1The princes of the people lived in Jerusalem: the rest of the
people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy
city, and nine parts in the other cities.
2The people blessed all
the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell in Jerusalem.
these are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem: but in the
cities of Judah lived everyone in his possession in their cities, to
wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinim, and the
children of Solomon’s servants.
4In Jerusalem lived certain of the
children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah:
Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son
of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the children of Perez;
Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son
of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of the
6All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were four
hundred sixty-eight valiant men.
7These are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu
the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of
Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jeshaiah.
8After him Gabbai, Sallai, nine hundred twenty-eight.
9Joel the son
of Zichri was their overseer; and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second over
10Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin,
11Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the
son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God,
their brothers who did the work of the house, eight hundred twenty-two; and
Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of
Zechariah, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,
13and his brothers,
chiefs of fathers’ houses, two hundred forty-two; and Amashsai the
son of Azarel, the son of Ahzai, the son of Meshillemoth, the son of Immer,
14and their brothers, mighty men of valor, one hundred twenty-eight; and
their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of Haggedolim.
15Of the Levites:
Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the
son of Bunni;
16and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites,
who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;
Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the
chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among
his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of
18All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred
19Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers,
who kept watch at the gates, were one hundred seventy-two.
of Israel, of the priests, the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah,
everyone in his inheritance.
21But the Nethinim lived in Ophel: and Ziha
and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.
22The overseer also of the Levites at
Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of
Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the
business of the house of God.
23For there was a commandment from the king
concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day
24Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the children of Zerah the
son of Judah, was at the king’s hand in all matters concerning the people.
25As for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah
lived in Kiriath Arba and the towns of it, and in Dibon and the towns of it,
and in Jekabzeel and the villages of it,
26and in Jeshua, and in Moladah,
and Beth Pelet,
27and in Hazar Shual, and in Beersheba and the towns of
28and in Ziklag, and in Meconah and in the towns of it,
En Rimmon, and in Zorah, and in Jarmuth,
30Zanoah, Adullam, and their
villages, Lachish and the fields of it, Azekah and the towns of it. So they
encamped from Beersheba to the valley of Hinnom.
31The children of
Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija,
and at Bethel and the towns of it,
32at Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah,
33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim,
34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat,
Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
36Of the Levites, certain divisions in
Judah were joined to Benjamin.