1 Chronicles 6

The Descendants of Levi

1 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 2 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 4 Eleazar was the father of Phinehas, Phinehas was the father of Abishua, 5 Abishua was the father of Bukki, Bukki was the father of Uzzi, 6 Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah, Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth, 7 Meraioth was the father of Amariah, Amariah was the father of Ahitub, 8 Ahitub was the father of Zadok, Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz, 9 Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah, Azariah was the father of Johanan, 10 Johanan was the father of Azariah ( . . . who served as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem ), 11 Azariah was the father of Amariah, Amariah was the father of Ahitub, 12 Ahitub was the father of Zadok, Zadok was the father of Shallum, 13 Shallum was the father of Hilkiah, Hilkiah was the father of Azariah, 14 Azariah was the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak.
Jehozadak is a variant of Jozadak; also in verse 15
15 Jehozadak went [into captivity] when the LORD sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 16 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 17 These [are] the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei. 18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These [are] the clans of the Levites [listed] according to their fathers: 20 Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, [and] Jeatherai his son. 22 The descendants of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 The descendants of Elkanah: Amasai, Ahimoth, 26 Elkanah his son,
Some Hebrew manuscripts, LXX and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts and Elkanah. The sons of Elkanah:
Zophai his son, Nahath his son,
27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son [, and Samuel his son] .
Some LXX manuscripts (see also 1 Samuel 1:19,20 and 1 Chronicles 6:33,34); Hebrew does not include and Samuel his son
28 The sons of Samuel: [Joel] his firstborn
LXX, Syriac (compare verse 33 and 1 Samuel 8:2); Hebrew does not include Joel
and Abijah his second son.
29 The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, [and] Asaiah his son.

The Temple Musicians

31 These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there. 32 They ministered with song before the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, until Solomon built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem. And they performed their duties according to the regulations given them. 33 These are the men who served with their sons. From the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, 35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. 39 Heman’s kinsman was Asaph, who served at his right hand: Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea, 40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah,
Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts, one LXX manuscript and Syriac Maaseiah
the son of Malchijah,
41 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. 44 On the left [were] their kinsmen, the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, 47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

The Descendants of Aaron

48 Their fellow Levites were assigned to every kind of service of the tabernacle, the house of God. 49 But Aaron and his sons did all the work of the Most Holy Place. They presented the offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 50 These were the descendants of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son, [and] Ahimaaz his son.

Territories for the Levites

54 Now these [were] the territories assigned to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clan for their settlements, because the first lot fell to them: 55 They were given Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands. 56 But the fields and villages around the city were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh. 57 So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge ), Libnah,
As in the parallel text at Joshua 21:13; Hebrew were given the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah,
. . . Jattir, Eshtemoa,
58 Hilen, Debir, 59 Ashan,
Syriac (see also LXX and Joshua 21:16) adds Juttah
and Beth-shemesh, each with their pasturelands.
60 And from the tribe of Benjamin [they were given]
LXX, Syriac (compare Joshua 21:17) include Gibeon
Geba, Alemeth, and Anathoth each with their pasturelands. So they had thirteen cities in all among their families.
61 To the rest of the Kohathites, ten cities were allotted from the half-tribe of Manasseh. 62 The Gershomites, according to their clans, were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan. 63 The Merarites, according to their families, were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 64 So the Israelites gave to the Levites [these] cities and their pasturelands. 65 They assigned by lot the cities named above from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. 66 And some of the clans of the Kohathites were given cities from the tribe of Ephraim for their territory: 67 They were given Shechem (a city of refuge ) with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer, 68 Jokmeam, Beth-horon, 69 Aijalon, and Gath-rimmon, each with their pasturelands. 70 And from the half-tribe of Manasseh Aner and Bileam, together with their pasturelands, were given to the rest of the clans of the Kohathites. 71 The Gershomites [received the following] : From the clan of the half-tribe of Manasseh [they were given] Golan in Bashan and also Ashtaroth, together with their pasturelands. 72 From the tribe of Issachar [they were given] Kedesh, Daberath , 73 Ramoth , and Anem, together with their pasturelands. 74 From the tribe of Asher [they were given] Mashal, Abdon, 75 Hukok, and Rehob, together with their pasturelands. 76 And from the tribe of Naphtali [they were given] Kedesh in Galilee, Hammon, and Kiriathaim, together with their pasturelands. 77 The Merarites ( the rest [of the Levites]) [received the following] : From the tribe of Zebulun [they were given]
LXX includes Jokneam, Kartah, (see Joshua 21:34)
Rimmono and Tabor, together with their pasturelands.
78 From the tribe of Reuben east of the Jordan opposite Jericho [they were given] Bezer in the wilderness, Jahzah, 79 Kedemoth, and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands. 80 And from the tribe of Gad [they were given] Ramoth in Gilead, Mahanaim, 81 Heshbon, and Jazer, together with their pasturelands.
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