1 Chronicles 6 ©
1 The sons of Levi. 4 The line of Eleazar down to the captivity. 16 The families of the Levites. 20 The sons of Gershom; 22 of Kohath; 29 and of Merari. 31 The singers appointed by David. 49 The office of Aaron and his sons; Aaron's line to Ahimaaz. 54 The cities of the priests and Levites.
THE sons of Levi; 1Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
¶dEleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is fthat executed the priest's office 2in the gtemple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat 3Shallum,
And Shallum begat hHilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
And Azariah begat iSeraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
¶The sons of Levi; 4Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
5Joah his son, 6Iddo his son, Zerah his son, 7Jeaterai his son.
The sons of Kohath; 8Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; 9Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, rElkanah his son.
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn 10Vashni, and Abiah.
Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the tark had rest.
And they uministered 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.
The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of 12Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
¶But aAaron 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 commanded.
And these are bthe sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
¶Now cthese are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their *coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: dfor theirs was the lot.
And ethey gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.
But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
And 13Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
And 14Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs:
And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and 15Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
And jthe children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.
And they kgave 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.
And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also mGezer with her suburbs,
And nJokmeam with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs,
And oAijalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs:
And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; pAner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
And out of the tribe of Issachar; rKedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
And sRamoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
And out of the tribe of Asher; tMashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
And uHukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
And vout of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
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,
Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
And out of the tribe of Gad; xRamoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
And yHeshbon with her suburbs, and zJazer with her suburbs.