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1 Chronicles 6:1-81

Levi

In Hebrew texts 6:1-15 is numbered 5:27-41, and 6:16-81 is numbered 6:1-66. 1The sons of Levi:

Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

2The sons of Kohath:

Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.

3The children of Amram:

Aaron, Moses and Miriam.

The sons of Aaron:

Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

4Eleazar was the father of Phinehas,

Phinehas the father of Abishua,

5Abishua the father of Bukki,

Bukki the father of Uzzi,

6Uzzi the father of Zerahiah,

Zerahiah the father of Meraioth,

7Meraioth the father of Amariah,

Amariah the father of Ahitub,

8Ahitub the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Ahimaaz,

9Ahimaaz the father of Azariah,

Azariah the father of Johanan,

10Johanan the father of Azariah (it was he who served as priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem),

11Azariah the father of Amariah,

Amariah the father of Ahitub,

12Ahitub the father of Zadok,

Zadok the father of Shallum,

13Shallum the father of Hilkiah,

Hilkiah the father of Azariah,

14Azariah the father of Seraiah,

and Seraiah the father of Jozadak.6:14 Hebrew Jehozadak, a variant of Jozadak; also in verse 15

15Jozadak was deported when the Lord sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16The sons of Levi:

Gershon,6:16 Hebrew Gershom, a variant of Gershon; also in verses 17, 20, 43, 62 and 71 Kohath and Merari.

17These are the names of the sons of Gershon:

Libni and Shimei.

18The sons of Kohath:

Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.

19The sons of Merari:

Mahli and Mushi.

These are the clans of the Levites listed according to their fathers:

20Of Gershon:

Libni his son, Jahath his son,

Zimmah his son, 21Joah his son,

Iddo his son, Zerah his son

and Jeatherai his son.

22The descendants of Kohath:

Amminadab his son, Korah his son,

Assir his son, 23Elkanah his son,

Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,

24Tahath his son, Uriel his son,

Uzziah his son and Shaul his son.

25The descendants of Elkanah:

Amasai, Ahimoth,

26Elkanah his son,6:26 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts Ahimoth 26 and Elkanah. The sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son,

Nahath his son, 27Eliab his son,

Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son

and Samuel his son.6:27 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Samuel 1:19,20 and 1 Chron. 6:33,34); Hebrew does not have and Samuel his son.

28The sons of Samuel:

Joel6:28 Some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 1 Samuel 8:2 and 1 Chron. 6:33); Hebrew does not have Joel. the firstborn

and Abijah the second son.

29The descendants of Merari:

Mahli, Libni his son,

Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

30Shimea his son, Haggiah his son

and Asaiah his son.

The Temple Musicians

31These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the Lord after the ark came to rest there. 32They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, until Solomon built the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem. They performed their duties according to the regulations laid down for them.

33Here are the men who served, together with their sons:

From the Kohathites:

Heman, the musician,

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;

39and Heman’s associate Asaph, who served at his right hand:

Asaph son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea,

40the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah,6:40 Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts, one Septuagint manuscript and Syriac Maaseiah

the son of Malkijah, 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 Gershon, the son of Levi;

44and from their associates, the Merarites, at his left hand:

Ethan son of Kishi, the son of Abdi,

the son of Malluk, 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.

48Their fellow Levites were assigned to all the other duties of the tabernacle, the house of God. 49But Aaron and his descendants were the ones who presented offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense in connection with all that was done in the Most Holy Place, making atonement for Israel, in accordance with all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

50These were the descendants 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

and Ahimaaz his son.

54These were the locations of their settlements allotted as their territory (they were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clan, because the first lot was for them):

55They were given Hebron in Judah with its surrounding pasturelands. 56But the fields and villages around the city were given to Caleb son of Jephunneh.

57So the descendants of Aaron were given Hebron (a city of refuge), and Libnah,6:57 See Joshua 21:13; Hebrew given the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah. Jattir, Eshtemoa, 58Hilen, Debir, 59Ashan, Juttah6:59 Syriac (see also Septuagint and Joshua 21:16); Hebrew does not have Juttah. and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands. 60And from the tribe of Benjamin they were given Gibeon,6:60 See Joshua 21:17; Hebrew does not have Gibeon. Geba, Alemeth and Anathoth, together with their pasturelands.

The total number of towns distributed among the Kohathite clans came to thirteen.

61The rest of Kohath’s descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of half the tribe of Manasseh.

62The descendants of Gershon, clan by clan, were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Issachar, Asher and Naphtali, and from the part of the tribe of Manasseh that is in Bashan.

