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Gcneutogics. I. CHRONICLES

2 NohaU llie fourth, ami Kapha the fifth.

3 And the sons ofBelawere Addai and Gera, and Abiliud,

4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and) Ahoah,

5 And Gcra, and Shephuphan, am Hmam.

fi And these are the sons of Ehud these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they re moved the."-: to Manahalh:

7 And Naaman,and Ahiah.and Gera., he removed them, and begat Uzza.and Ahihud.

8 And Shaharnim begat childrc the country of Moab,alter he had them away; Hushim and Baara i

9 And he begat of Hodesli his wife,j Jobab.and Zibia,and Mesha, and Malcham,

10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.

11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, find Elpaal.

12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham. and Shamed, who built Oi find Lod, with the towns thereof:

13 Beriah also, and Shema,who we heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Ajalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Galh:

14 And Aliio,Shashak,and Jeremoth,

15 And Zebadiab, and Arad, and Ader,

16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joda, the sons of Beriah;

17 And Zebarliah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,

18 lshmerai also, ami Jezliab, and Jobab, the sons Elpaal;

19 And Jakim,andZichri,and Zabd;

20 And Elienai, and Ziltliai, am Kliel,

21 And Adaiah, and Beraiati, and Sbimrath, the sons of Shimhi;

22 And Ishpan.andHeber.and Eliftl,

23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Ha

2-1 And Hananiah, and Elam, aaid Antolhijah,

25 And Iphedeiah and Penuel, the eons of Shashak;

26 And Shameherai, and Shehariah, and Alhaliab, |

27 And Jaresiah, and Eiiah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroboam. I

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28 These were heads of the fathers, by theirgenerations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, whose wife's name rvas Maaehah;

30 And bis first-born son Abdon,and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nabub,

31 And Gedor.and Ahio,and Zaclier.

32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah.And these also dwell with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.

33 IT And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

34 And the son of Jonathan wa» Merib-baal; and Merib-baalbegatMi

35 And the sons of Micah were Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.

36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah ; and Jelioadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, find Zimri; and Zimri begat Moxa;

37 And Moza begat Binea; Rapha son, Eleasah his son, Azel b\o

son.

3S And Azel had six sons, whosa lames are tliese, Azrikim, Bochern, md lshmad, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.

39 And the sons ofEshekhis brother vere Ulam his firsl-born, Jehush the second, Eliphalet the third.

40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty nen of valor, arcliers, and had raiinv sons, and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. AUlhesertre of the sons of Benjamin.

CHAP. IX.

SO all Israel were reckoned by genealogies: and, behold, they were written in the hook of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgrea sion.

2 IT Now the first inhabitants, that dwelt in their possessions in their cit ies, were the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nelhinims.

3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of thecbildren of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;

'UtJiai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son f>f Imri, the son of

Fiimlliet in CHA liani, of the children ofPharez the son ofJudali.

6 And of the Shilonites; Aeaiahthe| first-born, and his sons.

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

7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Salhi the son of Meshullnin, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,

8 And lbneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshulla'm the son of Sljcpbaliah, the son of Reuel, the son of lbnijali;

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

10 TT And of ihe priests; Jedaiah,and Jehoiarib, mid Jachin,

11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiab, the son of Meshullam, Ihe son of Zadok, the son of iUt-raiolb, the son of Ahitub, the ruleroflhe house of God;

12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the 3on of Pasbur, the son of Malchijab, and IMaaaiai ihe son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah.ihe son oflVleshullam, the son _J" Meshillemitb, the son of limner;

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

14 And ol llie Leviles; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Mcrari;

15 And P.akbakkar, Heresh. nnd Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;

16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the sou of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, theson of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

17 And the porters ttwe, S]ialUun,and Akkub, and Talinon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum ivas the chief;

18 Who hitherto wailed in the king's Kate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

19 And Shallum the eon of Kore, the eon of Ebiasaph.theson ofKorah, and his brethren, of the house of his

3. IX. Jerusalem. father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers being over the host of the Lord. were keepers of the entry.

20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the Lord was with him.

21 And Zechariali the son of Meshelerniah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by

Daviif and' Smnuel the seer did'ordain in their set office.

