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The sons of Ephraim.


The sons of Benjamın. 20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthe

CHAP. VIII. lah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, TOW Benjamin begat Bela his first. and Eladah his son, and Tabath his son, born, Ashbel the second, and Aha

21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah rah the third, his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the 2 Nobah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth. men of Gath that were born in that land 3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, slew, because they came down to take and Gera, and Abihud, away their cattle.

4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and 22 And Ephraim their father mourned Ahoah, many days, and his brethren came to com- 5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Hufort him.

23 | And when he went in to his wife, 6 And these are the sons of Ehud : these she conceived and bare a son, and he call- are the heads of the fathers of the inhabited his name Beriah, because it went evil ants of Geba, and they removed them to with his house.

Manahath: 24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who 7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, built Beth-boron the nether, and the up- he removed them, and begat 'Uzza, and per, and Uzzen-sherah.)

Ahihud. 25 And Rephah was his son, also Re- 8 And Shaharaim begat children in the shepb, and Telah his son, and Tahan his country of Moab, after he had sent them son,


Hushim and Baara were his wives. 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, 9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, JoElishama his son,

bab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham, 27 Non his son, Jehoshua his son. 10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma.

28 | And their possessions and habita- These were his sons, heads of the fathers. tions were Beth-el, and the towns thereof, 11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and eastward Naaran, and westward Ge- and Elpaal. zer, with the towns thereof;. Shechem 12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Mialso and the towns thereof, unto Gaza sham, and Shamed, who built Ono, and and the towns thereof:

Lod, with the towns thereof: 29 And by the borders of the children 13 Beriah also, and Shema, who were of Manasseh, Beth-shean and her towns, heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her Ajalon, who drove away the inhabitants towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt of Gath : the children of Joseph the son of Israel. 14 And Abio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,

30 | The sons of Asher; Imnah, and 15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader, Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah 16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, their sister.

the sons of Beriah; 31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and 17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith. Hezeki, and Heber,

32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Sho- 18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister. bab, the sons of Elpaal;

33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, 19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.

20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel, the children of Japhlet.

21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shins 34 And the sons of Shamer; Abi, and rath, the sons of Shimhi; Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.

22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel, 35 And the sons of his brother Helem ; 23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hapan, Zopbah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and 24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and AnAmal.

tothijah, 36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Har- 25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons vepber, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah, of Shashak;

37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and 26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.

Athaliah, 38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneb, 27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichand Pispah, and Ara.

ri, the sons of Jeroham. 39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and 98 These were heads of the fathers, Haniel, and Rezia.

by their generations, chief men. These 40 All these were the children of Asher, dwelt in Jerusalem. heads of their father's house, choice and 29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gi. mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. beon ; whose wife's name was Maachah: And the number throughout the genealogy 30 And his first-born son Abdon, and of them that were apt to the war and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Nadab, to battle was twenty and six thousand 31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher. inen.

32 And Mikloth begat Shimeal. And

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The original of Israel's I. CHRONICLES. and Judah's genealogies. these also dwelt with their brethren in Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of JahJerusalem, over against them.

zerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of 32 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Meshillemith, the son of Immer; Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Mal- 13 And their brethren, heads of the chi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. house of their fathers, a thousand and seven

34 And the son of Jonathan was Merib- hundred and threescore ; very able men for baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah. the work of the service of the house of God.

35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, 14 And of the Levites ; Shemaiah the and Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz. son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the

36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, 15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son

37 And Moza begat Binea : Rapha was of Zichri, the son of Asaph; his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his sop. 16 And Obadiah the son of Shernaiah,

38 And Azel had six sons, whose names the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkaand Sheariah, and 'Obadiah, and Hanan. nah, that dwelt in the villages of the Ne. All these were the sons of Azel.

tophathites. 39 And the sons of Eshek bis brother 17 And the porters were Shallum, and were, Ulam bis first-born, Jehush the se- Akkub, and Talmon, and Abiman, and cond, and Eliphelet the third.

their brethren : Shallum was the chief; 40° And the sons of Ulam were mighty 18 Who hitherto waited in the king's men of valour, archers, and had many sons, gate eastward :- they were porters in the and sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All companies of the children of Levi. these are of the sons of Benjamin.

19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son CHAP. IX.

of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his 10

gies; and behold, they were written in rahites, were over the work of the service, the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and who were carried away to Babylon for their fathers, being over the host of the their transgression.

LORD, were keepers of the entry. 2 T Now the first inhabitants that dwelt 20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was in their possessions in their cities were, the the ruler over them in time past, and the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the LORD was with him. Nethinims.

