The Message

1 Chronicles 9

1This is the complete family tree for all Israel, recorded in the Royal Annals of the Kings of Israel and Judah at the time they were exiled to Babylon because of their unbelieving and disobedient lives.

The Back-from-Exile Community in Jerusalem

The first Israelites to return from exile to their homes and cities were the priests, the Levites, and the temple support staff.

3-6 Returning to Jerusalem from the families of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh were the following: Uthai son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, from the line of Perez son of Judah; from the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons; from the family of Zerah there was Jeuel. There were 690 in the Judah group.

7-9 From the family of Benjamin were Sallu son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah, and Ibneiah son of Jeroham, and Elah son of Uzzi, the son of Micri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah. There were 956 in the Benjamin group. All these named were heads of families.

10-13 From the company of priests there were Jedaiah; Jehoiarib; Jakin; Azariah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, who was in charge of taking care of the house of God; Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah; also Maasai son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer. The priests, all of them heads of families, numbered 1,760, skilled and seasoned servants in the work of worshiping God.

14-16 From the Levites were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, a Merarite; then Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zicri, the son of Asaph; also Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and finally Berekiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

17-18 The security guards were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers. Shallum was the chief and up to now the security guard at the King’s Gate on the east. They also served as security guards at the camps of Levite families.

19-25 Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, along with his brothers in the Korahite family, were in charge of the services of worship as doorkeepers of the Tent, as their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the camp of God. In the early days, Phinehas son of Eleazar was in charge of the security guards—God be with him! Now Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the security guard at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting. The number of those who had been chosen to be security guards was 212—they were officially registered in their own camps. David and Samuel the seer handpicked them for their dependability. They and their sons had the permanent responsibility for guarding the gates of God’s house, the house of worship; the main security guards were posted at the four entrances, east, west, north, and south; their brothers in the villages were scheduled to give them relief weekly—the four main security guards were responsible for round-the-clock surveillance.

26-32 Being Levites, they were responsible for the security of all supplies and valuables in the house of God. They kept watch all through the night and had the key to open the doors each morning. Some were in charge of the articles used in The Temple worship—they counted them both when they brought them in and when they took them out. Others were in charge of supplies in the sanctuary—flour, wine, oil, incense, and spices. And some of the priests were assigned to mixing the oils for the perfume. The Levite Mattithiah, the firstborn son of Shallum the Korahite, was responsible for baking the bread for the services of worship. Some of the brothers, sons of the Kohathites, were assigned to preparing the bread set out on the table each Sabbath.

33-34 And then there were the musicians, all heads of Levite families. They had permanent living quarters in The Temple; because they were on twenty-four-hour duty, they were exempt from all other duties. These were the heads of Levite families as designated in their family tree. They lived in Jerusalem.

The Family of Saul

35-38 Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived at Gibeon; his wife was Maacah. His firstborn son was Abdon, followed by Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. Mikloth had Shimeam. They lived in the same neighborhood as their relatives in Jerusalem.

39-44 Ner had Kish, Kish had Saul, Saul had Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal. Merib-Baal was the son of Jonathan and Merib-Baal had Micah. Micah’s sons were Pithon, Melech, and Tahrea. Ahaz had Jarah, Jarah had Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; Zimri had Moza, Moza had Binea, Rephaiah was his son, Eleasah was his son, and Azel was his son. Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan—the sons of Azel.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

1 Ebyomumirembe 9

Ebika Ebyava mu buwaŋŋanguse mu Babulooni

1Eggwanga lyonna erya Isirayiri lyabalibwa ng’okuzaalibwa kwabwe bwe kwali era ne bawandiikibwa mu kitabo ky’ebyafaayo bya bassekabaka ba Isirayiri. Olw’okukola ebibi mu maaso ga Mukama, abantu ba Yuda nabo baatwalibwa mu buwaŋŋanguse. Abaasooka okubeera ewaabwe mu bibuga byabwe be baali Abayisirayiri abamu, ne bakabona, n’Abaleevi, n’abalala abaaweerezanga mu yeekaalu.

