||Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
||Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
||Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
||Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
||The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and
Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
||And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and
||And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim,
||The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
||And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and
||And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the
||And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
||And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the
Philistines,) and Caphthorim.
||And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
||The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
||And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
||And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
||The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and
Lud, and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
||And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
||And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one
was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and
his brother's name was Joktan.
||And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth,
||Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
||And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
||And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the
sons of Joktan.
||Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
||Eber, Peleg, Reu,
||Serug, Nahor, Terah,
||Abram; the same is Abraham.
||The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
||These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
||Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
||Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of
||Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare
Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and
Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
||And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch,
and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
||And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and
||The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam,
||The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam,
Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
||The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
||And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
||And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was
||The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal,
Shephi, and Onam. and the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
||The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram,
and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
||The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons
of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
||Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom
before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela
the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
||And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah
reigned in his stead.
||And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the
Temanites reigned in his stead.
||And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which
smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and
the name of his city was Avith.
||And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in
||And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river
reigned in his stead.
||And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead.
||And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead:
and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was
Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
||Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke
Timnah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
||Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
||Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
||Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.
||These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and
Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
||Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
||The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three
were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess.
And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the
LORD; and he slew him.
||And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah.
All the sons of Judah were five.
||The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
||And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and
Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
||And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel,
who transgressed in the thing accursed.
||And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
||The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him;
Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
||And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon,
prince of the children of Judah;
||And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
||And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,
||And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the
second, and Shimma the third,
||Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
||Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
||Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of
Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
||And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was
Jether the Ishmeelite.
||And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his
wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and
Shobab, and Ardon.
||And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath,
which bare him Hur.
||And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
||And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir
the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore
years old; and she bare him Segub.
||And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in
the land of Gilead.
||And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair,
from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even
threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir
the father of Gilead.
||And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then
Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
||And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were,
Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and
||Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah;
she was the mother of Onam.
||And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were,
Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
||And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the
sons of Shammai; Nadab and Abishur.
||And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she
bare him Ahban, and Molid.
||And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died
||And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi;
Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
||And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and
Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
||And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were
the sons of Jerahmeel.
||Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had
a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
||And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to
wife; and she bare him Attai.
||And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
||And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
||And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
||And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
||And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
||And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
||Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were,
Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the
sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
||And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem,
||And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem
||And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father
||And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and
Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
||And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham,
and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
||Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
||She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the
father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the
daughter of Caleb was Achsa.
||These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the
firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim.
||Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of
||And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh,
and half of the Manahethites.
||And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the
Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them
came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites,
||The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites,
Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites,
||And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez;
the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are
the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of
||Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto
him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the
Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
||The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of
Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of
||The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by
Eglah his wife.
||These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he
reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he
reigned thirty and three years.
||And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and
Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the
daughter of Ammiel:
||Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
||And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
||And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
||These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the
concubines, and Tamar their sister.
||And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his
son, Jehoshaphat his son,
||Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
||Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
||Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
||Amon his son, Josiah his son.
||And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the
second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
||And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah
||And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
||Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah,
Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
||And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei:
and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and
Shelomith their sister:
||And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah,
||And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the
sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah,
the sons of Shechaniah.
||And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of
Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and
||And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and
||And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib,
and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani,
||The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur,
||And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath
begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the
||And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and
Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was
||And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of
Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of
Ephratah, the father of Bethlehem.
||And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and
||And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and
Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
||And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and
||And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of
Aharhel the son of Harum.
||And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him
||And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that
thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and
that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest
keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God
granted him that which he requested.
||And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was
the father of Eshton.
||And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the
father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
||And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the
sons of Othniel; Hathath.
||And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the
father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
||And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah,
and Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
||And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and
||And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher,
and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the
father of Eshtemoa.
||And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor,
and Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of
Zanoah. And these are the sons of Bithiah the daughter of
Pharaoh, which Mered took.
