Part 51,52.VI,VII “Behold, thy days approach”

Deuteronomy 31
51,52.vi.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thy days approach that thou
must die; call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may
give him a charge.’

And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the
tent of meeting. 15 And the LORD appeared in the Tent in a
pillar of cloud; and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent. 16 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thou art about to
sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go astray after the
foreign gods of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me,
and break My covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then
My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and
I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and
troubles shall come upon them; so that they will say in that day:
Are not these
evils come upon us because our God is not among us? 18 And
I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have
wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. 19 Now
therefore write ye this song for you, and teach thou it the children of Israel;
put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the
children of Israel. VII20 For when I shall have brought them
into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey; and
they shall have eaten their fill, and waxen fat; and turned unto other gods, and
served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant; 21
then it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them,
that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be
forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination how they
do even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.’ 22 So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the
children of Israel. 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a
charge, and said:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt bring the
children of Israel into the land which I swore unto them; and I will be with
thee.’

24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end
of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, 25 that Moses commanded the Levites, that bore the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, saying:

26 ‘Take this book of the
law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God,
that it may be there for a witness against thee. 27 For I
know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck; behold, while I am yet alive with you
this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my
death? 28 Assemble unto me all the elders of your tribes,
and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven
and earth to witness against them. 29 For I know that
after my death ye will in any wise deal corruptly, and turn aside from the way
which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the end of days; because
ye will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him through
the work of your hands.’

30 And Moses spoke in the ears of
all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished:
{P}

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writings:1 Chronicles 11/12 “all Israel gathered themselves to David”

[ I hope you had a wonderful week and enjoy a restful weekend. Shabbat Shalom, Danny]

n. David inherited a divided nation…

1 Chronicles Chapter 11

1 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying:

‘Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2 In times past, even when Saul was king, it was thou that didst lead out and bring in Israel; and the LORD thy God said unto thee:
Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be prince over My people Israel.’

3 So all the elders of Israel came 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 the hand of Samuel. {S}
4 And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem–

the same is Jebus–

and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there. 5 And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David:

‘Thou shalt not come in hither.’

Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David. 6 And David said:

‘Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain.’

And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief. 7 And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David. 8 And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9 And David waxed greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts was with him. {P}

10 Now these are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who held strongly with him in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel. {S}
11 And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had:
Jashobeam, the son of a Hachmonite, the chief of the captains; he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them at one time. 12 And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, who was one of the three mighty men. 13 He was with David at Pas-dammim, and there the Philistines were gathered together to battle, where was a plot of ground full of barley; and the people fled from before the Philistines. 14 But they stood in the midst of the plot, and defended it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved them by a great victory. 15 And three of the thirty chiefs went down to the rock to David, unto the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines were encamped in the valley of Rephaim. 16 And David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Beth-lehem. 17 And David longed, and said:

‘Oh that one would give me water to drink of the well of Beth-lehem, which is by the gate!’

18 And the three broke through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David; but David would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD, 19 and said:

‘My God forbid it me, that I should do this; 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 the three mighty men. 20 And Abishai, the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three; for he lifted up his spear against three hundred and slew them, and had a name among the three. 21 Of the three in the second rank he was the most honourable, and was made their captain; howbeit he attained not to the first three. {S}
22 Beniah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he smote the two altar-hearths of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow. 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. 24 These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three mighty men. 25 Behold, he was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three; and David set him over his guard. {S}
26 Also the mighty men of valour:
Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem; 27 Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite; 28 Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite; 29 Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite; 30 Mahrai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite; 31 Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite; 32 Hurai of Nahale-gaash, Abiel the Arbathite; 33 Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite; 34 the sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shageh the Hararite; 35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur; 36 Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite; 37 Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai; 38 Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Hagri; 39 Zelek the Ammonite, Nahrai the Berothite, the armour-bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah; 40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite; 41 Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai; 42 Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a chief of the Reubenites, and thirty with him; 43 Hanan the son of Maacah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite; 44 Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jeiel the sons of Hotham the Aroerite; 45 Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite; 46 Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite; 47 Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite. {P}

1 Chronicles Chapter 12

1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he was yet shut up because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men, his helpers in war. 2 They were armed with bows, and could use both the right hand and the left in slinging stones and in shooting arrows from the bow; they were of Saul’s brethren of Benjamin. 3 The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Beracah, and Jehu the Anathothite; 4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; 5 and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite; {S}
6 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the Hariphite; 7 Elkanah, and Isshiah, and Azarel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korahites; 8 and Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of the troop. 9 And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valour, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 10 Ezer the chief, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third; 11 Mashmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth; 12 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh; 13 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth; 14 Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh. {S} 15 These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host; he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand. 16 These are they that went over the Jordan in the first month, when it had overflown all its banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west. {P}

17 And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the stronghold unto David. 18 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them:

‘If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you; but if ye be come to betray me to mine adversaries, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and give judgment.’ {S}

19 Then the spirit clothed Amasai, who was chief of the captains:
Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse; peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band. {P}

20 Of Manasseh also there fell away some 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 away to his master Saul to the jeopardy of our heads.’

