1 Chronicles 4:1-6:33
1 The sons of Judah were Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal. 2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begot Jahath, and Jahath begot Ahumai and Lahad. These were the families of the Zorathites. 3 These were the sons of the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi; 4 and Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur: the firstborn of Ephrathah the father of Bethlehem. 5 And Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah. 6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah. 7 The sons of Helah were Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan. 8 Koz begot Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. 9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and make known that You will not humble me.” Then God made it all happen as he requested.
11 Chelub the brother of Shuhah begot Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 And Eshton begot Beth-Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir-Nahash. These were the men of Rechah. 13 The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel were Hathath, 14 and Meonothai who begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab the father of Ge-Harashim, for they were craftsmen. 15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were Iru, Elah, and Naam. The son of Elah was Kenaz. 16 The sons of Jehalelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. 17 The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Mered’s wife bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 His wife Jehudijah bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Sochoh, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. These were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took. 19 The sons of Hodiah’s wife, the sister of Naham, were the fathers of Keilah the Garmite and of Eshtemoa the Maachathite. 20 The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon. The sons of Ishi were Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth. 21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of the linen workers of the house of Ashbea; 22 also Jokim, and the men of Chozeba and Joash and Saraph, who lived in Moab, and he turned them back. Now the records are ancient. 23 These were the potters living at Netaim and Gederah with the king, who prevailed in his kingdom and lived there.
Descendants of Simeon
24 The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, and Shaul, 25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son. 26 The sons of Mishma were Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son, and Shimei his son. 27 Shimei had sixteen sons and three daughters; but his brothers did not have many children, nor did any of their families multiply as much as the children of Judah. 28 They dwelt at Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual, 29 Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth-Marcaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth-Biri, and at Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 And their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan, five cities, 33 and all their villages were round about these cities as far as Baal.
This was their possession and their allotment: 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah; 35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, and Benaiah; 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah; 38 these mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and they increased abundantly in their fathers’ households.
39 So they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, quiet, and peaceful. This is because some Hamites formerly lived there. 41 These recorded by name came in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah; and they attacked their tents and the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them, as it is to this day. So they dwelt in their place, because there was pasture for their flocks there. 42 Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. 43 And they killed the remnants of the Amalekites, and dwell there to this day.
Descendants of Reuben
1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel. He was indeed the firstborn, but his father gave his blessing to his son Joseph, the son of Israel, because Reuben climbed onto his father’s bed, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2 for Judah was able to prevail over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the blessing was Joseph’s. 3 The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi. 4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6 and Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser, king of Assyria, carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites. 7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was registered: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah, 8 and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-Meon. 9 And because their flocks were many in the land of Gilead, they settled eastward, as far as the entrance of the wilderness on this side of the River Euphrates. 10 Now in the days of Saul they made war with the sojourners, and those who dwelt in tents throughout the entire area east of Gilead fell by their hand.
Descendants of Gad
11 The children of Gad dwelt next to them in the land of Bashan as far as Salcah: 12 Joel was the chief, Shapham the next, then Jaanai and Shaphat in Bashan, 13 and their brethren according to the house of their fathers: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jachan, Zia, and Eber, seven in all. 14 These were the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz; 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was chief of their fathers’ house. 16 And the Gadites dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and in its villages, and in all the common lands of Sharon within their borders. 17 All these were registered by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
18 The sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh had forty-four thousand seven hundred sixty valiant men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with the bow, and who were skillful in war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 And they prevailed against them, and the Hagrites and all their encampments were delivered into their hand; for they cried out to God in the battle, and He heeded them, for they hoped in Him. 21 Then they took away fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys, also one hundred thousand of their men; 22 for many fell dead, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their place until the captivity.
Descendants of Manasseh (East)
23 And the half-tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land from Bashan to Baal-Hermon, and Senir to Mount Hermon. 24 These were the heads of the houses of their fathers: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were mighty men of valor, of fame, who were heads of the houses of their fathers.
25 But they were unfaithful to the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, that is, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan to this day.
Descendants of Levi
27 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 28 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 29 The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 30 Eleazar begot Phinehas, and Phinehas begot Abishua; 31 Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi; 32 Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth; 33 Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 34 Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; 35 Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan; 36 Johanan begot Azariah: it was he who ministered as priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem. 37 Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 38 Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum; 39 Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah; 40 Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak. 41 Jehozadak went into captivity when the Lord carried Judah and Jerusalem into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
1 The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 2 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei. 3 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 4 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers: 5 of Gershon were Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 6 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and Jeatherai his son. 7 The sons of Kohath were Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 8 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 9 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 10 The sons of Elkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth. 11 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 12 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son. 13 The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second. 14 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 15 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.
Musicians in the Temple
16 These are the men whom David appointed over the service of the singers in the house of the Lord after the ark came to rest. 17 And they ministered in front of the tabernacle of witness, playing on instruments, until Solomon built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. And for their services, they stood according to their order. 18 And these are the ones who ministered with their sons: of the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 19 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah, 20 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 21 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 22 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 23 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. 24 And his brother Asaph, who stood at his right hand; Asaph was the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea, 25 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah, 26 the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 27 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 28 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi. 29 Their brethren, the sons of Merari, on the left hand were Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 30 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 31 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer, 32 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi. 33 And their brethren according to the houses of their fathers, the Levites, were appointed to every kind of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
12 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands;
13 They have a mouth, but they shall not speak;
They have eyes, but they shall not see;
14 They have ears, but they shall not hear;
They have noses, but they shall not smell;
15 They have hands, but they shall not feel;
They have feet, but they shall not walk;
They shall make no sound with their throats.
16 May those who make them become like them,
And all who trust in them.
17 The house of Israel hoped in the Lord;
He is their help and their protector.
18 The house of Aaron hoped in the Lord;
He is their help and their protector.
19 Those who feared the Lord hoped in the Lord;
He is their help and their protector.
20 The Lord remembered us and blessed us;
He blessed the house of Israel;
He blessed the house of Aaron;
21 He blessed those who feared the Lord,
The least with the greatest.
22 May the Lord increase you,
Both you and your children;
23 You are blessed by the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
24 The heaven of heaven belongs to the Lord,
But He gave the earth to the sons of men.
25 The dead shall not praise You, O Lord,
Neither do all who descend into Hades;
26 But we who live shall bless the Lord,
From this present time and unto the ages.
28 Now I say the following to you, the wise, to observe,
“It is not good to be partial in judgment.”
29 He who says about an ungodly man, “He is righteous,”
Shall be accursed to people and despicable to nations;
30 But those who reprove him shall appear more excellent,
And a good blessing shall come upon them;
And they will kiss the lips that answer good words.
31 Prepare your works for your going forth,
And prepare yourself for the field;
32 And walk behind me,
And you shall build up your house.
33 Do not be a false witness against your countryman,
Neither open wide your lips;
34 Do not say, “I will treat him as he treated me,
And I shall avenge myself on him wherein he wronged me.”
22 On the following day, when the people who were standing on the other side of the sea saw that there was no other boat there, except that one which His disciples had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples, but His disciples had gone away alone—
23 however, other boats came from Tiberias, near the place where they ate bread after the Lord had given thanks—
24 when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, nor His disciples, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You come here?”
26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.
27 “Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”
28 Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?”
29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
30 Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do?
31 “Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”
32 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
33 “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.
36 “But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.
37 “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.
38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
39 “This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
40 “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Rejected by His Own
41 The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, “I am the bread which came down from heaven.”
42 And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, ‘I have come down from heaven’?”
43 Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves.
44 “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 “It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me.
46 “Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father.
47 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
48 “I am the bread of life.
49 “Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.