The Family of Reuben(A)

Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel—(B)he was indeed the firstborn, but because he (C)defiled his father’s bed, (D)his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; yet (E)Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a (F)ruler, although [a]the birthright was Joseph’s— the sons of (G)Reuben the firstborn of Israel were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.

The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, and Beerah his son, whom [b]Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria (H)carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites. And his brethren by their families, (I)when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in (J)Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. Eastward they settled as far as the [c]entrance of the wilderness this side of the River Euphrates, because their cattle had [d]multiplied (K)in the land of Gilead.

10 Now in the days of Saul they made war (L)with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand; and they dwelt in their tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead.

The Family of Gad

11 And the (M)children of Gad dwelt next to them in the land of (N)Bashan as far as (O)Salcah: 12 Joel was the chief, Shapham the next, then Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan, 13 and their brethren of their father’s house: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jachan, Zia, and Eber—seven in all. 14 These were the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was chief of their father’s house. 16 And the Gadites dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its villages, and in all the [e]common-lands of (P)Sharon within their borders. 17 All these were registered by genealogies in the days of (Q)Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of (R)Jeroboam king of Israel.

18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow, and skillful in war, who went to war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, (S)Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 And (T)they were helped against them, and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand, and all who were with them, for they (U)cried out to God in the battle. He [f]heeded their prayer, because they (V)put their trust in Him. 21 Then they took away their livestock—fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys—also one hundred thousand of their men; 22 for many fell dead, because the war (W)was God’s. And they dwelt in their place until (X)the captivity.

The Family of Manasseh (East)

23 So the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land. Their numbers increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon, that is, to (Y)Senir, or Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of their fathers’ houses.

25 And they were unfaithful to the God of their fathers, and (Z)played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of (AA)Pul king of Assyria, that is, (AB)Tiglath-Pileser[g] king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to (AC)Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan to this day.

The Family of Levi(AD)

The sons of Levi were (AE)Gershon,[h] Kohath, and Merari. The sons of Kohath were Amram, (AF)Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron were (AG)Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Eleazar begot Phinehas, and Phinehas begot Abishua; Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi; Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth; Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; (AH)Ahitub begot (AI)Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan; 10 Johanan begot Azariah (it was he (AJ)who ministered as priest in the (AK)temple[i] that Solomon built in Jerusalem); 11 (AL)Azariah begot (AM)Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 12 Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot [j]Shallum; 13 Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah; 14 Azariah begot (AN)Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak. 15 Jehozadak went into captivity (AO)when the Lord carried Judah and Jerusalem into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi were (AP)Gershon,[k] Kohath, and Merari. 17 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei. 18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers: 20 Of Gershon were Libni his son, Jahath his son, (AQ)Zimmah his son, 21 [l]Joah his son, [m]Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and [n]Jeatherai his son. 22 The sons of Kohath were [o]Amminadab his son, (AR)Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Elkanah were (AS)Amasai and Ahimoth. 26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were [p]Zophai his son, [q]Nahath his son, 27 [r]Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son. 28 The sons of Samuel were [s]Joel the firstborn, and Abijah [t]the second. 29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.

Musicians in the House of the Lord

31 Now these are (AT)the men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the (AU)ark came to rest. 32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they served in their office according to their order.

33 And these are the ones who [u]ministered with their sons: Of the sons of the (AV)Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of [v]Eliel, the son of [w]Toah, 35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of (AW)Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. 39 And his brother (AX)Asaph, who stood at his right hand, was Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea, 40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah, 41 the son of (AY)Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi.

44 Their brethren, the sons of Merari, on the left hand, were [x]Ethan the son of [y]Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer, 47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

48 And their brethren, the Levites, were appointed to every (AZ)kind of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

The Family of Aaron

49 (BA)But Aaron and his sons offered sacrifices (BB)on the altar of burnt offering and (BC)on 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 Now these are the (BD)sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son, and Ahimaaz his son.

Dwelling Places of the Levites(BE)

54 (BF)Now these are their dwelling places throughout their settlements in their territory, for they were given by lot to the sons of Aaron, of the family of the Kohathites: 55 (BG)They gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, with its surrounding [z]common-lands. 56 (BH)But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 57 And (BI)to the sons of Aaron they gave one of the cities of refuge, Hebron; also Libnah with its common-lands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its common-lands, 58 [aa]Hilen with its common-lands, Debir with its common-lands, 59 [ab]Ashan with its common-lands, and Beth Shemesh with its common-lands. 60 And from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its common-lands, [ac]Alemeth with its common-lands, and Anathoth with its common-lands. All their cities among their families were thirteen.

