1 Issachar had four sons: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron. 2 Tola's sons were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, and they were leaders of their families. In the family history of Tola's descendants, twenty-two thousand six hundred men were listed as fighting men during the time David was king. 3 Uzzi's son was Izrahiah. Izrahiah's sons were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were leaders. 4 Their family history shows they had thirty-six thousand men ready to serve in the army, because they had many wives and children. 5 The records of the family groups of Issachar show there were eighty-seven thousand fighting men. 6 Benjamin had three sons: Bela, Beker, and Jediael. 7 Bela had five sons: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, and they were leaders of their families. Their family history shows they had twenty-two thousand thirty-four fighting men. 8 Beker's sons were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. They all were Beker's sons. 9 Their family history listed the family leaders and twenty thousand two hundred fighting men. 10 Jediael's son was Bilhan. Bilhan's sons were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11 All these sons of Jediael were leaders of their families. They had seventeen thousand two hundred fighting men ready to serve in the army. 12 The Shuppites and Huppites were descendants of Ir, and the Hushites were descendants of Aher. 13 Naphtali's sons were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. They were Bilhah's grandsons. 14 These are Manasseh's descendants. Manasseh had an Aramean slave woman, who was the mother of Asriel and Makir. Makir was Gilead's father. 15 Makir took a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. His sister was named Maacah. His second son was named Zelophehad, and he had only daughters. 16 Makir's wife Maacah had a son whom she named Peresh. Peresh's brother was named Sheresh. Sheresh's sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17 Ulam's son was Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, who was the son of Makir. Makir was Manasseh's son. 18 Makir's sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam. 20 These are the names of Ephraim's descendants. Ephraim's son was Shuthelah. Shuthelah's son was Bered. Bered's son was Tahath. Tahath's son was Eleadah. Eleadah's son was Tahath. 21 Tahath's son was Zabad. Zabad's son was Shuthelah. Ezer and Elead went to Gath to steal cows and sheep and were killed by some men who grew up in that city. 22 Their father Ephraim cried for them many days, and his family came to comfort him. 23 Then he had sexual relations with his wife again. She became pregnant and gave birth to a son whom Ephraim named Beriahn because of the trouble that had happened to his family. 24 Ephraim's daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower Beth Horon, Upper Beth Horon, and Uzzen Sheerah. 25 Rephah was Ephraim's son. Resheph was Rephah's son. Telah was Resheph's son. Tahan was Telah's son. 26 Ladan was Tahan's son. Ammihud was Ladan's son. Elishama was Ammihud's son. 27 Nun was Elishama's son, and Joshua was the son of Nun. 28 Ephraim's descendants lived in these lands and towns: Bethel and the villages near it, Naaran on the east, Gezer and the villages near it on the west, and Shechem and the villages near it. These villages went all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh's land were the towns of Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dor, and the villages near them. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel lived in these towns. 30 Asher's sons were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Their sister was Serah. 31 Beriah's sons were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was Birzaith's father. 32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. 33 Japhlet's sons were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. They were Japhlet's children. 34 Japhlet's brother was Shomer. Shomer's sons were Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram. 35 Shomer's brother was Hotham. Hotham's sons were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. 36 Zophah's sons were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera. 38 Jether's sons were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. 39 Ulla's sons were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia. 40 All these men were descendants of Asher and leaders of their families. They were powerful warriors and outstanding leaders. Their family history lists that they had twenty-six thousand soldiers ready to serve in the army.
