1 Chronicles 6
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The Descendants of Levi

1The sons of Levi:

Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

2The sons of Kohath:

Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

3The children of Amram:

Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.

The sons of Aaron:

Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

4Eleazar was the father of Phinehas,

Phinehas was the father of Abishua,

5Abishua was the father of Bukki,

Bukki was the father of Uzzi,

6Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah,

Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth,

7Meraioth was the father of Amariah,

Amariah was the father of Ahitub,

8Ahitub was the father of Zadok,

Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz,

9Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah,

Azariah was the father of Johanan,

10Johanan was the father of Azariah (who served as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem),

11Azariah was the father of Amariah,

Amariah was the father of Ahitub,

12Ahitub was the father of Zadok,

Zadok was the father of Shallum,

13Shallum was the father of Hilkiah,

Hilkiah was the father of Azariah,

14Azariah was the father of Seraiah,

and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak.a

15Jehozadak went into captivity when the LORD sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16The sons of Levi:

Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

17These are the names of the sons of Gershom:

Libni and Shimei.

18The sons of Kohath:

Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

19The sons of Merari:

Mahli and Mushi.

These are the clans of the Levites listed according to their fathers:

20Of Gershom:

Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and Jeatherai his son.

22The descendants of Kohath:

Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

25The descendants of Elkanah:

Amasai, Ahimoth, 26Elkanah his son,b Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son, and Samuel his son.c

28The sons of Samuel:

Joel his firstbornd and Abijah his second son.

29The sons of Merari:

Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.

The Temple Musicians

31These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there. 32They 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.

33These are the men who served with their sons. From the Kohathites:

Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 34the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, 35the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

39Heman’s kinsman was Asaph, who served at his right hand:

Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea, 40the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah,e the son of Malchijah, 41the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

44On the left were their kinsmen, the sons of Merari:

Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, 47the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

The Descendants of Aaron

48Their fellow Levites were assigned to every kind of service of the tabernacle, the house of God. 49But 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.

50These were the descendants of Aaron:

Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53Zadok his son, and Ahimaaz his son.

Territories for the Levites
(Numbers 35:1-5; Joshua 21:1-45)

54Now these were the territories assigned to the descendants of Aaron from the Kohathite clan for their settlements, because the first lot fell to them:

55They were given Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands. 56But the fields and villages around the city were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh. 57So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), Libnahf , Jattir, Eshtemoa, 58Hilen, Debir, 59Ashan,g and Beth-shemesh, each with their pasturelands.

60And from the tribe of Benjamin they were givenh Geba, Alemeth, and Anathoth each with their pasturelands. So they had thirteen cities in all among their families.

61To the rest of the Kohathites, ten cities were allotted from the half-tribe of Manasseh.

62The Gershomites, according to their clans, were allotted thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan.

63The Merarites, according to their families, were allotted twelve cities from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.

64So the Israelites gave to the Levites these cities and their pasturelands. 65They assigned by lot the cities named above from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.

66And some of the clans of the Kohathites were given cities from the tribe of Ephraim for their territory:

67They were given Shechem (a city of refuge) with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer, 68Jokmeam, Beth-horon, 69Aijalon, and Gath-rimmon, each with their pasturelands.

70And from the half-tribe of Manasseh Aner and Bileam, together with their pasturelands, were given to the rest of the clans of the Kohathites.

71The 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.

72From the tribe of Issachar they were given Kedesh, Daberath, 73Ramoth, and Anem, together with their pasturelands.

74From the tribe of Asher they were given Mashal, Abdon, 75Hukok, and Rehob, together with their pasturelands.

76And from the tribe of Naphtali they were given Kedesh in Galilee, Hammon, and Kiriathaim, together with their pasturelands.

77The Merarites (the rest of the Levites) received the following:

From the tribe of Zebulun they were giveni Rimmono and Tabor, together with their pasturelands.

78From the tribe of Reuben east of the Jordan opposite Jericho they were given Bezer in the wilderness, Jahzah, 79Kedemoth, and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands.

80And from the tribe of Gad they were given Ramoth in Gilead, Mahanaim, 81Heshbon, and Jazer, together with their pasturelands.

Footnotes:

14 a Jehozadak is a variant of Jozadak; also in verse 15
26 b Some Hebrew manuscripts, LXX and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts and Elkanah. The sons of Elkanah:
27 c 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 d LXX, Syriac (compare verse 33 and 1 Samuel 8:2); Hebrew does not include Joel
40 e Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts, one LXX manuscript and Syriac Maaseiah
57 f As in the parallel text at Joshua 21:13; Hebrew were given the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah,
59 g Syriac (see also LXX and Joshua 21:16) adds Juttah
60 h LXX, Syriac (compare Joshua 21:17) include Gibeon
77 i LXX includes Jokneam, Kartah, (see Joshua 21:34)

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