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FIRST CHRONICLES

creased. 24And these were the heads of their fathers' houses: Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, heads of their fathers' houses.

25And they broke faith with the God of their fathers, and went astray after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God destroyed before them. 26And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tillegath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river of Gozan, unto this day.

27The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 28And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. 29And the children of Amram: Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 30Eleazar begot Phinehas, Phinehas begot Abishua; 31and Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi; 32and Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth; 33Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 34and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; 35and Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan; 36and Johanan begot Azariah—he it is that executed the priest's office in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem—:37and Azariah begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 38and Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot Shallum; 39and Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah; 40and Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak; 41and Jehozadak went into captivity, when the Lord carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

6 The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath and Merari. 2And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni, and Shimei. 3And the sons of Kohath were Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel. 4The sons of Merari: Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers' houses.

5Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son; 6Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son. 7The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son; 8Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son; 9Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 10And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai, and Ahimoth. 11As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son; 12Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 13And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni; then Abiah.

14The sons of Merari: Mahli; Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son; 15Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.

16And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after that the ark had rest. 17And they ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they took their station at their service according to their order. 18And these are they that took their station, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel; 19the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah; 20the son

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