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The Chronicles of the Kings of Juda The First Book

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Chapter 6

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      The sons of Levi: Gerson, Cahath and Merari. The sons of Cahath: Amram, Izahar, Hebron and Oziel. The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
      Eleazar begat Phinehes. Phinehes begat Abisue. Abisue begat Boki. Boki begat Ozi. Ozi begat Zarahiah. Zarahiah begat Meraioth. Meraioth begat Amariah. Amariah begat Ahitob. Ahitob begat Zadoc. Zadoc begat Ahimaaz. Ahimaaz begat Azariah. Azariah begat Johanan. Johanan begat Azariah which ministered in the temple that Salomon built in Jerusalem.
      Azariah begat Amariah. Amariah begat Ahitob. Ahitob begat Zadoc. Zadoc begat Selum. Selum begat Helkiah. Helkiah begat Azariah. Azariah begat Saraiah, Saraiah begat Jehozedec which Jehodezec when the Lord carried away Juda and Jerusalem by the hand of Nabuchodonozor, went with them.
      The sons of Levi now are these: Gersom, Cahath and Merari. And these be the names of the sons of Gersom: Lobni and Semei. And the sons of Cahath were Amram, Izahar, Hebron and Oziel. The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi. These are the kindreds of Levi concerning their ancient fathers.
      The sons of Gersom was Lobni, and his son Jahath, and his son Zamah, and his son Joah, and his son Ado, and his son Zerah, and his son Jeathrai. The sons of Cahath: Aminadab and his son Careh, and his son Assir, and his son Elcanah, and his son Abiasah, and his son Asir and his son Thahath and Uriel was his son, and Oziah his son, and Saul was his son.
      The sons of Elcanah: Amasai, Ahimoth and Elcanah. The sons of Elcanah, Zophai whose son was Nahath, and his son Eliab and Jeroham his son, and Elcanah his son, and Samuel the son of him. And the sons of Samuel: the eldest Uasni and then Abiah.
      The sons of Merari: Moholi, and his son Lobni, and his son Semei, and his son Ozah, and his son Samaa, and his son Hagiah, and his son Asaiah.
      These be they which David set for to sing in the house of the Lord, after that the Ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of witness with singing, until Salomon had built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. And then they waited on their offices, according to the order of them. These are they that waited with their children of the sons of Cahath: Heman a singer, which was the son of Joel, the son of Samuel. The son of Elcanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel: the son of Thoah, the son of Zuph, the son of Elcanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, the son of Elcanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zophoniah: the son of Thahath, the son of Asir, the son of Abiasaph, the son of Coreh: the son of Izahar, the son of Cahath: the son of Levi: the son of Israel.
      And his brother Asaph stood on his right hand, which was the son of Barachiah, the son of Samaa: the son of Michael, the son of Baasaiah, the son of Melchiah, the son of Athani, the son of Zarah, the son of Adaiah: the son of Ethan, the son of Zamah, the son of Semei: the son of Jabath, the son of Gersom, the son of Levi.
      And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Chusi, the son of Abdi, the son of Maloch: the son of Hasabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Helkiah: the son of Amazi, the son of Boni, the son of Somer: the son of Moholi, the son of Musi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
      Their brethren the Levites were appointed unto all manner service of the tabernacle of the house of God. But Aaron and his sons burnt upon the altar of burntofferings and on the altar of incense, and were appointed unto all that was to do in the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel in all points according as Moses the servant of God had commanded.
      These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar, whose son was Phinehes, and his son Abisue: and his son Boki, and the son of him Ozi, and his son Zarahia: and the son of him Meraioth, and his son Amariah, and the son of him Ahitob: and Zadoc his son, and Ahimaaz his son.
