Genealogy from Issachar

Now the sons of Issachar were four: Tola, [a]Puah, [b]Jashub, and Shimron. The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, heads of their fathers’ households. The sons of Tola were valiant warriors in their generations. (A)Their number in the days of David was 22,600. The [c]son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. And the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah; all five of them were (B)chief men. And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were thirty-six thousand [d]troops of the army for war; for they had many wives and sons. Their relatives among all the families of Issachar were valiant warriors, registered by genealogy, eighty-seven thousand in all.

Descendants of Benjamin

(C)Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Becher, and Jediael. The sons of Bela were five: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. They were heads of fathers’ households, valiant warriors, 22,034 registered by genealogy. The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher. They were registered by genealogy according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ households, 20,200 valiant warriors. 10 The [e]son of Jediael was Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these were sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their fathers’ households, 17,200 valiant warriors who were [f]ready to go out with the army to war. 12 [g]Shuppim and [h]Huppim were the sons of [i]Ir; Hushim was the [j]son of [k]Aher.

Sons of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were [l]Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and [m]Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

Descendants of Manasseh

14 The sons of Manasseh were Asriel, to whom his Aramean concubine gave birth; she also gave birth to Machir, the father of Gilead. 15 Machir took a wife from Huppim and Shuppim, [n]whose name was Maacah. And the name of the second was Zelophehad, and Zelophehad had daughters. 16 Maacah the wife of Machir gave birth to a son, and she named him Peresh; the name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 The [o]son of Ulam was Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. 18 His sister Hammolecheth gave birth to Ishhod, [p]Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Descendants of Ephraim

20 (D)The sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah and [q]Bered his son, Tahath his son, Eleadah his son, Tahath his son, 21 Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath who were born in the land killed, because they came down to take their livestock. 22 Their father Ephraim (E)mourned for many days, and his relatives (F)came to comfort him. 23 Then he went in to his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son, and he named him [r]Beriah, because misfortune had come upon his house. 24 His daughter was Sheerah, (G)who built lower and upper Beth-horon, as well as Uzzen-sheerah. 25 Rephah was his son along with Resheph, Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27 [s]Non his son, and (H)Joshua his son.

28 (I)Their possessions and dwelling places were Bethel with its towns, and to the east, [t]Naaran, and to the west, Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns, as far as [u]Ayyah with its towns, 29 and along the borders of the sons of Manasseh, Beth-shean with its towns, Taanach with its towns, Megiddo with its towns, and Dor with its towns. In these regions lived the (J)sons of Joseph the son of Israel.

Descendants of Asher

30 (K)The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah, and Serah was their sister. 31 The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32 Heber fathered Japhlet, [v]Shomer, and Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet. 34 The sons of [w]Shemer were Ahi and Rohgah, and Jehubbah and Aram. 35 The [x]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, Ithran, and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40 All these were the sons of Asher, heads of the fathers’ houses, choice, valiant mighty men, and heads of the leaders. And the number of them registered by genealogy for service in war was twenty-six thousand men.


  1. 1 Chronicles 7:1 In Gen 46:13, Puvvah; in Num 26:23, Puvah
  2. 1 Chronicles 7:1 In Gen 46:13, Iob
  3. 1 Chronicles 7:3 Lit sons
  4. 1 Chronicles 7:4 Or bands
  5. 1 Chronicles 7:10 Lit sons
  6. 1 Chronicles 7:11 Lit going out
  7. 1 Chronicles 7:12 In Num 26:39, Shephupham
  8. 1 Chronicles 7:12 In Num 26:39, Hupham
  9. 1 Chronicles 7:12 In v 7, Iri
  10. 1 Chronicles 7:12 Lit sons
  11. 1 Chronicles 7:12 In Num 26:38, Ahiram
  12. 1 Chronicles 7:13 In Gen 46:24, Jahzeel
  13. 1 Chronicles 7:13 In Gen 46:24 and Num 26:49, Shillem
  14. 1 Chronicles 7:15 Lit and his sister’s; MT their sister; Lucian’s Gr, Targum
  15. 1 Chronicles 7:17 Lit sons
  16. 1 Chronicles 7:18 In Num 26:30, Iezer
  17. 1 Chronicles 7:20 In Num 26:35, Becher
  18. 1 Chronicles 7:23 I.e., in misfortune
  19. 1 Chronicles 7:27 In Ex 33:11 and elsewhere, Nun
  20. 1 Chronicles 7:28 In Josh 16:7, Naarah
  21. 1 Chronicles 7:28 Many mss Azzah
  22. 1 Chronicles 7:32 In v 34, Shemer
  23. 1 Chronicles 7:34 In v 32, Shomer
  24. 1 Chronicles 7:35 Lit son

