1So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and behold, they are
written in the book of the kings of Israel: and Judah was carried away
captive to Babylon for their disobedience.
2Now the first inhabitants who
lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the
Levites, and the Nethinim.
3In Jerusalem lived of the children of Judah,
and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:
4Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of
Bani, of the children of Perez the son of Judah.
5Of the Shilonites:
Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
6Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and
their brothers, six hundred ninety.
7Of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the
son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah,
the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and
Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9and their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred
fifty-six. All these men were heads of fathers’ houses by their
10Of the priests: Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, Jachin,
11and Azariah 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;
12and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of
Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of
Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
brothers, heads of their fathers’ houses, one thousand seven hundred sixty;
very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of
Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and
Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph,
Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and
Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of
17The porters: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief),
waited in the king’s gate eastward: they were the porters for the
camp of the children of Levi.
19Shallum the son of Kore, the son of
Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his father’s house, the
Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of
the tent: and their fathers had been over the camp of Yahweh, keepers of the
20Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past,
and Yahweh was with him.
21Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was
porter of the door of the tent of meeting.
22All these who were chosen to
be porters in the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned
by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in
their office of trust.
23So they and their children had the oversight of
the gates of the house of Yahweh, even the house of the tent, by wards.
24On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and
25Their brothers, in their villages, were to come in every seven
days from time to time to be with them:
26for the four chief porters, who
were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over
the treasuries in the house of God.
27They lodged round about the house
of God, because the charge of it was on them; and to them pertained
the opening of it morning by morning.
28Certain of them had charge of the
vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were
these taken out.
29Some of them also were appointed over the furniture,
and over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the
wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30Some of the
sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices.
one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the
office of trust over the things that were baked in pans.
32Some of their
brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the show bread, to prepare
it every Sabbath.
33These are the singers, heads of fathers’
houses of the Levites, who lived in the chambers and
were free from other service; for they were employed in their
work day and night.
34These were heads of fathers’ houses of the
Levites, throughout their generations, chief men: these lived at Jerusalem.
35In Gibeon there lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name
36and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal,
and Ner, and Nadab,
37and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. They also lived with their
brothers in Jerusalem, over against their brothers.
39Ner became the
father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul; and Saul became the
father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
of Jonathan was Merib Baal; and Merib Baal became the father of Micah.
41The sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42Ahaz became the father of Jarah; and Jarah became the father of
Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza;
43and Moza became the father of Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his
son, Azel his son.
44Azel had six sons, whose names are these: Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the
sons of Azel.