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The Story So Far

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The First Book of the


THE books of First and Second Chronicles cover the same period of Jewish history
described in Second Samuel through Second Kings, but the perspective is
different. These books are no mere repetition of the same material, but rather form
a divine editorial on the history of God’s people.While Second Samuel and First
and Second Kings give a political history of Israel and Judah, First and Second
Chronicles present a religious history of the Davidic dynasty of Judah. The former
are written from a prophetic and moral viewpoint and the latter from a priestly and
spiritual perspective. The Book of First Chronicles begins with the royal line of
David and then traces the spiritual significance of David’s righteous reign.
The books of First and Second Chronicles were originally one continuous work
in the Hebrew. The title was Dibere Hayyamim, meaning “The Words [accounts,
events] of the Days.” The equivalent meaning today would be “The Events of the
Times.” Chronicles was divided into two parts in the third-century B.C. Greek
translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint). At that time it was given the
name Paraleipomenon. “Of Things Omitted,” referring to the things omitted from
Samuel and Kings. Some copies add the phrase, Basileon Iouda, “Concerning the
Kings of Judah.” The first book of Chronicles was called Paraleipomenon Primus,
“The First Book of Things Omitted.” The name “Chronicles” comes from Jerome
in his Latin Vulgate Bible (A.D. 385–405): Chronicorum Liber. He meant his title in
the sense of the “Chronicles of the Whole of Sacred History.”

The Family of Adam—Seth to Abraham


1 ADAM,a bSeth, Enosh,
2 Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared,
3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
4 aNoah,1 Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
5 aThe sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.
6 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, 1Diphath, and Togarmah.
7 The sons of Javan were Elishah, 1Tarshishah, Kittim, and 2Rodanim.
8 aThe sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
9 The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, 1Sabta, 2Raama, and Sabtecha. The sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.
10 Cush abegot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth.
11 Mizraim begot Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
12 Pathrusim, Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines and the aCaphtorim).
13 aCanaan begot Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth;
14 the Jebusite, the Amorite, and the Girgashite;
15 the Hivite, the Arkite, and the Sinite;
16 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
17 The sons of aShem were Elam, Asshur, bArphaxad, Lud, Aram, Uz, Hul, Gether, and 1Meshech.
18 Arphaxad begot Shelah, and Shelah begot Eber.

CHAPTER 1 References

1 aGen. 1:27;
2:7; 5:1, 2, 5
bGen. 4:25, 26;
4 aGen.
1So with MT,
Vg.; LXX
adds the sons
of Noah
5 aGen. 10:2–4
6 1Riphath,
Gen. 10:3
7 1Tarshish,
Gen. 10:4
Gen. 10:4
8 aGen. 10:6
9 1Sabtah,
Gen. 10:7
Gen. 10:7
10 aGen.
10:8–10, 13
12 aDeut. 2:23
13 aGen. 9:18,
25–27; 10:15
17 aGen.
11:10 bLuke
3:36 1Mash,
Gen. 10:23
19 1Lit. Division,
10:25 2Or land
20 aGen. 10:26
22 1Obal, Gen.
24 aLuke
25 aGen. 11:15
27 aGen. 17:5
28 aGen. 21:2, 3 bGen. 21:2 cGen. 16:11, 15
29 aGen. 25:13–16
30 1Hadar, Gen. 25:15
32 aGen. 25:1–4

19 To Eber were born two sons: the name of one was 1Peleg, for in his days the 2earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
20 aJoktan begot Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
22 1Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,
23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
24 aShem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
25 aEber, Peleg, Reu,
26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
27 and aAbram, who is Abraham.
28 aThe sons of Abraham were bIsaac and cIshmael.

The Family of Ishmael

29 These are their genealogies: The afirstborn of Ishmael was Nebajoth; then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, 1Hadad, Tema,
31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.

The Family of Keturah

32 Now athe sons born to Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
33 The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.

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The Family of Isaac

34 And aAbraham begot Isaac. bThe sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.
35 The sons of aEsau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jaalam, and Korah.
36 And the sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, 1Zephi, Gatam, and Kenaz; and by aTimna, Amalek.
37 The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

The Family of Seir

38 aThe sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.
39 And the sons of Lotan were Hori and 1Homam; Lotan’s sister was Timna.
40 The sons of Shobal were 1Alian, Manahath, Ebal, 2Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Ajah and Anah.
41 The son of Anah was aDishon. The sons of Dishon were 1Hamran, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
42 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and 1Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.

The Kings of Edom

43 Now these were the akings who reigned in the land of Edom before a king reigned over the children of Israel: Bela the son of Beor, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
44 And when Bela died, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place.
45 When Jobab died, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.
46 And when Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who 1attacked Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his place. The name of his city was Avith.
47 When Hadad died, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place.
48 aAnd when Samlah died, Saul of Rehoboth-by-the-River reigned in his place.
49 When Saul died, Baal-Hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.
50 And when Baal-Hanan died, 1Hadad reigned in his place; and the name of his city was 2Pai. His wife’s name was Mehetabel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
51 Hadad died also. And the chiefs of Edom were Chief Timnah, Chief 1Aliah, Chief Jetheth,
52 Chief Aholibamah, Chief Elah, Chief Pinon,
53 Chief Kenaz, Chief Teman, Chief Mibzar,
54 Chief Magdiel, and Chief Iram. These were the chiefs of Edom.

