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and Abida, and Eldaah. All thes. These are the sons of Israeli

25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,

49 And when Sanlah was dead, 26 Serug. Nahor, Terah,

Shoul of Rehoboth by the river 27 Abrain; the same is Abra- reigned in his stead. ham.

49 And when Shaul was dead, 29 The sons of Abraham ; Isaac, Baal-hanan the son of Achbor and Ishmael.

reigned in his stead. 29 These are their genera- 50 And when Baal-hanan was tions: The first-born of Ishinael, deod, Hadad reigned in his stead : Nebainth; then Kedar, and Ad- and the name of his city was Pai ; bee!, and Mibsam,

and his wife's name was Mehe. 30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, tabel, the daughter of Matred, the Hadad, and Tema,

daughter of Mezahab. 31 Jetur. Naphish, and Kede. 51 Hadad died also. And the mah. These are the sons of Ish. dukes of Eiom were ; duke Timmal.

nah, duke Aliah, duke Jetheth, 32 Now the sons of Keturah, 52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, Abraham's concubine: she bare duke Pinon, Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, 53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, and Midian, and Ishbak, and duke Mibzar, Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; 51 Duke Magdle!, duke Iram. Shebah, and Dedan.

These are the dukes of Edom. 33 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch,

CHAPTER II.

Levi
31 Aud Abraham begat Isaac. Judah, Issachar, and 'Zebulun,
The sons of Isaac ; Esau, and 2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin,
Israel.

Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
35 The sons of Esau ; Eliphaz, 3 The sons of Judah; Er, and
Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, Onan, and Shelah : which three
and Korah.

were born unto him of the daughter 36 The sons of Eliphaz; Tenan, of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam, the first-born of Judah, was evil in Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek. the sight of the LORD, and he slew

37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, him. Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. 4 And Tamar his daughter-in

38 And the sons of Seir; law bare him Pharez and Zerah. Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, All the sons of Judah were five. and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, 5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Dishan.

and Hamul. 39 And the sons of Lotan ; Hori, 6 And the sons of Zerah ; Zimri, and Homam: and Timna was and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, Lotan's sister.

and Dara : five of them in all. 40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, 7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, the troubler of Israel, who transand Onam. And the sons of Zi. gressed in the thing accursed. beon ;_Aiah, and Anah.

8 And the sons of

Ethan ; 41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. Azariah. And the sons of Dishon ; Amram, 9 The sons also of Hezron, that and Eshban, and Ithran, and were born unto him; Jerahmeel, Cheran.

and Ram, and Chelubai. 42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, 10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons and Amminadab begat Nahshon, of Dishan; Us, and Aran.

prince of the children of Judah; 43 Now these are the kings Il And Nahshon begat Salma, that reigned in the land of Edom and Salma begat Boax. before any king reigned over the 12 And Boaz begat Obed, and children of Israel; Bela the son of Obed begat Jesse. Beor: and the name of his city 13 ! And Jesse begat his first. was Dinhabah.

born Eliah, and Abinadab the 44 And when Bela was dead, second, and Shimma the third, Jobah, the son of Zerah of Bozrah, 14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai reigned in his stead.

the fifth, 45 And when Jobab was dead, 15 Ozem the sixth, David the Husham of the land of the Tema- seventh : nites reigned in his stead.

16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, 46 And when Husham was dead, and Abigail. And the sons of Hadad the son of Bedad (which Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and smote Midian in the field of Moab) Asahel, three. reigned in his stead : and the name 17 And Abigail bare Amasa : of his city roas Avith.

and the father of Amasa was Jether 47 And when Hadad was dead, the Ishmeelite. Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his 18 And Caleb the son of stead.

Hezron begat children of Azubah,

his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons that patriarch. – Ver. 36.

Timna

are these ; Jesher, and Shobab, and was the concubine of Eliphaz, and Ardon. her name is supposed to have been 19 And when Azubah was dead, inserted here in a parenthesis, to Caleb took unto him Ephrath, sbew that Amalek was not equal to which bare him Hur. the other sons. The sense, there- 20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri fore, is, that Amalek, the son of begat Bezaleel. Eliphaz, was born to him o! Timna 21 And afterward Hezron went his concubine. - Ver. 41. Ham. in to the daughter of Machir, the ram, in Genesis called Chem-dem. father of Gilead, whom he married Other variations in the spelling of when he was threescore years old, the names occur, produced by va- and she bare him Segub. riations in the dialect of the nation. 22 And Segub begat Jair, who - Ver. 43. This was not the son of Beor, whose actions are related Ver. 3. Judah is mentioned in Numbers, (see xxii. 25. :) the first, because the kings were to one was from Idumea, the other spring from that tribe, and the from Mesopotamia.

