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1 Chronicles 6:1-81

6  Levi’s sons were Gershon, Kehath, and Merari; 2  and Kehath’s sons were ʽAmram, Ishar, and Hebron and ʽUzziel; 3  and ʽAmram’s sons were Aaron and Moses and Miriam; and Aaron’s sons were Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 4  Eleazar begot Pinehas; Pinehas begot Abishuaʽ; 5  and Abishuaʽ begot Bukki; and Bukki begot ʽUzzi; and 6  ʽUzzi begot Zerahiah; and Zerahiah begot Merajoth; 7  and Merajoth begot Amariah; and Amariah begot Ahitub; 8  and Ahitub begot Sadok; and Sadok begot Ahimaʽas; 9  and Ahimaʽas begot ʽAzariah; and ʽAzariah begot Johanan; 10  and Johanan begot ʽAzariah—he was the one who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem; 11  and ʽAzariah begot Amariah; and Amariah begot Ahitub; 12  and Ahitub begot Sadok; and Sadok begot Shallum; 13  and Shallum begot Hilkijah; and Hilkijah begot ʽAzariah; and 14  ʽAzariah begot Serajah; and Serajah begot Jehosadak; 15  and Jehosadak went when Jehovah caused Judah and Jerusalem to be deported by Nebucadnessar’s hands. 16  Levi’s sons were Gershom, Kehath, and Merari. 17  And these are the names of Gershom’s sons: Libni and Shimei; 18  and Kehath’s sons were ʽAmram and Ishar and Hebron and ʽUzziel; 19  and Merari’s sons were Mahli and Mushi. And these are the clans of the Levites, from their fathers. 20  Of Gershom’s, Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21  Joah his son, ʽIddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeathrai his son. 22*  Kehath’s sons were ʽAmminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23  Elkanah his son, and Ebjasaph his son, and Assir his son, 24  Tahath his son, Uriel his son, ʽUzzijah his son, and Saul his son. 25  And Elkanah’s sons were ʽAmasai and Ahimoth, 26  Elkanah his son, Suphai his son, and Nahath his son, 27  Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son, Samuel his son; 28  and Samuel’s sons were Joel the eldest and Abijah the second. 29  Merari’s sons were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, ʽUzzah his son, 30  Shimea his son, Haggijah his son, Asajah his son. 31*  And these are the ones David stationed over the singing of Jehovah’s house from the coming to rest of the ark, 32  and they were in service in song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built Jehovah’s house in Jerusalem and they came to stand properly in their service. 33  And these are those who were stationed, and their sons: of the sons of the Kehathites, Heman the chorister the son of Joel the son of Samuel 34  the son of Elkanah the son of Jeroham the son of Eliel the son of Toah 35  the son of Suph the son of Elkanah the son of Mahath the son of ʽAmasai 36  the son of Elkanah the son of Joel the son of ʽAzariah the son of Sephaniah 37  the son of Tahath the son of Assir the son of Ebjasaph the son of Korah the 38  son of Ishar the son of Kehath the son of Levi the son of Israel, 39  and his brother Asaph who stood at his right hand, Asaph the son of Berekiah the son of Shimea 40  the son of Micael the son of Baghasejah the son of Malkijah 41  the son of Ethni the son of Zerah the son of ʽAdajah 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 Merari’s sons, their brothers, on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi the son of ʽAbdi the son of Malluc 45  the son of Hashabiah the son of Amasiah the son of Hilkijah 46  the son of Amsi the son of Bani the son of Shemer 47  the son of Mahli the son of Mushi the son of Merari the son of Levi. 48  And their brothers the Levites were given for all service of the tabernacle of God’s house; 49  and Aaron and his sons made burnings on the altar of burnt-offering and on the altar of incense for all the most sacred business and for purging Israel in accordance with all that God’s servant Moses commanded. 50  And these were Aaron’s sons: Eleazar his son, Pinehas his son, Abishuaʽ his son, 51  Bukki his son, ‘Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52  Merajoth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53  Sadok his son, Ahimaʽas his son. 54*  And these were their domiciles by their encampments in their territory. For the sons of Aaron: for the Kehathite clans, because they had the lot, 55  they were given Hebron in the country of Judah and its glebes around it, 56  but the range of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh; 57*  and to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of asylum, Hebron, and Libnah and its glebes, and Jattir, and Eshtemoaʽ and its glebes, 58  and Hilen and its glebes, Debir and its glebes, 59*  and ʽAshan and its glebes, and Juttah and its glebes, and Beth-Shemesh and its glebes, 60**  and out of the tribe of Benjamin Gibeon and its glebes and Gebaʽ and its glebes and ʽAlemeth and its glebes and ʽAnathoth and its glebes; all their cities came to thirteen cities with their glebes. 61*  And for the rest of the sons of Kehath by their clans, out of the tribe of Ephraim and out of the tribe of Dan and out of half the tribe of Manasseh by lot ten cities; 62  and for the sons of Gershom by their clans, out of the tribe of Issacar 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  and for the sons of Merari by their clans, out of the tribe of Reuben and out of the tribe of Gad and out of the tribe of Zebulun by lot twelve cities. 64*  And the sons of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their glebes. 65  And they gave by lot out of the tribe of Judah and out of the tribe of Simeon and out of the tribe of Benjamin these cities which are to be named. 66*  And for the clans of the sons of Kehath, the cities of their territory were, out of the tribe of Ephraim 67*  they gave them the cities of asylum, Shekem and its glebes, in the Ephraim highland, and Gezer and its glebes, 68  and Jokneam and its glebes, and Beth-Horon and its glebes, 69  and Aijalon and its glebes, and Gath-Rimmon and its glebes, 70  and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh ʽAner and its glebes, and Ibleam and its glebes, for the clan of the rest of the sons of Kehath. 71  For the sons of Gershom, out of the clan of half the tribe of Manasseh Golan in the Bashan and its glebes, and ʽAshtaroth and its glebes, 72  and out of the tribe of Issacar Kedesh and its glebes, and Daberath and its glebes, 73  and Ramoth and its glebes, and ʽAnem and its glebes, 74  and out of the tribe of Asher Mashal and its glebes, and ʽAbdon and its glebes, 75  and Hukok and its glebes, and Rehob and its glebes, 76  and out of the tribe of Naphtali Kedesh in the Mark and its glebes, and Hammon and its glebes, and Kirjathaim and its glebes. 77*  And for the rest of the sons of Merari, out of the tribe of Zebulun Jokneam and its glebes, and Kartah and its glebes, and Rimmono and its glebes, and Tabor and its glebes, 78  and on the other side of the Jordan at Jericho, east of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben Beser in the wilderness and its glebes, and Jahsah and its glebes, 79  and Kedemoth and its glebes, and Mephaʽath and its glebes, 80  and out of the tribe of Gad Ramoth in Gilead and its glebes, and Mahanaim and its glebes, 81  and Heshbon and its glebes, and Jaʽzer and its glebes.

Footnotes

6:22 Conj. were Ishar his son, Korah
6:31 Lit. alongside the singing
6:54 Conj. the first lot
6:57 Conj. city
6:59 (Juttah) Codd. ʽEther Var. leaves out and Juttah and its glebes
6:60 Codd. leave out Gibeon and its glebes and
6:60 Codd. with their clans
6:61 Codd. of Kohath out of the clan of the tribe, out of half the
6:64 Var. these cities and
6:66 Var. And out of the clans
6:67 Conj. city
6:77 Codd. of Zebulun Jekoman and its glebes, and Kedesh and its glebes, and Remmon and Var. of Zebulun Rimmono and