1 Chronicles (Author Compiled by Isaiah and Ezra from records of Nathan, Gad, Iddo, Ahijah, Jehu and others.)

4:1The sons of Judah: Pherez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.

4:2And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath; and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zoreathites.

4:3And these were of the father of Etam: Jizreel, and Jishma, and Jidbash; and the name of their sister was Hazlelponi;

4:4and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah: these were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, and father of Bethlehem.

4:5-- And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.

4:6And Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Ahashtari: these were the sons of Naarah.

4:7And the sons of Helah: Zereth, and Zohar, and Ethnan.

4:8And Koz begot Anub, and Hazzobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

4:9And Jabez was more honoured than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with pain.

4:10And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, Oh that thou wouldest richly bless me, and enlarge my border, and that thy hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God brought about what he had requested.

4:11And Chelub the brother of Shuah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.

4:12And Eshton begot Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of the city of Nahash: these were the men of Rechah.

4:13-- And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah; and the sons of Othniel: Hathath.

4:14And Meonothai begot Ophrah: and Seraiah begot Joab, the father of the valley of craftsmen; for they were craftsmen.

4:15-- And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam; and the sons of Elah, ... and Kenaz.

4:16-- And the sons of Jehalleleel: Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asareel.

4:17-- And the sons of Ezra: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon; and she conceived and bore Miriam, and Shammai, and Jishbah the father of Eshtemoa.

4:18And his wife the Jewess bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh whom Mered took.

4:19-- And the sons of the wife of Hodijah, the sister of Naham: the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.

4:20-- And the sons of Shimon: Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-hanan and Tilon. -- And the sons of Jishi: Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

4:21The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er the father of Lechah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of byssus-workers, of the house of Ashbea,

4:22and Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, who ruled over Moab, and Jashubi-lehem. And these are ancient things.

4:23These were the potters, and those that abode among plantations and enclosures: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

4:24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Saul;

4:25Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.

4:26And the sons of Mishma: Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son;

4:27and Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. And his brethren had not many sons; neither did all their family multiply like to the sons of Judah.

4:28And they abode at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-Shual,

4:29and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,

4:30and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,

4:31and at Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susim, and at Beth-biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.

4:32And their villages were Etam and Ain, Rimmon and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities;

4:33and all their villages that were round about these cities, as far as Baal. These were their habitations and their genealogical register.

4:34And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah,

4:35and Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,

4:36and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,

4:37and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah:

4:38these mentioned by name were princes in their families; and their fathers' houses increased greatly.

4:39And they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.

4:40And they found fat and good pasture, and a land widely extended and quiet and fertile, for they who had dwelt there formerly were of Ham.

4:41And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents and the habitations that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their stead; for there was pasture there for their flocks.

4:42And five hundred men of them, of the sons of Simeon, went to mount Seir, having at their head Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Jishi,

4:43and they smote the rest of the Amalekites that had escaped; and they dwelt there unto this day.

5:1And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn; but, inasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel; but the genealogy is not registered according to the birthright,

5:2for Judah prevailed among his brethren, and of him was the prince, but the birthright was Joseph's),

5:3-- the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Enoch and Phallu, Hezron and Carmi.

5:4The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,

5:5Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,

5:6Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-Pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.

5:7And his brethren by their families, in the genealogical register of their generations, were: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,

5:8and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon;

5:9and eastward he dwelt as far as the entrance to the wilderness from the river Euphrates; for their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.

5:10And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout the east side of Gilead.

5:11And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan, as far as Salcah:

5:12Joel was the chief and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.

5:13And their brethren according to their fathers' houses were Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jaachan, and Zia, and Eber, seven.

5:14-- These were the sons 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:

5:15Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was chief of their fathers' house.

5:16And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the pasture-grounds of Sharon, as far as their limits.

5:17All these were registered by genealogy in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

5:18The children of Reuben and the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men who carried shield and sword, drawing the bow and skilful in war, were forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty, able to go forth to war.

5:19And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Naphish, and Nodab;

5:20and they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them; for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them, because they put their trust in him.

5:21And they took away their cattle: their camels fifty thousand, and two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand human souls.

