The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 6:1–81

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The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

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And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

The sons of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Eleazar begot Phinehas, Phinehas begot Abishua;

Eleazar conceived Phinehas, and Phinehas conceived Abishua.

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and Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi;

Abisu begot Bokki, and Bokki begot Ozi;

Truly, Abishua conceived Bukki, and Bukki conceived Uzzi.

and Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth;

Ozi begot Zaraia, Zaraia begot Mariel;

Uzzi conceived Zerahiah, and Zerahiah conceived Meraioth.

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Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub;

and Mariel begot Amaria, and Amaria begot Achitob;

Then Meraioth conceived Amariah, and Amariah conceived Ahitub.

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and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz;

Ahitub conceived Zadok, and Zadok conceived Ahimaaz.

and Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan;

Ahimaaz conceived Azariah; Azariah conceived Johanan.

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10  and Johanan begot Azariah--he it is that executed the priest's office in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem--

10  and Joanan begot Azarias: he ministered as priest in the house which Solomon built in Jerusalem.

10  Johanan conceived Azariah. He is the one who executed the priestly office in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem.

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11  and Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub;

11  Now Azariah conceived Amariah, and Amariah conceived Ahitub.

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12  and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum;

12  and Achitob begot Sadoc, and Sadoc begot Salom;

12  Ahitub conceived Zadok, and Zadok conceived Shallum.

13  and Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah;

13  and Salom begot Chelcias, and Chelcias begot Azarias;

13  Shallum conceived Hilkiah, and Hilkiah conceived Azariah.

14  and Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak;

14  and Azarias begot Saraia, and Saraias begot Josadac.

14  Azariah conceived Seraiah, and Seraiah conceived Jehozadak.

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15  and Jehozadak went into captivity, when YHWH carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

15  And Josadac went into captivity with Juda and Jerusalem under Nabuchodonosor.

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16  The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath and Merari.

16  So the sons of Levi were Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

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17  And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei.

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18  And the sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

18  The sons of Caath; Ambram, and Issaar, Chebron, and Oziel.

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19  The sons of Merari: Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses.

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20  Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son;

20  To Gedson—to Lobeni his son—were born Jeth his son, Zammath his son,

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21  Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.

22  The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son;

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23  Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son;

23  Helcana his son, Abisaph his son, Aser his son

23  Hilkanah his son, Akinsaph his son.

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24  Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

25  And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai, and Ahimoth.

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26  As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son;

26  Helcana his son, Suphi his son, Cainaath his son;

26  As for Hilkanah, the sons of Hilkanah: Zoph his son, Nahath his son, Zerah his son, Shamla his son, Marl his son,

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27  Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.

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28  And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni; then Abiah.

28  The sons of Samuel; the first-born Sani, and Abia.

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29  The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son;

29  Now the sons of Merari were: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

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30  Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

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31  And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of YHWH, after that the ark had rest.

31  These are the ones whom David appointed over the singing men in the house of the Lord, in the place where the ark was located.

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32  And they ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of YHWH in Jerusalem; and they took their station at their service according to their order.

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33  And these are they that took their station, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel;

33  And these were the men that stood, and their sons, of the sons of Caath: Æman the psalm singer, son of Joel, the son of Samuel,

33  Truly, these are the ones who were assisting, with their sons, from the sons of Kohath: the singer Heman, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,

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34  the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah;

35  the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai;

36  the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah;

37  the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah;

38  the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

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39  And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand; even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea;

39  And there was also his brother, Asaph, who was standing at his right, Asaph, the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,

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40  the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah;

41  the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah;

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42  the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei;

42  the son of Adai, the son of Ætham, the son of Zammam, the son of Semei,

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43  the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

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44  And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch;

44  Now the sons of Merari, their brothers, were on the left: Ethan, the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

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45  the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah;

45  the son of Asebi,

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46  the son of Amzi, 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.

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48  And their brethren the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

48  There were also their brothers, Levites who were appointed for every ministry of the tabernacle of the house of the Lord.

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49  But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of burnt-offering, and upon the altar of incense, for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

49  And Aaron and his sons were to burn incense on the altar of whole-burnt-offerings, and on the altar of incense, for all the ministry in the holy of holies, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all things that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded.

49  Truly, Aaron and his sons were burning offerings upon the altar of holocausts and upon the altar of incense, for the entire work of the Holy of Holies, and to pray on behalf of Israel, in accord with all the things that Moses, the servant of God, had instructed.

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50  And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son;

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51  Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son;

51  Bokki his son, Ozi his son, Saraia his son,

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52  Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son;

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53  Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

53  Sadoc his son, Achimaas his son.

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54  Now these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot,

54  And these are their residences in their villages, in their coasts, to the sons of Aaron, to their family the Caathites: for they had the lot.

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55  to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah, and the open land round about it;

55  And they gave them Chebron in the land of Juda, and its suburbs round about it.

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56  but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

56  But all the fields of the city, and those which were round about it, they gave to Caleb the son of Jophaniah.

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57  And to the sons of Aaron they gave the city of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with the open land about it, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with the open land about it;

57  Then, to the sons of Aaron, they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, and Libnah with its suburbs,

57  And to the sons of Aaron they gave all the cities of refuge, and to the priests, Hebron with its suburbs, Libnah with its suburbs, Jattir with its suburbs, Lehem with its suburbs, Eshtemoa with its suburbs,

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58  and Hilen with the open land about it, Debir with the open land about it;

58  and Jethar and her suburbs, and Dabir and her suburbs,

58  Debir with its suburbs, Ashan with its suburbs,

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59  and Ashan with the open land about it, and Beth-shemesh with the open land about it;

59  and Asan and her suburbs, and Baethsamys and her suburbs

59  as well as Ashan and Beth-shemesh with their suburbs.

