1 Chronicles 7; 1 Chronicles 8; 1 Chronicles 9; 1 Chronicles 10

1 The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub and Shimron. The total number of sons was four. 2 The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of fighting men who were listed in the history of the family line of Tola was 22,600. That was when David was king. 3 The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel and Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4 Based on their family history, 36,000 of their men were ready for battle. That's because they had many wives and children. 5 The total number of fighting men who belonged to all of the family groups of Issachar was 87,000. The men were listed in their family history. 6 The three sons of Benjamin were Bela, Beker and Jediael. 7 The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth and Iri. They were the leaders of their families. The total number of sons was five. Their family history listed 22,034 fighting men. 8 The sons of Beker were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth and Alemeth. All of them were the sons of Beker. 9 Their family history listed the leaders of their families. It also listed 20,200 fighting men. 10 The son of Jediael was Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish and Ahishahar. 11 All of those sons of Jediael were the leaders of their families. There were 17,200 fighting men who were ready to go to war. 12 The Shuppites and Huppites belonged to the family line of Ir. The Hushites belonged to the family line of Aher. 13 The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem. They belonged to the family line of Bilhah. 14 Here is the family line of Manasseh. 15 Makir got married to a woman from among the Huppites and Shuppites. He had a sister named Maacah. 16 Makir's wife Maacah had a son by him. She named the boy Peresh. He had a brother named Sheresh. The sons of Sheresh were Ulam and Rakem. 17 The son of Ulam was Bedan. Those were the members of the family line of Makir, the son of Manasseh. Gilead was the son of Makir. 18 Gilead's sister was Hammoleketh. She was the mother of Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah. 19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi and Aniam. 20 Here are the members of the family line of Ephraim. Shuthelah was Ephraim's son. Bered was Shuthelah's son. Tahath was Bered's son. Eleadah was Tahath's son. Tahath was Eleadah's son. 21 Zabad was Tahath's son. And Shuthelah was Zabad's son. 22 Their father Ephraim sobbed over them for many days. His relatives came to comfort him. 23 Then he made love to his wife. She became pregnant and had a baby boy. Ephraim named him Beriah. That's because something bad had happened in his family. 24 His daughter was Sheerah. She built Lower and Upper Beth Horon. She also built Uzzen Sheerah. 25 Rephah was Beriah'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 The lands and settlements of the members of Ephraim's line included Bethel and the villages that were around it. Naaran was on the east. Gezer and its villages were on the west. The lands and settlements included Shechem. They also included the villages that were around Shechem all the way to Ayyah and its villages. 29 Along the borders of Manasseh were Beth Shan, Taanach, Megiddo and Dor, together with their villages. The members of the family line of Joseph lived in those towns. Joseph was the son of Israel. 30 The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi and Beriah. They had a sister named Serah. 31 The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel. Malkiel was the father of Birzaith. 32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham and their sister Shua. 33 The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal and Ashvath. They were Japhlet's sons. 34 The sons of Shomer were Ahi, Rohgah, Hubbah and Aram. 35 The sons of Shomer's brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh and Amal. 36 The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran and Beera. 38 The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah and Ara. 39 The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel and Rizia. 40 All of them were members of the family line of Asher. They were the leaders of their families. They were fine men. They were brave fighting men. They were outstanding leaders. The total number of men who were ready for battle was 26,000. They were listed in their family history.
