1 Chronicles 6
King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
1The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 2And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. 3And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 4Eleazar begot Phinehas, Phinehas begot Abishua, 5And Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi, 6And Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth, 7Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub, 8And Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz, 9And Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan, 10And Johanan begot Azariah, (he it is who executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem), 11And Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub, 12And Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum, 13And Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah, 14And Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak, 15And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 17And These are {be}the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei. 18And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. 19The sons of Merari: Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers. 20Of Gershom: Libni, his son; Jahath, his son; Zimmah, his son; 21Joah, his son; Iddo, his son; Zerah, his son; Jeatherai, his son. 22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab, his son; Korah, his son; Assir, his son; 23Elkanah, his son; and Ebiasaph, his son; and Assir his son; 24Tahath, his son; Uriel, his son; Uzziah, his son; and Shaul, his son. 25And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai, and Ahimoth. 26As for Elkanah; the sons of Elkanah: Zophai, his son; and Nahath, his son; 27Eliab, his son; Jeroham, his son; Elkanah, his son. 28And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni, and Abijah. 29The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni, his son; Shimei, his son; Uzza, his son; 30Shimei, his son; Haggiah, his son, Asaiah his son.

31And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark had rest. 32And 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. 33And these are they who waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman, a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel, 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. 39And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph, the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimei, 40The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, 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. 44And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: 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.

48Their brethren also, the Levites, were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God. 49But 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 of God, had commanded. 50And these are the sons 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; Ahimaaz, his son.

54Now these are their dwelling places throughout their towers {castles} in their borders, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites; for theirs was the lot. 55And they gave them Hebron, in the land of Judah, and the pastures {suburbs thereof} round about it. 56But the fields of the city, and its villages {thereof}, they gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh. 57And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with its pastures {suburbs}, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their pastures {suburbs}, 58And Hilen with its pastures {her suburbs}, Debir with its pastures {her suburbs}, 59And Ashan with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Beth-shemesh with its pastures {her suburbs}, 60And out of the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Allemeth with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Anathoth with its pastures {her suburbs}. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.

61And unto the sons of Kohath, who were left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities. 62And 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 of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 63Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

64And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their pastures {suburbs}.

65And 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.

66And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their borders out of the tribe of Ephraim. 67And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in Mount Ephraim with its pastures {her suburbs}; they gave also Gezer with its pastures {her suburbs}, 68And Jokmeam with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Beth-horon with its pastures {her suburbs}, 69And Aijalon with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Gath-rimmon with its pastures {her suburbs}; 70And out of the half tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Bileam with its pastures {her suburbs}, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.

71Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Ashtaroth with its pastures {her suburbs}. 72And out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pastures {her suburbs}, Daberath with its pastures {her suburbs}, 73And Ramoth with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Anem with its pastures {her suburbs}. 74And out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Abdon with its pastures {her suburbs}, 75And Hukok with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Rehob with its pastures {her suburbs}. 76And out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Hammon with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Kiri-ath-aim with its pastures {her suburbs}.

77Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with its pastures {her suburbs}, Tabor with its pastures {her suburbs}: 78And on the other side of the Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Jahzah with its pastures {her suburbs}, 79Kedemoth also with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Mephaath with its pastures {her suburbs}: 80And out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Mahanaim with its pastures {her suburbs}, 81And Heshbon with its pastures {her suburbs}, and Jazer with its pastures {her suburbs}.

King James Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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