1 Chronicles 9

CHAPTER 9

The Genealogy of the Tribes in Jerusalem

And all Israel traced descent; and behold, they are written upon the scroll of the kings of Israel and Judah, and they were resettled in Babylon because of their breach-of-contract which they transgressed. And the ones dwelling prior in their possessions in their cities -- Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the ones appointed. And in Jerusalem dwelt of the sons of Judah, and of the sons of Benjamin, and of the sons of Ephraim, and Manasseh; Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, of the sons of Pharez son of Judah. And of the Shilonites -- Asaiah his first-born, and his sons. And of the sons of Zerah -- Jeuel, and their brethren -- six hundred and ninety. And of the sons of Benjamin -- Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hasenuah, and Ibneiah son of Jeroham, and Elah son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah; and their brethren according to their generations -- nine hundred fifty-six. All the men, rulers of families, according to the house of their families. 10 And of the priests -- Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, 11 and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God. 12 And Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashur, son of Malchijah, and Massai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer. 13 And their brethren, leaders according to the house of their families -- a thousand and seven hundred and sixty; mighty in strength in work of the service of the house of God. 14 And of the Levites -- Shemaiah son of Hashub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 and Bakbakkar, and Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah son of Micah, son of Zichri, son of Asaph; 16 and Obadiah son of Shemiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, the one dwelling in the courtyards of the Netophathites. 17 And the gatekeepers -- Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren. Shallum was the ruler. 18 And unto here in the gate of the king according to the east, these are the gatekeepers for the camps of the sons of Levi. 19 And Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his brethren according to the house of their fathers, the Korahites, over the works of the service, guarding the thresholds of the tent, and their fathers over the camp of the  lord guarding the entrance. 20 And Phinehas son of Eleazar being the leader was over them before the  lord. 21 And with these Zachariah son of Meshellemiah was gatekeeper of the door of the tent of the testimony. 22 All these being chosen for gatekeepers at the doorposts -- two hundred and twelve. These with their properties of their genealogy and their distribution, these were counted. And [6established them 1David 2and 3Samuel 4the 5seer] in their trust. 23 And these their sons were over the gates of the house of the  lord, and the house of the tent to keep watch. 24 [3according to 4the 5four 6winds 2were stationed 1The gatekeepers] -- according to the east, and according to the west, and north, and south. 25 And their brethren in their properties were to come for the sevenths of the times to enter for seven days from time to time after these. 26 For in trust of office are the four mighty ones of the gatekeepers -- they the Levites. And they were over the cubicles, and over the treasures of the house of God. 27 And [2surrounding 3the 4house 5of God 1they shall lodge], for upon them was their watch responsibility, and they were over the keys morning by morning, to open the doors of the temple. 28 And some of them were over the equipment of the ministration, for by count they carry them in, and by count they bring them forth. 29 And some of them were placed over the equipment, and over all [3items 1the 2holy], and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the aromatics. 30 And some of the sons of the priests were perfumers of the perfume with the aromatics. 31 And Mattithiah of the Levites -- this one was the first-born to Shallum the Korahthite -- he was in trust over the works of the sacrifice of the pan. 32 And Benaiah the Kohathite from their brethren was over the bread loaves of the place setting, of the one being prepared Sabbath by Sabbath. 33 And these are the psalm singers, rulers of the families of the Levites, in the cubicle being set in order for daily rotations, for day and night, for them to do the works. 34 These are rulers of the families of the Levites, according to their generations; these rulers dwelt in Jerusalem. 35 And in Gibeon dwelt [2father 3of Gibeon 1Jehiel], and the name to his wife was Maachah. 36 And his son, the first-born, was Abadon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37 and Gedor, and his brethren, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth engendered Shimeam. And these [2in 3the midst 4of their brethren 1dwelt] in Jerusalem, with their brethren. 39 And Ner engendered Kish, and Kish engendered Saul, and Saul engendered Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. 40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal, and Merib-baal engendered Micah. 41 And the sons of Micah -- Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. 42 And Ahaz engendered Jarah; and Jarah engendered Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri engendered Moza; 43 and Moza engendered Baana, Raphaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44 And to Azel were six sons, and these are their names -- Azrikam his first-born, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. These are the sons of Azel.
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