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First Chronicles records the genealogies from Adam upward and Israel's history through David!
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The First Book Of The Chronicles
1 Chronicles 1:1 Adam, Sheth, Enosh,
1 Chronicles 1:2 Kenan, Mahalaleel, Jered,
1 Chronicles 1:3 Henoch, Methuselah, Lamech,
1 Chronicles 1:4 Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1 Chronicles 1:5 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and
Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
1 Chronicles 1:6 And the sons of Gomer; Ashchenaz, and Riphath, and
1 Chronicles 1:7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and
1 Chronicles 1:8 The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
1 Chronicles 1:9 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and
Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
1 Chronicles 1:10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the
1 Chronicles 1:11 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and
1 Chronicles 1:12 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the
Philistines,) and Caphthorim.
1 Chronicles 1:13 And Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth,
1 Chronicles 1:14 The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite,
1 Chronicles 1:15 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,
1 Chronicles 1:16 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.
1 Chronicles 1:17 The sons of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud,
and Aram, and Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Meshech.
1 Chronicles 1:18 And Arphaxad begat Shelah, and Shelah begat Eber.
1 Chronicles 1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was
Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was
1 Chronicles 1:20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth,
1 Chronicles 1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah,
1 Chronicles 1:22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba,
1 Chronicles 1:23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons
1 Chronicles 1:24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah,
1 Chronicles 1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu,
1 Chronicles 1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah,
1 Chronicles 1:27 Abram; the same is Abraham.
1 Chronicles 1:28 The sons of Abraham; Isaac, and Ishmael.
1 Chronicles 1:29 These are their generations: The firstborn of Ishmael,
Nebaioth; then Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam,
1 Chronicles 1:30 Mishma, and Dumah, Massa, Hadad, and Tema,
1 Chronicles 1:31 Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These are the sons of
1 Chronicles 1:32 Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare
Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the
sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
1 Chronicles 1:33 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and
Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
1 Chronicles 1:34 And Abraham begat Isaac. The sons of Isaac; Esau and
1 Chronicles 1:35 The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam,
1 Chronicles 1:36 The sons of Eliphaz; Teman, and Omar, Zephi, and Gatam,
Kenaz, and Timna, and Amalek.
1 Chronicles 1:37 The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
1 Chronicles 1:38 And the sons of Seir; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and
Anah, and Dishon, and Ezar, and Dishan.
1 Chronicles 1:39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was
1 Chronicles 1:40 The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi,
and Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
1 Chronicles 1:41 The sons of Anah; Dishon. And the sons of Dishon; Amram,
and Eshban, and Ithran, and Cheran.
1 Chronicles 1:42 The sons of Ezer; Bilhan, and Zavan, and Jakan. The sons
of Dishan; Uz, and Aran.
1 Chronicles 1:43 Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom
before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and
the name of his city was Dinhabah.
1 Chronicles 1:44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah
reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 1:45 And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the
Temanites reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 1:46 And when Husham was dead, Hadad the son of Bedad, which
smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his
city was Avith.
1 Chronicles 1:47 And when Hadad was dead, Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his
1 Chronicles 1:48 And when Samlah was dead, Shaul of Rehoboth by the river
reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 1:49 And when Shaul was dead, Baalhanan the son of Achbor
reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 1:50 And when Baalhanan was dead, Hadad reigned in his stead:
and the name of his city was Pai; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the
daughter of Matred, the daughter of Mezahab.
1 Chronicles 1:51 Hadad died also. And the dukes of Edom were; duke Timnah,
duke Aliah, duke Jetheth,
1 Chronicles 1:52 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, duke Pinon,
1 Chronicles 1:53 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke Mibzar,
1 Chronicles 1:54 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom.
1 Chronicles 2:1 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and
Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,
1 Chronicles 2:2 Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
1 Chronicles 2:3 The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three
were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Canaanitess. And Er, the
firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.
1 Chronicles 2:4 And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah.
All the sons of Judah were five.
1 Chronicles 2:5 The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul.
1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and
Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
1 Chronicles 2:7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who
transgressed in the thing accursed.
1 Chronicles 2:8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
1 Chronicles 2:9 The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him;
Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
1 Chronicles 2:10 And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon,
prince of the children of Judah;
1 Chronicles 2:11 And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
1 Chronicles 2:12 And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse.
1 Chronicles 2:13 And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the
second, and Shimma the third,
1 Chronicles 2:14 Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,
1 Chronicles 2:15 Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:
1 Chronicles 2:16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of
Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
1 Chronicles 2:17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether
1 Chronicles 2:18 And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his
wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.
1 Chronicles 2:19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath,
which bare him Hur.
1 Chronicles 2:20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
1 Chronicles 2:21 And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the
father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she
bare him Segub.
1 Chronicles 2:22 And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in
the land of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 2:23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from
them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these
belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 2:24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then
Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
1 Chronicles 2:25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were,
Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
1 Chronicles 2:26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah;
she was the mother of Onam.
1 Chronicles 2:27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz,
and Jamin, and Eker.
1 Chronicles 2:28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons
of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.
1 Chronicles 2:29 And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she
bare him Ahban, and Molid.
1 Chronicles 2:30 And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died
1 Chronicles 2:31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi;
Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
1 Chronicles 2:32 And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and
Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
1 Chronicles 2:33 And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the
sons of Jerahmeel.
1 Chronicles 2:34 Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a
servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
1 Chronicles 2:35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to
wife; and she bare him Attai.
1 Chronicles 2:36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,
1 Chronicles 2:37 And Zabad begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed,
1 Chronicles 2:38 And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,
1 Chronicles 2:39 And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah,
1 Chronicles 2:40 And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,
1 Chronicles 2:41 And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Jekamiah begat Elishama.
1 Chronicles 2:42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha
his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the
father of Hebron.
1 Chronicles 2:43 And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and
1 Chronicles 2:44 And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem
1 Chronicles 2:45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father
1 Chronicles 2:46 And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and
Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
1 Chronicles 2:47 And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and
Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
1 Chronicles 2:48 Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
1 Chronicles 2:49 She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the
father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was
1 Chronicles 2:50 These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn
of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,
1 Chronicles 2:51 Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of
1 Chronicles 2:52 And Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim had sons; Haroeh,
and half of the Manahethites.
1 Chronicles 2:53 And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the
Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the
Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.
1 Chronicles 2:54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites,
Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
1 Chronicles 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the
Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came
of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
1 Chronicles 3:1 Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him
in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second
Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
1 Chronicles 3:2 The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of
Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
1 Chronicles 3:3 The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by
Eglah his wife.
1 Chronicles 3:4 These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he
reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and
1 Chronicles 3:5 And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and
Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:
1 Chronicles 3:6 Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
1 Chronicles 3:7 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
1 Chronicles 3:8 And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
1 Chronicles 3:9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the
concubines, and Tamar their sister.