The Family of Israel


1 These were the asons of 1Israel: bReuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,

34 aGen. 21:2
bGen. 25:9, 25,
26, 29; 32:28
35 aGen.
36 aGen. 36:12
1Zepho, Gen.
38 aGen.
39 1Hemam or
Heman, Gen.
40 1Alvan,
Gen. 36:23
2Shepho, Gen.
41 aGen. 36:25
Gen. 36:26
42 1Akan,
Gen. 36:27
43 aGen.
46 1Lit. struck
48 aGen. 36:37
50 1Hadar,
Gen. 36:39
2Pau, Gen.
51 1Alvah,
Gen. 36:40

CHAPTER 2 References

1 aGen.
35:23, 26;
46:8–27 bGen.
29:32; 35:22
1Jacob, Gen.
3 aNum. 26:19
bGen. 38:2
cGen. 38:7
4 aGen. 38:6
bMatt. 1:3
5 aRuth 4:18
6 a1 Kin. 4:31
1Zabdi, Josh.
7:1 2Darda,
1 Kin. 4:31
7 a1 Chr. 4:1
bJosh. 6:18
1Achan, Josh.
7:1 2banned
or devoted
9 1Aram,
Matt. 1:3, 4
2Caleb, vv. 18,
10 aMatt. 1:4
bNum. 1:7; 2:3
11 1Salmon,
Ruth 4:21;
Luke 3:32
13 a1 Sam.
1 Sam. 16:9
15 a1 Sam.
16:10, 11;
16 a2 Sam.
17 1Jithra the
2 Sam. 17:25
19 a1 Chr. 2:50
1Lit. took to
himself 2Or
20 aEx. 31:2;
21 aNum. 27:1
22 aJudg. 10:3 1Reckoned to Manasseh
through the daughter of Machir, Num.
32:41; Deut. 3:14; 25:5, 6; 1 Kin. 4:13; 1 Chr.
23 aDeut. 3:14


2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

From Judah to David
3 The sons of aJudah were Er, Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him by the daughter of bShua, the Canaanitess. cEr, the firstborn of Judah, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; so He killed him.
4 And aTamar, his daughter-inlaw, bbore him Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
5 The sons of aPerez were Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah were 1Zimri, aEthan, Heman, Calcol, and 2Dara— five of them in all.
7 The son of aCarmi was 1Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the baccursed2 thing.
8 The son of Ethan was Azariah.
9 Also the sons of Hezron who were born to him were Jerahmeel, 1Ram, and 2Chelubai.
10 Ram abegot Amminadab, and Amminadab begot Nahshon, bleader of the children of Judah;
11 Nahshon begot 1Salma, and Salma begot Boaz;
12 Boaz begot Obed, and Obed begot Jesse;
13 aJesse begot Eliab his firstborn, Abinadab the second, 1Shimea the third,
14 Nethanel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
15 Ozem the sixth, and David the aseventh.
16 Now their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. aAnd the sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, Joab, and Asahel—three.
17 Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was 1Jether the Ishmaelite.

The Family of Hezron

18 Caleb the son of Hezron had children by Azubah, his wife, and by Jerioth. Now these were her sons: Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.
19 When Azubah died, Caleb 1took aEphrath2 as his wife, who bore him Hur.
20 And Hur begot Uri, and Uri begot aBezalel.
21 Now afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of aMachir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub.
22 Segub begot aJair,1 who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.
23 a(Geshur and Syria took from them the towns of Jair, with Kenath

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and its towns—sixty towns.) All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
24 After Hezron died in Caleb Ephrathah, Hezron’s wife Abijah bore him aAshhur the father of Tekoa.

The Family of Jerahmeel

25 The sons of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram, the firstborn, and Bunah, Oren, Ozem, and Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27 The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bore him Ahban and Molid.
30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim; Seled died without children.
31 The son of Appaim was Ishi, the son of Ishi was Sheshan, and aSheshan’s son was Ahlai.
32 The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan; Jether died without children.
33 The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
34 Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.
35 Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai.
36 Attai begot Nathan, and Nathan begot aZabad;
37 Zabad begot Ephlal, and Ephlal begot aObed;
38 Obed begot Jehu, and Jehu begot Azariah;
39 Azariah begot Helez, and Helez begot Eleasah;
40 Eleasah begot Sismai, and Sismai begot Shallum;
41 Shallum begot Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begot Elishama.

