The First Book of the
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1 Chronicles 1
1 ¶ Adam, Seth, Enos,
2 Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared,
3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
5 The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
6 And the sons of Gomer were Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
7 And the sons of Javan: Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
8 The sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan,
9 and the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan.
10 And Cush fathered Nimrod: he began to be mighty on the earth.
11 And Mizraim fathered Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
12 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, from whom came the Philistines and the Caphthorim.
13 And Canaan fathered Zidon his first-born, and Heth,
14 the Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
15 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
16 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
17 The sons of Shem were Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
18 And Arphaxad fathered Shelah, and Shelah fathered Eber.
19 And to Eber were born two sons. The name of the one was Peleg, because in his days the earth was divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
20 And Joktan fathered Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazar-maveth, and Jerah,
21 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah,
22 and Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
23 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
27 Abram (he was Abraham).
28 ¶ The sons of Abraham: Isaac and Ishmael.
29 These are their generations. The first-born of Ishmael was Nebaioth, then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are they, the sons of Ishmael.
32 And the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bore Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
33 And the sons of Midian: Ephah and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
34 And Abraham fathered Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.
35 The sons of Esau: Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
36 The sons of Eliphaz: Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam; Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
37 The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
38 And the sons of Seir: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
39 And the sons of Lotan: Hori and Homam. And Timna was Lotan's sister.
40 The sons of Shobal: Alian and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah.
41 The son of Anah was Dishon. And the sons of Dishon: Amram, and Eshban and Ithran, and Cheran.
42 The sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Jakan. The sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
43 Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any kings reigned over the sons of Israel: Bela the son of Beor, and his city's name: Dinhabah.
44 And Bela died; and Jobab the son of Zerah reigned in his place from Bozrah.
45 And Jobab died; and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place.
46 And Husham died; and Hadad the son of Bedad reigned in his place, who struck Midian in the field of Moab; and the name of his city was Avith.
47 And Hadad died; and Samlah from Masrekah reigned in his place.
48 And Samlah died; and Shaul from Rehoboth by the river reigned in his place.
49 And Shaul died, and Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor, reigned in his place.
50 And Baal-hanan died; and Hadad reigned in his place; and his city's name, Pai, and his wife's name, Mehetabel the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
51 And Hadad died; and the chiefs of Edom: chief Timnah, chief Aliah, chief Jetheth,
52 chief Aholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,
53 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,
54 chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the princes of Edom.
1 Chronicles 2
1 ¶ These are the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.
3 The sons of Judah: Er, and Onan, and Shelah. These three were born to him from the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the first-born of Judah, was evil in Jehovah's sight, and He killed him.
4 And Tamar his daughter-in-law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All Judah's sons were five.
5 The sons of Pharez: Hezron and Hamul.
6 And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara; all of them were five.
7 And the sons of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who sinned in the cursed thing.
8 And the son of Ethan was Azariah.
9 And the sons of Hezron, who were born to him, were Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
10 And Ram fathered Amminadab; and Amminadab fathered Nahshon, chief of the sons of Judah.
11 And Nahshon fathered Salma, and Salma fathered Boaz,
12 and Boaz fathered Obed, and Obed fathered Jesse.
13 And Jesse fathered his first-born Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimea the third,
14 Nethaneel the fourth, and Raddai the fifth,
15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh.
16 Their sisters: Zeruiah and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah were Abishai, and Joab and Asahel, three.
17 And Abigail bore Amasa: And the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.
18 ¶ And Caleb the son of Hezron fathered sons by his wife Azubah, and by Jerioth; and these are her sons: Jesher, and Shobab and Ardon.
19 And Azubah died; and Caleb took to himself Ephrath, and she bore to him Hur.
20 And Hur fathered Uri, and Uri fathered Bezaleel.
21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, and he took her when he was a son of sixty years. And she bore him Segub.
22 And Segub fathered Jair, who had twenty three cities in the land of Gilead.
23 And he took Geshur and Aram with the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and its towns, sixty cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
24 And after the death of Hezron in Caleb-ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's wife bore to him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the first-born of Hezron: Ram the first-born, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel also had another wife and her name was Atarah. She was the mother of Onam.
27 And the sons of Ram, the first-born of Jerahmeel: Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
28 And the sons of Onam: Shammai and Jada. And the sons of Shammai: Nadab and Abishur.
29 And the name of Abishur's wife was Abihail; and she bore to him Ahban and Molid.
30 And Nadab's sons: Seled and Appaim. But Seled died without sons.
31 And the son of Appaim was Ishi. And the son of Ishi was Sheshan. And the son of Sheshan: Ahlai.
32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai: Jether and Jonathan; and Jether died without sons.
33 And the sons of Jonathan: Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
34 And Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant, and his name was Jarha.
35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to his servant Jarha for a wife, and she bore him Attai.
36 And Attai fathered Nathan, and Nathan fathered Zabad.
37 And Zabad fathered Ephlal, and Ephlal fathered Obed.
38 And Obed fathered Jehu, and Jehu fathered Azariah.
39 And Azariah fathered Helez, and Helez fathered Eleasah.
40 And Eleasah fathered Sisamai and Sisamai fathered Shallum.
41 And Shallum fathered Jekamiah, and Jekamiah fathered Elishama.
42 And the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were his first-born Mesha, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
43 And the sons of Hebron: Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.
44 And Shema fathered Raham, the father of Jorkoam. And Rekem fathered Shammai.
45 And the son of Shammai was Maon; and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.
46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bore Haran, and Moza, and Gazez. And Haran fathered Gazez.
47 And the sons of Jahdai: Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
48 Caleb's concubine Maachah bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
49 She also bore Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea. And Caleb's daughter was Achsah.
50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur: the first-born of Ephratah was Shobal, the father of Kirjath-jearim;
51 Salma the father of Bethlehem; Hareph the father of Beth-gader.
52 And Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim had sons: Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites.
53 And the families of Kirjath-jearim were the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.
54 The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab; and half the Manahethites; the Zorites.
55 And the families of the scribes who lived at Jabez: the Tirathites; the Shimeathites; the Suchathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
1 Chronicles 3
1 ¶ And these were the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron: the first-born, Amnon, born to Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, to Abigail of Carmel;
2 the third, Absalom, the son of Maachah, the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith;
3 the fifth, Shephatiah, to Abital. The sixth, Ithream, to his wife Eglah.
4 These six were born to him in Hebron. And he reigned there seven years and six months. And he reigned in Jerusalem thirty three years.
5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four to Bathsheba the daughter of Ammiel;
6 also Ibhar, and Elishama, and Eliphelet;
7 also Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia;
8 and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
9 These were all the sons of David, besides the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.
10 ¶ And Solomon's son was Rehoboam; Abijah his son; Asa his son; Jehoshaphat his son;
11 Joram his son; Ahaziah his son; Joash his son;
12 Amaziah his son; Azariah his son; Jotham his son;
13 Ahaz his son; Hezekiah his son; Manasseh his son;
14 Amon his son; Josiah his son.
15 And the sons of Josiah were the first-born Johanan; the second, Jehoiakim; the third, Zedekiah; the fourth, Shallum.
16 And the sons of Jehoiakim were his son Jeconiah, and his son Zedekiah.
17 And the sons of Jeconiah were Assir, and Shealtiel his son,
18 and Malchiram, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
19 And the sons of Pedaiah: Zerubbabel and Shimei. And the sons of Zerubbabel: Meshullam and Hananiah, and their sister Shelomith;
20 and Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab-hesed, five.
21 And the sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah and Jesaiah; the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.
22 And the sons of Shechaniah: Shemaiah. And the sons of Shemaiah: Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
23 And the sons of Neariah: Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.
24 And the sons of Elioenai: Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.
1 Chronicles 4
1 ¶ The sons of Judah were Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal fathered Jahath. And Jahath fathered Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
3 And these were of the father of Etam: Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash; and their sister's name was Hazelelponi;
4 and Penuel the father of Gedor; and Ezer the father of Hushah; these are the sons of Hur, the first-born of Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.
5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
6 And Naarah bore to him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
7 And the sons of Helah: Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
8 And Coz fathered Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum.
9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. And his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore with sorrow.
10 And Jabez called to the God of Israel, saying, If indeed You would bless me, and make my border larger, and Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil so that it may not grieve me! And God gave him what he asked.
11 ¶ And Chelub the brother of Shuah fathered Mahir; he was the father of Eshton.
12 And Eshton fathered Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
13 And the sons of Kenaz: Othniel and Seraiah. And the son of Othniel was Hathath.
14 And Meonothai fathered Ophrah. And Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of the Valley of the Craftsmen; for they were craftsmen.
15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh: Iru, Elah, and Naam. And Elah's son was Kenaz.
16 And the sons of Jehaleleel were Ziph and Ziphah; Tiria and Asareel.
17 And the sons of Ezra: Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon. And she conceived Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah, Eshtemoa's father.
