1 Chronicles 4:24-43
Descendants of Simeon
The sons of Simeon:
Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;
Shallum was his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
The sons of Mishma:
Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, Shimei his son.
Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, nor did all their clan multiply like the men of Judah. They lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual, Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Beth-biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until David reigned. And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, along with all their villages that were around these cities as far as Baal. These were their settlements, and they kept a genealogical record.
Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah the son of Amaziah, Joel, Jehu the son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel, Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah, Ziza the son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah—
These mentioned by name were princes in their clans, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly. They journeyed to the entrance of Gedor, to the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, where they found rich, good pasture, and the land was very broad, quiet, and peaceful, for the former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.
These, registered by name, came in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and destroyed their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and marked them for destruction to this day, and settled in their place, because there was pasture there for their flocks. And some of them, five hundred men of the Simeonites, went to Mount Seir, having as their leaders Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. And they defeated the remnant of the Amalekites who had escaped, and they have lived there to this day.
1 Chronicles 5:1-9
Descendants of Reuben
The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s couch, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that he could not be enrolled as the oldest son; though Judah became strong among his brothers and a chief came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel:
Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
The sons of Joel:
Shemaiah his son, Gog his son,
Shimei his son, Micah his son,
Reaiah his son, Baal his son,
Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser
king of Assyria carried away into exile; he was a chief
of the Reubenites.
And his kinsmen by their clans, when the genealogy of their
generations was recorded: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
and Bela the son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel, who
lived in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon. He also lived
to the east as far as the entrance of the desert this side of
the Euphrates, because their livestock had multiplied in the
land of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 5:11-17
Descendants of Gad
The sons of Gad lived over against them in the land of Bashan
as far as Salecah:
Joel the chief, Shapham the second, Janai, and Shaphat
And their kinsmen according to their fathers’ houses:
Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia and Eber, seven.
These were the sons of Abihail the son of Huri, son of Jaroah,
son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo,
son of Buz.
Ahi the son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers’
and they lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the
pasturelands of Sharon to their limits.
All of these were recorded in genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
1 Chronicles 6:1
Descendants of Levi
The sons of Levi:
Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:2-15
The sons of Kohath:
Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
The children of Amram:
Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.
The sons of Aaron:
Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Eleazar fathered Phinehas,
Phinehas fathered Abishua,
Abishua fathered Bukki,
Bukki fathered Uzzi,
Uzzi fathered Zerahiah,
Zerahiah fathered Meraioth,
Meraioth fathered Amariah,
Amariah fathered Ahitub,
Ahitub fathered Zadok,
Zadok fathered Ahimaaz,
Ahimaaz fathered Azariah,
Azariah fathered Johanan,
Johanan fathered Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the
house that Solomon built in Jerusalem).
Azariah fathered Amariah,
Amariah fathered Ahitub,
Ahitub fathered Zadok,
Zadok fathered Shallum,
Shallum fathered Hilkiah,
Hilkiah fathered Azariah,
Azariah fathered Seraiah,
Seraiah fathered Jehozadak;
and Jehozadak went into exile when the Lord sent Judah and
Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
1 Chronicles 6:16-19a
LEVI'S SONS AND GRANDSONS
The sons of Levi:
Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
And these are the names of the sons of Gershom:
Libni and Shimei.
The sons of Kohath:
Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
The sons of Merari:
Mahli and Mushi.
1 Chronicles 6:19b-30
CLANS OF LEVITES
These are the clans of the Levites according to their fathers.
Libni his son, Jahath his son,
Zimmah his son, Joah his son,
Iddo his son, Zerah his son,
Jeatherai his son.
The sons of Kohath:
Amminadab his son, Korah his son,
Assir his son, Elkanah his son,
Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,
Tahath his son, Uriel his son,
Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
The sons of Elkanah:
Amasai and Ahimoth,
Elkanah his son, Zophai his son,
Nahath his son, Eliab his son,
Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
The sons of Samuel:
Joel his firstborn,
the second Abijah.
The sons of Merari:
Mahli, Libni his son,
Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
Shimea his son, Haggiah his son,
and Asaiah his son.
1 Chronicles 6:31-47
These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord after the ark rested there. They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they performed their service according to their order.
These are the men who served and their sons.
Of the sons of the Kohathites:
Heman the singer
the son of Joel, son of Samuel,
son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham,
son of Eliel, son of Toah,
son of Zuph, son of Elkanah,
son of Mahath, son of Amasai,
son of Elkanah, son of Joel,
son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah,
son of Tahath, son of Assir,
son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah,
son of Izhar, son of Kohath,
son of Levi, son of Israel;
and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely,
Asaph the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,
son of Michael, son of Baaseiah,
son of Malchijah, son of Ethni,
son of Zerah, son of Adaiah,
son of Ethan, son of Zimmah,
son of Shimei, son of Jahath,
son of Gershom, son of Levi.