Messiah himself.-Ver. 15. Jesse

had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.

23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kinath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities : all these belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilend.

21 And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's wife, bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa,

25 And the sons of Jerahmeel, the first-born of Hezron, were Ram the first-born, and Banah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijnh.

26 Jerahmrel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah: she was the mother of Onam.

27 And the sons of Ram, the first-born of Jerahmeel, were Miaaz, and Jamin, and Eker.

And the sons of Onam were Shammai, aud Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur,

29 And the lame of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.

30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim; but Seled died without children.

31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.

32 And the sons of Jada, the brother of Shaminai ; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.

33 And the sons of_Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza.

These were the sons of Jerahmeel.

34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters : and Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name tas Jarha.

85 And Sheshan gare his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife, and she bare him Attai.

36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

37 And Žabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,

38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,

89 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,

40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamat begat Shallum,

41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.

42 Now the sons of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, were Mesha his first-born, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah, the father of Hebron.

43 And the sons of Hebron ; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.

44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam; and Rekem begat Shammai.

45 And the son of Shammal was Maon: and Maon was the father of Beth-zur.

46 And Ephah, Caleb's concobine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez : and Haran begat Gazez.

47 And the sons of Jahdai: Regem, and Jotham, and Gesban, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.

49 She bare also Shanph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea : and the daughter of Caleb was Achsa.

50 g These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the first-born

had eight sons; but one, it is prubable, either died young, or was

of Ephratah; Shobal the father of 15 And the sons of Josiah were, 12 And Eshton begat Beth-ra. Kirjath-jearim,

the first-born Johanan, the second pha, and Paseah, and Tehinnali 51 Salma the father of Beth- Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the father of Ir-nahash. These are lehem, Hareph the father of Beth- the fourth Shallum.

the men of Rechah. gader.

16 And the sons of Jehoiakim ; 13 And the sons of Kenaz ; Oth52 And Shobal, the father of Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son. niel, and Seraiah : and the sons of Kirjath-jearim, had sons ; Haroeh, 17 And the sons of Jeconiah, Othniel ; Hothath. and half of the Manahethites. Assir; Salathiel his son,

14 And Meonothai begat Oph53 And the families of Kirjath- 18 Malchiram also, and Pedajah, rah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the jearim; the Ithrites, and the

and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, father of the valley of Charashim ; Puhites, and the Shumathites, and and Nedabiah.

for they were craftsmen. the Mishraites: of then came the 19 And the sons of Pedaiah were 15 And the sons of Caleb the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites. Zerubbabel and Shimei : and the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and

54 The sons of Salma; Beth- sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, Naam: and the sons of Elah, eren lehem, and the Netophathites, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their Kenaz. Ataroth, the house of Joab, and sister :

16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; half of the Manahethites, the 20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Zorites.

and Perechiah, and Hasadiah, Ju- Asareel. 55 And the families of the scribes shab-hesed, fire.

17 And the sons of Ezra were which dwelt at Jabez; the Tira. 21 And the sons of Hananiah ; Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and thites, the Shimeathites, and Su- Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and chathites. These are the Kenites Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the Shammai, and Ishbah the father of that came of Hemath, the father of sons of Obadiah, the sons of She- Eshtemoa. the house of Rechab. chaniah.

18 And his wife Jehudijah bare 22 And the sons of Shechaniah ; Jered the father of Gedor, and CHAPTER III.

Shemajah: and the sons of She- Heber the father of Socho, and NOWthese were the sons of Davida, maiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. which

Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, And these are the sons of Bithia, Hebron : the first-born Amnon, of six.

the daughter of Pharaoh, which Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the 23 And the sons of Neariah ; Mered took. Second, Daniel, of Abigail the Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azri- 19 And the sons of his wife HoCarmelitess; kam, three.

diah, the sister of Naham, the 2 The third, Absalom, the son 24 And the sons of Elioenai rere father of Keilah the Garmite, and of Maachah, the daughter of Tal- Hodajah, and Eliashib, and Pe. Eshtemoa the Maachathite. mai king of Geshur; the fourth, laiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, 20 And the sons of Shimon were Adorijah, the son of Haggith; and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven, Amnon and Rinnah, Ben-hanan, 3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abi

and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi tal; the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah

CHAPTER IV.

were Zoheth, and Ben-zoheth. his wife.

