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1The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merarʹi. 2The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzʹziel. 3The children of Amram: Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abiʹhu, Eleaʹzar, and Ithʹamar. 4Eleaʹzar was the father of Phinʹehas, Phinʹehas of Abishuʹa, 5Abishuʹa of Bukki, Bukki of Uzzi, 6Uzzi of Zerahiʹah, Zerahiʹah of Meraiʹoth, 7Meraiʹoth of Amariʹah, Amariʹah of Ahiʹtub, 8Ahiʹtub of Zadok, Zadok of Ahimʹa-az, 9Ahimʹa-az of Azariʹah, Azariʹah of Johaʹnan, 10and Johaʹnan of Azariʹah (it was he who served as priest in the house that Solomon built in Jerusalem). 11Azariʹah was the father of Amariʹah, Amariʹah of Ahiʹtub, 12Ahiʹtub of Zadok, Zadok of Shallum, 13Shallum of Hilkiʹah, Hilkiʹah of Azariʹah, 14Azariʹah of Seraiʹah, Seraiʹah of Jehozʹadak; 15and Jehozʹadak went into exile when the Lord sent Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezʹzar.

16The sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merarʹi. 17And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimʹe-i. 18The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzʹziel. 19The sons of Merarʹi: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers. 20Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son, 21Joʹah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Je-athʹerai his son. 22The sons of Kohath: Amminʹadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son, 23Elkaʹnah his son, Ebiʹasaph his son, Assir his son, 24Tahath his son, Uriʹel his son, Uzziʹah his son, and Shaul his son. 25The sons of Elkaʹnah: Amaʹsai and Ahiʹmoth, 26Elkaʹnah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son, 27Eliʹab his son, Jeroʹham his son, Elkaʹnah his son. 28The sons of Samuel: Joʹel his first-born, the second Abiʹjah. 29The sons of Merarʹi: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimʹe-i his son, Uzzah his son, 30Shimʹe-a his son, Haggiʹah his son, and Asaiʹah his son.

31These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark rested there. 32They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they performed their service in due order. 33These are the men who served and their sons. Of the sons of the Koʹhathites: Heman the singer the son of Joʹel, son of Samuel, 34son of Elkaʹnah, son of Jeroʹham, son of Eliʹel, son of Toʹah, 35son of Zuph, son of Elkaʹnah, son of Mahath, son of Amaʹsai, 36son of Elkaʹnah, son of Joʹel, son of Azariʹah, son of Zephaniʹah, 37son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiʹasaph, son of Korah, 38son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel; 39and his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, namely, Asaph the son of Berechiʹah, son of Shimʹe-a, 40son of Michael, son of Ba-aseʹiah, son of Malchiʹjah, 41son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiʹah, 42son of Ethan, son of Zimmah, son of Shimʹe-i, 43son of Jahath, son of Gershom, son of Levi. 44On the left hand were their brethren the sons of Merarʹi: Ethan the son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch, 45son of Hashabiʹah, son of Amaziʹah, son of Hilkiʹah, 46son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer, 47son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merarʹi, son of Levi; 48and their brethren the Levites were appointed for all the service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

49But Aaron and his sons made offerings upon the altar of burnt offering and upon the altar of incense for all the work of the most holy place, and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded. 50These are the sons of Aaron: Eleaʹzar his son, Phinʹehas his son, Abishuʹa his son, 51Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiʹah his son, 52Meraiʹoth his son, Amariʹah his son, Ahiʹtub his son, 53Zadok his son, Ahimʹa-az his son.

54These are their dwelling places according to their settlements within their borders: to the sons of Aaron of the families of Koʹhathites, for theirs was the lot, 55to them they gave Hebron in the land of Judah and its surrounding pasture lands, 56but the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunʹneh. 57To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of refuge: Hebron, Libnah with its pasture lands, Jattir, Eshtemoʹa with its pasture lands, 58Hilen with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands, 59Ashan with its pasture lands, and Beth-sheʹmesh with its pasture lands; 60and from the tribe of Benjamin, Geba with its pasture lands, Alʹemeth with its pasture lands, and Anʹathoth with its pasture lands. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen.

61To the rest of the Koʹhathites were given by lot out of the family of the tribe, out of the half-tribe, the half of Manasʹseh, ten cities. 62To the Gershomites according to their families were allotted thirteen cities out of the tribes of Isʹsachar, Asher, Naphʹtali, and Manasʹseh in Bashan. 63To the Merarʹites according to their families were allotted twelve cities out of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebʹulun. 64So the people of Israel gave the Levites the cities with their pasture lands. 65They also gave them by lot out of the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin these cities which are mentioned by name.

66And some of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their territory out of the tribe of Eʹphraim. 67They were given the cities of refuge: Shechem with its pasture lands in the hill country of Eʹphraim, Gezer with its pasture lands, 68Jokʹme-am with its pasture lands, Beth-horʹon with its pasture lands, 69Aiʹjalon with its pasture lands, Gath-rimʹmon with its pasture lands, 70and out of the half-tribe of Manasʹseh, Aner with its pasture lands, and Bilʹe-am with its pasture lands, for the rest of the families of the Koʹhathites.

71To the Gershomites were given out of the half-tribe of Manasʹseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasture lands and Ashʹtaroth with its pasture lands; 72and out of the tribe of Isʹsachar: Kedesh with its pasture lands, Dabʹerath with its pasture lands, 73Ramoth with its pasture lands, and Anem with its pasture lands; 74out of the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands, 75Hukok with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands; 76and out of the tribe of Naphʹtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hamʹmon with its pasture lands, and Kiriathaʹim with its pasture lands. 77To the rest of the Merarʹites were allotted out of the tribe of Zebʹulun: Rimʹmono with its pasture lands, Tabor with its pasture lands, 78and beyond the Jordan at Jericho, on the east side of the Jordan, out of the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in the steppe with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands, 79Kedʹemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephʹa-ath with its pasture lands; 80and out of the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahanaʹim with its pasture lands, 81Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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