21 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zillethai, captains of thousands that were of Manasseh. 22 And they helped David against the troop, for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host. 23 For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God. {P}

24 And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD. {S}
25 The children of Judah that bore shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, armed for war. {S}
26 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred. {S}
27 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred. {S}
28 And Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred; {S}
29 and Zadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father’s house twenty and two captains. {S}
30 And of the children of Benjamin, the brethren of Saul, three thousand; for hitherto the greatest part of them had kept their allegiance to the house of Saul. {S}
31 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, famous men in their fathers’ houses. {S}
32 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were mentioned by name, to come and make David king. {S}
33 And of the children of Issachar, 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. {S}
34 Of Zebulun, such as were able to go out in the host, that could set the battle in array, with all manner of instruments of war, fifty thousand; and that could order the battle array, and were not of double heart. {S}
35 And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand. {S}
36 And of the Danites that could set the battle in array, twenty and eight thousand and six hundred. {S}
37 And of Asher, such as were able to go out in the host, that could set the battle in array, forty thousand. {S}
38 And on the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of instruments of war for the battle, a hundred and twenty thousand. {S}
39 All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a whole 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. 40 And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brethren had made preparation for them. 41 Moreover they that were nigh unto them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, victual of meal, cakes of figs, and clusters of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep in abundance; for there was joy in Israel. {P}

Part 51,52.v “hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God”

Part 51,52.v Deuteronomy 31,7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, He
it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.’

9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, saying:

‘At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, 11 when all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. 12 Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law; 13 and that their children, who have not known, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.’ {P}

writings:1 Chronicles 10 “he asked counsel of a ghost”

1 Chronicles Chapter 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. 2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was in anguish by reason of the archers. 4 Then said Saul unto his armour-bearer:

‘Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and make a mock of me.’

But his armour-bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. {S}
Therefore Saul took his sword, and fell upon it. 5 And when his armour-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell upon his sword, and died. {S}
6 So Saul died, and his three sons; and all his house died together. 7 And when all the men of Israel that were in the valley saw that [Israel] fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them. {S} 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 Gilboa. 9 And they stripped him, and took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry the tidings unto their idols, and to the people. 10 And they put his armour in the house of their gods, and fastened his head in the house of Dagon. {S}
11 And when all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, 12 all the valiant men arose, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the terebinth in Jabesh, and fasted seven days. 13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD, which he kept not; and also for that he asked counsel of a ghost, to inquire thereby, 14 and inquired not of the LORD; therefore He slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse. {P}

Parsha 51,52.iv

[parsha 51,52.iv]

