Divrei Hayamim I - I Chronicles 6


1The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath and Merari.
2And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei.
3And the sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
4The sons of Merari: Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses.
5Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son;
6Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.
7The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son;
8Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son;
9Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
10And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai, and Ahimoth.
11As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son;
12Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
13And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni; then Abiah.
14The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son;
15Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
16And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after that the ark had rest.
17And they ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they took their station at their service according to their order.
18And these are they that took their station, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel;
19the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah;
20the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai;
21the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah;
22the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah;
23the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.
24And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand; even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea;
25the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah;
26the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah;
27the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei;
28the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
29And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch;
30the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah;
31the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer;
32the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
33And their brethren the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
34But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of burnt-offering, and upon the altar of incense, for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
35And these are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son;
36Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son;
37Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son;
38Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
39Now these are their dwelling-places according to their encampments in their borders: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for theirs was the [first] lot,
40to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah, and the open land round about it;
41but the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
42And to the sons of Aaron they gave the {a}city of refuge, Hebron; Libnah also with the open land about it, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with the open land about it;
43and Hilen with the open land about it, Debir with the open land about it;
44and Ashan with the open land about it, and Beth-shemesh with the open land about it;
45and out of the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with the open land about it, and Alemeth with the open land about it, and Anathoth with the open land about it. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
46And unto the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.
47And to the sons of Gershom, according to their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
48Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, according to their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
49So the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with the open land about them.
50And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name.
51And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their borders out of the tribe of Ephraim.
52And they gave unto them the {b}city of refuge, Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim with the open land about it; Gezer also with the open land about it;
53and Jokmeam with the open land about it, and Bethhoron with the open land about it;
54and Aijalon with the open land about it, and Gath-rimmon with the open land about it;
55and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with the open land about it, and Bileam with the open land about it, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.
56Unto the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with the open land about it, and Ashtaroth with the open land about it;
57and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with the open land about it, Dobrath with the open land about it;
58and Ramoth with the open land about it, and Anem with the open land about it;
59and out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with the open land about it, and Abdon with the open land about it;
60and Hukok with the open land about it; and Rehob with the open land about it;
61and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with the open land about it, and Hammon with the open land about it, and Kiriathaim with the open land about it.
62Unto the rest [of the Levites], the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with the open land about it, Tabor with the open land about it;
63and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given them, out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with the open land about it, and Jahaz with the open land about it,
64and Kedemoth with the open land about it, and Mephaath with the open land about it;
65and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with the open land about it, and Mahanaim with the open land about it,
66and Heshbon with the open land about it, and Jazer with the open land about it.