1 Chronicles 3:10 And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son,
Jehoshaphat his son,
1 Chronicles 3:11 Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
1 Chronicles 3:12 Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
1 Chronicles 3:13 Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
1 Chronicles 3:14 Amon his son, Josiah his son.
1 Chronicles 3:15 And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the
second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
1 Chronicles 3:16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his
1 Chronicles 3:17 And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son,
1 Chronicles 3:18 Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah,
Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
1 Chronicles 3:19 And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel, and Shimei: and
the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:
1 Chronicles 3:20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah,
1 Chronicles 3:21 And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons
of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.
1 Chronicles 3:22 And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah: and the sons of
Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
1 Chronicles 3:23 And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and
1 Chronicles 3:24 And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and
Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.
1 Chronicles 4:1 The sons of Judah; Pharez, Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and
1 Chronicles 4:2 And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat
Ahumai, and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.
1 Chronicles 4:3 And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma,
and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
1 Chronicles 4:4 And Penuel the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of
Hushah. These are the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah, the father of
1 Chronicles 4:5 And Ashur the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and
1 Chronicles 4:6 And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and
Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
1 Chronicles 4:7 And the sons of Helah were, Zereth, and Jezoar, and Ethnan.
1 Chronicles 4:8 And Coz begat Anub, and Zobebah, and the families of
Aharhel the son of Harum.
1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his
mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that
thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might
be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve
me! And God granted him that which he requested.
1 Chronicles 4:11 And Chelub the brother of Shuah begat Mehir, which was the
father of Eshton.
1 Chronicles 4:12 And Eshton begat Bethrapha, and Paseah, and Tehinnah the
father of Irnahash. These are the men of Rechah.
1 Chronicles 4:13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons
of Othniel; Hathath.
1 Chronicles 4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the
father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
1 Chronicles 4:15 And the sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Iru, Elah, and
Naam: and the sons of Elah, even Kenaz.
1 Chronicles 4:16 And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and
1 Chronicles 4:17 And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher,
and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of
1 Chronicles 4:18 And his wife Jehudijah bare Jered the father of Gedor, and
Heber the father of Socho, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. And these are
the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered took.
1 Chronicles 4:19 And the sons of his wife Hodiah the sister of Naham, the
father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maachathite.
1 Chronicles 4:20 And the sons of Shimon were, Amnon, and Rinnah, Benhanan,
and Tilon. And the sons of Ishi were, Zoheth, and Benzoheth.
1 Chronicles 4:21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were, Er the father of
Lecah, and Laadah the father of Mareshah, and the families of the house of
them that wrought fine linen, of the house of Ashbea,
1 Chronicles 4:22 And Jokim, and the men of Chozeba, and Joash, and Saraph,
who had the dominion in Moab, and Jashubilehem. And these are ancient things.
1 Chronicles 4:23 These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants
and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.
1 Chronicles 4:24 The sons of Simeon were, Nemuel, and Jamin, Jarib, Zerah,
1 Chronicles 4:25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, Mishma his son.
1 Chronicles 4:26 And the sons of Mishma; Hamuel his son, Zacchur his son,
Shimei his son.
1 Chronicles 4:27 And Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his
brethren had not many children, neither did all their family multiply, like to
the children of Judah.
1 Chronicles 4:28 And they dwelt at Beersheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual,
1 Chronicles 4:29 And at Bilhah, and at Ezem, and at Tolad,
1 Chronicles 4:30 And at Bethuel, and at Hormah, and at Ziklag,
1 Chronicles 4:31 And at Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusim, and at Bethbirei,
and at Shaaraim. These were their cities unto the reign of David.
1 Chronicles 4:32 And their villages were, Etam, and Ain, Rimmon, and
Tochen, and Ashan, five cities:
1 Chronicles 4:33 And all their villages that were round about the same
cities, unto Baal. These were their habitations, and their genealogy.
1 Chronicles 4:34 And Meshobab, and Jamlech, and Joshah, the son of Amaziah,
1 Chronicles 4:35 And Joel, and Jehu the son of Josibiah, the son of
Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
1 Chronicles 4:36 And Elioenai, and Jaakobah, and Jeshohaiah, and Asaiah,
and Adiel, and Jesimiel, and Benaiah,
1 Chronicles 4:37 And Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of
Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah;
1 Chronicles 4:38 These mentioned by their names were princes in their
families: and the house of their fathers increased greatly.
1 Chronicles 4:39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east
side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
1 Chronicles 4:40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was
wide, and quiet, and peaceable; for they of Ham had dwelt there of old.
1 Chronicles 4:41 And these written by name came in the days of Hezekiah
king of Judah, and smote their tents, and the habitations that were found
there, and destroyed them utterly unto this day, and dwelt in their rooms:
because there was pasture there for their flocks.
1 Chronicles 4:42 And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred
men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and
Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
1 Chronicles 4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were
escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.
1 Chronicles 5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was
the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright
was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not
to be reckoned after the birthright.
1 Chronicles 5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the
chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
1 Chronicles 5:3 The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were,
Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
1 Chronicles 5:4 The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his
1 Chronicles 5:5 Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,
1 Chronicles 5:6 Beerah his son, whom Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria
carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
1 Chronicles 5:7 And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of
their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
1 Chronicles 5:8 And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of
Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baalmeon:
1 Chronicles 5:9 And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the
wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in
the land of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 5:10 And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites,
who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east
land of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 5:11 And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the
land of Bashan unto Salcah:
1 Chronicles 5:12 Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and
Shaphat in Bashan.
1 Chronicles 5:13 And their brethren of the house of their fathers were,
Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber,
1 Chronicles 5:14 These are 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;
1 Chronicles 5:15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house
of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 5:16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and
in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
1 Chronicles 5:17 All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of
Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.
1 Chronicles 5:18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of
Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot
with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and
threescore, that went out to the war.
1 Chronicles 5:19 And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and
Nephish, and Nodab.
1 Chronicles 5:20 And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were
delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God
in the battle, and he was entreated of them; because they put their trust in
1 Chronicles 5:21 And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty
thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two
thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
1 Chronicles 5:22 For there fell down many slain, because the war was of
God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
1 Chronicles 5:23 And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in
the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baalhermon and Senir, and unto mount
1 Chronicles 5:24 And these were the heads of the house of their fathers,
even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and
Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their
1 Chronicles 5:25 And they transgressed against the God of their fathers,
and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God
destroyed before them.
1 Chronicles 5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of
Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria, and he carried
them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of
Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river
Gozan, unto this day.