||And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the
father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
||And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah,
Benhanan, and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and
||The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father
of Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the
families of the house of them that wrought fine linen, of
the house of Ashbea,
||And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and
Saraph, who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And
these are ancient things.
||These were the potters, and those that dwelt among
plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his
||The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib,
Zerah, and Shaul:
||Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
||And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,
Shimei his son.
||And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters: but his
brethren had not many children, neither did all their family
multiply, like to the children of Judah.
||And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and
||And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
||And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
||And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei,
and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of
||And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and
Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
||And all their villages that were round about the same
cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their
||And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of
||And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of
Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
||And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah,
and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
||And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of
Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
||These mentioned by their names were princes in their
families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
||And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the
east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
||And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was
wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt
there of old.
||And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah
king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations
that were found there, and destroyed them utterly unto this
day, and dwelt in their rooms: because there was pasture
there for their flocks.
||And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five
hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains
Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of
||And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were
escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
||Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he
was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's
bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the
son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after
||For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came
the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
||The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were,
Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
||The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei
||Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
||Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria
carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
||And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy
of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel,
||And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of
Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
||And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the
wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle
were multiplied in the land of Gilead.
||And in the days of Saul they made war with the
Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their
tents throughout all the east land of Gilead.
||And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the
land of Bashan unto Salcah:
||Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and
Shaphat in Bashan.
||And their brethren of the house of their fathers were,
Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan,
and Zia, and Heber, seven.
||These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the
son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the
son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
||Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the
house of their fathers.
||And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns,
and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
||All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of
Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of
||The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe
of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and
sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four
and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went
out to the war.
||And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and
Nephish, and Nodab.
||And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites
were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them:
for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of
them; because they put their trust in him.
||And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty
thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and
of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
||For there fell down many slain, because the war was of
God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
||And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in
the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and
Senir, and unto mount Hermon.
||And these were the heads of the house of their fathers,
even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah,
and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men,
and heads of the house of their fathers.
||And they transgressed against the God of their fathers,
and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land,
whom God destroyed before them.
||And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king
of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of
Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and
the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought
them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river
Gozan, unto this day.
||The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
||And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and
||And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam.
The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and
||Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
||And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
||And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
||Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
||And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
||And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
||And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the
priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in
||And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
||And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
||And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
||And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
||And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried
away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
||The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
||And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni,
||And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and
Hebron, and Uzziel.
||The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the
families of the Levites according to their fathers.
||Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his
||Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his
||The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son,
Assir his son,
||Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his
||Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul
||And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
||As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and
Nahath his son,
||Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
||And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
||The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his
son, Uzza his son,
||Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
||And these are they whom David set over the service of
song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
||And they ministered before the dwelling place of the
tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon
had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they
waited on their office according to their order.
||And these are they that waited with their children. Of
the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel,
the son of Shemuel,
||The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of
Eliel, the son of Toah,
||The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath,
the son of Amasai,
||The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah,
the son of Zephaniah,
||The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of
Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
||The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi,
the son of Israel.
||And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even
Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
||The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of
||The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
||The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
||The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
||And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left
hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of
||The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of
||The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
||The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari,
the son of Levi.
||Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all
manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
||But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the
burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and were
appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to
make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses
the servant of God had commanded.
||And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son,
Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
||Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
||Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
||Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
||Now these are their dwelling places throughout their
castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the
families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
||And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the
suburbs thereof round about it.
||But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof,
they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
||And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah,
namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her
suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
||And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
||And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her
||And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs,
and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs.
