1 Chronicles 8:1 — 10:14
8 As for Benjamin, he became father to Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second and Aharah the third, 2 Nohah the fourth and Rapha the fifth. 3 And Bela came to have sons, Addar and Gera and Abihud, 4 and Abishua and Naaman and Ahoah, 5 and Gera and Shephuphan and Huram. 6 And these were the sons of Ehud. These were the heads of [the houses of] forefathers belonging to the inhabitants of Geba, and they proceeded to take them into exile at Manahath. 7 And Naaman and Ahijah; and Gera—he was the one that took them into exile, and he became father to Uzza and Ahihud. 8 As for Shaharaim, he became father to [children] in the field of Moab after he sent them away. Hushim and Baara were his wives. 9 And by Hodesh his wife he came to be father to Jobab and Zibia and Mesha and Malcam, 10 and Jeuz and Sachia and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of [the houses of] forefathers.
11 And by Hushim he became father to Abitub and Elpaal. 12 And the sons of Elpaal were Eber and Misham and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod and its dependent towns, 13 and Beriah and Shema. These were heads of [the houses of] forefathers, belonging to the inhabitants of Aijalon. These were the ones that chased away the inhabitants of Gath. 14 And [there were] Ahio, Shashak and Jeremoth, 15 and Zebadiah and Arad and Eder, 16 and Michael and Ishpah and Joha, the sons of Beriah, 17 and Zebadiah and Meshullam and Hizki and Heber, 18 and Ishmerai and Izliah and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal, 19 and Jakim and Zichri and Zabdi, 20 and Elienai and Zillethai and Eliel, 21 and Adaiah and Beraiah and Shimrath, the sons of Shimei, 22 and Ishpan and Eber and Eliel, 23 and Abdon and Zichri and Hanan, 24 and Hananiah and Elam and Anthothijah, 25 and Iphdeiah and Penuel, the sons of Shashak, 26 and Shamsherai and Shehariah and Athaliah, 27 and Jaareshiah and Elijah and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham. 28 These were heads of [the houses of] forefathers by their descendants, headmen. These were the ones that dwelt in Jerusalem.
29 And it was in Gibeon that the father of Gibeon, [Jeiel,] dwelt, and his wife’s name was Maacah. 30 And his son, the firstborn, was Abdon, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Nadab, 31 and Gedor and Ahio and Zecher. 32 As for Mikloth, he became father to Shimeah. And these really were the ones that dwelt in front of their brothers in Jerusalem along with brothers of theirs.
33 As for Ner, he became father to Kish; Kish, in turn, became father to Saul; Saul, in turn, became father to Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal. 34 And Jonathan’s son was Merib-baal. As for Merib-baal, he became father to Micah. 35 And the sons of Micah were Pithon and Melech and Tarea and Ahaz. 36 As for Ahaz, he became father to Jehoaddah; Jehoaddah, in turn, became father to Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri. Zimri, in turn, became father to Moza; 37 Moza, in turn, became father to Binea, Raphah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 38 And Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel. 39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second and Eliphelet the third. 40 And the sons of Ulam came to be valiant, mighty men, bending the bow, and having many sons and grandsons, a hundred and fifty. All these were from the sons of Benjamin.
9 As for all Israelites, they were enrolled genealogically; and there they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah itself was taken into exile at Babylon for their unfaithfulness. 2 And the first inhabitants that were in their possession in their cities were the Israelites, the priests, the Levites and the Nethinim. 3 And in Jerusalem there dwelt some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin and some of the sons of Ephraim and of Manasseh: 4 Uthai the son of Ammihud the son of Omri the son of Imri the son of Bani, of the sons of Perez the son of Judah. 5 And of the Shilonites, Asaiah the firstborn and his sons. 6 And of the sons of Zerah, Jeuel, and six hundred and ninety brothers of theirs.
7 And of the sons of Benjamin, Sallu the son of Meshullam the son of Hodaviah the son of Hassenuah, 8 and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah the son of Reuel the son of Ibnijah. 9 And the brothers of theirs by their descendants were nine hundred and fifty-six. All these were men that were heads of the fathers by the house of their forefathers.
