1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they
were written in the book
of the kings of Israel and
Judah, who were carried away to
Babylon for their transgression.
Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities
were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of
Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of
Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.
And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and
And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of
Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of
Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of
And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty
and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their
And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok,
the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah,
and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the
son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and
seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of
the house of God.
And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the
son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son
of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun,
and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages
of the Netophathites.
And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and
their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the
companies of the children of Levi.
And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and
his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work
of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers,
being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and
the LORD was with him.
And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.
All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred
and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom
David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of
the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.
In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and
And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven
days from time to time with them.
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and
were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon
them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they
should bring them in and out by tale.
Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the
instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil,
and the frankincense, and the spices.
And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of the spices.
And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the
Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.
And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the
shewbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who
remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day
These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their
generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was
And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and
And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at
Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
And Ner begat
Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and
Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat Micah.
And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz.
And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri;
and Zimri begat Moza;
And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and
Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.