1 Chronicles 9-11 Young’s Literal Translation

Those Who Returned from Babylon

9 1  And all Israel have reckoned themselves by genealogy, and lo, they are written on the book of the kings of Israel and Judah—they were removed to Babylon for their trespass. 2  And the first inhabitants, who 'are' in their possession, in their cities, of Israel, 'are' the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim. 3  And in Jerusalem dwelt of the sons of Judah, and of the sons of Benjamin, and of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh: 4  Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, of the sons of Pharez, son of Judah. 5  And of the Shilonite: Asaiah the first-born, 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 son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah, 8  and Ibneiah son of Jeroham, and Elah son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah. 9  And their brethren, according to their generations, 'are' nine hundred and fifty and six. All these 'are' men, heads of fathers, according to the house of their fathers. 10  And of the priests: Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, 11  and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, leader in the house of God; 12  and Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer. 13  And their brethren, heads to the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and sixty, mighty in valour, 'are' for the work of the service of the house of God.

14  And of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hashshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15  and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah son of Micah, son of Zichri, son of Asaph; 16  and Obadiah son of Shemariah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah, son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who is dwelling in the villages of the Netophathite. 17  And the gatekeepers 'are' Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren—Shallum 'is' the head; 18  and hitherto they 'are' at the gate of the king eastward; they 'are' the gatekeepers for the companies of the sons of Levi. 19  And Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, 'are' over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent, and their fathers 'are' over the camp of Jehovah, keepers of the entrance; 20  and Phinehas son of Eleazar hath been leader over them formerly; Jehovah 'is' with him. 21  Zechariah son of Meshelemiah 'is' gatekeeper at the opening of the tent of meeting. 22  All of those who are chosen for gatekeepers at the thresholds 'are' two hundred and twelve; they 'are' in their villages, by their genealogy; they whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office. 23  And they and their sons 'are' over the gates of the house of Jehovah, even of the house of the tent, by watches. 24  At four sides are the gatekeepers, east, west, north, and south. 25  And their brethren in their villages 'are' to come in for seven days from time to time with these. 26  For in office 'are' the four chiefs of the gatekeepers, they are Levites, and they have been over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God, 27  and round about the house of God they lodge, for on them 'is' the watch, and they 'are' over the opening, even morning by morning. 28  And 'some' of them 'are' over the vessels of service, for by number they bring them in, and by number they take them out. 29  And 'some' of them are 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 'some' of the sons of the priests are mixing the mixture for spices. 31  And Mattithiah, of the Levites (he 'is' the first-born to Shallum the Korahite), 'is' in office over the work of the pans. 32  And of the sons of the Kohathite, 'some' of their brethren 'are' over the bread of the arrangement, to prepare 'it' sabbath by sabbath. 33  And these who sing, heads of fathers of the Levites, in the chambers, 'are' free, for by day and by night 'they are' over them in the work. 34  These heads of the fathers of the Levites throughout their generations 'are' heads. These have dwelt in Jerusalem.

The Genealogy of Saul

35  And in Gibeon dwelt hath the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, and the name of his wife 'is' Maachah; 36  and his son, the first-born, 'is' Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37  and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38  And Mikloth begat Shimeam, and they also, over-against their brethren, have dwelt in Jerusalem with their brethren. 39  And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-Shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-Baal. 40  And a son of Jonathan 'is' Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal begat Micah. 41  And sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, 42  and Ahaz—he begat Jaarah, and Jaarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri, and Zimri begat Moza, 43  and Moza begat Binea, and Rephaiah 'is' his son. Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44  And to Azel 'are' six sons, and these their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these 'are' sons of Azel.

The Death of Saul and His Sons

10 1  And the Philistines have fought with Israel, and the men of Israel flee from the face of the Philistines, and fall wounded in mount Gilboa, 2  and the Philistines pursue after Saul, and after his sons, and the Philistines smite Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-Shua, sons of Saul. 3  And the battle 'is' heavy on Saul, and those shooting with the bow find him, and he is wounded by those shooting, 4  and Saul saith unto the bearer of his weapons, 'Draw thy sword, and pierce me with it, lest these uncircumcised come—and have abused me.' And the bearer of his weapons hath not been willing, for he feareth exceedingly, and Saul taketh the sword, and falleth upon it; 5  and the bearer of his weapons seeth that Saul 'is' dead, and falleth, he also, on the sword, and dieth; 6  and Saul dieth, and his three sons, and all his house—together they died. 7  And all the men of Israel who 'are' in the valley see that they have fled, and that Saul and his sons have died, and they forsake their cities and flee, and the Philistines come and dwell in them.