      And these are the dwelling places of them in their towns and coasts: I mean of the sons of Aaron of the kindred of the Caathites, for so their lot fell. They gave unto them Hebron in the land of Juda with the suburbs round about it. But the country and villages pertaining thereto, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephoneh. And to the sons of Aaron they gave the franchised cities, Hebron and Lobnah, with their Suburbs: and Jathir and Ethemoa with their Suburbs: and Hilen with her Suburbs, and Dabir with her Suburbs: and Asan with her Suburbs, and Bethsemes with her Suburbs. And out of the tribe of Benjamin Gabee and her Suburbs, Alemath with her Suburbs, Anathoth with her Suburbs: so that all their cities among their kindreds were thirteen.
      And unto the sons of Cahath the remnant of the kin of the tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe of Manasse, by lot, ten cities. And unto the sons of Gersom among their kindreds were given out of the tribe of Isacar and out of the tribe of Asser and out of the tribe of Nephthali: and out of the tribe of Manasse in Basan, thirteen cities. And unto the sons of Merari were given by lot among their kindreds and out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon, twelve cities.
      And the children of Israel gave the Levites such cities with their Suburbs, and that by Lot, out of the tribe of children of Juda out of the tribe of Simeon and out of the tribe of the children of Beniamin: even the said cities that are rehearsed by name.
      And concerning the sons of Cahath, the cities of their coasts were of the tribe of Ephraim. In which tribe they gave unto them the cities of Refuge: Sichem in mount Ephraim with her Suburbs, and Gaser with her Suburbs, Jecmaam with her Suburbs, Bethhoron with her Suburbs, Aialon with her Suburbs, and Geth Remon with her Suburbs. And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Aner with her Suburbs, and Baalam with her Suburbs among the kindreds of the remnant of the sons of Cahath.
      And unto the sons of Gerson were given out of the kindred of the half tribe of Manasse: Golon in Basan with her suburbs and Astharoth with her Suburbs. And out of the tribe of Isacar, Kedes with her Suburbs, Daberath with her Suburbs, Ramoth with her Suburbs and Anem with her Suburbs. And out of Asser, Masai with her Suburbs, Abdon with her Suburbs, Hukok with her Suburbs and Rohob with her Suburbs. And out of the tribe of Nephthali, Kedes in Galilea with her Suburbs, Hamon with her Suburbs, and Kariathiarim with her Suburbs.
      And unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zabulon, Remono with her suburbs and Thabor with her suburbs. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho even on the east side of Jordan were given them out of the tribe of Ruben: Bozor in the wilderness with her suburbs, Jahezah with her suburbs, Kademoth with her suburbs. Nephath with her suburbs. And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Galaad with her suburbs, Mahanaim with her suburbs, Hesebon with her suburbs, and Jezer with her suburbs .

[1] The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merar'i.
[2] The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uz'ziel.
[3] The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abi'hu, Elea'zar, and Ith'amar.
[4] Elea'zar was the father of Phin'ehas, Phin'ehas of Abishu'a,
[5] Abishu'a of Bukki, Bukki of Uzzi,
[6] Uzzi of Zerahi'ah, Zerahi'ah of Merai'oth,
[7] Merai'oth of Amari'ah, Amari'ah of Ahi'tub,
[8] Ahi'tub of Zadok, Zadok of Ahim'a-az,
[9] Ahim'a-az of Azari'ah, Azari'ah of Joha'nan,
[10] and Joha'nan of Azari'ah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem).
[11] Azari'ah was the father of Amari'ah, Amari'ah of Ahi'tub,
[12] Ahi'tub of Zadok, Zadok of Shallum,
[13] Shallum of Hilki'ah, Hilki'ah of Azari'ah,
[14] Azari'ah of Serai'ah, Serai'ah of Jehoz'adak;
[15] and Jehoz'adak went into exile when the LORD sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnez'zar.
[16] The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merar'i.
[17] And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shim'e-i.
[18] The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uz'ziel.
[19] The sons of Merar'i: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.
[20] Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
[21] Jo'ah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Je-ath'erai his son.
[22] The sons of Kohath: Ammin'adab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
[23] Elka'nah his son, Ebi'asaph his son, Assir his son,
[24] Tahath his son, Uri'el his son, Uzzi'ah his son, and Sha'ul his son.