1 Chronicles 6:1 The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and
1 Chronicles 6:3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam.
The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 6:4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
1 Chronicles 6:5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
1 Chronicles 6:6 And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
1 Chronicles 6:7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
1 Chronicles 6:8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
1 Chronicles 6:9 And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,
1 Chronicles 6:10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the
priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
1 Chronicles 6:11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
1 Chronicles 6:12 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
1 Chronicles 6:13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
1 Chronicles 6:14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
1 Chronicles 6:15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried
away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
1 Chronicles 6:16 The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 6:17 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and
1 Chronicles 6:18 And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron,
1 Chronicles 6:19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the
families of the Levites according to their fathers.
1 Chronicles 6:20 Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
1 Chronicles 6:21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his
1 Chronicles 6:22 The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son,
Assir his son,
1 Chronicles 6:23 Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
1 Chronicles 6:24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul
1 Chronicles 6:25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
1 Chronicles 6:26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and
Nahath his son,
1 Chronicles 6:27 Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
1 Chronicles 6:28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
1 Chronicles 6:29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son,
Uzza his son,
1 Chronicles 6:30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
1 Chronicles 6:31 And these are they whom David set over the service of song
in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
1 Chronicles 6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of the
tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house
of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to
1 Chronicles 6:33 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the
sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
1 Chronicles 6:34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel,
the son of Toah,
1 Chronicles 6:35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath,
the son of Amasai,
1 Chronicles 6:36 The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah,
the son of Zephaniah,
1 Chronicles 6:37 The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph,
the son of Korah,
1 Chronicles 6:38 The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the
son of Israel.
1 Chronicles 6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even
Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
1 Chronicles 6:40 The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of
1 Chronicles 6:41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
1 Chronicles 6:42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
1 Chronicles 6:43 The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 6:44 And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left
hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
1 Chronicles 6:45 The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of
1 Chronicles 6:46 The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
1 Chronicles 6:47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the
son of Levi.
1 Chronicles 6:48 Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all
manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
1 Chronicles 6:49 But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt
offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of
the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all
that Moses the servant of God had commanded.
1 Chronicles 6:50 And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas
his son, Abishua his son,
1 Chronicles 6:51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
1 Chronicles 6:52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
1 Chronicles 6:53 Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.
1 Chronicles 6:54 Now these are their dwelling places throughout their
castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the
Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.
1 Chronicles 6:55 And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the
suburbs thereof round about it.
1 Chronicles 6:56 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they
gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
1 Chronicles 6:57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah,
namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir,
and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:58 And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Bethshemesh with her
1 Chronicles 6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs,
and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities
throughout their families were thirteen cities.
1 Chronicles 6:61 And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family
of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the
half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
1 Chronicles 6:62 And to the sons 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, thirteen cities.
1 Chronicles 6:63 Unto the sons of Merari were given 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, twelve cities.
1 Chronicles 6:64 And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these
cities with their suburbs.
1 Chronicles 6:65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of
Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of
the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.
1 Chronicles 6:66 And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had
cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
1 Chronicles 6:67 And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem
in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:68 And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her
1 Chronicles 6:69 And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her
1 Chronicles 6:70 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her
suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the
sons of Kohath.
1 Chronicles 6:71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of
the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth
with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 6:72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs,
Daberath with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:73 And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 6:74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs,
and Abdon with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 6:76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with
her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
1 Chronicles 6:77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of
the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
1 Chronicles 6:78 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side
of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness
with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her
1 Chronicles 6:80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her
suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
1 Chronicles 6:81 And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
1 Chronicles 7:1 Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and
1 Chronicles 7:2 And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and
Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of
Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in
the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.
1 Chronicles 7:3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;
Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
1 Chronicles 7:4 And with them, by their generations, after the house of
their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men:
for they had many wives and sons.
1 Chronicles 7:5 And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were
valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven
1 Chronicles 7:6 The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
1 Chronicles 7:7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and
Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of
valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and
thirty and four.
1 Chronicles 7:8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and
Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All
these are the sons of Becher.
1 Chronicles 7:9 And the number of them, after their genealogy by their
generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was
twenty thousand and two hundred.
1 Chronicles 7:10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;
Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and
1 Chronicles 7:11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their
fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers
, fit to go out for war and battle.
1 Chronicles 7:12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim,
the sons of Aher.
1 Chronicles 7:13 The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and
Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.
1 Chronicles 7:14 The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his
concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
1 Chronicles 7:15 And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim,
whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad:
and Zelophehad had daughters.
1 Chronicles 7:16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called
his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were
Ulam and Rakem.
1 Chronicles 7:17 And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
1 Chronicles 7:18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and
1 Chronicles 7:19 And the sons of Shemidah were, Ahian, and Shechem, and
Likhi, and Aniam.
1 Chronicles 7:20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and
Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,
1 Chronicles 7:21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and
Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they
came down to take away their cattle.
1 Chronicles 7:22 And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his
brethren came to comfort him.
1 Chronicles 7:23 And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a
son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.
1 Chronicles 7:24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Bethhoron the
nether, and the upper, and Uzzensherah.)
1 Chronicles 7:25 And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son,
and Tahan his son,
1 Chronicles 7:26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
1 Chronicles 7:27 Non his son, Jehoshuah his son.
1 Chronicles 7:28 And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the
towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns
thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
1 Chronicles 7:29 And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean
and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her
towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.
1 Chronicles 7:30 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and
Beriah, and Serah their sister.
1 Chronicles 7:31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the
father of Birzavith.
1 Chronicles 7:32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua
1 Chronicles 7:33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath.
These are the children of Japhlet.
1 Chronicles 7:34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and
1 Chronicles 7:35 And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and
Shelesh, and Amal.
1 Chronicles 7:36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and
Beri, and Imrah,
1 Chronicles 7:37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and Shilshah, and Ithran, and
1 Chronicles 7:38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
1 Chronicles 7:39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.
1 Chronicles 7:40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their
father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the
number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle
was twenty and six thousand men.
1 Chronicles 8:1 Now Benjamin begat Bela his firstborn, Ashbel the second,
and Aharah the third,
1 Chronicles 8:2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth.
1 Chronicles 8:3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and Gera, and Abihud,
1 Chronicles 8:4 And Abishua, and Naaman, and Ahoah,
1 Chronicles 8:5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram.
1 Chronicles 8:6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of the
fathers of the inhabitants of Geba, and they removed them to Manahath:
1 Chronicles 8:7 And Naaman, and Ahiah, and Gera, he removed them, and begat
Uzza, and Ahihud.
1 Chronicles 8:8 And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after
he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.
1 Chronicles 8:9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and
Mesha, and Malcham,
1 Chronicles 8:10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. These were his sons,
heads of the fathers.