21 The sons of Shelah the son These six were born unto him T song of Judah ; Pharcz,

Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, of Judah were Er, the father of in Hebron ; and there he reigned and Shobal.

Lecah, and Laadah, the father of seren years and six months and in 2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal Mareshah, and the families of the Jerusalem he reigned thirty and begat Jahath; and Jahuth begal house of them that wrought fine three years.

Ahumai, and Lahad. These are linen, of the house of Ashbea, 5 And these were born unto him the families of the Zorathites.

22 And Jokim, and the men of in Jerusalem; Shimea and Shobab, 3 And these were of the father of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and who had the dominion in Moab, Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel: Idbash: and the pame of their and Jashubi-lehem. And these are 6 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and sister was Hazelelponi :

ancient things. Eliphelet,

4 And Penuel the father of Ge. 23 These were the potters, and 7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and dor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. those that dwelt among plants and Japhia,

These are the sons of Hur, the hedges : there they dweli with the $ And Elishama, and Eliada, first-born of Ephratah, the father king for his work. and Eliphelet, nine. of Beth-lehem.

24 The sons of Simeon were 9 These were all the sons of 5 And Ashur, the father of Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, David, besides the sons of the con- Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and and Shaul: cubines, and Tamar their sister. Naarah.

25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his 10 & And Solomon's son toas 6 And Nearah bare him Ahuzam, son, Mishma his soul. Rehoboam, Abia his soli, Asa his and Hepber, and Temeni, and 26 And the sons of Mishma ; son, Jehoshaphat his son,

Haahashtari. These were the sons Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, 11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his of Naarah.

Shimei his son. son, Joash his son,

7 And the sons of Helah were 27 And Shimei had sixteen sons 12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan. and six daughters; but his brethren son, Jotham his son,

8 And Coz begat Anub, and had not many children, neither did 13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his Zobebah, and the families of Ahar- all their family multiply, like to son, Manasseh his son, hel the son of Harum.

the children of Judah. 14 Amon his son, Josiah his son. 9 And Jabez was more honour. 28 And they dwelt at Beer

able than his brethren: and his sheba, and Moladah, and Hazar. ouls an adopted son. - Ver. 54. mother called his name Jahez, shual, The most learned commentators saying. Because I bare him with 29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, find it difficult to give any expli- sorrow.

and Tolad, cation of this verse; nor can it be a JO And Jabez called on the God 30 And at Bethuel, and at Hor. matter of surprise, that at this dis- of Israel, saying, Oh that thou mah, and at Ziklag, tance of time we should be unable wouldest bless me indeed, and en- 31 And at Beth-mercaboth, and to explain minute points of mere large my coast, and that thine Hazar-susim, and at Beth-birei, genealogical questions. Much of hand might be with me, and that and at Shaaraim. These were their the obscurity may be attributed to thou wouldest keep me from evil, cities unto the reign of David. the changes introduced in the spel. that it may not grieve me! And 32 And their villages were Etam, ling of the names, to the applica- God granted him that which he and Ain, Rimmon, and Tochen, tion of more than one name to the requested.

and Ashan, tive cities; same person, and to the variety of il And Chelub, the brother of 33 And all their villages that modies in which relationships were Shuah, begat Mehir, which was were round about the same cities, described – the adopted children the father of Eshton.

unto Baal. These cere their ha. of a person being reckoned among

bitations, and their genealogs. those who were born to him - Ver. 1. Pharez only was the son 34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, cousins being named as brothers, of Judah; the rest were his grand- and Joshah the son of Amaziah, &c.

sons.- Ver. 10. This prayer gives 35 And Joel, and Jehu the son Ver. 5. Bath-shua : that is, a new value to these genealogies; of Josibiah, the son of Seraiah, the Bath-sheba.-Ver. 8. Eliada, or and it is evident that the piety and son of Asiel, Bliam. Numerous instances of success of Jabez must have been similar variations in the names particularly remarked among his a memorial.-Ver. 14. Joab: this occur throughout the remainder of contemporaries, or this incident was not the same as the Joab who the genealogies.

