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1 Chronicles Chapter 6
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1 The sonnes of Leui. 4 The line of the Priests vnto the captiuitie. 16 The families of Gershom, Merari, and Kohath. 49 The office of Aaron and his line vnto Ahimaaz. 54 The cities of the Priests and Leuites.

The genealogie of the Leuites.

1 The sonnes of Leui: Gershon, Kohath & Merari.1

2 And the sonnes of Kohath: Amram, Izahar, & Hebron, & Uzziel.

3 And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sonnes also of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.3

4 Eleazar begate Phinehas, Phinehas begate Abishua.

5 And Abishua begate Bukki, and Bukki begate Uzzi,

6 And Uzzi begate Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begate Meraioth,

7 Meraioth begate Amariah, and Amariah begate Ahitub,

8 And Ahitub begate Zadok, and Zadok begate Ahimaaz,8

9 And Ahimaaz begate Azariah, and Azariah begate Iohanan,

10 And Iohanan begate Azariah, (hee it is that executed the Priests office, in the temple that Solomon built in Ierusalem)10

11 And Azariah begate Amariah, and Amariah begate Ahitub,

12 And Ahitub begate Zadok, and Zadok begate Shallum,12

13 And Shallum begate Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begate Azariah,

14 And Azariah begate Seraiah, and Seraiah begate Iehozadak,14

15 And Iehozadak went into captiuitie, when the Lord caried away Iudah and Ierusalem by the hand of Nebuchad-nezzar.15

16 The sonnes of Leui: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.16

17 And these be the names of the sonnes of Gershom: Libni, & Shimei.

18 And the sonnes of Kohath were: Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.

19 The sonnes of Merari: Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Leuites, according to their fathers.

20 Of Gershom: Libni his sonne, Iahath his sonne, Zimmah his sonne,20

21 Ioah his sonne, Iddo his sonne, Zerah his sonne, Ieaterai his sonne,21

22 The sonnes of Kohath: Amminadab his sonne, Korah his sonne, Assir his sonne,22

The genealogie of the Leuites.

23 Elkanah his sonne, and Ebiasaph his sonne, and Assir his sonne,

24 Tahath his sonne, Uriel his sonne, Uzziah his sonne, and Shaul his sonne.

25 And the sonnes of Elkanah: Amasai, and Ahimoth.25

26 As for Elkanah: the sonnes of Elkanah, Zophai his sonne, and Nahath his sonne,26

27 Eliab his sonne, Ieroham his sonne, Elkanah his sonne.

28 And the sonnes of Samuel: the first borne Uashni, and Abiah.28

29 The sonnes of Merari: Mahli, Libni his sonne, Shimei his sonne, Uzza his sonne,

30 Shimea his sonne, Haggiah his sonne, Asaiah his sonne.

31 And these are they, whom Dauid set ouer the seruice of song in the house of the Lord, after that the Arke had rest.31

32 And they ministred before the dwelling place of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, with singing, vntill Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Ierusalem: and then they waited on their office, according to their order.

33 And these are they that waited with their children of the sonnes of the Kohathites, Heman a singer: the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Shemuel,33

34 The sonne of Elkanah, the sonne of Ieroham, the sonne of Eliel, the sonne of Toah,

35 The sonne of Zuph, the sonne of Elkanah, the sonne of Mahath, the sonne of Amasai,

36 The sonne of Elkanah, the sonne of Ioel, the sonne of Azariah, the sonne of Zephaniah,

37 The sonne of Tahath, the sonne of Assir, the sonne of Ebiasaph, the sonne of Korah,37

38 The sonne of Izhar, the sonne of Kohath, the sonne of Leui, the sonne of Israel.

39 And his brother Asaph (who stood on his right hand) euen Asaph the sonne of Berachiah, the sonne of Shimea,

40 The sonne of Michael, the sonne of Baasiah, the sonne of Melchiah,

41 The sonne of Ethni, the sonne of Zerah, the sonne of Adaiah,

42 The sonne of Ethan, the sonne of Zimmah, the sonne of Shimei,

The genealogie of the Leuites.