63The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, were allotted twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.

64So the Israelites gave the Levites these towns and their pasturelands. 65From the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin they allotted the previously named towns.

66Some of the Kohathite clans were given as their territory towns from the tribe of Ephraim.

67In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge), and Gezer,6:67 See Joshua 21:21; Hebrew given the cities of refuge: Shechem, Gezer. 68Jokmeam, Beth Horon, 69Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands.

70And from half the tribe of Manasseh the Israelites gave Aner and Bileam, together with their pasturelands, to the rest of the Kohathite clans.

71The Gershonites received the following:

From the clan of the half-tribe of Manasseh

they received Golan in Bashan and also Ashtaroth, together with their pasturelands;

72from the tribe of Issachar

they received Kedesh, Daberath, 73Ramoth and Anem, together with their pasturelands;

74from the tribe of Asher

they received Mashal, Abdon, 75Hukok and Rehob, together with their pasturelands;

76and from the tribe of Naphtali

they received Kedesh in Galilee, Hammon and Kiriathaim, together with their pasturelands.

77The Merarites (the rest of the Levites) received the following:

From the tribe of Zebulun

they received Jokneam, Kartah,6:77 See Septuagint and Joshua 21:34; Hebrew does not have Jokneam, Kartah. Rimmono and Tabor, together with their pasturelands;

78from the tribe of Reuben across the Jordan east of Jericho

they received Bezer in the wilderness, Jahzah, 79Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands;

80and from the tribe of Gad

they received Ramoth in Gilead, Mahanaim, 81Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands.

Swedish Contemporary Bible

1 Krönikeboken 6:1-81

Levis ättlingar

1Levis söner var

Gershom, Kehat och Merari.

2Kehats söner var

Amram, Jishar, Hebron och Ussiel.

3Amrams barn var

Aron, Mose och Mirjam.

Arons söner var Nadav,

Avihu, Elasar och Itamar.

4Elasar var far till Pinechas,

och Pinechas till Avishua.

5Avishua var far till Bucki

och Bucki till Ussi.

6Ussi var far till Serachja

och Serachja till Merajot.

7Merajot var far till Amarja

och Amarja till Achituv.

8Achituv var far till Sadok

och Sadok till Achimaas.

9Achimaas var far till Asarja

och Asarja till Jochanan.

10Jochanan var far till Asarja, som tjänstgjorde som präst i templet som Salomo byggde i Jerusalem.

11Asarja var far till Amarja

och Amarja till Achituv.

12Achituv var far till Sadok

och Sadok till Shallum.

13Shallum var far till Hilkia

och Hilkia till Asarja.

14Asarja var far till Seraja

och Seraja till Josadak.

15Josadak blev bortförd med folket i Juda och Jerusalem när Herren lät Nebukadnessar föra dem i fångenskap.

16Levis söner var

Gershom, Kehat och Merari.

17Gershoms söner hette Livni och Shimi.

18Kehats söner var Amram, Jishar, Hebron och Ussiel.

19Meraris söner var Machli och Mushi.

Leviternas släkter, efter deras stamfäder, var:

20Gershoms son var

Livni, vars son var Jachat,

vars son var Simma, 21vars son var Joach,

vars son var Iddo, vars son var Serach, vars son var Jeotraj.

22Kehats ättlingar:

hans son Amminadav, vars son var Korach,

vars son var Assir, 23vars son var Elkana,

vars son var Evjasaf, vars son var Assir,

24vars son var Tachat, vars son var Uriel,

vars son var Ussia, vars son var Saul.

25Elkanas ättlingar: Amasaj och Achimot,

26vars son var Elkana, vars son var Sofaj,

vars son var Nachat,

27vars son var Eliav, vars son var Jerocham,

vars son var Elkana och vars son var Samuel.

28Samuels söner

var Joel, den förstfödde, och Avia, den näst äldste.

29Meraris ättlingar

var Machli, vars son var Livni,

vars son var Shimi, vars son var Ussa,

30vars son var Shima, vars son var Haggia

och vars son var Asaja.

Tempelmusiker

31Dessa är de män som David hade gett ansvaret för musiken i Herrens hus, efter det att arken fått sin viloplats där. 32Fram till dess att Salomo hade byggt Herrens hus i Jerusalem, fortsatte de sin uppgift med musiken framför uppenbarelsetältet, boningen, i enlighet med givna föreskrifter.