18 And his wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.
19 And the sons of his wife were Hodiah the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
20 And the sons of Shimon were Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi: Zoheth and Benzoheth.
21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah: Er, the father of Lecah; and Laadah the father of Mareshah; and the families of the house of those who worked fine linen, from the house of Ashbea;
22 and Jokim; and the men of Chozeba; and Joash, and Saraph; who ruled over Moab; and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
23 These were the potters, and those who lived among plants and hedges. They lived there with the king for his work.
24 ¶ The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
25 Shallum was his son; Mibsam, his son; Mishma, his son.
26 And the sons of Mishma: Hamuel his son; Zacchur, his son; Shimei, his son.
27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. But his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family multiply like the sons of Judah.
28 And they lived at Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual,
29 and at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
30 and at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
31 and at Beth-marcaboth, and at Hazar-susim, and at Beth-birei, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David.
32 And their villages were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, five cities.
33 And all their villages were all around these cities, to Baal. This is their family line and their dwellings,
34 and Meshobab; and Jamlech; and Joshah, the son of Amaziah;
35 and Joel; and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel;
36 and Elioenai; and Jaakobah; and Jeshohaiah; and Asaiah; and Adiel; and Jesimiel; and Benaiah;
37 and Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
38 these going by name were rulers in their families. And the house of their fathers increased to a multitude.
39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley to look for pasture for their flocks.
40 And they found pasture, fertile and good, for the land was wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for those of Ham who lived there were of old.
41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and struck their tents, and the homes found there, and completely destroyed them until this day. And they lived in their places,
because there was pasture there for
42 And some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir. And they had as their commanders, Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the son of Ishi.
43 And they struck the rest which escaped to Amalek, and lived there until this day.
1 Chronicles 5
1 ¶ And the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born; but since he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel; and the
genealogy is not to be counted according to
2 for Judah prevailed among his brothers, and from him was the chief ruler, but the birthright was Joseph's);
3 the sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel: Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
4 The sons of Joel: Shemaiah, his son; Gog, his son; Shimei, his son;
5 Micah, his son; Reaiah, his son; Baal, his son;
6 Beerah, his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria exiled. He was ruler of the men of Reuben.
7 And his brothers by their families, in the genealogy of their generations: Jeiel the chief; also Zechariah;
8 and Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baal-meon.
9 And he lived as far to the east as to the entrance of the wilderness from the Euphrates River, because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.
10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, and they fell by their hand. And they lived in their tents, to all the face of the east of Gilead.
11 And the sons of Gad lived across from them, in the land of Bashan, to Salchah:
12 Joel the chief; and Shapham, the next; and Jaanai; and Shaphat in Bashan.
13 And their brothers from the house of their fathers were Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.
14 These are the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
15 Ahi, the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.
16 And they lived in Gilead in Bashan, and in her daughter-villages, and in all the open lands of Sharon, on their borders.
17 All these were enrolled by genealogy in the days of King Jotham of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
18 ¶ The sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, even sons of valor, men lifting up shield and sword, and shooting with bow, and able in war were forty four thousand, seven hundred and sixty, going out to war.
19 And they made war with the Hagarites, and Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.
20 And they were helped against them. And the Hagarites were given into their hand, and all who were with them. For they cried to God in the battle, and He was entreated for them, because they trusted in Him.
21 And they took away their livestock: their camels, fifty thousand; and sheep, two hundred and fifty thousand; and asses, two thousand; and souls of men, a hundred thousand.
22 For many fell down slain, because the war was of God. And they lived in their places until the exile.
23 And the sons of the half tribe of Manasseh lived in the land. They increased from Bashan to Baal-hermon, and Senir, and Mount Hermon.
24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of war, famous men, heads of their fathers' house.
25 And they sinned against the God of their fathers, and went lusting after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser, king of Assyria, and he exiled them; even the Reubenites; and the Gadites; and the half tribe
of Manasseh. And he brought them to Halah,
and Habor, and Hara, and to the Gozan River, to this day.
1 Chronicles 6
1 ¶ The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
2 And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
3 And Amram's sons: Aaron and Moses; also Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4 Eleazar fathered Phinehas; Phinehas fathered Abishua;
5 and Abishua fathered Bukki; and Bukki fathered Uzzi;
6 and Uzzi fathered Zerahiah; and Zerahiah fathered Meraioth;
7 Meraioth fathered Amariah; and Amariah fathered Ahitub;
8 and Ahitub fathered Zadok; and Zadok fathered Ahimaaz;
9 and Ahimaaz fathered Azariah; and Azariah fathered Johanan;
10 and Johanan fathered Azariah, he who acted in the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem.
11 And Azariah fathered Amariah; and Amariah fathered Ahitub;
12 and Ahitub fathered Zadok; and Zadok fathered Shallum;
13 and Shallum fathered Hilkiah; and Hilkiah fathered Azariah;
14 and Azariah fathered Seraiah; and Seraiah fathered Jehozadak;
15 and Jehozadak went away when Jehovah exiled Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
16 The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei.
18 And the sons of Kohath: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
19 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers:
20 to Gershon: his son Libni; Jahath, his son; Zimmah, his son;
21 Joah, his son; Iddo, his son; Zerah, his son; Jeaterai, his son.
22 The sons of Kohath: his son Amminadab; Korah, his son; Assir, his son;
23 Elkanah, his son; Ebiasaph, his son; and Assir, his son;
24 Tahath, his son; Uriel, his son; Uzziah, his son; Shaul, his son.
25 And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth.
26 Elkanah; the sons of Elkanah: Zophai, his son; and Nahath, his son;
27 Eliab, his son; Jeroham, his son; Elkanah, his son.
28 And the sons of Samuel: Joel, the first-born; and the second, even Abijah.
29 The sons of Merari were Mahli; Libni, his son; Shimei, his son; Uzza, his son;
30 Shimea, his son; Haggiah, his son; Asaiah, his son.
31 ¶ And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of Jehovah, after the ark had rested.
32 And they ministered with singing before the resting place of the tabernacle of the congregation, until Solomon had built the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem. And they waited on their office according to their ordinance.
33 And these are those who stood, and their sons: Of the sons of the Kohathites, Heman, a singer, 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 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.
39 And his kinsman Asaph who stood on his right hand: Asaph, the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
41 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
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 their brothers, the sons of Merari stood on the left: Ethan, the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
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.
48 Also their brothers, the Levites, were appointed for every service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
49 But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of burnt offering, and on 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.
50 And these were the sons of Aaron: Eleazar, his son; Phinehas, his son; Abishua, his son;
51 Bukki, his son; Uzzi, his son; Zerahiah, his son;
52 Meraioth, his son; Amariah, his son; Ahitub, his son;
53 Zadok, his son; Ahimaaz, his son.
54 ¶ And these are their dwelling places by their camps, within their borders, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for the lot was theirs.
55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and its open lands all around it.
56 But the fields 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 refuge: Hebron, and Libnah and its open lands; and Jattir, and Eshtemoa and its open lands;
58 and Hilen and its open lands; Debir and its open lands;
59 and Ashan and its open lands; and Beth-shemesh and its open lands.
60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin was Geba and its open lands; and Alemeth and its open lands; and Anathoth and its open lands. All their cities in their families were thirteen cities.
61 And to the sons of Kohath, left of the family of that tribe, ten cities out of the half tribe, the half of Manasseh by lot.
62 And to the sons of Gershom for 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.
63 To the sons of Merari by the lot, for their families: out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
64 And the sons of Israel gave the cities to the Levites, and their open lands.
65 And they gave by the lot these cities which they call by their names: out of the tribe of the sons of Judah, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin.
66 And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their borders out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67 And they gave to them for cities of refuge: Shechem in Mount Ephraim and its open lands; and Gezer and its open lands;
68 and Jokmeam and its open lands; and Beth-horon and its open lands;
69 and Aijalon and its open lands; and Gathrimmon and its open lands.
70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh: Aner and its open lands; and Bileam and its open lands for the family of the rest of the sons of Kohath.
71 To the sons of Gershom: out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan and its open lands; and Ashtaroth and its open lands.
72 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh and its open lands; Daberath and its open lands;
73 and Ramoth and its open lands; and Anem and its open lands.
74 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mashal and its open lands; and Abdon and its open lands;
75 and Hukok and its open lands; and Rehob and its open lands.
76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee and its open lands; and Hammon and its open lands; and Kirjath-aim and its open lands.
77 To the rest of the sons of Merari: out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon and its open lands; Tabor and its open lands.
78 And beyond Jordan, by Jericho, on the east of the Jordan: out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness, and its open lands; and Jahzah and its open lands;
79 and Kedemoth and its open lands; and Mephaath and its open lands.
80 And out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead and its open lands; and Mahanaim and its open lands;
81 and Heshbon and its open lands; and Jazer and its open lands.
1 Chronicles 7
1 ¶ And to the sons of Issachar were Tola, and Puah, and Jashub, and Shimron, four.
2 And the sons of Tola: Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, these to Tola, great men of might to their generations. Their number
in the days of David was twenty two
thousand, six hundred.
