1Chroniques (NAB) 1


From Adam to Abraham

1 1 Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The descendants of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.6 The descendants of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.7 The descendants of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim, and the Rodanim.8 The descendants of Ham were Cush, Mesraim, Put, and Canaan.9 The descendants of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. The descendants of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.10 Cush became the father of Nimrod, who was the first to be a conqueror on the earth.11 Mesraim became the father of the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,12 Pathrusim, Casluhim, and Caphtorim, from whom the Philistines sprang.13 Canaan became the father of Sidon, his first-born, and Heth,14 and the Jebusite, the Amorite, the Girgashite,15 the Hivite, the Arkite, the Sinite,16 the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.17 The descendants of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. The descendants of Aram were Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash.18 Arpachshad became the father of Shelah, and Shelah became the father of Eber.19 Two sons were born to Eber; the first was named Peleg (for in his time the world was divided), and his brother was Joktan.20 Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,21 Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,22 Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,23 Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah,25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,27 Abram, who was Abraham.

From Abraham to Jacob

28 The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.29 These were their descendants:Nebaioth, the first-born of Ishmael, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,30 Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the descendants of Ishmael.
The descendants of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.33 The descendants of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the descendants of Keturah.
Abraham became the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.
The sons of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, (Timna,) and Amalek.37 The sons of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.38 The descendants of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. 39 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; Timna was the sister of Lotan.40 The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and Anah.41 The sons of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.42 The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.
The kings who reigned in the land of Edom before they had Israelite kings were the following: Bela, son of Beor, the name of whose city was Dinhabah.44 When Bela died, Jobab, son of Zerah, from Bozrah, succeeded him.45 When Jobab died, Husham, from the land of the Temanites, succeeded him.46 Husham died and Hadad, son of Bedad, succeeded him. He overthrew the Midianites on the Moabite plateau, and the name of his city was Avith.47 Hadad died and Samlah of Masrekah succeeded him.48 Samlah died and Shaul from Rehoboth-han-nahar succeeded him.49 When Shaul died, Baal-hanan, son of Achbor, succeeded him.50 Baalhanan died and Hadad succeeded him. The name of his city was Pai, and his wife's name was Mehetabel. She was the daughter of Matred, who was the daughter of Mezahab.51 After Hadad died....These were the chiefs of Edom: the chiefs of Timna, Aliah, Jetheth,52 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,53 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,54 Magdiel, and Iram were the chiefs of Edom.

The Sons of Israel and the Descendants of Judah

2 1 These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,2 Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
The sons of Judah were: Er, Onan, and Shelah; these three were born to him of Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. But Judah's first-born, Er, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, so he killed him. 4 Judah's daughter-in-law Tamar bore him Perez and Zerah, so that he had five sons in all.
The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda-- five in all.7 The sons of Zimri: Carmi. The sons of Carmi: Achar, who brought trouble upon Israel by violating the ban.8 The sons of Ethan: Azariah.
The sons born to Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai.
Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, a prince of the Judahites. 11 Nahshon became the father of Salmah. Salmah became the father of Boaz.12 Boaz became the father of Obed. Obed became the father of Jesse.13 Jesse became the father of Eliab, his first-born, of Abinadab, the second son, Shimea, the third,14 Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth,15 Ozem, the sixth, and David, the seventh.16 Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah had three sons: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel.17 Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.
By his wife Azubah, Caleb, son of Hezron, became the father of a daughter, Jerioth. Her sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon. 19 When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.20 Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.21 Then Hezron had relations with the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, having married her when he was sixty years old. She bore him Segub.22 Segub became the father of Jair, who possessed twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.23 Geshur and Aram took from them the villages of Jair, that is, Kenath and its towns, sixty cities in all, which had belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.24 After the death of Hezron, Caleb had relations with Ephrathah, the widow of his father Hezron, and she bore him Ashhur, the father of Tekoa.25 The sons of Jerahmeel, the first-born of Hezron, were Ram, the first-born, then Bunah, Oren, and Ozem, his brothers. 26 Jerahmeel also had another wife, Atarah by name, who was the mother of Onam.27 The sons of Ram, the first-born of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.28 The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.29 Abishur's wife, who was named Abihail, bore him Ahban and Molid.30 The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died without sons.31 The sons of Appaim: Ishi. The sons of Ishi: Sheshan. The sons of Sheshan: Ahlai.32 The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died without sons.33 The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the descendants of Jerahmeel.34 Sheshan, who had no sons, only daughters, had an Egyptian slave named Jarha.35 Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his slave Jarha, and she bore him Attai.36 Attai became the father of Nathan. Nathan became the father of Zabad.37 Zabad became the father of Ephlal. Ephlal became the father of Obed.38 Obed became the father of Jehu. Jehu became the father of Azariah.39 Azariah became the father of Helez. Helez became the father of Eleasah.40 Eleasah became the father of Sismai. Sismai became the father of Shallum.41 Shallum became the father of Jekamiah. Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.
The descendants of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel: (Mesha) his first-born, who was the father of Ziph. Then the sons of Mareshah, who was the father of Hebron. 43 The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.44 Shema became the father of Raham, who was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem became the father of Shammai.45 The son of Shammai: Maon, who was the father of Beth-zur.46 Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran became the father of Gazez.47 The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.48 Maacah, Caleb's concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.49 She also bore Shaaph, the father of Madmannah, Sheva, the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea. Achsah was Caleb's daughter.
These were descendants of Caleb, sons of Hur, the first-born of Ephrathah: Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, 51 Salma, the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph, the father of Bethgader.52 The sons of Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, were Reaiah, half the Manahathites,53 and the clans of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these the people of Zorah and the Eshtaolites derived.54 The descendants of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-Joab, half the Manahathites, and the Zorites.55 The clans of the Sopherim dwelling in Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They were the Kenites, who came from Hammath of the ancestor of the Rechabites.