would not hare obtained so express was captain of the arruy under 36. And Elioenal, and Jaakobah, in their tents throughout all the And the sons of Kohath; Am, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah, and east land of Gilead.

ram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Úzziel. Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah, 11 And the children of Gad 3 And the children of Amram;

37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, dwelt over against them, in the Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam, the son of Alon, the son of Jedaiah, land of Bashan, unto Salcah : The sons also of Aaron ; Nadab and the son of Shimri, the son of She- 12 Joel the chiel, and Shapham Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. maiah :

the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat 41 Eleazar begat Phinehas, 38 These mentioned by their in Bashan.

Phinebas begat Abishua, names were princes in their fami- 13 And their brethren, of the 5 And Abishun begat Bukki, lies; and the house of their fathers house of their fathers, toere Michael, and Bukki begat Uzzi, Increased greatly.

and Meshullam, and Sheba, and 6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and 39 [ And they went to the en- Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth, trance of Gedor, even unto the east Heber, seven.

7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and side of the valley, to seek pasture 14 These are the children of Amariah begat Ahitub, for their flocks.

Abihail the son of Huri, the son of 8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and 40. And they found fat pasture Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son Zadok begat Abimaaz, and good, and the land was wide, of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, 9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and quiet, and peaceable ; for they the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; and Azariah begat Johanan, of Ham had dwelt there of old.

15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son 10 And Johanan begat Azariah, 41 And these written by name of Guni, chief of the house of their (he it is that executed the priest's came in the days of Hezekiah king fathers.

office in the temple that Solomon of Judah, and smote their tents, 16 And they dwelt in Gilead in built in Jerusalem :) and the habitations that were found Bashan, and in her towns, and in 11 And Azariah begat Amariah, tbere, and destroyed them utterly all the suburbs of Sharon, upon and Amariah begat Ahitub, unto this day, and dwelt in their their borders,

12 And Abitub begat Zadok, and rooms; because there was pasture 17 All these were reckoned by Zadok begat Shallum, there for their flocks.

genealogies in the days of Jotham 13 And Shalluin begat Hilkiah, 42 And some of them, even of king of Judah, and in the days of and Hilkiah begat Azariah, the sons of Simeon, five hundred Jeroboam king of Israel.

14 And Azariah hegat Seraiah, men, went to mount Seir, having 18 The Sons of Reuben, and and Seraiah begat Jehozadak, for their captains Pelatiah, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of 15 And Jehozadak went into Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uz- Manasseh, of valiant men, men captivity, when the LORD carried ziel, the sons of Ishi.

able to bear buckler and sword, and away Judah and Jerusalem by the 43 And they smote the rest of to shoot with bow, and skilful in hand of Nebuchadnezzar. the Amalekites that were escaped, war, were four and forty thousand 16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, and dwelt there unto this day. seven hundred and threescore, that Kohath, and Merari. went out to the war.

17 And these be the names of CHAPTER V.

19 And they made war with the the sons of Gershom ; Libni, and Now the sons of Reuben, the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Ne- Shimei. first-born of Israel, (for he phish, and Nodab.

18 And the sons of Kohath were was the first-born; but, forasmuch, 20 And they were helped against Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, as he defiled his father's bed, his them, and the Hagarites were deli- and Uzziel. birthright was given unto the sons vered into their hand, and all that 19 The sons of Merari ; Mahli, of Joseph the son of Israel; and the were with them: for they cried to and Mushi. And these are the genealogy is not to be reckoned God in the battle, and he was en- families of the Levites, according after the birthright.

treated them; because they put to their fathers. 2 For Judah prevailed above his their trust in him.

20 or Gershom ; Libni his son, brethren, and of him came the 21 And they took away their Jahath his son, Zimunah his son, chief ruler; but the birthright was cattle; of their camels Any thou- 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Joseph's ;)

sand, and of sheep two hundred Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son. 3 The sons, I say, of Reuben, the and fifty thousand, and of asses two 99 The sons of Kohath; AmArst-born of Israel, were Hanoch, thousand, and of men an hundred minadab his son, Korah his sol, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. thousand.

