 And they l went to the entrance of Gedor, [even] unto the
east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
(l) For the tribe of Simeon was so great in number, that in
the time of Hezekiah they sought new dwellings to
Gedor, which is in the tribe of Dan.
4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were m
escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.