All their cities throughout their families were thirteen
||And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the
family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half
tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot,
||And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out
of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and
out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of
Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
||Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout
their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the
tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve
||And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these
cities with their suburbs.
||And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of
Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and
out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities,
which are called by their names.
||And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath
had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
||And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge,
Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also
Gezer with her suburbs,
||And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her
||And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her
||And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her
suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the
remnant of the sons of Kohath.
||Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of
the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her
suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
||And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her
suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
||And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
||And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs,
and Abdon with her suburbs,
||And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
||And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with
her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim
with her suburbs.
||Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out
of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with
||And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east
side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben,
Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with
||Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her
||And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her
suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
||And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her
||Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub,
and Shimrom, four.
||And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel,
and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's
house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in
their generations; whose number was in the days of David two
and twenty thousand and six hundred.
||And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of
Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all
of them chief men.
||And with them, by their generations, after the house of
their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and
thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
||And their brethren among all the families of Issachar
were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their
genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.
||The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael,
||And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and
Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their
fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their
genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.
||And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer,
and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and
Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
||And the number of them, after their genealogy by their
generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men
of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.
||The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of
Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and
Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
||All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their
fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and
two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
||Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and
Hushim, the sons of Aher.
||The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
||The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his
concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
||And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and
Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of
the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.
||And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she
called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was
Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
||And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
||And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and
||And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and
Likhi, and Aniam.
||And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son,
and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
||And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and
Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land
slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.
||And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his
brethren came to comfort him.
||And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare
a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil
with his house.
||(And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the
nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
||And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son,
and Tahan his son.
||Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son.
||Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.
||And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and
the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer,
with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof,
unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
||And by the borders of the children of Manasseh,
Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and
her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of
Joseph the son of Israel.
||The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and
Beriah, and Serah their sister.
||And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the
father of Birzavith.
||And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and
Shua their sister.
||And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and
Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.
||And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and
||And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and
Shelesh, and Amal.
||The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and
Beri, and Imrah,
||Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran,
||And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
||And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
||All these were the children of Asher, heads of their
father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of
the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them
that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six
||Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the
second, and Aharah the third,
||Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
||And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
||And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
||And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
||And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of
the fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed
them to Manahath:
||And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and
begat Uzza, and Ahihud.
||And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab,
after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his
||And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and
Mesha, and Malcham,
||And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons,
heads of the fathers.
||And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
||The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who
built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
||Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of
the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants
||And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
||And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
||And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
||And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
||Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of
||And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
||And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
||And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of
||And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
||And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
||And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
||And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
||And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
||And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of
||These were heads of the fathers, by their generations,
chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
||And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's
name was Maachah:
||And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and
Baal, and Nadab,
||And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
||And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with
their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
||And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
||And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal
||And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and
Tarea, and Ahaz.
||And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
||And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his
son, Azel his son:
||And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan.
All these were the sons of Azel.
||And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his
firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
||And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers,
and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All
these are of the sons of Benjamin.
||So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold,
they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and
Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their
||Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their
possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the
priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
||And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of
the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim,
||Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of
Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of
||And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his
||And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six
hundred and ninety.
||And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam,
the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
||And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of
Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of
Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
||And their brethren, according to their generations, nine
hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the
fathers in the house of their fathers.
||And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
||And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam,
the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub,
the ruler of the house of God;
||And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the
son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of
Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the
son of Immer;
||And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers,
a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men
for the work of the service of the house of God.
||And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son
of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
||And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son
of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
||And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the
son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of
Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
||And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon,
and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
||Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they
were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
||And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the
son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father,
the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of
the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over
the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
||And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them
in time past, and the LORD was with him.
||And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
||All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates
were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their
genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer
did ordain in their set office.
||So they and their children had the oversight of the
gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the
tabernacle, by wards.
||In four quarters were the porters, toward the east,
west, north, and south.
||And their brethren, which were in their villages, were
to come after seven days from time to time with them.
||For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their
set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the
house of God.
||And they lodged round about the house of God, because
the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every
morning pertained to them.
||And certain of them had the charge of the ministering
vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.
||Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels,
and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine
flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and
||And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of
||And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the
firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over
the things that were made in the pans.
||And other of their brethren, of the sons of the
Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every
||And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the
Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they
were employed in that work day and night.