21 And Zechariah the son of Meshele. 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children miah was porter of the door of the taberof Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, nacle of the congregation. and of the children of Ephraim, and Ma- 22 All these which were chosen to be nasseh :

porters in the gates were two hundred and 4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of twelve. These were reckoned by their Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of genealogy in their villages, whom David the children of Pharez the son of Judah. and Samuel the seer did ordain in their

5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the first- set office. born, and his sons.

23 So they and their children had the 6. And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and oversight of the gates of the house of the their brethren, six hundred and ninety. LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle,

7 And of the sons of Benjamin ; Saliu by wards. the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, 24 In four quarters were the porters, the son of Hasenuah,

toward the east, west, north, and south. 8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and 25 And their brethren, which were in Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and their villages, were to come after seven Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son days from time to time with them. of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

26 For these Levites, the four chief 9 And their brethren, according to their porters, were in their set office, and were generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. over the chambers and treasuries of the All these men were chief of the fathers in house of God. the house of their fathers.

27 | And they lodged round about the 10. And of the priests; Jedaiah, and house of God, because the charge was upon Jehoiarib, and Jachin,

them, and the opening thereof every morn11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the ing pertained to them. son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the 28 And certain of them had the charge son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the of the ministering vessels, that they should ruler of the house of God;

bring them in and out by tale. 12 And Adarah the son of Jeroham, the 29 Some of them also were appointed to son of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and oversee the vessels, and all the instruments

Saul's overthrow and death. CHAP. X, XI.

David made king of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and 5 And when his armour-bearer saw that the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the and the spices.

sword, and died. 30 And some of the sons of the priests 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and made the ointment of the spices.

all his house died together. 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, 7 And wben all the men of Israel that who was the first-born of Shallum the Ko- were in the valley saw that they fled, and rahite, had the set office over the things that Saul and his sons were dead, then that were made in the pans.

they forsook their cities, and Aed: and the 32 And other of their brethren, of the Philistines came and dwelt in them. sons of the Kohathites, were over the 8 9 And it came to pass on the morrow, shew-bread, to prepare it every sabbath. when the Philistines came to strip the

33 And these are the singers, chief of slain, that they found Saul and his sons the fathers of the Levites, who remaining fallen in mount Gilboa. in the chambers were free: for they were 9 And when they had stripped him employed in that work day and night. they took bis head, and his armour, and

34 These chief fathers of the Levites sent into the land of the Philistines round were chief throughout their generations; about, to carry tidings unto their idols, these dwelt at Jerusalem.

and to the people. 35 | And in Gibeon dwelt the father of 10 And they put his armour in the house Gibeon, Jehiel, whose wife's name was of their gods, and fastened his head in the Maachah:

temple of Dagon. 36 And his first-born son Abdon, then 11 And when all Jabesb-gilead heard Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and all that the Philistines had done to Saul, Nadab,

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and 37 And Gedor, and Abio, and Zecha- took away the body of Saul, and the bodies riah, and Mikloth.

of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, 36 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And and buried their bones under the oak in they also dwelt with their brethren at Je- Jabesh, and fasted seven days. rusalem, over against their brethren. 13 So Saul died for his transgression

39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat which he committed against the LORD, Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Mal- even against the word of the LORD, which chi-shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. be kept not, and also for asking counsel ot

40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib- one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; baal: and Merib-baal beg at Micah. 14 And inquired not of the LORD:

41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, therefore be slew him, and turned the and Melech, and Tabrea, and Ahaz.

kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. 42 And Ahaz begat Jarah: and Jarah

CHAP. XI. begat Alemets, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; THEN all Israel gathered themselves

43 And Moza begat Binea; and Re- hold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. phaiah his son, Eleasah bis son, Azel bis 2 And moreover in time past, even

when Saul was king, thou wast he that led44 And Azel had six

sons, whose names dest out and broughtest in Israel: and the are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ish- LORD thy God said unto thee, Thou shalt mael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.' ruler over my people Israel. CHAP. X.

3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel TOW

-; rael; and the men of Israel Hed from covenant with them in Hebron before the before the Philistines, and fell down slain LORD; and they anointed David king over in niount Gilboa.

Israel, according to the word of the LORD 2 And the Philistines' followed hard by Samuel. after Saul, and after his sons; and the Phi- 4 | And David and all Israel went to listines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the JeMalchi-shua, the sons of Saul.

busites were, the inhabitants of 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to and the archers bit him, and be was wound-David, Thou shalt not come hither. Need of the archers.

vertheless David took the castle of Zion, 4 Then said Saul to bis armour-bearer, which is the city of David. Draw thy sword, and thrust me through 6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth therewith, lest these uncircumcised come the Jebusites first shall be chief and capand abuse me. But his armour-bearer tain. So Joab the son of Zeruiab went would got; for he was sore afraid. So first up, and was chief. Saul took a sword, and fell upon it. 7 And David dwelt in the castle; there.


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