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The Levites

1The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
  2The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron and Uzziel.
  3The children of Amram: Aaron and Moses and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
  4Eleazar fathered Phinehas, Phinehas fathered Abishua,
  5and Abishua fathered Bukki, and Bukki fathered Uzzi,
  6and Uzzi fathered Zerahiah, and Zerahiah fathered Meraioth,
  7Meraioth fathered Amariah, and Amariah fathered Ahitub,
  8and Ahitub fathered Zadok, and Zadok fathered Ahimaaz,
  9and Ahimaaz fathered Azariah, and Azariah fathered Johanan,
  10and Johanan fathered Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem),
  11and Azariah fathered Amariah, and Amariah fathered Ahitub,
  12and Ahitub fathered Zadok, and Zadok fathered Shallum,
  13and Shallum fathered Hilkiah, and Hilkiah fathered Azariah,
  14and Azariah fathered Seraiah, and Seraiah fathered Jehozadak;
  15Jehozadak went into captivity when Yahweh carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
  17These are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.
  18The sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
  19The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers’ households.
  20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
  21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.
  22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
  23Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son and Assir his son,
  24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
  25The sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth.
  26The sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
  27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son, Samuel his son.a
  28The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Joel, and the second Abijah.
  29The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
  30Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

The Musicians

31These are the men whom David set over the service of music in the house of Yahweh after the ark rested there.
  32They ministered with music in the presence of the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, until Solomon had built the house of Yahweh in Jerusalem, and they carried out their service according to the regulations required of them.
  33These are those who carried out their service, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
  34the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
  35the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
  36the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
  37the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
  38the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

39His brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,
  40the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,
  41the son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
  42the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
  43the son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

44On the left hand were their brothers the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
  45the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
  46the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer,
  47the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

Aaron’s Descendants

48Their brothers the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of God’s house.
  49But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the Holy of Holies, and to make atonement for Israel according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

50These are the sons of Aaron: Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
  51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
  52Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
  53Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.

The Settlements of the Priests

54Now these are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the families of the Kohathites (for theirs was the first lot),
  55to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and the pasturelands around it,
  56but the fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
  57To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, and Libnah with its pasturelands, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its pasturelands,
  58and Hilen with its pasturelands, Debir with its pasturelands,
  59and Ashan with its pasturelands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasturelands;
  60and out of the tribe of Benjamin, Geba with its pasturelands, and Allemeth with its pasturelands, and Anathoth with its pasturelands. Throughout their families, all their cities were 13 cities.

The Settlements of the Levites

61To the rest of the sons of Kohath were given by lot, from the family of the tribe, from the half-tribe, the half of Manasseh, ten cities.

62To the sons of Gershom according to their families, from the tribe of Issachar and from the tribe of Asher and from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, 13 cities.

63To the sons of Merari were given by lot according to their families, from the tribe of Reuben and from the tribe of Gad and from the tribe of Zebulun, 12 cities.
  64The children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities with their pasturelands.
  65They gave them by lot from the tribe of the children of Judah and from the tribe of the children of Simeon and from the tribe of the children of Benjamin these cities that are mentioned by name.

66Some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities with their borders from the tribe of Ephraim.
  67They gave to them the cities of refuge: Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim with its pasturelands, Gezer also with its pasturelands,
  68and Jokmeam with its pasturelands, and Beth-horon with its pasturelands,
  69and Aijalon with its pasturelands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasturelands.
  70And from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Aner with its pasturelands, and Bileam with its pasturelands for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.

71The sons of Gershom were given from the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasturelands, and Ashtaroth with its pasturelands.
  72And from the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasturelands, Daberath with its pasturelands,
  73and Ramoth with its pasturelands, and Anem with its pasturelands.
  74And from the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasturelands, and Abdon with its pasturelands,
  75and Hukok with its pasturelands, and Rehob with its pasturelands.
  76And from the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasturelands, and Hammon with its pasturelands, and Kiriathaim with its pasturelands.

77The rest of the Levites, the sons of Merari, were given from the tribe of Zebulun: Rimmono with its pasturelands, Tabor with its pasturelands;
  78and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, were given to them from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the wilderness with its pasturelands, and Jahzah with its pasturelands,
  79and Kedemoth with its pasturelands, and Mephaath with its pasturelands.
  80And from the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasturelands, and Mahanaim with its pasturelands,
  81and Heshbon with its pasturelands, and Jazer with its pasturelands.

Samuel is omitted in the Masoretic text but included in some Septuagint texts

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