1 Chronicles 8:11 And of Hushim he begat Abitub, and Elpaal.
1 Chronicles 8:12 The sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, and Shamed, who
built Ono, and Lod, with the towns thereof:
1 Chronicles 8:13 Beriah also, and Shema, who were heads of the fathers of
the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the inhabitants of Gath:
1 Chronicles 8:14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth,
1 Chronicles 8:15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader,
1 Chronicles 8:16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the sons of Beriah;
1 Chronicles 8:17 And Zebadiah, and Meshullam, and Hezeki, and Heber,
1 Chronicles 8:18 Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;
1 Chronicles 8:19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi,
1 Chronicles 8:20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,
1 Chronicles 8:21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, the sons of Shimhi;
1 Chronicles 8:22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel,
1 Chronicles 8:23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan,
1 Chronicles 8:24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Antothijah,
1 Chronicles 8:25 And Iphedeiah, and Penuel, the sons of Shashak;
1 Chronicles 8:26 And Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and Athaliah,
1 Chronicles 8:27 And Jaresiah, and Eliah, and Zichri, the sons of Jeroham.
1 Chronicles 8:28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations,
chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 8:29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon; whose wife's
name was Maachah:
1 Chronicles 8:30 And his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal,
1 Chronicles 8:31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher.
1 Chronicles 8:32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelt with their
brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
1 Chronicles 8:33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat Saul, and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
1 Chronicles 8:34 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal; and Meribbaal begat
1 Chronicles 8:35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and Tarea,
1 Chronicles 8:36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza,
1 Chronicles 8:37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapha was his son, Eleasah his son,
Azel his son:
1 Chronicles 8:38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these were the
sons of Azel.
1 Chronicles 8:39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, Ulam his
firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.
1 Chronicles 8:40 And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers,
and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All these are of the
sons of Benjamin.
1 Chronicles 9:1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold,
they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were
carried away to Babylon for their transgression.
1 Chronicles 9:2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions
in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethinims.
1 Chronicles 9:3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim, and Manasseh;
1 Chronicles 9:4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri,
the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez the son of Judah.
1 Chronicles 9:5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
1 Chronicles 9:6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and their brethren, six
hundred and ninety.
1 Chronicles 9:7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam,
the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hasenuah,
1 Chronicles 9:8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi,
the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the
son of Ibnijah;
1 Chronicles 9:9 And their brethren, according to their generations, nine
hundred and fifty and six. All these men were chief of the fathers in the
house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 9:10 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin,
1 Chronicles 9:11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the
son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house
1 Chronicles 9:12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashur, the son
of Malchijah, and Maasiai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of
Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
1 Chronicles 9:13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a
thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the
service of the house of God.
1 Chronicles 9:14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son
of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
1 Chronicles 9:15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of
Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
1 Chronicles 9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son
of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that dwelt in
the villages of the Netophathites.
1 Chronicles 9:17 And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and
Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;
1 Chronicles 9:18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were
porters in the companies of the children of Levi.
1 Chronicles 9:19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son
of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were
over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and
their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.
1 Chronicles 9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in
time past, and the LORD was with him.
1 Chronicles 9:21 And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
1 Chronicles 9:22 All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were
two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their
villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.
1 Chronicles 9:23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates
of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.
1 Chronicles 9:24 In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west,
north, and south.
1 Chronicles 9:25 And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to
come after seven days from time to time with them.
1 Chronicles 9:26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their
set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
1 Chronicles 9:27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the
charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
1 Chronicles 9:28 And certain of them had the charge of the ministering
vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.
1 Chronicles 9:29 Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels
and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine,
and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
1 Chronicles 9:30 And some of the sons of the priests made the ointment of
1 Chronicles 9:31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn
of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in
1 Chronicles 9:32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the
Kohathites, were over the showbread, to prepare it every sabbath.
1 Chronicles 9:33 And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the
Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in
that work day and night.
1 Chronicles 9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout
their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 9:35 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jehiel, whose
wife's name was Maachah:
1 Chronicles 9:36 And his firstborn son Abdon, then Zur, and Kish, and Baal,
and Ner, and Nadab,
1 Chronicles 9:37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth.
1 Chronicles 9:38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their
brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
1 Chronicles 9:39 And Ner begat Kish; and Kish begat Saul; and Saul begat
Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal.
1 Chronicles 9:40 And the son of Jonathan was Meribbaal: and Meribbaal begat
1 Chronicles 9:41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and Melech, and
Tahrea, and Ahaz.
1 Chronicles 9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and
Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;
1 Chronicles 9:43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his
son, Azel his son.
1 Chronicles 9:44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these, Azrikam,
Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these were the
sons of Azel.
1 Chronicles 10:1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of
Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.
1 Chronicles 10:2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after
his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the
sons of Saul.
1 Chronicles 10:3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit
him, and he was wounded of the archers.
1 Chronicles 10:4 Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and
thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But
his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and
fell upon it.
1 Chronicles 10:5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell
likewise on the sword, and died.
1 Chronicles 10:6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died
1 Chronicles 10:7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw
that they fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, then they forsook their
cities, and fled: and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
1 Chronicles 10:8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines
came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount
1 Chronicles 10:9 And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and
his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry
tidings unto their idols, and to the people.
1 Chronicles 10:10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and
fastened his head in the temple of Dagon.
1 Chronicles 10:11 And when all Jabeshgilead heard all that the Philistines
had done to Saul,
1 Chronicles 10:12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body
of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried
their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
1 Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed
against the LORD, even against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and
also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it;
1 Chronicles 10:14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and
turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
1 Chronicles 11:1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron,
saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
1 Chronicles 11:2 And moreover in time past, even when Saul was king, thou
wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD thy God said
unto thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be ruler over my
1 Chronicles 11:3 Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to
Hebron; and David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and
they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by
1 Chronicles 11:4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is
Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
1 Chronicles 11:5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not
come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of
1 Chronicles 11:6 And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first
shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was
1 Chronicles 11:7 And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it
the city of David.
1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round
about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.
1 Chronicles 11:9 So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts
was with him.
1 Chronicles 11:10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David
had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, and with all Israel,
to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
1 Chronicles 11:11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had;
Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear
against three hundred slain by him at one time.
1 Chronicles 11:12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite,
who was one of the three mighties.
1 Chronicles 11:13 He was with David at Pasdammim, and there the Philistines
were gathered together to battle, where was a parcel of ground full of barley;
and the people fled from before the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 11:14 And they set themselves in the midst of that parcel, and
delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great
1 Chronicles 11:15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to
David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in
the valley of Rephaim.
1 Chronicles 11:16 And David was then in the hold, and the Philistines'
garrison was then at Bethlehem.
1 Chronicles 11:17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me
drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
1 Chronicles 11:18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines,
and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it
, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out
to the LORD,
1 Chronicles 11:19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this
thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in
jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he
would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.
1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the
three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a
name among the three.
1 Chronicles 11:21 Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he
was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.
1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of
Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he
went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.
