[1 Chronicles 1]
1:1 Adam, Seth, Enosh:
1:2 Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared:
1:3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech:
1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1:5 The sons of Japheth, Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech and Tiras.
1:6 And, the sons of Gomer, Ashkenaz, and Diphath, and Togarmah.
1:7 And, the sons of Javan, Elishah, and Tarshish, -- Kittim, and Rodanim.
1:8 The sons of Ham, Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
1:9 And, the sons of Cush, Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raama, and Sabteca. And, the sons of Raamah, Sheba, and Dedan.
1:10 And, Cush, begat Nimrod, -- he, began to be a mighty one in the earth.
1:11 And, Mizraim, begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
1:12 and Pathrusim, and Casluhim -- whence went forth the Philistines, and Caphtorim.
1:13 And, Canaan, begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth;
1:14 and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite;
1:15 and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite;
1:16 and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
1:17 The sons of Shem, Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram, -- and Uz, and Hul, and Gethur, and Meshech.
1:18 And, Arpachshad, begat Shelah, -- and, Shelah, begat Eber.
1:19 And, unto Eber, were born two sons, -- the name of the one, was Peleg, for, in his days, was the earth divided, and, the name of his brother, was Joktan.
1:20 And, Joktan, begat Almodad, and Sheleph, -- and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah;
1:21 and Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah;
1:22 and Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba;
1:23 and Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these, were the sons of Joktan.
1:24 Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah;
1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu;
1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah;
1:27 Abram -- the same, is Abraham.
1:28 The sons of Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael.
1:29 These, are their generations, -- the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth, then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam;
1:30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema;
1:31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These, are the sons of Ishmael.
1:32 And, the sons of Keturah, the concubine of Abraham, she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah, -- and, the sons of Jokshan, Sheba, and Dedan;
1:33 and, the sons of Midian, Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these, were the sons of Keturah.
1:34 So then Abraham begat Isaac, -- the sons of Isaac, were Esau and Israel.
1:35 the sons of Esau, Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jalam, and Korah.
1:36 The sons of Eliphaz, Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
1:37 The sons of Reuel, Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
1:38 And, the sons of Seir, Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, -- and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
1:39 And, the sons of Lotan, Hori, and Homam, -- and, Lotan's sister, was Timna.
1:40 The sons of Shobal, Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi and Onam. And, the sons of Zibeon, Aiah and Anah.
1:41 The sons of Anah, Dishon, -- and, the sons of Dishon, Hamran, and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
1:42 The sons of Ezer, Bilhan, and Zaavan, Jaakan. The sons of Dishan, Uz and Aran.
1:43 Now, these, are the kings, who reigned in the land of Edom, before there reigned a king of the sons of Israel, -- Bela the son of Beor, and, the name of his city, was Dinhabah.
1:44 And Bela died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Jobab son of Zerah, of Bozrah.
1:45 And Jobab died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Husham, of the land of the Temanites.
1:46 And Husham died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, and, the name of his city, was Avith.
1:47 And Hadad died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Samlah of Masrekah.
1:48 And Samlah died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Shaul, of Rehoboth by the River.
1:49 And Shaul died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Baal-hanan, the son of Achbor.
1:50 And Baal-hanan died, -- and there reigned in his stead, Hadad, and, the name of his city, was Pai, -- and, the name of his wife, was Mehetabel, daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab.
1:51 And Hadad died. And there were chiefs of Edom: chief Timna, chief Aliah, chief Jetheth;
1:52 chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon;
1:53 chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar;
1:54 chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These, were the chiefs of Edom.
[1 Chronicles 2]
2:1 These, are the sons of Israel, -- Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun;
2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher,
2:3 the sons of Judah, Er, and Onan, and Shelah, the three born to him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess, -- but Er the firstborn of Judah became wicked in the eyes of Yahweh, and he slew him.
2:4 And, Tamar his daughter-in-law, bare him, Perez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah, were five.
2:5 The sons of Perez, Hezron and Hamul.
2:6 And, the sons of Zerah, Zimri and Ethan, and Heman and Calcol and Dara, all of them, five.
2:7 And, the sons of Carmi, Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in a thing devoted.
2:8 And, the sons of Ethan, Azariah.
2:9 And, the sons of Hezron, who were born to him, Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Calubai.
2:10 And, Ram, begat Amminadab, -- and, Amminadab, begat Nahshon, leader of the sons of Judah.
2:11 And, Nahshon, begat Salma, and, Salma, begat Boaz;
2:12 and, Boaz, begat Obed, and, Obed, begat Jesse;
2:13 and, Jesse, begat -- his firstborn, Eliab, -- and Abinadab, the second, and Shimea, the third;
2:14 Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth;
2:15 Ozem, the sixth, David, the seventh.
2:16 And, their sisters, were Zeruiah and Abigail, -- and, the sons of Zeruiah, Abishai and Joab and Asahel, three,
2:17 And, Abigail, bare Amasa, -- and, the father of Amasa, was Jether the Ishmaelite.
2:18 And, Caleb son of Hezron, begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth, -- and, these, were her sons, Jesher and Shobab and Ardon.
2:19 And Azubah died, -- and Caleb took unto him Ephrath, and she bare to him Hur.
2:20 And, Hur, begat Uri, and, Uri, begat Bezalel.
2:21 And, afterward, Hezron went in unto the daughter of Machir, father of Gilead, and he took her when he was sixty years old, -- and she bare him Segub.
2:22 And, Segub, begat Jair, -- who came to have twenty-three cities, in the land of Gilead;
2:23 but Geshur and Aram took the towns of Jair from them, with Kenath and the villages thereof, sixty cities. All these, were the sons of Machir, father of Gilead.
2:24 And, after the death of Hezron, Caleb entered Ephrathah, -- and, the wife of Hezron, was Abiah, who bare him Ashur, father of Tekoa.
2:25 And the sons of Jerahmeel firstborn of Hezron were, the firstborn, Ram, -- and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem [of] Ahijah.
2:26 And Jerahmeel had another wife, whose name, was Atarah, -- the same, was the mother of Onam.
2:27 And the sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerameel, were, -- Maaz and Jamin, and Eker.
2:28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai and Jada, -- and, the sons of Shammai, Nadab and Abishur.
2:29 And, the name of the wife of Abishur, was Abihail, -- and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.
2:30 And, the sons of Nadab, Seled and Appaim, -- but Seled died without sons.
2:31 And, the sons of Appaim, Ishi, and, the sons of Ishi, Sheshan, and, the sons of Sheshan, Ahlai.
2:32 And, the sons of Jada, brother of Shammai, Jether, and Jonathan, -- but Jether died without sons.
2:33 And the sons of Jonathan, Peleth and Zaza. These, were the sons of Jerahmeel.
2:34 Now Sheshan had, no sons, but, daughters, -- and, Sheshan, had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha;
2:35 so Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant, to wife, -- and she bare him Attai.
2:36 And, Attai, begat Nathan, and, Nathan, begat Zabad;
2:37 and, Zabad, begat Ephlal, and, Ephlal, begat Obed;
2:38 and, Obed, begat Jehu, and, Jehu, begat Azariah;
2:39 and, Azariah, begat Helez, and, Helez, begat Eleasah;
2:40 and, Eleasah, begat Sismai, and, Sismai, begat Shallum;
2:41 and, Shallum, begat Jekamiah, and, Jekamiah, begat Elishama.
2:42 Now, the sons of Caleb, brother of Jerahmeel, were, Mesha his firstborn, the same, was the father of Ziph, -- and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
2:43 And, the sons of Hebron, Korah and Tappuah, and Rekem and Shema.
2:44 And, Shema, begat Raham, the father of Jorkeam, -- and, Rekem, begat Shammai.
2:45 And, the son of Shammai, was Maon, -- and, Maon, was the father of Beth-zur.
2:46 And, Ephah, the concubine of Caleb, bare Haran and Moza, and Gazez, -- and, Haran, begat Gazez.
2:47 And, the sons of Jahdai, Regem and Jotham and Geshan and Pelet, and Ephah and Shaaph.
2:48 A concubine of Caleb, Maacah, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah;
2:49 she also bare Shaaph, father of Madmannah, Sheva, father of Machbena, and father of Gibea, -- and, the daughter of Caleb, was Achsah.
2:50 These, were the sons of Caleb, sons of Hur, firstborn of Ephrathah, -- Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim;
2:51 Salma, the father of Bethlehem, Hareph, the father of Beth-gader.
2:52 And Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim had sons, -- Haroeh, half of the Menuhoth.
2:53 And, the families of Kiriath-jearim, were the Ithrites, and the Puthites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites, -- from these, came the Zorathites, and the Eshtaolites.
2:54 The sons of Salma, were Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Atrothbeth-joab, -- and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites;
2:55 and the families of scribes who dwelt at Jabez, the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, the Sucathites. The same, are the Kenites who came in from Hammath, father of the house of Rechab.
[1 Chronicles 3]
3:1 Now, these, were the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron, -- the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, the second, Daniel, by Abigail the Carmelitess;
3:2 the third, Absalom, son of Maacah, daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur, -- the fourth, Adonijah, son of Haggith;
3:3 the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital, -- the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah his wife:
3:4 six born to him in Hebron, and he reigned there, seven years and six months. And, thirty and three years, reigned he, in Jerusalem.
3:5 And, these, were born to him in Jerusalem, Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon -- four, by Bathshua, daughter of Ammiel;
3:6 and Ibhar, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
3:7 and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
3:8 and Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet -- nine.
3:9 All, sons of David, -- besides sons of concubines, and, Tamar, their sister.
3:10 And, the son of Solomon, was Rehoboam, -- Abijah his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son;
3:11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son;
3:12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son;
3:13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son;
3:14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.
3:15 And, the sons of Josiah, the firstborn, Johanan, the second, Jehoiakim, -- the third, Zedekiah, the fourth, Shallum.
3:16 And, the sons of Jehoiakim, -- Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
3:17 And, the sons of Jeconiah the captive, Shealtiel his son;
3:18 and Malchiram, and Pedaiah, and Shenazzar, -- Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
3:19 And, the sons of Pedaiah, Zerubbabel, and Shimei, -- and, the sons of Zerubbabel, Meshullam, and Hananiah, and, Shelomith, was their sister;
3:20 and Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab-hesed -- five.
3:21 And, the sons of Hananiah, Pelatiah, and Jeshaiah, -- the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah;
3:22 and, the sons of Shecaniah, Shemaiah, -- and, the sons of Shemaiah, Hattush, and Igal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat -- six;
3:23 and, the son of Neariah, Elioenai, and Hizkiah, and Azrikam -- three;
3:24 and, the sons of Elioenai, Hodaviah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Delaiah, and Anani -- seven.
[1 Chronicles 4]
4:1 the sons of Judah, Perez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
4:2 And, Reaiah son of Shobal, begat Jahath, and, Jahath, begat Ahumai, and Lahad. These, are the families of the Zorathites.
4:3 And, these, were the sons of Etam, Jezreel and Ishma, and Idbash, -- and, the name of their sister, was Hazzelelponi;
4:4 and Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer, the father of Hushah. These, are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.
4:5 And, Ashhur the father of Tekoa, had two wives, -- Helah, and Naarah.
4:6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzzam and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These, were the sons of Naarah.
4:7 And, the sons of Helah, were Zereth, Izhar, and Ethnan.
4:8 And, Koz, begat Anub, and Zobebah, -- and the families of Aharhel, the son of Harum.
4:9 Now it came to pass that Jabez [="he causes pain"] was more honourable than his brethren, -- but, his mother, had called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with pain.
4:10 So then Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldst, indeed bless, me, and enlarge my boundary, and that thy hand might be with me, -- and that thou wouldst work [to deliver me] from evil, that it be not my pain. And God brought about that which he asked.
4:11 And, Chelub the brother of Shuhah, begat Mehir, the same, was the father of Eshton.
4:12 And, Eshton, begat Beth-rapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of Ir-nahash. These, are the men of Recah.
4:13 And, the sons of Kenaz, were Othniel, and Seraiah, -- and, the sons of Othniel, Hathath.
4:14 And, Meonothai, begat Ophrah, -- and, Seraiah, begat Joab, the father of Ge-harashim, for they were, craftsmen.
4:15 And, the sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh, were Iru, Elah, and Naam, -- -and the sons of Elah and Kenaz.
4:16 And, the sons of Jehallelel, Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
4:17 And, the sons of Ezrah, Jether and Mered, and Epher and Jalon. And, these, are the sons of Bithia, daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took, -- and she conceived and bare Miriam and Shammai, and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa.
