1 Chronicles 6

1Levi’s sons were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 2Kohath’s sons were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 3Amram’s children were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. Aaron’s sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 4Eleazar was Phinehas’s father. Phinehas was Abishua’s father. 5Abishua was Bukki’s father. Bukki was Uzzi’s father. 6Uzzi was Zerahiah’s father. Zerahiah was Meraioth’s father. 7Meraioth was Amariah’s father. Amariah was Ahitub’s father. 8Ahitub was Zadok’s father. Zadok was Ahimaaz’s father. 9Ahimaaz was Azariah’s father. Azariah was Johanan’s father. 10Johanan was Azariah’s father. (Azariah is the person that served as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem.) 11Azariah was Amariah’s father. Amariah was Ahitub’s father. 12Ahitub was Zadok’s father. Zadok was Shallum’s father. 13Shallum was Hilkiah’s father. Hilkiah was Azariah’s father. 14Azariah was Seraiah’s father. Seraiah was Jehozadak’s father. 15Jehozadak was forced to leave his home when the Lord sent Judah and Jerusalem away. Those people were made prisoners in another country. The Lord used Nebuchadnezzar to take the people of Judah and Jerusalem prisoners. 16Levi’s sons were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 17The names of Gershon’s sons were Libni and Shimei. 18Kohath’s sons were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 19Merari’s sons were Mahli and Mushi. This is a list of the families in the family group of Levi. They are listed with their fathers’ names first: 20These were Gershon’s descendants: Libni was Gershon’s son. Jahath was Libni’s son. Zimmah was Jahath’s son. 21Joah was Zimmah’s son. Iddo was Joah’s son. Zerah was Iddo’s son. Jeatherai was Zerah’s son. 22These were Kohath’s descendants: Amminadab was Kohath’s son. Korah was Amminadab’s son. Assir was Korah’s son. 23Elkanah was Assir’s son. Ebiasaph was Elkanah’s son. Assir was Ebiasaph’s son. 24Tahath was Assir’s son. Uriel was Tahath’s son. Uzziah was Uriel’s son. Shaul was Uzziah’s son. 25Elkanah’s sons were Amasai and Ahimoth. 26Zophai was Elkanah’s son. Nahath was Zophai’s son. 27Eliab was Nahath’s son. Jeroham was Eliab’s son. Elkanah was Jeroham’s son. ˻Samuel was Elkanah’s son.˼ 28Samuel’s sons were: his oldest son Joel, and Abijah. 29These are Merari’s sons: Mahli was Merari’s son, Libni was Mahli’s son, Shimei was Libni’s son. Uzzah was Shimei’s son. 30Shimea was Uzzah’s son. Haggiah was Shimea’s son. Asaiah was Haggiah’s son. 31These are the men that David chose to take care of the music at the tent of the Lord’s house after the Box of the Agreement was put there. 32These men served by singing at the Holy Tent. The Holy Tent is also called the Meeting Tent. And these men served until Solomon built the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem. They served by following the rules given to them for their work. 33These are the names of the men and their sons that served with music: The descendants from the Kohath family were: Heman the singer. Heman was Joel’s son. Joel was Samuel’s son. 34Samuel was Elkanah’s son. Elkanah was Jeroham’s son. Jeroham was Eliel’s son. Eliel was Toah’s son. 35Toah was Zuph’s son. Zuph was Elkanah’s son. Elkanah was Mahath’s son. Mahath was Amasai’s son. 36Amasai was Elkanah’s son. Elkanah was Joel’s son. Joel was Azariah’s son. Azariah was Zephaniah’s son. 37Zephaniah was Tahath’s son. Tahath was Assir’s son. Assir was Ebiasaph’s son. Ebiasaph was Korah’s son. 38Korah was Izhar’s son. Izhar was Kohath’s son. Kohath was Levi’s son. Levi was Israel’s son. 39Heman’s relative was Asaph. Asaph served by Heman’s right side. Asaph was Berekiah’s son. Berekiah’s was Shimea’s son. 40Shimea was Michael’s son. Michael was Baaseiah’s son. Baaseiah was Malkijah’s son. 41Malkijah was Ethni’s son. Ethni was Zerah’s son. Zerah was Adaiah’s son. 42Adaiah was Ethan’s son. Ethan was Zimmah’s son. Zimmah was Shimei’s son. 43Shimei was Jahath’s son. Jahath was Gershon’s son. Gershon was Levi’s son. 44Merari’s descendants were the relatives of Heman and Asaph. They were the singing group on Heman’s left side. Ethan was Kishi’s son. Kishi was Abdi’s son. Abdi was Malluch’s son. 45Malluch was Hashabiah’s son. Hashabiah was Amaziah’s son. Amaziah was Hilkiah’s son. 46Hilkiah was Amzi’s son. Amzi was Bani’s son. Bani was Shemer’s son. 47Shemer was Mahli’s son. Mahli was Mushi’s son. Mushi was Merari’s son. Merari was Levi’s son. 48Heman’s and Asaph’s brothers were from the family group of Levi. The family group of Levi were also called Levites. The Levites were chosen to do the work in the Holy Tent. The Holy Tent was God’s house. 