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1 Chronicles 7-9 Common English Bible (CEB)

Issachar’s line

Issachar’s family: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron—four in all.

Tola’s family: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel—the heads of their households in Tola’s line, mighty warriors of their generations. In David’s time they numbered 22,600.

Uzzi’s family: Izrahiah; and Izrahiah’s family—Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah—five in all, and all of them leaders. According to the family records of their households, they had 36,000 troops in the units of their fighting force, since they had many wives and children. Their relatives from all of Issachar’s clans were 87,000 mighty warriors, all listed in the family records.

Lines of Benjamin and Naphtali

Benjamin’s family:[a] Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three in all.

Bela’s family: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five heads of households, mighty warriors; 22,034 were listed in their family records.

Becher’s family: Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. These were all Becher’s family. As listed in their family records by generation, as heads of their households, mighty warriors, there were 22,200.

10 Jediael’s family: Bilhan.

Bilhan’s family: Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these were Jediael’s family, heads of their households, and mighty warriors. There were 17,200 ready for battle. 12 The Shuppites and Huppites were Ir’s family, and the Hushites were Aher’s family.

13 Naphtali’s family: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. These were Bilhah’s family.

Manasseh’s line

14 Manasseh’s family: Asriel, to whom his Aramean secondary wife gave birth. She gave birth to Machir, Gilead’s father. 15 Machir married Huppite and Shuppite women. His sister’s name was Maacah. The second descendant’s name was Zelophehad, who had only daughters. 16 Machir’s wife Maacah gave birth to a son and named him Peresh. His brother’s name was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.

17 Ulam’s family: Bedan.

This was the family of Gilead, Machir’s son and Manasseh’s grandson. 18 His sister Hammolecheth gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, Mahlah, and Shemida.[b] 19 The members of Shemida’s family were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Ephraim’s line

20 Ephraim’s family: Shuthelah, his son Bered, his son Tahath, his son Eleadah, his son Tahath, 21 his son Zabad, his son Shuthelah, and Ezer and Elead. The men of Gath, who were born in the land, killed them when they came down to take their cattle. 22 Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.

23 Ephraim had sex with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son. He named him Beriah, because misfortune had come to his house. 24 His daughter was Sheerah. She built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah. 25 His son was Rephah, his son[c] Resheph, his son Telah, his son Tahan, 26 his son Ladan, his son Ammihud, his son Elishama, 27 his son Nun, and his son Joshua. 28 Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, to the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, and Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns. 29 Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns were under Manassite authority. The family of Joseph, Israel’s son, lived in them.

Asher’s line

30 Asher’s family: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.

31 Beriah’s family: Heber and Malchiel, who was Birzaith’s father. 32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.

33 Japhlet’s family: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. This is Japhlet’s family.

34 Shemer’s family: Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

35 His brother Helem’s family: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.

36 Zophah’s family: Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.

38 Jether’s family: Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara.

39 Ulla’s family: Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.

40 All these were Asher’s family, heads of households, select mighty warriors, the heads of the princes. Those ready for battle listed in the records numbered 26,000.

Benjamin’s line

Benjamin was the father of Bela his oldest son, Ashbel his second son, Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.

Bela had a family: Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.

This was Ehud’s family. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Geba, who were sent into exile to Manahath. Gera[d] sent them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

Shaharaim had children in the country of Moab after he divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. He had children with his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of households. 11 He also had children with Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.

12 Elpaal’s family: Eber, Misham, Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13 Beriah, and Shema. They were heads of households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove out the inhabitants of Gath. 14 Their brothers[e] were Shashak and Jeremoth.

15 Beriah’s family: Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha.

17 Elpaal’s family: Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab.

19 Shimei’s family: Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath.

22 Shashak’s family: Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Omri,[f] Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel.

26 Jeroham’s family: Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri.

28 These were the heads of households, in their generations. They were leaders who lived in Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel,[g] Gibeon’s father, lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah; 30 his oldest son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner,[h] Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth.

32 Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. These also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.[i]

33 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

34 Jonathan’s son was Merib-baal, and Merib-baal was Micah’s father.

35 Micah’s family: Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.

36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Binea; his son was Raphah, his son Eleasah, and his son Azel. 38 Azel had six sons, named Azrikam, his oldest,[j] Ishmael, Sheariah, Azariah,[k] Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were in Azel’s family.

39 His brother Eshek’s family: Ulam his oldest, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40 Ulam’s family were mighty warriors and archers, having many children and grandchildren—150 in all and all were Benjaminites.

So all Israel was listed in the official records of Israel’s kings.