Abamu ku abo abaabeeranga mu Yerusaalemi nga bava mu Yuda, ne Benyamini, ne Efulayimu ne Manase baali:

Usayi mutabani wa Ammikudi, muzzukulu wa Omuli, muzzukulu wa Imuli, muzzukulu wa Bani, muzzukulu wa Pereezi, mutabani wa Yuda.

Ku Basiiro,

Asaya omuggulanda mu nnyumba ye, wamu ne batabani be.

Ku bazzukulu ba Zeera,

Yeweri n’ab’omu kika kye okuva mu Yuda abantu lukaaga mu kyenda.

Ku bazzukulu ba Benyamini,

Sallu mutabani wa Mesullamu, muzzukulu wa Kodaviya, muzzukulu wa Kassenuwa,

ne Ibuneya mutabani wa Yerokamu,

ne Era mutabani wa Uzzi, muzzukulu wa Mikuli,

ne Mesullamu mutabani wa Sefatiya, muzzukulu wa Leweri, muzzukulu wa Ibuniya.

Abantu b’omu kika kya Benyamini, baali bawera lwenda mu ataano mu mukaaga, ate nga bonna bakulu ba nda zaabwe.

10 Ku bakabona abaakomawo kwaliko

Yedaya, ne Yekoyalibu, ne Yakini,

11 ne Azaliya mutabani wa Kirukiya, muzzukulu wa Mesullamu, muzzukulu wa Zadooki, muzzukulu wa Merayoosi, muzzukulu wa Akituubu, omukulu eyavunaanyizibwanga ennyumba ya Katonda;

12 ne Adaaya mutabani wa Yerokamu, muzzukulu wa Pasukuli, muzzukulu wa Malukiya, ne Maasayi mutabani wa Adyeri, muzzukulu wa Yazera, muzzukulu wa Mesullamu, muzzukulu wa Mesiremisi, muzzukulu wa Immeri.

13 Bakabona abaali abakulu b’enda zaabwe baali lukumi mu lusanvu mu nkaaga. Baali basajja babuvunaanyizibwa mu buweereza bwabwe mu nnyumba ya Katonda.

14 Ku baleevi kwaliko:

Semaaya mutabani wa Kassubu, muzzukulu wa Azulikamu, muzzukulu wa Kasabiya, omu ku b’enda ya Merali,

15 ne Bakubakkali, ne Keresi, ne Galali ne Mattaniya mutabani wa Mikka, muzzukulu wa Zikuli, muzzukulu wa Asafu,

16 ne Obadiya mutabani wa Semaaya, muzzukulu wa Galali, muzzukulu wa Yedusuni;

ne Berekiya mutabani wa Asa, muzzukulu wa Erukaana, eyabeeranga mu byalo eby’Abanetofa.

17 Abaggazi ba wankaaki baali,

Sallumu, ne Akabu, ne Talumoni, ne Akimaani ne baganda baabwe abalala, era mukulu waabwe ye yali Sallumu; 18 be baayimiriranga ku ludda olw’ebuvanjuba olwa wankaaki ya Kabaka, era gwe mulimu gwabwe n’okutuusa leero. Abo be baali abaggazi ab’omu kika ky’Abaleevi.

19 Sallumu yali mutabani wa Koole, muzzukulu wa Ebiyasaafu, muzzukulu wa Koola, ne ab’omu nnyumba ya kitaawe be baavunaanyizibwanga okukuuma enzigi za yeekaalu nga bajjajjaabwe nabo bwe baavunaanyizibwanga omulyango gw’ekifo Mukama gy’abeera.

20 Finekaasi mutabani wa Eriyazaali ye yakuliranga abaggazi mu biro eby’edda, era Mukama n’abeeranga wamu naye.

21 Zekkaliya mutabani wa Meseremiya ye yali omuggazi ku mulyango gw’Eweema ey’Okukuŋŋaanirangamu.

22 Bonna awamu, abaalondebwa okuba abaggazi b’emiryango baali bibiri mu kkumi na babiri, era baali baawandiikibwa mu byalo byabwe ng’okuzaalibwa kwabwe bwe kwali.