||These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout
their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
||And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose
wife's name was Maachah:
||And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and
Baal, and Ner, and Nadab.
||And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
||And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with
their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
||And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
||And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal
||And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and
Tahrea, and Ahaz.
||And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
||And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his
son, Azel his son.
||And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan:
these were the sons of Azel.
||Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto
Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
||And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou
wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the
LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people
Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my people Israel.
||Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to
Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before
the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel,
according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.
||And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is
Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the
||And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt
not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion,
which is the city of David.
||And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first
shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went
first up, and was chief.
||And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it
the city of David.
||And he built the city round about, even from Millo round
about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
||So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of
hosts was with him.
||These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David
had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom,
and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word
of the LORD concerning Israel.
||And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had;
Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he
lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at
||And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite,
who was one of the three mighties.
||He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the
Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a
parcel of ground full of barley; and the people fled from
before the Philistines.
||And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and
delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved
them by a great deliverance.
||Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock
to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the
Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.
||And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines'
garrison was then at Bethlehem.
||And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me
drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the
||And the three brake through the host of the Philistines,
and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the
gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would
not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD.
||And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this
thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put
their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their
lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it.
These things did these three mightiest.
||And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the
three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he
slew them, and had a name among the three.
||Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for
he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first
||Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of
Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of
Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy
||And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five
cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a
weaver's beam; and he went down to him with a staff, and
plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him
with his own spear.
||These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had
the name among the three mighties.
||Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained
not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
||Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the
brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
||Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
||Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the
||Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
||Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the
||Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the
children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
||Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
||Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
||The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of
Shage the Hararite,
||Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of
||Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
||Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
||Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
||Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the
armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
||Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
||Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
||Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the
Reubenites, and thirty with him,
||Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
||Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of
Hothan the Aroerite,
||Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the
||Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons
of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
||Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
||Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while
he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish:
and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.
||They were armed with bows, and could use both the right
hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out
of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
||The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah
the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth;
and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite.
||And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the
thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and
Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,
||Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
Shephatiah the Haruphite,
||Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and
Jashobeam, the Korhites,
||And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
||And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David
into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war
fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler,
whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift
as the roes upon the mountains;
||Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
||Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
||Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
||Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
||Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
||These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one
of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a
||These are they that went over Jordan in the first month,
when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight
all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward
||And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to
the hold unto David.
||And David went out to meet them, and answered and said
unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine
heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me
to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the
God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
||Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the
captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side,
thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be
to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David
received them, and made them captains of the band.
||And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came
with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped
them not: for the lords of the Philistines upon advisement
sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul to
the jeopardy of our heads.
||As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh,
Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad,
and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were
||And they helped David against the band of the rovers:
for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in
||For at that time day by day there came to David to help
him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
||And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready
armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the
kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
||The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were
six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
||Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the
war, seven thousand and one hundred.
||Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
||And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with
him were three thousand and seven hundred;
||And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his
father's house twenty and two captains.
||And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul,
three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had
kept the ward of the house of Saul.
||And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight
hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house
of their fathers.
||And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand,
which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
||And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had
understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;
the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren
were at their commandment.
||Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could
keep rank: they were not of double heart.
||And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with
shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
||And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight
thousand and six hundred.
||And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in
war, forty thousand.
||And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and
the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all
manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and
||All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a
perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel:
and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make
||And there they were with David three days, eating and
drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
||Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar
and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on
camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of
figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen,
and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
||And David made him houses in the city of David, and
prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a
||Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but
the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark
of God, and to minister unto him for ever.
||And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to
bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had
prepared for it.
||And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the
||Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren
an hundred and twenty:
||Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his
brethren two hundred and twenty:
||Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brethren
an hundred and thirty:
||Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his
brethren two hundred:
||Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren
||Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his
brethren an hundred and twelve.
||And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and
for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and
Eliel, and Amminadab,
||And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of
the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren,
that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto
the place that I have prepared for it.