Restored Jerusalem community

Judah was carried into exile in Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. The first to resettle their property in their towns were the Israelite people, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants. Those settling in Jerusalem included some from Judah, some from Benjamin, and some from Ephraim and Manasseh:

Judah and Benjamin

Uthai son of Ammihud son of Omri son of Imri son of Bani from the family of Perez, Judah’s son.

From the Shilonites: Asaiah the oldest son and his family.

From Zerah’s family: Jeuel and their relatives—690 in all.

From Benjamin’s family: Sallu son of Meshullam son of Hodaviah son of Senaah;[l] Ibneiah, Jeroham’s son; Elah son of Uzzi son of Michri; Meshullam son of Shephatiah son of Reuel son of Ibnijah; and their relatives in their line of descent—956 in all. All of these were heads of their households.

Priests and Levites

10 From the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin, 11 and Azariah son of Hilkiah son of Meshullam son of Zadok son of Meraioth son of Ahitub the leader of God’s house; 12 Adaiah son of Jeroham son of Pashhur son of Malchijah; Maasai son of Adiel son of Jahzerah son of Meshullam son of Meshillemith son of Immer; 13 and their relatives, heads of their households, 1,760 capable men for the religious work of God’s house.

14 From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub son of Azrikam son of Hashabiah, from Merari’s family; 15 Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica son of Zichri son of Asaph; 16 Obadiah son of Shemaiah son of Galal son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah son of Asa son of Elkanah, who lived in the settlements of the Netophathites.

Gatekeepers

17 The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, and Ahiman. Their brother Shallum was the leader, 18 stationed until now in the King’s Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the Levites’ camp.

19 Shallum, Kore’s son, Ebiasaph’s grandson, and Korah’s great-grandson, and his relatives belonging to his household, the Korahites, served as gatekeepers at the tent’s entrances, as their ancestors had been gatekeepers at the entrance to the Lord’s camp.

20 Phinehas, Eleazar’s son, the Lord be with him, was their leader in former times.

21 Zechariah, Meshelemiah’s son, was gatekeeper at the meeting tent’s entrance.

22 All those selected as gatekeepers at the entrances were two hundred twelve. They were listed in the family records by their settlements. David and Samuel the seer assigned them to their trusted position. 23 So they and their descendants were the gatekeepers guarding the Lord’s house, that is, the tent.[m] 24 The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north, and south. 25 Their relatives came in from their settlements, from time to time, to assist them for a period of seven days. 26 Due to their trustworthiness, the four master gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in charge of the rooms and the treasuries of God’s house. 27 They would spend the night patrolling God’s house since they had guard duty and were responsible for unlocking it every morning. 28 Some of them were responsible for the worship objects; they counted them when they were brought in and taken out. 29 Others were appointed over the furniture, the holy equipment, the flour, wine, oil, incense, and spices. 30 Some of the priests blended the ointment for the spices; 31 and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the flat cakes. 32 Also some of their Kohathite relatives were responsible for preparing the stacks of bread for each Sabbath. 33 The singers were the heads of the households of the Levites. They lived in temple rooms and were free from other service because they were on duty day and night. 34 These were the heads of the households of the Levites, according to descent. They lived in Jerusalem.

Saul’s family

35 Jeiel, Gibeon’s father, lived in Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah. 36 His oldest son was Abdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They too lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.[n] 39 Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

40 Jonathan’s son was Merib-baal, and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.

41 Micah’s family were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.[o]

42 Ahaz was the father of Jarah; and Jarah of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.

Zimri was the father of Moza. 43 Moza was the father of Binea; Rephaiah was his son, Eleasah was his son, and Azel was his son. 44 Azel had six sons whose names were Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. This was Azel’s family.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 7:6 LXX; MT lacks family.
  2. 1 Chronicles 7:18 Cf 7:19, Josh 17:2; MT lacks and Shemida.
  3. 1 Chronicles 7:25 MT lacks his son.
  4. 1 Chronicles 8:7 MT Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera
  5. 1 Chronicles 8:14 LXX; MT Ahio
  6. 1 Chronicles 8:24 LXX; MT lacks Omri.
  7. 1 Chronicles 8:29 LXX; MT lacks Jeiel.
  8. 1 Chronicles 8:30 LXX; MT lacks Ner.
  9. 1 Chronicles 8:32 Syr; MT adds with their relatives.
  10. 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX, Tg; MT Bocheru
  11. 1 Chronicles 8:38 LXX; MT lacks Azariah.
  12. 1 Chronicles 9:7 LXX; MT Hassenuah
  13. 1 Chronicles 9:23 Or house of the tent
  14. 1 Chronicles 9:38 Heb adds with their relatives.
  15. 1 Chronicles 9:41 Cf 8:35; MT lacks Ahaz.
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