Assir his son, 4 The sons of Joel ; Shemaiah his 22 For there fell down many 23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, slain, because the war toas of God. his son, and Assir his son,

5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, And they dwelt in their steads 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Baal his son, until the captivity.

Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgath- 23 And the children of the half- 25 And the sons of Elkanah; pilneser king of Assyria carried tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: Amasai, and Ahimoth. away captive: he was prince of the they increased from Bashan unto 26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Keubenites.

Baal-hermon and Senir, and unto Elkanah; Zophai bis son, and 7 And his brethren by their fa- mount Herarion.

Nahath his son, milies, (when the genealogy of 84 And these were the heads of 27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his their generations was reckoned,) the house of their fathers, even son, Elkanah his son. were the chief, Jeiel, and Ze- Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and 28 And the sons of Samuel; the chariah,

Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hoda- first-born Vashni, and Abiah. 8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the viah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of 89 & The sons of Merari: Mahli; son of Shema, the son of Joel, who valour, famous men, and heads of Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uaza dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo the house of their fathers,

bis, son, and Baal-meon:

25 And they transgressed 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his 9 And eastward he inhabited against the God of their fathers, son, Asaiah his son. upto the entering in of the wilder- and went a whoring after the gods 31 And these are they whom ness from the river Euphrates ; of the people of the land, whom David set over the service of song because their cattle were multiplied God destroyed before them.

in the house of the LORD, after that in the land of Gilead.

26 And the God of Israel stirred the ark had rest. 10 And in the days of Saul they up the spirit of Pul kiog of Assyria, 32 And they ministered before made war with the Hagarites, who and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser the dwelling-place of the tabernacle fell by their hand : and they dwelt king of Assyria, and he carried of the congregation with singing.

them away, (even the Reubenites, until Solomon had built the house David. --Ver. 43. 1 Sam. xv. 38 ; and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Lord in Jerusalem ; and then aud x. 17; 2 Sam. viii. 12.

of Manasseh,) and brought them they waited on their office according Ver. 1. Gen. xxix. 32 ; XXXV. unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, to their order. 22; xlix. 4; xlviii. 15-22.-Ver. 2. and to the river Gozan, unto this day. 83 And these are they that waited The privileges pertaining to the

with their children: of the sons of birthright were, according to the

CHAPTER VI.

the Kohathites; Heman a singer, Hebrews, these three : first, A THB.sons of Lexi; Gershon, Ko. the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel, double portion of the inheritance ; hath, and Merari.

34 The son of Elkanah, the son secondly, The authority of a prince over the rest of the family ; and, Ver. 18 They were not properly Ver. 16. The commencement of thirdly, Rights and offices of the brothers, but of the same tribe. - the list is repeated, in order to priesthood. The tradition re- Ver. 19. Gen. xxv. 15.- Ver. 25. shew that the new line of Levites specting the latter particular is 2 Kings, xvii. 7.-Ver. 26. & Kings, now to be mentioned had its com, considered of doubtful authority. X. 19.

mencement in Gershom, as the of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the 61 And unto the sons of Kohath, mai, and Jibsam, and Sheine, son of Toah,

which were left of the family of that heads of their father's house, foroit, 95 The son of Zuph, the son of tribe, were cities given out of the of Tola: they were valiant men of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the hall-tribe, namely, out of the might in their generations ; whose son of Amasai,

hall-tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten number was, in the days of David, 36 The son of Elkanah, the son cities.

two and twenty thousand and six of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son 62 And to the sons of Gershom, hundred. of Zephaniah,

throughout their families, out of 3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahi. 3. The son of Tahath, the son of the tribe of Issachar, and out of ah: and the sons of Irrahiah ; Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son the tribe of Asher, and out of the Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, of Korah,

tribe of Naphtati, and out of the Ishiah, flve: all of them chief men. 38 The son of Izbar, the son of tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thir- 4 And with them, by their geneKohath, the son of Levi, the son of teen cities.

rations, after the house of their Israel.

63 Unto the son's of Merari were fathers, were bands of soldiers for 39 And his brother Asaph, (who given by lot, throughout their war, six and thirty thousand then: stood on his right hand, even fatnilies, out of the tribe of Reuben, for they had many wives and sons. Asaph the son of Berachiah, the and out of the tribe of Gad, and 5 And their brethren, among ail son of Shimea,

out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve the families of Issachar, were valiant 40 The son of Michael, the son cities.

men of might, reckoned in all, by of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah, 64 And the children of Israel their genealogtes, fourscore and

H1 The son of Ethni, the son of gave to the Lerites these cities with seven thousand. Lerah, the son of Adaiah, their suburbs.