3 And the sons of Uzzi: Izrahiah, the sons of Izrahiah: Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah; all five of them chiefs.
4 And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers' house, were bands of soldiers for war, thirty six thousand; for they multiplied wives and sons.
5 And their brothers among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of war, being in all, by their genealogies, eighty seven thousand.
6 Of Benjamin: Bela and Becher, and Jediael, three.
7 And the sons of Bela: Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of their fathers' house, mighty warriors; and their genealogy, twenty two thousand, and thirty four.
8 And the sons of Becher: Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
9 And their genealogy, by their generations, heads of their fathers' house, mighty warriors, twenty thousand and two hundred.
10 And the sons of Jediael: Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan: Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tarshish, and Ahishahar;
11 all these are sons of Jediael, even heads of their fathers, mighty warriors, seventeen thousand and two hundred going out to war for battle.
12 And Shuppim and Huppim, the sons of Ir; Hushim the son of Aner.
13 The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
14 The sons of Manasseh: Ashriel, the child born to his Syrian concubine with Machir the father of Gilead.
15 And Machir took a wife for Huppim and for Shuppim; and the name of his sister was Maachah; and the name of the second was Zelophehad. And Zelophehad had daughters.
16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his name Peresh. And the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17 And the sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
18 And his sister Hammoleketh bore Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
19 And the sons of Shemida: Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.
20 ¶ And the sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, and Bered, his son, and Tahath, his son, and Eladah, his son; and Tahath, his son;
21 and Zabad, his son; and Shuthelah, his son; and Ezer, and Elead, and the men of Gath, natives in the land, killed them, because they came down to take away their cattle.
22 And their father Ephraim mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him.
23 And he went in to his wife. And she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name Beriah, because his house was in evil.
24 And his daughter was Sherah; and she built Beth-horon the lower and the upper, and Uzzensherah.
25 And Rephah was his son; also Resheph, and Telah, his son; and Tahan, his son;
26 Laadan, his son; Ammihud, his son; Elishama, his son;
27 Non, his son; Jehoshua, his son.
28 And their possessions and dwelling places: Bethel and its towns; and eastward to Naaran; and westward to Gezer and its towns; and Shechem and its towns; to Gaza and its towns.
29 And by the borders of the sons of Manasseh: Beth-shean and its towns; Taanach and its towns; Megiddo and its towns; Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel.
30 The sons of Asher: Imnah, and Ishuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
31 And the sons of Beriah: Heber and Malchiel; he is the father of Birzavith.
32 And Heber fathered Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
33 And the sons of Japhlet: Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath; these are the sons of Japhlet.
34 And the sons of Shamer: Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35 And the sons of his brother Helem: Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
36 The sons of Zophah: Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.
38 And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh and Pispah, and Ara.
39 And the sons of Ulla: Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
40 All these were the sons of Asher, heads of their fathers' house, choice, mighty warriors, heads of the rulers. And their enrollment in the warfare in the battle, their number was twenty six thousand men.
1 Chronicles 8
1 ¶ And Benjamin fathered his first-born, Bela; Ashbel, the second; and Aharah, the third;
2 Nohah, the fourth; and Rapha, the fifth.
3 And sons were born to Bela: Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
4 and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
5 and Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 And these are the sons of Ehud; these are they, the heads of the fathers to the dwellers of Geba; and they exiled them to Manahath.
7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he exiled them. And Ehud fathered Uzza and Ahihud.
8 And Shaharaim fathered sons in the country of Moab after he had sent them away. Hushim and Baara were his wives.
9 And by his wife Hodesh were Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
10 and Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.
11 And by Hushim, he had Abitub, and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal: Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono and Lod, with their towns.
13 And Beriah and Shema were heads of the fathers to the dwellers of Aijalon, who drove away the dwellers of Gath;
14 and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
15 and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
16 and Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah,
17 and Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
18 and Ishmerai, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
19 and Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
20 and Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
21 and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi,
22 and Ishpan, and Eber, and Eliel,
23 and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
24 and Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
25 and Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
26 and Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
27 and Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chiefs. These lived in Jerusalem.
29 And the father of Gibeon lived at Gibeon, whose wife's name was Maachah.
30 And his first-born son was Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab,
31 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
32 And Mikloth fathered Shimeah. And these also lived with their brothers in Jerusalem, across from them.
33 ¶ And Ner fathered Kish, and Kish fathered Saul. And Saul fathered Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
34 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal. And Meribbaal fathered Micah.
35 And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
36 And Ahaz fathered Jehoadah. And Jehoadah fathered Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri. And Zimri fathered Moza.
37 And Moza fathered Binea; Rapha was his son; Eleasah, his son; Azel, his son.
38 And to Azel were born six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother: his first-born Ulam; Jeush, the second; and Eliphelet, the third.
40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men, treaders of the bow, and had many sons, and grandsons, a hundred and fifty. All these were the sons of Benjamin.
1 Chronicles 9
1 ¶ So all Israel enrolled themselves. And, behold, they were written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was exiled to Babylon for their transgressions.
2 And the first dwellers who lived in their possessions in their cities were the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the temple slaves.
3 And in Jerusalem lived of the sons of Judah, and of the sons of Benjamin, and of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh:
4 Uthai, the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, the sons of Pharez, the son of Judah.
5 And of the Shilonites, Asaiah the first-born and his sons.
6 And of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel 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 Hasenuah,
8 and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham; and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri; and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9 and their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty six. All these men were the heads of the fathers to their fathers' house.
10 And the priests, Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
11 and Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
12 and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah; and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13 and their brothers, heads to their fathers' house, seventeen hundred and sixty, very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
14 ¶ And of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hashub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
16 and Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
17 And the gatekeepers were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers; Shallum being the head.
18 And until they were at the king's gate eastward; they were gatekeepers in the companies of the sons of Levi.
19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle.
And their fathers were over
the camp of Jehovah, keepers of the entry.
20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past, and Jehovah was with him.
21 Zechariah of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
22 All these who were chosen for gatekeepers in the gates were two hundred and twelve. They were in their villages, by their genealogy; they whom David and Samuel the seer had appointed in their faithfulness.
23 And they and their sons were over the gates of the house of Jehovah, even of the house of the tabernacle, by watches.
24 The gatekeepers were to the four winds: east, west, north, and south.
25 And their brothers in their villages were to come in for seven days from time to time with them.
26 For they were in faithfulness, the four chiefs of the gatekeepers; they were Levites and were over the rooms, and over the treasuries of the house of God.
27 And they lived around the house of God, for the watch duty was on them; and they were to open it morning by morning.
28 And certain of them were over the vessels of service, for they brought them by number; and they took them out by number.
29 And certain of them were appointed over the vessels, even over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30 And certain of the sons of the priests blended the mixture for spices.
31 And Mattithiah of the Levites (he is the first-born to Shallum the Korahite) was first over the work of the pans.
32 And others of the sons of the Kohathites, from among their brothers, were over the Bread of Arrangement, to prepare sabbath by sabbath.
33 And these are the singers, heads of fathers to the Levites in the chambers; they were free for they were employed day and night in the work.
34 These heads of the fathers of the Levites were heads throughout their generation; these lived at Jerusalem.
35 ¶ And in Gibeon lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel. And his wife's name was Maachah;
36 and his first-born son was Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab,
37 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38 And Mikloth fathered Shimeam; and they also lived with their brothers in Jerusalem, across from their brothers.
39 And Ner fathered Kish, and Kish fathered Saul, and Saul fathered Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal fathered Micah.
41 And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea,
42 and Ahaz fathered Jarah, and Jarah fathered Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri fathered Moza;
43 and Moza fathered Binea; and Rephaiah was his son; Eleasah, his son; Azel, his son.
44 And to Azel were six sons, and these their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
1 Chronicles 10
1 ¶ And the Philistines fought with Israel. And the men of Israel fled from the face of the Philistines, and fell wounded in Mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines pursued Saul and his sons; and the Philistines struck Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
3 And the battle was heavy on Saul, and the archers found him with the bow; and he was wounded by the archers.
4 And Saul said to his armor-bearer, Draw your sword and pierce me with it, that these uncircumcised ones not come and abuse me. And the armor-bearer was not willing, for he exceedingly feared. And Saul took the sword and fell on it.
5 And the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, and he also fell on the sword and died.
6 And Saul and his three sons died, and all his house; they died together.
7 And all the men of Israel in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons had died. And they forsook their cities and ran away. And the Philistines came and lived in them.
8 ¶ And it happened on the next day, the Philistines came to strip those pierced. And they found Saul and his sons fallen in Mount Gilboa.
9 And they stripped him, and carried his head and his weapons, and sent into the land of the Philistines all around to proclaim the news to their idols and the people.
10 And they put his weapons in the house of their gods; and they fastened his skull in the house of Dagon.
11 And all Jabesh-gilead heard of all that the Philistines had done to Saul.
12 And all the valiant men arose and carried away Saul's body, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh. And they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh; and fasted seven days.