The Family of Caleb

42 The descendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha, his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
43 The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
44 Shema begot Raham the father of Jorkoam, and Rekem begot Shammai.
45 And the son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
46 Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore

24 a1 Chr. 4:5
31 a1 Chr. 2:34,
36 a1 Chr.
37 a2 Chr. 23:1
49 aJosh. 15:17
1Or Achsa
50 a1 Chr. 4:4
bJosh. 9:17;
1Ephrath, v.
52 1Reaiah,
1 Chr. 4:2 2Or
same as
v. 54
54 1Or
Ataroth of
the house of
55 aJudg. 1:16
b2 Kin. 10:15;
Jer. 35:2

CHAPTER 3 References

1 a2 Sam.
3:2–5 b1 Sam.
25:43 cJosh.
15:56 d1 Sam.
2 Sam. 3:3
2 a2 Sam.
13:37; 15:1
b1 Kin. 1:5
3 a2 Sam. 3:5
4 a2 Sam. 2:11
b2 Sam. 5:5
5 a1 Chr.
b2 Sam. 12:24,
25 1Shammua,
1 Chr.
14:4; 2 Sam.
2 Sam. 11:3
2 Sam. 11:3
6 1Elishua,
1 Chr. 14:5;
2 Sam. 5:15
1 Chr. 14:5
8 a2 Sam.
5:14–16 1Beeliada,
1 Chr.
9 a2 Sam. 13:1
10 a1 Kin.
11:43; Matt.
1:7–10 1Abijam,
1 Kin.

Haran, Moza, and Gazez; and Haran begot Gazez.
47 And the sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Maachah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah and the father of Gibea. And the daughter of Caleb was aAchsah.1
50 These were the descendants of Caleb: The sons of aHur, the firstborn of 1Ephrathah, were Shobal the father of bKirjath Jearim,
51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph the father of Beth Gader.
52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath Jearim had descendants: 1Haroeh, and half of the 2families of Manuhoth.
53 The families of Kirjath Jearim were the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
54 The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, 1Atroth Beth Joab, half of the Manahethites, and the Zorites.
55 And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Suchathites. These were the aKenites who came from Hammath, the father of the house of bRechab.

The Family of David


1 Now these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: The firstborn was aAmnon, by bAhinoam the cJezreelitess; the second, 1Daniel, by dAbigail the Carmelitess;
2 the third, aAbsalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, bAdonijah the son of Haggith;
3 the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife aEglah.
4 These six were born to him in Hebron. aThere he reigned seven years and six months, and bin Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years.
5 aAnd these were born to him in Jerusalem: 1Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and bSolomon—four by 2Bathshua the daughter of 3Ammiel.
6 Also there were Ibhar, 1Elishama, 2Eliphelet,
7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
8 Elishama, 1Eliada, and Eliphelet— anine in all.
9 These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and aTamar their sister.

The Family of Solomon

10 Solomon’s son was aRehoboam; 1Abijah was his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,

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11 1Joram his son, 2Ahaziah his son, 3Joash his son,
12 Amaziah his son, 1Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
14 Amon his son, and Josiah his son.
15 The sons of Josiah were Johanan the firstborn, the second 1Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, and the fourth 2Shallum.
16 The sons of aJehoiakim were 1Jeconiah his son and 2Zedekiah his son.

The Family of Jeconiah

17 And the sons of 1Jeconiah 2were Assir, Shealtiel ahis son,
18 and Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam, Hananiah, Shelomith their sister,
20 and Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, and Jushab-Hesed—five in all.
21 The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, and the sons of Shechaniah.
22 The son of Shechaniah was Shemaiah. The sons of Shemaiah were aHattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, and Shaphat—six in all.
23 The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hezekiah, and Azrikam—three in all.
24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani— seven in all.

The Family of Judah


1 The sons of Judah were aPerez, Hezron, 1Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
2 And 1Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath, and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites.
3 These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi;
4 and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the sons of aHur, the firstborn of Ephrathah the father of Bethlehem.
5 And aAshhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan;
8 and Koz begot Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

11 1Jehoram,
2 Kin. 1:17; 8:16
2Or Azariah or
2 Kin. 12:1
12 1Uzziah, Is.
15 1Eliakim,
2 Kin. 23:34
2 Kin. 23:31
16 aMatt. 1:11
2 Kin. 24:8, or
Coniah, Jer.
2 Kin. 24:17
17 aMatt. 1:12
2 Kin. 24:8, or
Coniah, Jer.
22:24 2Or the
captive were
22 aEzra 8:2

CHAPTER 4 References

1 aGen. 38:29;
46:12 1Chelubai,
1 Chr. 2:9 or
Caleb, 1 Chr.
2 1Haroeh,
1 Chr. 2:52
4 aEx. 31:2;
1 Chr. 2:50
5 a1 Chr. 2:24
9 aGen. 34:19
1Lit. He Will
Cause Pain
10 1border
11 aGen.
12 1Lit. City of
13 aJosh.
15:17; Judg.
3:9, 11 1LXX,
Vg. add and
14 aNeh. 11:35
1Lit. Valley of
15 aJosh. 14:6,
14; 15:13,
17; 1 Chr. 6:56
1Or Uknaz
17 1Lit. she
18 1Or His
Judean wife
19 a2 Kin.
21 aGen. 38:11,
14 bGen.
38:1–5; 46:12
22 1Lit. words
23 1Lit. Plants
2Lit. Hedges
24 aNum.
1Jemuel, Gen.
46:10; Ex.
6:15; Num.
26:12 2Jachin,
Gen. 46:10;
Num. 26:12
3Zohar, Gen.
46:10; Ex.