טו רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַחַיִּים וְאֶת-הַטּוֹב, וְאֶת-הַמָּוֶת, וְאֶת-הָרָע. 15
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil,
טז אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ, הַיּוֹם, לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לָלֶכֶת בִּדְרָכָיו, וְלִשְׁמֹר מִצְו‍ֹתָיו וְחֻקֹּתָיו וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו; וְחָיִיתָ וְרָבִיתָ–וּבֵרַכְךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה בָא-שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 16
in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it.
יז וְאִם-יִפְנֶה לְבָבְךָ, וְלֹא תִשְׁמָע; וְנִדַּחְתָּ, וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתָ לֵאלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים–וַעֲבַדְתָּם. 17
But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
יח הִגַּדְתִּי לָכֶם הַיּוֹם, כִּי אָבֹד תֹּאבֵדוּן: לֹא-תַאֲרִיכֻן יָמִים, עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עֹבֵר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן, לָבוֹא שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 18
I declare unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it.
יט הַעִדֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם, אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ–הַחַיִּים וְהַמָּוֶת נָתַתִּי לְפָנֶיךָ, הַבְּרָכָה וְהַקְּלָלָה; וּבָחַרְתָּ, בַּחַיִּים–לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה, אַתָּה וְזַרְעֶךָ. 19
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
כ לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לִשְׁמֹעַ בְּקֹלוֹ וּלְדָבְקָה-בוֹ: כִּי הוּא חַיֶּיךָ, וְאֹרֶךְ יָמֶיךָ–לָשֶׁבֶת עַל-הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב, לָתֵת לָהֶם. {פ} 20
to love the LORD thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. {P}
Chapter 31
א וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֹשֶׁה; וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. 1
And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel.
ב וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָנֹכִי הַיּוֹם–לֹא-אוּכַל עוֹד, לָצֵאת וְלָבוֹא; וַיהוָה אָמַר אֵלַי, לֹא תַעֲבֹר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. 2
And he said unto them:
‘I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and the LORD hath said unto me: Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
ג יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, הוּא-יַשְׁמִיד אֶת-הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה מִלְּפָנֶיךָ–וִירִשְׁתָּם; יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה. 3
The LORD thy God, He will go over before thee; He will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
ד וְעָשָׂה יְהוָה, לָהֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לְסִיחוֹן וּלְעוֹג מַלְכֵי הָאֱמֹרִי, וּלְאַרְצָם–אֲשֶׁר הִשְׁמִיד, אֹתָם. 4
And the LORD will do unto them as He did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He destroyed.
ה וּנְתָנָם יְהוָה, לִפְנֵיכֶם; וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לָהֶם–כְּכָל-הַמִּצְוָה, אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אֶתְכֶם. 5
And the LORD will deliver them up before you, and ye shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you.
ו חִזְקוּ וְאִמְצוּ, אַל-תִּירְאוּ וְאַל-תַּעַרְצוּ מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּךְ–לֹא יַרְפְּךָ, וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ. {ס} 6
Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’ {S}
Rav Daniel Saenz-Gonzalez
Chaplain, The Church of Pasadena
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Part 51,52.iv “He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee”

Deuteronomy Part 51,52.iv.
30,15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil, 16 in that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His
ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it. 17
But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18 I declare unto you
this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse;
therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed; 20 to love the LORD thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. {P}Deuteronomy Chapter 31 1 And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them:

‘I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and the LORD hath said unto me:
Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 3 The LORD thy God, He will
go over before thee; He will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 4 And the LORD will do unto them as He did to
Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He
destroyed. 5 And the LORD will deliver them up before you, and ye shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for the LORD thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’ {S}

writings:1 Chronicles 9 “behold, they are written in the book”

1 Chronicles Chapter 9

1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel; and Judah was carried away captive to Babylon because of their transgression. {S}
2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, Israelites, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim. 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh:
4 Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Perez the son of Judah. {S}
5 And of the Shilonites:
Asaiah the first-born and his sons. 6 And of the sons of Zerah:
Jeuel, and their brethren, six hundred and ninety. 7 And of the sons of Benjamin:
Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, 8 and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibneiah; 9 and their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. All these men were heads of fathers’ houses by their fathers’ houses. {S}
10 And of the priests:
Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin; 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 of God; {S}
12 and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer; 13 and their brethren, heads of their fathers’ houses, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the work of the service of the house of God. 14 And of the Levites:
Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 and Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph; 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. 17 And the porters:
Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brother Shallum the chief; 18 who hitherto waited in the king’s gate eastward; they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi. 19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of his father’s house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the Tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entry; 20 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past, the LORD being with him. 21 Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tent of meeting. 22 All these that were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office. 23 So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the Tent, by wards. 24 On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south. 25 And their brethren, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them; 26 for the four chief porters were in a set office. These were the Levites. They were also over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God. 27 And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them, and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning. 28 And certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by tale were they brought in and by tale were they taken out. 29 Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the holy vessels, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. 30 And some of the sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices. 31 And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were baked on griddles. 32 And some of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the showbread, to prepare it every sabbath. 33 And these are the singers, heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night. 34 These were heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, by their generations, chief men; these dwelt at Jerusalem. {S}
35 And in Gibeon there dwelt the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah; 36 and his first-born son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab; 37 and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 And Mikloth begot Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against their brethren. {S}
39 And Ner begot Kish; and Kish begot Saul; and Saul begot Jonathan, and Malchi-shua, and Abinadab, and Eshbaal. 40 And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micah. 41 And the sons of Micah: Pithon, and Melech, and Taharea [and Ahaz]. 42 And Ahaz begot Jarah; and Jarah begot Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begot Moza. 43 And Moza begot Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son. 44 And Azel had six sons, whose names are these:
Azrikam, Bocru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan; these were the sons of Azel. {P}