1 Chronicles 11:23 And he slew an Egyptian, a man of great stature, five
cubits high; and in the Egyptian's hand was a spear like a weaver's beam; and
he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's
hand, and slew him with his own spear.
1 Chronicles 11:24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had the
name among the three mighties.
1 Chronicles 11:25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained
not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.
1 Chronicles 11:26 Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the
brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
1 Chronicles 11:27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
1 Chronicles 11:28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
1 Chronicles 11:29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
1 Chronicles 11:30 Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the
1 Chronicles 11:31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the
children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
1 Chronicles 11:32 Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
1 Chronicles 11:33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
1 Chronicles 11:34 The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of
Shage the Hararite,
1 Chronicles 11:35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of
1 Chronicles 11:36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
1 Chronicles 11:37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
1 Chronicles 11:38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
1 Chronicles 11:39 Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the
armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
1 Chronicles 11:41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
1 Chronicles 11:42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the
Reubenites, and thirty with him,
1 Chronicles 11:43 Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
1 Chronicles 11:44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of
Hothan the Aroerite,
1 Chronicles 11:45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the
1 Chronicles 11:46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons
of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
1 Chronicles 11:47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
1 Chronicles 12:1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he
yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among
the mighty men, helpers of the war.
1 Chronicles 12:2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right
hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of
Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
1 Chronicles 12:3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the
Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and
Jehu the Antothite,
1 Chronicles 12:4 And Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty,
and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the
1 Chronicles 12:5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and
Shephatiah the Haruphite,
1 Chronicles 12:6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and
Jashobeam, the Korhites,
1 Chronicles 12:7 And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
1 Chronicles 12:8 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David
into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the
battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces
of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
1 Chronicles 12:9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
1 Chronicles 12:10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
1 Chronicles 12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
1 Chronicles 12:12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
1 Chronicles 12:13 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.
1 Chronicles 12:14 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one
of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.
1 Chronicles 12:15 These are they that went over Jordan in the first month,
when it had overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the
valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.
1 Chronicles 12:16 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to
the hold unto David.
1 Chronicles 12:17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said
unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be
knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is
no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.
1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the
captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of
Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God
helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
1 Chronicles 12:19 And there fell some of Manasseh to David, when he came
with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for the
lords of the Philistines upon advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall
to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.
1 Chronicles 12:20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh,
Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and
Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.
1 Chronicles 12:21 And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for
they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
1 Chronicles 12:22 For at that time day by day there came to David to help
him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.
1 Chronicles 12:23 And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready
armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to
him, according to the word of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 12:24 The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six
thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
1 Chronicles 12:25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the
war, seven thousand and one hundred.
1 Chronicles 12:26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.
1 Chronicles 12:27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with
him were three thousand and seven hundred;
1 Chronicles 12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his
father's house twenty and two captains.
1 Chronicles 12:29 And of the children of Benjamin, the kindred of Saul,
three thousand: for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept the ward of
the house of Saul.
1 Chronicles 12:30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight
hundred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand,
which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had
understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them
were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
1 Chronicles 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war,
with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were
not of double heart.
1 Chronicles 12:34 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with
shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
1 Chronicles 12:35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight
thousand and six hundred.
1 Chronicles 12:36 And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in
war, forty thousand.
1 Chronicles 12:37 And on the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and
the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments
of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.
1 Chronicles 12:38 All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a
perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest
also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.
1 Chronicles 12:39 And there they were with David three days, eating and
drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.
1 Chronicles 12:40 Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and
Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and
on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and
oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
1 Chronicles 13:1 And David consulted with the captains of thousands and
hundreds, and with every leader.
1 Chronicles 13:2 And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it
seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad
unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and
with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and
suburbs, that they may gather themselves unto us:
1 Chronicles 13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we
inquired not at it in the days of Saul.
1 Chronicles 13:4 And all the congregation said that they would do so: for
the thing was right in the eyes of all the people.
1 Chronicles 13:5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of
Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from
1 Chronicles 13:6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to
Kirjathjearim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the
LORD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it.
1 Chronicles 13:7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the
house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart.
1 Chronicles 13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their
might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with
timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
1 Chronicles 13:9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza
put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
1 Chronicles 13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and
he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before
1 Chronicles 13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had made a
breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called Perezuzza to this day.
1 Chronicles 13:12 And David was afraid of God that day, saying, How shall I
bring the ark of God home to me?
1 Chronicles 13:13 So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city
of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
1 Chronicles 13:14 And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom
in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all
that he had.
1 Chronicles 14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and
timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
1 Chronicles 14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king
over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people
1 Chronicles 14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat
more sons and daughters.
1 Chronicles 14:4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in
Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
1 Chronicles 14:5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
1 Chronicles 14:6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
1 Chronicles 14:7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
1 Chronicles 14:8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed
king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David
heard of it, and went out against them.
1 Chronicles 14:9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the
valley of Rephaim.
1 Chronicles 14:10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against
the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said
unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
1 Chronicles 14:11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them
there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like
the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place
1 Chronicles 14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a
commandment, and they were burned with fire.
1 Chronicles 14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in
1 Chronicles 14:14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto
him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over
against the mulberry trees.
1 Chronicles 14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in
the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God
is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote
the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
1 Chronicles 14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the
LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
1 Chronicles 15:1 And David made him houses in the city of David, and
prepared a place for the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.
1 Chronicles 15:2 Then David said, None ought to carry the ark of God but
the Levites: for them hath the LORD chosen to carry the ark of God, and to
minister unto him for ever.
1 Chronicles 15:3 And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to
bring up the ark of the LORD unto his place, which he had prepared for it.
1 Chronicles 15:4 And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the
1 Chronicles 15:5 Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren
an hundred and twenty:
1 Chronicles 15:6 Of the sons of Merari; Asaiah the chief, and his brethren
two hundred and twenty:
1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren
an hundred and thirty:
1 Chronicles 15:8 Of the sons of Elizaphan; Shemaiah the chief, and his
brethren two hundred:
1 Chronicles 15:9 Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren
1 Chronicles 15:10 Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his
brethren an hundred and twelve.
1 Chronicles 15:11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar the priests, and
for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and
1 Chronicles 15:12 And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of
the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring
up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for
1 Chronicles 15:13 For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God
made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order.
1 Chronicles 15:14 So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to
bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel.
1 Chronicles 15:15 And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon
their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the
word of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 15:16 And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint
their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and
harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of
his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their
brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
1 Chronicles 15:18 And with them their brethren of the second degree,
Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and
Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and
Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
1 Chronicles 15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed
to sound with cymbals of brass;
1 Chronicles 15:20 And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel,
and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
1 Chronicles 15:21 And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and
Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he
instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
1 Chronicles 15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.
1 Chronicles 15:24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and
Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with
the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers
for the ark.
