The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 6:16–32

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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.