6 The sons of Benjamin ; Dela; 12 The son of Ethan, the son of 65 And they gave by lot, out of and Becher, and Jediael, three. Zimmah, the son of Shinsei,

the tribe of the children of Judah, 7 And the sons of Bela ; Ezbon, 13 The son of Jahath, the son of and out of the tribe of the children and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jeri. Gershom, the son of Levi.

of Simeon, and out of the tribe of moth, and Iri, five; heads of the 44 And their brethren, the sons the children of Benjamin, these house of their fathers, mighty men of Merari, stood on the left hand : cities which are called by their of valour; and were reckoned by Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of names.

their genealogies twenty and two abdi, the son of Malluch,

66 And the residue of the families thousand and thirty and four. 45 The son of Hashabiah, the of the sons of Kohath had cities of 8 And the sons of Becher; Zeson of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, their coasts out of the tribe of mira, and Joash, and Eliezer, ana 46 The son of Amzi, the son of Ephraim.

Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, Bani, the son of Shamer,

67 And they gave unto them, of and Abiah, and Anathoth, and 47 The son of Mahli, the son of the cities of refuge, Shechem in

Alameth. All these are the sons Mushi, the son of Merari, the son mount Ephraim with her suburbs; of Becher. of Levi.

they gave also Gezer with her 9 And the number of them, after 48 Their brethren also the suburbs,

their genealogy by their generaLevites were appointed unto all 68 And Jokmeam with her tions, heads of the house of their manner of service of the tabernacle suburbs, and Beth-horon with her fathers, might; men of valour, of the house of God. suburbs,

was twenty thousand and two hun. 49 & But Aaron and his sons 69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, dred. offered upon the altar of the burnt- and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs: 10 The sons also of Jediael ; Biloffering, and on the altar of incense, 70 And out of the half-tribe of han: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush and were appointed for all the Manasseh ; Aner with her suburbs, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chework of the place most holy, and and Bileam with her suburbs, for naanah, and Zethan, and Thar. to make an atonement for Israel, the family of the remnant of the shish, and Ahishahar. according to all that Moses, the sons of Kohath.

11 All these the sons of Jedlael, servant of God, had commanded. 71 Unto the sons of Gershom by the heads of their fathers, mighty

50 And these are the sons of were given, out of the family of the men of valour, were seventeen Aaron ; Eleazar his son, Phinehas half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in thousand and two hundred soldiers, his son, Abishua his son,

Bashan with her suburbs, and Ash- fit to go out for war and battle. 5) Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, taroth with her suburbs

12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, Zerabiah his son,

72 And out of the tribe of Issac- the children of Ir, and Hushim, 52 Meraioth his son, Amariah har; Kedesh with her suburbs, Da- the sons of Aher. his son, Ahitub his son, berath with her suburbs,

13 The sons of Naphtali; Jah63 Zadok his son, Abimaaz his 73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, ziel, and Guni, and Gezer, and son. and Anem with her suburbs :

Shallum, the sons of Bilhah. 54 Now these are their dwell- 74 And out of the tribe of Asher; 14 The sons of Manasseh ; ing-places throughout their castles, Mashal with her suburbs, and Ab- Ashriel, whom she bare ; (but his in their coasts, or the sons of Aaron, don with her suburbs,

concubine the Aramitess, bare Maof the families of the Kohathites; 75 And Hukok with her suburbs, chir the father of Gilead: for theirs was the lot. and Rehob with her suburbs:

15 And Machir took to wife the 35 And they gave them Hebron 76 And out of the tribe of Naph- sister of Huppim and Shuppim, in the land of Judah, and the tall; Kedesh in Galilee with her whose sister's name was Maachah ;) suburbs thereof round about it. suburbs, and Hammon with her and the name of the second was

56 But the fields of the city, and suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her Zelophehad; and Zelophehad had the villages thereof, they gave to suburbs.