1 Chronicles 15:25 So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over
thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the
house of Obededom with joy.
1 Chronicles 15:26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that
bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and
1 Chronicles 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all
the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of
the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
1 Chronicles 15:28 Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the
LORD with shouting, and with sound of the cornet, and with trumpets, and with
cymbals, making a noise with psalteries and harps.
1 Chronicles 15:29 And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the
LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out
at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her
1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of
the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and
peace offerings before God.
1 Chronicles 16:2 And when David had made an end of offering the burnt
offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the
1 Chronicles 16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman,
to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.
1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before
the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of
1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and
Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom:
and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
1 Chronicles 16:6 Benaiah also and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets
continually before the ark of the covenant of God.
1 Chronicles 16:7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank
the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.
1 Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known
his deeds among the people.
1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his
1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice
that seek the LORD.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face
1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his
wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
1 Chronicles 16:13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob,
his chosen ones.
1 Chronicles 16:14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the
1 Chronicles 16:15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he
commanded to a thousand generations;
1 Chronicles 16:16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of
his oath unto Isaac;
1 Chronicles 16:17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to
Israel for an everlasting covenant,
1 Chronicles 16:18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot
of your inheritance;
1 Chronicles 16:19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
1 Chronicles 16:20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one
kingdom to another people;
1 Chronicles 16:21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved
kings for their sakes,
1 Chronicles 16:22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no
1 Chronicles 16:23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to
day his salvation.
1 Chronicles 16:24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works
among all nations.
1 Chronicles 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also
is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD
made the heavens.
1 Chronicles 16:27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and
gladness are in his place.
1 Chronicles 16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto
the LORD glory and strength.
1 Chronicles 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an
offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
1 Chronicles 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be
stable, that it be not moved.
1 Chronicles 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and
let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
1 Chronicles 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields
rejoice, and all that is therein.
1 Chronicles 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence
of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his
mercy endureth for ever.
1 Chronicles 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather
us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy
holy name, and glory in thy praise.
1 Chronicles 16:36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And
all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
1 Chronicles 16:37 So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the
LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every
day's work required:
1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight;
Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
1 Chronicles 16:39 And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests,
before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
1 Chronicles 16:40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of
the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all
that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;
1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were
chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his
mercy endureth for ever;
1 Chronicles 16:42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and
cymbals for those that should make a sound, and with musical instruments of
God. And the sons of Jeduthun were porters.
1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and
David returned to bless his house.
1 Chronicles 17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David
said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the ark of
the covenant of the LORD remaineth under curtains.
1 Chronicles 17:2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine
heart; for God is with thee.
1 Chronicles 17:3 And it came to pass the same night, that the word of God
came to Nathan, saying,
1 Chronicles 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou
shalt not build me an house to dwell in:
1 Chronicles 17:5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I
brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one
tabernacle to another.
1 Chronicles 17:6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a word
to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed my people, saying,
Why have ye not built me an house of cedars?
1 Chronicles 17:7 Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from
following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
1 Chronicles 17:8 And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked,
and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name
like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
1 Chronicles 17:9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will
plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more;
neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the
1 Chronicles 17:10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my
people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell
thee that the LORD will build thee an house.
1 Chronicles 17:11 And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that
thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee,
which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
1 Chronicles 17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his
throne for ever.
1 Chronicles 17:13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will
not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
1 Chronicles 17:14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for
ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
1 Chronicles 17:15 According to all these words, and according to all this
vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
1 Chronicles 17:16 And David the king came and sat before the LORD, and
said, Who am I, O LORD God, and what is mine house, that thou hast brought me
1 Chronicles 17:17 And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for
thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and
hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God.
1 Chronicles 17:18 What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy
servant? for thou knowest thy servant.
1 Chronicles 17:19 O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine
own heart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all these great
1 Chronicles 17:20 O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God
beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
1 Chronicles 17:21 And what one nation in the earth is like thy people
Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of
greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people,
whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
1 Chronicles 17:22 For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people
for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.
1 Chronicles 17:23 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken
concerning thy servant and concerning his house be established for ever, and
do as thou hast said.
1 Chronicles 17:24 Let it even be established, that thy name may be
magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God
to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.
1 Chronicles 17:25 For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt
build him an house: therefore thy servant hath found in his heart to pray
1 Chronicles 17:26 And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this
goodness unto thy servant:
1 Chronicles 17:27 Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of
thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD,
and it shall be blessed for ever.
1 Chronicles 18:1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the
Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of
1 Chronicles 18:2 And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's
servants, and brought gifts.
1 Chronicles 18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he
went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
1 Chronicles 18:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven
thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also hocked all the
chariot horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots.
1 Chronicles 18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer
king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
1 Chronicles 18:6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians
became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David
whithersoever he went.
1 Chronicles 18:7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the
servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer,
brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the
pillars, and the vessels of brass.
1 Chronicles 18:9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten
all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
1 Chronicles 18:10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to inquire of his
welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and
smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of
vessels of gold and silver and brass.
1 Chronicles 18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the
silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and
from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from
1 Chronicles 18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites
in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
1 Chronicles 18:13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became
David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment
and justice among all his people.
1 Chronicles 18:15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and
Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of
Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
1 Chronicles 18:17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites
and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.
1 Chronicles 19:1 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of
the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 19:2 And David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to
comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land
of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
1 Chronicles 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun,
Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters
unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to
overthrow, and to spy out the land?
1 Chronicles 19:4 Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them,
and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them
1 Chronicles 19:5 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were
served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly ashamed. And the
king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
1 Chronicles 19:6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made
themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand
talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and
out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.
1 Chronicles 19:7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the
king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the
children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to
1 Chronicles 19:8 And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host
of the mighty men.
1 Chronicles 19:9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in
array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by
themselves in the field.
1 Chronicles 19:10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him
before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel, and put them in
array against the Syrians.
1 Chronicles 19:11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of
Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of
1 Chronicles 19:12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then
thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then
I will help thee.
1 Chronicles 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly
for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which
is good in his sight.
1 Chronicles 19:14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh
before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him.
1 Chronicles 19:15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were
fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the
city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 19:16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse
before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were
beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went
1 Chronicles 19:17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and
passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array against
them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they
fought with him.
1 Chronicles 19:18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the
Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand
footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.
1 Chronicles 19:19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put
to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his
servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
1 Chronicles 20:1 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at
the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army,
and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah.
But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
1 Chronicles 20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head,
and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it;
and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out
of the city.
1 Chronicles 20:3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them
with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with
all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned
1 Chronicles 20:4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at
Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew
Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan
the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear
staff was like a weaver's beam.