13 And Saul died because of his trespass that he trespassed against Jehovah, against the Word of Jehovah that he did not keep, and also for asking of a medium, to inquire;
14 and did not inquire of Jehovah. And He caused him to die, and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 11
1 ¶ And all Israel gathered to David, to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.
2 And also in time past, even when Saul was king, you were he that led out and brought in Israel. And Jehovah your God said to you, You shall feed My people Israel, and you shall be ruler over My people Israel.
3 And all the elders of Israel came in to the king at Hebron. And David cut a covenant with them in Hebron before Jehovah. And they anointed David as king over Israel, according to the Word of Jehovah, by the hand of Samuel.
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (it is Jebus) and the Jebusites the ones living in the land, were there.
5 And the ones living in Jebus said to David, You shall not come in here. But David captured the fortress of Zion; it is the city of David.
6 And David said, Whoever strikes the Jebusites first shall become head and commander. And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first and became head.
7 And David lived in the fortress; on this account they called it the City of David.
8 And he built the city all around, from Millo even all around. And Joab restored the rest of the city.
9 And David was going on and increasing, for Jehovah of Hosts was with him.
10 ¶ And these were the heads of the mighty men who were to David, making themselves strong with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to cause him to reign over Israel, according to the Word of Jehovah.
11 And this is the number of the mighty men who were to David: Jashobeam the son of a Hachmonite, the head of the thirty; he lifted up his spear against three hundred, killing them at one time.
12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite; he was among the three mighty ones;
13 he was with David in Pasdammim, and the Philistines had gathered there to battle; and a portion of the field was full of barley, and the people had fled from before the Philistines;
14 and they set themselves in the midst of that portion, and delivered it, and struck the Philistines, and Jehovah saved by a great deliverance.
15 And three of the thirty heads went down to the rock to David, to the cave of Adullam. And the army of the Philistines was pitched in the Valley of the Giants.
16 And David was then in the stronghold, and the command post of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem.
17 And David longed, and said, Who shall give me drink, water from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate?
18 And the three broke through the army of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem at the gate, and took it and brought to David. But David was not willing to drink it, and poured it out to Jehovah,
19 and said, Far be it from me by my God, to do this. Shall I drink the blood of these men with their lives? For they have brought it with their lives. And he was not willing to drink it. The three mighty ones did these things.
20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was the chief of the three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and killed, and had a name among the three.
21 Of the three, he was honored by the two, and became their head. But he did not come to the first three.
22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of great deeds, from Kabzeel, he killed the two lion-like Moabites. And he went down and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in the snowy day.
23 And he killed an Egyptian man, a man of five cubits stature; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like the weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff and wrenched the spear out
of the Egyptian's hand; and killed him with
his own spear.
24 These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name among the three mighty ones.
25 Behold, he was honored by the thirty, but to the first three he did not come. And David set him over his court.
26 And the mighty ones of the army were Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anethothite,
29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of sons of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
32 Hurai of the torrents of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggi,
39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, the head of the Reubenites, and thirty with him;
43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shamma and Jehiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite,
45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah, sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
1 Chronicles 12
1 ¶ And these were those coming to David to Ziklag, while banned from the face of Saul the son of Kish. And they were among the mighty ones, helping the battle;
2 right and left-handed, armed with bows, with stones, and with arrows, with the bow from the brothers of Saul, of Benjamin.
3 The head was Ahiezer, and Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Anethothite;
4 Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty one among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite;
5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Haruphite;
6 Elkanah, and Jesaiah, and Azarael, and Joezer, and Jashobeam the Korhites;
7 and Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
8 And of the Gadites, there were separated to David, to the stronghold in the wilderness, valiant warriors, men of the army for battle, setting shield and spear in order, and their faces the
face of a lion, and as gazelles on the heights
9 Ezer the chief, Obadiah, the second; Eliab, the third;
10 Mishmannah, the fourth; Jeremiah, the fifth;
11 Attai, the sixth; Eliel, the seventh;
12 Johanan, the eighth; Elzabad, the ninth;
13 Jeremiah, the tenth; Machbanai, the eleventh.
14 These were of the sons of Gad, heads of the army. The least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest as a thousand.
15 These were they who crossed over the Jordan in the first month; and it was full, over all its banks; and put to flight all those of the valleys, to the east and to the west.
16 And some of the sons of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold of David.
17 And David went out before them, and answered and said to them, If you have come to me for peace, to help me, I have a heart to unite with yours. But if to betray me to my foe, there is no violence
in my hand; the God of our fathers shall see
18 And the Spirit enwrapped Amasai, the head of the thirty: To you, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse, peace! Peace to you, and peace to your helpers, for your God has helped you. And David received
them, and put them among the heads of the
19 And some from Manasseh fell to David as he came with the Philistines to battle against Saul. And they did not help them, for by counsel the rulers of the Philistines sent them away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul with our
20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him from Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, heads of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
21 And they helped David against the raiding band, for they all were valiant warriors; and they were commanders in the army;
22 for at the time they came daily to David, to help him, until it was a great army, like an army of God.
23 ¶ And these were the numbers of the heads of those that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the mouth of Jehovah.
24 The sons of Judah, bearing shield and spear, were six thousand, eight hundred, armed for war.
25 Of the sons of Simeon, mighty ones of valor for the war, seven thousand, one hundred.
26 Of the sons of Levi were four thousand, six hundred.
27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites and with him three thousand, seven hundred;
28 and Zadok, a young man mighty in valor; and of the house of his father were twenty two leaders.
29 And of the sons of Benjamin, Saul's brothers, were three thousand. For before, the most of them had kept their allegiance to the house of Saul.
30 And of the sons of Ephraim were twenty thousand, eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous men to the house of their fathers.
31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh were eighteen thousand who were designated by name, to come to make David king.
32 And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do. Their heads were two hundred, and all their brothers were at their command.
33 Of Zebulun, going forth to the army, that could set the battle in array with all kinds of weapons of war, fifty thousand; and keeping rank without a double heart.
34 And of Naphtali, a thousand chiefs; and with them with shield and spear were thirty seven thousand.
35 And of the Danites arraying the battle were twenty eight thousand, six hundred.
36 And of Asher, going out to the army to set in order the battle were forty thousand.
37 And from beyond the Jordan: of the Reubenites, and of the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all of the weapons of war for battle were a hundred and twenty thousand.
38 All these were men of war, keeping rank; they came to Hebron with a perfect heart, to make David king over all Israel. And also all the rest of Israel was of one heart, to make David king.
39 And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking. For their brothers had prepared for them.
40 And also those near to them, to Issachar, and Zebulun, and Naphtali, brought in bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen; food of fine flour, fig cakes, and raisin cakes, and wine,
and oil, and oxen, and sheep, to great plenty.
For joy was in Israel.
1 Chronicles 13
1 ¶ And David consulted the chiefs of the thousands and of the hundreds, to every leader.
2 And David said to all the assembly of Israel, If it is good to you, and it has broken forth from Jehovah our God, we shall send to our brothers those remaining in all the lands of Israel, and with
them the priests and the Levites in the cities
of their open lands; and they shall be gathered to us.
3 And we shall bring around to us the ark of our God, for we did not seek Him in the days of Saul.
4 And all the congregation said to do so, for the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
5 And David gathered all Israel, from Shihor of Egypt even to the entering in of Hamath, to bring in the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim.
6 And David and all Israel went up to Baalah, to Kirjath-jearim of Judah, to bring up from there the ark of Jehovah God, who dwells among the cherubs, where the Name was called on.
7 And they made the ark of God to ride on a new cart from the house of Abinadab. And Uzza and Ahio were leading the cart.
8 And David and all Israel were playing before God with all their might, and with songs, and with lyres, and with harps, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
9 ¶ And when they came to the threshing-floor of Chidon, then Uzza put out his hand to take hold of the ark, for the oxen stumbled.
10 And the anger of Jehovah burned against Uzza, and He struck him, because he had put out his hand on the ark; and he died there before God.
11 And it burned to David, for Jehovah had broken a breach against Uzza; and he called that place, The Breach of Uzza to this day.
12 And David feared God on that day, saying, How shall I bring the ark of God to me?
13 And David did not bring the ark to himself, to the City of David, but carried it aside to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.
14 And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-edom in his house three months. And Jehovah blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that he had.
1 Chronicles 14
1 ¶ And Hiram the king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build a house for him.
2 And David saw that Jehovah had established him king over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted to a height, for the sake of His people Israel.
3 And David again took wives in Jerusalem. And David again fathered sons and daughters.
4 And these were the names of the children who were to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6 and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7 and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
8 ¶ And the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel. And all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard, and went out before them.
9 And the Philistines came and made a raid in the Valley of the Giants.
10 And David asked of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines; and, Have You given them into my hand? And Jehovah said to him, Go up, and I will give them into your hand.
11 And they went up to Baal-perazim, and David struck them there. And David said, God has broken my enemies by my hand, like the breaking of the waters; so they called the name of that place The Breach of Baal.
