1 Chronicles 7-10 Revised Standard Version

The Descendants of Issachar

7 1  The sons of Is'sachar: Tola, Pu'ah, Jashub, and Shimron, four. 2  The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephai'ah, Je'ri-el, Jah'mai, Ibsam, and Shem'uel, heads of their fathers' houses, namely of Tola, mighty warriors of their generations, their number in the days of David being twenty-two thousand six hundred. 3  The sons of Uzzi: Izrahi'ah. And the sons of Izrahi'ah: Michael, Obadi'ah, Jo'el, and Isshi'ah, five, all of them chief men; 4  and along with them, by their generations, according to their fathers' houses, were units of the army for war, thirty-six thousand, for they had many wives and sons. 5  Their kinsmen belonging to all the families of Is'sachar were in all eighty-seven thousand mighty warriors, enrolled by genealogy.

The Descendants of Benjamin

6  The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jedi'a-el, three. 7  The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uz'ziel, Jer'imoth, and Iri, five, heads of fathers' houses, mighty warriors; and their enrollment by genealogies was twenty-two thousand and thirty-four. 8  The sons of Becher: Zemi'rah, Jo'ash, Elie'zer, Eli-o-e'nai, Omri, Jer'emoth, Abi'jah, An'athoth, and Al'emeth. All these were the sons of Becher; 9  and their enrollment by genealogies, according to their generations, as heads of their fathers' houses, mighty warriors, was twenty thousand two hundred. 10  The sons of Jedi'a-el: Bilhan. And the sons of Bilhan: Je'ush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chena'anah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahish'ahar. 11  All these were the sons of Jedi'a-el according to the heads of their fathers' houses, mighty warriors, seventeen thousand and two hundred, ready for service in war. 12  And Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir, Hushim the sons of Aher.

The Descendants of Naphtali

13  The sons of Naph'tali: Jah'zi-el, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum, the offspring of Bilhah.

The Descendants of Manasseh

14  The sons of Manas'seh: As'ri-el, whom his Aramean concubine bore; she bore Machir the father of Gilead. 15  And Machir took a wife for Huppim and for Shuppim. The name of his sister was Ma'acah. And the name of the second was Zeloph'ehad; and Zeloph'ehad had daughters. 16  And Ma'acah 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  The sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, son of Manas'seh. 18  And his sister Hammo'lecheth bore Ishhod, Abi-e'zer, and Mahlah. 19  The sons of Shemi'da were Ahi'an, Shechem, Likhi, and Ani'am.

The Descendants of Ephraim

20  The sons of E'phraim: Shuthe'lah, and Bered his son, Tahath his son, Ele-a'dah his son, Tahath his son, 21  Zabad his son, Shuthe'lah his son, and Ezer and E'le-ad, whom the men of Gath who were born in the land slew, because they came down to raid their cattle. 22  And E'phraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him. 23  And E'phraim went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son; and he called his name Beri'ah, because evil had befallen his house. 24  His daughter was She'erah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth-hor'on, and Uz'zen-she'erah. 25  Rephah was his son, Resheph his son, Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26  Ladan his son, Ammi'hud his son, Eli'shama his son, 27  Nun his son, Joshua his son. 28  Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Na'aran, and westward Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns; 29  also along the borders of the Manas'sites, Beth-she'an and its towns, Ta'anach and its towns, Megid'do and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.

The Descendants of Asher

30  The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beri'ah, and their sister Serah. 31  The sons of Beri'ah: Heber and Mal'chi-el, who was the father of Bir'zaith. 32  Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shu'a. 33  The sons of Japhlet: Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the sons of Japhlet. 34  The sons of Shemer his brother: Rohgah, Jehub'bah, and Aram. 35  The sons of Helem his brother: Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36  The sons of Zophah: Su'ah, Har'nepher, Shu'al, Beri, Imrah, 37  Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Be-e'ra. 38  The sons of Jether: Jephun'neh, Pispa, and Ara. 39  The sons of Ulla: Arah, Han'niel, and Rizi'a. 40  All of these were men of Asher, heads of fathers' houses, approved, mighty warriors, chief of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies, for service in war, was twenty-six thousand men.