Descendants of David and Solomon

3 1 The following were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the first-born, Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel; the second, Daniel, by Abigail of Carmel; 2 the third, Absalom, son of Maacah, who was the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah, son of Haggith;3 the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah.4 Six in all were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned seven years and six months. Then he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem,
where the following were born to him: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon-- four by Bathsheba, the daughter of Ammiel; 6 Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet,7 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,8 Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet-- nine.9 All these were sons of David, in addition to other sons by concubines; and Tamar was their sister.
The son of Solomon was Rehoboam, whose son was Abijah, whose son was Asa, whose son was Jehoshaphat, 11 whose son was Joram, whose son was Ahaziah, whose son was Joash,12 whose son was Amaziah, whose son was Azariah, whose son was Jotham,13 whose son was Ahaz, whose son was Hezekiah, whose son was Manasseh,14 whose son was Amon, whose son was Josiah.
The sons of Josiah were: the first-born Johanan; the second, Jehoiakim; the third, Zedekiah; the fourth, Shallum. 16 The sons of Jehoiakim were: Jeconiah, his son; Zedekiah, his son.17 The sons of Jeconiah the captive were: Shealtiel, 18 Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Shama, and Nedabiah. 19 The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah; Shelomith was their sister. 20 The sons of Meshullam were Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, Jushabhesed-- five.21 The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah, Jeshaiah, Rephaiah, Arnan, Obadiah, and Shecaniah.22 The sons of Shecaniah were Shemiah, Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, Shaphat-- six.23 The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam-- three.24 The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani-- seven.

Descendants of Judah

4 1 The descendants of Judah were: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
Reaiah, the son of Shobal, became the father of Jahath, and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
These were the descendants of Hareph, the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; their sister was named Hazzelelponi.4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the descendants of Hur, the first-born of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.
Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah.6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, the Temenites and the Ahashtarites. These were the descendants of Naarah.7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar, Ethnan, and Koz.8 Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah, as well as of the clans of Aharhel, son of Harum.9 Jabez was the most distinguished of the brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I bore him with pain."10 Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: "Oh, that you may truly bless me and extend my boundaries! Help me and make me free of misfortune, without pain!" And God granted his prayer.
Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.12 Eshton became the father of Bethrapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of the city of Nahash. These were the men of Recah.
The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel were Hathath and Meonothai;14 Meonothai became the father of Ophrah. Seraiah became the father of Joab, the father of Geharashim, so called because they were craftsmen.
The sons of Caleb, son of Jephunneh, were Ir, Elah, and Naam. The sons of Elah were... and Kenaz.
The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Jether became the father of Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa. (......)18 His (Mered's) Egyptian wife bore Jered, the father of Gedor, Heber, the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah. These were the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married.
The sons of his Jewish wife, the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah, were Shimon the Garmite and Ishi the Maacathite.
The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. The son of Ishi was Zoheth and the son of Zoheth....
The descendants of Shelah, son of Judah, were: Er, the father of Lecah; Laadah, the father of Mareshah; the clans of the linen weavers' guild in Bethashbea;22 Jokim; the men of Cozeba; and Joash and Saraph, who held property in Moab, but returned to Bethlehem. (These are events of old.)23 They were potters and inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah, where they lived in the king's service.