9 Now Jabez was amore honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name 1Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”
10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my 1territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
11 Chelub the brother of aShuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12 And Eshton begot Beth-Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of 1Ir-Nahash. These were the men of Rechah.
13 The sons of Kenaz were aOthniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel were 1Hathath,
14 and Meonothai who begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab the father of aGe Harashim,1 for they were craftsmen.
15 The sons of aCaleb the son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah was 1Kenaz.
16 The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17 The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. And 1Mered’s wife bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
18 (1His wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.) And these were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.
19 The sons of Hodiah’s wife, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and of Eshtemoa the aMaachathite.
20 And the sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.
21 The sons of aShelah bthe son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea;
22 also Jokim, the men of Chozeba, and Joash; Saraph, who ruled in Moab, and Jashubi-Lehem. Now the 1records are ancient.
23 These were the potters and those who dwell at 1Netaim and 2Gederah; there they dwelt with the king for his work.

The Family of Simeon

24 The asons of Simeon were 1Nemuel, Jamin, 2Jarib, 3Zerah, and Shaul,
25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.
26 And the sons of Mishma were Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, and Shimei his son.

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27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, anor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Judah.
28 They dwelt at Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,
29 1Bilhah, Ezem, 2Tolad,
30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31 Beth Marcaboth, 1Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.
32 And their villages were 1Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan— five cities—
33 and all the villages that were around these cities as far as 1Baal. These were their dwelling places, and they maintained their genealogy:
34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah;
35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;
36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, and Benaiah;
37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah—
38 these mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and their father’s house increased greatly.
39 So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
40 And they found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, quiet, and peaceful; for some Hamites formerly lived there.
41 These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and they aattacked1 their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and butterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks there.
42 Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
43 And they 1defeated athe rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. They have dwelt there to this day.

The Family of Reuben


1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel—ahe was indeed the firstborn, but because he bdefiled his father’s bed, chis birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright;
2 yet aJudah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a bruler, although 1the birthright was Joseph’s—

27 aNum. 2:9
29 1Balah,
Josh. 19:3
Josh. 19:4
31 1Hazar
Susah, Josh.
32 1Ether,
Josh. 19:7
33 1Baalath
Beer, Josh.
41 a2 Kin. 18:8
b2 Kin. 19:11
1Lit. struck
43 aEx. 17:14;
1 Sam. 15:8;
30:17 1Lit.

CHAPTER 5 References

1 aGen. 29:32;
49:3 bGen.
35:22; 49:4
48:15, 22
2 aGen. 49:8,
10; Ps. 60:7;
108:8 bMic.
5:2; Matt. 2:6
1the right of
the firstborn
3 aGen 46:9;
Ex. 6:14;
Num. 26:5
6 a2 Kin. 18:11
1Heb. Tilgath-
7 a1 Chr. 5:17
8 aNum. 32:34;
Josh. 12:2;
13:15, 16
9 aJosh. 22:8,
9 1beginning
10 aGen. 25:12
11 aNum.
bJosh. 13:11,
24–28 cDeut.
16 a1 Chr.
27:29; Song
2:1; Is. 35:2;
65:10 1open
17 a2 Kin.
15:5, 32
b2 Kin. 14:16,
19 aGen. 25:15;
1 Chr. 1:31
20 a[1 Chr.
5:22] b2 Chr.
14:11–13 cPs.
9:10; 20:7, 8;
22:4, 5 1Lit.
was entreated

3 the sons of aReuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,
6 and Beerah his son, whom 1Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria acarried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites.
7 And his brethren by their families, awhen the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
8 and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in aAroer, as far as Nebo and Baal Meon.
9 Eastward they settled as far as the 1entrance of the wilderness this side of the River Euphrates, because their cattle had 2multiplied ain the land of Gilead.
10 Now in the days of Saul they made war awith the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead.

The Family of Gad

11 And the achildren of Gad dwelt next to them in the land of bBashan as far as cSalcah:
12 Joel was the chief, Shapham the next, then Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan,
13 and their brethren of their father’s house: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jachan, Zia, and Eber—seven in all.
14 These were the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was chief of their father’s house.
16 And the Gadites dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its villages, and in all the 1common-lands of aSharon within their borders.
17 All these were registered by genealogies in the days of aJotham king of Judah, and in the days of bJeroboam king of Israel.
18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow, and skillful in war, who went to war.
19 They made war with the Hagrites, aJetur, Naphish, and Nodab.
20 And athey were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they bcried out to God in the battle. He 1heeded their prayer, because they cput their trust in Him.

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21 Then they took away their livestock— fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys—also one hundred thousand of their men;
22 for many fell dead, because the war awas God’s. And they dwelt in their place until bthe captivity.

The Family of Manasseh (East)

23 So the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land. Their numbers increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon, that is, to aSenir, or Mount Hermon.
24 These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of their fathers’ houses.
25 And they were unfaithful to the God of their fathers, and aplayed the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.
26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of aPul king of Assyria, that is, bTiglath-Pileser1 king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to cHalah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan to this day.

