First Book of Paralipomenon (Author Compiled by Isaias and Esdras from records of Nathan, Gad, Addo, Ahias, Jehu and others.)

4:1¤ The sons of Juda: Phares, Hesron, and Charmi and Hur, and Sobal.

4:2And Raia the son of Sobal begot Jahath, of whom were born Ahumai, and Laad. These are the families of Sarathi.

4:3And this is the posterity of Etam: Jezrahel, and Jesema, And Jedebos: and the name of their sister was Asalelphuni.

4:4And Phanuel the father of Gedor, and Ezar the father of Hosa, these are the sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephratha the father of Bethlehem.

4:5And Assur the father of Thecua had two wives, Halaa and Naara:

4:6And Naara bore him Ozam, and Hepher, and Themani, and Ahasthari: these are the sons of Naara.

4:7And the sons of Halaa, Sereth, Isaar, and Ethnan.

4:8And Cos begot Anob, and Soboba, and the kindred of Aharehel the son of Arum.

4:9And Jabes was more honourable than any of his brethren, and his mother called his name Jabes, saying: Because I bore him with sorrow.

4:10And Jabes called upon the God of Israel, saying: If blessing thou wilt bless me, and wilt enlarge my borders, and thy hand be with me, and thou save me from being oppressed by evil. And God granted him the things he prayed for.

4:11And Caleb the brother of Sua begot Mahir, who was the father of Esthon.

4:12And Esthon begot Bethrapha, and Phesse, and Tehinna father of the city of Naas: these are the men of Recha.

4:13And the sons of Cenez were Othoniel, and Saraia. And the sons of Othoniel, Hathath, and Maonathi.

4:14Maonathi begot Ophra, and Saraia begot Joab the father of the Valley of artificers: for artificers were there.

4:15And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephone, were Hir, and Ela, and Naham. And the sons of Ela: Cenez.

4:16The sons also of Jaleleel: Ziph, and Zipha, Thiria and Asrael.

4:17And the sons of Esra, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon, and he begot Mariam, and Sammai, and Jesba the father of Esthamo.

4:18And his wife Judaia, bore Jared the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Icuthiel the father of Zanoe. And these are the sons of Bethia the daughter of Pharao, whom Mered took to wife.

4:19And the sons of his wife Odaia the sister of Naham the father of Celia, Garmi, and Esthamo, who was of Machathi.

4:20The sons also of Simon, Amnon, and Rinna the son of Hanan, and Thilon. And the sons of Jesi Zoheth, and Benzoheth.

4:21The sons of Sela the son of Juda: Her the father of Lecha, and Laada the father of Maresa, and the families of the house of them that wrought fine linen in the House of oath.

4:22And he that made the sun to stand, and the men of Lying, and Secure, and Burning, who were princes in Moab, and who returned into Lahem. Now these are things of old.

4:23These are the potters, and they dwelt in Plantations, and Hedges, with the king for his works, and they abode there.

4:24The sons of Simeon: Namuel and Jamin, Jarib, Zara, Saul:

4:25Sellum his son, Mapsam his son, Masma his son.

4:26The sons of Masma: Hamuel his son, Zachur his son, Semei his son.

4:27The sons of Semei were sixteen, and six daughters: but his brethren had not many sons, and the whole kindred could not reach to the sum of the children of Juda.

4:28And they dwelt in Bersabee, and Molada, and Hasarsuhal,

4:29And in Bala, and in Asom, and in Tholad,

4:30And in Bathuel, and in Horma, and in Siceleg,

4:31And in Bethmarchaboth, and in Hasarsusim, and in Bethberai, and in Saarim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.

4:32Their towns also were Etam, and Aen, Remmon, and Thochen, and Asan, five cities.

4:33And all their villages round about these cities as far as Baal. This was their habitation, and the distribution of their dwellings.

4:34And Mosabab and Jemlech, and Josaphat, the son of Amasias,

4:35And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josabia the son of Saraia, the son of Asiel,

4:36And Elioenai, and Jacoba, and Isuhaia, and Asaia, and Adiel, and Ismiel, and Banaia,

4:37Ziza also the son of Sephei the son of Allon the son of Idaia the son of Semri the son of Samaia.

4:38These were named princes in their kindreds, and in the houses of their families were multiplied exceedingly.

4:39And they went forth to enter into Gador as far as to the east side of the valley, to seek pastures for their flocks.

4:40And they found fat pastures, and very good, and a country spacious, and quiet, and fruitful, in which some of the race of Cham had dwelt before.

4:41And these whose names are written above, came in the days of Ezechias king of Juda: and they beat down their tents, and slew the inhabitants that were found there, and utterly destroyed them unto this day: and they dwelt in their place, because they found there fat pastures.

