1 Chronicles 9

1 So all Yisrael were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Yisrael and Judah (Yehudah), who were carried away to Babylon (Bavel) for their transgression.

2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Yisraelis, the priests (kohanim), Levites (Lewiyim), and the temple servants (netinim).

3 And in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) dwelt of the children of Judah (Yehudah), and of the children of Benjamin (Binyamin), and of the children of Efrayim, and Menashsheh:

4 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 Judah (Yehudah).

5 And of the Shilonites: Asayah the firstborn, and his sons.

6 And of the sons of Zerah: Yeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.

7 And of the sons of Benjamin (Binyamin): Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodavyah, the son of Hasenuah,

8 And Yivneyah the son of Yeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Mikhri, and Meshullam the son of Shefatyah, the son of Reuel, the son of Yivniyah;

9 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.

10 And of the priests (kohanim): Yedayah, and Yehoyariv, and Yakhin,

11 And Azaryah the son of Chilqiyah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God (Elohim);

12 And Adayah the son of Yeroham, the son of Pashur, the son of Malkiyah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Yachzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;

13 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 (Elohim).

14 And of the Levites (Lewiyim): Shemayah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Chashavyah, of the sons of Merari;

15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattanyah the son of Mikhah, the son of Zikhri, the son of Asaph;

16 And Obadiah (Ovadyah) the son of Shemayah, the son of Galal, the son of Yedutun, and Verekhyah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;

18 Who hitherto waited in the king’s gate eastward; they were porters in the companies of the children of Lewi.

19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah (Qorach), 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 יהוה, were keepers of the entry.

20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and יהוה was with him.

21 And Zechariah (Zekharyahu) the son of Meshelemyah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

22 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 Dawid and Shemuel the seer did ordain in their set office.

23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of יהוה, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

25 And their brethren, who were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

26 For these Levites (Lewiyim), the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God (Elohim).

27 And they lodged round about the house of God (Elohim), because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

29 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 the spices.

30 And some of the sons of the priests (kohanim) made the ointment of the spices.

31 And Mattityah, one of the Levites (Lewiyim), who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans.

32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every Shabbat.

33 And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites (Lewiyim), who remaining in the chambers were free; for they were employed in that work day and night.

34 These chief fathers of the Levites (Lewiyim) were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

35 And in Giveon dwelt the father of Giveon, Yehiel, whose wife’s name was Maachah.

36 And his firstborn son Avdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadav,

37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah (Zekharyahu), and Mikloth.

38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), opposite their brethren.

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat Yonatan, and Malchishua, and Avinadav, and Eshbaal.

40 And the son of Yonatan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat Micah (Mikhah).

41 And the sons of Micah (Mikhah) were Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea, and Achaz.

42 And Achaz begat Yarah; and Yarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;

43 And Moza begat Binea; and Refayah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.

44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Yishmael, and Shearyah, and Obadiah (Ovadyah), and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel.