1 Chronicles 9

1The names of all the people of Israel were listed in their family histories. Those family histories were put in the book The History of the Kings of Israel. The people of Judah were made prisoners and forced to go to Babylon. They were taken to that place because they were not faithful to God. 2The first people to come back and live in their own lands and towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and servants that work in the temple. 3These are the people from the family groups of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh that lived in Jerusalem: 4Uthai was Ammihud’s son. Ammihud was Omri’s son. Omri was Imri’s son. Imri was Bani’s son. Bani was a descendant of Perez. Perez was Judah’s son. 5The Shilonite people that lived in Jerusalem were: Asaiah was the oldest son and Asaiah had sons. 6The Zerahite people that lived in Jerusalem were: Jeuel and their relatives. There were 690 of them in all. 7These are the people from the family group of Benjamin that lived in Jerusalem: Sallu was Meshullam’s son. Meshullam was Hodaviah’s son. Hodaviah was Hassenuah’s son. 8Ibneiah was Jeroham’s son. Elah was Uzzi’s son. Uzzi was Micri’s son. And Meshullam was Shephatiah’s son. Shephatiah was Reuel’s son. Reuel was Ibnijah’s son. 9The family history of Benjamin shows there were 956 of them living in Jerusalem. All these men were leaders in their families. 10These are the priests that lived in Jerusalem: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin, and 11Azariah. Azariah was Hilkiah’s son. Hilkiah was Meshullam’s son. Meshullam was Zadok’s son. Zadok was Meraioth’s son. Meraioth was Ahitub’s son. Ahitub was the important official responsible for God’s temple. 12Also there was Jeroham’s son, Adaiah. Jeroham was Pashhur’s son. Pashhur was Malkijah’s son. And there was Adiel’s son, Maasai. Adiel was Jahzerah’s son. Jahzerah was Meshullam’s son. Meshullam was Meshillemith’s son. Meshillemith was Immer’s son. 13There were 1,760 priests. They were leaders of their families. They were responsible for the work of serving in God’s temple. 14These are the people from the family group of Levi that lived in Jerusalem: Hasshub’s son, Shemaiah. Hasshub was Azrikam’s son. Azrikam was Hashabiah’s son. Hashabiah was a descendant of Merari. 15Also living in Jerusalem were Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah. Mattaniah was Mica’s son. Mica was Zicri’s son. Zicri was Asaph’s son. 16Obadiah was Shemaiah’s son. Shemaiah was Galal’s son. Galal was Jeduthun’s son. Berekiah was Asa’s son. Asa was Elkanah’s son. Berekiah lived in the small towns near the people of Netophah. 17These are the gatekeepers that lived in Jerusalem: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their leader. 18Now these men stand next to the King’s Gate on the east side. They were the gatekeepers from the family group of Levi. 19Shallum was Kore’s son. Kore was Ebiasaph’s son. Ebiasaph was Korah’s son. Shallum and his brothers were gatekeepers. They were from the family of Korah. They had the job of guarding the gates to the Holy Tent. They did this just like their ancestors had done before them. Their ancestors had the job of guarding the entrance to the Holy Tent. 20In the past, Phinehas was in charge of the gatekeepers. Phinehas was Eleazar’s son. The Lord was with Phinehas. 21Zechariah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the Holy Tent. 22In all there were 212 men that were chosen to guard the gates of the Holy Tent. Their names were written in their family histories in their small towns. David and Samuel the seer chose those men because they could be trusted. 23The gatekeepers and their descendants had the responsibility of guarding the gates of the Lord’s house, the Holy Tent. 24There were gates on the four sides: east, west, north, and south. 25The gatekeepers’ relatives that lived in the small towns had to come and help them at certain times. They came and helped the gatekeepers for seven days each time. 26There were four gatekeepers that were the leaders of all the gatekeepers. They were Levite men. They had the job of caring for the rooms and treasures in God’s temple. 27They stayed up all night guarding God’s temple. And they had the job of opening God’s temple every morning. 28Some of the gatekeepers had the job of caring for the dishes used in the temple services. They counted these dishes when they were brought in. They also counted these dishes when they were taken out. 29Other gatekeepers were chosen to care for the furniture and those special dishes. They also took care of the flour, wine, oil, incense, and special oil. 30But it was the priests that had the job of mixing the special oil. 31There was a Levite named Mattithiah that had the job of baking the bread used for the offerings. Mattithiah was Shallum’s oldest son. Shallum was from the Korah family. 32Some of the gatekeepers that were in the Korah family had the job of preparing the bread put on the table every Sabbath. 33The Levites that were singers and leaders of their families stayed in the rooms at the temple. They did not have to do other work because they were responsible for the work in the temple day and night. 34All these Levites were leaders of their families. They were listed as leaders in their family histories. They lived in Jerusalem. 35Jeiel was Gibeon’s father. Jeiel lived in the town of Gibeon. Jeiel’s wife was named Maacah. 36Jeiel’s oldest son was Abdon. Other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38Mikloth was Shimeam’s father. Jeiel’s family lived near their relatives in Jerusalem. 39Ner was Kish’s father. Kish was Saul’s father. And Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki Shua, Abinadab, and Esh Baal. 40Jonathan’s son was Merib Baal. Merib Baal was Micah’s father. 41Micah’s sons were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz. 42Ahaz was Jadah’s father. Jadah was Jarah’s father. Jarah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri. Zimri was Moza’s father. 43Moza was the father of Binea. Rephaiah was Binea’s son. Eleasah was Rephaiah’s son. And Azel was Eleasah’s son. 44Azel had six sons. Their names were: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. Those were Azel’s children.

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