12 And they left their gods there. And David commanded, and they were burned with fire.
13 And yet again the Philistines raided in the valley.
14 And David again inquired of God. And God spoke to him, You shall not go up after them; turn away from them and come to them across from the weeping trees.
15 And it shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the weeping trees, then you shall go out in the battle; for God has gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.
16 And David did as God commanded him. And they struck the army of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gezer.
17 And the name of David went out into all the lands; and Jehovah put the dread of him on all the nations.
1 Chronicles 15
1 ¶ And he built houses for himself in the City of David, and prepared a place for the ark of God, and stretched out a tent for it.
2 Then David said, None should bear the ark of God except the Levites, for Jehovah had chosen them to bear the ark of God, and to serve Him forever.
3 And David gathered all Israel to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of Jehovah to its place that he had prepared for it.
4 And David gathered the sons of Aaron and the Levites.
5 Of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and twenty.
6 Of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and his brothers, two hundred and twenty.
7 Of the sons of Gershom: Joel the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and thirty.
8 Of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and his brothers, two hundred.
9 Of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and his brothers, eighty.
10 Of the sons of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and his brothers, a hundred and twelve.
11 And David called to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, and to the Levites, to Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab,
12 and said to them, You are the heads of your fathers of the Levites; sanctify yourselves, you and your brothers, and you shall bring up the ark of Jehovah, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it.
13 Because you did not do so at the first, Jehovah our God broke in against us, for we did not seek Him according to the ordinance.
14 And the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of Jehovah the God of Israel.
15 And the sons of the Levites carried the ark of God, as Moses commanded, according to the Word of Jehovah, by staves above on the shoulders.
16 And David commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers with instruments of song, psalteries, and harps, and sounding cymbals, to lift up the voice for joy.
17 And the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari, their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah.
18 And with them were their brothers of the second rank, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
19 And the singers were Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, to sound with cymbals of bronze;
20 and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with harps set to Alamoth;
21 and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah with lyres on the octave, to oversee.
22 And Chenaniah the chief of the Levites led in the song, instructing in the song, because he was skillful.
23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.
24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer the priests were blowing with the trumpets before the ark of God. And Obed-edom and Jehiah were gatekeepers for the ark.
25 ¶ And it was David, and the elders of Israel, and the commanders of the thousands, who were going to bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah from the house of Obed-edom with joy.
26 And it happened, as God helped the Levites carrying the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, they sacrificed seven bulls and seven rams.
27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that carried the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah, the master of the song with the singers. David also had an ephod of linen on him.
28 And all Israel was bringing up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of a horn, and with trumpets, and cymbals, sounding aloud with lyres and harps.
29 And it happened, as the ark of the covenant of Jehovah came to the City of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out through the window and saw King David dancing and laughing. And she despised him in her heart.
1 Chronicles 16
1 ¶ And they brought in the ark of God, and set it down in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.
2 And when David finished offering the burnt offering and the peace offering, and he blessed the people in the name of Jehovah;
3 even he passed out to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to each a loaf of bread, a portion, and a raisin cake.
4 And he set before the ark of Jehovah ministers from the Levites, even to celebrate and to thank and to give praise to Jehovah the God of Israel:
5 Asaph the head, and Zechariah his second; Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of harps, and with lyres; and Asaph was sounding with the cymbals.
6 And Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were continually with trumpets before the ark of the covenant of God.
7 ¶ Then on that day David first gave by the hand of Asaph and his brothers to give thanks to Jehovah.
8 O give thanks to Jehovah; call on His name; make known His deeds among the peoples.
9 Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; tell of all His marvelous works.
10 Glory in His holy name; let the heart of those seeking Jehovah rejoice.
11 Seek Jehovah and His strength, seek His face continually.
12 Remember His wonders that He has done, His signs, and the judgments of His mouth,
13 O seed of Israel, His servant; O sons of Jacob, His elect.
14 He is Jehovah our God, His judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember His covenant forever, the Word He gave to a thousand generations,
16 which He has made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac;
17 and He established it to Jacob for a statute, to Israel as a covenant forever,
18 saying, I will give you the land of Canaan, the allotment of your inheritance;
19 when you were few in number, even very few, and sojourners in it,
20 and they went up and down, from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people.
21 He has not allowed any to oppress them; yea, for their sake He has reproved kings:
22 Touch not My anointed ones, and do My prophets no evil.
23 Sing to Jehovah, all the earth, proclaim His salvation from day to day.
24 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all the peoples.
25 For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised; and He is to be feared above all gods.
26 All gods of the peoples are nothings; yea, Jehovah has made the heavens.
27 Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place.
28 Give to Jehovah, O families of the people, give to Jehovah glory and strength.
29 Give to Jehovah the glory of His name; bring an offering and come before Him; worship Jehovah in the adornment of holiness.
30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; yea, the earth is established, it shall not be moved!
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among nations, Jehovah reigns.
32 Let the sea roar, and the fullness of it; let the fields rejoice, and all in them.
33 Then the trees of the forest will sing out before Jehovah, for He has come to judge the earth.
34 Give thanks to Jehovah, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.
35 And say, O save us, God of our salvation; and gather us, and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name, that we may glory in Your praise.
36 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, from everlasting even to everlasting. And all the people said, Amen, and gave praise to Jehovah.
37 ¶ And he left there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, for Asaph and for his brothers, to minister before the ark continually to the matter of a day in its day;
38 also, Obed-edom and their brothers, sixty-eight; and Obed-edom the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, as gatekeepers;
39 and Zadok the priest, and his brothers the priests, before the tabernacle of Jehovah, in the high place that was in Gibeon;
40 to offer the burnt offerings to Jehovah on the altar of the burnt offering continually, to the morning, and to evening, even to all that was written in the Law of Jehovah, which He commanded Israel;
41 and with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were designated by name, to give thanks to Jehovah, because His mercy endures forever;
42 and with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those making a sound, and instruments of the song of God; and the sons of Jeduthun were at the gate.
43 And all the people departed, each to his house; and David returned to bless his house.
1 Chronicles 17
1 ¶ And it happened, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Behold, I am living in a house of cedars, and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah is under curtains.
2 And Nathan said to David, Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.
3 And it happened on that night, the Word of God came to Nathan, saying,
4 Go, and you shall say to My servant David, So says Jehovah, You shall not build a house for Me to dwell in;
5 for I have not dwelt in a house from the day that I brought Israel up until this day, but I have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
6 Wherever I have walked up and down among all Israel, have I spoken a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed My people, saying, Why have you not built a house of cedars for Me?
7 And now you shall say this to My servant, to David, So says Jehovah of Hosts, I have taken you from the pasture from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel;
8 and I have been with you wherever you have walked; and I have cut off all your enemies from before you; and have made for you a name like the name of the great ones in the earth.
9 And I will prepare a place for My people Israel, and he will plant, and he will dwell in his place, and shall not be made to tremble any more; nor shall the sons of wickedness waste him any more, as at the first;
10 yea, even from the day that I appointed judges over My people Israel. And I will humble all your enemies; and I declare to you that Jehovah shall build a house for you;
11 and it shall be, when your days have been fulfilled to go away with your fathers, that I shall raise up your seed after you, who shall be of your sons, and I shall establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build a house for Me, and I shall establish his throne forever;
13 I shall be a Father to him, and he shall be a son to Me; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it away from him who was before you;
14 and I will make him stand in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be made to stand forever.
15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David.
16 ¶ And David the king came in and sat before Jehovah, and said, Who am I, O Jehovah, and what is my house, that You have brought me thus far?
17 And this was a small thing in Your eyes, O God; but You have spoken to Your servant's house for a great while to come, and have looked upon me as a type of the Man who is on high, O Jehovah God!
18 What can David add still more to You concerning the honor being put on Your servant? For You know Your servant.
19 O Jehovah, for Your servant's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness, to make known all these great things.
20 O Jehovah, there is none like You; and there is no God except You, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
21 And what one nation in the earth is as Your people Israel, whom God has brought out to ransom to Himself for a people, to make for Yourself a great and fearful name, to cast out the nations
from before Your people, whom You have ransomed
out of Egypt.
22 Yea, You have chosen Your people Israel for Yourself, for a people forever, and You, O Jehovah, have been God to them.
23 And now, O Jehovah, the Word that You have spoken as to Your servant, and as to his house, let it be established forever, and do as You have spoken;
24 let it even be established, and Your name be great forever, saying, Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel is God to Israel; and the house of Your servant David shall be made to stand before You.
25 For You, O my God, You have uncovered the ear of Your servant, to build a house for him; on this account Your servant has found to pray before You.
26 And now, O Jehovah, You are God Himself, and You speak this goodness concerning Your servant.
27 And now, You have been pleased to bless the house of Your servant, to be forever before You; for You, O Jehovah, have blessed; yea, it is blessed forever!
1 Chronicles 18
1 ¶ And it happened, after this, that David struck the Philistines, and humbled them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 And he struck Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David, bringing a tribute.
