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1Chronicles 9
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The Returning Exiles

9So all Israel was listed in the genealogical records in The Book of the Kings of Israel. The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the LORD.H3478H3187H3789H5612H4428H3478H3063H1540H894H4604 2The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.H7223H3427H272H5892H3478H3548H3881H5411 3Some of the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh came and settled in Jerusalem.H3389H3427H1121H3063H1121H1144H1121H669H4519 4One family that returned was that of Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah.H5793H1121H5989H1121H6018H1121H566H1121H1137H1121H6557H1121H3063 5Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.H7888H6222H1060H1121 6From the Zerahite clan, Jeuel returned with his relatives. In all, 690 families from the tribe of Judah returned.H1121H2226H3262H251H8337H3967H8673 7From the tribe of Benjamin came Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;H1121H1144H5543H1121H4918H1121H1938H1121H5574 8Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Micri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.H2997H1121H3395H425H1121H5813H1121H4381H4918H1121H8203H1121H7467H1121H2998 9These men were all leaders of clans, and they were listed in their genealogical records. In all, 956 families from the tribe of Benjamin returned.H251H8435H8672H3967H2572H8337H582H7218H1H1004H1

The Returning Priests

10Among the priests who returned were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin,H3548H3048H3080H3199 11Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub. Azariah was the chief officer of the house of God.H5838H1121H2518H1121H4918H1121H6659H1121H4812H1121H285H5057H1004H430 12Other returning priests were Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malkijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer.H5718H1121H3395H1121H6583H1121H4441H4640H1121H5717H1121H3170H1121H4918H1121H4921H1121H564 13In all, 1,760 priests returned. They were heads of clans and very able men. They were responsible for ministering at the house of God.H251H7218H1004H1H505H7651H3967H8346H2428H1368H4399H5656H1004H430

The Returning Levites

14The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;H3881H8098H1121H2815H1121H5840H1121H2811H1121H4847 15Bakbakkar; Heresh; Galal; Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zicri, son of Asaph;H1230H2792H1559H4983H1121H4316H1121H2147H1121H623 16Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the area of Netophah.H5662H1121H8098H1121H1559H1121H3038H1296H1121H609H1121H511H3427H2691H5200 17The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.H7778H7967H6126H2929H289H251H7967H7218 18Prior to this time, they were responsible for the King's Gate on the east side. These men served as gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites.H4428H8179H4217H7778H4264H1121H3878 19Shallum was the son of Kore, a descendant of Abiasaph, from the clan of Korah. He and his relatives, the Korahites, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the sanctuary, just as their ancestors had guarded the Tabernacle in the camp of the LORD.H7967H1121H6981H1121H43H1121H7141H251H1004H1H7145H4399H5656H8104H5592H168H1H4264H3068H8104H3996 20Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the LORD had been with him.H6372H1121H499H5057H6440H3068 21And later Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was responsible for guarding the entrance to the Tabernacle.H2148H1121H4920H7778H6607H168H4150 22In all, there were 212 gatekeepers in those days, and they were listed according to the genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed their ancestors because they were reliable men.H1305H7778H5592H3967H8147H6240H3187H2691H1992H1732H8050H7200H3245H530 23These gatekeepers and their descendants, by their divisions, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the house of the LORD when that house was a tent.H1121H8179H1004H3068H1004H168H4931 24The gatekeepers were stationed on all four sides—east, west, north, and south.H702H7307H7778H4217H3220H6828H5045 25Their relatives in the villages came regularly to share their duties for seven-day periods.H251H2691H935H7651H3117H6256H6256 26The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.H3881H702H1368H7778H530H3957H214H1004H430 27They would spend the night around the house of God, since it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.H3885H5439H1004H430H4931H4668H1242 28Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.H5921H5656H3627H935H3318H4557H4557 29Others were responsible for the furnishings, the items in the sanctuary, and the supplies, such as choice flour, wine, olive oil, frankincense, and spices.H4487H3627H3627H6944H5560H3196H8081H3828H1314 30But it was the priests who blended the spices.H1121H3548H7543H4842H1314 31Mattithiah, a Levite and the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread used in the offerings.H4993H3881H1060H7967H7145H530H4639H2281 32And some members of the clan of Kohath were in charge of preparing the bread to be set on the table each Sabbath day.H251H1121H6956H3899H4635H3559H7676 33The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.H7891H7218H1H3881H3957H6362H6359H4399H3119H3915 34All these men lived in Jerusalem. They were the heads of Levite families and were listed as prominent leaders in their genealogical records.H7218H1H3881H7218H8435H3427H3389

King Saul’s Family Tree

35Jeiel (the father of Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife's name was Maacah,H1391H3427H1H1391H25H3273H802H8034H4601 36and his oldest son was named Abdon. Jeiel's other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,H1060H1121H5658H6698H7027H1168H5369H5070 37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.H1446H283H2148H4732 38Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. All these families lived near each other in Jerusalem.H4732H3205H8043H3427H251H3389H251 39Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.H5369H3205H7027H7027H3205H7586H7586H3205H3083H4444H41H792 40Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal. Merib-baal was the father of Micah.H1121H3083H4807H4810H3205H4318 41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.H1121H4318H6377H4429H8475 42Ahaz was the father of Jadah. Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza.H271H3205H3294H3294H3205H5964H5820H2174H2174H3205H4162 43Moza was the father of Binea. Binea's son was Rephaiah. Rephaiah's son was Eleasah. Eleasah's son was Azel.H4162H3205H1150H7509H1121H501H1121H682H1121 44Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.H682H8337H1121H8034H5840H1074H3458H8187H5662H2605H1121H682


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