1 Benjamin was the father of Bela, his first son. Ashbel was his second son, Aharah was his third, 2 Nohah was his fourth, and Rapha was his fifth son. 3 Bela's sons were Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram. 6 These were the descendants of Ehud and leaders of their families in Geba. They were forced to move to Manahath. 7 Ehud's descendants were Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. Gera forced them to leave. He was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8 9 10 11 Shaharaim and his wife Hushim had sons named Abitub and Elpaal. In Moab, Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. Shaharaim and his wife Hodesh had these sons: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah. They were leaders of their families. 12 13 Elpaal's sons were Eber, Misham, Shemed, Beriah, and Shema. Shemed built the towns of Ono and Lod and the villages around them. Beriah and Shema were leaders of the families living in Aijalon, and they forced out the people who lived in Gath. 14 Beriah's sons were Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah, and Joha. 17 Elpaal's sons were Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab. 19 Shimei's sons were Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath. 22 Shashak's sons were Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zicri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah, and Penuel. 26 Jeroham's sons were Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zicri. 28 The family histories show that all these men were leaders of their families and lived in Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel lived in the town of Gibeon, where he was the leader. His wife was named Maacah. 30 Jeiel's first son was Abdon. His other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 31 Gedor, Ahio, Zeker, 32 and Mikloth. Mikloth was the father of Shimeah. These sons also lived near their relatives in Jerusalem. 33 Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul, and Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal. 34 Jonathan's son was Merib-Baal, who was the father of Micah. 35 Micah's sons were Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz. 36 Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah. Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza. 37 Moza was the father of Binea. Raphah was Binea's son. Eleasah was Raphah's son, and Azel was Eleasah's son. 38 Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were Azel's sons. 39 Azel's brother was Eshek. Eshek's first son was Ulam, his second was Jeush, and Eliphelet was his third. 40 Ulam's sons were mighty warriors and good archers. They had many sons and grandsons -- one hundred fifty of them in all. All these men were Benjamin's descendants.
1 The names of all the people of Israel were listed in their family histories, and those family histories were put in the book of the kings of Israel. The people of Judah were captured and forced to go to Babylon, because they were not faithful to God. 2 The first people to come back and live in their own lands and towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and Temple servants. 3 People from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem. This is a list of those people. 4 There was Uthai son of Ammihud. (Ammihud was Omri's son. Omri was Imri's son. Imri was Bani's son. Bani was a descendant of Perez, and Perez was Judah's son.) 5 Of the Shilonite people there were Asaiah and his sons. Asaiah was the oldest son in his family. 6 Of the Zerahite people there were Jeuel and other relatives of Zerah. There were six hundred ninety of them in all. 7 From the tribe of Benjamin there was Sallu son of Meshullam. (Meshullam was Hodaviah's son, and Hodaviah was Hassenuah's son.) 8 There was also Ibneiah son of Jeroham and Elah son of Uzzi. (Uzzi was Micri's son.) And there was Meshullam son of Shephatiah. (Shephatiah was Reuel's son, and Reuel was Ibnijah's son.) 9 The family history of Benjamin lists nine hundred fifty-six people living in Jerusalem, and all these were leaders of their families. 10 Of the priests there were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin, and 11 Azariah son of Hilkiah. (Hilkiah was Meshullam's son. Meshullam was Zadok's son. Zadok was Meraioth's son. Meraioth was Ahitub's son. Ahitub was the officer responsible for the Temple of God.) 12 Also there was Adaiah son of Jeroham. (Jeroham was Pashhur's son, and Pashhur was Malkijah's son.) And there was Maasai son of Adiel. (Adiel was Jahzerah's son. Jahzerah was Meshullam's son. Meshullam was Meshillemith's son, and Meshillemith was Immer's son.) 13 There were one thousand seven hundred sixty priests. They were leaders of their families, and they were responsible for serving in the Temple of God. 14 Of the Levites there was Shemaiah son of Hasshub. (Hasshub was Azrikam's son, and Azrikam was Hashabiah's son. Hashabiah was from the family of Merari.) 15 There were also Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica. (Mica was Zicri's son, and Zicri was Asaph's son.) 16 There was also Obadiah son of Shemaiah. (Shemaiah was Galal's son, and Galal was Jeduthun's son.) And there was Berekiah son of Asa. (Asa was the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.) 