4:18 And, his wife, the Jewess, bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel, the father of Zanoah.
4:19 And, the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah, the Garmite, -- and Eshtemoa, the Maacathite.
4:20 And, the sons of Shimon, Amnon, and Rinnah, Ben-hanan and Tilon. And, the sons of Ishi, Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth.
4:21 the sons of Shelah, the son of Judah, 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;
4:22 and Jokim, and the men of Cozeba, and Joash, and Saraph who ruled for Moab, and Jashubi-lehem, -- but, the records, are ancient.
4:23 They, were the potters and the inhabitants of Netaim, and Gederah, -- with the king in his work, dwelt they there.
4:24 The sons of Simeon, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul:
4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
4:26 And, the sons of Mishma, Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
4:27 And, Shimei, had sixteen sons, and six daughters, but, his brethren, had not many children, -- nor did, any of their family, multiply so much as the sons of Judah.
4:28 And they dwelt in Beer-sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar-shual;
4:29 and in Bilhah, and in Ezem, and in Tolad;
4:30 and in Bethuel, and in Hormah, and in Ziklag;
4:31 and in Beth-marcaboth, and in Hazar-susim, and in Beth-biri, and in Shaaraim. These, were their cities unto the reign of David.
4:32 And, their villages, were Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, and Ashan, -- five cities;
4:33 and all their villages that were round about these cities, as far as Baal. These, were their habitations, and they had their own genealogical register.
4:34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah;
4:35 and Joel, -- and Jehu, the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel:
4:36 and Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah:
4:37 and Ziza, son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah.
4:38 These, introduced by their names, were leading men in their families. And, their ancestral house, brake forth exceedingly;
4:39 so they went to the entering in of Gerar, unto the east of the valley, -- to seek pasture for their flocks;
4:40 and they found pasture, fat and good, and, the land, was broad on both hands, and quiet, and secure, -- for, of Ham, were the dwellers there aforetime.
4:41 But these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the Meunim who were found there, and devoted them, until this day, and dwelt in their stead, -- for there was pasture for their flocks, there.
4:42 And, some of them, of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, five hundred men, -- with Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, sons of Ishi, at their head;
4:43 and they smote the remainder that had escaped, of the Amalekites, -- and dwelt there -- [as they have] unto this day.
[1 Chronicles 5]
5:1 And the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, for, he, was the firstborn, but because he defiled the couch of his father, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph son of Israel, -- and he is not to be enrolled in the place of firstborn,
5:2 for, Judah, prevailed over his brethren, so that, even the prince, is from him, -- although, the birthright, pertaineth to Joseph;
5:3 the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
5:4 The sons of Joel, Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son;
5:5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son;
5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive, -- he, was a leader to the Reubenites;
5:7 and his brethren, by his families, in the genealogical registering, by their generations, -- the chief Jeiel, and Zechariah;
5:8 and Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, -- he, dwelt in Aroer, even as far as Nebo, and Baal-meon;
5:9 and, eastward, dwelt he as far as the entering in of the desert, from the river Euphrates, -- because, their cattle, were multiplied in the land of Gilead;
5:10 and, in the days of Saul, they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, -- so they dwelt in their tents, over all the face of the land east of Gilead.
5:11 And, the sons of Gad, over against them, dwelt, in the land of Bashan, as far as Salecah:
5:12 Joel the chief, and Shapham, the second, -- and Janai and Shaphat, in Bashan;
5:13 and their brethren of their ancestral house, Michael and Meshullam and Sheba and Jorai and Jacan and Zia and Eber, seven.
5:14 These, were the sons of Abihail, son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jehishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz,
5:15 Ahi son of Abdiel, son of Guni, chief of their ancestral house;
5:16 and they dwelt in Gilead -- in Bashan, and in her villages, -- and in all the pasture-lands of Sharon, up to their outgoings.
5:17 All of them, were genealogically registered in the days of Jotham king of Judah, -- and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
5:18 the sons of Reuben and Gad, and half tribe of Manasseh, of the sons of valour, men bearing shield and sword and bending the bow, and instructed in war, were forty-four thousand and seven hundred and sixty, ready to go forth in the host.
5:19 So they made war with the Hagrites, -- and Jetur and Naphish, and Nodab;
5:20 and were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all that were with them were delivered into their hand, -- for, unto God, made they outcry, in the war, and he suffered himself to be entreated by them, because they put their trust in him;
5:21 and they captured their cattle -- their camels, fifty thousand, and, flocks, two hundred and fifty thousand, and, asses, two thousand, -- and, persons of men, a hundred thousand;
5:22 for, many slain, fell, for, of God, was the war, -- and they dwelt in their stead, until the captivity.
5:23 And, the sons of the half tribe of Manasseh, dwelt in the land, -- from Bashan, as far as to Baal-hermon and Senir and Mount Hermon, they, were multiplied.
5:24 And, these, were the heads of their ancestral house, -- Epher and Ishi and Eliel and Azriel and Jeremiah and Hodaviah and Jahdiel, men who were heroes of valour, men of renown, chiefs to their ancestral house.
5:25 But they dealt unfaithfully with the God of their fathers, -- and went unchastely after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed from before them;
5:26 so the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he took them away captive, even the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh, -- and brought them in unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, unto this day.
[1 Chronicles 6]
6:1 The sons of Levi, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
6:2 And, the sons of Kohath, Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
6:3 And, the children of Amram, Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam, -- and, the sons of Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
6:4 Eleazar, begat Phinehas, Phinehas, begat Abishua;
6:5 and, Abishua, begat Bukki, and, Bukki, begat Uzzi;
6:6 and, Uzzi, begat Zerahiah, and, Zerahiah, begat Meraioth;
6:7 Meraioth, begat Amariah, and, Amariah, begat Ahitub;
6:8 and, Ahitub, begat Zadok, and, Zadok, begat Ahimaaz;
6:9 and, Ahimaaz, begat Azariah, and, Azariah, begat Johanan,
6:10 and, Johanan, begat Azariah, -- he, it was who ministered as priest, in the house which Solomon built in Jerusalem;
6:11 and Azariah begat Amariah, -- and, Amariah, begat Ahitub;
6:12 and, Ahitub, begat Zadok, and, Zadok, begat Shallum;
6:13 and, Shallum, begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah, begat Azariah;
6:14 and, Azariah, begat Seraiah, and, Seraiah, begat Jehozadak;
6:15 and, Jehozadak, departed, when Yahweh carried away Judah and Jerusalem into captivity, -- by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
6:16 The sons of Levi, Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
6:17 And, these, are the names of the sons of Gershom, Libni and Shimei.
6:18 And, the sons of Kohath, were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
6:19 The sons of Merari, Mahli and Mushi. And, these, are the families of Levi by their fathers:
6:20 To Gershom, pertained Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
6:21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.
6:22 The sons of Kohath, Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son;
6:23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son;
6:24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
6:25 And, the sons of Elkanah, Amasai, and Ahimoth.
6:26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah, Zophai his son, and Nahath his son;
6:27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
6:28 And, the sons of Samuel, the firstborn, [Joel], and, the second, Abiah.
6:29 the sons of Merari, Mahli, -- Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son;
6:30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
6:31 And, these, are they whom David caused to stand, as the servants of song, in the house of Yahweh, when he had given rest unto the ark;
6:32 so they became attendants before the habitation of the tent of meeting, with song, until Solomon built the house of Yahweh, in Jerusalem, -- and they took their stand according to their prescribed manner over their work.
6:33 Yea, these, are they who stood, with their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites, Heman the singer, son of Joel, son of Samuel,
6:34 son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah, --
6:35 son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasai: --
6:36 son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah, --
6:37 son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah; --
6:38 son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel.
6:39 And, his brother Asaph who stood on his right hand, Asaph son of Berechiah, son of Shimea, --
6:40 son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah, --
6:41 son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah; --
6:42 son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimei, --
6:43 son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi.
6:44 And, the sons of Merari, their brethren, on the left hand, Ethan son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch; --
6:45 son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah, --
6:46 son of Amzi, son of Bani, son o Shemer; --
6:47 son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi.
6:48 Howbeit, their brethren, the Levites, were given, for all the work of the habitation, of the house of God.
6:49 But, Aaron and his sons, were to make perfume upon the altar of ascending-sacrifice, and upon the altar of incense, according to all the service of the holy of holies, -- even for putting a propitiatory-covering over Israel, according go all that, Moses, the servant of God, commanded.
6:50 And, these, are the sons of Aaron, -- Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son, --
6:51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son, --
6:52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son, --
6:53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
6:54 And, these, are their dwelling-places, according to their encampments, in their boundary, -- pertaining to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, for, theirs, was the lot:
6:55 so they gave them Hebron, in the land of Judah, and the pasture lands thereof, round about it;
6:56 but, the field-land of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb son of Jephunneh.
6:57 And, to the sons of Aaron, gave they, the cities of refuge -- Hebron, and Libnah, with her pasture lands, -- and Jattir and Eshtemoa, with her pasture lands;
6:58 and Hilen with her pasture lands, Debir, with her pasture lands;
6:59 and Ashan, with her pasture lands, and Bethshemesh, with her pasture lands;
6:60 and, out of the tribe of Benjamin, Geba, with her pasture lands, and Allemeth, with her pasture lands, -- and Anathoth, with her pasture lands; -- all their cities, were thirteen cities, throughout their families.
6:61 And, unto the rest of the sons of Kohath -- of the families of the tribe of Ephraim and of the tribe of Dan, and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, by lot ten cities.
6:62 And, to the sons of Gershom, by their families -- out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
6:63 And, unto seas of Merari, by their families -- out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, by lot twelve cities.
6:64 So then the sons of Israel gave, to the Levites, -- the cities and the pasture lands thereof;
6:65 yea they gave, by lot, out of the tribe of the sons of Judah, and out of the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities which are mentioned by name.
6:66 But, as for some of the families of the sons of Kohath, they had the cities of their lot, out of the tribe of Ephraim;
6:67 and they gave unto them the cities of refuge -- Shechem and her pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, -- and Gezer, with her pasture lands;
6:68 and Jokmeam, with her pasture lands, and Beth-heron, with her pasture lands;
6:69 and Aijalon, with her pasture lands, and Gath-rimmon, with her pasture lands;
6:70 and, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner, with her pasture lands, and Bileam, with her pasture lands, -- for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.
6:71 Unto the sons of Gershom -- out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan, with her pasture lands, -- and Ashtaroth, with her pasture lands.
6:72 And, out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh, with her pasture lands, -- Daberath, with her pasture lands;
6:73 and Ramoth, with her pasture lands, and Anem, with her pasture lands.
6:74 And, out of the tribe of Asher, Mashal, with her pasture lands, -- and Abdon, with her pasture lands;
6:75 and Hukok, with her pasture lands, -- and Rehob, with her pasture lands.
6:76 And, out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee, with her pasture lands, and Hammon, with her pasture lands, -- and Kiryathaim, with her pasture lands.
6:77 Unto the rest of the sons of Merari -- out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono, with her pasture lands, -- Tabor, with her pasture lands.
6:78 And, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east of the Jordan -- out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness, with her pasture lands, -- and Jahzah, with her pasture lands;
6:79 and Kedemoth, with her pasture lands, and Mephaath, with her pasture lands.
6:80 And, out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead, with her pasture lands, -- and Mahanaim, with her pasture lands;
6:81 and Heshbon, with her pasture lands, and Jazer, with her pasture lands.
[1 Chronicles 7]
7:1 And, to the sons of Issachar, belonged, Tola and Push, Jashib and Shimron, four.
7:2 And, the sons of Tola, were Uzzi and Rephaiah and Jeriel and Jahmai and Ibsam and Shemuel, chiefs of their ancestral house, pertaining to Tola, heroes of valour, in their generations, -- their number, in the days of David, twenty-two thousand and six hundred.
7:3 And, the sons of Uzzi, Izrahiah, -- and, the sons of Izrahiah, Michael and Obadiah and Joel, Isshiah -- five, chiefs, all of them;
7:4 and, with them by their generations, pertaining to their ancestral house, were bands of a host for war, thirty-six thousand, -- for they had many wives and sons;
7:5 and, their brethren, of all the families of Issachar, heroes of great valour, were eighty-seven thousand, when they had, all, registered themselves.
7:6 Benjamin, Bela and Becher and Jediael, three.
7:7 And, the sons of Bela, Ezbon and Uzzi and Uzziel and Jerimoth and Iri, five, chiefs of the ancestral house, heroes of great valour, -- who, when they had registered themselves, were twenty-two thousand and thirty-four,
7:8 And, the sons of Becher, Zemirah and Joash and Eliezer and Elioenai and Omri, and Jeremoth and Abijah, and Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these, were sons of Becher.
