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The sons of Levi.

CHAP. VI. The families of Gershom, fic. 15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, | 8 And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok bechief of the house of their fathers.

gat Ahimaaz, 16 And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and 9 And Ahimaaz begat Azarialı, and Azain her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sha- riah begat Johanan, ron, upon their borders.

10 And Johanan begat Azarialı, (hie it is 17 All these were reckoned by genealogies that executed the priest's office in the temple in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in that Solomon built in Jerusalem :) the days of Jeroboam king of Israel. 11 And Azariah begat Amariah, and Ama

18 | The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, riah begat Ahitub, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant 12 And Abitub begat Zadok, and Zadok men, men able to bear buckler and sword, begat Slallum, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, 13 And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkialı were four and forty thousand seven hundred begat Azariah, and threescore, that went out to the war. 14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Sera

19 And they made war with the Hagarites, iah begat Jehozadak, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab. 15 And Jehozadak went into captirity, 20 And they were helped against them, and when the LORD carried away Judah and Jethe Hagarites were delivered into their hand, rusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. and all that were with them: for they cried 16 | The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohatlı, to God in the battle, and he was entreated of and Merari. them; because they put their trust in him. 17 And these be the names of the sons of

21 And they took away their cattle; of their Gershom; Libni, and Shimei. camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hun- 18 And the sons of Kohath vere, Amrain, dred and fifty thousand, and of asses two and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. thousand, and of men a hundred thousand. 19 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi.

22 For there fell down many slain, because And these are the families of the Levites the war was of God. And they dwelt in their according to their fathers. steads until the captivity.

20 Of Gershom; Libni bis son, Jalath his 23 And the children of the half-tribe of son, Zimmah his son, Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased 21 Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah luis from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir, son, Jeaterai his son. and unto mount Hermon.

22 The sons of Koliath; Aiminadab his 24 And these were the heads of the house son, Korah his son, Assir his son, of their fathers, even Eplier, and Ishi, and 23 Elkanah bis son, and Ebiasaph his son, Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hoda- and Assir lisson, viah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, fa- 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah mous men, and leads of the house of their his son, and Shaul his son. fathers.

25 And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and 259 And they transgressed against the God Ahimoth. of their fathers, and went a whoring after the 26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanalı; gods of the people of the land, whom God Zophai his son, and Nahath his son, destroyed before them.

27 Eliab his

SON, Jeroham his son, Elkanah 26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spi- his son. rit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of 28 And the sons of Samuel; the first-born Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he car-Vashini, and Abiah. ried them away, even the Reubenites, and the 29 The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son, brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and 30 Siimea his son, Haggiah bis son, Asaiah Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day. his son. CHAP. VI.

31 And these are they whom David set over 1 The sons of Levi. 4 The line of the priests after that the ark lad rest.

the service of song in the house of the LORD, unto the captivity. 16 The families of Gershon, Kohath, and Mcrari. 49 The office of

32 And they ministered before the dwellingAaron and his line unto Ahimaaz. 54 Theci- place of the tabernacle of the congregation ties of the priests and Levites.

with singing, until Solomon had built the THE sons of Levi; Gershon; Kohatlı, and house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then Merari.

they waited on their office, according to their 2 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, order. and Hebron, and Uzziel.

33 And these are they that waited with 3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and their children. Of the sons of the KohathMoses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; ites; Heman a singer, the son of Juel, the Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. son of Shemuel,

4 Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas be- 34 The son of Elkanah, the son of Jerogat Abishua,

lam, the son of Eliel, the son of Toal, 5 And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki be- 35 The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanalı gat Uzzi,

the son of Maliath, the son of Amasai, 6 And Uzzi begat Zeralijah, and Zerahiah 36 The son of Elkanalı, the son of Joel, the begat Meraiour,

son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 7 Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah 37 T!le son of Taliath, the son of Assir, the begat Alituh,

son of Ebiasaph, the sou of Korah,

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38 The gon of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. 39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on 63 Unto the sons of Merari were given by his right hand, even Asaph the son of Bere- lot, throughout their families, out of the chial, the son of Shimea,

tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, 40 The son of Michael, the son of Baascial, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. the son of Malchiali,

