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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

1 Chronicles 6:1-81

6  The sons of Le′vi+ were Ger′shon,+ Ko′hath+ and Me·rar′i.+  And the sons of Ko′hath were Am′ram,+ Iz′har+ and He′bron+ and Uz′zi·el.+  And the sons of Am′ram+ were Aaron+ and Moses,+ and there was Mir′i·am.+ And the sons of Aaron were Na′dab+ and A·bi′hu,+ El·e·a′zar+ and Ith′a·mar.+  As for El·e·a′zar,+ he became father to Phin′e·has.+ Phin′e·has himself became father to Ab·i·shu′a.+  Ab·i·shu′a, in turn, became father to Buk′ki; Buk′ki, in turn, became father to Uz′zi.+  Uz′zi, in turn, became father to Zer·a·hi′ah; Zer·a·hi′ah, in turn, became father to Me·ra′ioth.+  Me·ra′ioth himself became father to Am·a·ri′ah; Am·a·ri′ah, in turn, became father to A·hi′tub.+  A·hi′tub, in turn, became father to Za′dok;+ Za′dok, in turn, became father to A·him′a·az.+  A·him′a·az, in turn, became father to Az·a·ri′ah. Az·a·ri′ah, in turn, became father to Jo·ha′nan. 10  Jo·ha′nan, in turn, became father to Az·a·ri′ah.+ He was the one that acted as priest in the house that Sol′o·mon built in Jerusalem. 11  And Az·a·ri′ah came to be father to Am·a·ri′ah.+ Am·a·ri′ah, in turn, became father to A·hi′tub.+ 12  A·hi′tub, in turn, became father to Za′dok.+ Za′dok, in turn, became father to Shal′lum. 13  Shal′lum, in turn, became father to Hil·ki′ah. Hil·ki′ah,+ in turn, became father to Az·a·ri′ah. 14  Az·a·ri′ah, in turn, became father to Se·rai′ah.+ Se·rai′ah, in turn, became father to Je·hoz′a·dak.+ 15  And Je·hoz′a·dak it was that went away when Jehovah took Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Neb·u·chad·nez′zar.* 16  The sons of Le′vi+ were Ger′shom,* Ko′hath and Me·rar′i. 17  And these are the names of the sons of Ger′shom: Lib′ni+ and Shim′e·i.+ 18  And the sons of Ko′hath+ were Am′ram+ and Iz′har and He′bron and Uz′zi·el.+ 19  The sons of Me·rar′i were Mah′li and Mu′shi.+ And these were the families of the Levites by their forefathers:+ 20  Of Ger′shom, Lib′ni+ his son, Ja′hath his son, Zim′mah his son, 21  Jo′ah+ his son, Id′do his son, Ze′rah his son, Je·ath′e·rai his son. 22  The sons of Ko′hath were Am·min′a·dab his son, Ko′rah+ his son, As′sir his son, 23  El·ka′nah his son and E·bi′a·saph+ his son and As′sir his son; 24  Ta′hath his son, U·ri′el his son, Uz·zi′ah his son, and Sha′ul his son. 25  And the sons of El·ka′nah+ were A·ma′sai and A·hi′moth. 26  As for El·ka′nah, the sons of El·ka′nah were Zo′phai+ his son and Na′hath his son, 27  E·li′ab+ his son, Je·ro′ham his son, El·ka′nah+ his son. 28  And the sons of Samuel+ were the firstborn [Joel] and the second A·bi′jah.*+ 29  The sons of Me·rar′i were Mah′li,+ Lib′ni his son, Shim′e·i his son, Uz′zah his son, 30  Shim′e·a his son, Hag·gi′ah his son, A·sai′ah his son. 31  And these were the ones to whom David+ gave positions for the direction of the singing at the house of Jehovah after the Ark had a resting-place.+ 32  And they came to be ministers*+ in the singing+ before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Sol′o·mon built the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem;+ and they kept attending upon their service according to their commission.+ 33  And these were those in attendance and also their sons: Of the sons of the Ko′hath·ites He′man+ the singer, the son of Joel,+ the son of Samuel,+ 34  the son of El·ka′nah,+ the son of Je·ro′ham, the son of E′li·el,+ the son of To′ah, 35  the son of Zuph,+ the son of El·ka′nah, the son of Ma′hath, the son of A·ma′sai, 36  the son of El·ka′nah, the son of Joel, the son of Az·a·ri′ah, the son of Zeph·a·ni′ah, 37  the son of Ta′hath, the son of As′sir, the son of E·bi′a·saph,+ the son of Ko′rah,+ 38  the son of Iz′har,+ the son of Ko′hath, the son of Le′vi, the son of Israel. 39  As for his brother A′saph,+ who was attending at his right, A′saph was the son of Ber·e·chi′ah,+ the son of Shim′e·a, 40  the son of Mi′cha·el, the son of Ba·a·se′iah, the son of Mal·chi′jah, 41  the son of Eth′ni, the son of Ze′rah, the son of A·dai′ah, 42  the son of E′than, the son of Zim′mah, the son of Shim′e·i, 43  the son of Ja′hath,+ the son of Ger′shom,+ the son of Le′vi. 44  As regards the sons of Me·rar′i+ their brothers on the left hand, there was E′than+ the son of Kish′i,+ the son of Ab′di, the son of Mal′luch, 45  the son of Hash·a·bi′ah, the son of Am·a·zi′ah, the son of Hil·ki′ah, 46  the son of Am′zi, the son of Ba′ni, the son of She′mer, 47  the son of Mah′li, the son of Mu′shi,+ the son of Me·rar′i,+ the son of Le′vi. 48  And their brothers the Levites+ were the ones given for all the service+ of the tabernacle of the house of the [true] God. 49  And Aaron+ and his sons were making sacrificial smoke+ upon the altar of burnt offering+ and upon the altar of incense+ for all the work of the most holy things and to make atonement+ for Israel,+ according to all that Moses the servant of the [true] God had commanded. 