So all Yisra'el were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Yisra'el: and Yehudah was carried away captive to Bavel for their disobedience.
Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Yisra'el, the Kohanim, the Levites, and the temple servants.
In Yerushalayim lived of the children of Yehudah, and of the children of Binyamin, and of the children of Efrayim and Menashsheh:
`Utai the son of `Ammihud, the son of `Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Peretz the son of Yehudah.
Of the Shiloni: `Asayah the firstborn, and his sons.
Of the sons of Zerach: Ye`u'el, and their brothers, six hundred ninety.
Of the sons of Binyamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodavyah, the son of Senu'ah,
and Yivneyah the son of Yerocham, and Elah the son of `Uzzi, the son of Mikhri, and Meshullam the son of Shefatyah, the son of Re`u'el, the son of Yivniyah;
and their brothers, according to their generations, nine hundred fifty-six. All these men were heads of fathers' [houses] by their fathers' houses.
Of the Kohanim: Yedayah, and Yehoiariv, Yakhin,
and `Azaryah the son of Hilkiyah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Tzadok, the son of Merayot, the son of Achituv, the ruler of the house of God;
and `Adayah the son of Yerocham, the son of Pashchur, the son of Malkiyah, and Ma`asai the son of `Adi'el, the son of Yachzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemit, the son of Immer;
and their brothers, heads of their fathers' houses, one thousand seven hundred sixty; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
Of the Levites: Shemayah the son of Hashshuv, the son of `Azrikam, the son of Hashavyah, of the sons of Merari;
and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattanyah the son of Mikha, the son of Zikhri, the son of Asaf,
and `Ovadyah the son of Shemayah, the son of Galal, the son of Yedutun, and Berekhyah the son of Asa, the son of Elkana, who lived in the villages of the Netofati.
The porters: Shallum, and `Akkuv, and Talmon, and Achiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief),
who hitherto [waited] in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.
Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Avi'asaf, the son of Korach, and his brothers, of his father's house, the Korchi, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent: and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entry.
Pinechas the son of El`azar was ruler over them in time past, [and] the LORD was with him.
Zekharyah the son of Meshelemyah was porter of the door of the tent of meeting.
All these who were chosen to be porters in the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Shemu'el the seer did ordain in their office of trust.
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, by wards.
On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
Their brothers, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.
They lodged round about the house of God, because the charge [of it] was on them; and to them pertained the opening of it morning by morning.
Certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out.
Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
Some of the sons of the Kohanim prepared the confection of the spices.
Mattityah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korchite, had the office of trust over the things that were baked in pans.
Some of their brothers, of the sons of the Kehati, were over the show bread, to prepare it every Shabbat.
These are the singers, heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, [who lived] in the chambers [and were] free [from other service]; for they were employed in their work day and night.
These were heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, throughout their generations, chief men: these lived at Yerushalayim.
In Giv`on there lived the father of Giv`on, Ye`i'el, whose wife's name was Ma`akhah:
and his firstborn son `Avdon, and Tzur, and Kish, and Ba`al, and Ner, and Nadav,
and Gedor, and Achyo, and Zekharyah, and Miklot.
Miklot became the father of Shim'am. They also lived with their brothers in Yerushalayim, over against their brothers.
Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Sha'ul; and Sha'ul became the father of Yonatan, and Malki-Shua, and Avinadav, and Eshba`al.
The son of Yonatan was Meriv-Ba`al; and Meriv-Ba`al became the father of Mikhah.
The sons of Mikhah: Piton, and Melekh, and Tachre`a, [and Achaz].
Achaz became the father of Ya`rah; and Ya`rah became the father of `Alemet, and `Azmavet, and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Motzah;
and Motzah became the father of Bin`a; and Refayah his son, El`asah his son, Atzel his son.
Atzel had six sons, whose names are these: `Azrikam, Bokhru, and Yishma'el, and She`aryah, and `Ovadyah, and Hanan: these were the sons of Atzel.