daughters. Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

77 Unto the rest of the children 16 And Maachah, the wife of 57 And to the sons of Aaron they of Merari were given, out of the Machir, bare a son, and she called gare the cities of Judah ; namely, tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her his name Peresh; and the name of Hebron, the city of refuge, and suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs : his brother was Sheresh; and his Libnah with her suburbs, and 78 And on the other side Jordan sons were Ulam and Rakem. Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their by Jericho, on the east side of Jor- 17 And the sons of Ulam ; Bedan. suburbs,

dan, were given them, out of the These were the sons of Gilead, the 58 And Hilen with her suburbs, tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wil. son of Machir, the son of ManasDebir with her suburbs,

derness with her suburbs, and Jah- seb. 59 And Ashan with her suburbs, zah with her suburbs,

18 And his sister Hammoleketh and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs: 79 Kedemoth also with her bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Ma

60 And out of the tribe of Benja- suburbs, and Mephaath with her hala. min; Geba with her suburbs, and suburbs :

19 And the sons of Shemidah Alemeth with her suburbs, and 80 Aud out of the tribe of Gad; were Ahian, and Shechem, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, Likhi, and Aniam. their cities, throughout their fami- and Mahanaim with her suburbs, 20 And the sons of Ephraim; lies, were thirteen cities.

81 And Hesbbon with her sub- Shuthelab, and Bered his son, and

urbs, and Jazer with her suburbs. Tahath his son, and Lladah his former had in Kohath.-Ver. 39.

son, and Tahath his son,

CHAPTER VII. Asaph is called his brother, either

21 And Zabad his son, and Shubecause he was of the same tribe, Now and a sharer in the same office, or Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Ver. 5. Their Urethren: that is, beenuse he was his intimate ac- Shimron, four.

their friends, relatives, and conquaintance.- Ver. 19. Levit. 1. 9. 2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi,

nections. Ver. 6. Gen. xlvis -Ver. 54. Josh. xxi

and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jah- Num. xxvi.

thela his son, and Ezer, and Elead, they removed them to Mana- and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and whom the inen of Gath that were hath:

Obadiah, and Hanan. All these born in that land slew, because 7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and were the sons of Azel. they came down to take away their Gera, he removed them, and begat 39 And the sons of Eshek his cattle. Uzza and Ahihud.

brother roere Ulam his first born, 22 And Ephraim their father 8 And Shaharaim begat children Jehush the second, and Eliphelet mourned many days, and his breth- in the country of Moab, after he the third. ren came to comfort him.

had sent them away; Hushim and 40 And the sons of Ulam were 23 And when he went in to his Baara were his wives.

mighty inen of ralour, archers, and wife, she conceived and bare a son, 9 And he begat of Hodesh his had many sons, and sons' sons, an and he called his naine Beriah, be- wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, hundred and fifty. All these are cause it went evil with his house. and Malcham,

of the sons of Benjamin. 24 (And his daughter was She- 10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and rah, who built Beth-horon the Mirma. These were

his sons,

CHAPTER IX. nether, and the upper, and Uzzen- heads of the fathers.

So.

O all Israel were reckoned by sherah.)

Il And of Hushim he begat Ahi. genealogies; and, behold, they 25 And Rephah was his son, tub, and Elpaal.

were written in the book of the also Resheph, and Tela his son, 12 The sons of Elpaal ; Eber, and Kings of Israel and Judah, who and Tahan his son,

Misham, and Shamed, who built were carried away to Babylon for 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his Ono and Lod, with the towns there- their transgression, son, Elishama his son, of:

2 Now the first inhabitants, 27 Non his son, Jehoshua his 13 Beriah also, and Shema, who that drcell in their possessions in son.

were heads of the fathers of the their cities, were the Israelites, the 98 And their possessions and inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove priests, Levites, and the Nethinhabitations were Beth-el and the away the inhabitants of Gath : ims. towns thereof, and eastward Naa. 11 And Ahio, Shashak, and Je- 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of ran, and westward Gezer, with the remoth,

the children of Judah, and of the towas thereof; Shechem also and 15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, children of Benjamin, and of the the towns thereof, unto Gaza and and Ader,

children of Ephraimn, and Manasthe towns thereof:

16 And Michael, and Ispah,

seh; 29 And by the borders of the and Joha, the sons of Berish;

4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean 17 And Zebadiah, and Meshul- son of Omri, the son of Imri, the and her towns, Taanach and her Tam, and Hezeki, and Heber, son of Bani, of the children of towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor 19 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, Pharez the son of Judah. and her towns. In these dwelt the and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal; 5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah children of Joseph, the son of Israel. 19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and the first born and his sons. 30 The sons of Asher; Imrah, Zabdi,

6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, 20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and and their brethren, six hundred and Serah their sister. Eliel,

and ninety. 31 And the sons of Beriah; He- 21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, 7 And of the sors of Benjamin; oer, and Malchiel, who is the father aud Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Birzavith.