50  And these were the sons of Aaron:+ El·e·a′zar+ his son, Phin′e·has+ his son, Ab·i·shu′a+ his son, 51  Buk′ki his son, Uz′zi his son, Zer·a·hi′ah+ his son, 52  Me·ra′ioth+ his son, Am·a·ri′ah his son, A·hi′tub+ his son, 53  Za′dok+ his son, A·him′a·az+ his son. 54  And these were their dwelling places by their walled camps in their territory,+ for the sons of Aaron belonging to the family of the Ko′hath·ites,+ for the lot had come to be theirs. 55  Accordingly they gave them He′bron+ in the land of Judah, with its pasture grounds all around it. 56  And the field of the city and its settlements+ they gave to Ca′leb+ the son of Je·phun′neh.+ 57  And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge,+ He′bron,+ and Lib′nah+ with its pasture grounds and Jat′tir+ and Esh·te·mo′a+ with its pasture grounds, 58  and Hi′len+ with its pasture grounds, De′bir+ with its pasture grounds, 59  and A′shan+ with its pasture grounds and Beth-she′mesh+ with its pasture grounds; 60  and from the tribe of Benjamin Ge′ba+ with its pasture grounds and Al′e·meth+ with its pasture grounds and An′a·thoth+ with its pasture grounds. All their cities were thirteen+ cities among their families. 61  And to the sons of Ko′hath that were left over [they gave] from the family of the tribe, from the half tribe, the half of Ma·nas′seh, by the lot ten+ cities. 62  And to the sons of Ger′shom+ by their families [they gave] from the tribe of Is′sa·char+ and from the tribe of Ash′er+ and from the tribe of Naph′ta·li+ and from the tribe of Ma·nas′seh+ in Ba′shan, thirteen cities. 63  To the sons of Me·rar′i+ by their families [they gave] from the tribe of Reu′ben+ and from the tribe of Gad+ and from the tribe of Zeb′u·lun+ by the lot twelve cities. 64  Thus the sons of Israel gave the Levites+ the cities with their pasture grounds.+ 65  Furthermore, by the lot they gave from the tribe of the sons of Judah+ and from the tribe of the sons of Sim′e·on+ and from the tribe of the sons of Benjamin+ these cities, which they proceeded to call by names. 66  And some of the families of the sons of Ko′hath came to have the cities of their territory from the tribe of E′phra·im.+ 67  Accordingly they gave them the cities of refuge, She′chem+ with its pasture grounds in the mountainous region of E′phra·im, and Ge′zer+ with its pasture grounds, 68  and Jok′me·am+ with its pasture grounds and Beth-ho′ron+ with its pasture grounds, 69  and Ai′ja·lon+ with its pasture grounds and Gath-rim′mon+ with its pasture grounds; 70  and from half of the tribe of Ma·nas′seh, A′ner+ with its pasture grounds and Bil′e·am+ with its pasture grounds, to the family of the sons of Ko′hath that were left over.+ 71  And to the sons of Ger′shom+ [they gave] from the family of the half tribe of Ma·nas′seh Go′lan+ in Ba′shan with its pasture grounds and Ash′ta·roth+ with its pasture grounds; 72  and from the tribe of Is′sa·char, Ke′desh+ with its pasture grounds and Dab′e·rath+ with its pasture grounds, 73  and Ra′moth+ with its pasture grounds and A′nem+ with its pasture grounds; 74  and from the tribe of Ash′er, Ma′shal with its pasture grounds and Ab′don+ with its pasture grounds, 75  and Hu′kok+ with its pasture grounds and Re′hob+ with its pasture grounds; 76  and from the tribe of Naph′ta·li,+ Ke′desh+ in Gal′i·lee+ with its pasture grounds and Ham′mon with its pasture grounds and Kir·i·a·tha′im+ with its pasture grounds. 77  To the sons of Me·rar′i that were left over [they gave] from the tribe of Zeb′u·lun+ Rim′mo·no+ with its pasture grounds, Ta′bor with its pasture grounds, 78  and in the region of the Jordan at Jer′i·cho to the east of the Jordan, from the tribe of Reu′ben,+ Be′zer+ in the wilderness with its pasture grounds and Ja′haz*+ with its pasture grounds, 79  and Ked′e·moth+ with its pasture grounds and Meph′a·ath+ with its pasture grounds; 80  and from the tribe of Gad,+ Ra′moth+ in Gil′e·ad with its pasture grounds and Ma·ha·na′im+ with its pasture grounds, 81  and Hesh′bon+ with its pasture grounds and Ja′zer+ with its pasture grounds.

Footnotes

MLXX end chapter 5 here as vs 41.
“Gershon” in vs 1.
“The firstborn Joel and the second Abijah,” LXXLSy, vs 33 and 1Sa 8:2; M, “the firstborn Vashni, and Abijah.”
“Ministers.” Lit., “ones ministering (attending).” Heb., meshor·thim′; Lat., mi·ni·stra′bant, “they were ministering.”
“Jahaz” in Isa 15:4 and Jer 48:34; M, “Jahzah.”