3 And David struck Hadarezer the king of Zobah at Hamath, as he went to establish his power by the Euphrates River;
4 and David captured from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left of them a hundred chariots.
5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer the king of Zobah, then David struck twenty two thousand men of the Syrians.
6 And David placed men in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David, bringing a tribute. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 And from Tibhath and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, David brought very much bronze (with it Solomon made the bronze sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of bronze).
9 ¶ And Tou the king of Hamath heard that David had struck the whole army of Hadarezer the king of Zobah,
10 and he sent his son Hadoram to King David, to ask peace of him, and to bless him because he had fought against Hadarezer, and had struck him; for Hadarezer had been a man of war with Tou; and
he sent all vessels of gold and silver and
11 Also these King David sanctified to Jehovah, with the silver and the gold that he had taken from all the nations, from Edom, and from Moab, and from the Ammonites, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
12 And Abishai the son of Zeruiah had killed eighteen thousand of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt;
13 and he put command posts in Edom, and all the Edomites were servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.
14 And David reigned over all Israel, and he executed judgment and justice among all his people.
15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
17 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were first ones at the hand of the king.
1 Chronicles 19
1 ¶ And it happened after this, that King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son reigned in his place.
2 And David said, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father acted with kindness toward me; and David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. And the servants of David
came to the land of the Ammonites, to Hanun,
to comfort him.
3 And the chiefs of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, Is David honoring your father, in your eyes, because he has sent comforters to you? Have not his servants come in to you in order to search out and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
4 And Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut their long robes in half, to the buttocks, and sent them away.
5 And some went and told David about the men; and he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, Remain in Jericho until your beard has grown, then return.
6 ¶ And the Ammonites saw that they had made themselves odious to David; and Hanun and the Ammonites sent a thousand talents of silver in order to hire to themselves chariots and horsemen from Syria of Naharaim and Syria of Maachah and from Zobah.
7 And they hired thirty two thousand chariots to themselves, and the king of Maachah and his people. And they came in and pitched before Medeba; and the Ammonites had gathered out of their cities and had come to the battle.
8 And David heard, and sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men.
9 And the Ammonites came out and set the battle in order at the entrance to the city; and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.
10 And Joab saw that the face of the battle was against him before and behind; and he chose out all the choice ones in Israel, and set in order to meet Syria;
11 and the rest of the people he gave into the hand of his brother Abishai; and they set in order to meet the sons of Ammon.
12 And he said, If Syria is stronger than I, then you shall help me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you.
13 Be strong, even let us take courage for our people and for the cities of our God; and Jehovah will do that which is good in His eyes.
14 And Joab and the people with him drew near before Syria to do battle; and they fled before him.
15 And the Ammonites saw that Syria had fled, and they ran away, they also, from before his brother Abishai, and went into the city. And Joab came to Jerusalem.
16 And Syria saw that they had been stricken before Israel, and sent messengers and brought out Syria that was beyond the river; and Shophach, Hadarezer's army commander, was before them.
17 And it was told to David, and he gathered all Israel and crossed the Jordan, and came to them and set in order against them; yea, David set the battle in order to meet Syria, and they fought with him;
18 and Syria fled before Israel, and David killed seven thousand charioteers of Syria, and forty thousand footmen, and he killed Shophach, the army commander.
19 And the servants of Hadarezer saw that they had been stricken before Israel, and they made peace with David and served him; and Syria was not willing to help the Ammonites any more.
1 Chronicles 20
1 ¶ And it happened, at the time of the return of the year, at the time when kings go forth, that Joab led out the power of the army and wasted the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah.
But David remained at Jerusalem. And Joab
struck Rabbah and overthrew it.
2 And David took the crown of their king from his head, and found it a talent of gold in weight, and a precious stone in it; and it was set on David's head. And he also brought out the plunder of the city, a very great amount.
3 And he brought out the people in it; and they sawed with saws, and with sharp tools of iron, and with the axes. And so David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
4 ¶ And it happened after this, that there stood a battle again with the Philistines in Gezer; then Sibbechai the Hushathite killed Sippai of the children of the giant, and they were humbled.
5 And there was a battle again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite the wood of whose spear was like the weavers' beam.
6 And there was a battle again in Gath; and a man of stature was there, and his fingers and toes were six and six, twenty four; and also he had been born to the giant.
7 And he taunted Israel. And Jonathan the son of Shimea, the brother of David, killed him.
8 These were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1 Chronicles 21
1 ¶ And Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring to me, and I will know their number.
3 And Joab said, May Jehovah add to His people as if they were a hundred times; my lord, O king, are they not all of them servants to my lord? Why does my lord desire this? Why will he be a cause of guilt to Israel?
4 But the word of the king was heavy against Joab; and Joab went out and went up and down all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
5 And Joab gave the tally of the census of the people to David; and all Israel was a million and one hundred thousand men drawing sword; and Judah was four hundred and seventy thousand drawing sword.
6 And Levi and Benjamin he did not number among them, for the word of the king was loathsome to Joab.
7 ¶ And it was evil in the eyes of God as to this thing, and He struck Israel.
8 And David said to God, I have sinned exceedingly in that I have done this thing; and now, I pray You to cause the iniquity of Your servant to pass away, for I have acted very foolishly.
9 And Jehovah spoke to Gad, the seer of David, saying,
10 Go; and you shall speak to David, saying, So says Jehovah, I am extending to you three things; choose one of these for yourself, that I may do to you.
11 And Gad came to David and said to him, So says Jehovah, Choose for yourself:
12 either for three years of famine, or three months to be wasted before your adversaries, even to be overtaken by the sword of your enemies; or the sword of Jehovah three days, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of Jehovah destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. And now, see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me.
13 And David said to Gad, It is great distressing to me; now let me fall into the hand of Jehovah, for His mercies are very many; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.
14 And Jehovah sent a pestilence into Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell.
15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. And as he was destroying, Jehovah saw, and had pity as to the evil, and said to the destroying angel, Enough! Now stay your hand. And the angel of Jehovah stood by the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
16 And David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of Jehovah standing between the earth and the heavens, and his sword drawn in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem; and David and the elders fell on their faces, covered with sackcloth.
17 And David said to God, Was it not I, I who said to number the people? Yea, it was I who sinned, and truly have done evil; and these, the flock, what have they done? O Jehovah, my God, I pray
You, let Your hand be on me and on my father's
house, and not on Your people, to be plagued.
18 ¶ And the angel of Jehovah spoke to Gad, saying to David, Surely David shall go up to raise an altar to Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
19 And David went up by the word of Gad, that which he spoke in the name of Jehovah.
20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves; and Ornan was threshing wheat.
21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing-floor and bowed down to David, with his face to the ground.
22 And David said to Ornan, Give me the site of the threshing-floor, and I will build an altar to Jehovah in it; for full silver give it to me, and the plague will be restrained from the people.
23 And Ornan said to David, Take it for yourself, and my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes; see, I have given the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood,
and the wheat for the food offering; I give
24 And King David said to Ornan, No, for buying I will buy it for full silver, for I will not lift up what is yours to Jehovah, so as to offer a burnt offering without cost.
25 And David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels of gold in weight for the place.
26 And David built an altar there to Jehovah, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called to Jehovah; and He answered him with fire from the heavens on the altar of the burnt offering.
27 And Jehovah commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath.
28 At that time, when David saw that Jehovah had answered him in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
29 And the tabernacle of Jehovah that Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that time in the high place in Gibeon;
30 and David was not able to go before it to seek God, for he was terrified from the face of the Angel of Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 22
1 ¶ And David said, This is the house of Jehovah God, and this altar for burnt offering for Israel.
2 And David commanded the aliens in the land of Israel to be gathered, and appointed masons to cut stones to build the house of God.
3 And David prepared iron in abundance for nails, for leaves of the gates, and for couplings and very much bronze; there was no weighing it,
4 and also cedar trees without number, for the Sidonians and the Tyrians brought in cedar trees in abundance to David.
5 And David said, My son Solomon is a youth and tender, and the house to be built to Jehovah is to be made great, to a height, for a name and for beauty to all the land; I pray You, let me prepare
for it. And David prepared in abundance
before his death.
6 ¶ And he called for his son Solomon, and commanded him to build a house to Jehovah, the God of Israel.
7 And David said to his son Solomon, As for me, it has been in my heart to build a house to the name of Jehovah my God.
8 But the Word of Jehovah was against me, saying, You have shed blood in abundance, and you have made great wars; you shall not build a house to My name, for you have shed much blood to the earth before Me.
9 Behold, a son shall be born to you; he shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around, for Solomon shall be his name, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days;
10 he shall build a house to My name, and he shall be a son to Me, and I a Father to him; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.
11 Now, my son, may Jehovah be with you, and may you prosper and build the house of Jehovah your God, as He spoke concerning you.
12 Only, may Jehovah give wisdom and understanding to you and command you as to Israel, even to keep the Law of Jehovah your God;
13 then you shall prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the judgments that Jehovah commanded Moses as to Israel; be strong and courageous; do not fear, nor be cast down.
