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11. AND THE CHILDREN OF GAD dwelt over against them, in the land 12 of Bashan unto Salcah: Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and 13 Shaphat in Bashan.

And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and 14 Heber, seven. These are the children 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 15 Jahdo, the son of Buz; Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the 16 house of their fathers. And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, 17 and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders. All these were

reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days

of Jeroboam king of Israel. 18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of

valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and

skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that 19 went out to the war. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and 20 Nephish, and Nodab. And 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 21 him. And they 3 took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of

sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of 4 men 22 an hundred thousand. For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon. 24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi,

and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men

of valour, 5 famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers. 95 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring

after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 26 And 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, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them

unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. 6 THE SONS OF LEVI; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. And the sons

of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. And the children of 3 Amram ; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab,

4 and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat 5,6 Abishua, and Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi, and Uzzi begat

7 Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth, Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah 8, 9 begat Ahitub, and Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz, and Ahi10 maaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan, and Johanan begat Azariah,

(he it is that executed the priest's office in 7 the temple that Solomon built in Je11, 12 rusalem :) and Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Abitub, and Ahitub

13 begat Zadok, and Zadok begat 8 Shallum, and Shallum begat Hilkiah, and 14 Hilkiah begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Je15 hozadak, and Jehozadak went into captivity, when the Lord carried away Judah

and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 16, 17 The sons of 'Levi; 9 Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. And these be the

18 names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei. And the sons of Kohath 19 were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. The sons of Merari ;

Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their 20, 21 fathers. Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 10 Joal

22 his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, 12 Jeaterai his son. The sons of Kohath; 23 13 Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, Elkanah his son, and 24 Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son, Tahath his son, 14 Uriel his son, Uzziah 25 his son, and Shaul his son. And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth. 26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and 16 Nahath his


1 Heb. their goings forth.
2 Heb. sons of valour.
3 Heb. led captive.
4 Heb. souls of men.
5 Heb. men of names.
6 Or, Gershom, ver. 16.

7 Heb. the house.
8 Or, Meshullam, ch.

ix. 11.
9 Or, Gershon, ver. 1.
10 Or, Ethim, ver. 42.
11 Or, Adaiah, ver. 41.

12 Or, Ethni, ver. 41.
13 Or, Izhar, ver. 2, 18.
14 Or, Zephaniah, Azariah,

Joel, ver. 36.
15 Or, Zuph, ver. 35.
16 Ver. 34, Toah,



27, 28 son, 'Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. And the sons of Samuel; 29 the firstborn 2 Vasbni, and Abiah. The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, 30 Shimei his son, Uzza his son, Shimei his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his

And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of 32 the Lord, after that the ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling

place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their

office according to their order. 83 And these are they that S waited with their children. Of the sons of the 34 Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel, the son of 35 Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of 4 Toah, the son of 86 5 Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, the son of 87 Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, the son 38 of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, the son of 39 Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. And his brother

Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son 40,41 of Shimea, the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah, the

42 son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Ethan, the son 43 of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son 44 of Levi. And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand : 7 Ethan 45 the son of 8 Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, the son of Hashabiah, 46 the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the 47 son of Shamer, the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the 48 son of Levi. Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner

of service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on

the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the place most holy,

and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant 50 of God had commanded. And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son,

51 Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his 52, 53 son, Meraioth his son, Amariah his

Ahitub his


Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son. 54 NOW these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts,

of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites : for theirs was the 55 lot. And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs 56 thereof round about it. But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, 57 they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. And to the sons of Aaroni they

gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah, with 58 her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs, and "Hilen with her 59 suburbs, Debir with her suburbs, and 10 Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth60 shemesh with her suburbs: and out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her

suburbs, and " Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All 61 their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities. And unto the sons of

Kohath, which were left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the 62 half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities. And to

the sons of Gershom throughout 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 68 of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. Unto the sons of Merari were given

by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the 64 tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. And the children 65 of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs. And 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 are called by their names.