33Dessa var de som med sina söner gjorde tjänst:

Av Kehats släkt Heman, musikern, son till Joel, son till Samuel,

34son till Elkana, son till Jerocham, son till Eliel, son till Toach,

35son till Suf, son till Elkana, son till Machat, son till Amasaj,

36son till Elkana, son till Joel, son till Asarja, son till Sefanja,

37son till Tachat, son till Assir, son till Evjasaf, son till Korach,

38son till Jishar, son till Kehat, son till Levi, son till Israel.

39Asaf var Hemans närmaste medhjälpare och hade sin plats till höger om Heman.

Han var son till Berekja, son till Shima,

40son till Mikael, son till Maaseja, son till Malkia,

41son till Etni, son till Serach, son till Adaja,

42son till Etan, son till Simma, son till Shimi,

43son till Jachat, son till Gershom, son till Levi.

44Meraris ättlingar, som var deras medhjälpare, stod på den vänstra sidan:

Etan, son till Kishi, son till Avdi, son till Malluk,

45son till Hashavja, son till Amasja, son till Hilkia,

46son till Amsi, son till Bani, son till Semer,

47son till Machli, son till Mushi, son till Merari, son till Levi.

48Andra leviter utsågs till att sköta olika uppgifter i boningen, Guds hus. 49Men Aron och hans ättlingar tjänstgjorde vid offren på brännofferaltaret och rökelsealtaret och hade hand om alla uppgifterna i det allra heligaste och bringade försoning för Israel, i enlighet med det som Guds tjänare Mose hade befallt.

50Arons ättlingar var hans son Elasar, vars son var Pinechas, vars son var Avishua,

51vars son var Bucki, vars son var Ussi, vars son var Serachja,

52vars son var Merajot, vars son var Amarja, vars son var Achituv,

53vars son var Sadok, vars son var Achimaas.

Leviternas boplatser

(Jos 21:4-39)

54Detta var leviternas boplatser, deras tältläger inom deras områden, som tilldelades Arons ättlingar av Kehats släkt, som lotten först föll på:

55Dem gav man Hebron i Juda, med tillhörande betesmarker. 56Åkerjorden och de omgivande byarna gavs dock åt Kalev, Jefunnes son. 57Arons ättlingar fick fristäderna Hebron, Livna, Jattir, Eshtemoa, alla med tillhörande betesmarker, 58Hilen och Devir, med deras betesmarker, 59och Ashan och Bet Shemesh, med deras betesmarker.

60Av Benjamins stam fick de Geva, Alemet och Anatot, alla med tillhörande betesmarker. Allt som allt hade de tretton städer med tillhörande betesmarker.

61Genom lottkastning bestämdes sedan landområden åt Kehats övriga ättlingar, och de fick tio städer från den ena halvan av Manasses stam.

62Gershoms ättlingar tilldelades genom lottning, släkt för släkt, tretton städer från Isaskars, Ashers, Naftalis stammar och Manasses stam i Bashan.

63Meraris ättlingar fick genom lottkastning, släkt för släkt, tolv städer från Rubens, Gads och Sebulons stammar.

64Israeliterna gav alltså leviterna dessa städer med tillhörande betesmarker. 65Genom lottkastning gav man dem av Judas, Simons och Benjamins stammar de tidigare nämnda städerna.

66Några bland Kehats släkter fick städer av Efraims stam som sitt område.

67Man gav dem fristaden Shekem med betesmarker i Efraims bergsbygd, Geser med betesmarker, 68Jokmeam, Bet Horon, båda med betesmarker, 69likaså Ajalon och Gat-Rimmon med betesmarker.

70Resten av Kehats släkter fick Aner och Bileam med tillhörande betesmarker av ena halvan av Manasses stam.

71Gershoms ättlingar fick, släkt för släkt, av ena halvan av Manasses stam Golan i Bashan och Ashtarot, med tillhörande betesmarker.

72Från Isaskars stam fick de Kedesh, Daverat, båda med betesmarker, 73likaså Ramot och Anem, med betesmarker.

74Från Ashers stam fick de Mashal och Avdon, båda med betesmarker, 75likaså Hukok och Rechov, med betesmarker.

76Från Naftalis stam fick de Kedesh i Galileen, Hammon och Kirjatajim, alla med betesmarker.

77Meraris övriga ättlingar fick av Sebulons stam Rimmono och Tabor, med betesmarker.

78På andra sidan Jordan, öster om Jeriko, fick de av Rubens stam Beser i öknen, Jahas med betesmarker, 79Kedemot och Mefaat, båda med betesmarker,

80samt av Gads stam Ramot i Gilead, Machanajim, 81Heshbon och Jaser, alla med betesmarker.