Dawudi ne nnabbi Samwiri be bayawula emirimu gy’abaggazi nga bwe gyali. 23 Bo ne bazzukulu baabwe, be baavunaanyizibwanga okukuuma enzigi z’ennyumba ya Mukama, ennyumba eyayitibwanga Eweema. 24 Abaggazi baabeeranga ku njuyi ennya, olw’ebuvanjuba, olw’ebugwanjuba, olw’obukiikakkono, n’olwobukiikaddyo, 25 era baganda baabwe okuva mu byalo byabwe, bajjanga mu mpalo ne bakumanga okumala ebbanga kya nnaku musanvu. 26 Abaggazi abana, abaali Abaleevi, be baaweebwa obuvunaanyizibwa okulabiriranga ebisenge eby’omunda n’amawanika ag’omu nnyumba ya Katonda. 27 Baasulanga okuliraana ne nnyumba ya Katonda kubanga be baagikuumanga, era nga buli nkya be bavunaanyizibwa okugiggalawo.

28 Abamu ku bo baavunaanyizibwanga okukuuma ebintu ebyakozesebwanga mu kuweereza mu yeekaalu, era nga be babala ennyingiza yaabyo ne nfulumya yaabyo. 29 Abalala baavunaanyizibwanga okulabirira ebikozesebwa mu mirimu n’ebintu byonna eby’omu watukuvu, era nga be bavunaanyizibwa okulabirira obutta obulungi, n’omwenge, n’amafuta, n’omugavu, n’ebyakaloosa. 30 Wabula abamu ku bakabona baategekanga byakaloosa. 31 Mattisiya mutabani wa Sallumu Omukoola, ate nga y’omu ku Baleevi, ye yavunaanyizibwanga okufumba emigaati gy’ebiweebwayo, 32 era abamu ku baganda b’Abakokasi baavunaanyizibwanga okussanga emigaati egya buli ssabbiiti ku mmeeza.

33 Abayimbi, abakulu b’ekika ky’Abaleevi baasulanga mu bisenge eby’omunda wa Yeekaalu, era nga tebakola mulimu mulala gwonna emisana n’ekiro okuggyako ogwo ogwabwe omutongole.

34 Abo bonna baali bakulu b’enda ez’Abaleevi, nga bwe baawandiikibwa mu kuzaalibwa kwabwe, era baabeeranga mu Yerusaalemi.

Enda ya Sawulo

35 Yeyeri kitaawe wa Gibyoni era yatulanga mu Gibyoni,

n’erinnya lya mukyala we nga ye Maaka, 36 ne mutabani waabwe omuggulanda yali Abudoni, Zuuli n’amuddirira, Kiisi n’addako, Baali n’addako, Neeri n’addako, Nadabu n’addako, 37 ne Gedoli n’addako, Akiyo n’addako, Zekkaliya n’addako, Mikuloosi n’asembayo. 38 Mikuloosi yazaala Simyamu, era nabo baabeeranga kumpi ne baganda baabwe mu Yerusaalemi.

39 Neeri n’azaala Kiisi, Kiisi n’azaala Sawulo. Sawulo n’azaala Yonasaani, ne Malukisuwa, ne Abinadaabu ne Esubaali.

40 Mutabani wa Yonasaani ye yali

Meribubaali, ne Meribubaali n’azaala Mikka.

41 Batabani ba Mikka baali

Pisoni, ne Mereki, ne Taleya ne Akazi.

42 Akazi n’azaala Yala, Yala n’azaala Alemesi, ne Azumavesi ne Zimuli, ate Zimuli n’azaala Moza. 43 Moza n’azaala Bineya, Bineya n’azaala Lefaya, Lefaya n’azaala Ereyaasa, Ereyaasa n’azaala Azeri.

44 Azeri yalina batabani be mukaaga, era gano ge gaali amannya gaabwe:

Azulikamu, ne Bokeru, ne Isimayiri, ne Seyaliya, ne Obadiya, ne Kanani.