14 And, behold, in my affliction I have prepared a hundred thousand gold talents for the house of Jehovah, and a million talents of silver; and there is no weighing of the bronze and iron, for it is
in abundance; and I have prepared wood and
stones, and you shall add to them.
15 And there are many workmen with you, masons and carvers in stone, and of wood, and every skillful man for every work.
16 No number is to the gold, and to the silver, and to the bronze, and to the iron; rise up and act, for Jehovah is with you.
17 ¶ And David commanded all the rulers of Israel to give help to his son Solomon:
18 Is not Jehovah your God with you? Yea, He has given you rest all around, for He has given into my hand the inhabitants of the land, and has subdued the land before Jehovah and before His people.
19 Now give your heart and your soul to seek to Jehovah your God, and rise up and build the sanctuary of Jehovah God, to bring in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and the holy vessels of God, to the
house that is to be built in the name of
1 Chronicles 23
1 ¶ And David was old, and satisfied with days, and caused his son Solomon to reign over Israel.
2 And he gathered all Israel's rulers, and the priests, and the Levites.
3 And the Levites were counted from a son of thirty years and upward; and their number by their heads, as to men, thirty eight thousand.
4 Of these, twenty four thousand to be overseers over the work of the house of Jehovah; and six thousand were officers and judges;
5 and four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah with instruments which I made, said David, for praising.
6 And David divided them into divisions of the sons of Levi, of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
7 Of the Gershonites: Laadan and Shimei.
8 The sons of Laadan were Jehiel the head, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
9 The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers of Laadan.
10 And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, and Jeush and Beriah; these four the sons of Shimei.
11 And Jahath was the head, and Zizah the second. But Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons. And they were in one roster, a father's house.
12 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was separated so that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons perpetually to burn incense before Jehovah, to minister to Him and to bless in His name perpetually.
14 And as to Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.
15 The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the head.
17 And the sons of Eliezer: Rehabiah the head. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
18 Of the sons of Izhar, Shelomith was the head.
19 Of the sons of Hebron, Jeriah was the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.
20 Of the sons of Uzziel, Michah was the first and Jesiah the second.
21 Mushi and Mahli were the sons of Merari. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
22 And Eleazar died. And he had no sons, but he had daughters. And their brothers, the sons of Kish, took them.
23 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
24 ¶ These were the sons of Levi to the house of their fathers, the heads of the fathers, to their rosters, by number of names, by their heads, who did the work for the service of the house of Jehovah from the son of twenty years and over.
25 For David said, Jehovah God of Israel has given rest to His people so that they may dwell in Jerusalem perpetually,
26 and also to the Levites; there was no need to carry the tabernacle nor all its vessels for its service.
27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from a son of twenty years and above,
28 because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Jehovah, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of God's house,
29 both for the Bread of Arrangement, and for the fine flour for food offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for the pan, and for what is soaked in oil, and for every measure and size,
30 and to stand every morning to thank and praise Jehovah, and likewise at evening.
31 And they were to offer all burnt sacrifices to Jehovah in the sabbath, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded to them, continually before the face of Jehovah,
32 and that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the Holy Place, and the charge of Aaron's sons, their brothers, in the service of the house of Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 24
1 ¶ And these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron were Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons. And Eleazar and Ithamar were priests.
3 And David divided them according to their offices in their service, even Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar.
4 And more sons of Eleazar were found than the sons of Ithamar, for heads of the men. And they divided them. For the sons of Eleazar were: sixteen chiefs to their father's house; and eight to
the sons of Ithamar, to the house of their
5 So they divided them by lots, these with these. For these were the rulers of the sanctuary and rulers of God, of Eleazar's sons and Ithamar's sons.
6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the rulers, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the rulers of the fathers of the priests and Levites. One father's house was taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
7 And the first lot came out for Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9 the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
17 the twenty first to Jachin, the twenty second to Gamul,
18 the twenty third to Delaiah, the twenty fourth to Maaziah.
19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of Jehovah, according to their ordinance, to Aaron their father, as Jehovah God of Israel had commanded him.
20 ¶ And the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
21 For Rehabiah, of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.
22 Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
23 And the sons of Hebron were Jeriah. Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
24 Of the sons of Uzziel, Michah. Of the sons of Michah, Shamir.
25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah. Of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Jaaziah: Beno.
27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
28 Of Mahli, Eleazar, and no sons were to him.
29 Of Kish, Jerahmeel the son of Kish.
30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to their father's house.
31 And they also made fall lots just as their brothers the sons of Aaron did before the face of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers, for the priests and Levites, even
the head of the fathers, as well as his
1 Chronicles 25
1 ¶ And David and the commanders of the army separated some to the service of the sons of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, who were prophets with harps, with lyres and with cymbals. And their
number, of the workmen according to their
2 of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph at the hands of Asaph, who prophesied at the hands of the king.
3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, and Shimei, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun who prophesied with the lyre to give thanks and to praise Jehovah.
4 Of Heman were the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the Words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
6 All these were at the hands of their father for song in the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God, at the hands of the king: Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman.
7 So was their number, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Jehovah, all that were discerning: two hundred, eighty eight.
8 ¶ And they made fall lots for duty, as in the rule, as the small, so the great, the one teaching with the pupil.
9 And the first lot came out for Asaph, to Joseph: Gedaliah, he was the second; and his brothers and sons, twelve men.
10 The third was Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
11 The fourth was to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
12 The fifth was to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
13 The sixth was to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
14 The seventh was to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
15 The eighth was to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
16 The ninth was to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
17 The tenth was to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
18 The eleventh was Azareel his sons and his brothers, twelve.
19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
20 The thirteenth to Shubael his sons and his brothers twelve.
21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
25 The eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
27 The twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
28 The twenty first to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
29 The twenty second to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
30 The twenty third to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
31 The twenty fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
1 Chronicles 26
1 ¶ For the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
2 And to Meshelemiah were sons: Zechariah the first-born, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
4 And to Obed-edom were sons: Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,
5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth (for God blessed him).
6 Also sons were born to Shemaiah, who ruled for the house of their father; for they were mighty warriors.
7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers, mighty sons, were Elihu and Semachiah.
8 All these were the sons of Obed-edom. They and their sons and their brothers were mighty men with strength for service. Sixty two were of Obed-edom.
9 And to Meshelemiah were sons and brothers, mighty sons: eighteen.
10 Also to Hosah, of the sons of Merari, were sons: Simri the head, though not the first-born, yet his father made him the head;
11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth. All the sons and brothers of Hosah: thirteen.
12 To these were the divisions of the gatekeepers for the heads of the men, having charges like their brothers, to minister in the house of Jehovah.
13 And he made fall lots; as the small, as the great, for the house of their fathers, for gate and gate.
14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. And for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, they made fall lots; and his lot came out northward;
15 and to Obed-edom, southward; and to his sons the house of the stores;
16 Shuppim and Hosah westward, with the gate of Shallecheth, going up by the highway, guard corresponding to guard.
17 Eastward were six Levites, northward, four a day; southward, four a day, and toward the storehouse, two by two.
18 At the Parbar, westward, four at the highway; two at the Parbar.
19 These are the divisions of the gatekeepers among the sons of Kore and among the sons of Merari.
20 ¶ And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and to the treasures of the dedicated things.
21 The sons of Laadan, sons of the Gershonites; heads of the fathers of Laadan the Gershonite: Jehieli;
22 the sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and his brother Joel, who were over the treasures of the house of Jehovah,
23 for the Amramites, for the Izharites, for the Hebronites, for the Uzzielites.
24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses was ruler over the treasures.
25 And his brothers by Eliezer were his son Rehabiah, and his son Jeshaiah, and his son Joram, and his son Zichri, and his son Shelomith.
26 Of Shelomith, he and his brothers were over all the treasures of the holy things that David the king, and the heads of the fathers, the commanders over thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army had dedicated.
27 They dedicated from the battles and the plunder, to maintain the house of Jehovah,
28 and all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, all who dedicated, was at the hand of Shelomith and his brothers.
29 ¶ Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and for judges.
30 Of the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his brothers, sons of might; a thousand and seven hundred over the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the work of Jehovah, and for the king's service.
31 Of Hebron: Jerijah the head of the Hebronites, for his generations to his fathers. In the fortieth year of David's reign, they were sought, and were found among them mighty warriors at Jazer of Gilead.
32 And his brothers, mighty sons, were two thousand, seven hundred heads of the fathers. And King David made them overseers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh for every matter of God and matter of the king.
1 Chronicles 27
1 ¶ And the sons of Israel, according to their number, the heads of the fathers, and commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their scribes who served the king in every matter of the divisions which
came in and went out month by month for all
the months of the year, the one division had twenty four thousand.
2 Over the first division for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel. And over his division, twenty four thousand.