64 And the children of Israel gave to the 41 The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the Levites these cities with their suburbs. son of Adaiah,

65 And they gave by lot out of the tribe of 42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmalı, the children of Judah, and out of the tribe the son of Shimei,

of the children of Simeon, and out of the 43 The son of Jalath, the son of Gershom, tribe of the children of Benjamin, these te son of Levi.

cities, which are called by their names. 41 And their brethren the sous of Merari 66 And the residue of the families of the stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of sons of Kobath had cities of their coasts out Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, of the tribe of Ephraim.

45 The con of Hashabialı, the son of Ama- 67 And they gave unto them, of the cities ziah, the son of Illkiah,

of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with 46 The son of Aizi, the son of Bani, the her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her son of Shamer,

suburbs, 47 The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the 68 Aud Jokmeam with her suburbs, and son of Merari, the son of Levi.

Beth-horop with her suburbs, 43 Teir brethren also the Levites were 69 And Ajalon with her suburbs, and Gathappointed unto all manner of service of the rimmon with her suburbs: tabernacle of the liouse of God.

70 And out of the half-tribe of Manassel; 49 ( But Aaron and his sons offered upon Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with the altar of the burnt-offering, and on the her suburbs, for the family of the remnant altar of incense, and were appointed for all of the sons of Kohath. the work of the place inost holy, and to 71 Unto the sons of Gershom were given make an atonement for Israel, according to out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasall that Moses ihe servant of God had com- sel, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and manded.

Ashtaroth with her suburbs: 50 And these are the sons of Aaron; Elea- 72 And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh zar his son, Phinehas lois son, Abisbrua his with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs, son,

73 And Rammoth with her suburbs, and Anem 51 Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zeralıia's with her suburbs:

74 And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal 52 Merajoth his son, Amariah his son, Ahi- with her suburbs, and Abdon with her sutub his son,

burbs, 53 Zadok his son, Abiinaaz his son. 75 And Hukok with her suburbs, and Re54 | Now these are their dwelling-places hob with her subrahs: throughout their castles in their coasts, of 76 And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Ko- in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon hathites: for their's was the lot.

with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her 55 And they gave them Hebron in the land suburbs. of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round 77 Unto the rest of the children of Merari about it.

were given out of the tribe of Zebulun, 56 But the fields of the city, and the villages Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with hier thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Je- suburbs: phunneli.

78 And on the other side Jordan by Jeri57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cho, on the east side of Jordan, were given cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in refuge, and Libnal with her suburbs, and the wildervess with her suburbs, and Jahzah Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs, with her suburbs,

58 And Hilen with lier suburbs, Debir with 79 Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and her suburbs,

Mephaath with her suburbs: 59 And Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth- 80 And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in shemesh with her suburbs:

Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim 60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her su- 81 And Keshbon with her suburbs, and burbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All Jazer with her suburbs. their cities throughout their families were

CHAP. VII. thirteen cities.

I The sons of Issachar, 6 of Benjamin, 13 of 61 And unto the sons of Kohath which were

Naphtali, 14 of Manasseh, 20, 23 and of left of the family of that tribe, were cities Ephraim. 21 The calamity of Ephraim by the given out of the half-tribe, namely, out of men of Gath. 23 Beriah is born. 28 Ephrain's the half-tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities. habitations. 30 The Sons of Asher. 62 And to the sons of Gershom throughout TOW the sons of Issachar were Tola, their families were quen out of the tribe of and Puah, Jaslub, and Shimron, four. Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and 2 And the song of Tola; Uzzi, and Re

his son,

The sons of Benjamin, Naphtali, CHAP. VIII. Manasseh, Ephraim, Asher, dr. phaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, | Gath that were born in that land sleu, be. and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, cause they came down to take away their to wit, oi Tola: they were valiant men of cattle. might in their generations; whose number 22 And Ephraim their father mourned many was in the days of David iwo and twenty days, and his brethren came to comfort lin. thousand and six hundred.