||For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God
made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the
||So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to
bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
||And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon
their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded
according to the word of the LORD.
||And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint
their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick,
psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up
the voice with joy.
||So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of
his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of
Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
||And with them their brethren of the second degree,
Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel,
and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah,
and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the
||So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed
to sound with cymbals of brass;
||And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel,
and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with
psalteries on Alamoth;
||And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and
Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the
Sheminith to excel.
||And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he
instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
||And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
||And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and
Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the
priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God:
and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
||So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains
over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of
the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.
||And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that
bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered
seven bullocks and seven rams.
||And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all
the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and
Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David
also had upon him an ephod of linen.
||Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of
the LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and
with trumpets, and with cymbals, making a noise with
psalteries and harps.
||And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the
LORD came to the city of David, that Michal, the daughter of
Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and
playing: and she despised him in her heart.
||So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst
of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered
burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
||And when David had made an end of offering the burnt
offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in
the name of the LORD.
||And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman,
to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and
a flagon of wine.
||And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister
before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and
praise the LORD God of Israel:
||Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and
Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with
harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
||Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
||Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to
thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
||Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make
known his deeds among the people.
||Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his
||Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice
that seek the LORD.
||Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face
||Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his
wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
||O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob,
his chosen ones.
||He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the
||Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
commanded to a thousand generations;
||Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of
his oath unto Isaac;
||And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to
Israel for an everlasting covenant,
||Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the
lot of your inheritance;
||When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
||And when they went from nation to nation, and from one
kingdom to another people;
||He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved
kings for their sakes,
||Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no
||Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day
to day his salvation.
||Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous
works among all nations.
||For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he
also is to be feared above all gods.
||For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD
made the heavens.
||Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and
gladness are in his place.
||Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto
the LORD glory and strength.
||Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an
offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the
beauty of holiness.
||Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be
stable, that it be not moved.
||Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and
let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
||Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the
fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
||Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the
presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
||O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his
mercy endureth for ever.
||And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather
us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may
give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
||Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And
all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
||So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the
LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark
continually, as every day's work required:
||And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;
Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
||And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests,
before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was
||To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of
the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to
do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD,
which he commanded Israel;
||And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were
chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the
LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;
||And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and
cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical
instruments of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.
||And all the people departed every man to his house: and
David returned to bless his house.
||Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that
David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of
cedars, but the ark of the covenant of the LORD remaineth
||Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine
heart; for God is with thee.
||And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God
came to Nathan, saying,
||Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou
shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
||For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I
brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to
tent, and from one tabernacle to another.
||Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a
word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to
feed my people, saying, Why have ye not built me an house of
||Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the
sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou
shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
||And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast
walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee,
and have made thee a name like the name of the great men
that are in the earth.
||Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and
will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and
shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of
wickedness waste them any more, as at the beginning,
||And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my
people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies.
Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an
||And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that
thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up
thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will
establish his kingdom.
||He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his
throne for ever.
||I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will
not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that
was before thee:
||But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom
for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
||According to all these words, and according to all this
vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
||And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and
said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that
thou hast brought me hitherto?
||And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for
thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great
while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate
of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
||What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy
servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
||O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine
own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making
known all these great things.
||O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any
God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with
||And what one nation in the earth is like thy people
Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to
make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving
out nations from before thy people whom thou hast redeemed
out of Egypt?
||For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people
for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
||Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken
concerning thy servant and concerning his house be
established for ever, and do as thou hast said.
||Let it even be established, that thy name may be
magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of
Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy
servant be established before thee.
||For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt
build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his
heart to pray before thee.
||And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this
goodness unto thy servant:
||Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of
thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou
blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.
||Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the
Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns
out of the hand of the Philistines.
||And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's
servants, and brought gifts.
||And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as
he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
||And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven
thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also
houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an
||And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer
king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty
||Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the
Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the
LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
||And David took the shields of gold that were on the
servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
||Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of
Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon
made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of
||Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten
all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
||He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his
welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought
against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war
with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and
silver and brass.
||Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the
silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations;
from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon,
and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
||Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites
in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
||And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites
became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David
whithersoever he went.
||So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment
and justice among all his people.
||And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and
Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
||And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
||And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites
and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about
||Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of
the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his
||And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son
of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And
David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father.