3 The head of all the commanders of the army for the first month was of the sons of Perez.
4 And over the division of the second month was Eleazar the son of Dodo of Ahoah, and of his division, Mikloth was also the ruler; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
5 The third commander of the army for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a head priest; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
6 He was that Benaiah who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty; and in his division was his son Ammizabad.
7 The fourth for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
8 The fifth for the fifth month was chief Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
9 The sixth for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh of Tekoa; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
10 The seventh for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
11 The eighth for the eighth month was Sibbechai of Husah, of the Zarchites; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
12 The ninth for the ninth month was Abiezer of Anethoth, of Benjamin; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
13 The tenth for the tenth month was Maharai of Netophah, of the Zarchites; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
14 The eleventh for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
15 The twelfth for the twelfth month was Heldai of Netophah, of Othniel; and in his division were twenty four thousand.
16 ¶ And over the tribes of Israel, the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri. Shephatiah the son of Maachah was over the Simeonites.
17 Hashabiah the son of Kemuel was over the Levites; Zadok over the Aaronites.
18 Elihu, of the brothers of David, was over Judah. Omri the son of Michael was over Issachar.
19 Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah was over Zebulun. Jerimoth the son of Azriel was over Naphtali.
20 Hoshea the son of Azaziah was over the sons of Ephraim. Joel the son of Pedaiah was over the half tribe of Manasseh.
21 Iddo the son of Zechariah was over the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead. Jaasiel the son of Abner was over Benjamin.
22 Azareel the son of Jeroham was over Dan. These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
23 But David did not take the number of them from the son of twenty years and under, because Jehovah had said He would increase Israel like the stars of the heavens.
24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he did not finish. And wrath was on Israel for this. And the number did not go up in the account of the Matters of the Days of King David.
25 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel. And Jehonathan the son of Uzziah was over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the strongholds.
26 Ezri the son of Chelub was over those who did the work of the field for working the ground.
27 Shimei of Ramah was over the vineyards. Zabdi the Shiphmite was over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars.
28 And Baal-hanan of Geder was over the olive trees and sycamore trees in the lowlands. And Joash was over the oil cellars.
29 And Shitrai of Sharon was over the herds that fed in Sharon. And Shaphat the son of Adlai was over the herds in the valleys.
30 And Obil the Ishmaelite was over the camels. And Jehdeiah the Meronothite was over the asses.
31 And Jaziz the Hagerite was over the flocks. All these were the rulers of the possessions which King David had.
32 And Jonathan, David's uncle, was an adviser, a wise man and a scribe. And Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons.
33 And Ahithophel was the king's counselor. And Hushai the Archite was the king's companion.
34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. And the general of the king's army was Joab.
1 Chronicles 28
1 ¶ And David assembled all the chiefs of Israel; the chiefs of the tribes and chiefs of the divisions who were serving the king, and commanders of the thousands, and commanders of the hundreds, and heads
of all property and possessions of the
king, and of his sons, with the eunuchs and the mighty ones, even to every mighty one of valor, to Jerusalem.
2 And David the king rose up on his feet and said, Hear me, my brothers and my people. With my heart I desired to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and for the footstool
of our God. And I made preparations to
3 But God said to me, You shall not build a house to My name, for you are a man of battles, and you have shed blood.
4 But Jehovah the God of Israel chose me out of all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For He chose Judah as the ruler, and my father's house in the house of Judah; and among the sons
of my father He was pleased to make me king
over all Israel.
5 And of all my sons, for Jehovah has given me many sons, He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom of Jehovah, over Israel.
6 And He said to me, Your son Solomon shall build My house and My courts, for I have chosen him as a son to Me, and I surely will be a Father to him.
7 And I will establish his kingdom forever, if he will be strong to do My commandments and My ordinances, as at this day.
8 And now in the sight of all Israel, the congregation of Jehovah, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek out all the commandments of Jehovah your God that you may possess this good land, and cause your sons to inherit after you forever.
9 And you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind. For Jehovah searches out all hearts, and He understands every imagination of thoughts.
If you shall seek Him, He shall be found
by you. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
10 Watch, now, for Jehovah has chosen you to build a house for a sanctuary. Be strong and act.
11 ¶ And David gave his son Solomon the pattern of the porch, and of its houses, and of its treasuries, and of its upper rooms, and of its innermost rooms, and of the house of the mercy-seat;
12 and the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit, for the courts of the house of Jehovah, and for all the rooms all around, for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the things dedicated;
13 and for the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of Jehovah; and for all the vessels of service of the house of Jehovah;
14 even for the gold, by the weight of the gold, for all vessels of service and service; and for all the vessels of silver by weight for all vessels of service and service;
15 and by weight, for the lampstands of gold, and their lamps of gold, with the weight of each lampstand and its lamps. Also for the lampstands of silver by weight, with the weight of each lampstand,
and its lamps, according to the service of
16 And he gave by weight gold for the tables of the Bread of Arrangement, for table and table; silver for the tables of silver;
17 and pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the cups; and for the golden basins by weight for every basin; for the silver basins by weight for basin and basin;
18 and for the altar of incense, refined gold by weight, and for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubs of gold, spreading out and covering over the ark of the covenant of Jehovah.
19 All was in writing from the hand of Jehovah. He caused me to understand all the work of the pattern.
20 And David said to his son Solomon, Be strong and brave, and act. Do not fear, nor be afraid, for Jehovah God, my God, shall be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until you have
finished all the work of the service of the
house of Jehovah.
21 And behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites shall be for all the service of the house of God. And with you in all work shall be every willing one with wisdom, for every service.
And the rulers and all the people shall
be according to all your words.
1 Chronicles 29
1 ¶ And David the king said to all the congregation, My son Solomon, the one whom God has chosen, is young and tender. And the work is great, for the magnificent house is not for man, but for Jehovah God.
2 And with all my power I have prepared for the house of my God, the gold for things of gold, and the silver for silver, and the bronze for bronze, the iron for iron things, and the wood
for wood, onyx stones, and settings, and
also stones of antimony and of different colors, and every precious stone, and stones of alabaster, in abundance.
3 And also, because I delighted in the house of my God, I have treasure of gold and silver which I give for the house of my God, even more than all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:
4 three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir; and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses;
5 even gold for things of gold, and silver for silver, and for all the work of the hands of the skilled workers. And who is he that will willingly offer to consecrate his hand today to Jehovah?
6 And the chiefs of the fathers, and the chiefs of the tribes of Israel, and the commanders of the thousands, and the hundreds, even the chiefs of the king's work, offered willingly,
7 and gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents, and a myriad of darics; and ten thousand talents of silver, and eighteen thousand talents of bronze, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And he having stones gave them to the treasury of the house of Jehovah, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
9 And the people rejoiced because of their willing offering, for they offered willingly to Jehovah with a perfect heart; and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.
10 ¶ And David blessed Jehovah before the eyes of all the congregation; and David said, Blessed are You, O Jehovah, the God of Israel, our father, for ever and ever.
11 To you, O Jehovah, be the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all in the heavens and in the earth belongs to You, O Jehovah; Yours
is the kingdom, and You lift up Yourself
to all as Head;
12 and the riches, and the honor come from before You, and You rule over all; and in Your hand is power and might; and it is in Your hand to make great, and to give strength to all.
13 And now, our God, we are giving thanks to You, and giving praise to Your glorious name;
14 yea, for who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer willingly in this way? For all is of You, and we have given to You out of Your hand;
15 for we are strangers before You, and settlers, like all our fathers; our days on the land are like a shadow, and there is none abiding.
16 O Jehovah our God, all this store that we have prepared to build a house to You, for Your holy name, is out of Your hand, and all is of You.
17 And I know, my God, that You try the heart and are pleased with uprightness; I, in the uprightness of my heart, have offered willingly all these things; and now I have watched with joy Your people who are present here offering willingly to
18 O Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever for the intent of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart toward You;
19 and give a perfect heart to my son Solomon, to keep Your commandments, Your testimonies, and Your statutes, and to do all, even to build this magnificent house, for which I have prepared.
20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless Jehovah your God. And all the congregation blessed Jehovah, the God of their fathers, and worshiped Jehovah, and bowed to the king.
21 And they sacrificed sacrifices to Jehovah, and offered burnt offerings to Jehovah, on the next day after that day: a thousand bulls, a thousand rams, a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in great plenty for all
22 And they ate and drank before Jehovah on that day with great joy, and made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and anointed him before Jehovah as ruler, and Zadok as priest.
23 ¶ And Solomon sat on the throne of Jehovah as king instead of his father David, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
24 And all the rulers, and the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David, submitted themselves to Solomon the king.
25 And Jehovah magnified Solomon to a height in the eyes of all Israel, and gave to be on him the majesty of the kingdom, such as had not been on any king over Israel before him.
26 And David the son of Jesse had reigned over all Israel;
27 and the days that he reigned over Israel were forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and he reigned thirty three years in Jerusalem.
28 And he died in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches, and honor. And his son Solomon reigned in his place.
29 And the acts of David the king, the first and the last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
30 with all his reign and his might, and the times that passed over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the lands.
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