8  And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that the Philistines come to strip the wounded, and find Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa, 9  and strip him, and bear away his head, and his weapons, and send into the land of the Philistines round about to proclaim tidings 'to' their idols and the people, 10  and put his weapons in the house of their gods, and his skull they have fixed in the house of Dagon. 11  And all Jabesh-Gilead hear of all that the Philistines have done to Saul, 12  and all the men of valour rise and bear away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and bring them in to Jabesh, and bury their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fast seven days. 13  And Saul dieth because of his trespass that he trespassed against Jehovah, against the word of Jehovah that he kept not, and also for asking at a familiar spirit—to inquire,— 14  and he inquired not at Jehovah, and He putteth him to death, and turneth round the kingdom to David son of Jesse.

David Made King over Israel

11 1  And gathered are all Israel unto David to Hebron, saying, 'Lo, thy bone and thy flesh 'are' we; 2  even in time past, even in Saul's being king, it is thou who art taking out and bringing in Israel, and Jehovah thy God saith to thee: Thou dost feed My people Israel, and thou art leader over My people Israel.' 3  And all the elders of Israel come in unto the king to Hebron, and David maketh with them a covenant in Hebron before Jehovah, and they anoint David for king over Israel, according to the word of Jehovah by the hand of Samuel.

David Captures Zion

4  And David goeth, and all Israel, to Jerusalem—it 'is' Jebus—and there the Jebusite, the inhabitants of the land. 5  And the inhabitants of Jebus say to David, 'Thou dost not come in hither;' and David captureth the fortress of Zion—it 'is' the city of David. 6  And David saith, 'Whoever smiteth the Jebusite first doth become head and prince;' and go up first doth Joab son of Zeruiah and becometh head. 7  And David dwelleth in the fortress, therefore they have called it, 'City of David;' 8  and he buildeth the city round about, from Millo, and unto the circumference, and Joab restoreth the rest of the city. 9  And David goeth, going on and becoming great, and Jehovah of Hosts 'is' with him.

David's Mighty Men

10  And these 'are' heads of the mighty ones whom David hath, who are strengthening themselves with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to cause him to reign, according to the word of Jehovah, over Israel. 11  And this 'is' an account of the mighty ones whom David hath: Jashobeam son of a Hachmonite 'is' head of the thirty; he is lifting up his spear against three hundred—wounded, at one time. 12  And after him 'is' Eleazar son of Dodo the Ahohite, he 'is' among the three mighty; 13  he hath been with David in Pas-Dammim, and the Philistines have been gathered there to battle, and a portion of the field is full of barley, and the people have fled from the face of the Philistines, 14  and they station themselves in the midst of the portion, and deliver it, and smite the Philistines, and Jehovah saveth—a great salvation. 15  And three of the thirty heads go down on the rock unto David, unto the cave of Adullam, and the host of the Philistines is encamping in the valley of Rephaim, 16  and David 'is' then in the fortress, and the station of the Philistines 'is' then in Beth-Lehem, 17  and David longeth, and saith, 'Who doth give me to drink water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that 'is' at the gate!' 18  And the three break through the camp of the Philistines, and draw water from the well of Beth-Lehem, that 'is' at the gate, and bear and bring in unto David, and David hath not been willing to drink it, and poureth it out to Jehovah, 19  and saith, 'Far be it from me, by my God, to do this; the blood of these men do I drink with their lives? for with their lives they have brought it;' and he was not willing to drink it; these 'things' did the three mighty ones. 20  And Abishai brother of Joab, he hath been head of the three: and he is lifting up his spear against three hundred—wounded, and hath a name among three. 21  Of the three by the two he is honoured, and becometh their head; and unto the 'first' three he hath not come. 22  Benaiah son of Jehoiada, son of a man of valour, of great deeds, from Kabzeel: he hath smitten the two lion-like Moabites, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit, in the day of snow. 23  And he hath smitten the man, the Egyptian—a man of measure, five by the cubit—and in the hand of the Egyptian 'is' a spear like a beam of weavers, and he goeth down unto him with a rod, and taketh violently away the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slayeth him with his own spear. 24  These 'things' hath Benaiah son of Jehoiada done, and hath a name among the three mighty ones. 25  Of the thirty, lo, he 'is' honoured, and unto the 'first' three he hath not come, and David setteth him over his guard. 26  And the mighty ones of the forces 'are' Asahel brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Beth-Lehem, 27  Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, 28  Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abi-Ezer the Annethothite, 29  Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite, 30  Maharai the Netophathite, Heled son of Baanah the Netophathite, 31  Ithai son of Ribai of Gibeah, of the sons of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite, 32  Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite, 33  Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite, 34  the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan son of Shage the Hararite, 35  Ahiam son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal son of Ur, 36  Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite, 37  Hezor the Carmelite, Naarai son of Ezbai, 38  Joel brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Haggeri, 39  Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, bearer of the weapons of Joab son of Zeruiah, 40  Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite, 41  Uriah the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai, 42  Adina son of Shiza the Reubenite, head of the Reubenites, and by him thirty, 43  Hanan son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite, 44  Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel sons of Hothan the Aroerite, 45  Jediael 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 Jaasiel the Mesobaite.


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