1 Chronicles Chapter 6 |
1The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. 2And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei. 3The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 4The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These were the families of the Levites according to their clans. 5Of Gershom: his son Libni, his son Jahath, his son Zimmah, 6his son Joah, his son Iddo, his son Zerah, his son Jeatherai. 7The sons of Kohath: his son Amminadab, his son Korah, his son Assir, 8his son Elkanah, his son Ebiasaph, his son Assir, 9his son Tahath, his son Uriel, his son Uzziah, and his son Shaul. 10The sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth, 11his son Elkanah, his son Zophai, his son Nahath, 12his son Eliab, his son Jeroham, his son Elkanah. 13The sons of Samuel: his first-born Vashni, and Abijah. 14The sons of Merari: Mahli, his son Libni, his son Shimei, his son Uzzah, 15his son Shimea, his son Haggiah, and his son Asaiah.
16These were appointed by David to be in charge of song in the House of the Lord, from the time the Ark came to rest. 17They served at the Tabernacle of the Tent of Meeting with song until Solomon built the House of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they carried out their duties as prescribed for them. 18Those were the appointed men; and their sons were: the Kohathites: Heman the singer, son of Joel son of Samuel 19son of Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Eliel son of Toah 20son of Zuph son of Elkanah son of Mahath son of Amasai 21son of Elkanah son of Joel son of Azariah son of Zephaniah 22son of Tahath son of Assir son of Ebiasaph son of Korah 23son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi son of Israel; 24and his kinsman Asaph, who stood on his right, namely, Asaph son of Berechiah son of Shimea 25son of Michael son of Baaseiah son of Malchijah 26son of Ethni son of Zerah son of Adaiah 27son of Ethan son of Zimmah son of Shimei 28son of Jahath son of Gershom son of Levi. 29On the left were their kinsmen: the sons of Merari: Ethan son of Kishi son of Abdi son of Malluch 30son of Hashabiah son of Amaziah son of Hilkiah 31son of Amzi son of Bani son of Shemer 32son of Mahli son of Mushi son of Merari son of Levi; 33and their kinsmen the Levites were appointed for all the service of the Tabernacle of the House of God.
34But Aaron and his sons made offerings upon the altar of burnt offering and upon the altar of incense, performing all the tasks of the most holy place, to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 35These are the sons of Aaron: his son Eleazar, his son Phinehas, his son Abishua, 36his son Bukki, his son Uzzi, his son Zerahiah, 37his son Meraioth, his son Amariah, his son Ahitub, 38his son Zadok, his son Ahimaaz. 39These are their dwelling-places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the families of Kohathites, for theirs was the [first] lot; 40they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasturelands, 41but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb son of Jephunneh. 42To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron and Libnah with its pasturelands, Jattir and Eshtemoa with its pasturelands, 43Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, 44Ashan with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands. 45From the tribe of Benjamin, Geba with its pasturelands, Alemeth with its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen.
46To the remaining Kohathites were given by lot out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities. 47To the Gershomites according to their families were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan. 48To the Merarites according to their families were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun. 49So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasturelands. 50They gave them by lot out of the tribe of the Judahites these cities that are mentioned by name, and out of the tribe of the Simeonites, and out of the tribe of the Ben- jaminites.
51And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of Ephraim. 52They gave them the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands, 53Jokmeam with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its pasturelands, 54Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands; 55and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands, for the rest of the families of the Kohathites.
56To the Gershomites; out of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands and Ashtaroth with its pasturelands; 57and out of the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasturelands, Dobrath with its pasturelands, 58Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands; 59out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands, 60Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands; 61and out of the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands; Hammon with its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands. 62To the rest of the Merarites, out of the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasturelands, Tabor with its pasturelands; 63and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasturelands, Jahaz with its pasturelands, 64Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands; 65and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its pasturelands, 66Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands.