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9 And all Israel was genealogically listed, and will be found set down in the book of the kings of Israel. And Judah was deported to Babylon for their unfaithfulness. 2 And the first residents, who were on their properties in their cities, were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple-servants. 3 And there lived in Jerusalem, of the sons of Judah and of the sons of Benjamin and of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh, 4 Ghuthai the son of ʽAmmihud the son of ʽOmri the son of Imri the son of Bani, of the sons of Peres the son of Judah; 5* and of the Shelanites ʽAsajah the eldest and his sons; 6 and of the sons of Zerah Jeʽuel; and their brothers, six hundred and ninety. 7 And of the sons of Benjamin Sallu the son of Meshullam the son of Hodaviah the son of Hassenuah, 8 and Ibnejah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of ʽUzzi the son of Micri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah the son of Reghuel the son of Ibnijah, 9 and their brothers, line by line, nine hundred and fifty-six; all these were men that were ancestral heads of their families. 10 And of the priests Jedaʽiah and Jehojarib and Jakin 11 and ʽAzariah the son of Hilkijah the son of Meshullam the son of Sadok the son of Merajoth the son of Ahitub, warden of the house of God, 12 and ʽAdajah the son of Jeroham the son of Pashhur the son of Malkijah, and Maʽasai the son of ʽAdiel the son of Jahzerah the son of Meshullam the son of Meshillemith the son of Immer, 13 and their brothers, heads of their families, seventeen hundred and sixty, men stalwart for the business of the service of the house of God. 14 And of the Levites Shemaʽiah the son of Hasshub the son of ʽAzrikam the son of Hashabiah of the sons of Merari, 15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal and Mattaniah the son of Mica the son of Zicri the son of Asaph, 16 and ʽObadiah the son of Shemaʽiah the son of Galal the son of Jeduthun, and Berekiah the son of Asa the son of Elkanah who lived in the Netophathite villages. 17 And the gatemen were Shallum and ʽAkkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their brothers; Shallum was the head, 18 and is till now at the king’s gate on the east. They were the gatemen for the camp of the sons of Levi, 19 and Shallum the son of Kore the son of Ebjasaph the son of Korah and his brothers for their family the Korahites over the business of the service, the threshold-guards for the Tent, and their fathers over Jehovah’s camp, the entrance-guards. 20 Pinehas the son of Eleazar was warden over them formerly—Jehovah be with him; 21 Zecariah the son of Meshelemiah was gateman at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. 22 All of them, the eligibles for gatemen at the thresholds, came to two hundred and twelve; their genealogical listing was done in their villages. Them David and Samuel the seer had established in their trust, 23 and they and their sons were over the gates for Jehovah’s house, for the tent-house; 24* the gatemen were by watches on the four sides, east, west, north, and south, 25* and their brothers were in their villages to come in for seven days periodically with these, 26** for they were on honor. Those were the four sergeants of the gatemen. The Levites were over the vestries and over the storerooms in the house of God, 27* and lodged around the house of God at night, because they were under a responsibility and had charge of the opening morning by morning; 28 and some of them were over the implements for the service, for they passed them in by count and passed them out by count, 29 and some of them were assigned to be over the furnishings and over all the sacred vessels and over the farina and the wine and the oil and the frankincense and the spices. 30 But some of the sons of the priests did the preparation of the spices; 31 and Mattithiah, one of the Levites (he was the eldest-born of Shallum the Korahite), was entrusted with the pancake-making; 32 and some of the sons of the Kehathites, brothers of theirs, were over the stacked bread, to prepare it sabbath by sabbath. 33** And these are the singers, Levite heads of families, exempt from service in the vestries because day and night they were under obligation in their function:— 34 These were Levite heads of families line by line, headmen; these lived in Jerusalem. 35 And at Gibeon lived the father of Gibeon, Jeʽiel, whose wife’s name was Maʽacah, 36 and his eldest son ʽAbdon and Sur and Kish and Baʽal and Ner and Nadab 37 and Gedor and Ahjo and Zecariah and Mikloth; 38 and Mikloth begot Shimam, and they too lived fronting their brothers at Jerusalem with their brothers. 39 And Ner begot Kish, and Kish begot Saul, and Saul begot Jonathan and Malki-Shuaʽ and Abinadab and Eshbaal, 40 and Jonathan’s son was Meribaal, and Meribaal begot Micah; 41 and Micah’s sons were Pithon and Melec and Tahreaʽ and Ahaz, 42 and Ahaz begot Jaʽdah, and Jaʽdah begot ʽAlemeth and ʽAzmaveth and Zimri, and Zimri begot Mosa, 43 and Mosa begot Binea and Rephajah his son, Eleasah his son, Asel his son; 44 and Asel had six sons, and these are their names: ʽAzrikam, Bokeru, and Ishmaʽel and Sheʽariah and ʽObadiah and Hanan—these were Asel’s sons.