61 (BJ)To the rest of the family of the tribe of the Kohathites they gave (BK)by lot ten cities from half the tribe of Manasseh. 62 And to the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave thirteen cities from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. 63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave (BL)twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun. 64 So the children of Israel gave these cities with their [ad]common-lands to the Levites. 65 And they gave by lot from the tribe of the children of Judah, from the tribe of the children of Simeon, and from the tribe of the children of Benjamin these cities which are called by their names.

66 Now (BM)some of the families of the sons of Kohath were given cities as their territory from the tribe of Ephraim. 67 (BN)And they gave them one of the cities of refuge, Shechem with its common-lands, in the mountains of Ephraim, also Gezer with its common-lands, 68 (BO)Jokmeam with its common-lands, Beth Horon with its common-lands, 69 Aijalon with its common-lands, and Gath Rimmon with its common-lands. 70 And from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its common-lands and Bileam with its common-lands, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

71 From the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh the sons of Gershon were given Golan in Bashan with its common-lands and [ae]Ashtaroth with its common-lands. 72 And from the tribe of Issachar: [af]Kedesh with its common-lands, Daberath with its common-lands, 73 Ramoth with its common-lands, and Anem with its common-lands. 74 And from the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its common-lands, Abdon with its common-lands, 75 Hukok with its common-lands, and Rehob with its common-lands. 76 And from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its common-lands, Hammon with its common-lands, and Kirjathaim with its common-lands.

77 From the tribe of Zebulun the rest of the children of Merari were given [ag]Rimmon with its common-lands and Tabor with its common-lands. 78 And on the other side of the Jordan, across from Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, they were given from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its common-lands, Jahzah with its common-lands, 79 Kedemoth with its common-lands, and Mephaath with its common-lands. 80 And from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its common-lands, Mahanaim with its common-lands, 81 Heshbon with its common-lands, and Jazer with its common-lands.

The Family of Issachar(BP)

The sons of Issachar were (BQ)Tola, [ah]Puah, [ai]Jashub, and Shimron—four in all. The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father’s house. The sons of Tola were mighty men of valor in their generations; (BR)their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred. The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah, and the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah. All five of them were chief men. And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, were thirty-six thousand troops ready for war; for they had many wives and sons.

Now their brethren among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, listed by their genealogies, eighty-seven thousand in all.

The Family of Benjamin(BS)

The sons of (BT)Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all. The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five in all. They were heads of their fathers’ houses, and they were listed by their genealogies, twenty-two thousand and thirty-four mighty men of valor.

The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jerimoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these are the sons of Becher. And they were recorded by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ houses, twenty thousand two hundred mighty men of valor. 10 The son of Jediael was Bilhan, and the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

11 All these sons of Jediael were heads of their fathers’ houses; there were seventeen thousand two hundred mighty men of valor fit to go out for war and battle. 12 [aj]Shuppim and [ak]Huppim were the sons of [al]Ir, and Hushim was the son of [am]Aher.

The Family of Naphtali(BU)

13 The (BV)sons of Naphtali were [an]Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and [ao]Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

The Family of Manasseh (West)

14 The (BW)descendants of Manasseh: his Syrian concubine bore him (BX)Machir the father of Gilead, the father of Asriel. 15 Machir took as his wife the sister of [ap]Huppim and [aq]Shuppim, whose name was Maachah. The name of Gilead’s [ar]grandson was (BY)Zelophehad, but Zelophehad begot only daughters. 16 (Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 The son of Ulam was (BZ)Bedan.) These were the descendants of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.

18 His sister Hammoleketh bore Ishhod, [as]Abiezer, and Mahlah.

19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

The Family of Ephraim

20 (CA)The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eladah his son, Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath who were born in that land killed them because they came down to take away their cattle. 22 Then Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name [at]Beriah, because tragedy had come upon his house. 24 Now his daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper (CB)Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah; 25 and Rephah was his son, as well as Resheph, and Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, (CC)Elishama his son, 27 [au]Nun his son, and (CD)Joshua his son.

