1 Chronicles 9:1-44, NLT
1 Chronicles 9
1So all Israel was listed in the genealogical records in The Book of the Kings of Israel.
The Returning Exiles
The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the Lord.
4One 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.
5Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.
6From the Zerahite clan, Jeuel returned with his relatives.
In all, 690 families from the tribe of Judah returned.
7From the tribe of Benjamin came Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;
9These 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
10Among the priests who returned were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin,
12Other 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.
13In 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
14The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;
17The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.
20Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the Lord had been with him.
22In 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.
26The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.
28Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.
33The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.
King Saul’s Family Tree
35Jeiel (the father of*9:35 Or the founder of. Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife’s name was Maacah,
39Ner was the father of Kish.
Kish was the father of Saul.
Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
40Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal.
Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz.*9:41 As in Syriac version and Latin Vulgate (see also 8:35); Hebrew lacks and Ahaz.
42Ahaz was the father of Jadah.*9:42 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also 8:36); Hebrew reads Jarah.
Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.
Zimri was the father of Moza.
43Moza was the father of Binea.
Binea’s son was Rephaiah.
Rephaiah’s son was Eleasah.
Eleasah’s son was Azel.
44Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.