1 Chronicles 6:1-81, NLT
1 Chronicles 6
The Priestly Line
1*6:1 Verses 6:1-15 are numbered 5:27-41 in Hebrew text.The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
2The descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
3The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.
The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
4Eleazar was the father of Phinehas.
Phinehas was the father of Abishua.
5Abishua was the father of Bukki.
Bukki was the father of Uzzi.
6Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah.
Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth.
7Meraioth was the father of Amariah.
Amariah was the father of Ahitub.
8Ahitub was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz.
9Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah.
Azariah was the father of Johanan.
10Johanan was the father of Azariah, the high priest at the Temple*6:10 Hebrew the house. built by Solomon in Jerusalem.
11Azariah was the father of Amariah.
Amariah was the father of Ahitub.
12Ahitub was the father of Zadok.
Zadok was the father of Shallum.
13Shallum was the father of Hilkiah.
Hilkiah was the father of Azariah.
14Azariah was the father of Seraiah.
Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak,
The Levite Clans
16*6:16a Verses 6:16-81 are numbered 6:1-66 in Hebrew text.The sons of Levi were Gershon,*6:16b Hebrew Gershom, a variant spelling of Gershon (see 6:1); also in 6:17, 20, 43, 62, 71. Kohath, and Merari.
17The descendants of Gershon included Libni and Shimei.
18The descendants of Kohath included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
19The descendants of Merari included Mahli and Mushi.
The following were the Levite clans, listed according to their ancestral descent:
20The descendants of Gershon included Libni, Jahath, Zimmah,
22The descendants of Kohath included Amminadab, Korah, Assir,
25The descendants of Elkanah included Amasai, Ahimoth,
28The sons of Samuel were Joel*6:28 As in some Greek manuscripts and the Syriac version (see also 6:33 and 1 Sam 8:2); Hebrew lacks Joel. (the older) and Abijah (the second).
29The descendants of Merari included Mahli, Libni, Shimei, Uzzah,
The Temple Musicians
31David assigned the following men to lead the music at the house of the Lord after the Ark was placed there.
Heman the musician was from the clan of Kohath. His genealogy was traced back through Joel, Samuel,
39Heman’s first assistant was Asaph from the clan of Gershon.*6:39 Hebrew lacks from the clan of Gershon; see 6:43. Asaph’s genealogy was traced back through Berekiah, Shimea,
44Heman’s second assistant was Ethan from the clan of Merari. Ethan’s genealogy was traced back through Kishi, Abdi, Malluch,
48Their fellow Levites were appointed to various other tasks in the Tabernacle, the house of God.
49Only Aaron and his descendants served as priests. They presented the offerings on the altar of burnt offering and the altar of incense, and they performed all the other duties related to the Most Holy Place. They made atonement for Israel by doing everything that Moses, the servant of God, had commanded them.
50The descendants of Aaron were Eleazar, Phinehas, Abishua,
Territory for the Levites
54This is a record of the towns and territory assigned by means of sacred lots to the descendants of Aaron, who were from the clan of Kohath.
62The descendants of Gershon received by sacred lots thirteen towns from the territories of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and from the Bashan area of Manasseh, east of the Jordan.
63The descendants of Merari received by sacred lots twelve towns from the territories of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
64So the people of Israel assigned all these towns and pasturelands to the Levites.
66The descendants of Kohath were given the following towns from the territory of Ephraim, each with its pasturelands:
71The descendants of Gershon received the towns of Golan (in Bashan) and Ashtaroth from the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh, each with its pasturelands.
77The remaining descendants of Merari received the towns of Jokneam, Kartah,*6:77a As in Greek version (see also Josh 21:34); Hebrew lacks Jokneam, Kartah. Rimmon,*6:77b As in Greek version (see also Josh 19:13); Hebrew reads Rimmono. and Tabor from the territory of Zebulun, each with its pasturelands.