1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 9 ©

1 Concerning the original registers of the genealogies of Israel and Judah. 2 The distribution of those who returned to their possessions after the captivity. 3 The Israelites who inhabited Jerusalem on their return; 10 and the priests, 14 and Levites who resided there, attending upon their several charges. 35 The stock of Saul and Jonathan.


SO all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were awritten in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were bcarried away to Babylon for their transgression.


¶Now the cfirst inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the dNethinims.


And in eJerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;


Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, fof the children of Pharez the son of Judah.


And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.


And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.


And gof the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,


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;


And their brethren, according to their generations, hnine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.


¶And iof the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,


And 1Azariah 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;


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;


And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; 2very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.


And jof the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;


And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;


And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of kJeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the lNetophathites.


And the mporters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;


Who *hitherto waited in nthe king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.


And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the oKorahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the 3gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.


And pPhinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him.


And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.


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 qDavid and Samuel rthe seer 4did ordain in their 5set office.

q ch. 26.

So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.


In sfour quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.


And their brethren, which were tin their villages, were to come after useven days from time to time with them.

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For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their 6set office, and were over the 7chambers and treasuries of the house of God.


¶And they lodged round about the house of God, because vthe charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.


And wcertain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should 8bring them in and out by *tale.


Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the 9instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the *frankincense, and the spices.


And some of the sons of the priests made xthe ointment of the spices.


And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the 10set office over the things that were made 11in the pans.


And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the 12shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.


And these are ythe singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for 13they were employed in that work zday and night.


These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.


¶And ain Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah:


And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab,


And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.


And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.


And bNer begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.


And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal: and Merib-baal begat Micah.


And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, cand Ahaz.


And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;


And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.


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.