60  and out of the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with the open land about it, and Alemeth with the open land about it, and Anathoth with the open land about it. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.

60  and of the tribe of Benjamin Gabai and her suburbs, and Galemath and her suburbs, and Anathoth and her suburbs: all their cities were thirteen cities according to their families.

60  And from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its suburbs, and Alemeth with its suburbs, as well as Anathoth with its suburbs. All the cities throughout their kindred were thirteen.

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61  And unto the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.

61  Now to the sons of Kohath, those remaining from their kindred, they gave ten cities, from the one half tribe of Manasseh, as a possession;

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62  And to the sons of Gershom, according to their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, 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.

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63  Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

63  Then to the sons of Merari, according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben, and from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun, they gave by lot twelve cities.

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64  So the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with the open land about them.

64  Also, the sons of Israel gave, to the Levites, cities and their suburbs,

64  And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.

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65  And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name.

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66  And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their borders out of the tribe of Ephraim.

66  Moreover they had other cities and their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim.

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67  And they gave unto them the city of refuge, Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim with the open land about it; Gezer also with the open land about it;

67  And they gave them the cities of refuge, Sychem and her suburbs in mount Ephraim, and Gazer and her suburbs,

67  Then they gave to them the cities of refuge: Shechem with its suburbs on mount Ephraim, and Gezer with its suburbs,

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68  and Jokmeam with the open land about it, and Bethhoron with the open land about it;

68  as well as Jokmeam with its suburbs, and Beth-horon similarly,

68  Beth-horon with its suburbs,

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69  and Aijalon with the open land about it, and Gath-rimmon with the open land about it;

69  and Ælon and her suburbs, and Gethremmon and her suburbs

69  Aijalon with its suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with its suburbs;

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70  and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with the open land about it, and Bileam with the open land about it, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

70  and of the half-tribe of Manasse Anar and her suburbs, and Jemblaan and her suburbs, to the sons of Caath that were left, according to each several family.

70  Then too, out of the one half tribe of Manasseh: Aner and its suburbs, Bileam and its suburbs; these in particular went to those who were remaining from the kindred of the sons of Kohath.

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71  Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it;

71  To the sons of Gedson from the families of the half-tribe of Manasse they gave Golan of Basan and her suburbs, and Aseroth and her suburbs.

71  And to the sons of Gershom, from the kindred of the one half tribe of Manasseh: Golan, in Bashan, and its suburbs, and Ashtaroth with its suburbs;

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72  and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with the open land about it, Dobrath with the open land about it;

72  And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedes and her suburbs, and Deberi and her suburbs, and Dabor and her suburbs,

72  from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh and its suburbs, and Daberath with its suburbs,

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73  and Ramoth with the open land about it, and Anem with the open land about it;

73  Elam with its suburbs;

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74  and out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with the open land about it, and Abdon with the open land about it;

74  And of the tribe of Aser; Maasal and her suburbs, and Abdon and her suburbs,

74  truly, from the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its suburbs, and Abdon similarly;

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75  and Hukok with the open land about it; and Rehob with the open land about it;

75  and Acac and her suburbs, and Roob and her suburbs.

75  as well as Hukkok and its suburbs, and Rehob with its suburbs;

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76  and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with the open land about it, and Hammon with the open land about it, and Kiriathaim with the open land about it.

76  And of the tribe of Nephthali; Kedes in Galilee and her suburbs, and Chamoth and her suburbs, and Kariathaim and her suburbs.

76  moreover, from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee and its suburbs, Hammon with its suburbs, and Kiriathaim and its suburbs.

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77  Unto the rest of the Levites , the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with the open land about it, Tabor with the open land about it;

77  To the sons of Merari that were left, they gave out of the tribe of Zabulon Remmon and her suburbs, and Thabor and her suburbs

77  Then to the remaining sons of Merari, from the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono and its suburbs, and Tabor with its suburbs;

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78  and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given them, out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with the open land about it, and Jahaz with the open land about it,

78  out of the country beyond Jordan; Jericho westward of Jordan: out of the tribe of Ruben; Bosor in the wilderness and her suburbs, and Jasa and her suburbs,

78  and also, across the Jordan opposite Jericho, facing the east of the Jordan, from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its suburbs, and Jahzah with its suburbs;

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79  and Kedemoth with the open land about it, and Mephaath with the open land about it;

79  and Kadmoth and her suburbs, and Maephla and her suburbs.

79  Kedemoth with its suburbs, Mephaath with its suburbs,

80  and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with the open land about it, and Mahanaim with the open land about it,

80  Out of the tribe of Gad; Rammoth Galaad and her suburbs, and Maanaim and her suburbs,

80  Ramoth with its suburbs, Mahlam with its suburbs,

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81  and Heshbon with the open land about it, and Jazer with the open land about it.

81  and Esebon and her suburbs, and Jazer and her suburbs.

81  then too, Heshbon with its suburbs, and Jazer with its suburbs.