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1Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem the holy city, while nine tenths remained in the other towns. 2And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered to live in Jerusalem.

3These are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem; but in the towns of Judah every one lived on his property in their towns: Israel, the priests, the Levites, the temple servants, and the descendants of Solomon’s servants. 4And in Jerusalem lived certain of the sons of Judah and of the sons of Benjamin. Of the sons of Judah: Athaiʹah the son of Uzziʹah, son of Zechariʹah, son of Amariʹah, son of Shephatiʹah, son of Mahalʹalel, of the sons of Perez; 5and Ma-aseiʹah the son of Baruch, son of Col-hoʹzeh, son of Hazaiʹah, son of Adaiʹah, son of Joiʹarib, son of Zechariʹah, son of the Shiloʹnite. 6All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were four hundred and sixty-eight valiant men.

7And these are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshulʹlam, son of Joʹed, son of Pedaiʹah, son of Kolaiʹah, son of Ma-aseiʹah, son of Ithʹi-el, son of Jeshaiʹah. 8And after him Gabbaʹi, Salʹlai, nine hundred and twenty-eight. 9Joʹel the son of Zichri was their overseer; and Judah the son of Hassenuʹah was second over the city.

10Of the priests: Jedaiʹah the son of Joiʹarib, Jachin, 11Seraiʹah the son of Hilkiʹah, son of Meshulʹlam, son of Zadok, son of Meraiʹoth, son of Ahiʹtub, ruler of the house of God, 12and their brethren who did the work of the house, eight hundred and twenty-two; and Adaiʹah the son of Jeroʹham, son of Pelaliʹah, son of Amzi, son of Zechariʹah, son of Pashhur, son of Malchiʹjah, 13and his brethren, heads of fathers’ houses, two hundred and forty-two; and Amashʹsai, the son of Azʹarel, son of Ahʹzai, son of Meshilʹlemoth, son of Immer, 14and their brethren, mighty men of valor, a hundred and twenty-eight; their overseer was Zabʹdiel the son of Haggedoʹlim.

15And of the Levites: Shemaiʹah the son of Hasshub, son of Azriʹkam, son of Hashabiʹah, son of Bunni; 16and Shabʹbethai and Joʹzabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were over the outside work of the house of God; 17and Mattaniʹah the son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who was the leader to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiʹah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shamʹmua, son of Galal, son of Jeduʹthun. 18All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred and eighty-four.

19The gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brethren, who kept watch at the gates, were a hundred and seventy-two. 20And the rest of Israel, and of the priests and the Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, every one in his inheritance. 21But the temple servants lived on Ophel; and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.

22The overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, son of Hashabiʹah, son of Mattaniʹah, son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the work of the house of God. 23For there was a command from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required. 24And Pethahiʹah the son of Meshezʹabel, of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king’s hand in all matters concerning the people.

25And as for the villages, with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in Kirʹiath-arʹba and its villages, and in Dibon and its villages, and in Jekabʹzeel and its villages, 26and in Jeshua and in Molaʹdah and Beth-peʹlet, 27in Haʹzar-shuʹal, in Beer-sheba and its villages, 28in Ziklag, in Mecoʹnah and its villages, 29in En-rimʹmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth, 30Zanoʹah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, and Azeʹkah and its villages. So they encamped from Beer-sheba to the valley of Hinnom. 31The people of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash, Aiʹja, Bethel and its villages, 32Anʹathoth, Nob, Ananiʹah, 33Hazor, Ramah, Gitʹtaim, 34Hadid, Zeboʹim, Nebalʹlat, 35Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen. 36And certain divisions of the Levites in Judah were joined to Benjamin.

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