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Cities of the Levites.
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Genealogies. children of Benjamin, these cities, B. C. 1444. twenty thousand and six hundred. which are called by their names. 66 And z the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities ver.61. of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount! Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs, 63 And Jokmeam a with her sub-| urhs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs,
a Jos.22.2135, where many of these cities have other
3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons. 5 And their brethren, among all the families of Issachar, c were valiant men of might, reckoned in all
69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, b De.4.41-43. by their genealogies, fourscore and and Gath-rinmon with her suburbs: 70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, c 1Ki.22.3, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
d Ge.32.2. 2Sa.17.21,
a Ge.46.13. Nu.26.23.
1 Phuvah, Job.
77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her su- c ch.12.32. burbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
78 And b on the other side Jordan d ch.8.1.&c. by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness
with her suburbs, and Jahzah withe 2Ch.17.13. her suburbs,
79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her sub
f Nu.26.39, Shupham,
2 or, Iri,
3 or, Ahiram, Nu.26.38.
The sons of Benjamin; d Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three. 7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and 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 the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred. 10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers; mighty e men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
12 Shuppim falso, and Huppim, the children of 2 Ir, and Hushim, the sons of 3 Aher.
13 T The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Billah.
14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim g and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah ;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakein.
17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan.h These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh. 18 And his sister Hammoleketh
21 TAnd Zabad his son,and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were m Job 2.11. born in that land slew, because
39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number, throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle, was twenty and six thousand men.
they came down to take away their 4 i.e. in evil. N first-boun, Ashber the second,
q Jos. 17.7,11.
275 Non his son,Jehoshuah his son. 28 And their possessions and r Ge.46.17. habitations were, Beth-el and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran,p and westward Gezer with the 6 towns thereof, Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto 7 Gaza and the towns thereof:
29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, q Beth-shean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.
30 The sons of Asher; r Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
t ver.32, Shomer.
31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, a Ju.3. 15. and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.
32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, s and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
2 or, Shu
pham, cb.7.12. Nu.26.39.
33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath: these b ch.2.52. are the children of Japhlet.
34 And the sons of Shamer;t Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. c Ru.1.1. 35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
d Ezr.2.33. Ne.6.2.
36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, e ver.21. and Imrah,
and Aharah the third,
2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud, 4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
5 And Gera, a and 2 Shephuphan, and Huram.
6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:b 7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, c after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
10 And Jehuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons, heads of the fathers.
11 And of Hushim he begat Ahitub, and Elpaal.
12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who built Ono d and Lod, with the towns thereof:
13 Beriah also, and Shema, e who were heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants 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 Meshullum, and Hezekiah, and Heber,
18 Ishmerai also, 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 3 Shimbi; 22 And Ishpan,and Heber,and Eliel, 23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
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Families in Jerusalem.
24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and B. C. 1400. [ren of Benjamin, and of the childAntothijah,
25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
f Jos. 18.28.
27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
23 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These f dweit in Jerusalem. 29 And at Gibeon dwelt the 4 father of Gibeon, (whose wife's name was Maachah :)
4 called Jehiel, ch.9.35,
5 or, Zecha-
30 And his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and 6 or, ShiNadab,
31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and 5 Zacher.
32 And Mikloth begat 6 Shimeah. g 1Sa. 14.49,
33 And Ner begat Kish, and
34 And the son of Jonathan was 88 Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah.
35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
ren 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 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 brethren, 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 Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers.
10 T And d of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
11 And Azariah e the son of Hilor, Mephi-kiah, the son of Meshullam, the bosheth, son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, 2Sa.1.4. the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
9 or, Tahrea,
36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; hi and Jeheadah begat Alemeth, and | Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimrih ch.9.42, begat Moza,
37 And Moza begat Binea: Ra
pha i was his son, Eleasah his son, i ch.9.43,
Azel his son.
38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Boche
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 Meshuilam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; 1 very able men for the work of the service of the house
ru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and (CHAP. 9.) of God.
39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his first born, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Asrikam, 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, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talman, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
18 (Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward:) they were porters in the companies 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
Duties of the priests.
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35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was Maachah: n
over the work of the service, keep-| B. C. 1200. |nerations; these dwelt atJerusalem. ers of the 2 gates of the tabernacle and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
f Nu.31.6. g ch.26.1,&c.
20 And Phinehas the son of Elea-
4 or, trust.
22 All these, which were chosen to be porters in the gates, were i 2Ki.11.5. two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy or, trust. in their villages, whom David g and 6 or, storeSamuel the h seer 3 did ordain in their 4 set office.
23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards. 21 in four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north,
25 And their brethren which were in their villages, were to come after i seven days from time to time with them. 26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their 5 set office, and were over the 6 chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
27 T And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should 7 bring them in and out by tale.
bring them in by tale, and carry them out by tale.
or, vessels. kEx.30.23,25.
9 or, trust. Le.2.5;6.21. 10 or, on flat
11 bread of
m ch.6.31. 25.4.
upon them was.
29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the 8 instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and then ch.8.29. wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment k of the spices.
36 And his first-born son Abdon, then 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 dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
39 And o Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal: and Merib-baal begat Micah.
41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and p Ahaz.
42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza; 43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, Obadiah, and Hanan: these were and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and the sons of Azel.
2 Saul's overthrow. 8 the Philistines triumph over Saul.
OW a the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down 1 slain in mount Gilboa.
2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and 2 Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the 3 archers 4 hit him, and hewas wounded of the archers. 4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith, lest these 10.) uncircumcised come and 5 abuse me. But his armour-bearer would a1Sa.31.1,&c. not; for he was sore afraid. So wounded. Saul took a sword and fell upon 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.
31 And Mattithiah, one of the Le-(CHAP. vites, (who was the first-born of Shallum the Korahite,) had the 9 set office over the things that were made 10 in the pans.
2 or, Ishui,
32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were 1Sa. 14.49. over the 11 show-bread, to prepare 3 shooters it every sabbath. with bows,
33 And these are the singers, m chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were. free for 12 they were employed in that work day and night.
34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their ge
5 or, mock.
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, then they forsook their cities, b and fled: "and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. 8 T And it came to pass on the
David made king.
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Saul and his sons fallen in mount c 1Sa. 31.10.
9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their idols, and to the people.
10 And c they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
11 T And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
f 1Sa. 16. 1,13.
12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Ja-2 rule. besh, and fasted seven days.
b Pr.78.71. 13 So Saul died for his trans- Je.3.15. gression which he 6 committed 3 by the against the LORD, even d against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel e of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned f the kingdom unto David the son of 7 Jesse.
David by a general consent is made
king at Hebron.
HEN a all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
2 And moreover 1 in time past, even when Saul was king, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest
in Israel: and the LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt 2 feed b my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.
3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD 3 by Samuel.c
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; d where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come
5 i. e. Zion,
His mighty men.
7 And David dwelt in the castle, therefore they called 5 it the city of David.
8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab 6 repaired the rest of the city.
9 So David 7 waxed greater and greater for the LORD of hosts was with him.
10 T These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who 8 strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word e of the LORD concerning Israel.
11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, 9 an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time.
12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighties.
13 He was with David at 10 Pasdammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley, and the people fled from before the Philistines.
14 And they 11 set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great 12 deliverance.
hither. Nevertheless David took 14 with their their lives they brought it. There
the castle of Zion which is the city of David.
6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be 4 chief and captain. So Joab the m 2Sa.23.18, son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
fore he would not drink it. These