7:9 And, when they had registered themselves by their generations, the chiefs of their ancestral house, the heroes of valour, were twenty thousand and two hundred.
7:10 And, the sons of Jediael, Bilhan, -- and, the sons of Bilhan, Jeish and Benjamin and Ehud and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tarshish, and Ahishahah.
7:11 All these -- sons of Jediael, by ancestral chiefs, heroes of great valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred, ready to go forth as a host to war: --
7:12 Shuppim also and Huppim, sons of Ir, Hushim sons of Aher.
7:13 the sons of Naphtali, Jahziel and Guni, and Jezer and Shallum, sons of Bilhah.
7:14 The sons of Manasseh, Asriel, whom, [his wife] bare, -- his concubine, the Syrian, bare Machir the father of Gilead;
7:15 and, Machir, took a wife pertaining to Huppim and Shuppim, and, the name of his sister, was Maacah, and, the name of the second, Zelophehad, -- and, Zelophehad, had, daughters.
7:16 So then Maacah, wife of Machir, bare a son, and called his name Peresh, and, the name of his brother, was Sheresh, -- and, his sons, were Ulam and Rakem;
7:17 and, the sons of Ulam, Bedan. These, were the sons of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh.
7:18 And, his sister, Hammolecheth, bare Ishhod, and Abiezer, and Mahlah.
7:19 And, the sons of Shemida, were Ahian and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.
7:20 And, the sons of Ephraim, Shuthelah, -- and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eleadah his son, and Tahath his son;
7:21 and Zabad his son and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, -- but the men of Gath who had been born in the land slew them, because they had come down to take away their cattle.
7:22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, -- and his brethren came to comfort him.
7:23 And he went in unto his wife, and she conceived, and bare a son, -- and he called his name, Beriah, because, in misfortune, was she in his house.
7:24 And, his daughter, was Sheerah, who built Beth-horon the nether and the upper, -- and Uzzen-sheerah.
7:25 And Rephah his son, and Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son, --
7:26 Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, --
7:27 Non his son, Joshua his son.
7:28 And, their possessions, and their dwellings, were Bethel, and the villages thereof; and, eastward, Naaran, and, westward, Gezer, and the villages thereof, and Shechem, and the villages thereof, -- as far as Aiyah, and the villages thereof; --
7:29 and, on the sides of the sons of Manasseh, Beth-shean and the villages thereof, Taanach and the villages thereof, Megiddo and the villages thereof, Dor and the villages thereof. In these, dwelt the sons of Joseph, son of Israel.
7:30 The sons of Asher, Imnah, and Ishvah, and Ishvi and Beriah, -- and Serah their sister.
7:31 And, the sons of Beriah, Heber, and Malchiel, -- the same, was the father of Birzaith.
7:32 And, Heber, begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, -- and, Shua, their sister.
7:33 And, the sons of Japhlet, Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These, were the sons of Japhlet.
7:34 And, the sons of Shemer, Ahi, and Rohgah, Jahbah, and Aram.
7:35 And, the sons of Helem, his brother, Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh and Amal.
7:36 The sons of Zophah, Suah and Harnepher, and Shual and Beri, and Imrah, --
7:37 Bezer and Hod, and Shamma and Shilshah, and Ithran and Beera.
7:38 And, the sons of Jether, Jephunneh, and Pispa, and Ara.
7:39 And, the sons of Ulla, Arah, and Hanniel, and Rizia.
7:40 All these, were sons of Asher, chiefs of the ancestral house, choice men, heroes of great valour, chiefs of the leaders, -- and, when they registered themselves, in host, for war, the number of the men, was twenty-six thousand.
[1 Chronicles 8]
8:1 And, Benjamin, begat Bela his firstborn, -- Ashbel, the second, and Aharah, the third, --
8:2 Nohah, the fourth, and Rapha, the fifth.
8:3 And Bela had sons -- Addar, and Gera, and Abihud, --
8:4 and Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah, --
8:5 and Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
8:6 And, these, are the sons of Ehud, -- these, are the ancestral chiefs to the inhabitants of Geba, but they were carried away captive, unto Manahath;
8:7 and, as for Naaman and Ahijah and Gera, the same, carried them captive, -- and he begat Uzza and Ahihud.
8:8 And, Shaharaim, begat children in the field of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.
8:9 Then begat he, of Hodesh his wife, -- Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcam;
8:10 and Jeuz, and Sachia, and Mirmah, -- these, were his sons, ancestral chiefs.
8:11 And, of Hushim, he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
8:12 And, the sons of Elpaal, Eber, and Misham, and Shemed, -- he, built Ono, and Lod, and the villages thereof.
8:13 And, as for Beriah and Shema, they, were ancestral chiefs to the inhabitants of Aijalon, -- they, put to flight the inhabitants of Gath;
8:14 and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth, --
8:15 and Zebadiah, and Arad, and Eder, --
8:16 and Michael, and Ishpah, and Joha, sons of Beriah, --
8:17 and Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hizki, and Heber, --
8:18 and Ishmerai, and Izliah, and Jobab, sons of Elpaal, --
8:19 and Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi --
8:20 and Elienai, and Zillethai, and Eliel, --
8:21 and Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, sons of Shimei, --
8:22 and Ishpan, and Eber, and Eliel, --
8:23 and Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan, --
8:24 and Hananiah, and Elam, and Anthothijah, --
8:25 and Iphdeiah, and Penuel, sons of Shashak, --
8:26 and Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah, --
8:27 and Jaareshiah, and Elijah, and Zichri, sons of Jeroham:
8:28 these, were ancestral chiefs to their generations, chief men, -- these, dwelt in Jerusalem;
8:29 And, in Gibeon, dwelt the father of Gibeon [Jeiel], the name of whose wife, was Maacah, --
8:30 and his firstborn son, Abdon, and Zur and Kish, and Baal and Ner and Nadab, --
8:31 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zecher.
8:32 And, Mikloth, begat Shimeah, -- moreover also, they, over against their brethren, did dwell in Jerusalem, with their own brethren.
8:33 So then, Ner, begat Kish, and, Kish, begat Saul, -- and, Saul, begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
8:34 And, the son of Jonathan, was Merib-baal, -- and, Merib-baal, begat Micah.
8:35 And, the sons of Micah, were Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.
8:36 And, Ahaz, begat Jehoaddah, and, Jehoaddah, begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri, -- and, Zimri, begat Moza;
8:37 and, Moza, begat Binea, -- Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
8:38 And, Azel, had six sons, and, these, were their names -- Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obediah, and Hanan and Asah, -- all these, were sons of Azel.
8:39 And, the sons of Eshek his brother, were Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
8:40 And the sons of Ulam became men that were heroes of valour, archers, with many sons, and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All these, were of the sons of Benjamin.
[1 Chronicles 9]
9:1 And, all Israel, registered themselves, and lo! they are written, in the Book of the Kings of Israel, and, Judah, was carried away captive to Babylon, for their faithlessness.
9:2 Now, the first inhabitants, who were in their possessions, in their cities, were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.
9:3 And, in Jerusalem, there dwelt, of the sons of Judah, and of the sons of Benjamin, -- and of the sons of Ephraim, and Manasseh:
9:4 Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, of the sons of Perez, son of Judah.
9:5 And, of the Shilonites, Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
9:6 And, of the sons of Zerah, Jeuel, -- and their brethren, six hundred and ninety.
9:7 And, of the sons of Benjamin, Sallu, son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;
9:8 and Ibneiah, son of Jeroham, and Elah, son of Uzzi, son of Michri, -- and Meshullam, son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah;
9:9 and their brethren, by their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six, -- all these men, were ancestral chiefs, to their ancestral house.
9:10 And, of the priests, Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, --
9:11 and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, chief ruler of the house of God;
9:12 and Adaiah, son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah, -- and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer;
9:13 and their brethren, chief men of their ancestral house, a thousand and seven hundred and sixty, -- able men, for the business of the service of the house of God.
9:14 And, of the Levites, Shemaiah, son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
9:15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, -- and Mattaniah, son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph;
9:16 and Obadiah, son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, -- and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
9:17 And, the keepers of the gates, were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, -- and their brethren -- Shallum the chief;
9:18 and, hitherto, they were in the gate of the king, eastward, -- the same, were the keepers of the gate, for the camps of the sons of Levi.
9:19 And, Shallum, son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah and his brethren of his ancestral house -- the Korahites, were over the business of the service, watchers at the vestibule of the tent, -- and, their fathers, had been over the camp of Yahweh, watchers at the entrance.
9:20 And, Phinehas son of Eleazar, was, chief ruler, over them aforetime, Yahweh, being with him.
9:21 Zechariah son of Meshelemiah, was door-keeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
9:22 All those who were chosen for door-keepers in the vestibule, were two hundred and twelve, -- the same, in their villages, had registered themselves, the same, did David and Samuel the seer establish in their trust.
9:23 So, they and their sons, were over the gates of the house of Yahweh, of the house of the tent, by watches.
9:24 Towards the four winds, were the keepers of the gates, -- eastward, westward, northward, and southward.
9:25 And, their brethren in their villages, had to come in, every seven days, from time to time, along with these.
9:26 For, in trust, were four mighty men of the keepers of the gates, the same, were Levites, -- and they were over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God.
9:27 And, round about the house of God, used they to lodge, -- for, upon them, was the charge, and they were over the setting open, morning by morning.
9:28 And, some from among them, were over the utensils of the service, -- for, by number, used they to bring them in, and, by number, used they to take them forth.
9:29 And, some from among them, were appointed over the utensils, yea over all the vessels of the holy place, -- and over the fine meal, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
9:30 And, some from among the sons of the priests, were compounders of perfumes, with the spices.
9:31 And, Mattithiah, from among the Levites, -- the same, was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite -- was in trust over the making of the flat cakes.
9:32 And, some from among the Kohathites, of their brethren, were over the Bread that was set in Array, -- to place it sabbath by sabbath.
9:33 These, also were the singers, ancestral chiefs of the Levites, in the chambers, free, -- for, by day and by night, was there [a charge] upon them, in the business.
9:34 These, were the ancestral chiefs, of the Levites, by their generations, chief men, -- these, dwelt in Jerusalem.
9:35 And, in Gibeon, dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, -- the name of whose wife, was Maacah:
9:36 and, his firstborn son, Abdon, -- and Zur, and Kish, and Baal and Ner, and Nadab;
9:37 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloh.
9:38 And, Mikloth, begat Shimeam -- and, they also, over against their brethren, did dwell in Jerusalem, along with their brethren.
9:39 And, Ner, begat Kith, and, Kish, begat Saul, -- and, Saul, begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal;
9:40 and, the son of Jonathan, was Merib-baal, -- and, Merib-baal, begat Micah;
9:41 and, the sons of Micah, were Pithon, and Melech, and Tahrea [and Ahaz] ;
9:42 and, Ahaz, begat Jarah, and, Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri, -- and Zimri, begat Moza;
9:43 and, Moza, begat Binea, -- and Raphaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son;
9:44 and, Azel, had six sons, and these are their names -- Azrikam, [his firstborn], and Ishmael, and Sheariah and Obadiah, and Hanan, [and Asah] . These, were the sons of Azel.
[1 Chronicles 10]
10:1 Now, the Philistines, fought against Israel, -- and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and the wounded fell in Mount Gilboa.
10:2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons, -- and the Philistines smote Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, sons of Saul.
10:3 And the battle, went sore, against Saul, and the archers discovered him with the bow, -- and he was terrified because of the archers.
10:4 Therefore said Saul unto his armour-bearer, Draw out thy sword and thrust me through therewith, lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would not, for he feared greatly, -- so then Saul took the sword, and fell upon it.
10:5 And, when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, then, he also, fell upon the sword, and died.
10:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and, all his house, together, died.
10:7 And, when all the men of Israel that were in the vale saw, that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then forsook they their cities, and fled, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
10:8 And it came to pass, on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, -- that they found Saul, and his sons, lying prostrate in Mount Gilboa.
10:9 So they stript him, and took his head, and his armour, -- and sent throughout the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it to their idols, and to the people.
10:10 And they put his armour, in the house of their gods, -- but, his skull, fastened they up, in the house of Dagon.
10:11 And, when all Jabesh-Gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,
10:12 then rose up all the men of valour, and took away the corpse of Saul, and the corpses of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, -- and buried their bodies under the terebinth, in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
10:13 Thus died Saul, for his unfaithfulness wherewith he dealt unfaithfully against Yahweh, over the word of Yahweh, which he kept not, -- and, also, in asking by necromancy when he desired to enquire;
10:14 and enquired not of Yahweh, wherefore he slew him, -- and turned round the kingdom unto David, son of Jesse.