23 | And when he went in to his wife, she 3 And the sons of Uzzi; Izraljah: and the conceived and bare a son, and he called his sons of Izrabiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and name Berialı, because it went evil with his Joel, Ishiab, five; all of them chief men. house.

4 And with them, by their generations, \ _24 (And his daughter was Sherah, who built after the house of their fathers, were bands Beth-loron the nether, and the appel, and of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand Uzzen-sherali.) men: for they had many wives and sons. 25 And Rephal was his son, also Reshephi,

5 And their brethren among all the families and Telah bis son, and Tahan his son, of Issachar were valiant men of might, reck- 26 Laadan his son, Ammihud his soo, Elioned in all by their genealogies fouuscore shama his son, and seven thousand.

27 Non his son, Jehoshua his 501). 6 | The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Be- 28 | And their possessions and habitations cher, and Jediael, three.

were Beth-el, and the towns thereof, and 7 And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with and Uzziel, and Jerimot), and Iri, five; the towns thereof; Shechem also and the heads of the house of their fathers, mighty towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns men of valour; and were reckoned by their thereof: genealogies twenty and two thousand and 29 And by the borders of the children of thirty and four.

Manassehi, Beth-shean and hier towns, Taa8 And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and nach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the chiland Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and dren of Joseph the son of Israel. Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher. 304 The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isualı,

9 And the number of them, after their ge- and Isbuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister. nealogy by their generations, heads of the 31 And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malhouse of their fathers, mighty men of valour, chiel, who is the father of Birzavith. was twenty thousand and two hundred.

32 And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, 10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and and Hotham, and Shua their sister. the sons of Bilhan; Jeusli, and Benjamin, 33 And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the chiland Tharshish, and Ahishahar.

dren of Japhlet. 11 All these the sons of Jediael, by the 34 And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohs heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, gah, Jehubbah, and Aram. were seventeen thousand and two hundred 35 And the sons of his brother Helem; 20soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle. phah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal. 12 Shuppim also, and Huppim, the chil- 36 The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnedren of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher. pher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imralı,

13 | The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and 37 Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma, and ShilGuni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of shah, and Ithran, and Beera. Bilbah.

38 And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and 14 T The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom Pispal, and Ara. she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess 39 And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Ilaniel, bare Macbir the father of Gilead:

and Rezia. 15 And Macbir took to wife the sister of 40 All these were the children of Asher, Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name heads of their father's house, choice anul was Maachah;) and the name of the second mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. was Zelopheliad: and Zelophehad had And the number throughout the genealogy daughters.

of them that were apt to the war and to bat16 And Maachah the wife of Machir bare tle was twenty and six thousand men. a son, and she called his name Peresh; and

CHAP. VIII. the name of his brother was Sheresh; and 1 The sons and chief men of Benjamin. 33 The his sons were Ulam, and Rakem.

stock of Saul and Jonathan. were the sons the son of

d. And the sons of Ulam; Bedan: These Now Benjamin besat. Bela his forst-horne the son of Manasseh.

third, 18 And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, 2 Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the tisth. and Abiezer, and Mahalah.

3 And the sons of Bela were, Addar, and 19 And the sons of Shemida were Ahian, Gera, and Abihud, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam. 4 And Abishua, and Naaman, ani? Ahoah,

20 And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthela), 5 And Gera, and Shephuphan, and Huram. and Bered his son, and T'ahath his son, and 6 And these are the sons of Ehud: these are Eladah his son, and Talath his son,

the heads of the fathers of the inhabitants of 21 And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his Geba, and they removed them to Manahath: son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of! 7 And Naaman, and Ahjalı, and Gera, he

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Divers officers removed them, and begat Uzza, and Ahihud. sons' sons, a hundred and fifty. All these

8 And Shaharaim begat children in the are of the song of Benjamin. country of Moab, after he had sent them

CHAP. IX. away; Husbim and Baara were his wives.

