The Genealogy of Saul the Benjamite (continued)
9:1 So all Israel were
reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in
the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried
away to Babylon for their transgression.
The People in Jerusalem
9:2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their
possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the
priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
9:3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of
the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim,
9:4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of
Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of
9:5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his
9:6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren,
six hundred and ninety.
9:7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam,
the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
9:8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of
Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of
Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9:9 And their brethren, according to their generations,
nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of
the fathers in the house of their fathers.
9:10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
9:11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam,
the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub,
the ruler of the house of God;
9:12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the
son of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of
Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the
son of Immer;
9:13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their
fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very
able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
9:14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the
son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
9:15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the
son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the
son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of
Elkanah, that dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.
9:17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon,
and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
9:18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they
were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
9:19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the
son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father,
the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of
the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over
the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over
them in time past, and the LORD was with him.
9:21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
9:22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates
were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their
genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer
did ordain in their set office.
9:23 So they and their children had the oversight of the
gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the
tabernacle, by wards.
9:24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east,
west, north, and south.
9:25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were
to come after seven days from time to time with them.
9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in
their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries
of the house of God.
9:27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because
the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every
morning pertained to them.
9:28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering
vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.
9:29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the
vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the
fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense,
and the spices.
9:30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment
of the spices.
9:31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the
firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over
the things that were made in the pans.
9:32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the
Kohathites, were over the shewbread, to prepare it every
9:33 And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the
Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they
were employed in that work day and night.
9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief
throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
The Genealogy of Saul
9:35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel,
whose wife's name was Maachah:
9:36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and
Baal, and Ner, and Nadab.
9:37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
9:38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with
their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
9:39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul
begat Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
9:40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal
9:41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and
Tahrea, and Ahaz.
9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
9:43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah
his son, Azel his son.
9:44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan:
these were the sons of Azel.