Descendants of Simeon

24 The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, Jamin, Jachin, Zerah, and Shaul,25 whose son was Shallum, whose son was Mibsam, whose son was Mishma.26 The descendants of Mishma were his son Hammuel, whose son was Zaccur, whose son was Shimei.27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. His brothers, however, did not have many sons, and as a result all their clans did not equal the number of the Judahites.28 They dwelt in Beer-sheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual,29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,31 Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Bethbiri, and Shaaraim. Until David came to reign, these were their cities32 and their villages. Etam, also, and Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan-- five cities,33 together with all their outlying villages as far as Baal. Here is where they dwelt, and so it was inscribed of them in their family records.34 Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah, son of Amaziah,35 Joel, Jehu, son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel,36 Elioenai, Jaakobath, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,37 Ziza, son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah-- 38 these just named were princes in their clans, and their ancestral houses spread out to such an extent39 that they went to the approaches of Gedor, east of the valley, seeking pasture for their flocks. 40 They found abundant and good pastures, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful.41 They who have just been listed by name set out during the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and attacked the tents of Ham (for Hamites dwelt there formerly) and also the Meunites who were there. They pronounced against them the ban that is still in force and dwelt in their place because they found pasture there for their flocks.
Five hundred of them (the Simeonites) went to Mount Seir under the leadership of Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, sons of Ishi.43 They attacked the surviving Amalekites who had escaped, and have resided there to the present day.

Descendants of Reuben

5 1 The sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel. (He was indeed the first-born, but because he disgraced the couch of his father his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, son of Israel, so that he is not listed in the family records according to birthright. 2 Judah, in fact, became powerful among his brothers, so that the ruler came from him, though the birthright had been Joseph's.)
The sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.4 His son was Joel, whose son was Shemaiah, whose son was Gog, whose son was Shimei,5 whose son was Micah, whose son was Reaiah, whose son was Baal,6 whose son was Beerah, whom Tiglath-pileser, the king of Assyria, took into exile; he was a prince of the Reubenites.7 His brothers who belonged to his clans, when they were listed in the family records according to their descendants, were: Jeiel, the chief, and Zechariah,8 and Bela, son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel. The Reubenites lived in Aroer and as far as Nebo and Baal-meon;9 toward the east they dwelt as far as the desert which extends from the Euphrates River, for they had much livestock in the land of Gilead.10 During the reign of Saul they waged war with the Hagrites, and when they had defeated them they occupied their tents throughout the region east of Gilead.

Descendants of Gad

11 The Gadites lived alongside them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah.12 Joel was chief, Shapham was second in command, and Janai was judge in Bashan.13 Their brothers, corresponding to their ancestral houses, were: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber-- seven.14 These were the sons of Abihail, son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz.15 Ahi, son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was the head of their ancestral houses.16 They dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sirion to the borders.17 All were listed in the family records in the time of Jotham, king of Judah, and of Jeroboam, king of Israel.
The Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh were warriors, men who bore shield and sword and who drew the bow, trained in warfare-- forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty men fit for military service.19 When they waged war against the Hagrites and against Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab,20 they received help so that they mastered the Hagrites and all who were with them. For during the battle they called on God, and he heard them because they had put their trust in him.21 Along with one hundred thousand men they also captured their livestock: fifty thousand camels, two hundred fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand asses.22 Many had fallen in battle, for victory is from God; and they took over their dwelling place until the time of the exile.