[25] The sons of Elka'nah: Ama'sai and Ahi'moth,
[26] Elka'nah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son,
[27] Eli'ab his son, Jero'ham his son, Elka'nah his son.
[28] The sons of Samuel: Jo'el his first-born, the second Abi'jah.
[29] The sons of Merar'i: Mahli, Libni his son, Shim'e-i his son, Uzzah his son,
[30] Shim'e-a his son, Haggi'ah his son, and Asai'ah his son.
[31] These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark rested there.
[32] They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and they performed their service in due order.
[33] These are the men who served and their sons. Of the sons of the Ko'hathites: Heman the singer the son of Jo'el, son of Samuel,
[34] son of Elka'nah, son of Jero'ham, son of Eli'el, son of To'ah,
[35] son of Zuph, son of Elka'nah, son of Mahath, son of Ama'sai,
[36] son of Elka'nah, son of Jo'el, son of Azari'ah, son of Zephani'ah,
[37] son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebi'asaph, son of Korah,
[38] son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel;
[39] and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechi'ah, son of Shim'e-a,
[40] son of Michael, son of Ba-ase'iah, son of Malchi'jah,
[41] son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adai'ah,
[42] son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shim'e-i,
[43] son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi.
[44] On the left hand were their brethren the sons of Merar'i: Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch,
[45] son of Hashabi'ah, son of Amazi'ah, son of Hilki'ah,
[46] son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer,
[47] son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merar'i, son of Levi;
[48] and their brethren the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
[49] But Aaron and his sons made offerings upon the altar of burnt offering and upon the altar of incense for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
[50] These are the sons of Aaron: Elea'zar his son, Phin'ehas his son, Abishu'a his son,
[51] Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahi'ah his son,
[52] Merai'oth his son, Amari'ah his son, Ahi'tub his son,
[53] Zadok his son, Ahim'a-az his son.
[54] These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the families of Ko'hathites, for theirs was the lot,
[55] to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasture lands,
[56] but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephun'neh.
[57] To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah with its pasture lands, Jattir, Eshtemo'a with its pasture lands,
[58] Hilen with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,
[59] Ashan with its pasture lands, and Beth-she'mesh with its pasture lands;
[60] and from the tribe of Benjamin, Geba with its pasture lands, Al'emeth with its pasture lands, and An'athoth with its pasture lands. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen.
[61] To the rest of the Ko'hathites were given by lot out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manas'seh, ten cities.
[62] To the Gershomites according to their families were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Is'sachar, Asher, Naph'tali, and Manas'seh in Bashan.
[63] To the Merar'ites according to their families were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zeb'ulun.
[64] So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasture lands.
[65] They also gave them by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin these cities which are mentioned by name.
[66] And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of E'phraim.
[67] They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasture lands in the hill country of E'phraim, Gezer with its pasture lands,
[68] Jok'me-am with its pasture lands, Beth-hor'on with its pasture lands,
[69] Ai'jalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rim'mon with its pasture lands,
[70] and out of the half-tribe of Manas'seh, Aner with its pasture lands, and Bil'e-am with its pasture lands, for the rest of the families of the Ko'hathites.
[71] To the Gershomites were given out of the half-tribe of Manas'seh: Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands and Ash'taroth with its pasture lands;
[72] and out of the tribe of Is'sachar: Kedesh with its pasture lands, Dab'erath with its pasture lands,
[73] Ramoth with its pasture lands, and Anem with its pasture lands;
[74] out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
[75] Hukok with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands;
[76] and out of the tribe of Naph'tali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Ham'mon with its pasture lands, and Kiriatha'im with its pasture lands.
[77] To the rest of the Merar'ites were allotted out of the tribe of Zeb'ulun: Rim'mono with its pasture lands, Tabor with its pasture lands,
[78] and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the steppe with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands,
[79] Ked'emoth with its pasture lands, and Meph'a-ath with its pasture lands;
[80] and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahana'im with its pasture lands,
[81] Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands.


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