1 Chronicles 20:6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of
great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand,
and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
1 Chronicles 20:7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea
David's brother slew him.
1 Chronicles 20:8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by
the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to
1 Chronicles 21:2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people,
Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to
me, that I may know it.
1 Chronicles 21:3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred
times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my
lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a
cause of trespass to Israel?
1 Chronicles 21:4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab.
Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to
1 Chronicles 21:5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto
David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand
men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand
men that drew sword.
1 Chronicles 21:6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.
1 Chronicles 21:7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
1 Chronicles 21:8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I
have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy
servant; for I have done very foolishly.
1 Chronicles 21:9 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,
1 Chronicles 21:10 Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer
thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
1 Chronicles 21:11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the
LORD, Choose thee
1 Chronicles 21:12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be
destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh
thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the
land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of
Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that
1 Chronicles 21:13 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me
fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: but let me
not fall into the hand of man.
1 Chronicles 21:14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell
of Israel seventy thousand men.
1 Chronicles 21:15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and
as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and
said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the
angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1 Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the
LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand
stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were
clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
1 Chronicles 21:17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the
people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but
as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD
my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they
should be plagued.
1 Chronicles 21:18 Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David,
that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the
threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1 Chronicles 21:19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in
the name of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 21:20 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four
sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
1 Chronicles 21:21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David,
and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face
to the ground.
1 Chronicles 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this
threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt
grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.
1 Chronicles 21:23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my
lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also
for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for
the meat offering; I give it all.
1 Chronicles 21:24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy
it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD,
nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
1 Chronicles 21:25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels
of gold by weight.
1 Chronicles 21:26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered
burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and he answered
him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
1 Chronicles 21:27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword
again into the sheath thereof.
1 Chronicles 21:28 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered
him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
1 Chronicles 21:29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the
wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the
high place at Gibeon.
1 Chronicles 21:30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for
he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 22:1 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and
this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.
1 Chronicles 22:2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that
were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build
the house of God.
1 Chronicles 22:3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the
doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without
1 Chronicles 22:4 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they
of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.
1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and
the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of
fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make
preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
1 Chronicles 22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to
build an house for the LORD God of Israel.
1 Chronicles 22:7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my
mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:
1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast
shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house
unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
1 Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of
rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name
shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my
son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom
over Israel for ever.
1 Chronicles 22:11 Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and
build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.
1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and
give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD
1 Chronicles 22:13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil
the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning
Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.
1 Chronicles 22:14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house
of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand
talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in
abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
1 Chronicles 22:15 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers
and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every
manner of work.
1 Chronicles 22:16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron,
there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.
1 Chronicles 22:17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help
Solomon his son, saying,
1 Chronicles 22:18 Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given
you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into
mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.
1 Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your
God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the
ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house
that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 23:1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon
his son king over Israel.
1 Chronicles 23:2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with
the priests and the Levites.
1 Chronicles 23:3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years
and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight
1 Chronicles 23:4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the
work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:
1 Chronicles 23:5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand
praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise
1 Chronicles 23:6 And David divided them into courses among the sons of
Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
1 Chronicles 23:7 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.
1 Chronicles 23:8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and
1 Chronicles 23:9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran,
three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
1 Chronicles 23:10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and
Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
1 Chronicles 23:11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush
and Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according
to their father's house.
1 Chronicles 23:12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel,
1 Chronicles 23:13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was
separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for
ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in
his name for ever.
1 Chronicles 23:14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named
of the tribe of Levi.
1 Chronicles 23:15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.
1 Chronicles 23:16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.
1 Chronicles 23:17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief. And
Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
1 Chronicles 23:18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith the chief.
1 Chronicles 23:19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the
second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 23:20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first, and Jesiah the
1 Chronicles 23:21 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;
Eleazar, and Kish.
1 Chronicles 23:22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and
their brethren the sons of Kish took them.
1 Chronicles 23:23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
1 Chronicles 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their
fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of
names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the
LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.
1 Chronicles 23:25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest
unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
1 Chronicles 23:26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the
tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
1 Chronicles 23:27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered
from twenty years old and above:
1 Chronicles 23:28 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for
the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and
in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house
1 Chronicles 23:29 Both for the showbread, and for the fine flour for meat
offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that which is baked in the
pan, and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;
1 Chronicles 23:30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD,
and likewise at even;
1 Chronicles 23:31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the
sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the
order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
1 Chronicles 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of
the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons
of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 24:1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons
of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no
children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
1 Chronicles 24:3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of
Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in
1 Chronicles 24:4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar
than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of
Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight
among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 24:5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for
the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the
sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the
Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest,
and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the
priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one
taken for Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to
1 Chronicles 24:8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
1 Chronicles 24:9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
1 Chronicles 24:10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
1 Chronicles 24:11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,
1 Chronicles 24:12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
1 Chronicles 24:13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
1 Chronicles 24:14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
1 Chronicles 24:15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
1 Chronicles 24:16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
1 Chronicles 24:17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to
1 Chronicles 24:18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and
twentieth to Maaziah.
1 Chronicles 24:19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come
into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their
father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
1 Chronicles 24:20 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons
of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
1 Chronicles 24:21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first
1 Chronicles 24:22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth;
1 Chronicles 24:23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the
second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 24:24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah;
1 Chronicles 24:25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of
1 Chronicles 24:26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of
1 Chronicles 24:27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and
Zaccur, and Ibri.
1 Chronicles 24:28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
1 Chronicles 24:29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
1 Chronicles 24:30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth.
These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 24:31 These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the
sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and
the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal
fathers over against their younger brethren.
1 Chronicles 25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to
the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should
prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the
workmen according to their service was:
1 Chronicles 25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah,
and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied
according to the order of the king.
1 Chronicles 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and
Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father
Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.
1 Chronicles 25:4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer,
Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:
1 Chronicles 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the
words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and
1 Chronicles 25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in
the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of
the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.
1 Chronicles 25:7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were
instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two
hundred fourscore and eight.
1 Chronicles 25:8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small
as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
1 Chronicles 25:9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the
second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
1 Chronicles 25:11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
1 Chronicles 25:12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
1 Chronicles 25:14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were
1 Chronicles 25:18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren,
1 Chronicles 25:26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his
brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and
his brethren, were twelve:
1 Chronicles 25:31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and
his brethren, were twelve.
1 Chronicles 26:1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites
was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
1 Chronicles 26:2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn,
Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
1 Chronicles 26:3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
1 Chronicles 26:4 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the
firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and
Nethaneel the fifth,
1 Chronicles 26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the
eighth: for God blessed him.
1 Chronicles 26:6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled
throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.