And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their 67 coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim. And they gave unto them, of the cities

of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer :

1 Ver. 34, Eliel.
5 Or, Zophai.

8 Or, Kushaiah, ch. xv. 17. 2 Called also Jocl, ver. 33, &c. 6 Ver. 24, Shaul, Uzziah, Uriel. 9 Or, Holon, Josh. xxi. 15. 3 Heb. stood.

7 Called Jeduthun, ch. ix. 16, 10 Or, Ain, Josh. xxi. 16. 4 Ver. 26, Nahath.


11 Or, Almon, Josh. xxi, 18.

68 with her suburbs, and 1 Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her 69 suburbs, and Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs : 70 and out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam

with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath. 71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of

Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs: 72 and out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her 73, 74 suburbs, and Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs : and out

of the tribe of Asher; Mashel with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs, 75, 76 and Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs : and out of the

tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her

suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs. 77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebu. 78 lun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs : and on the other side

Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe

of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her 79 suburbs, Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs : 80 and out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Ma81 hanaim with her suburbs, and Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her

suburbs. ng NOW THE SONS OF ISSACHAR were, Tola, and ? Puah, Jashub, and

Shimrom, four.. And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and 2 Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of

Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was 3 in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred. And the sons

of Uzzi; Izrahiah : and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel,

Ishiah, five : all of them chief men. 4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were

bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men : for they had many 5 wives and sons. And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were

valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven

thousand. 6 THE SONS OF BENJAMIN; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three. 7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri,

five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were

reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four. 8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and

Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are 9 the sons of Becher. And the number of them, after their genealogy by their

generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was 10 twenty thousand and two hundred. The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and

the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and 11 Zethan, and Tharshish, and Abishahar. All these the sons of Jediael, by the

heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two 12 hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle. 3 Shuppim also, and Huppiin, the children of 4 Ir, and Hushim, the sons of 5Aher.

THE SONS OF NAPHTALI; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah. 14 THE SONS OF MANASSEH; Ashriel, whom she bare : (but his con15 cubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead: and Machir took to

wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;)

and the name of the second was Zelophehad : and Zelophehad had daughters. 16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh:

and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of 18 Machir, the son of Manasseh. And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and 19 7 Abiezer, and Mahalah. And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem,

and Likhi, and Aniam.


I Seo Josh. xxi. 22-35, where many of these

cities have other names. 2 Phuvah, Job. 3 Numb). xxvi. 39, Shupham, and Hupham.

4 Or, Iri, ver. 7.
5 Or, Ahiram, Numb. XXVI, 38,
6 Gen. xlvi. 24, Shillem.
7 Numb. xxvi. 30, Jexer.


20 AND THE SONS OF EPHRAIM; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and 21 Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son, and Zabad his son,

and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were 22 born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle. And

Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort 23 him. And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he 24 called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house. (And his daughter

was Sherah, who built Beth-horon the nether, and the upper, and Uzzen25 sherah.) And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan 26, 27 his son, Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, · Non his

son, Jehoshuah his son. 28 And their possessions and habitations were, Beth-el and the towns thereof, and

eastward 2 Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the 3 towns thereof; Shechem 29 also and the towns thereof, unto 4 Gaza and the towns thereof: and by the

borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

THE SONS OF ASHER; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, 81 and Serah their sister. And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is 32 the father of Birzavith. And Heber begat Japhlet, and 5 Shomer, and Hotham, 83 and Shua their sister. And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and 94 Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet. And the sons of 6 Shamer; 85 Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. And the sons of his brother Helem; 86 Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal. The sons of Zophah ; Suah, and 87 Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah, Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, 98 and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera. And the sons of Jether; Jephunnen, 89 and Pispah, and Ara. And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia. 40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and

mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six

thousand men. 8 NOW Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the

third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. And the sons of Bela were, 3,4 7 Addar, and Gera, and Abihud, and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah, and 5,6 Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram. And these are the sons of Ehud :

these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed 7 them to Manahath: and Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and 8 begat Uzza, and Ahihud. And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, 9 after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives. And he begat 10 of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham, and Jeuz, and 11 Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers. And of Hushim 12 he begat Abitub, and Elpaal. The sons of Elpaal ; Eber, and Misham, and Sha13 med, who built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof: Beriah also, and Shema,

who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the 14, 15 inhabitants of Gath: and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth, and Zebadiah, and Arad, 16, 17 and Ader, and Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah ; and Zebadiah,