5:22For there fell down many slain, for the war was of God. And they dwelt in their stead until the captivity.

5:23And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land, from Bashan as far as Baal-Hermon and Senir, and mount Hermon; they were many.

5:24And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, and Jishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses.

5:25And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.

5:26And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-Pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them to Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, -- unto this day.

6:1The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

6:2And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Jizhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

6:3And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

6:4Eleazar begot Phinehas; Phinehas begot Abishua,

6:5and Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi,

6:6and Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth;

6:7Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub,

6:8and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz,

6:9and Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan,

6:10and Johanan begot Azariah (he is it that exercised the priesthood in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem);

6:11and Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub,

6:12and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum,

6:13and Shallum begot Hilkijah, and Hilkijah begot Azariah,

6:14and Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak,

6:15and Jehozadak went away, when Jehovah carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

6:16The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

6:17And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.

6:18And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Jizhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

6:19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. And these are the families of Levi according to their fathers.

6:20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,

6:21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeathrai his son.

6:22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,

6:23Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,

6:24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Saul his son.

6:25And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth.

6:26Elkanah, -- the sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,

6:27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.

6:28And the sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vashni and Abijah.

6:29The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,

6:30Shimea his son, Haggijah his son, Asaiah his son.

6:31And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of Jehovah after that the ark was in rest.

6:32And they ministered before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting with singing, until Solomon had built the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem; and they attended to their office according to their order.

6:33And these are they that attended, and their sons: Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,

6:34the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,

6:35the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

6:36the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,

6:37the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,

6:38the son of Jizhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

6:39And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand: Asaph, the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,

6:40the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,

6:41the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,

6:42the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,

6:43the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

6:44And their brethren the sons of Merari were on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

6:45the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkijah,

6:46the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer,

6:47the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

6:48And their brethren the Levites were given for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

6:49And Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt-offering, and on 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.

6:50And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,

6:51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,

6:52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,

6:53Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

6:54And these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments, within their borders. For the sons of Aaron, of the family of the Kohathites, for theirs was the lot;

6:55and they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and its suburbs round about it;

6:56but the fields of the city, and the hamlets thereof gave they to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

6:57And to the children of Aaron they gave the city of refuge, Hebron; and Libnah and its suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa and its suburbs,

6:58and Hilen and its suburbs, Debir and its suburbs,

6:59and Ashan and its suburbs, and Beth-shemesh and its suburbs;

6:60and, out of the tribe of Benjamin, Geba and its suburbs, and Allemeth and its suburbs, and Anathoth and its suburbs: all their cities, thirteen cities, according to their families.

6:61And to the children of Kohath that remained were given by lot out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim and of the tribe of Dan and of the half tribe, half Manasseh, ten cities.

6:62And to the children of Gershom according to 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.

6:63To the children of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

6:64And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs.

6:65And 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 were mentioned by name.

6:66And to the families of the children of Kohath who had the cities of their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim,

6:67they gave the city of refuge, Shechem and its suburbs in mount Ephraim; and Gezer and its suburbs,

6:68and Jokmeam and its suburbs, and Beth-horon and its suburbs,

6:69and Ajalon and its suburbs, and Gath-Rimmon and its suburbs;

6:70and out of the half tribe of Manasseh: Aner and its suburbs, and Bileam and its suburbs, -- for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.

6:71To the children of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan and its suburbs, and Ashtaroth and its suburbs;

6:72and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh and its suburbs, Dobrath and its suburbs,

6:73and Ramoth and its suburbs, and Anem and its suburbs;

6:74and out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal and its suburbs, and Abdon and its suburbs,

6:75and Hukok and its suburbs, and Rehob and its suburbs;

6:76and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee and its suburbs, and Hammon and its suburbs, and Kirjathaim and its suburbs.

6:77To the children of Merari that remained were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono and its suburbs, and Tabor and its suburbs;

6:78and on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness and its suburbs, and Jahzah and its suburbs,

6:79and Kedemoth and its suburbs, and Mephaath and its suburbs;

6:80and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead and its suburbs, and Mahanaim and its suburbs,

6:81and Heshbon and its suburbs, and Jaazer and its suburbs.

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