The Descendants of Benjamin

8 1  Benjamin was the father of Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, Ahar'ah the third, 2  Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. 3  And Bela had sons: Addar, Gera, Abi'hud, 4  Abishu'a, Na'aman, Aho'ah, 5  Gera, Shephu'phan, and Huram. 6  These are the sons of Ehud (they were heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried into exile to Mana'hath): 7  Na'aman, Ahi'jah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who was the father of Uzza and Ahi'hud. 8  And Shahara'im had sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Ba'ara his wives. 9  He had sons by Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zib'i-a, Mesha, Malcam, 10  Je'uz, Sachi'a, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers' houses. 11  He also had sons by Hushim: Abi'tub and Elpa'al. 12  The sons of Elpa'al: Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its towns, 13  and Beri'ah and Shema (they were heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Ai'jalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath); 14  and Ahi'o, Shashak, and Jer'emoth. 15  Zebadi'ah, Arad, Eder, 16  Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beri'ah. 17  Zebadi'ah, Meshul'lam, Hizki, Heber, 18  Ish'merai, Izli'ah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpa'al. 19  Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, 20  Eli-e'nai, Zil'lethai, Eli'el, 21  Adai'ah, Berai'ah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shim'e-i. 22  Ishpan, Eber, Eli'el, 23  Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, 24  Hanani'ah, Elam, Anthothi'jah, 25  Iphdei'ah, and Penu'el were the sons of Shashak. 26  Sham'sherai, Shehari'ah, Athali'ah, 27  Ja-areshi'ah, Eli'jah, and Zichri were the sons of Jero'ham. 28  These were the heads of fathers' houses, according to their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem. 29  Je-i'el the father of Gibeon dwelt in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Ma'acah. 30  His first-born son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Ba'al, Nadab, 31  Gedor, Ahi'o, Zecher, 32  and Mikloth (he was the father of Shim'e-ah). Now these also dwelt opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen.

33  Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Mal'chishu'a, Abin'adab, and Esh-ba'al; 34  and the son of Jonathan was Mer'ib-ba'al; and Mer'ib-ba'al was the father of Micah. 35  The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tare'a, and Ahaz. 36  Ahaz was the father of Jeho'addah; and Jeho'addah was the father of Al'emeth, Az'maveth, and Zimri; Zimri was the father of Moza. 37  Moza was the father of Bin'e-a; Raphah was his son, Ele-a'sah his son, Azel his son. 38  Azel had six sons, and these are their names: Azri'kam, Bo'cheru, Ish'mael, She-ari'ah, Obadi'ah, and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39  The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his first-born, Je'ush the second, and Eliph'elet the third. 40  The sons of Ulam were men who were mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons, one hundred and fifty. All these were Benjaminites.