18 and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber, Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and 19, 20 Jobab, the sons of Elpaal; and Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi, and Elienai, and

21 Zilthai, and Eliel, and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of 9 Shimhi; 22-24 and Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel, and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan, and

25 Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah, and Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of 26, 27 Shashak; and Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah, and Jaresiah, and

28 Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham. These were heads of the fathers, by 29 their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem. And at Gibeon dwest So the 10 father of Gibeon ; whose wife's name was Maachah : and his firstborn son 91 Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab, and Gedor, and Ahio, and 32 11 Zacher. And Mikloth begat 12 Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their

1 Or, Nen, Numb. xiii. 8, 16. 5 Ver. 34, Shamer.

9 Or, Shema, ver. 13. 2 Josh. xvi, 7, Naarath. 6 Ver. 32, Shomer.

10 Called Jchiel, ch. ix. 35. 3 Heb. daughters. 7 Or, Ard, Gen. xlvi. 21.

11 Or, Zechariah, ch. ix. 37. 4 Or, Adasa.

8 Or, Shupham, Numb. xxvi. 39. 12 Or, Shimeam, ch. ix. 38.

33 brethren in Jerusalem, over against them. And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan,

and Malchi-shua, and 1 Abinadab, and 2 Esh-baal. 34 And the son of Jonathan was 3 Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah. 35, 36 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and 4 Tarea, and Ånaz. And

Ahaz begat 5 Jehoadah ; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and 37 Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza, and Moza begat Binea: 6 Rapha was his son, 38 Eleasah his son, Azel his son: and Azel had six sons, whose names are these,

Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All 39 these were the sons of Azel. And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his 40 firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third. And the sons of Ulam

were mighty men of valour, archers, and had many sons, and sons' sons, an

hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin. 9. So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in

the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon

for their transgression. 2 NOW the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, 3 the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims. And in Jerusalem

dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the

children of Ephraim, and Manasseh ; 4

Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, 5 of the children of Pharez the son of Judah. And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the 6 firstborn, and his sons. And of the sons of Zerah ; Jeuel, and their brethren,

six hundred and ninety. 7 And of the sons of Benjamin ; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hoda8 viah, the son of Hasenuah, and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of

Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, 9 the son of Ibnijah; and their brethren, according to their generations, nine hun

dred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of

their fathers. 10, 11

And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, and 7 Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the 12 son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham,

the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son

of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillernith, the son of Immer; 13 and their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven

hundred and threescore ; 8 very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the 15 son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari ; and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, 16 and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph; and Oba

diah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah

the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netopha17 thites. And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, 18 and their brethren : Shallum was the chief'; who hitherto waited in the king's

gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi. .19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his

brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the

service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the 20 host of the Lord, were keepers of the entry. And Phinehas the son of Eleazar 21 was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him. And Zecha


riah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the 22 congregation. All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two

hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, 23 whom David and Samuel the seer 10 did ordain

in their 11 set office. So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the Lord, namely, 24 the house of the tabernacle, by wards. In four quarters were the porters, 25 toward the east, west, north, and south. And their brethren, which were in their 26 villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them. For these

1 1 Sam. xiv. 49, Ishri.
2 Or, Ish-bosheth, 2 Sam. it. 8.
3. Or, Mephi-bosheth, 2 Sam. iv.

4, &c.

4 Or, Tahrea, ch. ix. 41.
5 Jarah, ch. ix. 42.
6 Ch. ix. 43, Rephaiah.
7 Neh. xi. 11, Seraiah.

8 Heb. mighty men of valour,
9 Heb. thresholds.
10 Heb. founded,
11 Or, trust

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