1 Chronicles 9

1 All the Israelites were enrolled genealogically, and they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile to Babylon for its unfaithfulness.

2 The first inhabitants to return to their possession in their cities were some Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.

3 And some of the descendants of Judah, of Benjamin, of Eʹphraim, and of Manasʹseh settled in Jerusalem:

4 Uʹthai son of Ammiʹhud son of Omʹri son of Imʹri son of Baʹni, of the descendants of Peʹrez son of Judah.

5 And of the Shiʹlonites, Asaiʹah the firstborn and his sons.

6 And of the sons of Zeʹrah, Jeuʹel and 690 of their brothers.

7 And of the descendants of Benjamin, Salʹlu son of Meshulʹlam son of Hodaviʹah son of Hassenuʹah,

8 Ibneʹiah son of Jeroʹham, Eʹlah son of Uzʹzi son of Michʹri, and Meshulʹlam son of Shephatiʹah son of Reuʹel son of Ibniʹjah.

9 And their brothers by line of descent were 956. All these men were heads of their paternal houses.

10 And of the priests, there were Jedaʹiah, Jehoiʹarib, Jaʹchin,

11 Azariʹah son of Hilkiʹah son of Meshulʹlam son of Zaʹdok son of Meraʹioth son of Ahiʹtub, a leader of the house of the true God,

12 Adaiʹah son of Jeroʹham son of Pashʹhur son of Malchiʹjah, Maʹasai son of Adʹiel son of Jahʹzerah son of Meshulʹlam son of Meshilʹlemith son of Imʹmer,

13 and their brothers, heads of the paternal houses, 1,760 mighty, capable men available for the service of the house of the true God.

14 And of the Levites, there were Shemaiʹah son of Hasʹshub son of Azriʹkam son of Hashabiʹah from the descendants of Merarʹi;

15 and Bakbakʹkar, Heʹresh, Gaʹlal, Mattaniʹah son of Miʹca son of Zichʹri son of Aʹsaph,

16 Obadiʹah son of Shemaiʹah son of Gaʹlal son of Jeduʹthun, and Berechiʹah son of Aʹsa son of Elkaʹnah, who was dwelling in the settlements of the Netophʹathites.

17 The gatekeepers were Shalʹlum, Akʹkub, Talʹmon, Ahiʹman, and their brother Shalʹlum the head,

18 and until then he was at the king’s gate to the east. These were the gatekeepers of the camps of the Levites.

19 And Shalʹlum son of Koʹre son of Ebiʹasaph son of Korʹah, and his brothers of his paternal house, the Korʹahites, were over the duties of the service, the doorkeepers of the tent, and their fathers had been over the camp of Jehovah as the keepers of the entryway.

20 It was Phinʹehas the son of Eleaʹzar who had been their leader in the past; Jehovah was with him.

21 Zechariʹah the son of Meshelemiʹah was the gatekeeper of the entrance of the tent of meeting.

22 All those selected as gatekeepers at the thresholds numbered 212. They were in their settlements by their genealogical enrollment. David and Samuel the seer appointed these to their office of trust.

23 They and their sons were over the guard service for the gates of the house of Jehovah, the house of the tent.

24 The gatekeepers were on the four sides—east, west, north, and south.

25 From time to time, their brothers were to come in from their settlements for seven days to serve along with them.

26 There were four chief gatekeepers in the office of trust. They were Levites, and they were in charge of the chambers and of the treasuries of the house of the true God.

27 They would spend the night in their stations all around the house of the true God, for they cared for the guard service and were in charge of the key and would open up the house from morning to morning.

28 Some of them were in charge of the utensils of the service; they would count them when they brought them in and count them when they took them out.

29 Some of them were appointed over the utensils, over all the holy utensils, and over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the frankincense, and the balsam oil.

30 Some of the sons of the priests mixed the ointment of balsam oil.

31 And Mattithiʹah of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shalʹlum the Korʹahite, was in the office of trust over the things baked in pans.

32 Some of their brothers of the Koʹhathites were in charge of the layer bread, to prepare it every Saturday.

33 These were the singers, the heads of the paternal houses of the Levites in the chambers, those set free from other duties; for by day and by night it was their responsibility to be on duty.

34 These were the heads of the paternal houses of the Levites by their line of descent, headmen. These lived in Jerusalem.

35 The father of Gibʹeon, Jeiʹel, lived in Gibʹeon. His wife’s name was Maʹacah.

36 And his firstborn son was Abʹdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baʹal, Ner, Naʹdab,

37 Geʹdor, Ahiʹo, Zechariʹah, and Mikʹloth.

38 Mikʹloth became father to Shimʹeam. And they all lived near their brothers in Jerusalem, along with their other brothers.

39 Ner became father to Kish; Kish became father to Saul; Saul became father to Jonʹathan, Malʹchi-shuʹa, Abinʹadab, and Eshbaʹal.

40 And Jonʹathan’s son was Merʹib-baʹal. Merʹib-baʹal became father to Miʹcah.

41 And the sons of Miʹcah were Piʹthon, Melʹech, Tahrʹea, and Aʹhaz.

42 Aʹhaz became father to Jaʹrah; Jaʹrah became father to Alʹemeth, Azʹmaveth, and Zimʹri. Zimʹri became father to Moʹza.

43 Moʹza became father to Binʹea and Rephaʹiah his son, Eleaʹsah his son, Aʹzel his son.

44 Aʹzel had six sons, and their names were Azriʹkam, Boʹcheru, Ishʹmael, Sheariʹah, Obadiʹah, and Haʹnan. These were the sons of Aʹzel.

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