So the servants of David came into the land of the children
of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
||But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun,
Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he
hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come
unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out
||Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them,
and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their
buttocks, and sent them away.
||Then there went certain, and told David how the men were
served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly
ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your
beards be grown, and then return.
||And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made
themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon
sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and
horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and
out of Zobah.
||So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the
king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before
Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves
together from their cities, and came to battle.
||And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the
host of the mighty men.
||And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle
in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that
were come were by themselves in the field.
||Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him
before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel,
and put them in array against the Syrians.
||And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of
Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array
against the children of Ammon.
||And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then
thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too
strong for thee, then I will help thee.
||Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves
valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and
let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.
||So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh
before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before
||And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were
fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and
entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
||And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse
before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the
Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain
of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
||And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and
passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle
in array against them. So when David had put the battle in
array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
||But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of
the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and
forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of
||And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were
put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David,
and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the
children of Ammon any more.
||And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
||And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people,
Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the
number of them to me, that I may know it.
||And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred
times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are
they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord
require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to
||Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab.
Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and
came to Jerusalem.
||And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto
David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and
an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four
hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
||But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.
||And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he
||And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because
I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the
iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
||And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
||Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer
thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it
||So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the
LORD, Choose thee
||Either three years' famine; or three months to be
destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine
enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the
LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the
LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now
therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to
him that sent me.
||And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me
fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his
mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
||So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell
of Israel seventy thousand men.
||And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and
as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him
of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is
enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood
by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
||And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the
LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn
sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David
and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth,
fell upon their faces.
||And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the
people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and
done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they
done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me,
and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they
should be plagued.
||Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to
David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the
LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
||And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake
in the name of the LORD.
||And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four
sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
||And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David,
and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to
David with his face to the ground.
||Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this
threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the
LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the
plague may be stayed from the people.
||And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my
lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give
thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing
instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I
give it all.
||And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy
it for the full price: for I will not take that which is
thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
||So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels
of gold by weight.
||And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and
offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon
the LORD; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the
altar of burnt offering.
||And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his
sword again into the sheath thereof.
||At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered
him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he
||For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the
wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at
that season in the high place at Gibeon.
||But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for
he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
||Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and
this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
||And David commanded to gather together the strangers
that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew
wrought stones to build the house of God.
||And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for
the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in
abundance without weight;
||Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and
they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
||And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and
the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be
exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all
countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So
David prepared abundantly before his death.
||Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to
build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
||And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in
my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:
||But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast
shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt
not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much
blood upon the earth in my sight.
||Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man
of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round
about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace
and quietness unto Israel in his days.
||He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my
son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the
throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
||Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou,
and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of
||Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and
give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep
the law of the LORD thy God.
||Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil
the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with
concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread
not, nor be dismayed.
||Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house
of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a
thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron
without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and
stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
||Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance,
hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of
cunning men for every manner of work.
||Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron,
there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the
LORD be with thee.
||David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help
Solomon his son, saying,
||Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given
you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of
the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the
LORD, and before his people.
||Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your
God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD
God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the
holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to
the name of the LORD.
||So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon
his son king over Israel.
||And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with
the priests and the Levites.
||Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty
years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by
man, was thirty and eight thousand.
||Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward
the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were
officers and judges:
||Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand
praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said
David, to praise therewith.
||And David divided them into courses among the sons of
Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
||Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
||The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham,
and Joel, three.
||The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran,
three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
||And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush,
and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
||And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but
Jeush and Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in
one reckoning, according to their father's house.