[1 Chronicles 11]
11:1 Then did all Israel gather themselves together to David, unto Hebron, saying, -- Lo! thy bone and thy flesh, are we.
11:2 Moreover also, in time past even when Saul was king, thou, wast he that led out and brought in Israel, -- and Yahweh thy God said unto thee, Thou, shalt shepherd my people Israel, Yea, thou, shalt be chief ruler, over my people Israel.
11:3 Thus came all the elders of Israel unto the king, to Hebron, and David solemnised to them a covenant in Hebron, before Yahweh, -- and they anointed David to be king over Israel, according to the word of Yahweh, through Samuel.
11:4 Then went David and all Israel to Jerusalem, the same, was Jebus, -- where were the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land.
11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said unto David, Thou shalt not come in hither, -- But David captured the citadel of Zion, the same, is the city of David.
11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites, first, shall become a chief, and a ruler, -- So then Joab son of Zeruiah, went up first, and became a chief.
11:7 And David dwelt in the citadel, -- for this cause, did they call it, The City of David.
11:8 And he built the city round about, from Millo even as far as the circuit, -- but, Joab, suffered the remainder of the city to live.
11:9 Thus did David wax greater and yet greater, -- and, Yahweh of Hosts, was with him.
11:10 Now, these, are the chiefs of the heroes, that pertained to David, who held strongly with him in his kingdom, with all Israel, to make him king, -- according to the word of Yahweh, concerning Israel.
11:11 And, this, is the number of the heroes who pertained to David, -- Jashobeam son of a Hachmonite, chief of the thirty, the same, brandished his spear over three hundred -- slain at one time.
11:12 And, after him, was Eleazar son of Dodai, the Ahohite, -- he, was among the three heroes;
11:13 he, was with David in Pas-dammim, where, the Philistines, were gathered together to battle, and there was a field-plot full of barley, -- and, the people, fled, from before the Philistines;
11:14 so they took their stand in the midst of the plot and rescued it, and smote the Philistines, -- and Yahweh wrought a great victory.
11:15 And three of the thirty chiefs went down upon the rock, unto David, into the cave of Adullam, -- a host of Philistines, being encamped in the vale of Rephaim.
11:16 Now, David, then was in the stronghold, -- and, a garrison of Philistines, then was in Bethlehem.
11:17 And David longed, and said -- Who will give me to drink of the water, out of the well of Bethlehem, that is within the gate?
11:18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was within the gate, and bare it, and brought it in unto David, -- yet would not David drink it, but poured it out unto Yahweh;
11:19 and said -- Far be it from me, of my God, that I should do this! The blood of these men, shall I drink, with their lives? For, with their lives, have they brought it! So he would not drink it. These things, did the three heroes.
11:20 And, Abishai brother of Joab -- he, was the chief of three, he, having brandished his spear against three hundred -- who were slain, -- and so, he, had a name among three.
11:21 Of the three in the second rank, was he honourable, therefore became he their captain, -- though, unto the [first] three, did he not attain.
11:22 Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, son of a man of valour, hero of many a deed, from Kabziel -- he, smote the two [sons] of Ariel of Moab, he, also went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit, in time of snow;
11:23 he, also smote an Egyptian, a man of [great] stature, five cubits, and, in the hand of the Egyptian, was a spear like a weaver's beam, so he went down unto him with a staff, -- and wrested the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slew him with his spear.
11:24 These things, did Benaiah son of Jehoiada, so, he, had a name among three heroes.
11:25 Among the thirty, lo! honourable, was he, but, unto the [first] three, did he not attain, -- howbeit David set him over his council.
11:26 Now, the heroes of the forces, were, -- Asahel, brother of Joab, Elhanan, son of Dodo, of Bethlehem;
11:27 Shammoth, the Harorite, Helez the Paltite;
11:28 Ira, son of Ikkesh, the Tekoite, Abiezer, the Anathothite;
11:29 Sibbecai, the Hushathite, Ilai, the Ahohite;
11:30 Maharai, the Netophathite, Heled, son of Baanah, the Netophathite;
11:31 Ithai, son of Ribai, of Gibeah, of the sons of Benjamin, -- Benaiah, the Pirathonite;
11:32 Hurai, of the torrents of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite;
11:33 Azmaveth, the Baharumite, Eliahba, the Shaalbonite;
11:34 the sons of Hashem, the Gizonite, Jonathan, son of Shageh, the Hararite;
11:35 Ahiam, son of Sacar, the Hararite, Eliphal, son of Ur;
11:36 Hepher, the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite;
11:37 Hezro, the Carmelite, Naarai, son of Ezbai;
11:38 Joel, brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri;
11:39 Zelek, the Ammonite, -- Naharai, the Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab son of Zeruiah;
11:40 Ira, the Ithrite, Gareb, the Ithrite;
11:41 Uriah, the Hittite, Zabad son of Ahlai;
11:42 Adina, son of Shiza, the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites and over the thirty;
11:43 Hanan, son of Maacah, and Joshaphat, the Mithnite;
11:44 Uzzia, the Ashterathite, -- Shama, and Jeiel, sons of Hotham, the Aroerite;
11:45 Jediael, son of Shimri, and Joha, his brother, the Tizite;
11:46 Eliel, the Mahavite, and Jeribai and Joshaviah, sons of Elnaam, -- and Ithmah the Moabite;
11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel, of Zobah.
[1 Chronicles 12]
12:1 Now these, are they who came unto David, to Ziklag, he yet being shut up, because of Saul son of Kish, -- and, they, were among the heroes, helpers in the war;
12:2 armed with the bow, using right hand or left with stones, and with arrows in the bow, -- of the brethren of Saul, out of Benjamin:
12:3 the chief, Ahiezer, and Joash, sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite, and Jeziel and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth, -- and Beracah, and Jehu the Anathothite;
12:4 and Ishmaiah, the Gibeonite, a hero among the thirty, and over the thirty, -- and Jeremiah and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad, the Gederathite;
12:5 Eluzai and Jerimoth and Bealiah and Shemariah, and Shephatiah, the Haruphite;
12:6 Elkanah and Isshiah, and Azarel, and Joezer and Jashobeam, the Korahites;
12:7 and Joelah and Zebadiah, sons of Jeroham, of Gedor.
12:8 And, of the Gadites, there separated themselves unto David, to the stronghold towards the desert, heroes of valour, men of war, for battle, men that could handle shield and spear, -- and, faces of lions, were their faces, and, like gazelles upon the mountains, were they, for swiftness:
12:9 Ezer, the chief, Obadiah, the second, -- Eliab, the third;
12:10 Mashmannah, the fourth, Jeremiah, the fifth;
12:11 Attai, the sixth, Eliel the seventh;
12:12 Johanan, the eighth, Elzabad, the ninth;
12:13 Jeremiah, the tenth, Machbannai, the eleventh.
12:14 These, were of the sons of Gad, chiefs of the host, -- one to a hundred, the least, and, the greatest, to a thousand.
12:15 These, are they who passed over the Jordan, in the first month, when, it, was full, over all its banks, -- and they put to flight all them of the vales, to the east and to the west.
12:16 And there came, of the sons of Benjamin, and Judah, as far as the stronghold, unto David.
12:17 And David went forth to meet them, and responded, and said to them, If, peaceably, ye are come unto me, to help me, I shall have towards you, a heart for unity, -- but, if to betray me to mine adversaries, there being no violence in my hands, may the God of our fathers see and rebuke!
12:18 Then, the spirit, clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, Thine, O David, Yea, with, thee, O son of Jesse! Prosperity, prosperity to thee, And prosperity to thy helpers, For thy God, hath helped thee: So David accepted them, and set them among the chiefs of the band.
12:19 And, of Manasseh, there fell away unto David, when he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle, but they helped them not, -- for the lords of the Philistines advisedly sent him away, saying, At the price of our heads, he might fall away to his master, Saul.
12:20 When he went into Ziklag, there fell away unto him, of Manasseh, Adnah and Jozabad, and Jediael and Michael and Jozabad, and Elihu and Zillethai, -- chiefs of the thousands that pertained to Manasseh;
12:21 and, they, helped with David, against the [marauding] band, for, heroes of valour, were they all, -- and they became captains in the host;
12:22 for, from day to day, there came unto David, to help him, -- until it was a great camp, like a camp of God.
12:23 And, these, are the numbers of the chiefs armed for war, they came unto David, to Hebron, -- to turn round the kingdom of Saul unto him, according to the bidding of Yahweh:
12:24 Sons of Judah, bearers of shield and spear, six thousand and eight hundred, armed for war.
12:25 Of sons of Simeon, heroes of valour for the war, seven thousand, and one hundred.
12:26 Of the sons of Levi, four thousand, and six hundred.
12:27 And Jehoiada, was chief ruler for Aaron, -- and, with him, three thousand and seven hundred;
12:28 and Zadok, a young man, a hero of valour, -- and the house of his father, captains twenty and two.
12:29 And, of the sons of Benjamin, brethren of Saul, three thousand, -- and, hitherto, the greater part of them, had been keeping the charge of the house of Saul.
12:30 And, of the sons of Ephraim, twenty thousand, and eight hundred, -- heroes of valour, men of renown, to their ancestral house.
12:31 And, of the half tribe of Manasseh, eighteen thousand, who were distinguished by name, coming in to make David king.
12:32 And, of the sons of Issachar, such as were of good understanding of the times, to know what Israel, should do, their chiefs, were two hundred, and, all their brethren, were at their bidding.
12:33 Of Zebulun -- such as were ready to go forth in host, expert for battle with all weapons of war, fifty thousand, -- and for setting in array, not of two minds!
12:34 And, of Naphtali, a thousand captains, -- and, with them, with shield and spear, thirty-seven thousand.
12:35 And, of the Danite, expert for war, twenty-eight thousand, and six hundred.
12:36 And, of Asher, such as were ready to go forth in host to set in array for battle, forty thousand.
12:37 And, from over the Jordan, of the Reubenites and Gadites and half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of weapons of war for battle, a hundred and twenty thousand.
12:38 All these, being men of war, expert in setting in battle-array, with a perfect heart, came to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel, -- moreover also, all the rest of Israel, were of one heart to make David king.
12:39 So they were there, with David, three days, eating and drinking, -- for their brethren had made preparation for them.
12:40 Moreover also, they who were near of kin unto them, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, were bringing bread, on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen, meal-food, cakes of figs and cakes of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep -- in abundance, -- for there was joy Israel.
[1 Chronicles 13]
13:1 And David consulted with the rulers of thousands and hundreds, even with every chief ruler.
13:2 And David said to all the convocation of Israel, If, unto you, it seemeth to be good, and from Yahweh our God, we will urgently send unto our brethren who remain in all the lands of Israel, and, with them, the priests and the Levites in their pasture-land cities, -- that they may gather together unto us;
13:3 and let us bring round the ark of our God, unto us, -- For they sought it not, in the days of Saul.
13:4 Than said all the convocation, that it should be done thus, -- for right was the thing, in the eyes of all the people.
13:5 So David convoked all Israel, from Shihor of Egypt, even unto the entering in of Hamath, -- to bring the ark of God from Kiriath-jearim.
13:6 And David went up and all Israel to Baalah, unto Kiriath-jearim, which pertaineth to Judah, -- to bring up from thence, the ark of God -- Yahweh who inhabiteth the cherubim, on which is called the Name.
13:7 And they carried the ark of God, upon a new wagon, out of the house of Aminadab, -- and, Uzza and Ahio, were driving the waggon.
13:8 And, David and all Israel, were dancing for joy before God, with all boldness, and with songs and with lyres, and with harps and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
13:9 And, when they came as far as the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza thrust forth his hand, to seize the ark, for the oxen were restive.
13:10 Then was kindled the anger of Yahweh against Uzza, and he smote him, because he thrust forth his hand unto the ark, -- and he died there, before God.
13:11 And it was a sadness unto David, that Yahweh had broken in with a breach against Uzza, -- and he called that place Perez-uzza, [as it is called] unto this day.
13:12 And David was afraid of God, on that day, saying, -- How can I bring unto me, the ark of God?
13:13 So David removed not the ark unto him, into the city of David, -- but took it aside into the house of Obed-edom, the Gittite.
13:14 And the ark of God remained with the household of Obed-edom, in his house, three months, -- and Yahweh blessed the household of Obed-edom, and all that he had.