43 The sonne of Iahath, the sonne of Gershom, the sonne of Leui.

44 And their brethren the sonnes of Merari, stood on the left hand: Ethan the sonne of Kishi, the sonne of Abdi, the sonne of Malluch,44

45 The sonne of Hashabiah, the sonne of Amaziah, the sonne of Hilkiah,

46 The sonne of Amzi, the sonne of Bani, the sonne of Shamer,

47 The sonne of Mahli, the sonne of Mushi, the sonne of Merari, the sonne of Leui.

48 Their brethren also the Leuits were appointed vnto all maner of seruice of the Tabernacle of the house of God.

49 But Aaron, and his sonnes offered vpon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the worke of the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the seruant of God had commaunded.49

50 And these are the sonnes of Aaron: Eleazar his sonne, Phinehas his sonne, Abishua his sonne,

51 Bukki his sonne, Uzzi his sonne, Zerahiah his sonne,

52 Meraioth his sonne, Amariah his sonne, Ahitub his sonne,

53 Zadok his sonne, Ahimaaz his sonne.

54 Now these are their dwelling places, throughout their castels in their coasts, of the sonnes of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

55 And they gaue them Hebron in the land of Iudah, and the suburbes thereof round about it.

56 But the fields of the citie, and the villages thereof, they gaue to Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh.

57 And to the sonnes of Aaron they gaue the cities of Iudah, namely Hebron the citie of refuge, and Libna with her suburbes, and Iattir and Eshtemoa, with their suburbes,

58 And Hilen with her suburbes, Debir with her suburbes,58

59 And Ashan with her suburbes, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbes.59

60 And out of the tribe of Beniamin, Geba with her suburbes, and Alemeth with her suburbes, Anathoth with her suburbes. All their cities throughout their families were thirteene cities.60

The Leuites cities.

61 And vnto the sonnes of Rohath, which were left of the family of that tribe, were cities giuen out of the halfe tribe, namely out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.61

62 And to the sonnes of Gershom throughout their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteene cities.

63 Unto the sonnes of Merari were giuen by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelue cities.63

64 And the children of Israel gaue to the Leuites these cities, with their suburbs.

65 And they gaue by lot, out of the tribe of the children of Iudah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Beniamin, these cities, which are called by their names.

66 And the residue of the families of the sonnes of Kohath, had cities of their coasts, out of the tribe of Ephraim.

67 And they gaue vnto them of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim, with her suburbs: they gaue also Gezer with her suburbs,67

68 And Iokmeam with her suburbs, & Beth-horon with her suburbs,

69 And Aialon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs.

70 And out of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sonnes of Kohath.

71 Unto the sonnes of Gershom, were giuen out of the family of the halfe tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs.

72 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,

73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs.

74 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,

75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs.

76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee, with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kiriathaim with her suburbs.

Issachar, Beniamin,

77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were giuen out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs.

78 And on the other side Iorden by Iericho, on the East side of Iorden,were giuen them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wildernesse with her suburbs, & Iahzah with her suburbs,78

79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, & Mephaath with her suburbs.

80 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Iazer with her suburbs.


1 Chronicles Chapter 6 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Gen.46. 11. exod.6.17. , Or, Gershom, ver.16
3 Leuit.10. 1.
8 2.Sam.15. 27.
10 Hebr. in the house. , 2.Chron 3. 1.king.6.
12 Or, Meshullam. 1.chro.9.11
14 Nehem. 11.11.
15 2.Kings 25.18.
16 Exod.6. 17. , Or, Geshon, ver. 1.
20 Vers.42.
21 Or, Ethan. ver. 2. , Or, Adaia. ver.41.
22 Or, Izahar, ver.2, 18.
25 See 35. & 36.verses.
26 Or Zuph, 1.Sam. 1.1.
28 Called also Ioel. ver. 33. & 1. Sam. 8.2.
31 Chap. 16.1.
33 Heb. stood.
37 Exod.6. 24.
44 Or, Kushaiah. chap. 15.17.
49 Leuit.1.9. , Exod. 30.7.
58 Or Holon, Iosh. 21. 15.
59 Or Ain, Iosh.21.16.
60 Or Almon, Iosh. 21. 18.
61 Iosh.21.5
63 Iosh.21. 7, 34.
67 Iosh.21. 21.
78 Or, Bozor, Iosh. 21.35

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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