||The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel,
||The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was
separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he
and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to
minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.
||Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named
of the tribe of Levi.
||The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.
||Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.
||And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And
Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were
||Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.
||Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the
second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
||Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first and Jesiah the
||The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
Eleazar, and Kish.
||And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and
their brethren the sons of Kish took them.
||The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
||These were the sons of Levi after the house of their
fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted
by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the
service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty
years and upward.
||For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest
unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
||And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the
tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
||For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered
from twenty years old and above:
||Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron
for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and
in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things,
and the work of the service of the house of God;
||Both for the shewbread, and for the fine flour for meat
offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that which
is baked in the pan, and for that which is fried, and for
all manner of measure and size;
||And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD,
and likewise at even:
||And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the
sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by
number, according to the order commanded unto them,
continually before the LORD:
||And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle
of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and
the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the
service of the house of the LORD.
||Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The
sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
||But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no
children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the
||And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of
Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to
their offices in their service.
||And there were more chief men found of the sons of
Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and thus were they
divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief
men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons
of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
||Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another;
for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the
house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons
||And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the
Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and
Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and
before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites:
one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one
taken for Ithamar.
||Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to
||The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
||The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
||The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
||The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,
||The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
||The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
||The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
||The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
||The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
||The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth
||The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and
twentieth to Maaziah.
||These were the orderings of them in their service to
come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner,
under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had
||And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons
of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
||Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first
||Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth;
||And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the
second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
||Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah;
||The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of
||The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of
||The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and
Zaccur, and Ibri.
||Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
||Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
||The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth.
These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their
||These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the
sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok,
and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests
and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their
||Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to
the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of
Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries,
and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to
their service was:
||Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah,
and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph,
which prophesied according to the order of the king.
||Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri,
and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the
hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp,
to give thanks and to praise the LORD.
||Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and
||All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the
words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman
fourteen sons and three daughters.
||All these were under the hands of their father for song
in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and
harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the
king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.
||So the number of them, with their brethren that were
instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were
cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.
||And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small
as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
||Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the
second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were
||The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
||The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren,
||The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
||The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and
his brethren, were twelve:
||The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and
his brethren, were twelve.
||Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites
was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
||And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the
firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel
||Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the
||Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the
firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar
the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth.
||Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the
eighth: for God blessed him.
||Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled
throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty
men of valour.
||The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed,
Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and
||All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons
and their brethren, able men for strength for the service,
were threescore and two of Obededom.
||And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men,
||Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri
the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his
father made him the chief;)
||Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the
fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
||Among these were the divisions of the porters, even
among the chief men, having wards one against another, to
minister in the house of the LORD.
||And they cast lots, as well the small as the great,
according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
||And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for
Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and
his lot came out northward.
||To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of
||To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with
the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward
||Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day,
southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
||At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at
||These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of
Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
||And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the
house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated
||As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the
Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the
Gershonite, were Jehieli.
||The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which
were over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
||Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and
||And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was
ruler of the treasures.
||And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and
Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and
Shelomith his son.
||Which Shelomith and his brethren were over all the
treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and
the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds,
and the captains of the host, had dedicated.
||Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to
maintain the house of the LORD.
||And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish,
and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had
dedicated; and whosoever had dedicated any thing, it was
under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.
||Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the
outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
||And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men
of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among
them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the
business of the LORD, and in the service of the king.
||Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among
the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers.
