May 8
     1 Chronicles 6:1 ó 7:40


6 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari. 2 And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel. 3 And the sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses, and there was Miriam. And the sons of Aaron were Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 4 As for Eleazar, he became father to Phinehas. Phinehas himself became father to Abishua. 5 Abishua, in turn, became father to Bukki; Bukki, in turn, became father to Uzzi. 6 Uzzi, in turn, became father to Zerahiah; Zerahiah, in turn, became father to Meraioth. 7 Meraioth himself became father to Amariah; Amariah, in turn, became father to Ahitub. 8 Ahitub, in turn, became father to Zadok; Zadok, in turn, became father to Ahimaaz. 9 Ahimaaz, in turn, became father to Azariah. Azariah, in turn, became father to Johanan. 10 Johanan, in turn, became father to Azariah. He was the one that acted as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem.

11 And Azariah came to be father to Amariah. Amariah, in turn, became father to Ahitub. 12 Ahitub, in turn, became father to Zadok. Zadok, in turn, became father to Shallum. 13 Shallum, in turn, became father to Hilkiah. Hilkiah, in turn, became father to Azariah. 14 Azariah, in turn, became father to Seraiah. Seraiah, in turn, became father to Jehozadak. 15 And Jehozadak it was that went away when Jehovah took Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi were Gershom, Kohath and Merari. 17 And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei. 18 And the sons of Kohath were Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.

And these were the families of the Levites by their forefathers: 20 Of Gershom, Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 22 The sons of Kohath were Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son and Ebiasaph his son and Assir his son; 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 And the sons of Elkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth. 26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were Zophai his son and Nahath his son, 27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 28 And the sons of Samuel were the firstborn [Joel] and the second Abijah. 29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

31 And these were the ones to whom David gave positions for the direction of the singing at the house of Jehovah after the Ark had a resting-place. 32 And they came to be ministers in the singing before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of Jehovah in Jerusalem; and they kept attending upon their service according to their commission. 33 And these were those in attendance and also their sons: Of the sons of the Kohathites Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, 35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

39 As for his brother Asaph, who was attending at his right, Asaph was the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea, 40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah, 41 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

44 As regards the sons of Merari their brothers on the left hand, there was Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, 47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

48 And their brothers the Levites were the ones given for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of the [true] God. 49 And Aaron and his sons were making sacrificial smoke upon the altar of burnt offering and upon the altar of incense for all the work of the most holy things and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of the [true] God had commanded. 50 And these were the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

54 And these were their dwelling places by their walled camps in their territory, for the sons of Aaron belonging to the family of the Kohathites, for the lot had come to be theirs. 55 Accordingly they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, with its pasture grounds all around it. 56 And the field of the city and its settlements they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge, Hebron, and Libnah with its pasture grounds and Jattir and Eshtemoa with its pasture grounds, 58 and Hilen with its pasture grounds, Debir with its pasture grounds, 59 and Ashan with its pasture grounds and Beth-shemesh with its pasture grounds; 60 and from the tribe of Benjamin Geba with its pasture grounds and Alemeth with its pasture grounds and Anathoth with its pasture grounds. All their cities were thirteen cities among their families.

61 And to the sons of Kohath that were left over [they gave] from the family of the tribe, from the half tribe, the half of Manasseh, by the lot ten cities.

62 And to the sons of Gershom by their families [they gave] from the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher and from the tribe of Naphtali and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

63 To the sons of Merari by their families [they gave] from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun by the lot twelve cities.

64 Thus the sons of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasture grounds. 65 Furthermore, by the lot they gave from the tribe of the sons of Judah and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon and from the tribe of the sons of Benjamin these cities, which they proceeded to call by names.

66 And some of the families of the sons of Kohath came to have the cities of their territory from the tribe of Ephraim. 67 Accordingly they gave them the cities of refuge, Shechem with its pasture grounds in the mountainous region of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture grounds, 68 and Jokmeam with its pasture grounds and Beth-horon with its pasture grounds, 69 and Aijalon with its pasture grounds and Gath-rimmon with its pasture grounds; 70 and from half of the tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its pasture grounds and Bileam with its pasture grounds, to the family of the sons of Kohath that were left over.

71 And to the sons of Gershom [they gave] from the family of the half tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its pasture grounds and Ashtaroth with its pasture grounds; 72 and from the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh with its pasture grounds and Daberath with its pasture grounds, 73 and Ramoth with its pasture grounds and Anem with its pasture grounds; 74 and from the tribe of Asher, Mashal with its pasture grounds and Abdon with its pasture grounds, 75 and Hukok with its pasture grounds and Rehob with its pasture grounds; 76 and from the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture grounds and Hammon with its pasture grounds and Kiriathaim with its pasture grounds.