1 The original of Israel's and Judak's genealo 9 And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab,

gies. 2 The Israelites, 10 the priests, 14 and and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,

the Levites, with the Nethinims which dwelt 10 And Jeuz, and Shachia, and Mirma. in Jerusalem. 27 The charge of certain LeThese were his sons, heads of the fathers. vites. 35 The stock of Saul and Jonathan.

O all Israel Elpaal.

12 T'he sons of Elpaal; Eber, and Misham, the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, and Shamer', who built Ono, and Lod, with who were carried away to Babylon for their the towns thereof:

transgression. 13 Berial also, and Shema, who were heads 29 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in of the fathers of the inhabitants of Ajalon, their possessions in their cities were, the Iswho drove awav the inhabitants of Gath: raelites, the priests, Levites, and the Nethi14 And Ahio, Shashak, and Jeremoth, nims. 15 And Zebadiah, and Arad, and Ader, 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of 16 And Michael, and Ispah, and Joha, the Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and sons of Beriah;

of the chihren of Ephraim, and Manasseh : 17 And Zebadialı, and Meshullam, and He- 4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of zeki, and Ileber,

Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of 18 Íslunerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the children of Pharez the son of Judah. the sons of Elpaal;

5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the first19 And Jakim, and Zichri, and Zabdi, born, and his sons. 20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel, 6 And of the sons of Zerah; Jeuel, and 21 And Adaiah, and Beraiah, and Shimrath, their brethren, six hundred and ninety. the sons of Shimhi;

7 And of the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the 22 And Ishpan, and Heber, and Eliel, son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the 23 And Abdon, and Zichri, and Hanan, son of Hasenuali, 24 And Hananiah, and Elam, and Anto- 8 And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and thijah,

Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and 25 And Iphedeialı, and Penuel, the sons of Meshullam the son of Shephatialı, the son of Shashak;

Reuel, the son of Ibnijah; 26 And 'Shamsherai, and Shehariah, and 9 And their brethren, according to their Athaliah,

generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. 27 And Jaresialı, and Eliah, and Zichri, the All these men were chief of the fathers in sons of Jeroham.

the house of their fathers. 28 These were heads of the fathers, by their 10 9 And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Je. generations, chief men. These dwelt in Je- hoiarib, and Jachin, rusalem.

11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son 29 And at Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibe- of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of on; whose wife's name was Maachah: Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the

30 And his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, house of God; and Kish, and Baal, and Nadah,

12 And Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son 31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zacher. of Pashur, the son of Malchijah, and Maa32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these siai the son of Adiel, the son of Jalzerah, also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshilleover against them.

mith, the son of Immer; 33 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat 13 And their brethren, leads of the house Saul, and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchic of their fathers, a thousand and seven hunshua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

dred and threescore; very able men for the 34 And the son of Jonathan was Merib- work of the service of the house of God. baal; and Merib-baal begat Micah.

14 And of the Levites; Shemaiah the son 35 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Melech, and Tarea, and Ahaz.

Hashabial, of the sons of Merari; 36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoa. 15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and dah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of ZichZimri; and Ziinri begat Moza,

ri, the son of Asaph; 37 And Moza begat Binea: Rapira was his 16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaialı, the son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.

son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Bere38 And Azel had six sons, whose names are chiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, that these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites. Sheariab, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All 17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akthese were the sons of Azel.

kub, and Talmon, and Abiman, and their 39 And the sons of Eshek his brother were, brethren: Shallum was the chief; Ulam his first-born, Jehush the second, and 18 Who hitherto waited in the king's gate Eliphelet the third.

eastward: they were porters in the compa40' And the sons of Ulam were mighty men nies of the children of Levi. of valour, archers, and had many sons, and 19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of

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Saul's overthrow and death. Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren 41 And the sons of Micah were, Pithon, and of the house of his father, the Korabites, Melech, and Tahrea, and Ahaz. were over the work of the service, keepers 42 And Ahaz begat Jarah : and Jarah be of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fa- gat Alemeth, and Azmavetli, and Zimri thers, being over the host of the Lord, were and Zimri begat Moza;. keepers of the entry.