1 Chronicles 26:7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed,
Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
1 Chronicles 26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and
their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two
1 Chronicles 26:9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men,
1 Chronicles 26:10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri
the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the
1 Chronicles 26:11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the
fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
1 Chronicles 26:12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among
the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in the house of
1 Chronicles 26:13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great,
according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
1 Chronicles 26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for
Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out
1 Chronicles 26:15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of
1 Chronicles 26:16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with
the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
1 Chronicles 26:17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day,
southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
1 Chronicles 26:18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at
1 Chronicles 26:19 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of
Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
1 Chronicles 26:20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the
house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
1 Chronicles 26:21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the
Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli.
1 Chronicles 26:22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which
were over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 26:23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and
1 Chronicles 26:24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was
ruler of the treasures.
1 Chronicles 26:25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and
Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his
1 Chronicles 26:26 Which Shelomith and his brethren were over all the
treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief
fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the
host, had dedicated.
1 Chronicles 26:27 Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to
maintain the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 26:28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish,
and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; and
whosoever had dedicated any thing, it was under the hand of Shelomith, and of
1 Chronicles 26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the
outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
1 Chronicles 26:30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of
valour, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers among them of Israel on
this side Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service
of the king.
1 Chronicles 26:31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among
the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth
year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among
them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 26:32 And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and
seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites,
the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to
God, and affairs of the king.
1 Chronicles 27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the
chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that
served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month
by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty
and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:2 Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam
the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:3 Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains
of the host for the first month.
1 Chronicles 27:4 And over the course of the second month was Dodai an
Ahohite, and of his course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise
were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:5 The third captain of the host for the third month was
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and
1 Chronicles 27:6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and
above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
1 Chronicles 27:7 The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the
brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty
and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:8 The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the
Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:9 The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of
Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:10 The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the
Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four
1 Chronicles 27:11 The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the
Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:12 The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the
Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four
1 Chronicles 27:13 The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the
Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four
1 Chronicles 27:14 The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah
the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and
1 Chronicles 27:15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the
Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:16 Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the
Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the
son of Maachah:
1 Chronicles 27:17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the
1 Chronicles 27:18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of
Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
1 Chronicles 27:19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali,
Jerimoth the son of Azriel:
1 Chronicles 27:20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of
the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
1 Chronicles 27:21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of
Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
1 Chronicles 27:22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the
princes of the tribes of Israel.
1 Chronicles 27:23 But David took not the number of them from twenty years
old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the
stars of the heavens.
1 Chronicles 27:24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished
not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number
put in the account of the chronicles of king David.
1 Chronicles 27:25 And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of
Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the
villages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:
1 Chronicles 27:26 And over them that did the work of the field for tillage
of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
1 Chronicles 27:27 And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: over the
increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:
1 Chronicles 27:28 And over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were
in the low plains was Baalhanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was
1 Chronicles 27:29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the
Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of
1 Chronicles 27:30 Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over
the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
1 Chronicles 27:31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were
the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
1 Chronicles 27:32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man,
and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons:
1 Chronicles 27:33 And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the
Archite was the king's companion:
1 Chronicles 27:34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and
Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.
1 Chronicles 28:1 And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes
of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king
by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the
hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king,
and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the
valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 28:2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear
me, my brethren, and my people: As for me, I had in mine heart to build an
house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool
of our God, and had made ready for the building:
1 Chronicles 28:3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my
name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.
1 Chronicles 28:4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the
house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah
to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among
the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:
1 Chronicles 28:5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many
sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of
the LORD over Israel.
1 Chronicles 28:6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my
house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his
1 Chronicles 28:7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be
constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
1 Chronicles 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation
of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the
commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and
leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father,
and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD
searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:
if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will
cast thee off for ever.
1 Chronicles 28:10 Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an
house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.
1 Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the
porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the
upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of
the mercy seat,
1 Chronicles 28:12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the
courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the
treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:
1 Chronicles 28:13 Also for the courses of the priests and the Levites, and
for all the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and for all the
vessels of service in the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all
instruments of all manner of service; silver also for all instruments of
silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:
1 Chronicles 28:15 Even the weight for the candlesticks of gold, and for
their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps
thereof: and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the
candlestick, and also for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every
1 Chronicles 28:16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of showbread,
for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver:
1 Chronicles 28:17 Also pure gold for the fleshhooks, and the bowls, and the
cups: and for the golden basins he gave gold by weight for every basin; and
likewise silver by weight for every basin of silver:
1 Chronicles 28:18 And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and
gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their
wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:19 All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in
writing by his hand upon me, even all the works of this pattern.
1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good
courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God,
will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast
finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 28:21 And, behold, the courses of the priests and the Levites,
even they shall be with thee for all the service of the house of God: and
there shall be with thee for all manner of workmanship every willing skilful
man, for any manner of service: also the princes and all the people will be
wholly at thy commandment.
1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation,
Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the
work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
1 Chronicles 29:2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my
God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of
silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and
wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones,
and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in
1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of
my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given
to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy
1 Chronicles 29:4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir,
and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the
1 Chronicles 29:5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of
silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And
who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
1 Chronicles 29:6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of
Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the
king's work, offered willingly,
1 Chronicles 29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five
thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents,
and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of
1 Chronicles 29:8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to
the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite.
1 Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly,
because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the
king also rejoiced with great joy.
1 Chronicles 29:10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the
congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father,
for ever and ever.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the
glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in
the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head
1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest
over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to
make great, and to give strength unto all.
1 Chronicles 29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy
1 Chronicles 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be
able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and
of thine own have we given thee.
1 Chronicles 29:15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were
all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none
1 Chronicles 29:16 O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to
build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine
1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast
pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have
willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people,
which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
1 Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers,
keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy
people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
1 Chronicles 29:19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy
commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things,
and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.
1 Chronicles 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the
LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers,
and bowed down their heads, and worshipped the LORD, and the king.
1 Chronicles 29:21 And they sacrificed sacrifices unto the LORD, and offered
burnt offerings unto the LORD, on the morrow after that day, even a thousand
bullocks, a thousand rams, and a thousand lambs, with their drink offerings,
and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel:
1 Chronicles 29:22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with
great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time,
and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be
1 Chronicles 29:23 Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king
instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him.
1 Chronicles 29:24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons
likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.
1 Chronicles 29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight
of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any
king before him in Israel.
1 Chronicles 29:26 Thus David the son of Jesse reigned over all Israel.
1 Chronicles 29:27 And the time that he reigned over Israel was forty years;
seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in
1 Chronicles 29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and
honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold,
they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the
prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,
1 Chronicles 29:30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went
over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.
Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:
Are you ready?
1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?
2) Have you found His Book?
3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"
4) Do you inquire of the LORD?
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2
5) Do you show forth your light by your good works? "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]
6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus? Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ? [1 Timothy 6:11-12]
7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith,
love, patience, meekness?
8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?