1 Chronicles Chapters 5 and 6

Chapter 5: The Family of Reuben

1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Ysrayl, he was indeed the first-born but because he defiled his father’s bed his birthright was given to the sons of Yoseph, the son of Ysrayl, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright. 2 Yet Yahudah prevailed over his brothers and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Yoseph–3 The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Ysrayl were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron and Carmi. 4 The sons of Yoyl were Shemaiyah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son–5 Micah his son, Reaiyah his son, Baal his son–6 And Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser (Hebrew Tilgath-Pilneser) king of Assyria carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites. 7 And his brothers by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Yeiyl and Zechariyah. 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Yoyl, who dwelt in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 Eastward they settled as far as the entrance of the wilderness this side of the River Euphrates, because their cattle had multiplied in the land of Gilead. 10 Now in the days of Shaul they made war with the Hagrites who fell by their hand and they dwelt in their tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead.

The Family of Gad

11 And the children of Gad dwelt next to them in the land of Bashan as far as Salcah: 12 Yoyl was the chief, Shapham the next, then Yaanai and Shaphat in Bashan. 13 And their brothers of their father’s house: Michayah, Meshullum, Sheba, Yorai, Yachan, Ziyah and Eber, seven in all. 14 These were the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Yaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michayah, the son of Yashishai, the son of Yahdo, the son of Buz–15 Ahi the son of Abdiyah, the son of Guni, was the chief of their father’s house. 16 And the Gadites dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its villages and in all the common-lands of Sharon within their borders. 17 All these were registered by genealogies in the days of Yothan (or Yahtham) king of Yahudah and in the days of Yeroboam king of Ysrayl.

The Tribes of Reuben Gad and Half Manasseh Cry Out to Yah in Battle and Yah Answers Them Because They Trusted Him: The War Was Yah’s

18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow and skillful in war, who went to war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, Yetur, Naphish and Nodab. 20 And they were helped against them and the Hagrites were delivered into their hand and all who were with them, for they cried out to Yah in the battle. He heeded their prayer because they put their trust in Him. 21 Then they took away their livestock, fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep and two thousand of their donkeys. Also one hundred thousand of their men–22 For many fell dead because the war was Yah’s. And they dwelt in their place until the captivity.

The Family of Manasseh (East)

23 So the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land. Their numbers increased from Bashan to Baal Hermon, that is, to Senir or Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of their father’s houses: Epher, Ishi, Yliyah, Azriyah, Yeremiyah, Hodaviyah and Yahdiyl. They were mighty men of valor, famous men and heads of their father’s houses.

Reuben Gad and Half Manasseh (East) Serve the Gods After Yah Delivered Them and Yah Sends Assyria to Put Them Into Captivity to Correct them

25 And they were unfaithful to Yah of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land whom Yah had destroyed before them. 26 So Yah of Ysrayl stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, that is, Tiglath-Pileser (Hebrew Tiglath-Pilneser) king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to Halah, Habor, Hara and the river of Gozan to this day.

Chapter 6: The Family of Levi (Lewi)

1 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

The Sons of Kohath

2 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziyah. 3 The children of Amram were Aharon, Moshe and Myriam. And the sons of Aharon were Nadab, Abihu, Yleazar and Ithamar. 4 Yleazar begot Phinehas and Phinehas begot Abishua. 5 Abishua begot Bukki and Bukki begot Uzziyah. 6 Uzziyah begot Zerahiyah and Zerahiyah begot Meraioth. 7 Meraioth begot Amariyah and Amariyah begot Ahitub. 8 Ahitub begot Zadok and Zadok begot Ahimaaz. 9 Ahimaaz begot Azariyah and Azariyah begot Yahanan. 10 Yahanan begot Azariyah. It was he who ministered as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Yahrushalom. 11 Azariyah begot Amariyah and Amariyah begot Ahitub. 12 Ahitub begot Zadok and Zadok begot Shallum. 13 Shallum begot Hilikiyah and Hilikiyah begot Azariyah. 14 Azariyah begot Seraiyah and Seraiyah begot Yahozadak. 15 Yahozadak went into captivity when Yah carried Yahudah and Yahrushalom into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi (Lewi) were Gershon (Hebrew Gershom), Kohath and Merari.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Gershon

17 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Kohath

18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziyah.

The Sons of Levi’s Son Merari

19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers:

The Sons of Gershon to Yeatherai

20 Of Gershon were Libni his son, Yahath his son, Zimmah his son–21 Yoah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son and Yeatherai his son.

The Sons of Kohath to Shemuyah and His Sons

22 The sons of Kohath were Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son–23 Ylkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son–24 Tahath hsi son, Uriyah his son, Uzziyah his son and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Ylkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth. 26 As for Ylkanah (compare to verse 35), the sons of Ylkanah were Zophai (spelled Zuph in v. 35 and 1 Shemuyah 1:1)  his son, Nahath (compare v. 34) his son–27 Yliab (compare v. 34) his son, Yeroham his son and Ylkanah his son. 28 The sons of Shemuyah were Yoyl  (compare v. 33 and 1 Shemuyah 8:2) the first-born and Abiyah the second (Hebrew Vasheni?).

The Sons of Merari to His Son Asaiyah

29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son– 30 Shimea his son, Haggaiyah his son and Asaiyah his son.

The Levite Musicians and Singers in the House of Yah

31 Now these are the men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of Yah, after the ark came to rest. 32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting until Solomon had built the house of Yah in Yahrushalom and they served in their office according to their order.

33 And these are the ones who ministered with their sons: Of the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Yoyl, the son of Shemuyah–34 The son of Ylkanah, the son of Yeroboam, the son of Yliyah (spelled Ylihu in 1 Shemuyah 1:1), the son of Toah (spelled Tohu in 1 Shemuyah 1:1)–35 The son of Zuph, the son of Yoyl, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai–36 The son of Ylkanah, the son of Yoyl, the son of Azariyah, the son of Zephaniyah 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 Ysrayl. 39 And his brother Asaph, who stood at his right hand, was Asaph the son of Berachiyah, the son of Shimea–40 The son of Michayah, the son of Baaseiyah, the son of Malchiyah–41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiyah–42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei–43 The son of Yahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi.

44 Their brothers, the sons of Merari, on the left hand, were Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch–45 The son of Hashabiyah, the son of Amaziyah, the son of Hilikiyah–46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer–47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. 48 And their brothers, the Levites, were appointed to every king of service of the tablernacle of the House of Yah.

The Family of Aharon

49 But Aharon and his sons offered sacrifices on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense, for all the work of the Most Qodesh Place and to make atonement for Ysrayl, according to all that Moshe the servant of Yah had commanded. 50 Now these are the sons of Aharon: Yleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son–51 Bukki his son, Uzziyah his son, Zerahiyah his son– 52 Meraioth his son, Amariyah his son, Ahitub his son–53 Zadok his son and Ahimaaz his son.

Dwelling Places of the Levites

54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their settlements in their territory, for they were given by lot to the sons of Aharon, of the family of the Kohathites: 55 They gave them Hebron in the land of Yahudah, with its surrounding common-lands. 56 But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Yephunneh. 57 And to the sons of Aharon, they gave one of the cities of refuge, Hebron, also Libnah with its common-lands, Yattir, Eshtemoa with its common-lands–58 Hilen (spelled Holon in Yahoshua 21:15) with its common-lands, Debir with its commonlands–59 Ashan (spelled Ain in Yahoshua 21:16, Ashan means smoke or smoke city probably because of the incense and offerings going up to Yah) with its common-lands and Beth Shemesh with its common-lands. 60 And from the tribe of Benyamin: Geba with it common-lands, Alemeth (spelled Almon in Yahoshua 21:18) with its common-lands and Anathoth with its common-lands. All their cities among their families were thirteen.

61 To the rest of the family of the tribe of the Kohathites, they gave by lot ten cities from half the tribe of Manasseh. 62 And to the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave thirteen cities from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan. 63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave twelve cities from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulon. 64 So the children of Ysrayl gave these cities with their common-lands to the Levites. 65 And they gave by lot fromt he tribe of the children of Yahudah, from the tribe of the children of Shimeon and from the tribe of the children of Benyamin these cities which are called by their names.

66 Now some of the families of the sons of Kohath were given cities as their territory from the tribe of Ephraim. 67 And they gave them one of the cities of refuge, Shechem with its common-lands, in the mountains of Ephraim, also Gezer with its common-lands. 68 Yokmeam with its common-lands, Beth Horon with its common-lands. 69 Aiyalon with its common-lands and Gath Rimmon with its common-lands.70 And from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its common-lands and Bileam with its common-lands, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

71 From the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh the sons of Gershon were given Golan in Bashan with its common-lands and Ashtaroth with its common-lands. 72 And from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its common-lands, Daberath with its common-lands–73 Ramoth with its common-lands and Anem with its common-lands. 74 And from the tribe of Asher: Marshal with its common-lands, Abdon with its common-lands–75 Hukok with its common-lands and Rehob with its common-lands. 76 And from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its common-lands, Hammon with its common-lands and Kiryathaim with its common-lands.

77 From the tribe of Zebulon the rest of the children of Merari were given Rimmon (Hebrew Rimmono, see 4:32) with its common-lands and Tabor with its common-lands. 78 And on the other side of the Yarden, across from Yericho, on the east side of the Yarden, they were given from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its common-lands, Yahzah with its common-lands–79 Kedemoth with its common-lands and Mephaath with its common-lands. 80 And from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its common-lands, Mahanaim with its common-lands–81 Heshbon with its common-lands and Yazer with its common-lands.







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