1 Chronicles 7-10 Darby’s Translation

The Descendants of Issachar

7 1  And the sons of Issachar were Tola and Puah, Jashub and Shimron, four. 2  And the sons of Tola: Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Samuel, heads of their fathers' houses, of Tola, valiant men of might in their generations; their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred. 3  And the sons of Uzzi: Jizrahiah; and the sons of Jizrahiah: Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, [and] Jishijah, five; all of them chief men. 4  And with them by their generations, according to their fathers' houses, were military bands for war, thirty-six thousand; for they had many wives and sons. 5  And their brethren among all the families of Issachar valiant men of might, registered by genealogy, in all eighty-seven thousand.

The Descendants of Benjamin

6  [The sons 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 fathers' houses, mighty men of valour; and they were registered by their genealogy twenty-two thousand and thirty-four. 8  And the sons of Becher: Zemirah, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jeremoth, and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth; all these were the sons of Becher. 9  And they were registered by their genealogy by their generations, heads of their fathers' houses, mighty men of valour, twenty thousand 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 were the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, seventeen thousand two hundred, fit for service for war. 12  And Shuppim, and Huppim, the children of Ir.—Hushim: the sons of Aher.

The Descendants of Naphtali

13  The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

The Descendants of Manasseh

14  The sons of Manasseh: Asriel, ... whom she bore; his Syrian concubine bore Machir the father of Gilead. 15  And Machir took a wife [the sister] of Huppim and Shuppim, and the name of their sister was Maachah. And the name of the second [son] 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 Moleketh bore Ishhod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19  And the sons of Shemidah were Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.

The Descendants of Ephraim

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 Elad. And the men of Gath born in the land slew them, because they came down to take their cattle. 22  And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren 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, for [he was born] when calamity was in his house. 24  And his daughter was Sheerah; and she built Beth-horon the nether, and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah. 25  And his son was Rephah, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son, 26  Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27  Nun his son, Joshua his son. 28  And their possession and dwelling-places were Bethel and its dependent villages, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer and its dependent villages, and Shechem and its dependent villages as far as to Gazah and its dependent villages. 29  And in the hands of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and its dependent villages, Taanach and its dependent villages, Megiddo and its dependent villages, Dor and its dependent villages. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

The Descendants of Asher

30  The sons of Asher: Jimnah, and Jishvah, and Jishvi, and Beriah; Serah their sister. 31  And the sons of Beriah: Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith. 32  And Heber begot 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 Shemer: Ahi, and Rohgah, and Hubbah, and Aram. 35  And the sons of his brother Helem: Zophah, and Jimna, and Shelesh, and Amal. 36  The sons of Zophah: Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Jimrah, 37  Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Jithran, and Beera. 38  And the sons of Jether: Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara. 39  And the sons of Ulla: Arah, and Hanniel, and Rizia. 40  All these were the sons of Asher, heads of fathers' houses, choice men, mighty of valour, chiefs of the princes. And their number according to their genealogy, registered as fit for service for war, was twenty-six thousand men.

The Descendants of Benjamin

8 1  And Benjamin begot Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second, and Aharah the third, 2  Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. 3  And Bela had sons: 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 were the chief fathers of the inhabitants of Geba; and they carried them away to Manahath; 7  even Naaman, and Ahijah, and Gera; he removed them), and he begot Uzza and Ahihud. 8  And Shaharaim begot [children] in the land of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. 9  And he begot of Hodesh his wife: Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham, 10  and Jeuz, and Shobia, and Mirmah; these were his sons, chief fathers. 11  And of Hushim he begot Abitub, and Elpaal. 12  And the sons of Elpaal: Eber, and Misham, and Shemer, who built Ono, and Lod and its dependent villages; 13  and Beriah, and Shema, who were chief fathers of the inhabitants of Ajalon; they drove away the inhabitants of Gath. 14  And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth, 15  and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Eder, 16  and Michael, and Jishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah. 17  And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hiski, and Heber, 18  and Jishmerai, and Jizliah, and Jobab were 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 were the sons of Shimei. 22  And Jishpah, and Eber, and Eliel, 23  and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan, 24  and Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah, 25  and Jiphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak. 26  And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah, 27  and Jaareshiah, and Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham. 28  These were the chief fathers, according to their generations, principal men; these dwelt in Jerusalem. 29  And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; and his wife's name was Maachah. 30  And his son, the firstborn, was Abdon; and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab, 31  and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecher. 32  And Mikloth begot Shimeah. And these also dwelt beside their brethren in Jerusalem, with their brethren.

33  And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. 34  And the son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal; and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 35  And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz. 36  And Ahaz begot Jehoaddah; and Jehoaddah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza; 37  and Moza begot Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38  And Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bochru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan; all these were sons of Azel. 39  And the sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third. 40  And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers; and they had many sons, and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.

Those Who Returned from Babylon

9 1  And all Israel were registered by genealogy; and behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away to Babylon because of their transgression. 2  And the inhabitants that were first in their possessions in their cities were the Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim. 3  And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh: 4  Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pherez the son of Judah. 5  And of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons. 6  And of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel; and their brethren, six hundred and ninety. 7  And of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, 8  and Jibneiah 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 Jibnijah; 9  and their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were chief fathers in their fathers' houses. 10  And of the priests: Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, 11  and Azariah the son of Hilkijah, 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 Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Masai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13  and their brethren, heads of their fathers' houses, a thousand and seven hundred and sixty; able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14  And of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, 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 dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites. 17  And the doorkeepers: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren; Shallum was the chief. 18  And they have been hitherto in the king's gate eastward: they were the doorkeepers in the camps of the children of Levi. 19  And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent, and their fathers, set over the camp of Jehovah, were keepers of the entrance. 20  And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them formerly; Jehovah was with him. 21  Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was doorkeeper at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 22  All these chosen to be doorkeepers at the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were registered by genealogy according to their villages: David and Samuel the seer had instituted them in their trust. 23  And they and their sons were at the gates of the house of Jehovah, the house of the tent, to keep watch there. 24  At the four quarters were the doorkeepers, toward the east, west, north, and south. 25  And their brethren, in their villages, were to come after [every] seven days from time to time with them. 26  For in their trust these four were the chief doorkeepers: they were Levites; and they were over the chambers and over the treasuries of the house of God; 27  for they stayed round about the house of God during the night, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning [pertained] to them. 28  And [part] of them had the charge of the instruments of service, for by number they brought them in and by number they brought them out. 29  [Part] of them also were appointed over the vessels, and over all the holy instruments, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. 30  And it was [some one] of the sons of the priests who compounded the ointment of the spices. 31  And Mattithiah of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in trust over the things that were made in the pans. 32  And [some] of the sons of the Kohathites, their brethren, were over the loaves to be set in rows, to prepare them every sabbath. 33  And these were the singers, chief fathers of the Levites, [who were] in the chambers free from service; for they were employed day and night. 34  These are the chief fathers of the Levites, heads according to their families; these dwelt in Jerusalem.

The Genealogy of Saul

35  And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, and his wife's name was Maachah. 36  And his son, the firstborn, was Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37  and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth; 38  and Mikloth begot Shimeam. And they also dwelt beside their brethren in Jerusalem, with their brethren. 39  And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. 40  And the son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal; and Merib-Baal begot Micah. 41  And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea. 42  And Ahaz begot Jarah: and Jarah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza; 43  and Moza begot Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44  And Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azrikam, Bochru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.

The Death of Saul and His Sons

10 1  And the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain on mount Gilboa. 2  And the Philistines followed hard after Saul and after his sons; and the Philistines smote Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, Saul's sons. 3  And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers came up with him, and he was terrified by the archers. 4  Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through with it; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not; for he was much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell on it. 5  And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, and died. 6  So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together. 7  And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

8  And it came to pass the next day, that the Philistines came to strip the slain, and they found Saul and his sons fallen on mount Gilboa. 9  And they stripped him, and took his head, and his armour, and sent [them] into the land of the Philistines round about, to announce the glad tidings to their idols, and to the people. 10  And they put his armour in the house of their god, and fastened his head in the house of Dagon. 11  And when all they of Jabesh-Gilead heard of all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12  all the valiant men arose, and took up the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the terebinth of Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 13  And Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he committed against Jehovah, because of the word of Jehovah which he kept not, and also for having inquired of the spirit of Python, asking counsel of it; 14  and he asked not counsel of Jehovah; therefore he slew him, and transferred the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.


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