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1 Chronicles



The first book of the Chronicles, chapter 6, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 6

New English Translation


   Levi's Descendants
   1 (5:27) The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
   2 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
   3 The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
   4 Eleazar was the father of Phinehas, and Phinehas was the father of Abishua. 5 Abishua was the father of Bukki, and Bukki was the father of Uzzi. 6 Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth. 7 Meraioth was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub. 8 Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz. 9 Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah, and Azariah was the father of Johanan. 10 Johanan was the father of Azariah, who served as a priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem. 11 Azariah was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub. 12 Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Shallum. 13 Shallum was the father of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah was the father of Azariah. 14 Azariah was the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak. 15 Jehozadak went into exile when the LORD sent the people of Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
   16 (6:1) The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
   17 These are the names of the sons Gershom: Libni and Shimei.
   18 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
   19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites by their families.
   20 To Gershom: His son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah, 21 his son Joah, his son Iddo, his son Zerah, and his son Jeatherai.
   22 The sons of Kohath: His son Amminadab, his son Korah, his son Assir, 23 his son Elkanah, his son Ebiasaph, his son Assir, 24 his son Tahath, his son Uriel, his son Uzziah, and his son Shaul.
   25 The sons of Elkanah: Amasai, Ahimoth, 26 his son Elkanah, his son Zophai, his son Nahath, 27 his son Eliab, his son Jeroham, and his son Elkanah.
   28 The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second oldest.
   29 The descendants of Merari: Mahli, his son Libni, his son Shimei, his son Uzzah, 30 his son Shimea, his son Haggiah, and his son Asaiah.
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   31 These are the men David put in charge of music in the LORD's sanctuary, after the ark was placed there. 32 They performed music before the sanctuary of the meeting tent until Solomon built the LORD's temple in Jerusalem. They carried out their tasks according to regulations.
   33 These are the ones who served along with their sons: From the Kohathites: Heman the musician, son of Joel, son of Samuel, 34 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah, 35 son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasai, 36 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah, 37 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, 38 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel.
   39 Serving beside him was his fellow Levite Asaph, son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, 40 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malkijah, 41 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah, 42 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei, 43 son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi.
   44 Serving beside them were their fellow Levites, the descendants of Merari, led by Ethan, son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch, 45 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah, 46 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer, 47 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi.
   48 The rest of their fellow Levites were assigned to perform the remaining tasks at God's sanctuary. 49 But Aaron and his descendants offered sacrifices on the altar for burnt offerings and on the altar for incense as they had been assigned to do in the most holy sanctuary. They made atonement for Israel, just as God's servant Moses had ordered.
   50 These were the descendants of Aaron: His son Eleazar, his son Phinehas, his son Abishua, 51 his son Bukki, his son Uzzi, his son Zerahiah, 52 his son Meraioth, his son Amariah, his son Ahitub, 53 his son Zadok, and his son Ahimaaz.
   54 These were the areas where Aaron's descendants lived: The following belonged to the Kohathite clan, for they received the first allotment:
   55 They were allotted Hebron in the territory of Judah, as well as its surrounding pasturelands. 56 (But the city's land and nearby towns were allotted to Caleb son of Jephunneh.) 57 The descendants of Aaron were also allotted as cities of refuge Hebron, Libnah and its pasturelands, Jattir, Eshtemoa and its pasturelands, 58 Hilez and its pasturelands, Debir and its pasturelands, 59 Ashan and its pasturelands, and Beth Shemesh and its pasturelands.
   60 Within the territory of the tribe of Benjamin they were allotted Geba and its pasturelands, Alemeth and its pasturelands, and Anathoth and its pasturelands. Their clans were allotted thirteen cities in all. 61 The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten cities in the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh.
   62 The clans of Gershom's descendants received thirteen cities within the territory of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh (in Bashan).
   63 The clans of Merari's descendants were allotted twelve cities within the territory of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
   64 So the Israelites gave to the Levites these cities and their pasturelands. 65 They allotted these previously named cities from the territory of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin.
   66 The clans of Kohath's descendants also received territory within the tribe of Ephraim. 67 They were allotted as cities of refuge Shechem and its pasturelands (in the hill country of Ephraim), Gezer and its pasturelands, 68 Jokmeam and its pasturelands, Beth Horon and its pasturelands, 69 Aijalon and its pasturelands, and Gath Rimmon and its pasturelands.
   70 Within the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh, the rest of Kohath's descendants received Aner and its pasturelands and Bileam and its pasturelands.
   71 The following belonged to Gershom's descendants: Within the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan and its pasturelands and Ashtaroth and its pasturelands.
   72 Within the territory of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh and its pasturelands, Daberath and its pasturelands, 73 Ramoth and its pasturelands, and Anem and its pasturelands.
   74 Within the territory of the tribe of Asher: Mashal and its pasturelands, Abdon and its pasturelands, 75 Hukok and its pasturelands, and Rehob and its pasturelands.
   76 Within the territory of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee and its pasturelands, Hammon and its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim and its pasturelands.
   77 The following belonged to the rest of Merari's descendants: Within the territory of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono and its pasturelands, and Tabor and its pasturelands.
   78 Within the territory of the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan River east of Jericho: Bezer in the desert and its pasturelands, Jahzah and its pasturelands, 79 Kedemoth and its pasturelands, and Mephaath and its pasturelands.
   80 Within the territory of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead and its pasturelands, Mahanaim and its pasturelands, 81 Heshbon and its pasturelands, and Jazer and its pasturelands.

King James Version


   1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
   2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
   3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
   4 ¶ Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
   5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
   6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
   7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
   8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
   9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
   10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
   11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
   12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
   13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
   14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
   15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
   16 ¶ The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
   17 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.
   18 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
   19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.
   20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
   21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
   22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
   23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
   24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
   25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
   26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
   27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
   28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
   29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,
   30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
   31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
   32 And 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.
   33 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
   34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of 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 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 Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
   40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
   41 The son of 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 Gershom, the son of Levi.
   44 And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of 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 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
   49 ¶ But 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.
   50 And these are the 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, Ahimaaz his son.
   54 ¶ Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for their's was the lot.
   55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.
   56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
   57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
   58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
   59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs:
   60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
   61 And unto the sons of Kohath, which 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.
   62 And 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.
   63 Unto 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.
   64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.
   65 And 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.
   66 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
   67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
   68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs,
   69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs:
   70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
   71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
   72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
   73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
   74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
   75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
   76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
   77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
   78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
   79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
   80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
   81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
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