The Half-Tribe of Manasseh

23 The numerous members of the half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land of Bashan as far as Baal-hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon.24 The following were the heads of their ancestral houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel-- men who were warriors, famous men, and heads over their ancestral houses.25 However, they offended the God of their fathers by lusting after the gods of the natives of the land, whom God had cleared out of their way.26 Therefore the God of Israel incited against them the anger of Pul, king of Assyria, and of Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, who deported the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh and brought them to Halah, Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, where they have remained to this day. 27 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 28 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.29 The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.30 Eleazar became the father of Phinehas. Phinehas became the father of Abishua. 31 Abishua became the father of Bukki. Bukki became the father of Uzzi.32 Uzzi became the father of Zerahiah. Zerahiah became the father of Meraioth.33 Meraioth became the father of Amariah. Amariah became the father of Ahitub.34 Ahitub became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Ahimaaz.35 Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah. Azariah became the father of Johanan.36 Johanan became the father of Azariah, who served as priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem.37 Azariah became the father of Amariah. Amariah became the father of Ahitub.38 Ahitub became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Shallum.39 Shallum became the father of Hilkiah. Hilkiah became the father of Azariah.40 Azariah became the father of Seraiah. Seraiah became the father of Jehozadak.41 Jehozadak was one of those who went into the exile which the LORD inflicted on Judah and Jerusalem through Nebuchadnezzar.

Descendants of Levi

6 1 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.2 The sons of Gershon were named Libni and Shimei.3 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.4 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.The following were the clans of Levi, distributed according to their ancestors:5 of Gershon: his son Libni, whose son was Jahath, whose son was Zimmah,6 whose son was Joah, whose son was Iddo, whose son was Zerah, whose son was Jetherai.7 The descendants of Kohath were: his son Amminadab, whose son was Korah, whose son was Assir,8 whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Ebiasaph, whose son was Assir,9 whose son was Tahath, whose son was Uriel, whose son was Uzziah, whose son was Shaul.10 The sons of Elkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth,11 whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Zophai, whose son was Nahath,12 whose son was Eliab, whose son was Jeroham, whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Samuel.13 The sons of Samuel were Joel, the first-born, and Abijah, the second.14 The descendants of Merari were Mahli, whose son was Libni, whose son was Shimei, whose son was Uzzah,15 whose son was Shimea, whose son was Haggiah, whose son was Asaiah.
The following were entrusted by David with the choir services in the LORD'S house from the time when the ark had obtained a permanent resting place. 17 They served as singers before the Dwelling of the meeting tent until Solomon built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they performed their services in an order prescribed for them.18 Those who so performed are the following, together with their descendants. Among the Kohathites: Heman, the chanter, son of Joel, son of Samuel,19 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah,
son of Zuth, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasi,21 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zaphaniah,22 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah,23 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel.24 His brother Asaph stood at his right hand. Asaph was the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,25 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah,26 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah,27 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei,28 son of Jahath, son of Gershon, son of Levi.29 Their brothers, the Merarites, stood at the left: Ethan, son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch,30 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah,

Musicians Appointed by David

31 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer,32 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi.33 Their brother Levites were appointed to all the other services of the Dwelling of the house of God.34 However, it was Aaron and his descendants who burnt the offerings on the altar of holocausts and on the altar of incense; they alone had charge of the holy of holies and of making atonement for Israel, as Moses, the servant of God, had ordained.35 These were the descendants of Aaron: his son Eleazar, whose son was Phinehas, whose son was Abishua,36 whose son was Bukki, whose son was Uzzi, whose son was Zerahiah,37 whose son was Meraioth, whose son was Amariah, whose son was Ahitub,38 whose son was Zadok, whose son was Ahimaaz.39 The following were their dwelling places to which their encampment was limited. To the descendants of Aaron who belonged to clan of the Kohathites, since the first lot fell to them, 40 was assigned Hebron with its adjacent pasture lands in the land of Judah,41 although the open country and the villages belonging to the city had been given to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.42 There were assigned to the descendants of Aaron: Hebron a city of asylum, Libnah with its pasture lands, Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,43 Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,44 Ashan with its pasture lands, Jetta with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands.45 Also from the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands, Almon with its pasture lands, Anathoth with its pasture lands. In all, they had thirteen cities with their pasture lands.46 The other Kohathites obtained ten cities by lot for their clans from the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.47 The clans of the Gershonites obtained thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, and Naphtali, and from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.48 The clans of the Merarites obtained twelve cities by lot from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.49 The Israelites assigned these cities with their pasture lands to the Levites,50 designating them by name and assigning them by lot from the tribes of the Judahites, Simeonites, and Benjaminites.51 The clans of the Kohathites obtained cities by lot from the tribe of Ephraim.52 They were assigned: Shechem in the mountain region of Ephraim, a city of asylum, with its pasture lands, Gezer with its pasture lands,53 Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Beth-horon with its pasture lands.