22 Aud Ishpan, and Heber, and of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah, 82 Aud Heber begat Japhlet, Eliel,

8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroand Shomer, and Hotham, and 23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and ham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the Shua their sister. Hanan,

son of Michri, and Meshullam the 33 And the sons of Japhlet ; 24 And Hananiah, and Elam, son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, Pasach, and Dinhal, and Ashrath : and Antothijnh,

the son of Ibuijah; these are the children of Japhlet. 25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, 9 And their brethren, according 31 Aud the souls of Shamer; Ahi, the sons o: Shashak;

to their generations, nine hundred and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. 26 And Shamsherai, and Sheha- and fifty and six. All these met 33 And the sons of his brother, riah, and Athaliah,

were chief of the fathers in the
Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and 27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and house of their fathers.
Shelesh, and Amal.
Zichri, the sous of Jeroham.

10 And of the priests; Jedaiah,
36 The sons of Zophah ; Suah, 28 These were heads of the and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
and Harnepher, and Shual, and fathers, by their generations, chief 11 And Azariah the son of Hil.
and Beri, aud Imrali,

men. These dweit in Jerusalem. kiah, the son of Meshullam, the son 37 Bezer, and Hod, and Sham- 29 And at Gibeon dwelt the fa. of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the ma, and Shilshan, and Ithran, and ther of Gibeon, whose wife's name son of Ahitub, the ruler of the Beera. was Maachah ;

house of God; 39 And the sons of Jether; Je- 30 And his first-born son Abdon, 12 And Adaiah the son of Jerophunneh, and Pispal, and Ara, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and ham, the son of Pashur, the son of 39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, Nadab,

Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of and lannie!, and Rezia.

31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son 40 All these were the children of Zacher.

of Meshullam, the son of Meshille. Asher, heads of their father's house, 32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. mith, the son of Immer; choice and mighty men of valour, And these also dwelt with their 13 And their brethren, heads of chief of the princes. And the num- brethren in Jerusalem, over against the house of their fathers, a thouber throughout the genealogy of them.

sand and sesen hundred and threethem that were apt to the war and 33 9 And Ner begat Kish, and score ; very able men for the work to battle was twenty and six thou- Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat of the service of the house of God. sand men.

Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and 14 | And of the Levites; She

Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
CHAPTER VIU.

maiah the son of Hashub, the son

3+ And the son of Jonathan was of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, NOW. Benjamin begat Bela his Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begat of the sons of Merari ;

first-born, Ashbel the second, Micah. and Aharah the thirit,

35 And the sons of Micah were Ver. 1. It is not determined by % Nohah the fourth, and Rapha Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea, commentators whether this mention the ofth. and A haz.

of the reckoning of the Israelites 3 And the sons of Bela were Ad. 36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah ; refer to their being numbered by dar, and Gera, and Abihud,

and Jchoadah begat Alemeth, and David, or to some other numbering 1 And Abishua, and Naainan, Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri of a similar kind; or whether it do aud Ahoah, begat Moza;

not simply relate to the written 5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, 87 And Moza begat Binea : Ra- genealogies given in these books. and liuran.

pha was his son, Eleasah his son, Ver. 2. See Ezra, ii. 43, and 6 And these are the sons of Ehud: Aze1 his son.

viil. 20; Noh. xi. 1.

The first these are the heads of the fathers 38 And Azel had six sons, whose inhabitants, &c. The meaning of of the inhabitants of Geba, and names are these, Azrikam, Bocheru, this passage is, that the Israelites

were formerly divided into four Ver. 1. The genealogy of Ben- recovery after the slaughter de- classes : that is, the people in gejamin is here described with ad. scribert Judges, chap. xx. - Ver. neral, the priests, the Levites, and ditional particularity; and this 13. This expulsion of the inhabi. the Nethinims - an order of men probably because it was the tribe tants of Gath is not mentioned instituted by David, and given to of Saul, or in order to shew its clsewhere.

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