10 And of the priests there were Jedaiah and Jehoiarib and Jachin, 11 and Azariah the son of Hilkiah the son of Meshullam the son of Zadok the son of Meraioth the son of Ahitub, a leader of the house of the [true] God, 12 and Adaiah the son of Jeroham the son of Pashhur the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel the son of Jahzerah the son of Meshullam the son of Meshillemith the son of Immer, 13 and their brothers, heads of the house of their forefathers, a thousand seven hundred and sixty, mighty men of ability for the work of the service of the house of the [true] God.
of the Levites there were Shemaiah the son of Hasshub the son of Azrikam the son
of Hashabiah from the sons of Merari;
Bakbakkar, Heresh and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Mica the son of Zichri the
son of Asaph,
Obadiah the son of Shemaiah the son of Galal the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah
the son of Asa the son of Elkanah, who was dwelling in the settlements of the
17 And the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their brother Shallum the head, 18 and up till then he was in the king’s gate to the east. These were the gatekeepers of the camps of the sons of Levi. 19 And Shallum the son of Kore the son of Ebiasaph the son of Korah and his brothers of the house of his father the Korahites, over the work of the service, the doorkeepers of the tent, and their fathers over the camp of Jehovah, the keepers of the entryway. 20 And it was Phinehas the son of Eleazar that happened to be leader over them in the past. Jehovah was with him. 21 Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper of the entrance of the tent of meeting.
22 All of them who were selected as gatekeepers at the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. They were in their settlements by their genealogical enrollment. These David and Samuel the seer ordained in their office of trust. 23 And they and their sons were over the gates of the house of Jehovah, even the house of the tent, for guard service. 24 It was to the four directions that the gatekeepers came to be, to the east, to the west, to the north and to the south. 25 And their brothers in their settlements were to come in for seven days, from time to time, along with these. 26 For in office of trust there were four mighty men of the gatekeepers. They were Levites, and they proved to be in charge of the dining rooms and of the treasures of the house of the [true] God. 27 And all around the house of the [true] God they would spend the night; for guard service was upon them, and they were in charge of the key, even [to open up] from morning to morning.
28 And some of them were in charge of the utensils of the service, for it was by number that they would bring them in and it was by number that they would take them out. 29 And some of them were men appointed over the utensils and over all the holy utensils and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the frankincense and the balsam oil. 30 And some of the sons of the priests were makers of the ointment mixture of balsam oil. 31 And Mattithiah of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in the office of trust over the things baked in pans. 32 And some of the sons of the Kohathites, their brothers, were in charge of the layer bread, to prepare it sabbath by sabbath.
33 And these were the singers, the heads of the fathers of the Levites in the dining rooms, those set free from duty; for by day and by night it was their responsibility to be in the work. 34 These were the heads of the fathers of the Levites by their descendants, headmen. These were the ones that dwelt in Jerusalem.
35 And in Gibeon was where the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, dwelt. And his wife’s name was Maacah. 36 And his son, the firstborn, was Abdon, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab, 37 and Gedor and Ahio and Zechariah and Mikloth. 38 As for Mikloth, he became father to Shimeam. And it was really they that dwelt in front of their brothers in Jerusalem along with brothers of theirs. 39 As for Ner, he became father to Kish; Kish, in turn, became father to Saul; Saul, in turn, became father to Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal. 40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal. As for Merib-baal, he became father to Micah. 41 And the sons of Micah were Pithon and Melech and Tahrea [and Ahaz]. 42 As for Ahaz, he became father to Jarah; Jarah, in turn, became father to Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri. Zimri, in turn, became father to Moza. 43 As for Moza, he became father to Binea and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44 And Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
10 And the Philistines, for their part, made war upon Israel; and the men of Israel went fleeing from before the Philistines and kept falling slain in Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines kept in close range of Saul and his sons; and the Philistines got to strike down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, sons of Saul. 3 And the fighting became heavy against Saul; and those shooting with the bow finally found him, and he got wounded by the shooters. 4 Then Saul said to his armor-bearer: “Draw your sword and run me through with it, that these uncircumcised men may not come and certainly deal abusively with me.” And his armor-bearer was unwilling, because he was very much afraid. So Saul took the sword and fell upon it. 5 When his armor-bearer saw that Saul had died, then he too fell upon the sword and died. 6 Thus Saul and three sons of his died, and all those of his house died together. 7 When all the men of Israel that were in the low plain saw that they had fled and that Saul and his sons had died, then they began to leave their cities and flee; after which the Philistines came on in and took up dwelling in them.
8 And it came about the next day that, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they got to find Saul and his sons fallen upon Mount Gilboa. 9 And they proceeded to strip him and take off his head and his armor and send into the land of the Philistines all around to inform their idols and the people. 10 Finally they put his armor in the house of their god, and his skull they fastened to the house of Dagon.
11 And all those of Jabesh in Gilead got to hear of all that the Philistines had done to Saul. 12 So all the valiant men rose up and carried off the corpse of Saul and the corpses of his sons and brought them to Jabesh and buried their bones under the big tree in Jabesh; and they went fasting for seven days.
13 Thus Saul died for his unfaithfulness with which he had acted faithlessly against Jehovah concerning the word of Jehovah that he had not kept and also for asking of a spirit medium to make inquiry. 14 And he did not inquire of Jehovah. Consequently he put him to death and turned the kingship over to David the son of Jesse.