The Family of Levi


1 The sons of Levi were aGershon, 1 Kohath, and Merari.
2 The sons of Kohath were Amram, aIzhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
3 The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron were aNadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar begot Phinehas, and Phinehas begot Abishua;
5 Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi;
6 Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth;
7 Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub;
8 aAhitub begot bZadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz;
9 Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan;
10 Johanan begot Azariah (it was he awho ministered as priest in the btemple1 that Solomon built in Jerusalem);
11 aAzariah begot bAmariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub;
12 Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot 1Shallum;
13 Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah;
14 Azariah begot aSeraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak.
15 Jehozadak went into captivity awhen the LORD carried Judah and Jerusalem into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

22 a[Josh.
23:10; 2 Chr.
32:8; Rom.
8:31] b2 Kin.
15:29; 17:6
23 aDeut. 3:9
25 a2 Kin. 17:7
26 a2 Kin.
15:19 b2 Kin.
15:29 c2 Kin.
17:6; 18:11
1Heb. Tilgath-

CHAPTER 6 References

1 aGen. 46:11;
Ex. 6:16;
Num. 26:57;
1 Chr. 23:6
1Or Gershom,
v. 16
2 a1 Chr.
6:18, 22
3 aLev. 10:1, 2
8 a2 Sam. 8:17
b2 Sam. 15:27
10 a2 Chr.
26:17, 18
b1 Kin. 6:1;
2 Chr. 3:1 1Lit.
11 aEzra 7:3
b2 Chr. 19:11
12 1Meshullam,
1 Chr.
14 a2 Kin.
Neh. 11:11
15 a2 Kin.
16 aGen. 46:11;
Ex. 6:16 1Heb.
Gershom, an
spelling for
Gershon, vv.
1, 17, 20, 43,
62, 71
20 a1 Chr. 6:42
21 1Ethan, v.
42 2Adaiah, v.
41 3Ethni, v.
22 aNum. 16:1
1Izhar, vv. 2,
25 a1 Chr.
6:35, 36
26 1Zuph, v.
35; 1 Sam. 1:1
2Toah, v. 34
27 1Eliel, v. 34
28 1So with
LXX, Syr.,
Arab.; cf. v. 33
and 1 Sam.
8:2 2Heb.
31 a1 Chr.
15:16–22, 27;
b2 Sam. 6:17;
1 Kin. 8:4;
1 Chr.
33 aNum. 26:57
1Lit. stood
34 1Elihu,
1 Sam. 1:1
2Tohu, 1 Sam.
37 aEx. 6:24
39 a2 Chr. 5:12


16 The sons of Levi were aGershon, 1 Kohath, and Merari.
17 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei.
18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers:
20 Of Gershon were Libni his son, Jahath his son, aZimmah his son,
21 1Joah his son, 2Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and 3Jeatherai his son.
22 The sons of Kohath were 1Amminadab his son, aKorah his son, Assir his son,
23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,
24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
25 The sons of Elkanah were aAmasai and Ahimoth.
26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were 1Zophai his son, 2Nahath his son,
27 1Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son.
28 The sons of Samuel were 1Joel the firstborn, and Abijah 2the second.
29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.

Musicians in the House of the LORD

31 Now these are athe men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the bark came to rest.
32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they served in their office according to their order.
33 And these are the ones who 1ministered with their sons: Of the sons of the aKohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of 1Eliel, the son of 2Toah,
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 aEbiasaph, 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 aAsaph, who stood at his right hand, was Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,

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41 the son of aEthni, 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 Gershon, the son of Levi.
44 Their brethren, the sons of Merari, on the left hand, were 1Ethan the son of 2Kishi, 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 And their brethren, the Levites, were appointed to every akind of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

The Family of Aaron

49 aBut Aaron and his sons offered sacrifices bon the altar of burnt offering and con the altar of incense, for all the work of the Most Holy Place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
50 Now these are the asons 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, and Ahimaaz his son.

Dwelling Places of the Levites

54 aNow these are their dwelling places throughout their settlements in their territory, for they were given by lot to the sons of Aaron, of the family of the Kohathites:
55 aThey gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, with its surrounding 1common-lands.
56 aBut the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
57 And ato the sons of Aaron they gave one of the cities of refuge, Hebron; also Libnah with its common- lands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its common-lands,
58 1Hilen with its common-lands, Debir with its common-lands,
59 1Ashan with its common-lands, and Beth Shemesh with its common- lands.
60 And from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its common-lands, 1Alemeth with its common-lands, and Anathoth with its commonlands. All their cities among their families were thirteen.
61 aTo the rest of the family of the tribe of the Kohathites they gave bby lot ten cities from half the tribe of Manasseh.