23 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.

24 In four quarters were theporters, toward the enst,west,north, and south.

2f> And their brethren, which w-ere in their vilJages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

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

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

23 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessel, that they should bring them in and out bytale.

29 Some ofthem also were appointed to oversee the vessel, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine (lour, and the wine, and Uie oil, and the frankincense,and the spices.

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

31 And Matlithiah, one of the Levites, who teas the first born of Shallum the Korathite, had the set office over the tilings that were made in the

^32 And other of their brethren,of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shew-brcad, to prepare it every babbath.

33 And these are the singers.chief of the fathers of the Levites,»o/io remainin gin the chambers im-e free ; for they

Philistines fi^lu Israel. I. CHRONICLES.

■ore employed in that work day and night.

3-1 The chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at. Jerusalem.

35 IT And in Gibeon dwelt the father ofGiheon, Jehiel, whose wife's i>ame was Maachah:

36 And his first-born son Abdon,then Zur, and Kish,and Baal,and Ner, and Nadab,

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

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

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul: and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malclii-sb.ua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

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

Death ofSai.

41 And the sons of Micah were, thon, and Mclech, and Tahera, and\ Ahaz.

42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarali begat Aletneth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;

43 And Moza begat'Binea; and phaiah his son, Eleasah his son, J his son.

44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru. and Ishmnel, and Sheariah, and Oba: diah,and Hanan: these were the sons of AzeL

CHAP. X.

NOW the Philistines fought again Israel: and the men of Israel Il<= from before the Philistines, and ft down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadad, and Alalkishua, the sons of Saul.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these in cumeised come and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was sore afraid So Saul took a sword,and fell upon it.

6 And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died:

So Saul died, and his three son? ind all his house died together. 7 And when all the men of Israel that vere in the valley saw that they lied, ind that Saul and his sons were deao, then they forsook their cities,and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt i;i

S And it came to pass on the mor ow, when the Philistines came to itrin the slain, that they found Saul mil hissons fallen in mount Gilboa.

9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philis

ind about,to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.

10 And they put his armour in the ouse of their gods, and fastened hi.-*

head in the temple of Dagon.

1 TT And when all Jabesh-gilead ard all that the Philistines had done

to Said,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh,and !juried their bouts under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted

13TT So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against theLon.c, even against the word of the Loar, which lie kept not.and also for asking counsel of one Chat had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;

14 And inquired not of the Loud: therefore lie slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

CHAP. XI.

THEN all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtesl. in Israel: and the Lord thy God said unto thee, Thou shall feed my people Israel, and thou slialt be ruler over my people Israel.

3 Therefore came all the elders o( Israel to the king to Hebron ; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before Uk: Lord; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to

he word of the Lord by Samuel.

4 IT And David and all Israel went !^ Jerusalem,whi:n i.?Jebus; where

A catalogue of CHA] Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the j and.

ft And the Inhabitants of Jebus said 10 David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of '/ion, which is the city of David". _

0 And David said,\Vhosoeversmileth llie Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joal> the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.

7 And David dwelt in the ca9t!e;! ihereforc they calied it, The city of David.

8 And he built the city round about, tven from Millo round about; and Joab repa.red the rest of the city.

9 So David waxed greater and grenter: for the Loud of hosts was with

10 IT These also arc the chief of the mighty men whom David had, w strengthened themselves with him his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king-, according (o the of the Lord concerning Israel.

11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jash obeam, a H:ichmomle, the chief of tin captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred, slain by him at

J 2 And after him ions Eleazer the of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of | the three mighties.

13 lie was with David at Tas-dam mini, arvl there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was ;t parcel of ground full of hurley; and the people lied from before the Puilis

14 And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the Lord saved t/iem by a great deliverance.

15 IT Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to IJavid, intc the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.

16 And David was then in the hold and the Philistines' garrison uw then at Beth-lehem.

17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of th water of the wellof Beth lehem, that i> at the gale!