Settlements of the Levites

54 From the tribe of Dan: Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands, Aijalon with its pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands.55 From the half-tribe of Manasseh: Taanach with its pasture lands and Ibleam with its pasture lands. These belonged to the rest of the Kohathite clan.56 The clans of the Gershonites received from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands and Ashtaroth with its pasture lands.57 From the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,58 Ramoth with its pasture lands, and Engannim with its pasture lands.59 From the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,60 Hilkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands.61 From the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hammon with its pasture lands, and Kiriathaim with its pasture lands.62 The rest of the Merarites received from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam with its pasture lands, Kartah with its pasture lands, Rimmon with its pasture lands, and Tabor with its pasture lands.63 Across the Jordan at Jericho (that is, east of the Jordan) they received from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the desert with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands,
Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands.65 From the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,66 Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands.

Descendants of Issachar

7 1 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron: four. 2 The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, warrior heads of the ancestral houses of Tola. Their kindred numbered twenty-two thousand six hundred in the time of David.3 The sons of Uzzi: Izarahiah. The sons of Izarahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of these were chiefs.4 Their kindred, by ancestral houses, numbered thirty-six thousand men in organized military troops, since they had more wives and sons5 than their fellow tribesmen. In all the clans of Issachar there was a total of eighty-seven thousand warriors in their family records.

Descendants of Benjamin

6 The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael-- three.7 The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri-- five. They were heads of their ancestral houses and warriors. Their family records listed twenty-two thousand and thirty-four.8 The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth-- all these were sons of Becher.9 Their family records listed twenty thousand two hundred of their kindred who were heads of their ancestral houses and warriors.10 The sons of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.11 All these were descendants of Jediael, heads of ancestral houses and warriors. They numbered seventeen thousand two hundred men fit for military service... Shupham and Hupham.
The sons of Dan: Hushim.

Descendants of Naphtali

13 The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. These were descendants of Bilhah.

Descendants of Manasseh

14 The sons of Manasseh, whom his Aramean concubine bore: she bore Machir, the father of Gilead.15 Machir took a wife whose name was Maacah; his sister's name was Molecheth. Manasseh's second son was named Zelophehad, but to Zelophehad only daughters were born.16 Maacah, Machir's wife, bore a son whom she named Peresh. He had a brother named Sheresh, whose sons were Ulam and Rakem.17 The sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the descendants of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.18 His sister Molecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Descendants of Ephraim

20 The sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, whose son was Bered, whose son was Tahath, whose son was Eleadah, whose son was Tahath,21 whose son was Zabad. Ephraim's son Shuthelah, and Ezer and Elead, who were born in the land, were slain by the inhabitants of Gath because they had gone down to take away their livestock.22 Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, but after his kinsmen had come and comforted him,23 he visited his wife, who conceived and bore a son whom he named Beriah, since evil had befallen his house.24 He had a daughter, Sheerah, who built lower and upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah.25 Zabad's son was Rephah, whose son was Resheph, whose son was Telah, whose son was Tahan,26 whose son was Ladan, whose son was Ammihud, whose son was Elishama,27 whose son was Nun, whose son was Joshua.28 Their property and their dwellings were in Bethel and its towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its towns to the west, and also Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns.29 Manasseh, however, had possession of Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the descendants of Joseph, the son of Israel.

Descendants of Asher

30 The sons of Asher were Imnah, Iishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah; their sister was Serah.31 Beriah's sons were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.32 Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer, 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 Shomer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.35 The sons of his brother Hotham 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 descendants of Asher, heads of ancestral houses, distinguished men, warriors, and chiefs among the princes. Their family records numbered twenty-six thousand men fit for military service.

Descendants of Benjamin

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