[1 Chronicles 14]
14:1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers unto David, and timber of cedars, with masons and artificers, to build for him a house.
14:2 So David perceived, that Yahweh, had confirmed him, as king over Israel, -- that his kingship was exalted, for the sake of his people Israel.
14:3 And David took more wives, in Jerusalem, -- and David begat more sons and daughters.
14:4 Now, these, are the names of them who were born, whom he had in Jerusalem, -- Shammua and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon;
14:5 and Ibhar and Elishua, and Elpelet;
14:6 and Nogah and Nepheg, and Japhia;
14:7 and Elishama and Beeliada, and Eliphelet.
14:8 And, when the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek to secure David, -- and David, hearing, went out against them.
14:9 Now, the Philistines, had come and spread themselves out, in the vale of Rephaim.
14:10 Then David asked of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And Yahweh said to him, Go up, and I will deliver them into thy hand.
14:11 So they came up in Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and David said, God hath broken forth against mine enemies by my hand, like the breaking forth of waters, -- For this cause, called they the name of that place, Baal-perazim.
14:12 And they left their gods there, -- and David gave the word, and they were burned up in fire.
14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves out in the vale.
14:14 So David, asked again, of God, and God said to him, Thou shalt not go up after them, -- get thee round, away from them, so shalt thou come in upon them, over against the mulberry-trees;
14:15 and it shall be, when thou hearest a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, then, shalt thou go forth into the battle, -- for God will have gone forth before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
14:16 So David did as God commanded him, -- and they smote the host of the Philistines, from Gibeon even unto Gezer.
14:17 And the name of David went forth, throughout all the lands, -- and, Yahweh, put the dread of him upon all the nations.
[1 Chronicles 15]
15:1 And he made him houses, in the city of David, -- and prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
15:2 Then, said David, None must carry the ark of God, save the Levites, -- for, of them, did Yahweh make choice, to bear the ark of Yahweh, and to attend it, unto times age-abiding.
15:3 So David convoked all Israel, unto Jerusalem, -- to bring up the ark of Yahweh, unto the place thereof, which he had prepared for it.
15:4 And David gathered together the sons of Aaron, and the Levites:
15:5 Of the sons of Kohath, Uriel the chief, and his brethren, one hundred and twenty;
15:6 of the sons of Merari, Asaiah the chief, and his brethren, two hundred and twenty;
15:7 of the sons of Gershom, Joel the chief, and his brethren, one hundred and thirty;
15:8 of the sons of Elizaphan, Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren, two hundred;
15:9 of the sons of Hebron, Eliel the chief, and his brethren, eighty;
15:10 of the son of Uzziel, Amminadab the chief, and his brethren, a hundred and twelve.
15:11 Then called David, for Zadok and for Abiathar, the priests, -- and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah and Joel, Shemaiah and Eliel, and Amminadab;
15:12 and said unto them, Ye, are the chiefs of the fathers of the Levites, -- Hallow yourselves, ye and your brethren, so shall ye bring up the ark of Yahweh -- God of Israel, into [the place] I have prepared for it.
15:13 Because, at the first, ye, did not [bring it], Yahweh our God brake forth against us, because we sought him not in the appointed way.
15:14 So the priests and the Levites hallowed themselves, -- to bring up the ark of Yahweh, God of Israel.
15:15 And the sons of the Levites bare the ark of God, just as Moses commanded, according to the word of Yahweh, -- on their shoulder, with the staves upon them.
15:16 And David spake to the chiefs of the Levites, to station their brethren the singers, with instruments of song, harps and lyres, and cymbals, -- sounding aloud at the lifting up of the voice, for joy.
15:17 So the Levites caused to stand, Heman son of Joel, and, of his brethren, Asaph, son of Berechiah, -- and, of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan, son of Kushaiah;
15:18 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 Eliphelehu, and Mickneiah, and Obed-edom and Jeiel, the door-keepers.
15:19 And, the singers, Heman, Asaph and Ethan, with cymbals of bronze, were to sound aloud;
15:20 and Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah and Benaiah, -- with harps, over the trebles;
15:21 and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel and Azaziah, -- with lyres over the bass, to take the lead.
15:22 And, Chenaniah the leader of the Levites, in the service, used to give instructions in the service, because skilful was he.
15:23 And, Berechiah and Elkanah, were door-keepers to the ark.
15:24 And, Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, were blowing with the trumpets, before the ark of God, -- and, Obed-edom and Jehiah, were door-keepers, to the ark.
15:25 Thus, it was, David and the elders of Israel, and the rulers of thousands, who were going, to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, out of the house of Obed-edom, with joy.
15:26 And so it was that, when God helped the Levites, who were bearing the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, they sacrificed seven bullocks and seven rams.
15:27 Now, David, was wrapped about with a robe of byssus, with all the Levites who were bearing the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the leader of the service rendered by the singers, -- but, upon David, was an ephod of white linen.
15:28 So, all Israel, were bringing up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, with shouting, and with sound of the horn, and with trumpets, and with cymbals, -- sounding aloud, with harps, and lyres.
15:29 And so it was that, when the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came in as far as the city of David, -- and Michal daughter of Saul looked forth through the window, and saw King David, dancing and playing, that she despised him in her heart.
[1 Chronicles 16]
16:1 So they brought in the ark of God, and placed it in the midst of the tent, which David had pitched for it, -- and they brought near ascending-sacrifices and peace-offerings, before God.
16:2 And, when David had made an end of offering the ascending-sacrifices, and the peace-offerings, he blessed the people, in the name of Yahweh.
16:3 And he apportioned, to every one of Israel, both man and woman, -- to every one, a loaf of bread, and a sweet drink, and a raisin cake.
16:4 And he placed before the ark of Yahweh certain of the Levites, as attendants, -- and to celebrate, and to give thanks and render praise, unto Yahweh, God of Israel;
16:5 Asaph the chief, and, second to him, Zechariah, -- Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with instruments of harps, and with lyres, and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud:
16:6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel, the priests, -- with trumpets continually, before the ark of the covenant of God.
16:7 On that day, then, David gave [these songs] in chief, to give thanks unto Yahweh, -- through Asaph, and his brethren: --
16:8 Give ye thanks to Yahweh, Call upon his name, Make known among the peoples, his doings;
16:9 Sing ye to him, Make music unto him, Speak ye of all his wonders.
16:10 Boast yourselves in his holy name, Joyful be the heart of them who are seeking Yahweh.
16:11 Search out Yahweh, and his power, Seek diligently his face, at all times.
16:12 Remember his wonders which he hath done, His splendid deeds, and the just decisions of his mouth.
16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, sons of Jacob his chosen ones:
16:14 Yahweh himself, is our God, through all the land, are his just decisions.
16:15 Remember yea to times age-abiding, his covenant, the word he hath commanded, to a thousand generations;
16:16 Which he solemnised with Abraham, and his oath, to Isaac;
16:17 And confirmed it, unto Jacob, for a statute, unto Israel, as a covenant age-abiding:
16:18 Saying, To thee, will I give the land of Canaan, as your inherited portion:
16:19 While, as yet, ye were men who could be counted, a very few, and sojourners therein:
16:20 And they wandered from nation to nation, and from one kingdom, to another people:
16:21 He suffered no man to oppress them, And reproved -- for their sakes -- kings!
16:22 Ye may not touch mine Anointed ones, And, to my Prophets, may ye do no wrong.
16:23 Sing to Yahweh, all the earth, Tell the tidings, from day to day, of his salvation:
16:24 Recount, among the nations, his glory, among all the peoples, his wonders.
16:25 For great is Yahweh, and worthy to be mightily praised, and to be revered is he above all gods;
16:26 For, all the gods of the peoples, are things of nought, but, Yahweh, made, the heavens.
16:27 Praise and majesty, are before him, Strength and joy, are in his dwelling-place.
16:28 Give to Yahweh, ye families of the peoples, Give to Yahweh, glory and strength:
16:29 Give to Yahweh, the glory of his name, -- Bring ye a present, and enter before him, Bow down to Yahweh, in the adornment of holiness:
16:30 Tremble at his presence, all the earth, But the world, shall be established, it shall not be shaken.
16:31 Let the heavens rejoice, and the earth exult, Let them say among the nations, Yahweh, hath become king!
16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof, Let the field leap for joy, and all that is therein:
16:33 Then, shall shout in triumph, the trees of the forest, before Yahweh, for he is coming, to judge the earth.
16:34 Give ye thanks unto Yahweh, For he is good, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us and deliver us, from among the nations, -- that we may give thanks unto thy holy name, that we may triumph aloud in thy praise.
16:36 Blessed be Yahweh, God of Israel, from one age even to another age. Then said all the people, Amen, And gave praise to Yahweh.
16:37 So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brethren, -- to be in attendance before the ark continually, for the duty of a day on its day;
16:38 and Obed-edom with his brethren, sixty-eight, -- and Obed-edom son of Jedithun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;
16:39 and Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the habitation of Yahweh, -- in the high place that was in Gibeon:
16:40 to offer ascending-sacrifices unto Yahweh, upon the altar of ascending-sacrifice, -- continually, morning and evening, -- even according to all that is written in the law of Yahweh, which he commanded concerning Israel;
16:41 and, with them, Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest of the chosen ones, who were distinguished by name, -- to give thanks unto Yahweh, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness!
16:42 And, with them, Heman and Jeduthun, [with] the trumpets, and the cymbals, for sounding aloud, and the instruments for the songs of God, -- and the sons of Jeduthun, for the gate.
16:43 And all the people departed, every man to his house, -- and David went round, to bless his own household.
[1 Chronicles 17]
17:1 And it came to pass, when David had taken up his abode in his house, that David said unto Nathan the prophet, Lo! I, am dwelling in a house of cedars, but, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, is under curtains.
17:2 Then said Nathan unto David, All that is in thy heart, do, -- for, God, is with thee.
17:3 But so it was that, in that night, the word of God came unto Nathan, saying:
17:4 Go and say unto David my servant, Thus, saith Yahweh, -- Thou, shalt not build me a house, to dwell in;
17:5 seeing that I have not dwelt in a house, since the day that I brought up Israel, until this day, -- but have been from tent to tent, and without a habitation.
17:6 Wheresoever I have wandered with all Israel, spake I ever, a word, with one of the judges of Israel, whom I charged to shepherd my people, saying, -- Wherefore have ye not built me a house of cedars?
17:7 Now, therefore, thus, shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, I myself, took thee from the pasture, from after the flock, -- to become leader over my people Israel;
17:8 and was with thee whithersoever thou didst go, and have out off all thine enemies, from before thee, -- and will make thee a name, like the name of the great ones, who are in the earth;
17:9 and will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall inhabit their place, and be unsettled no more, -- neither shall the sons of perversity again wear them out, as at the first;
17:10 even from the days when I put judges in charge over my people Israel, and have subdued all thine enemies, -- that I might make thee great, yea, a house, will Yahweh build for thee.
17:11 And it shall be that, when thy days are fulfilled, to sleep with thy fathers, then will I raise up thy seed after thee, who shall be of thy sons, -- and I will establish his kingdom.
17:12 He, shall build me a house, -- and I will establish his throne unto times age-abiding.
17:13 I, will become his father, and, he, shall become my son, -- and, my lovingkindness, will I not cause to depart from him, -- as I caused it to depart from him who was before thee;
17:14 but I will cause him to remain over my house and over my kingdom, unto times age-abiding, -- and, his throne, shall be established, unto times age-abiding.
17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so, spake Nathan unto David.
17:16 Then entered King David, and tarried before Yahweh, -- and said, Who am, I, O Yahweh God, and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto;
17:17 and hast made this seem little in thine eyes, O God, in that thou hast spoken concerning the house of thy servant, for a great while to come? Thus wilt thou provide for me, according to the rank of manhood, and hast exalted me, O Yahweh God!
17:18 What, yet further, can David say unto thee, [thus] to honour thy servant, -- seeing that, thou thyself, knowest, thine own servant?
17:19 O Yahweh, for the sake of thy servant, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all this great thing, -- making known all the great things.
17:20 O Yahweh, there is none like unto thee, yea there is no God besides thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
17:21 Who then is like thy people Israel, a nation alone in the earth, -- whom God went to redeem, to be his own people, to make for thyself a name for great and fearful things, to drive out, nations, from before thy people, whom thou didst redeem out of Egypt;
17:22 and didst appoint thy people Israel for thyself as a people, unto times age-abiding, -- thou thyself, also, O Yahweh, becoming their God?
17:23 Now, therefore, O Yahweh, the word which thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, be it steadfast unto times age-abiding, -- and do as thou hast spoken:
17:24 yea let it be steadfast, and so let thy Name be magnified unto times age-abiding, saying, Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, is a God to Israel! seeing that, the house of David thy servant, is established before thee.
17:25 For, thou, O my God, hast unveiled the ear of thy servant, that thou wilt build for him a house, -- for this cause, hath thy servant found [it in his heart] to pray before thee.
17:26 Now, therefore, O Yahweh, thou, art God, -- therefore hast thou spoken concerning thy servant this goodness.
17:27 Now, therefore, let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be unto times age-abiding before thee, -- for, thou O Yahweh, hast blessed, and it is to be blessed unto times age-abiding.
[1 Chronicles 18]
18:1 And it canto to pass, after this, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, -- and took Gath and her villages, out of the hand of the Philistines.
18:2 And he smote Moab, -- and the Moabites became servants to David, bearers of a present.
18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah, towards Hamath, -- as he went to establish his hold of the river Euphrates.
18:4 And David captured from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, -- and David destroyed all the chariots, saving that he reserved from them a hundred chariots.
18:5 And, when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David smote of the Syrians, twenty-two thousand men.
18:6 And David put [garrisons] in Syria of Damascus, and so it was that the Syrians became, David's, servants, bearers of a present, -- so Yahweh gave victory to David, whithersoever he went.
18:7 And David took the shields of gold, that were upon the servants of Hadarezer, -- and brought them to Jerusalem;
18:8 also, from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadarezer, David took very much bronze, -- therewith, did Solomon make the sea of bronze, and the pillars, and the vessels of bronze.
18:9 And, when Tou, king of Hamath, heard that David had smitten all the force of Hadarezer king of Zobah,
18:10 he sent Hadoram his son unto King David, to ask after his welfare, and to bless him, because he had made war against Hadarezer and had smitten him, for, a man making wars against Tou, had been Hadarezer, -- and [he had with him] all manner of vessels of gold and silver and bronze;
18:11 them also, did King David hallow unto Yahweh, with the silver and the gold, that he bare away from all the nations, -- from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
18:12 Moreover, Abishai, son of Zeruiah, smote Edom, in the Valley of Salt, -- eighteen thousand;
18:13 and set, in Edom, garrisons, and all Edom became servants unto David, -- and Yahweh gave David the victory, whithersoever he went.
18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, -- and he was executing justice and righteousness for all his people;
18:15 and, Joab, son of Zeruiah, was over the army, -- and, Jehoshaphat, son of Elihud, was recorder;
18:16 and, Zadok, son of Ahitub, and Abimelech son of Abiathar, were priests, -- and, Shavsha, was scribe;
18:17 and, Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, was over the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, -- and, the sons of David, were first, in attendance on the king.
[1 Chronicles 19]
19:1 And it came to pass, after this, that Nahash king of the sons of Ammon died, -- and Hanun his son reigned in his stead.
19:2 Then said David -- I will show lovingkindness unto Hanun, son of Nahash, -- for his father shewed unto me lovingkindness. So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father, -- and the servants of David came into the land of the sons of Ammon unto Hanun, to console him.
19:3 Then said the rulers of the sons of Ammon unto Hanun, Doth David honour thy father in thine eyes, that he hath sent to thee comforters? Is it not, for the sake of exploring and overthrowing, and spying out the land, that his servants have come to thee?
19:4 So Hanun took the servants of David, and shaved them, and cut off their upper garments in the middle, as far as their parts of shame, -- and let them go.
19:5 And people went and told David, concerning the men, so he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed, -- and the king said -- Tarry at Jericho, until your beards be grown, and then return.
19:6 And, when the sons of Ammon saw, that they had made themselves odious with David, Hanun and the sons of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver, to hire for themselves -- out of Mesopotamia, and out of Aram-maacah, and out of Zobah, -- chariots, and horsemen.
19:7 So they hired for themselves thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah, and his people, who came and pitched before Medeba, -- and the sons of Ammon gathered themselves together out of their cities, and entered into the war.
19:8 Now, when David heard, he sent Joab and all the army of heroes.
19:9 And the sons of Ammon came out, and set in array for the battle, at the opening of the city, -- whereas, the kings who had come, were by themselves, in the field.
19:10 So, when Joab saw that the battle confronted him, before and behind, -- he chose out of all the choice in Israel, and set in array to meet the Syrians;
19:11 and, the rest of the people, delivered he into the hand of Abishai his brother, -- and they set in array, to meet the sons of Ammon.
19:12 And he said -- If, too strong for me, be the Syrians, then shalt thou come to my help, -- but, if, the sons of Ammon, be too strong for thee, then will I help thee.
19:13 Be strong, and let us put forth our strength, for the sake of our people, and for the sake of the cities of our God, -- and let, Yahweh, do, what is good in his own eyes.
19:14 Then did Joab, and all the people who were with him, draw near before the Syrians unto the battle, -- and they fled from before him.
19:15 And, when, the sons of Ammon, saw that the Syrians had fled, then fled, they also, from before Abishai his brother, and entered the city, -- and Joab came to Jerusalem.
19:16 And when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated before Israel, then sent they messengers, and brought out the Syrians who were Beyond the River, -- with Shophach captain of the army of Hadarezer, before them.
19:17 And it was told David, and he gathered together all Israel, and crossed the Jordan, and came unto them, and set in array against them, -- and, when David had set in array against the Syrians for battle, they fought with him.
19:18 And the Syrians fled from before Israel, and David slew of the Syrians [the men of] seven thousand chariots, and forty thousand footmen, -- and, Shophach captain of the army, he put to death.
19:19 And, when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were defeated before Israel, they made peace with David and served him, -- neither would the Syrians help the sons of Ammon any more.
[1 Chronicles 20]
20:1 And it came to pass, at the time of the turn of the year, at the time of the going forth of kings, that Joab led forth the force of the army, and laid waste the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah, but, David, was tarrying in Jerusalem, -- and Joab smote Rabbah, and overthrew it.
20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it weighed a talent of gold, and, therein, were precious stones, and it was [set] on the head of David, -- and, the spoil of the city, brought he forth, in great abundance;
20:3 and, the people that were therein, brought he forth, and cut with the saw and with threshing sledges of iron and with axes, thus also, used David to do unto all the cities of the son of Ammon, -- and David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
20:4 And it came to pass, after this, that there was yet again a battle in Gezer, with the Philistines, -- then, Sibbecai the Hushathite smote Sippai of the children of the giants, and they were subdued.
20:5 And there again came to be a battle with the Philistines, -- and Elhanan son of Jair smote Lahmi, brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear, was like a weaver's beam.
20:6 And there again came to be war with Gath, -- where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes, six on each hand and foot, were four and twenty, and, he also, had been born unto the giant.
20:7 But, when he reproached Israel, Jonathan, son of Shimea brother of David, smote him.
20:8 These, were born unto the giant in Gath, -- but they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
[1 Chronicles 21]
21:1 Then the accuser stood up, against Israel, -- and moved David, to number Israel.
21:2 And David said unto Joab and unto the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel, from Beer-sheba even unto Dan, -- and bring [the report] unto me, that I may know the number of them.
21:3 Then said Joab, May Yahweh add unto his people, as many as they are, a hundred times, but are they not, my lord O king, all of them my lord's, as servants? wherefore should my lord seek this? wherefore should it become guilt to Israel?
21:4 But, the word of the king, prevailed against Joab, -- and Joab departed, and went to and fro throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
21:5 And Joab delivered the sum of the number of the people, unto David, -- and all Israel was found to be a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand men, who drew sword, and Judah, four hundred and seventy thousand men, who drew sword.
21:6 But, Levi and Benjamin, counted he not among them, -- for detestable was the word of the king unto Joab.
21:7 And it was displeasing in the eyes of God, concerning this thing, -- therefore smote he Israel.
21:8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing, -- but, now, I beseech thee, take away the iniquity of thy servant, for I have shown myself very foolish.
21:9 Then spake Yahweh unto Gad, the seer of David saying:
21:10 Go -- and thou shalt speak unto David, saying, Thus, saith Yahweh, Three things, do I offer thee, -- choose thee one from among them, that I may do it unto thee.
21:11 So Gad came unto David, -- and said to him, Thus, saith Yahweh,
21:12 Choose thee: -- Whether, for three years, [there be] famine, Or, for three months, that thou flee before thine adversaries, while the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee, Or, for three days, the sword of Yahweh, and pestilence be in the land, with, the messenger of Yahweh, laying waste throughout all the boundary of Israel, -- Now, therefore, see, what, answer, I shall return unto him that sent me.
21:13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait, -- Oh let me fall, I pray thee, into the hand of Yahweh, for abounding are his compassions, exceedingly, but, into the hand of man, let me not fall.
21:14 So Yahweh laid pestilence, upon Israel, -- and there fell, of Israel, seventy thousand men.
21:15 And God sent a messenger to Jerusalem, to lay it waste, but, as he was laying it waste, Yahweh looked, and relented concerning the calamity, and said unto the messenger who was laying waste, Enough! now, stay thy hand. And, the messenger of Yahweh, was standing by the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
21:16 And, when David lifted up his eyes, and saw the messenger of Yahweh, standing, between the earth and the heavens, and his sword drawn, in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem, then fell David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, upon their faces.
21:17 And David said unto God, Was it not, I, who gave word to number the people? Yea, I, it was who sinned and did the great wrong, what then had, these sheep, done? O Yahweh, my God, let thy hand, I beseech thee, be against me, and against the house of my father, but not against, thy people, that they should be plagued!
21:18 And, the messenger of Yahweh, commanded Gad, to say unto David, -- that David should go up, to rear an altar unto Yahweh, in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
21:19 So David went up, according to the word of Gad, which he spake in the name of Yahweh.
21:20 And Ornan turned, and saw the messenger, but, his four sons with him, were hiding themselves, -- now, Ornan, had been threshing wheat.
21:21 Then came David unto Ornan, -- and Ornan looked, and saw David, and went forth out of the threshing-floor, and bowed himself unto David, with his face to the ground.
21:22 And David said unto Ornan, Grant me the place of the threshing-floor, that I may build thereon an altar, unto Yahweh, -- for silver in full, shalt thou grant it me, that the plague may be stayed from off the people.
21:23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do what is good in his own eyes, -- see! I have given the oxen for ascending-sacrifices, and, the threshing implements for wood, and the wheat for a meal-offering, -- the whole, have I given.
21:24 Then said King David to Ornan, Nay! but I will, surely buy, it for silver in full, -- for I will not take that which is thine for Yahweh, nor offer an ascending-sacrifice that hath cost me nothing.
21:25 So David gave to Ornan, for the place, -- shekels of gold, by weight, six hundred.
21:26 And David built there an altar unto Yahweh, and caused to go up ascending-sacrifices, and peace-offerings, -- and called unto Yahweh, and he responded to him, by fire, out of the heavens, upon the altar of ascending-sacrifice.
21:27 And Yahweh gave word to tile messenger, and he put back his sword into its sheath.
21:28 At that time, when David saw that Yahweh had answered him in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
21:29 But, the habitation of Yahweh, which Moses made in the desert, and the altar of ascending-sacrifice, were, at that time, in the high place at Gibeon;
21:30 and David could not go before it, to seek God, -- for he had been terrified, because of the sword of the messenger of Yahweh.
[1 Chronicles 22]
22:1 Then said David, This, is the house of Yahweh God, -- and, this, is the altar of ascending-sacrifice, for Israel.
22:2 And David gave word, to gather together the sojourners, who were in the land of Israel, -- and he set hewers to hew squared stones, for building the house of God;
22:3 and, iron in abundance, for nails for the doors of the gates, and for hooks, did David prepare, -- and bronze in abundance, without weight;
22:4 and cedar-trees, even without number, -- for the Zidonians and the Tyreans brought cedar-trees in abundance, unto David.
22:5 And David said, Solomon my son, is young and tender, and, the house to be built, must be great and lofty and famous and beautiful, for all lands, -- oh let me then prepare for it. So David prepared abundantly, before his death.
22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, -- and charged him, to build a house, for Yahweh, God of Israel.
22:7 And David said to Solomon his son, -- As for me, it was, near my heart, to build a house for the Name of Yahweh my God;
22:8 but the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, Blood in abundance, hast thou shed, and, great wars, hast thou made, -- thou shalt not build a house for my Name, because, much blood, hast thou shed upon the earth, before me.