In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought
for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at
Jazer of Gilead.
||And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and
seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers
over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of
Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of
||Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit,
the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds,
and their officers that served the king in any matter of the
courses, which came in and went out month by month
throughout all the months of the year, of every course were
twenty and four thousand.
||Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam
the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four
||Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the
captains of the host for the first month.
||And over the course of the second month was Dodai an
Ahohite, and of his course was Mikloth also the ruler: in
his course likewise were twenty and four thousand.
||The third captain of the host for the third month was
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his
course were twenty and four thousand.
||This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty,
and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his
||The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the
brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his
course were twenty and four thousand.
||The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the
Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
||The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of
Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four
||The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the
Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were
twenty and four thousand.
||The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
||The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the
Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
||The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the
Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
||The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah
the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his
course were twenty and four thousand.
||The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the
Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and
||Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the
Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites,
Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
||Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the
||Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of
Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
||Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali,
Jerimoth the son of Azriel:
||Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah:
of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
||Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of
Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
||Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the
princes of the tribes of Israel.
||But David took not the number of them from twenty years
old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase
Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
||Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished
not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither
was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king
||And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of
Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the
cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, was
Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:
||And over them that did the work of the field for tillage
of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
||And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over
the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi
||And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that
were in the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over
the cellars of oil was Joash:
||And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the
Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was
Shaphat the son of Adlai:
||Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over
the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
||And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these
were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
||Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise
man, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with
the king's sons:
||And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the
Archite was the king's companion:
||And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah,
and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
||And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the
princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies
that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over
the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the
stewards over all the substance and possession of the king,
and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men,
and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
||Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said,
Hear me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in
mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and
had made ready for the building:
||But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for
my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed
||Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the
house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he
hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of
Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my
father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
||And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many
sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne
of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.
||And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my
house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and
I will be his father.
||Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be
constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this
||Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the
congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God,
keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God:
that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an
inheritance for your children after you for ever.
||And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy
father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a
willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and
understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou
seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him,
he will cast thee off for ever.
||Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an
house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
||Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the
porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries
thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner
parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat,
||And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the
courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers
round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of
the treasuries of the dedicated things:
||Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and
for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD,
and for all the vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
||He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all
instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all
instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of
every kind of service:
||Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for
their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and
for the lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by
weight, both for the candlestick, and also for the lamps
thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.
||And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread,
for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of
||Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and
the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight
for every bason; and likewise silver by weight for every
bason of silver:
||And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and
gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that
spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant
of the LORD.
||All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in
writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this
||And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good
courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD
God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for
the service of the house of the LORD.
||And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites,
even they shall be with thee for all the service of the
house of God: and there shall be with thee for all manner of
workmanship every willing skilful man, for any manner of
service: also the princes and all the people will be wholly
at thy commandment.
||Furthermore David the king said unto all the
congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is
yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace
is not for man, but for the LORD God.
||Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of
my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the
silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of
brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of
wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones,
and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones,
and marble stones in abundance.
||Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house
of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and
silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and
above all that I have prepared for the holy house.
||Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of
Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to
overlay the walls of the houses withal:
||The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things
of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the
hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate
his service this day unto the LORD?
||Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes
of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds,
with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly,
||And gave for the service of the house of God of gold
five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver
ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand
talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
||And they with whom precious stones were found gave them
to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of
Jehiel the Gershonite.
||Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered
willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly
to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great
||Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the
congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of
Israel our father, for ever and ever.
||Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the
glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in
the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom,
O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
||Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest
over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine
hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
||Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy
||But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be
able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things
come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
||For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as
were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow,
and there is none abiding.
||O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to
build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine
hand, and is all thine own.
||I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and
hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness
of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and
now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here,
to offer willingly unto thee.
||O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our
fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the
thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart
||And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep
thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to
do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which
I have made provision.
||And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the
LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God
of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and worshipped
the LORD, and the king.
||And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and
offered burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after
that day, even a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, and a
thousand lambs, with their drink offerings, and sacrifices
in abundance for all Israel:
||And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with
great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king
the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the
chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.
||Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king
instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel
||And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the
sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto
Solomon the king.
||And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight
of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as
had not been on any king before him in Israel.
||Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
||And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty
years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and
three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
||And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and
honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
||Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold,
they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the
book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
||With all his reign and his might, and the times that
went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of