41 a1 Chr. 6:21
44 1Jeduthun,
1 Chr. 9:16;
25:1, 3, 6;
2 Chr. 35:15;
Ps. 62:title 2Or
48 a1 Chr.
49 aEx. 28:1;
[Num. 18:1–8] bLev. 1:8, 9
cEx. 30:7
50 a1 Chr.
6:4–8; Ezra
54 aJosh. 21
55 aJosh.
14:13; 21:11,
12 1open
56 aJosh.
14:13; 15:13
57 aJosh.
21:13, 19
58 1Holon,
Josh. 21:15
59 1Ain, Josh.
60 1Almon,
Josh. 21:18
61 a1 Chr.
6:66–70 bJosh.
63 aJosh. 21:7,
64 1open lands
66 a1 Chr. 6:61
67 aJosh. 21:21
68 aJosh. 21:22
71 1Beeshterah,
72 1Kishon,
Josh. 21:28
77 1Heb. Rimmono,
spelling of
1 Chr. 4:32

62 And to the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave thirteen cities from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave atwelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun.
64 So the children of Israel gave these cities with their 1commonlands to the Levites.
65 And they gave by lot from the tribe of the children of Judah, from the tribe of the children of Simeon, and from the tribe of the children of Benjamin these cities which are called by their names.
66 Now asome of the families of the sons of Kohath were given cities as their territory from the tribe of Ephraim.
67 aAnd they gave them one of the cities of refuge, Shechem with its common-lands, in the mountains of Ephraim, also Gezer with its common- lands,
68 aJokmeam with its commonlands, Beth Horon with its commonlands,
69 Aijalon with its common-lands, and Gath Rimmon with its commonlands.
70 And from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its commonlands and Bileam with its commonlands, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.
71 From the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh the sons of Gershon were given Golan in Bashan with its common-lands and 1Ashtaroth with its common-lands.
72 And from the tribe of Issachar: 1Kedesh with its common-lands, Daberath with its common-lands,
73 Ramoth with its commonlands, and Anem with its commonlands.
74 And from the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its common-lands, Abdon with its common-lands,
75 Hukok with its common-lands, and Rehob with its common-lands.
76 And from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its commonlands, Hammon with its commonlands, and Kirjathaim with its common- lands.
77 From the tribe of Zebulun the rest of the children of Merari were given 1Rimmon with its commonlands and Tabor with its commonlands.
78 And on the other side of the Jordan, across from Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, they were given from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its common-lands, Jahzah with its common-lands,
79 Kedemoth with its common-

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lands, and Mephaath with its common- lands.
80 And from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its commonlands, Mahanaim with its commonlands,
81 Heshbon with its common-lands, and Jazer with its common-lands.

The Family of Issachar


1 The sons of Issachar were aTola, 1Puah, 2Jashub, and Shimron— four in all.
2 The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations; atheir number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred.
3 The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah, and the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah. All five of them were chief men.
4 And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, were thirty-six thousand troops ready for war; for they had many wives and sons.
5 Now their brethren among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, listed by their genealogies, eighty-seven thousand in all.

The Family of Benjamin

6 The sons of aBenjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.
7 The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five in all. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor.
8 The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jerimoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Becher.
9 And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor.
10 The son of Jediael was Bilhan, and the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
11 All these sons of Jediael were heads of their fathers’ houses; there were seventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war and battle.
12 1Shuppim and 2Huppim were the sons of 3Ir, and Hushim was the son of 4Aher.

The Family of Naphtali

13 The asons of Naphtali were 1Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and 2Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

CHAPTER 7 References

1 aNum.
1Puvah, Gen.
46:13 2Job,
Gen. 46:13
2 a2 Sam.
24:1–9; 1 Chr.
6 aGen. 46:21;
1 Chr. 8:1
12 1Shupham,
Num. 26:39
Num. 26:39
3Iri, v. 7 4Ahiram,
13 aNum.
1Jahzeel, Gen.
2Shillem, Gen.
14 aNum.
b1 Chr. 2:21
15 aNum.
26:30–33; 27:1
1Hupham, v.
12; Num.
2Shupham, v.
12; Num.
26:39 3Lit. the
17 a1 Sam.
18 1Jeezer,
Num. 26:30
20 aNum.
23 1Lit. In
24 aJosh. 16:3,
5; 2 Chr. 8:5
26 aNum.
27 aEx. 17:9,
14; 24:13;
33:11 1Heb.
28 aJosh.
Josh. 16:7
2Many Heb.
mss., Bg.,
LXX, Tg.,Vg.
29 aGen. 41:51;
Josh. 17:7
bJosh. 17:11
30 aGen.
46:17; Num.
31 1Or Birzavith
or Birzoth


The Family of Manasseh (West)

14 The adescendants of Manasseh: his Syrian concubine bore him bMachir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriel.
15 Machir took as his wife the sister of 1Huppim and 2Shuppim, whose name was Maachah. The name of Gilead’s 3grandson was aZelophehad, but Zelophehad begot only daughters.
16 (Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17 The son of Ulam was aBedan.) These were the descendants of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, 1Abiezer, and Mahlah.
19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

The Family of Ephraim

20 aThe sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eladah his son, Tahath his son,
21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath who were born in that land killed them because they came down to take away their cattle.
22 Then 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 bore a son; and he called his name 1Beriah, because tragedy had come upon his house.
24 Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper aBeth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah;
25 and Rephah was his son, as well as Resheph, and Telah his son, Tahan his son,
26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, aElishama his son,
27 1Nun his son, and aJoshua his son.
28 Now their apossessions and dwelling places were Bethel and its towns: to the east 1Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as 2Ayyah and its towns;
29 and by the borders of the children of aManasseh were Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, bMegiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph, the son of Israel.

The Family of Asher

30 aThe sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
31 The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of 1Birzaith.
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1Shomer, 2Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33 The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the children of Japhlet.
34 The sons of aShemer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35 And the sons of his brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36 The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah,
37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, 1Jithran, and Beera.
38 The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
39 The sons of Ulla were Arah, Haniel, and Rizia.
40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand.

The Family Tree of King Saul of Benjamin


1 Now Benjamin begot aBela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, 1Aharah the third,
2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3 The sons of Bela were 1Addar, Gera, Abihud,
4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,
5 Gera, 1Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 These are the sons of Ehud, who were the heads of the fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of aGeba, and who forced them to move to bManahath:
7 Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera who forced them to move. He begot Uzza and Ahihud.
8 Also Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.
9 By Hodesh his wife he begot Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,
10 Jeuz, Sachiah, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of their fathers’ houses.
11 And by Hushim he begot Abitub and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns;
13 and Beriah and aShema, who were heads of their fathers’ houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath.
14 Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth,
15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
16 Michael, Ispah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,
18 Ishmerai, Jizliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi,
20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,

32 1Shemer,
1 Chr. 7:34
1 Chr. 7:35
34 a1 Chr. 7:32
37 1Jether, v.

CHAPTER 8 References

1 aGen. 46:21;
Num. 26:38;
1 Chr. 7:6
Num. 26:38
3 1Ard, Num.
5 1Shupham,
Num. 26:39,
or Shuppim,
1 Chr. 7:12
6 a1 Chr. 6:60
b1 Chr. 2:52
13 a1 Chr. 8:21
21 1Shema,
1 Chr. 7:13
29 a1 Chr.
9:35–38 1Jeiel,
1 Chr. 9:35
31 1Zechariah,
1 Chr. 9:37
32 1Shimeam,
1 Chr. 9:38
2Lit. opposite
33 a1 Sam.
14:51 1Also
the son of
Gibeon, 1 Chr.
9:36, 39
1 Sam. 14:49
2 Sam. 2:8
34 a2 Sam.
9:12 1Mephibosheth,
2 Sam. 4:4
35 1Tahrea,
1 Chr. 9:41
36 1Jarah,
1 Chr. 9:42
37 1Raphaiah,
1 Chr. 9:43

CHAPTER 9 References

1 aEzra 2:59
2 aEzra 2:70;
Neh. 7:73
bEzra 2:43;
3 aNeh. 11:1, 2

21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of 1Shimei.
22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan,
24 Hananiah, Elam, Antothijah,
25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
26 Shamsherai, Shehariah,Athaliah,
27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham.
28 These were heads of the fathers’ houses by their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
29 Now 1the father of Gibeon, whose awife’s name was Maacah, dwelt at Gibeon.
30 And his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab,
31 Gedor, Ahio, 1Zecher,
32 and Mikloth, who begot 1Shimeah. They also dwelt 2alongside their 3relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren.
33 aNer1 begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, 2Abinadab, and 3Esh- Baal.
34 The son of Jonathan was 1Merib- Baal, and Merib-Baal begot aMicah.
35 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, 1Tarea, and Ahaz.
36 And Ahaz begot 1Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza.
37 Moza begot Binea, 1Raphah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.
38 Azel had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
40 The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valorarchers. They had many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty in all. These were all sons of Benjamin.


1 So aall Israel was 1recorded by genealogies, and indeed, they were inscribed in the book of the kings of Israel. But Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.
2 aAnd the first inhabitants who dwelt in their possessions in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and bthe Nethinim.

Dwellers in Jerusalem

3 Now in aJerusalem the children of Judah dwelt, and some 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 descendants of Perez, the son of Judah.
5 Of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.

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6 Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and their brethren—six hundred and ninety.
7 Of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah;
8 Ibneiah the son of Jeroham; Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri; Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9 and their brethren, according to their generations—nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were heads of a father’s house in their fathers’ houses.

The Priests at Jerusalem

10 aOf the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jachin;
11 1Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the aofficer over the house of God;
12 Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah; Maasai 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 their fathers’ houses—one thousand seven hundred and sixty. They were 1very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

The Levites at Jerusalem

14 Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15 Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of aZichri, the son of Asaph;
16 aObadiah the son of bShemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

The Levite Gatekeepers

17 And the gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum was the chief.
18 Until then they had been gatekeepers for the camps of the children of Levi at the King’s Gate on the east.
19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, from his father’s house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, 1gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of the LORD.
20 And aPhinehas the son of Eleazar had been the officer over them in time past; the LORD was with him.
21 aZechariah the son of Meshelemiah was 1keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
22 All those chosen as gatekeepers