Genealogy from Benjamin

And (A)Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, (B)Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. Bela had sons: [a]Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram. These are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Geba, and they took them into exile to Manahath, namely, Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera—he exiled them; and he fathered Uzza and Ahihud. Shaharaim fathered children in the [b]country of Moab after he had sent his wives Hushim and Baara away. By Hodesh his wife he fathered Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ households. 11 By Hushim he fathered Abitub and Elpaal. 12 The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod, with its towns; 13 and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put the inhabitants of Gath to flight; 14 and [c]Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth. 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah. 17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal. 19 Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of [d]Shimei. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham. 28 These were heads of the fathers’ households according to their generations, chief men [e]who lived in Jerusalem.

29 (C)Now, Jeiel, the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and his wife’s name was Maacah; 30 and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, and [f]Zecher. 32 Mikloth fathered [g]Shimeah. They also lived with their relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other relatives.

Genealogy from King Saul

33 (D)Ner fathered Kish, Kish fathered Saul, and Saul fathered Jonathan, Malchi-shua, [h]Abinadab, and [i]Eshbaal. 34 The son of Jonathan was [j]Merib-baal, and Merib-baal fathered Micah. 35 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, [k]Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz fathered [l]Jehoaddah, Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri fathered Moza. 37 Moza fathered Binea; [m]Raphah was his son, Eleasah, his son, and Azel, his son. 38 Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 The sons of his brother Eshek were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were valiant mighty men, archers, and they had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them. All these were among the sons of Benjamin.


  1. 1 Chronicles 8:3 In Gen 46:21 and Num 26:40, Ard
  2. 1 Chronicles 8:8 Lit field
  3. 1 Chronicles 8:14 Or his brothers
  4. 1 Chronicles 8:21 In v 13, Shema
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:28 Lit these
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:31 In 9:37, Zechariah
  7. 1 Chronicles 8:32 In 9:38, Shimeam
  8. 1 Chronicles 8:33 1 Sam 14:49, Ishvi
  9. 1 Chronicles 8:33 In 2 Sam 2:8, Ish-bosheth
  10. 1 Chronicles 8:34 In 2 Sam 4:4, Mephibosheth
  11. 1 Chronicles 8:35 In 9:41, Tahrea
  12. 1 Chronicles 8:36 In 9:42, Jarah
  13. 1 Chronicles 8:37 In 9:43, Rephaiah

People of Jerusalem

So all Israel was enrolled in genealogies; and behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And (A)Judah was taken into exile to Babylon for their infidelity.

(B)Now the first inhabitants who lived on their own property in their cities were people of Israel, including the priests, the Levites, and (C)the [a]temple servants. Some of the sons of Judah, some of the sons of Benjamin, and some of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh lived in (D)Jerusalem: Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, from the sons of Perez the (E)son of Judah. From the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons. From the sons of Zerah were Jeuel and their relatives, 690 of them. From the sons of Benjamin were Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; and their relatives according to their generations, (F)956. All these men were heads of fathers’ households according to their fathers’ houses.

10 (G)From the priests were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin, 11 and [b]Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, (H)the chief officer of the house of God; 12 and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13 and their relatives, heads of their fathers’ households, 1,760 competent men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14 (I)Of the Levites, there were Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal; and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of [c]Zichri, the son of Asaph, 16 and [d]Obadiah the son of [e]Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the settlements of the Netophathites.

