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1 Chronicles 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Returning Exiles
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:1 - So 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:2 - The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:3 - Some of the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh came and settled in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:4 - One 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:5 - Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:6 - From the Zerahite clan, Jeuel returned with his relatives. In all, 690 families from the tribe of Judah returned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:7 - From the tribe of Benjamin came Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:8 - Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Micri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:9 - These men were all leaders of clans, and they were listed in their genealogical records. In all, 956 families from the tribe of Benjamin returned.
The Returning Priests
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:10 - Among the priests who returned were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:11 - Azariah 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:12 - Other 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:13 - In all, 1,760 priests returned. They were heads of clans and very able men. They were responsible for ministering at the house of God.
The Returning Levites
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:14 - The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:15 - Bakbakkar; Heresh; Galal; Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zicri, son of Asaph;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:16 - Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the area of Netophah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:17 - The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:18 - Prior 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:19 - Shallum was the son of Kore, a descendant of Abiasaph,[fn] 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:20 - Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the LORD had been with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:21 - And later Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was responsible for guarding the entrance to the Tabernacle.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - In 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:23 - These 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:24 - The gatekeepers were stationed on all four sides—east, west, north, and south.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:25 - Their relatives in the villages came regularly to share their duties for seven-day periods.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:26 - The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:27 - They would spend the night around the house of God, since it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:28 - Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:29 - Others were responsible for the furnishings, the items in the sanctuary, and the supplies, such as choice flour, wine, olive oil, frankincense, and spices.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:30 - But it was the priests who blended the spices.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:31 - Mattithiah, a Levite and the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread used in the offerings.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:32 - And some members of the clan of Kohath were in charge of preparing the bread to be set on the table each Sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:34 - All these men lived in Jerusalem. They were the heads of Levite families and were listed as prominent leaders in their genealogical records.
King Saul’s Family Tree
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:35 - Jeiel (the father of[fn] Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:36 - and his oldest son was named Abdon. Jeiel’s other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:37 - Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:38 - Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. All these families lived near each other in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:39 - Ner was the father of Kish.
Kish was the father of Saul.
Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:40 - Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal.
Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:41 - The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:42 - Ahaz was the father of Jadah.[fn]
Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.
Zimri was the father of Moza.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:43 - Moza was the father of Binea.
Binea’s son was Rephaiah.
Rephaiah’s son was Eleasah.
Eleasah’s son was Azel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:44 - Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Ebiasaph, a variant spelling of Abiasaph; compare Exod 6:24.
Hebrew Tent of Meeting.
Or the founder of.
As in Syriac version and Latin Vulgate (see also 8:35); Hebrew lacks and Ahaz.
As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also 8:36); Hebrew reads Jarah.

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