4:42Some also of the children of Simeon, five hundred men, went into mount Seir, having for their captains Phaltias and Naaria and Raphaia and Oziel the sons of Jesi:

4:43And they slew the remnant of the Amalecites, who had been able to escape, and they dwelt there in their stead unto this day.

5:1¤ Now the sons of Ruben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was his firstborn: but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his first birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, and he was not accounted for the firstborn.

5:2But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)

5:3The sons then of Ruben the firstborn of Israel were Enoch, and Phallu, Esron, and Charmi.

5:4The sons of Joel: Samaia his son, Gog his son, Semei his son,

5:5Micha his son, Reia his son, Baal his son,

5:6Beera his son, whom Thelgathphalnasar king of the Assyrians carried away captive, and he was prince in the tribe of Ruben.

5:7And his brethren, and all his kindred, when they were numbered by their families, had for princes Jehiel, and Zacharias.

5:8And Bala the son of Azaz, the son of Samma, the son of Joel, dwelt in Aroer as far as Nebo, and Beelmeon.

5:9And eastward he had his habitation as far as the entrance of the desert, and the river Euphrates. For they possessed a great number of cattle in the land of Galaad.

5:10And in the days of Saul they fought against the Agarites, and slew them, and dwelt in their tents in their stead, in all the country, that looketh to the east of Galaad.

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

5:12Johel the chief, and Saphan the second: and Janai, and Saphat in Basan.

5:13And their brethren according to the houses of their kindreds, were Michael and Mosollam, and Sebe, and Jorai, and Jacan, and Zie, and Heber, seven.

5:14These were the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jara, the son of Galaad, the son of Michael, the son of Jesisi, the son of Jeddo, the son of Buz.

5:15And their brethren the sons of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house in their families,

5:16And they dwelt in Galaad, and in Basan and in the towns thereof, and in all the suburbs of Saron, unto the borders.

5:17All these were numbered in the days of Joathan king of Juda, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

5:18The Sons of Ruben, and of Gad, and of the half tribe of Manasses, fighting men, bearing shields, and swords, and bending the bow, and trained up to battles, four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore that went out to war.

5:19They fought against the Agarites: but the Itureans, and Naphis, and Nodab,

5:20Gave them help. And the Agarites were delivered into their hands, and all that were with them, because they called upon God in the battle: and he heard them, because they had put their faith in him.

5:21And they took all that they possessed, of camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men a hundred thousand souls.

5:22And many fell down slain: for it was the battle of the Lord. And they dwelt in their stead till the captivity.

5:23And the children of the half tribe of Manasses possessed the land, from the borders of Basan unto Baal, Hermon, and Sanir, and mount Hermon, for their number was great.

5:24And these were the heads of the house of their kindred, Epher, and Jesi, and Eliel, and Esriel, and Jeremia, and Odoia, and Jediel, most valiant and powerful men, and famous chiefs in their families.

5:25But they forsook the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

5:26And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Phul king of the Assyrians, and the spirit of Thelgathphalnasar king of Assur: and he carried away Ruben, and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasses, and brought them to Lahela, and to Habor, and to Ara, and to the river of Gozan, unto this day.

6:1¤ The sons of Levi were Gerson, Caath, and Merari.

6:2The Sons of Caath: Amram, Isaar, Hebron, and Oziel.

6:3The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Mary. The Sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abiu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

6:4Eleazar begot Phinees, and Phinees begot Abisue,

6:5And Abisue begot Bocci, and Bocci begot Ozi.

6:6Ozi begot Zaraias, and Zaraias begot Maraioth.

6:7And Maraioth begot Amarias, and Amarias begot Achitob.

6:8Achitob begot Sadoc, and Sadoc begot Achimaas.

6:9Achimaas begot Azarias, Azarias begot Johanan,

6:10Johanan begot Azarias. This is he that executed the priestly office in the house which Solomon built in Jerusalem.

6:11And Azarias begot Amarias, and Amarias begot Achitob.

6:12And Achitob begot Sadoc, and Sadoc begot Sellum,

6:13Sellum begot Helcias, and Helcias begot Azarias,

6:14Azarias begot Saraias, and Saraias begot Josedec.

6:15Now Josedec went out, when the Lord carried away Juda, and Jerusalem, by the hands of Nabuchodonosor.

6:16So the sons of Levi were Gerson, Caath, and Merari.

6:17And these are the names of the sons of Gerson: Lobni and Semei.

6:18The sons of Caath: Amram, and Isaar, and Hebron, and Oziel.

6:19The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi. And these are the kindreds of Levi according to their families.

6:20Of Gerson: Lobni his son, Jahath his son, Zamma his son,

6:21Joah his son, Addo his son, Zara his son, Jethrai his son.

6:22The sons of Caath, Aminadab his son, Core his son, Asir his son,

6:23Elcana his son, Abiasaph his son, Asir his son,

6:24Thahath his son, Uriel his son, Ozias his son, Saul his son.