22:9 Lo! a son, born to thee, He, shall be a man of rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies, round about, -- for, Solomon, shall be his Name, and, peace and quietness, will I bestow upon Israel, in his days;
22:10 He, shall build a house for my Name, and, he, shall be my son, and, I, will be his father, -- therefore will I establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel, unto times age-abiding:
22:11 Now, my son, Yahweh be with thee, -- so shalt thou be prosperous, and shalt build the house of Yahweh thy God, according as he hath spoken concerning thee.
22:12 Only Yahweh give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge over Israel, -- so that thou take heed unto the law of Yahweh thy God.
22:13 Then, shalt thou prosper, if thou take heed to do the statutes and the regulations, which Yahweh commanded Moses, concerning Israel, -- be strong and bold, thou mayst not be in fear, nor be dismayed.
22:14 Lo! then, in my humiliation, have I prepared for the house of Yahweh, of gold a hundred thousand talents, and of silver a thousand thousand talents, and, as for bronze and iron, without weight, for, an abundance, hath it become, -- timber also and stone, have I prepared, and, thereunto, thou canst add.
22:15 And, with thee, in abundance, are workmen, hewers and carvers of stone and wood, -- and every sort of wise man, in all manner of work:
22:16 for gold and for silver and for bronze and for iron, without number. Arise and do, and Yahweh be with thee!
22:17 And David charged all the rulers of Israel, to help Solomon his son: --
22:18 Is not, Yahweh your God, with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given into my hand, the inhabitants of the land, and subdued is the land before Yahweh, and before his people.
22:19 Now, apply your heart and your soul, to seek unto Yahweh your God, -- and then arise ye and build the sanctuary of Yahweh Elohim, that ye may bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of God, into the house which hath been built for the Name of Yahweh.
[1 Chronicles 23]
23:1 Now, David, was old, and satisfied with days, -- so he made Solomon his son king, over Israel;
23:2 and gathered together all the rulers of Israel, with the priests, and the Levites.
23:3 Now the Levites were numbered, from thirty years old and upwards, -- and their number by their polls, of mature men, was thirty-eight thousand.
23:4 Of these -- to preside over the work of the house of Yahweh, were twenty-four thousand, -- and officers and judges, six thousand;
23:5 and four thousand, were doorkeepers, -- and, four thousand, were offerers of praise unto Yahweh, with instruments, which [said David] I made for offering praise.
23:6 And David divided them into courses, -- pertaining to the sons of Levi, to Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
23:7 Of the Gershonites, Ladan and Shimei.
23:8 The sons of Ladan, the chief Jehiel, and Zetham and Joel, three.
23:9 The sons of Shimei, Shelomoth and Haziel and Haran, three, -- these, were the ancestral chiefs of Ladan.
23:10 And, the sons of Shimei, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah, -- these, were the sons of Shimei, four.
23:11 And Jahath was chief, and Zizah the second, -- but, Jeush and Beriah, had not many sons, so they became an ancestral house, by one reckoning.
23:12 The sons of Kohath, Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.
23:13 The sons of Amram, Aaron and Moses, -- and Aaron was separated, to hallow the holy of holies, he and his sons, unto times age-abiding, to make a perfume before Yahweh, to be in attendance upon him, and to bless in his name, unto times age-abiding;
23:14 and, as for Moses, the man of God, his sons, were called unto the tribe of Levi.
23:15 The sons of Moses, were Gershom, and Eliezer.
23:16 the sons of Gershom, were Shebuel the chief;
23:17 and the sons of Eliezer were Rehabiah the chief, -- and Eliezer had no other sons, but, the sons of Rehabiah, were very many.
23:18 The sons of Izhar, Shelomith the chief.
23:19 The sons of Hebron, Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jehaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
23:20 The sons of Uzziel, Micah the chief, and Isshiah the second.
23:21 The sons of Merari, were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli, were Eleazar and Kish.
23:22 But Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only, -- and so the sons of Kish their brethren took them.
23:23 The sons of Mushi, were Mahli and Eder and Jeremoth, three.
23:24 These, were the sons of Levi by their ancestral house, the ancestral chiefs of them who were counted in the number of their names, by their polls, doing the work, for the service of the house of Yahweh, -- from twenty years old, and upwards.
23:25 For, said David, Yahweh the God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, -- and hath taken up his habitation in Jerusalem, unto times age-abiding;
23:26 moreover also, as for the Levites, they have no need to bear the habitation, nor any of its vessels in the laborious work thereof.
23:27 For, by the last words of David, the same, were the number of the sons of Levi, -- from twenty years old, and upwards.
23:28 For, their duty, was -- to be in attendance upon the sons of Aaron, in the laborious work of the house of Yahweh, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the purifying of everything holy, -- and doing the laborious work, of the house of God;
23:29 and for the bread set in array, and for the fine meal for the meal-offering, and for the unleavened cakes, even for that which is baked in a pan, for the moistened food, -- even of every measure, and size;
23:30 and to stand, morning by morning, to give thanks and offer praise unto Yahweh, -- and, likewise, at even;
23:31 and for all the offering of ascending-sacrifices unto Yahweh, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the set feasts, -- by number, according to the manner prescribed for them continually, before Yahweh; --
23:32 and they shall keep the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron, their brethren, -- in the laborious work of the house of Yahweh.
[1 Chronicles 24]
24:1 Now, the sons of Aaron, had their courses, -- the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar;
24:2 but Nadab and Abihu, died, before their father, and sons, had they none, -- but Eleazar and Ithamar became priests;
24:3 and David apportioned to them courses, both to Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and to Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, -- by their appointed place in their service.
24:4 But the sons of Eleazar were found to be more numerous, by the chiefs of their able men, than were the sons of Ithamar, so they divided them, -- the sons of Eleazar, had chiefs, of the ancestral house, sixteen, whereas, the sons of Ithamar, had of their ancestral house, eight.
24:5 They divided them, therefore, by [casting] lots, these with those, -- for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, from among the sons of Eleazar, and among the sons of Ithamar.
24:6 And Shemaiah son of Nethanel the scribe from among the Levites, wrote them down, before the king and the rulers and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the ancestral chiefs, pertaining to the priests and to the Levites, -- one ancestral house, was taken for Eleazar, and, was equally taken, for Ithamar.
24:7 So then the first lot came forth for Jehoiarib, for Jedaiah, the second;
24:8 for Harim, the third, for Seorim, the fourth;
24:9 for Malchijah, the fifth, for Mijamin, the sixth;
24:10 for Hakkoz, the seventh, for Abijah, the eighth;
24:11 for Jeshua, the ninth, for Shecaniah, the tenth;
24:12 for Eliashib, the eleventh, for Jakim, the twelfth;
24:13 for Huppah, the thirteenth, for Jeshebeab, the fourteenth;
24:14 for Bilgah, the fifteenth, for Immer, the sixteenth;
24:15 for Hezir, the seventeenth, for Happizzez, the eighteenth;
24:16 for Pethahiah, the nineteenth, for Jehezkel, the twentieth;
24:17 for Jachin, the twenty-first, for Gamul, the twenty-second;
24:18 for Delaiah, the twenty-third, for Maaziah, the twenty-fourth.
24:19 These, were their appointed places for their service, for entering the house of Yahweh, according to the regulation of them, by the hand of Aaron their father, -- just as Yahweh God of Israel, commanded him.
24:20 Now, as for the sons of Levi who remained, of the sons of Amram, Shubael, of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
24:21 Of Rehabiah, of the sons of Rehabiah, the chief Isshiah;
24:22 of the Izharites, Shelomoth, -- of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath;
24:23 and, the sons [of Hebron], Jeriah, -- Amariah, the second, Jehaziel, the third, Jekameam, the fourth;
24:24 the sons of Uzziel, Micah, of the sons of Micah, Shamir;
24:25 the brother of Micah, Isshiah, of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
24:26 The sons of Merari, Mahli and Mushi, -- the sons of Jaaziah, Beno;
24:27 the sons of Merari, of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham and Zaccur and Ibri:
24:28 of Mahli, Eleazar, who had no sons;
24:29 of Kish -- the sons of Kish, Jerameel;
24:30 and, the sons of Mushi, Mahli and Eder and Jerimoth. These, were the sons of the Levites, belonging to their ancestral house.
24:31 Moreover, they also, cast lots along with their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king and Zadok and Ahimelech, and the ancestral chiefs, pertaining to the priests and to the Levites, the ancestral chief along with his younger brethren.
[1 Chronicles 25]
25:1 And David and the captains of the host set apart for service, unto the sons of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, such as should prophesy, with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals, -- and, the number of the workers, for their service, was:
25:2 Of the sons of Asaph, Zaccur and Joseph and Nethaniah and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph, -- under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.
25:3 Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun, -- Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah -- six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, with the lyre, as he prophesied, in giving thanks and offering praise unto Yahweh.
25:4 Of Heman, the sons of Heman -- Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jeremoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
25:5 All these, were sons of Heman, the seer of the king in the things of God, at the lifting of the horn. And God gave to Heman, fourteen sons and three daughters,
25:6 All these, were under the direction of their father, in the singing of the house of Yahweh, with cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God, -- Asaph and Jeduthun and Heman, under the direction of the king.
25:7 And, the number of them -- with their brethren, who were instructed in singing unto Yahweh, -- even all the skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.
25:8 So they cast lots for their charges, all alike, as the small so the great, the teacher with the learner.
25:9 And the first lot came forth for Asaph, to Joseph, -- Gedaliah, the second, he and his brethren and his sons, twelve.
25:10 The third, Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:11 The fourth, to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:12 The fifth, Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:13 The sixth, Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:14 The seventh, Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:15 The eighth, Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:16 The ninth, Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:17 The tenth, Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:18 The eleventh, Azarel, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:19 The twelfth, to Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:20 As the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:21 As the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:22 As the fifteenth, to Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:23 As the sixteenth, to Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:24 As the seventeenth, to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:25 As the eighteenth, to Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:26 As the nineteenth, to Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:27 As the twentieth, to Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:28 As the twenty-first, to Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:29 As the twenty-second, to Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:30 As the twenty-third, to Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
25:31 As the twenty-fourth, to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
[1 Chronicles 26]
26:1 To the courses of the door-keepers, pertained, -- of the Korahites, Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph;
26:2 and, Meshelemiah, had sons, -- Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth;
26:3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
26:4 And, Obed-edom, had sons, -- Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Josh the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth;
26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai, the eighth, -- for God had blessed him.
26:6 And, to Shemaiah his son, were born sons, who bare rule to their ancestral house, -- for, heroes of valour, were they.
26:7 the sons of Shemaiah, were Othni and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were sons of valour, -- Elihu, and Semachiah.
26:8 All these, were of the sons of Obed-edom, they and their sons and their brethren, able men in strength for the service, -- sixty-two, pertaining to Obed-edom.
26:9 And, Meshelemiah, had sons, and brethren, sons of valour, eighteen.
26:10 And, Hosah of the sons of Merari, had sons, -- Shimri the chief, for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father, made him, chief.
26:11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth, -- all the sons and brethren of Hosah, were thirteen.
26:12 To these, belonged the courses of door-keepers, to the chiefs of the strong men, belonged charges, equally with their brethren, -- to be in attendance in the house of Yahweh.
26:13 Yea they east lots, as the small so the great, by their ancestral house, for every several gate.
26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. And, for Zechariah his son, a discreet counselor, they cast lots, and his lot came out, northward.
26:15 To Obed-edom, southward, -- and, to his sons, the storehouse.
26:16 To Shuppim and to Hosah, westward, near the refuse-gate, in the causeway that goeth up, -- one ward as well as another.
26:17 Eastward -- daily, were six, -- northward -- daily, four, southward -- daily, four, and, for the stores, two and two.
26:18 For the precinct -- westward, four, at the causeway, two -- by the precinct.
26:19 These, were the courses of the door-keepers, of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.
26:20 And, the Levites, their brethren, were over the treasuries of the house of God, even to the treasuries of hallowed things.
26:21 The sons of Ladan -- the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan -- the ancestral chiefs belonging to Ladan the Gershonite, were Jehieli;
26:22 the sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother who were over the treasuries of the house of Yahweh.
26:23 Then came certain of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites.
26:24 And, Shebuel, son of Gershom, son of Moses, was chief ruler over the treasuries.
26:25 And, his brethren pertaining to Eliezer, were Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son.
26:26 The same Shelomoth and his brethren, were over all the treasuries of the hallowed things, which David the king and the ancestral chiefs, with the captains of thousands and hundreds and the captains of the army, had hallowed:
26:27 out of the battles and out of the spoil, had they hallowed [them], -- to strengthen [the provision] for the house of Yahweh.
