Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
from Judah, Nahshon
from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,
“Say this to King Rehoboam son of Solomon of Judah, and to all Judah and Benjamin, as well as the rest of the people,
“Say this to King Rehoboam son of Solomon of Judah and to all the Israelites in Judah and Benjamin,
Ephraim’s jealousy will end,
This is the land assigned to the tribe of Judah by its clans:
Going after them were Hoshaiah, half the leaders of Judah,
There was a young man from Bethlehem
He captured the fortified cities of Judah and marched against Jerusalem.
and the men of Judah gave
The Israelites fled from before the Judahite army,
Simeon’s assigned land was taken from Judah’s allotted portion, for Judah’s territory was too large for them; so Simeon was assigned land within Judah.
But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was evil in the Lord’s sight, so the Lord killed him.
These are the names of the men: from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh;
The Philistines went up and invaded
(Rehoboam continued to rule over the Israelites who lived in the cities of Judah.)
Judah was defeated by Israel, and each man ran back home.