1 Benjamin was the father of Bela. Bela was his first son. Ashbel was his second son. Aharah was the third. 2 Nohah was the fourth. And Rapha was the fifth. 3 The sons of Bela were Addar, Gera, Abihud, 4 Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, 5 Gera, Shephuphan and Huram. 6 Here are the members of the family line of Ehud. They were the leaders of the families who were living in Geba. Later, they were taken away from their own land. They were forced to go to Manahath. 7 The sons of Ehud were Naaman, Ahijah and Gera. Gera took them away from their land. He was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8 Sons were born to Shaharaim in Moab. That happened after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. 9 His wife Hodesh had sons by him. Their names were Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, 10 Jeuz, Sakia and Mirmah. His sons were the leaders of their families. 11 His wife Hushim had Abitub and Elpaal by him. 12 The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham and Shemed. Shemed built Ono and Lod and the villages that were around it. 13 Beriah and Shema were also sons of Elpaal. They were the leaders of the families who were living in Aijalon. Beriah and Shema drove out the people who were living in Gath. 14 Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth, 15 Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, 16 Michael, Ishpah and Joha were the sons of Beriah. 17 Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, 18 Ishmerai, Izliah and Jobab were other sons of Elpaal. 19 Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi, 20 Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, 21 Adaiah, Beraiah and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei. 22 Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, 23 Abdon, Zicri, Hanan, 24 Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah, 25 Iphdeiah and Penuel were the sons of Shashak. 26 Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, 27 Jaareshiah, Elijah and Zicri were the sons of Jeroham. 28 All of those men were the leaders of their families. They were listed as chiefs in their family history. They lived in Jerusalem. 29 Jeiel lived in the city of Gibeon. He was the father of Gibeon. Jeiel had a wife named Maacah. 30 His oldest 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. Mikloth and Shimeah also lived in Jerusalem. They lived near their relatives. 33 Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal. 34 The son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal. Merib-Baal was the father of Micah. 35 The sons of Micah 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. Their names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. All of them were the sons of Azel. 39 Here are the sons of Azel's brother Eshek. Ulam was his first son. Jeush was the second. Eliphelet was the third. 40 The sons of Ulam were brave fighting men. They could handle a bow. They had many sons and grandsons. The total number of sons and grandsons was 150. All of those men belonged to the family line of Benjamin.
1 The whole community of Israel was listed in their family histories. They were written down in the records of the kings of Israel. The people of Judah were taken away from their own land. They were taken as prisoners to Babylonia. That's because they weren't faithful to the Lord. 2 The first ones who came back from there were some Israelites, priests, Levites and temple servants. They settled down again in their own towns on their own property. 3 Some of them lived in Jerusalem. They included people from Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim and Manasseh. 4 They included Uthai. He was the son of Ammihud. Ammihud was the son of Omri. Omri was the son of Imri. Imri was the son of Bani. Bani belonged to the family line of Perez. Perez was the son of Judah. 5 The family line of Shelah included his oldest son Asaiah. It also included the sons of Asaiah. 6 The family line of Zerah included Jeuel. The total number of the people of Judah was 690. 7 The family line of Benjamin included Sallu. He was the son of Meshullam. Meshullam was the son of Hodaviah. Hodaviah was the son of Hassenuah. 8 Ibneiah was the son of Jeroham. Elah was the son of Uzzi. Uzzi was the son of Micri. Meshullam was the son of Shephatiah. Shephatiah was the son of Reuel. Reuel was the son of Ibnijah. 9 The total number of the people of Benjamin was 956. They were listed in their family history. All of those men were the leaders of their families. 10 The family line of the priests included Jedaiah, Jehoiarib and Jakin. 11 It also included Azariah. He was the son of Hilkiah. Hilkiah was the son of Meshullam. Meshullam was the son of Zadok. Zadok was the son of Meraioth. Meraioth was the son of Ahitub. Azariah was the official who was in charge of the house of God. 12 Adaiah was the son of Jeroham. Jeroham was the son of Pashhur. Pashhur was the son of Malkijah. Maasai was the son of Adiel. Adiel was the son of Jahzerah. Jahzerah was the son of Meshullam. Meshullam was the son of Meshillemith. Meshillemith was the son of Immer. 13 The total number of priests was "1,760. They were the leaders of their families. They were able men. It was their duty to serve in the house of God. 14 The family line of the Levites included Shemaiah. He was the son of Hasshub. Hasshub was the son of Azrikam. Azrikam was the son of Hashabiah. Shemaiah belonged to the family line of Merari. 15 The family line of the Levites also included Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal and Mattaniah. Mattaniah was the son of Mica. Mica was the son of Zicri. Zicri was the son of Asaph. 16 Obadiah was the son of Shemaiah. Shemaiah was the son of Galal. Galal was the son of Jeduthun. Berekiah was the son of Asa. Asa was the son of Elkanah. He lived in the villages of the people of Netophah. 