77 To the sons of Merari that were left over [they gave] from the tribe of Zebulun Rimmono with its pasture grounds, Tabor with its pasture grounds, 78 and in the region of the Jordan at Jericho to the east of the Jordan, from the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with its pasture grounds and Jahaz with its pasture grounds, 79 and Kedemoth with its pasture grounds and Mephaath with its pasture grounds; 80 and from the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture grounds and Mahanaim with its pasture grounds, 81 and Heshbon with its pasture grounds and Jazer with its pasture grounds.


7 Now the sons of Issachar were Tola and Puah, Jashub and Shimron, four. 2 And the sons of Tola were Uzzi and Rephaiah and Jeriel and Jahmai and Ibsam and Shemuel, heads of the house of their forefathers. Of Tola there were valiant, mighty men, by their descendants. Their number in the days of David was twenty-two thousand six hundred. 3 And the sons of Uzzi were Izrahiah; and the sons of Izrahiah were Michael and Obadiah and Joel, Isshiah,     , five, all of them being heads. 4 And with them by their descendants, according to the house of their forefathers, there were troops of the army for war, thirty-six thousand, for they had many wives and sons. 5 And their brothers of all the families of Issachar were valiant, mighty men, eighty-seven thousand by the genealogical enrollment of them all.

6 [The sons of] Benjamin were Bela and Becher and Jediael, three. 7 And the sons of Bela were Ezbon and Uzzi and Uzziel and Jerimoth and Iri, five, heads of the house of their forefathers, valiant, mighty men; and their genealogical enrollment was twenty-two thousand and thirty-four. 8 And the sons of Becher were Zemirah and Joash and Eliezer and Elioenai and Omri and Jeremoth and Abijah and Anathoth and Alemeth, all these the sons of Becher. 9 And their genealogical enrollment by their descendants as respects the heads of the house of their forefathers, valiant, mighty men, was twenty thousand two hundred. 10 And the sons of Jediael were Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan were Jeush and Benjamin and Ehud and Chenaanah and Zethan and Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All these were the sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their forefathers, valiant, mighty men, seventeen thousand two hundred going out to the army for war.

12 And the Shuppim and the Huppim were the sons of Ir; the Hushim were the sons of Aher.

13 The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel and Guni and Jezer and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.

14 The sons of Manasseh were Asriel, whom his Syrian concubine bore. (She bore Machir the father of Gilead. 15 And Machir himself took a wife for Huppim and for Shuppim, and the name of his sister was Maacah.) And the name of the second was Zelophehad, but Zelophehad came to have daughters. 16 In time Maacah, Machirís wife, bore a son and called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rekem. 17 And the sons of Ulam were Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir the son of Manasseh. 18 And his sister was Hammolecheth. She gave birth to Ishhod and Abi-ezer and Mahlah. 19 And the sons of Shemida came to be Ahian and Shechem and Likhi and Aniam.

20 And the sons of Ephraim were Shuthelah and Bered his son and Tahath his son and Eleadah his son and Tahath his son, 21 and Zabad his son and Shuthelah his son and Ezer and Elead. And the men of Gath that were born in the land killed them because they came down to take their livestock. 22 And Ephraim their father carried on mourning for many days, and his brothers kept coming in to comfort him. 23 Afterward he had relations with his wife, so that she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. But he called his name Beriah, because it was with calamity that she happened to be in his house. 24 And his daughter was Sheerah, and she got to build Beth-horon, the lower and the upper, and Uzzen-sheerah. 25 And there was Rephah his son, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son, 26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27 Nun his son, Jehoshua his son.

28 And their possession and their dwelling places were Bethel and its dependent towns and, to the east, Naaran and, to the west, Gezer and its dependent towns, and Shechem and its dependent towns clear to Gaza and its dependent towns; 29 and by the side of the sons of Manasseh Beth-shean and its dependent towns, Taanach and its dependent towns, Megiddo and its dependent towns, Dor and its dependent towns. In these the sons of Joseph the son of Israel dwelt.

30 The sons of Asher were Imnah and Ishvah and Ishvi and Beriah; and Serah was their sister. 31 And the sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. 32 As for Heber, he became father to Japhlet and Shomer and Hotham, and to Shua their sister. 33 And the sons of Japhlet were Pasach and Bimhal and Ashvath. These were the sons of Japhlet. 34 And the sons of Shemer were Ahi and Rohgah, Jehubbah and Aram. 35 And the sons of Helem his brother were Zophah and Imna and Shelesh and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah were Suah and Harnepher and Shual and Beri and Imrah, 37 Bezer and Hod and Shamma and Shilshah and Ithran and Beera. 38 And the sons of Jether were Jephunneh and Pispah and Ara. 39 And the sons of Ulla were Arah and Hanniel and Rizia. 40 All these were the sons of Asher, heads of the house of the forefathers, select, valiant, mighty men, heads of the chieftains; and their genealogical enrollment was in the army in the war. Their number was twenty-six thousand men.