L8 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that

David's miglily r,urt. was by the gate, and took U, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it outto the Lord,

19 And said, My God forbid it me, that 1 should do this thing: shall 1 k the blood of these men that have put their Jives in jeopardy ? for with Uujcnpardyof their livesthey brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these Miree mightiest. 201TAnd Abishai the brother of Joah, he was chief of the three; for lifting up his spear against three hundred, hn slew them, and had a name among the three.

21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their :aptain: howbeit he attained not unto he first three.

22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the ■on of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lion

ofMoab: also be went down and slew a lion in a pit in asnowyday.

23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five cubits high; and

the Egyptian's hand was a epear like a weaver's beany; and he went to him with a ^alf, and plucked the sppar out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.

24 These things d\d Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighties.

'2;-1 Behold, he was honourable atnonft the thirty, but attained not to the Jirti i luce: and David set him over his ;uard.

26 V, Also the valiant men of the irmies were, Asahel the brother of Joah, Elhanau the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

7 Shaminothliie Harorite,Helez the Pelonite,

28 Ira, the son oflkkesh theTekoite, Abi-ezer the Antothite,

29 Sibbecai the Ilushathite, IlaLtha Ahohite.

30Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son ofBaanah the Netophathite,

31 Ithai the son of llibai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Ben jamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,

32 llmai of the brooks of Gaasli, Abiel the Arbathite,

33 Azmuveth the Baharuinite, Elial) l.a the Shaalbonite,

31 The sons of l-Iashem the G izonito

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Jonathan the sonofShnge theHararile, I 8 And of the Gadites (hero separated :i5 Ahiam the son of Sacartlie Hara- Ithemselvt'

, Kliplial the son of Ur 3G Jlepher the Mecheiathite, Aliijali the Pelonile,

o7 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the eon of Ezbai,

38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibiiiir the son ofHaggeri,

:5Q Zelckthe Ammonite, Naharai the Berolhile, the armour-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,

JO Ira the Ithrile, Gnreb the Ithrite,

41 Uriah the HiUile, Zabad the so ofAhlai,

•12 Adinathe son of Shiza the Rei nenite, a captain of the Reubenile; and thirty with him,

•13 Han an the son of Maacliah, an Joshaphat theMithuite,

44 Uzzia tlie Ashterathite,Shamaand Jehiel IhesonsofHothan theAroerite

45 JediaeJ the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,

•lb" Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaani and Ithinah the Moabite,

47 Etiel, and Obed, and Jasicl the JYlesobaite.

CHAP. XII.

N'OW these arc thev that came to David lo'Ziklag, while he yel kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among tie mighly men, helpers of the war.

2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the /eft in hurling stones, and shooting

, arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

3 'Die chief Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons ofAzniaveth; andBerachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

-J And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty,and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jnliaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gedc.-athite,

C Eluzai, and JerimotJi,and Bealiah, and Shemariab, and Shephaliah the Haruphite,

ij Elkanab, and Jesiab, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,

7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons] of Jrro'»am nfGedor. I

unto David, into the hold to the wilderness, men of might, and men of \\i\r Jit for the batile, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the laces of buns, and were as 'swift as the roes upon the mountains;

Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,

10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,

11 Al tai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,

:3 Jeremiah the tenth, lUachbanai the eleventh.

14 These were of the sons of Gad.capains of the host: one of the least wan ver a hundred, and the greatest over thousand.

15'Diese are they that went over Jorau in the iirst month, when it had overflown all his hanks; and they put to flight all than of the valleyS) both oward the east, and toward the west.

16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judali to the hold unto David.

17 And David wentoutto meettnem, nil answered and said unto them, 11 e be come peaceably unto me to help ne, my heart shall be knit unto you: ■ut if ye be come to betray me to mine nemies, seeing there is'no wroug ht

my hands, the God of our lathers look hereon, and rebuke it.

15 Then the spirit came upon Amaai, who was chief of the captains, and •e said, Thine are ice, David, and on

thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; for thy God helpclh thee. Then David received them, and made hem captains of the band.

19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle : but the}' helped them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to the jeopardy rJ~ouv heads.

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him ofManasseh, Adnah.and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and EJihn,and ZUthai.captains of

he thousands that were o( Manasseh

21 And they helped David against the band of the ravers: for thev were all

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