17 The men who guarded the gates were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and other Levites. Shallum was their chief. 18 He was stationed at the King's Gate on the east side of the temple. That duty has continued to this very day. Those guards belonged to the camp of the Levites. 19 Shallum was the son of Kore. Kore was the son of Ebiasaph. Ebiasaph was the son of Korah. Shallum and the other Levites in his family belonged to the family line of Korah. They had the duty of guarding the entrances to the temple. Their fathers had also had the duty of guarding the entrance to the house of the Lord. 20 Long ago Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, was in charge of those who guarded the gate. And the LORD was with him. 21 Zechariah guarded the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. He was the son of Meshelemiah. 22 The total number of the men who were chosen to guard the entrances was 212. They were listed in their family history in their villages. David and the prophet Samuel had appointed them to their positions. They appointed them because they trusted them. 23 Those Levites and their children after them were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of the Lord. The house of the LORD was also called the temple. 24 The men who guarded the gates were on the four sides of the temple. They were on the east, west, north and south sides. 25 From time to time, their relatives in their villages had to come to the temple. They had to share their duties for a week at a time. 26 The four main men who guarded the gates were Levites. They were trusted with the duty of taking care of the storerooms and the other rooms in the house of God. 27 They spent the night in their positions around the house of God. That's because they had to guard it. They were in charge of the key that opened the temple each morning. 28 Some Levites were in charge of the articles that were used when they served at the temple. They counted the articles when they were brought in. They also counted them when they were taken out. 29 Other Levites were appointed to take care of all of the other articles that belonged to the temple. They also took care of the flour, wine, olive oil, incense and spices. 30 Some of the priests took care of mixing the spices. 31 There was a Levite named Mattithiah. He was the oldest son of Shallum. Shallum belonged to the family line of Korah. Mattithiah was trusted with the duty of baking the offering bread. 32 The bread was placed on the table every Sabbath day. Some Levites in the family line of Kohath were in charge of preparing the bread. 33 Those who led the music lived in rooms in the temple. They were the leaders of their Levite families. Their only duty was to lead the music. They had to do that work day and night. 34 All of them were the leaders of their Levite families. They were listed as chiefs in their family history. They lived in Jerusalem. 35 Jeiel lived in the city of Gibeon. He was the father of Gibeon. Jeiel had a wife named Maacah. 36 His oldest son was Abdon. His other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. Mikloth and Shimeam lived in Jerusalem. They lived near their relatives. 39 Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab and Esh-Baal. 40 The son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal. Merib-Baal was the father of Micah. 41 The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea and Ahaz. 42 Ahaz was the father of Jadah. Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza. 43 Moza was the father of Binea. Rephaiah was Binea's son. Eleasah was Rephaiah's son. And Azel was Eleasah's son. 44 Azel had six sons. Their names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah and Hanan. They were the sons of Azel.
1 The Philistines fought against Israel. The men of Israel ran away from them. But many Israelites were killed on Mount Gilboa. 2 The Philistines kept chasing Saul and his sons. They killed his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua. 3 The fighting was heavy around Saul. Men who were armed with bows and arrows caught up with him. They shot their arrows at him and wounded him badly. 4 Saul spoke to the man who was carrying his armor. He said, "Pull out your sword. Stick it through me. If you don't, those men who aren't circumcised will come and hurt me badly." But the man was terrified. He wouldn't do it. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 The man saw that Saul was dead. So he fell on his own sword and died. 6 Saul and his three sons died. All of them died together. 7 All of the Israelites who lived in the valley saw that their army had run away. They saw that Saul and his sons were dead. So they left their towns and ran away. Then the Philistines came and settled down in them. 8 The day after the Philistines had won the battle, they came to take what they wanted from the dead bodies. They found Saul and his sons dead on Mount Gilboa. 9 So they took what they wanted from Saul's body. They took his head and his armor. Then they sent messengers through the whole land of the Philistines. They announced the news to the statues of their gods. They also announced it among their people. 10 They put Saul's armor in the temple of their gods. They hung his head up in the temple of their god Dagon. 11 The people of Jabesh Gilead heard about everything the Philistines had done to Saul. 12 So all of their brave men went and got the bodies of Saul and his sons. They brought them to Jabesh. Then they buried the bones of Saul and his sons under the great tree that was there. They didn't eat anything for seven days. 13 Saul died because he wasn't faithful to the Lord. He didn't obey the word of the Lord. He even asked for advice from a person who gets messages from those who have died. 14 He didn't ask the LORD for advice. So the LORD put him to death. He turned the kingdom over to David. David was the son of Jesse.
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