17 Now the gatekeepers were [f]Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives (Shallum the chief 18 being stationed until now at (J)the king’s gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi. 19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of [g]Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father’s house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, doorkeepers of the tent; and their fathers had been in charge of the camp of the Lord, keepers of the entrance. 20 (K)Phinehas the son of Eleazar was supervisor over them previously, and the Lord was with him. 21 (L)Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper of the entrance of the tent of meeting. 22 Those who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212 in all. They were registered by genealogy in their settlements, (M)those whom David and Samuel the seer appointed (N)in their official capacity. 23 So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, the house of the tent, in their divisions of service. 24 The gatekeepers were [h]on the four sides, to the east, west, north, and south. 25 Their relatives in their settlements (O)were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with [i]them; 26 for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, served in an official capacity, and were in charge of the chambers and in charge of the treasuries in the house of God. 27 They spent the night around the house of God, (P)because the watch was [j]committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.

28 Now some of them were in charge of the utensils of the service, for [k]they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out. 29 Some of them also were appointed over the furniture and over all the utensils of the sanctuary, and (Q)over the finely milled flour, the wine, the olive oil, the frankincense, and the balsam oil. 30 Some of (R)the sons of the priests prepared the mixing of the balsam oil. 31 Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had (S)the [l]responsibility for the baking of cakes in pans. 32 Some of their relatives of the sons of the Kohathites (T)were in charge of the showbread to prepare it every Sabbath.

33 Now these are (U)the singers, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free of other duties; for they were [m]engaged (V)in their work day and night. 34 These were heads of fathers’ households of the Levites according to their generations, chief men [n]who lived in Jerusalem.

Ancestry and Descendants of Saul

35 (W)Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon, and his wife’s name was Maacah, 36 and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth fathered Shimeam. And they also lived with their relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other relatives. 39 (X)Ner fathered Kish, Kish fathered Saul, and Saul fathered Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 40 The son of Jonathan was [o]Merib-baal; and Merib-baal fathered Micah. 41 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, (Y)and Ahaz. 42 Ahaz fathered Jarah, Jarah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri fathered Moza. 43 Moza fathered Binea, and Rephaiah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44 Azel had six sons whose names were these: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.


  1. 1 Chronicles 9:2 Heb Nethinim
  2. 1 Chronicles 9:11 In Neh 11:11, Seraiah
  3. 1 Chronicles 9:15 In Neh 11:17, Zabdi
  4. 1 Chronicles 9:16 In Neh 11:17, Abda
  5. 1 Chronicles 9:16 In Neh 11:17, Shammua
  6. 1 Chronicles 9:17 In v 21, Meshelemiah; in 26:14, Shelemiah; in Neh 12:25, Meshullam
  7. 1 Chronicles 9:19 In Ex 6:24, Abiasaph
  8. 1 Chronicles 9:24 Lit to the four winds
  9. 1 Chronicles 9:25 Lit these
  10. 1 Chronicles 9:27 Lit on them
  11. 1 Chronicles 9:28 Lit by count they brought them in and by count they took them out
  12. 1 Chronicles 9:31 Lit official capacity over
  13. 1 Chronicles 9:33 Lit over them in the work
  14. 1 Chronicles 9:34 Lit these
  15. 1 Chronicles 9:40 In 2 Sam 4:4, Mephibosheth

Defeat and Death of Saul and His Sons

10 (A)Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from the Philistines but fell fatally wounded on Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines also overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines [a]killed Jonathan, [b](B)Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. The battle became severe against Saul, and the archers found him; and he was wounded by the archers. Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised Philistines will come and abuse me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was very afraid. (C)So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword and died. (D)So Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.

When all the people of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they abandoned their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.

It came about the next day, when the Philistines came to strip those killed, that they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. (E)So they stripped him and took his head and his armor and sent messengers around the land of the Philistines to carry the good news to their idols and to the people. 10 They put his armor in the house of their gods and [c]impaled his head in the house of Dagon.

Jabesh-gilead’s Tribute to Saul

11 When all Jabesh-gilead heard everything that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 (F)all the valiant men got up and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh; and they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted for seven days.

13 (G)So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he committed against the Lord, because of the word of the Lord which he did not keep; and also (H)because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of her, 14 and did not inquire of the Lord. Therefore He killed him and (I)turned the kingdom over to David, the son of Jesse.


  1. 1 Chronicles 10:2 Lit struck
  2. 1 Chronicles 10:2 In 1 Sam 14:49, Ishvi
  3. 1 Chronicles 10:10 Or pinned up

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