43 And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaialı 20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the bis son, Eleasah his son, Ay.el bis son. ruler over them in time past, and the LORD 44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are was with him.

these, Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and 21 And Zechariah the son of Meshielemiah Shearial, and Obadiah, and Hanan: these was porter of the door of the tabernacle of were the sons of Azel. the congregation.

CHAP. X. 22 All these which were chosen to be por- 2 Saul's overthrow and death. 8 The Philistin's ters in the gates weretwo hundred and twelve.

triumph over Saul. 11 The kindness of JaThese were reckoned by their genealogy in

besh-gilead toward Saul and his sons. their villages, whom David and Samuel the Saul's sin, for which the kingdom was transseer did ordain in their set office.

lated from him to David. 23 So they and their children had the over- Vow the Philistines fought against Issight of the gates of the house of the LORD, rael; and the men of Israel fled from benamely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards. fore the Philistines, and fell down slain in

24 In four quarters were the porters, toward mount Gilhoa. the east, west, north, and south.

2 And the Philistines followed hard after 25 And their brethren, which were in their Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines villages, were to come after seven days from slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchitime to time with them.

shua, the sons of Saul. 26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, were in their set office, and were over the and the archers hit him, and he was woundchambers and treasuries of the house of God. ed of the archers. 27 | And they lodged round about the 4 Then said Saul to his armour-bearer, house of God, because the charge was upon Draw thy sword, and thrust me througla them, and the opening thereof every morn- therewith, lest_these uncircumcised come ing pertained to them.

and abuse me. But his armour-bearer would 28 And certain of them had the charge of not; for he was sore afraid.

So Saul took a the ministering vessels, that they should bring sword, and fell upon

it. them in and out by tale.

5 And when his armour-bearer saw that 29 Some of them also were appointed to over- Saul was dead, he fell likewise on the sword, see the vessels, and all the instruments of the and died. sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and 6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. his house died together. 30 And some of the sons of the priests made 7 And when all the men of Israel that were ibe ointment of the spices.

in the valley saw that they fled, and that 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who Saul and his sons were dead, then they forwas the first-born of Shalluin the Korahite, sook their cities, and Aed: and the Philistines had the set office over the things that were came and dweli in them. made in the pans.

8 | And it came to pass on the morrow, 32 And other of their brethren, of the sons when the Philistines came to strip the slain, of the Kohathites, were over the shiew-bread, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in to prepare it every sabbath.

mount Gilboa. 33 And these are the singers, chief of the 9 And when they had stripped him, they fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the took his head, and his armour, and sent into chambers were free: for they were employ- the land of the Philistines roundabout, to carry ed in that work day and night.

tidings unto their idols, and to the people. 34 These chief fathers of the Levites were 10 And they put his armour in the house of chief throughout their generations; these their gods, and fastened his head in the temdwelt at Jerusalem.

ple of Dagon. 35 9 And in Gibeon dwelt the father of 11 | And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all Gibeon, Jeliel, whose wife's name was Maa- that the Philistines had done to Saul, chah:

12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took 36 And his first-born son Abdon, then Zur, away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buri

37 And Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, ed their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and and Mikloth.

fasted seven days. 38 And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they 13 So Saul died for his transgression which also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, he committed against the Lord, even against over against their brethren.

the word of the LORD, which he kept not, 39 And Ner begat Kish, and Kish begat and also for asking counsel of one that had Saul; and Saul begat Jonathan, and Malchi- a familiar spirit, to inquire of it; shua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal.

14 And inquired not of the LORD: there40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal: fore he slew him, and turned the kingdom and Merib-baal begat Micah.

unto David the son of Jesse.

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