49But only Aaron’s descendants were permitted to burn incense on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense. Aaron’s descendants did all the work in the Most Holy Place in God’s house. They also did the ceremonies to make the people of Israel pure. They followed all the rules and laws that Moses commanded. Moses was God’s servant. 50These were Aaron’s sons: Eleazar was Aaron’s son. Phinehas was Eleazar’s son. Abishua was Phinehas’ son. 51Bukki was Abishua’s son. Uzzi was Bukki’s son. Zerahiah was Uzzi’s son. 52Meraioth was Zerahiah’s son. Amaraiah was Meraioth’s son. Ahitub was Amariah’s son. 53Zadok was Ahitub’s son. Ahimaaz was Zadok’s son. 54These are the places where Aaron’s descendants lived. They lived in their camps in the land that was given to them. The Kohath families got the first share of the land that was given to the Levite people. 55They were given the town of Hebron and the fields around it. This was in the area of Judah. 56But the fields farther from town and the villages near the town of Hebron were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh. 57The descendants of Aaron were given the city of Hebron. Hebron was a city of safety. They were also given the cities of Libnah, Jattir, Eshtemoa, 58Hilen, Debir, 59Ashan, Juttah, and Beth Shemesh. They got all those cities and the fields around them. 60From the family group of Benjamin they got the cities of Gibeon, Geba, Alemeth, and Anathoth. They got all those cities and the fields around them. Thirteen cities were given to the Kohath families. 61The rest of Kohath’s descendants got ten towns from half of Manasseh’s family group. 62The family groups that were the descendants of Gershon got 13 cities. They got those cities from the family groups of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and the part of Manasseh living in the area of Bashan. 63The family groups that were the descendants of Merari got 12 cities. They got those cities from the family groups of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. They got those cities by throwing lots. 64So the Israelite people gave those towns and fields to the Levite people. 65All those cities came from the family groups of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin. They decided which Levite family got which city by throwing lots. 66The family group of Ephraim gave some of the Kohath families some towns. Those towns were chosen by throwing lots. 67They were given the city of Shechem. Shechem is a city of safety. They were also given the towns of Gezer, 68Jokmeam, Beth Horon, 69Aijalon, and Gath Rimmon. They also got fields with those towns. Those towns were in the hill country of Ephraim. 70And from half of Manasseh’s family group the Israelite people gave the towns of Aner and Bileam to the Kohath families. Those Kohath families also got fields with those towns. 71The Gershon families got the towns of Golan in the area of Bashan and Ashtaroth from half of Manasseh’s family group. They also got the fields near those towns. 72- 73The Gershon families also got the towns of Kedesh, Daberath, Ramoth, and Gannim from the family group of Issachar. They also got the fields near those towns. 74- 75The Gershon families also got the towns of Mashal, Abdon, Hukok, and Rehob from the family group of Asher. They also got the fields near those towns. 76The Gershon families also got the towns of Kedesh in Galilee, Hammon, and Kiriathaim from the family group of Naphtali. They also got the fields near those towns. 77The rest of the Levite people are the Merari families. They got the towns of Jokneam, Kartah, Rimmono, and Tabor from the family group of Zebulun. They also got the fields near those towns. 78- 79The Merari families also got the towns of Bezer in the desert, Jahzah, Kedemoth, and Mephaath from the family group of Reuben. The family group of Reuben lived on the east side of the Jordan River, east of the city of Jericho. These Merari families also got the fields near those towns. 80- 81And the Merari families got the towns of Ramoth in Gilead, Mahanaim, Heshbon, and Jazer from the family group of Gad. They also got the fields near those towns.

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