17 Of the gatekeepers there were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their leader. 18 These gatekeepers from the tribe of Levi still stand next to the King's Gate on the east side of the city. 19 Shallum was Kore's son. Kore was Ebiasaph's son, and Ebiasaph was Korah's son. Shallum and his relatives from the family of Korah were gatekeepers and were responsible for guarding the gates of the Temple. Their ancestors had also been responsible for guarding the entrance to the Temple of the Lord. 20 In the past Phinehas, Eleazar's son, was in charge of the gatekeepers, and the Lord was with Phinehas. 21 Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the Temple. 22 In all, two hundred twelve men were chosen to guard the gates, and their names were written in their family histories in their villages. David and Samuel the seer chose these men because they were dependable. 23 The gatekeepers and their descendants had to guard the gates of the Temple of the Lord. (The Temple took the place of the Holy Tent.) 24 There were gatekeepers on all four sides of the Temple: east, west, north, and south. 25 The gatekeepers' relatives who lived in the villages had to come and help them at times. Each time they came they helped the gatekeepers for seven days. 26 Because they were dependable, four gatekeepers were made the leaders of all the gatekeepers. They were Levites, and they were responsible for the rooms and treasures in the Temple of God. 27 They stayed up all night guarding the Temple of God, and they opened it every morning. 28 Some of the gatekeepers were responsible for the utensils used in the Temple services. They counted these utensils when people took them out and when they brought them back. 29 Other gatekeepers were chosen to take care of the furniture and utensils in the Holy Place. They also took care of the flour, wine, oil, incense, and spices, 30 but some of the priests took care of mixing the spices. 31 There was a Levite named Mattithiah who was dependable and had the job of baking the bread used for the offerings. He was the first son of Shallum, who was from the family of Korah. 32 Some of the gatekeepers from the Kohath family had the job of preparing the special bread that was put on the table every Sabbath day. 33 Some of the Levites were musicians in the Temple. The leaders of these families stayed in the rooms of the Temple. Since they were on duty day and night, they did not do other work in the Temple. 34 These are the leaders of the Levite families. Their names were listed in their family histories, and they lived in Jerusalem. 35 Jeiel lived in the town of Gibeon, where he was the leader. His wife was named Maacah. 36 Jeiel's first son was Abdon. His other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth was Shimeam's father. Jeiel's family lived near their relatives in Jerusalem. 39 Ner was Kish's father. Kish was Saul's father. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal. 40 Jonathan's son was Merib-Baal, who was the father of Micah. 41 Micah's sons were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz. 42 Ahaz was Jadah's father. Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was Moza's father. 43 Moza was Binea's father. Rephaiah was Binea's son. Eleasah was Rephaiah's son, and Azel was Eleasah's son. 44 Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. They were Azel's sons.
1 The Philistines fought against Israel, and the Israelites ran away from them. Many Israelites were killed on Mount Gilboa. 2 The Philistines fought hard against Saul and his sons, killing his sons Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malki-Shua. 3 The fighting was heavy around Saul, and the archers shot him with their arrows and wounded him. 4 Then Saul said to the officer who carried his armor, "Pull out your sword and stab me. If you don't, these Philistines who are not circumcised will come and hurt me." But Saul's officer refused, because he was afraid. So Saul took his own sword and threw himself on it. 5 When the officer saw that Saul was dead, he threw himself on his own sword and died. 6 So Saul and three of his sons died; all his family died together. 7 When the Israelites living in the valley saw that their army had run away and that Saul and his sons were dead, they left their towns and ran away. Then the Philistines came and settled in them. 8 The next day when the Philistines came to strip the dead soldiers, they found Saul and his sons dead on Mount Gilboa. 9 The Philistines stripped Saul's body and took his head and his armor. Then they sent messengers through all their country to tell the news to their idols and to their people. 10 The Philistines put Saul's armor in the temple of their idols and hung his head in the temple of Dagon. 11 All the people in Jabesh Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul. 12 So the brave men of Jabesh went and got the bodies of Saul and his sons and brought them to Jabesh. They buried their bones under the large tree in Jabesh. Then the people of Jabesh gave up eating for seven days. 13 Saul died because he was not faithful to the Lord and did not obey the Lord. He even went to a medium and asked her for advice 14 instead of asking the Lord. This is why the Lord put Saul to death and gave the kingdom to Jesse's son David.