28 Now their (CE)possessions and dwelling places were Bethel and its towns: to the east [av]Naaran, to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns, as far as [aw]Ayyah and its towns; 29 and by the borders of the children of (CF)Manasseh were Beth Shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, (CG)Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph, the son of Israel.

The Family of Asher(CH)

30 (CI)The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of [ax]Birzaith. 32 And Heber begot Japhlet, [ay]Shomer, [az]Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the children of Japhlet. 34 The sons of (CJ)Shemer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 35 And the sons of his brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, [ba]Jithran, and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla were Arah, Haniel, and Rizia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers’ houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand.


  1. 1 Chronicles 5:2 the right of the firstborn
  2. 1 Chronicles 5:6 Heb. Tilgath-Pilneser
  3. 1 Chronicles 5:9 beginning
  4. 1 Chronicles 5:9 increased
  5. 1 Chronicles 5:16 open lands
  6. 1 Chronicles 5:20 Lit. was entreated for them
  7. 1 Chronicles 5:26 Heb. Tilgath-Pilneser
  8. 1 Chronicles 6:1 Or Gershom, v. 16
  9. 1 Chronicles 6:10 Lit. house
  10. 1 Chronicles 6:12 Meshullam, 1 Chr. 9:11
  11. 1 Chronicles 6:16 Heb. Gershom, an alternate spelling for Gershon, vv. 1, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71
  12. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Ethan, v. 42
  13. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Adaiah, v. 41
  14. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Ethni, v. 41
  15. 1 Chronicles 6:22 Izhar, vv. 2, 18
  16. 1 Chronicles 6:26 Zuph, v. 35; 1 Sam. 1:1
  17. 1 Chronicles 6:26 Toah, v. 34
  18. 1 Chronicles 6:27 Eliel, v. 34
  19. 1 Chronicles 6:28 So with LXX, Syr., Arab.; cf. v. 33 and 1 Sam. 8:2
  20. 1 Chronicles 6:28 Heb. Vasheni
  21. 1 Chronicles 6:33 Lit. stood with
  22. 1 Chronicles 6:34 Elihu, 1 Sam. 1:1
  23. 1 Chronicles 6:34 Tohu, 1 Sam. 1:1
  24. 1 Chronicles 6:44 Jeduthun, 1 Chr. 9:16; 25:1, 3, 6; 2 Chr. 35:15; Ps. 62:title
  25. 1 Chronicles 6:44 Or Kushaiah
  26. 1 Chronicles 6:55 open lands
  27. 1 Chronicles 6:58 Holon, Josh. 21:15
  28. 1 Chronicles 6:59 Ain, Josh. 21:16
  29. 1 Chronicles 6:60 Almon, Josh. 21:18
  30. 1 Chronicles 6:64 open lands
  31. 1 Chronicles 6:71 Beeshterah, Josh. 21:27
  32. 1 Chronicles 6:72 Kishon, Josh. 21:28
  33. 1 Chronicles 6:77 Heb. Rimmono, an alternate spelling of Rimmon, 1 Chr. 4:32
  34. 1 Chronicles 7:1 Puvah, Gen. 46:13
  35. 1 Chronicles 7:1 Job, Gen. 46:13
  36. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Shupham, Num. 26:39
  37. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Hupham, Num. 26:39
  38. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Iri, v. 7
  39. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Ahiram, Num. 26:38
  40. 1 Chronicles 7:13 Jahzeel, Gen. 46:24
  41. 1 Chronicles 7:13 Shillem, Gen. 46:24
  42. 1 Chronicles 7:15 Hupham, v. 12; Num. 26:39
  43. 1 Chronicles 7:15 Shupham, v. 12; Num. 26:39
  44. 1 Chronicles 7:15 Lit. the second
  45. 1 Chronicles 7:18 Jeezer, Num. 26:30
  46. 1 Chronicles 7:23 Lit. In Tragedy
  47. 1 Chronicles 7:27 Heb. Non
  48. 1 Chronicles 7:28 Naarath, Josh. 16:7
  49. 1 Chronicles 7:28 Many Heb. mss., Bg., LXX, Tg., Vg. Gazza
  50. 1 Chronicles 7:31 Or Birzavith or Birzoth
  51. 1 Chronicles 7:32 Shemer, 1 Chr. 7:34
  52. 1 Chronicles 7:32 Helem, 1 Chr. 7:35
  53. 1 Chronicles 7:37 Jether, v. 38

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