1 Chronicles 9
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1So all Israel was listed in the genealogical records in The Book of the Kings of Israel. The Returning Exiles The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the LORD.1So all Israel was recorded in the genealogies written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. But Judah was exiled to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.
2The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.2Now the first to resettle their own property in their cities were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.
3Some of the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh came and settled in Jerusalem.3These were some of the descendants of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh who lived in Jerusalem:
4One family that returned was that of Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah.4Uthai son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah.
5Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.5From the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.
6From the Zerahite clan, Jeuel returned with his relatives. In all, 690 families from the tribe of Judah returned.6From the Zerahites: Jeuel and 690 relatives.
7From the tribe of Benjamin came Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;7From the Benjamites: Sallu son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah;
8Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Micri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.8Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, the son of Michri; Meshullam son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9These men were all leaders of clans, and they were listed in their genealogical records. In all, 956 families from the tribe of Benjamin returned. The Returning Priests9and 956 of their relatives according to their genealogy. All these men were heads of their families.
10Among the priests who returned were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin,10From the priests: Jedaiah; Jehoiarib; Jachin;
11Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub. Azariah was the chief officer of the house of God.11Azariah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the chief official of God’s temple;
12Other returning priests were Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malkijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer.12Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah; Maasai son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13In all, 1,760 priests returned. They were heads of clans and very able men. They were responsible for ministering at the house of God. The Returning Levites13and 1,760 of their relatives, the heads of their families, able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
14The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;14From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;
15Bakbakkar; Heresh; Galal; Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zicri, son of Asaph;15Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
16Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the area of Netophah.16Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
17The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.17These were the gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief;
18Prior to this time, they were responsible for the King’s Gate on the east side. These men served as gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites.18he was previously stationed at the King’s Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.
19Shallum was the son of Kore, a descendant of Abiasaph, from the clan of Korah. He and his relatives, the Korahites, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the sanctuary, just as their ancestors had guarded the Tabernacle in the camp of the LORD.19Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives from the Korahites were assigned to guard the thresholds of the Tent, just as their fathers had been assigned to guard the entrance to the dwelling of the LORD.
20Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the LORD had been with him.20In earlier times Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers, and the LORD was with him.
21And later Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was responsible for guarding the entrance to the Tabernacle.21Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
22In all, there were 212 gatekeepers in those days, and they were listed according to the genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed their ancestors because they were reliable men.22The number of those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds was 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them to their positions of trust.
23These gatekeepers and their descendants, by their divisions, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the house of the LORD when that house was a tent.23So they and their descendants were assigned to guard the gates of the house of the LORD—the house called the Tent.
24The gatekeepers were stationed on all four sides—east, west, north, and south.24The gatekeepers were stationed on the four sides: east, west, north, and south.
25Their relatives in the villages came regularly to share their duties for seven-day periods.25Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods.
26The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.26But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God.
27They would spend the night around the house of God, since it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.27They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they were responsible for guarding it and opening it every morning.
28Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.28Some of them were in charge of the articles used in worship, to count them whenever they were brought in or taken out.
29Others were responsible for the furnishings, the items in the sanctuary, and the supplies, such as choice flour, wine, olive oil, frankincense, and spices.29Others were put in charge of the furnishings and other articles of the sanctuary, as well as the fine flour, wine, oil, frankincense, and spices.
30But it was the priests who blended the spices.30And some of the sons of the priests mixed the spices.
31Mattithiah, a Levite and the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread used in the offerings.31A Levite named Mattithiah, the firstborn son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread.
32And some members of the clan of Kohath were in charge of preparing the bread to be set on the table each Sabbath day.32Some of their Kohathite brothers were responsible for preparing the rows of the showbread every Sabbath.
33The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.33Those who were musicians, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other duties because they were on duty day and night.
34All these men lived in Jerusalem. They were the heads of Levite families and were listed as prominent leaders in their genealogical records. King Saul’s Family Tree34All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.
35Jeiel (the father of Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah,35Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah.
36and his oldest son was named Abdon. Jeiel’s other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,36Abdon was his firstborn son, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. All these families lived near each other in Jerusalem.38Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They too lived alongside their relatives in Jerusalem.
39Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.39Ner was the father of Kish, Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
40Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal. Merib-baal was the father of Micah.40The son of Jonathan: Merib-baal, who was the father of Micah.
41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.41The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42Ahaz was the father of Jadah. Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza.42Ahaz was the father of Jarah; Jarah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza.
43Moza was the father of Binea. Binea’s son was Rephaiah. Rephaiah’s son was Eleasah. Eleasah’s son was Azel.43Moza was the father of Binea. Rephaiah was his son, Elasah his son, and Azel his son.
44Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.44And Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
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