1 The sons of Levi;
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The
sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's
office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried
away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
17 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and
18 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron,
19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families
of the Levites according to their fathers.
20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir
23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul
25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and
Nahath his son,
27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son,
Uzza his son,
30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song
in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle
of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the
house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their
office according to their order.
33 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the
sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the
son of Shemuel,
34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel,
the son of Toah,
35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the
son of Amasai,
36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah,
the son of Zephaniah,
37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph,
the son of Korah,
38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the
son of Israel.
39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even
Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
44 And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand:
Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the
son of Levi.
48 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner
of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt
offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for
all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement
for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had
50 And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas
his son, Abishua his son,
51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles
in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the
Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs
thereof round about it.
56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they
gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely,
Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and
Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs:
60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs,
and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs.
All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
61 And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family
of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely,
out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
62 And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out
of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and
out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh
in Bashan, thirteen cities.
63 Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their
families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of
Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities
with their suburbs.
65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of
Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out
of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which
are called by their names.
66 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had
cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem
in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with
68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs,
69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs:
70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs,
and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of
the sons of Kohath.
71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of
the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs,
and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs,
Daberath with her suburbs,
73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and
Abdon with her suburbs,
75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with
her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with
77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of
the tribe of Zebulun. Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her
78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side
of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer
in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs,
and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
1 Now the sons
of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and
Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house,
to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations;
whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand
and six hundred.
3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;
Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief
4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their
fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand
men: for they had many wives and sons.
5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were
valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore
and seven thousand.
6 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three
7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth,
and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men
of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and
two thousand and thirty and four.
8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and
Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and
Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations,
heads of the house of the fathers, mighty men of valour, was
twenty thousand and two hundred.
10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;
Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and
Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers,
mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred
soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim,
the sons of Aher.
13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum,
the sons of Bilhah.
14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine
the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim,
whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second
was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called
his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and
his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead,
the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
19 And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi,
20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and
Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead,
whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because
they came down to take away their cattle.
22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren
came to comfort him.
23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare
a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with
24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Beth-horon the nether,
and the upper, and Uzzen-sherah.)
25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son,
and Tahan his son,
26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
27 Non his son, Jehoshua his son.
28 And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the
towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with
the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto
Gaza and the towns thereof:
29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean
and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns,
Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the
son of Israel.
30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah,
and Serah their sister.
31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father
32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua
33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.
These are the children of Japhlet.
34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and
Shelesh, and Amal.
36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri,
37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma and Shilshah, and Ithran, and
38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's
house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes.
And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt
to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.
1 Now Benjamin
begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the
2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the
fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to
7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat
Uzza, and Ahihud.
8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after
he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha,
10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads
of the fathers.
11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built
Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
13 Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of
the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of
14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief
men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's name
30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal,
31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their
brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan,
and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
34 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat
35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea,
36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son,
Azel his son:
38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru,
and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these
were the sons of Azel.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his firstborn,
Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers,
and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All
these are of the sons of Benjamin.
1 So all Israel
were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written
in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried
away to Babylon for their transgression.
2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions
in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites,
and the Nethinims.
3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri,
the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.
5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred
7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the
son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi,
the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the
son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred
and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in
the house of their fathers.
10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
11 And 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;
12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son
of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah,
the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers,
a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for
the work of the service of the house of God.
14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son
of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of
Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son
of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah,
that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were
porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son
of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the
Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the
gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host
of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in
time past, and the LORD was with him.
21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were
two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy
in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain
in their set office.
23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates
of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle,
24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west,
north, and south.
25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to
come after seven days from time to time with them.
26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their
set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the
house of God.
27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the
charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning
pertained to them.
28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels,
that they should bring them in and out by tale.
29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels,
and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour,
and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of
31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn
of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things
that were made in the pans.
32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites,
were over the shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
33 And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites,
who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed
in that work day and night.
34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout
their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's
name was Maachah:
36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal,
and Ner, and Nadab,
37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their
brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan,
and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal: and Merib-baal begat
41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea,
42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth,
and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son,
Azel his son.
44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru,
and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were
the sons of Azel.
1 Now the Philistines
fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before
the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his
sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua,
the sons of Saul.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit
him, and he was wounded of the archers.
4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust
me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse
me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid.
So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell
likewise on the sword, and died.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.
7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw
that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they
forsook their cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and
dwelt in them.
8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came
to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen
in mount Gilboa.
9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his
armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about,
to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.
10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened
his head in the temple of Dagon.
11 And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines
had done to Saul,
12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of
Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh,
and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven
13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against
the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not,
and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit,
to enquire of it;
14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and
turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.