6:25The sons of Elcana: Amasai, and Achimoth.

6:26And Elcana. The sons of Elcana: Sophai his son, Nahath his son,

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

6:28The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vasseni, and Abia.

6:29And the sons of Merari, Moholi: Lobni his son, Semei his son, Oza his son,

6:30Sammaa his son, Haggia his son, Asaia his son.

6:31These are they, whom David set over the singing men of the house of the Lord, after that the ark was placed.

6:32And they ministered before the tabernacle of the testimony, with singing, until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they stood according to their order in the ministry.

6:33And these are they that stood with their sons, of the sons of Caath, Hemam a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Sammuel,

6:34The son of Elcana, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Thohu,

6:35The son of Suph, the son of Elcana, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

6:36The son of Elcana, the son of Johel, the son of Azarias, the son of Sophonias,

6:37The son of Thahath, the son of Asir, the son of Abiasaph, the son of Core,

6:38The son of Isaar, the son of Caath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

6:39And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, Asaph the son of Barachias, the son of Samaa.

6:40The son of Michael, the son of Basaia, the, son of Melchia.

6:41The son of Athanai, the son of Zara, the son of Adaia.

6:42The son of Ethan, the son of Zamma, the son of Semei.

6:43The son of Jeth, the son of Gerson, the son of Levi.

6:44And the sons of Merari their brethren, on the left hand, Ethan the son of Cusi, the son of Abdi, the son of Meloch,

6:45The son of Hasabia, the son of Amasai, the son of Helcias,

6:46The son of Amasai, the son of Boni, the son of Somer,

6:47The son of Moholi, the son of Musi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

6:48Their brethren also the Levites, who were appointed for all the ministry of the tabernacle of the house of the Lord.

6:49But Aaron and his sons offered burnt offerings upon the altar of holocausts, and upon the altar of incense, for every work of the holy of holies: and to pray for Israel according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

6:50And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinees his son, Abisue his son,

6:51Bocci his son, Ozi his son, Zarahia his son,

6:52Meraioth his son, Amarias his son, Achitob his son,

6:53Sadoc his son, Achimaas his son.

6:54And these are their dwelling places by the towns and confines, to wit, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Caathites: for they fell to them by lot.

6:55And they gave them Hebron in the land of Juda, and the suburbs thereof round about:

6:56But the fields of the city, and the villages to Caleb son of Jephone.

6:57And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities for refuge Hebron, and Lobna, and the suburbs thereof,

6:58And Jether and Esthemo, with their suburbs, and Helon, and Dabir with their suburbs:

6:59Asan also, and Bethsames, with their suburbs.

6:60And out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gabee and its suburbs, Almath with its suburbs, Anathoth also with its suburbs: all their cities throughout their families were thirteen.

6:61And to the sons of Caath that remained of their kindred they gave out of the half tribe of Manasses ten cities in possession.

6:62And to the sons of Gerson by their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Aser, and out of the tribe of Nephtali, and out of the tribe of Manasses in Basan, thirteen cities.

6:63And to the sons of Merari by their families out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, they gave by lot twelve cities.

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

6:65And they gave them by lot, out of the tribe of the sons of Juda, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities which they called by their names.

6:66And to them that were of the kindred of the sons of Caath, and the cities in their borders were of the tribe of Ephraim.

6:67And they gave the cities of refuge Sichem with its suburbs in mount Ephraim, and Gazer with its suburbs,

6:68Jecmaan also with its suburbs, and Beth-horon in like manner,

6:69Helon also with its suburbs, and Gethremmon in like manner,

6:70And out of the half tribe of Manasses, Aner and its suburbs, Baalam and its suburbs, to wit, to them that were left of the family of the sons of Caath.

6:71And to the sons of Gersom, out of the kindred of the half tribe of Manasses, Gaulon, in Basan, and its suburbs, and Astharoth with its suburbs.

6:72Out of the tribe of Issachar, Cedes and its suburbs, and Dabereth with its suburbs;

6:73Ramoth also and its suburbs, and Anem with its suburbs.

6:74And out of the tribe of Aser: Masal with its suburbs, and Abdon in like manner;

6:75Hucac also and its suburbs, and Rohol with its suburbs.

6:76And out of the tribe of Nephtali, Cedes in Galilee and its suburbs, Hamon with its suburbs, and Cariathaim, and its suburbs.

6:77And to the sons of Merari that remained: out of the tribe of Zabulon, Remmono and its suburbs, and Thabor with its suburbs.

6:78Beyond the Jordan also over against Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan and out of the tribe of Ruben, Bosor in the wilderness with its suburbs, and Jassa with its suburbs;

6:79Cademoth also and its suburbs, and Mephaath with its suburbs;

6:80Moreover also out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Galaad and its suburbs, and Manaim with its suburbs;

6:81Hesebon also with its suburbs, and Jazer with its suburbs.

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