Those Who Returned from Babylon

9 1  So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their unfaithfulness. 2  Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants. 3  And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, E'phraim, and Manas'seh dwelt in Jerusalem: 4  Uthai the son of Ammi'hud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, from the sons of Perez the son of Judah. 5  And of the Shi'lonites: Asai'ah the first-born, and his sons. 6  Of the sons of Zerah: Jeu'el and their kinsmen, six hundred and ninety. 7  Of the Benjaminites: Sallu the son of Meshul'lam, son of Hodavi'ah, son of Hassenu'ah, 8  Ibne'iah the son of Jero'ham, Elah the son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshul'lam the son of Shephati'ah, son of Reu'el, son of Ibni'jah; 9  and their kinsmen according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six. All these were heads of fathers' houses according to their fathers' houses. 10  Of the priests: Jedai'ah, Jehoi'arib, Jachin, 11  and Azari'ah the son of Hilki'ah, son of Meshul'lam, son of Zadok, son of Merai'oth, son of Ahi'tub, the chief officer of the house of God; 12  and Adai'ah the son of Jero'ham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchi'jah, and Ma'asai the son of Ad'i-el, son of Jah'zerah, son of Meshul'lam, son of Meshil'lemith, son of Immer; 13  besides their kinsmen, heads of their fathers' houses, one thousand seven hundred and sixty, very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14  Of the Levites: Shemai'ah the son of Hasshub, son of Azri'kam, son of Hashabi'ah, of the sons of Merar'i; 15  and Bakbak'kar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattani'ah the son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph; 16  and Obadi'ah the son of Shemai'ah, son of Galal, son of Jedu'thun, and Berechi'ah the son of Asa, son of Elka'nah, who dwelt in the villages of the Netoph'athites. 17  The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahi'man, and their kinsmen (Shallum being the chief), 18  stationed hitherto in the king's gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers of the camp of the Levites. 19  Shallum the son of Ko're, son of Ebi'asaph, son of Korah, and his kinsmen of his fathers' house, the Ko'rahites, were in charge of the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent, as their fathers had been in charge of the camp of the Lord, keepers of the entrance. 20  And Phin'ehas the son of Elea'zar was the ruler over them in time past; the Lord was with him. 21  Zechari'ah the son of Meshelemi'ah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 22  All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were two hundred and twelve. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer established them in their office of trust. 23  So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, that is, the house of the tent, as guards. 24  The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south; 25  and their kinsmen who were in their villages were obliged to come in every seven days, from time to time, to be with these; 26  for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in charge of the chambers and the treasures of the house of God. 27  And they lodged round about the house of God; for upon them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning. 28  Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out. 29  Others of them were appointed over the furniture, and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices. 30  Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices, 31  and Mattithi'ah, one of the Levites, the first-born of Shallum the Ko'rahite, was in charge of making the flat cakes. 32  Also some of their kinsmen of the Ko'hathites had charge of the showbread, to prepare it every sabbath. 33  Now these are the singers, the heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, dwelling in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night. 34  These were heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, according to their generations, leaders, who lived in Jerusalem.

The Genealogy of Saul

35  In Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Je-i'el, and the name of his wife was Ma'acah, 36  and his first-born son Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Ba'al, Ner, Nadab, 37  Gedor, Ahi'o, Zech-ari'ah and Mikloth; 38  and Mikloth was the father of Shim'e-am; and these also dwelt opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen. 39  Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan, Mal'chishu'a, Abin'adab, and Eshba'al; 40  and the son of Jonathan was Mer'ib-ba'al; and Mer'ib-ba'al was the father of Micah. 41  The sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tahr'e-a, and Ahaz; 42  and Ahaz was the father of Jarah, and Jarah of Al'emeth, Az'maveth, and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza. 43  Moza was the father of Bin'e-a; and Rephai'ah was his son, Ele-a'sah his son, Azel his son. 44  Azel had six sons and these are their names: Azri'kam, Bo'cheru, Ish'mael, She-ari'ah, Obadi'ah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.

The Death of Saul and His Sons

10 1  Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and fell slain on Mount Gilbo'a. 2  And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abin'adab and Mal'chishu'a, the sons of Saul. 3  The battle pressed hard upon Saul, and the archers found him; and he was wounded by the archers. 4  Then Saul said to his armor-bearer, "Draw your sword, and thrust me through with it, lest these uncircumcised come and make sport of me." But his armor-bearer would not; for he feared greatly. Therefore Saul took his own sword, and fell upon it. 5  And when his armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell upon his sword, and died. 6  Thus Saul died; he and his three sons and all his house died together. 7  And when all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that the army had fled and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.

8  On the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilbo'a. 9  And they stripped him and took his head and his armor, and sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines, to carry the good news to their idols and to the people. 10  And they put his armor in the temple of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. 11  But when all Ja'besh-gil'ead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12  all the valiant men arose, and took away the body of Saul 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  So Saul died for his unfaithfulness; he was unfaithful to the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance, 14  and did not seek guidance from the Lord. Therefore the Lord slew him, and turned the kingdom over to David the son of Jesse.

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