On the left hand were their brothers, the sons of Merari:
Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi,
son of Malluch, son of Hashabiah,
son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah,
son of Amzi, son of Bani,
son of Shemer, son of Mahli,
son of Mushi, son of Merari,
son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 6:48-53
And their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God. But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
These are the sons of Aaron:
Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son,
Abishua his son, Bukki his son,
Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
Meraioth his son, Amariah his son,
Ahitub his son, Zadok his son,
Ahimaaz his son.
1 Chronicles 6:54-81
CITIES AND LANDS
These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the clans of Kohathites, for theirs was the first lot;
to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its
surrounding pasturelands, but the fields of the city and its villages
they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron,
Libnah with its pasturelands, Jattir, Eshtemoa with its pasturelands,
Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands, Ashan with its
pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands; and from the
tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon, Geba with its pasturelands, Alemeth with
its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands.
All their cities throughout their clans were thirteen.
To the rest of the Kohathites were given by lot out of the clan of
the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.
To the Gershomites according to their clans were allotted
thirteen cities out of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and
Manasseh in Bashan.
To the Merarites according to their clans were allotted twelve
cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.
So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their
pasturelands. They gave by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon,
and Benjamin these cities that are mentioned by name.
And some of the clans of the sons of Kohath had cities of their
territory out of the tribe of Ephraim.
They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its
pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its
pasturelands, Jokmeam with its pasturelands, Beth-horon with its
pasturelands, Aijalon with its pasturelands, Gath-rimmon with its
and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its
pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands, for the rest of the
clans of the Kohathites.
To the Gershomites were given out of the clan of the half-tribe of
Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands and Ashtaroth with its
and out of the tribe of Issachar:
Kedesh with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands,
Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands;
out of the tribe of Asher:
Mashal with its pasturelands, Abdon with its pasturelands,
Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands;
and out of the tribe of Naphtali:
Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, Hammon with its
pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands.
To the rest of the Merarites
were allotted out of the tribe of Zebulun:
Rimmono with its pasturelands, Tabor with its pasturelands,
and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan,
out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its
pasturelands, Jahzah with its pasturelands, Kedemoth with its
pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands;
and out of the tribe of Gad:
Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, Mahanaim with its
pasturelands, Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with
1 Chronicles 7:1-5
Descendants of Issachar
The sons of Issachar:
Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.
The sons of Tola:
Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of
their fathers’ houses, namely of Tola, mighty warriors of their
generations, their number in the days of David being 22,600.
The son of Uzzi:
And the sons of Izrahiah:
Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah, all five of them were chief
men. And along with them, by their generations, according to
their fathers’ houses, were units of the army for war, 36,000, for
they had many wives and sons.
Their kinsmen belonging to all the clans of Issachar were in all 87,000
mighty warriors, enrolled by genealogy.
1 Chronicles 7:6-12
Descendants of Benjamin
The sons of Benjamin:
Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three.
The sons of Bela:
Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, five, heads of fathers’
houses, mighty warriors. And their enrollment by genealogies
The sons of Becher:
Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah,
Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Becher. And
their enrollment by genealogies, according to their generations,
as heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty warriors, was 22,200.
The son of Jediael:
And the sons of Bilhan:
Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and
Ahishahar. All these were the sons of Jediael according to the
heads of their fathers’ houses, mighty warriors, 17,200, able to
go to war.
And Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir, Hushim the
son of Aher.
1 Chronicles 8:1-40
A Genealogy of Saul
Benjamin fathered Bela his firstborn,
Ashbel the second, Aharah the third,
Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
And Bela had sons:
Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera,
Shephuphan, and Huram.
These are the sons of Ehud (they were heads of fathers’ houses of
the inhabitants of Geba, and they were carried into exile to
Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, that is, Heglam, who fathered Uzza
And Shaharaim fathered sons in the country of Moab after he had
sent away Hushim and Baara his wives. He fathered sons by
Hodesh his wife: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam, Jeuz, Sachia,
and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers’ houses.
He also fathered sons by Hushim: Abitub and Elpaal.
The sons of Elpaal:
Eber, Misham, and Shemed, who built Ono and Lod with its
towns, and Beriah and Shema (they were heads of fathers’
houses of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who caused the inhabitants
of Gath to flee);
and Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth. Zebadiah, Arad, Eder, Michael,
Ishpah, and Joha were sons of Beriah.
Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber, Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab
were the sons of Elpaal.
Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi, Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel, Adaiah, Beraiah, and
Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
Ishpan, Eber, Eliel, Abdon, Zichri, Hanan, Hananiah, Elam,
Anthothijah, Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah, Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were
the sons of Jeroham.
These were the heads of fathers’ houses, according to their generations, chief men. These lived in Jerusalem.
Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon,
and the name of his wife was Maacah. His firstborn son:
Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, Gedor, Ahio, Zecher,
and Mikloth (he fathered Shimeah). Now these also lived
opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen.
Ner was the father of Kish, Kish of Saul, Saul of Jonathan,
Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal;
and the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal;
and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
The sons of Micah:
Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.
Ahaz fathered Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah fathered Alemeth,
Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri fathered Moza. Moza fathered
Binea; Raphah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
Azel had six sons, and these are their names:
Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan.
All these were the sons of Azel.
The sons of Eshek his brother: Ulam his firstborn, Jeush the second,
and Eliphelet the third. The sons of Ulam were men who were
mighty warriors, bowmen, having many sons and grandsons,
All these were Benjaminites.
1 Chronicles 7:13
Descendants of Naphtali
The sons of Naphtali:
Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shallum, the descendants of Bilhah.
1 Chronicles 7:14-19
Descendants of Manasseh
The sons of Manasseh:
Asriel, whom his Aramean concubine bore; she bore Machir the
father of Gilead. And Machir took a wife for Huppim and for
Shuppim. The name of his sister was Maacah.
And the name of the second was Zelophehad, and Zelophehad
And Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she called his
and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons
were Ulam and Rakem.
The son of Ulam:
These were the sons of Gilead the son of Machir, son of Manasseh.
And his sister Hammolecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer and Mahlah.
The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
1 Chronicles 7:20-29
Descendants of Ephraim
The sons of Ephraim:
Shuthelah, and Bered his son,
Tahath his son, Eleadah his son,
Tahath his son, Zabad his son,
Shuthelah his son,
and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath who were born
in the land killed, because they came down to raid their
livestock. And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his
brothers came to comfort him. And Ephraim went in to his wife,
and she conceived and bore a son. And he called his name
Beriah, because disaster had befallen his house. His daughter
was Sheerah, who built both Lower and Upper Beth-horon, and
Rephah was his son, Resheph his son,
Telah his son, Tahan his son,
Ladan his son, Ammihud his son,
Elishama his son, Nun his son,
Joshua his son.
Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and to
the east Naaran, and to the west Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its
towns, and Ayyah and its towns; also in possession of the Manassites, Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons of Joseph the son of Israel.
Descendants of Asher
The sons of Asher:
Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah.
The sons of Beriah:
Heber, and Malchiel, who fathered Birzaith.
Heber fathered Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister
The sons of Japhlet:
Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath.
These are the sons of Japhlet.
The sons of Shemer his brother:
Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
The sons of Helem his brother:
Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
The sons of Zophah:
Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah. Bezer, Hod, Shamma,
Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.
The sons of Jether:
Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara.
The sons of Ulla:
Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
All of these were men of Asher, heads of fathers’ houses, approved, mighty warriors, chiefs of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies, for service in war, was 26,000 men.
1 Chronicles 9:1a
A Genealogy of the Returned Exiles
So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
1 Chronicles 9:1b-9
And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith. Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.
And some of the people of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:
Uthai the son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, from the
sons of Perez the son of Judah.
And of the Shilonites:
Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
Of the sons of Zerah:
and their kinsmen, 690.
Of the Benjaminites:
Sallu the son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah,
Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, Elah the son of Uzzi, son of Michri,
and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah;
and their kinsmen according to their generations, 956. All these
were heads of fathers’ houses according to their fathers’ houses.
1 Chronicles 9:10-16
Of the priests:
Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,
and Azariah the son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son
of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the chief officer of the house of God;
and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah,
and Maasai the son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son
of Meshillemith, son of Immer;
besides their kinsmen, heads of their fathers’ houses, 1,760, mighty
men for the work of the service of the house of God.
Of the Levites:
Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah,
of the sons of Merari; 15and Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal and Mattaniah
the son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph; and Obadiah the son of
Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of
Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
1 Chronicles 9:17-32
The gatekeepers were
Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their kinsmen (Shallum
was the chief); until then they were in the king’s gate on the east side
as the gatekeepers of the camps of the Levites. Shallum the son of
Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kinsmen of his fathers’
house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service,
keepers of the thresholds of the tent, as their fathers had been in
charge of the camp of the Lord, keepers of the entrance. And
Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the chief officer over them in time
past; the Lord was with him. Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was
gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were 212. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer established them in their office of trust. So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, that is, the house of the tent, as guards. The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south. And their kinsmen who were in their villages were obligated to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with these, for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted to be over the chambers and the treasures of the house of God. And they lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning.
Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out. Others of them were appointed over the furniture and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices. Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices, 31and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with making the flat cakes. Also some of their kinsmen of the Kohathites had charge of the showbread, to prepare it every Sabbath.
1 Chronicles 9:33,34
Now these, the singers, the heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, were in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night. These were heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, according to their generations, leaders. These lived in Jerusalem.
Holy Bible, English Standard Version,
as arranged in chronological order by F. Legard Smith