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Chief men of Benjamin. I. CHRONICLES,

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31 And Gedor, and Ahio, and

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The Inhabitants of Jerusalem. O 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. -

Now the first inhabitants that dwelt in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the 1

mims. 3 And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin, and of the chili. of Ephraim, and ManasSen : 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. 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 Meshullain, the son of Hodaviah, the son ofHas: nuan, 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 Ibnijah; 9, And their brethren, according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty and six. these men were chief of the fathers in the house of their fathers. 10, 1s And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, † And Azariahi.e., offi! kiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;. 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; 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 o


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, und Mattaniah the son of

inhabiting Jerusalem Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of

aph; 15 And Obadiah the son of She: maiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son, of Elkanah; that dywelt in the villages of the Neo: phathites. 17 And the porters were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Aijiman, and jobrethren. Shai lum was the chief; -- - .18. Who hitherto waited in the king’s gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi. 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..... 20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler_over thein in time past, and the LoRD was with

na. 21, And Zechariah the sqn of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the con£regation. g § 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 Davi 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, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards. £4 in four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

25 Ånd their brethren, which were | M

in their villages, were to come after i. days from time to time with them. 26 For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set of fice, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. 27 is And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them. And certain of them had the charge of the #; vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale. o Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the

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after their captivity

wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices. 30 And some of the sons of the priests inade the ointment of the Sp1Ces, - - - 31. And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the first-born of Shallum the Korahite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans. 32 And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the shew-bread, to prepare it every sabbath. 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. 34. These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jeru

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Forces which came

separated themselves, unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men, of war fit for the battlé, that could handle shield and buckler whose faces were iii. the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 9 Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth, . 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh o Johanan the eighth, Elzabad e ninth, 13 Jeremiah, the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh. These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the lensions over a hundred, and the greatest over a thousand. 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. 16 And there, came of the children of Benjamin and Judah to the hold unto David. 17And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto mé to help me, my heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it. - 18 Then, the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, Pavid, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thy helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. o. David received them, and made them captains of the band. 19.And there fell some of Manas$gh to Iłayid, 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 *ś. of our heads. As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh. Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediae], and Mio chael,...and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zijthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manas:

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22 For at that time day by day there came to David to ho him, until it was a great host, like the host of God. 23 1s And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready arm: ed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LoRI. 24. The children of Judah that bare shield and spear, were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war. 25 Of the children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred. 26 Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred. 27 And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred: §"And Zadok, a jo ... man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains. 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; 30 And of the children of Ephraim twenty thousand and eight hun dred, mighty men of valour, famous throughout the house of their fathers. 31 And of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David o 32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had un$off 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. Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart. 34 And of Naphtalia thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thou

sand. 35 And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred, And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, forty thousand. 37 And on the other side of Jor‘lan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, , and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, with all manner of in:

lour, and were captains in the host.

§truments of war for the battle, a hundred and twenty thousand.

David brings the ark

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 t also of Israel, were of one eart to make David king. . 39, And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had prepa

red for them. Moreover, they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar, and Ze: bulum, 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, an ; soluntly: for

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JDavid of: back the Ark. ND David consulted with the captains of thousands, and

hundreds, and with every leader, 3 And David said unto all the


congregation of Israel. If it seem ; unto you, and that it be of

e RD 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: 3 And let us bring again the

ark of our God, to us: for we

inquired not at it in the days of

aui. 4 And all the congregation said that they would do so : for the thing was rightin the eyes of all the people. 5 So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. . 6 And David went up, and all Israel, to Baalah, that is, to Kirjath-jéarim, which belonged to Judah, to bring up thence the ark of God the LQRD, that dwelleth between the cherubims, whose name is called on it. 7 And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abimadab : and Uzza and Ahio drave the cart. 8. And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with tim: brels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. 9 Pod when they, came unto the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza ut forth his hand to hold the ark;

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3 And Dayid gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the LQRD unto his place, which he had prepared for 1.

4. And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the LeVites:

5 Qf the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren à hundred and twenty: -

6 Of the sons of Mgrari; Asaiah

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Ceremony of bringing

minadab the chief, and his brethren a hundred and twelve. 11 And David called for Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, and Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, 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 Loop God of Israel unto the place that I have Prio, for it. - - 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. .14 So the P. and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring

up the ark of the LoRD God of


.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


16, And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethrem to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries, and harps!... and cymbals, sounding, by ifting up the voice with

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were door-keepers for the ark

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