10 aNeh.
11 a2 Chr.
31:13; Jer.
20:1 1Seraiah,
Neh. 11:11
13 1Lit. mighty
men of
15 aNeh. 11:17
16 aNeh. 11:17
bNeh. 11:17
19 1Lit. thresholds
20 aNum.
25:6–13; 31:6
21 a1 Chr.
26:2, 14 1gatekeeper
22 a1 Chr.
26:1, 2
b1 Sam. 9:9
25 a2 Kin.
11:4–7; 2 Chr.
27 a1 Chr.
23:30–32 1the
watch was
committed to
29 a1 Chr.
30 aEx.
31 aLev. 2:5;
32 aLev. 24:5–8
33 a1 Chr.
6:31; 25:1
35 a1 Chr.
37 1Zecher,
1 Chr. 8:31
38 1Shimeah,
1 Chr. 8:32
39 a1 Chr.

were two hundred and twelve. aThey were recorded by their genealogy, in their villages. David and Samuel bthe seer had appointed them to their trusted office.
23 So they and their children were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, the house of the tabernacle, by assignment.
24 The gatekeepers were assigned to the four directions: the east, west, north, and south.
25 And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time afor seven days.
26 For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
27 And they lodged all around the house of God because 1they had the aresponsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

Other Levite Responsibilities

28 Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count.
29 Some of them were appointed over the furnishings and over all the implements of the sanctuary, and over the afine flour and the wine and the oil and the incense and the spices.
30 And some of the sons of the priests made athe ointment of the spices.
31 Mattithiah of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the trusted office aover the things that were baked in the pans.
32 And some of their brethren of the sons of the Kohathites awere in charge of preparing the showbread for every Sabbath.
33 These are athe singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.
34 These heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites were heads throughout their generations. They dwelt at Jerusalem.

The Family of King Saul

35 Jeiel the father of Gibeon,whose wife’s name was aMaacah, dwelt at Gibeon.
36 His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
37 Gedor, Ahio, 1Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth begot 1Shimeam. They also dwelt alongside their relatives in Jerusalem, with their brethren.
39 aNer begot Kish, Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.

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40 The son of Jonathan was Merib- Baal, and Merib-Baal begot Micah.
41 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, 1Tahrea, aand2 Ahaz.
42 And Ahaz begot 1Jarah; Jarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza;
43 Moza begot Binea, 1Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.
44 And Azel had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.

Tragic End of Saul and His Sons


1 Now athe Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.
2 Then the Philistines followed hard after Saul and his sons. And the Philistines killed Jonathan, 1Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul’s sons.
3 The battle became fierce against Saul. The archers hit him, and he was wounded by the archers.
4 Then Saul said to his armorbearer, “Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised men come and abuse me.” But his armorbearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword and fell on it.
5 And when his armorbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword and died.
6 So Saul and his three sons died, and all his house died together.
7 And when all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; then the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
8 So it happened the next day, when the Philistines came to 1strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.
9 And they stripped him and took his head and his armor, and sent word throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among the people.
10 aThen they put his armor in the 1temple 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 all the avaliant men arose and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons; and they brought them to bJabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
13 So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had 1committed against the LORD, abecause he did not keep the word of the LORD, and also

41 a1 Chr. 8:35
1Tarea, 1 Chr.
8:35 2So with
Arab., Syr.,
Tg.,Vg. (cf.
8:35); MT,
LXX omit and
42 1Jehoaddah,
1 Chr.
43 1Raphah,
1 Chr. 8:37

CHAPTER 10 References

1 a1 Sam.
31:1, 2
2 1Jishui,
1 Sam. 14:49
8 1plunder
10 a1 Sam.
31:10 1Lit.
12 a1 Sam.
14:52 b2 Sam.
13 a1 Sam.
13:13, 14;
b[Lev. 19:31;
20:6]; 1 Sam.
28:7 1Lit.
14 a1 Sam.
15:28; 2 Sam.
3:9, 10; 5:3;
1 Chr. 12:23

because bhe consulted a medium for guidance.
14 But he did not inquire of the LORD; therefore He killed him, and aturned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

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Praise to God for His Salvation and Providence

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.

1 PRAISE is awaiting You, O God, in Zion; And to You the 1vow shall be performed.
2 O You who hear prayer, aTo You all flesh will come.
3 Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will aprovide atonement for them.

4 aBlessed is the man You bchoose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts. cWe shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.
5 By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas;
6 Who established the mountains by His strength, aBeing clothed with power;

PSALM 65 References

1 1A promised
2 a[Is. 66:23] 3 aPs. 51:2;
79:9; Is. 6:7;
[Heb. 9:14;
1 John 1:7, 9] 4 aPs. 33:12
bPs. 4:3 cPs.
6 aPs. 93:1
7 aMatt. 8:26
bIs. 17:12, 13
8 1shout for
9 a[Deut.
11:12]; Jer.
5:24 bPs. 46:4;
104:13; 147:8
1give attention
13 aIs. 44:23;

7 aYou who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, bAnd the tumult of the peoples.

8 They also who dwell in the farthest parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and evening 1rejoice.

9 You 1visit the earth and awater it, You greatly enrich it; bThe river of God is full of water; You provide their grain, For so You have prepared it.
10 You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.

11 You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.
12 They drop on the pastures of the wilderness, And the little hills rejoice on every side.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; aThe valleys also are covered with grain; They shout for joy, they also sing.



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