The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 6:46–66

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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.