26:28 And, all that Samuel the seer, and Saul son of Kish, and Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah, had hallowed, whosoever had hallowed anything, it was under the direction of Shelomoth, and his brethren.
26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons, were for the outward business over Israel, -- as officers, and as judges.
26:30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, sons of valour, one thousand seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel, across the Jordan westward, -- for all the business of Yahweh, and for the service of the king.
26:31 Of the Hebronites, Jerijah, was chief, [he was] of the Hebronites by his generations, by his fathers, -- in the fortieth year of the reign of David, were they sought out, and there were found among them heroes of valour, in Jazer of Gilead;
26:32 and, his brethren that were heroes of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred, ancestral chiefs, -- so David the king gave them oversight, over the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half tribe of Manassites, in all the affairs of God, and the affairs of the king.
[1 Chronicles 27]
27:1 Now, the sons of Israel -- as to the number of them, the ancestral chiefs -- and rulers of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who waited upon the king as to any matter of the courses, who came in and went out month by month, for all the months of the year, in each course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:2 Over the first course, for the first month, was Jashobeam, son of Zabdiel, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:3 Of the sons of Perez, was the chief for all the rulers of the hosts, for the first month.
27:4 And, over the course for the second month, was Dodai an Ahohite, and, of his course, was Mikloth also a chief ruler, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:5 The ruler of the third host, for the third month, was Benaiah, son of Jehoiada the priest -- a chief, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:6 The same Benaiah, was a hero of thirty, and over the thirty, -- and, over his course, was Ammizabad his son.
27:7 The fourth, for the fourth month, was Asahel, brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son, after him, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:8 Of the fifth, for the fifth month, the ruler, was Shamhuth the Izrahite, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:9 The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira son of Ikkesh, the Tekoite, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:10 The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:11 The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:12 The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite, of the Benjamites, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:13 The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zerahites, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:14 The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the sons of Ephraim, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:15 The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel, -- and, in his course, were twenty-four thousand.
27:16 Furthermore, over the tribes of Israel, the chief ruler of the Reubenites, was Eliezer, son of Zichri. Of the Simeonites, Shephatiah, son of Maacah.
27:17 Of Levi, Hashabiah, son of Kemuel. Of Aaron, Zadok.
27:18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David. Of Issachar, Omri, son of Michael.
27:19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah, son of Obadiah. Of Naphtali, Jeremoth, son of Azriel.
27:20 Of the sons of Ephraim, Hoshea son of Azaziah. Of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel, son of Pedaiah.
27:21 Of the half of Manasseh, in Gilead, Iddo, son of Zechariah. Of Benjamin, Jaasiel, son of Abner.
27:22 Of Dan, Azarel, son of Jeroham. These, were the rulers of the tribes of Israel.
27:23 But David took not the number of them, from twenty years old, and under, -- because Yahweh had said, he would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.
27:24 Joab son of Zeruiah, began to number, but finished not, when there arose, on this account, indignation against Israel, -- neither did the number come up into the account of the chronicles of King David.
27:25 And, over the treasuries of the king, was Azmaveth, son of Adiel. And, over the treasuries in the fields, in the cities, in the villages and in the castles, was Jonathan, son of Uzziah;
27:26 And, over the workers of the field, for the tillage of the ground, was Ezri, son of Chelub.
27:27 And, over the vineyards, was Shimei, the Ramathite. And, over that which was in the vineyards, for the treasuries of wine, was Zabdi, the Shiphmite.
27:28 And, over the olive-trees and the sycamore-trees that were in the lowland, was Baal-hanan the Gederite. And, over the treasuries of oil, was Joash.
27:29 And, over the herds that pastured in Sharon, was Shitrai, the Sharonite. And, over the herds in the vales, Shaphat, son of Adlai.
27:30 And, over the camels, was Obil, the Ishmaelite. And, over the asses, was Jehdeyahu the Meronothite.
27:31 And, over the flocks, was Jaziz, the Hagrite. All these, were rulers over the possessions that belonged to King David.
27:32 And, Jonathan the relative of David, was a counsellor, a man of understanding and a scribe, was he. And, Jehiel son of Hachmoni, was with the sons of the king.
27:33 And, Ahitophel, was counsellor to the king. And, Hushai the Archite, was the companion of the king.
27:34 And, after Ahitophel, was Jehoiada son of Benaiah -- and Abiathar. And, the captain of the king's army, was Joab.
[1 Chronicles 28]
28:1 And David called together all the rulers of Israel, the rulers of tribes and the rulers of the courses who waited upon the king, -- and the rulers of thousands and the rulers of hundreds, and the rulers over all the possessions and substance that belonged to the king and to his sons, with the courtiers and the heroes, even every hero of valour, unto Jerusalem.
28:2 Then David the king rose up on his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren and my people, -- As for me, it was near my heart, to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and for the footstool of our God, and I made ready to build.
28:3 But, God, said to me, Thou shalt not build a house for my Name, -- for, a man of war, thou art, and, blood, hast thou shed.
28:4 Howbeit Yahweh, God of Israel, made choice of me, out of all of the house of my father, to become king over Israel unto times age-abiding, for, of Judah, had he made choice to be chief ruler, and, in the house of Judah, the house of my father, -- and, among the sons of my father, with me, was he well-pleased, to make me king over all Israel;
28:5 and, from among all my sons, -- for, many sons, hath Yahweh given me, -- he hath made choice of Solomon my son, to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of Yahweh, over Israel.
28:6 And he said unto am, Solomon thy son -- he, shall build my house, and my courts, -- for I have made choice of him that he may be my son, and that, I, may be his father.
28:7 So will I establish his kingdom, unto times age-abiding, -- if he be strong, to do my commandments and my regulations, as at this day.
28:8 Now, therefore, in the eyes of all Israel -- the convocation of Yahweh, and in the ears of our God, Observe and seek all the commandments of Yahweh your God, -- to the end that ye may possess the good land, -- and suffer your sons after you to inherit it, unto times age-abiding.
28:9 Thou, therefore, Solomon my son, Know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing soul, for, all hearts, doth Yahweh search, and, every devised purpose, doth he understand, -- If thou seek him, He will be found of thee, but, if thou forsake him, He will cast thee off for ever.
28:10 See! now, that, Yahweh, hath made choice of thee, to build a house for a sanctuary -- be strong and do!
28:11 Then gave David unto Solomon his son, the plan of the porch, and the recesses thereof, and the treasuries thereof, and the upper rooms thereof, and the inner chambers thereof, and the recess for the propitiatory;
28:12 and the plan of all which had come by the spirit to be with him, for the courts of the house of Yahweh, and for all the rooms round about, -- for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of hallowed things;
28:13 and for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and for all the work of the service of the house of Yahweh, -- and for all the utensils of the service of the house of Yahweh:
28:14 of gold, by weight, for the gold, for all manner of utensils for each several service, -- for all manner of utensils of silver, by weight, for all manner of utensils for each several service;
28:15 and a weight, for the lampstands of gold, and their lamps of gold, by the weight of each several lampstand, and the lamps thereof, -- and for the lampstands of silver by weight, for each lampstand and the lamps thereof, according to the service of each several lampstand.
28:16 And the gold [gave he] by weight for the tables for setting in array, for each several table, -- and silver, for the tables of silver;
28:17 and the fleshhooks and the bowls and the cups, pure gold, -- and for the goblets of gold, by weight for each several goblet, and for the goblets of silver, by weight for each several goblet;
28:18 and, for the altar of incense, refined gold, by weight, -- and, for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubim, gold, for them that were spreading out, and covering the ark of the covenant of Yahweh: --
28:19 the whole in writing, From the hand of Yahweh upon me, to give understanding, -- all the works of the pattern.
28:20 Then said David, unto Solomon his son, Be strong and bold, and act, thou mayest not fear nor be dismayed, -- for, Yahweh, God, my God, will be with thee, he will not let thee go, neither will he forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work of the service of the house of Yahweh.
28:21 And there are the courses of the priests and the Levites, for all the service of the house of God, -- and, with thee, in all manner of work, is every willing, skilful man for any service, also the rulers and all the people, for all thine affairs.
[1 Chronicles 29]
29:1 Then said David the king unto all the convocation, Solomon my son, the one, of whom God hath made choice, is young and tender, -- and, the work, is great, seeing that, not for man, is the palace, but for Yahweh Elohim.
29:2 And, with all my might, have I made preparation for the house of my God, the gold for the gold, and the silver for the silver, and the bronze for the bronze, the iron for the iron, and the wood for the wood, -- and beryl stones and settings, stones coloured and particoloured, and all manner of precious stones and stones of white marble, in abundance.
29:3 And yet further, because of my delighting in the house of my God, having a treasure of mine own in gold and silver, I have given for the house of my God, above and beyond all that I have prepared for the holy house:
29:4 three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, -- and seven thousand talents of refined silver, for overlaying the walls of the recesses.
29:5 Of gold for the gold, and of silver for the silver, and for all manner of work in the hand of artificers, -- Who then is ready to offer willingly, by filling his hand to-day, unto Yahweh?
29:6 Then offered they willingly -- the ancestral rulers and the rulers of the tribes of Israel, and the rulers of thousands and hundreds, even to the rulers of the work of the king;
29:7 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 bronze, eighteen thousand talents, -- and, of iron, one hundred thousand talents.
29:8 And, every one with whom were found precious stones, gave to the treasure of the house of Yahweh, -- unto the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
29:9 So the people rejoiced because they willingly offered, for, with a perfect heart, offered they willingly unto Yahweh, -- moreover also, David the king, rejoiced with great joy.
29:10 Therefore did David bless Yahweh in the eyes of all the convocation, -- and David said, Blessed art thou, O Yahweh, the God of Israel our father, from age even unto age.
29:11 Thine, O Yahweh, are Greatness, and Might, and Beauty, and Victory, and Majesty, nay! all in the heavens and in the earth, -- thine, O Yahweh, is the kingdom, who art exalted above all, -- as chief;
29:12 and, riches and honour, are from before thee, and, thou, art ruling over all, and, in thy hand, are power and might, -- and, in thy hand, it is, to give greatness and strength unto any.
29:13 Now, therefore, O our God, we are giving thanks unto thee, -- and offering praise, unto thy beautiful Name.
29:14 And yet, who am, I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer willingly like this? for, from thee, is the whole, and, out of thine own hand, have we given unto thee;
29:15 for, sojourners, are we before thee, and strangers, like all our fathers, -- like a shadow, are our days upon the earth, and there is no hope.
29:16 O Yahweh our God, all this abundance which we have prepared, to build thee a house for thy holy Name, out of thine own hand, it is, and, thine, is the whole.
29:17 But I know, O my God, that, thou, art proving the heart, and, with uprightness, wilt thou be pleased, -- I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these things, now, therefore, thy people who are found here, have I seen with joy, offering willingly unto thee.
29:18 O Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, oh guard this age-abidingly, as the devised purpose of the heart of thy people, -- and establish thou their heart, unto thyself.
29:19 Also, unto Solomon my son, give thou an undivided heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, -- to do the whole, and to build the palace for which I have prepared.
29:20 Then said David, unto all the convocation, Bless, I beseech you, Yahweh your God. So all the convocation blessed Yahweh, the God of their fathers, and did bend their heads and bow themselves down unto Yahweh, and unto the king;
29:21 and sacrificed unto Yahweh sacrifices, and caused to go up ascending-offerings unto Yahweh, on the morrow of that day, a thousand bullocks, a thousand rams, a thousand young sheep, and the drink-offerings thereof, -- and sacrifices in abundance, for all Israel.
29:22 And so they did eat and drink before Yahweh on that day, with great joy, -- and they, the second time, made Solomon son of David king, and anointed him unto Yahweh to be chief ruler, and Zadok to be priest.
29:23 So Solomon took his seat upon the throne of Yahweh, as king, instead of David his father, and prospered, -- and all Israel, hearkened unto him.
29:24 And, all the rulers, and the heroes, yea moreover all the sons of King David, gave a hand, under Solomon the king.
29:25 And Yahweh magnified Solomon, exceedingly, before the eyes of all Israel, -- and gave unto him a royal majesty, that had not been on any king before him, over Israel.
29:26 Thus, David son of Jesse, reigned over all Israel;
29:27 and, the days that he reigned over Israel, were forty years, -- in Hebron reigned he seven years, and in Jerusalem, reigned he, thirty-three.
29:28 And he died in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches and honour, -- and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
29:29 Now, the acts of David the king, first and last, behold them! written in the records of Samuel the seer, and in the records of Nathan the prophet, and in the records of Gad the seer:
29:30 with all his reign, and his might, -- and the times which passed over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the lands.