The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The First Book or Paralipomena
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Chapter 6
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Levi had three sons, Gerson, Caath and Merari.
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Caath was the father of Amram, Isaar, Hebron and Oziel,
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Amram of Aaron, Moses and Mary, Aaron of Nadab, Abiu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
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From Eleazar, through Phinees, Abisue,
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Bocci, Ozi,
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Zaraias, Meraioth,
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Amarias, Achitob,
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Sadoc, Achimaas,
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Azarias and Johanan
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came the Azarias who was high priest when Solomon built his temple at Jerusalem.
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From this Azarias, through Amarias, Achitob,
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Sadoc, Sellum,
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Helcias, Azarias
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and Saraia came Josedec,
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who went out into exile when the Lord banished the inhabitants of Juda and Jerusalem through Nabuchodonosor.

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All Levi’s sons, Gerson, Caath and Merari had issue;
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Gerson was the father of Lobni and Semei,
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Caath of Amram, Isaar, Hebron and Oziel,
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Merari of Moholi and Musi. The lines of descent from Levi ran thus,
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from Gerson, Lobni, Jahath, Zamma,
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Joah, Addo, Zara, Jethrai.
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From Caath, Aminadab, Core, Asir,
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Elcana, Abiasaph, Asir,
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Thahath, Uriel, Ozias, Saul.
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(Elcana had three sons, Amasai, Achimoth
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and Elcana; from this Elcana the line ran through Sophai, Nahath,
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Eliab and Jeroham to another Elcana again ….
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The sons of Samuel were called Vasseni and Abia.)
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From Merari, Moholi, Lobni, Semei, Oza,
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Sammaa, Haggia, Asaia.

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It was from these that David chose singers for the Lord’s house, as soon as the ark found a resting-place;
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and in the tabernacle (until Solomon built the Lord a temple at Jerusalem) they rendered service of song, as well as waiting on the Lord in their turn.
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This hereditary service was rendered for the Caathites by a singer called Heman, descended through Johel, Samuel,
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Elcana, Jeroham, Eliel, Thohu,
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Suph, Elcana, Mahath, Amasai,
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Elcana, Joel, Azarias, Sophonias,
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Thahath, Asir, Abiasaph, Core
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and Isaar from Caath; and so from Levi and Israel.
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On his right stood his confrater Asaph, descended through Barachias, Samaa,
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Michael, Basaia, Melchias,
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Athanai, Zara, Adaia,
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Ethan, Zamma, Semei,
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and Jeth from Gerson, and so from Levi.
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On his left stood the confraters from Merari, led by Ethan, who was descended through Cusi, Abdi, Maloch,
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Hasabias, Amasias, Helcias,
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Amasai, Boni, Somer,
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(Moholi) and Musi from Merari; and so from Levi.

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Their fellow Levites were appointed to wait on all the needs of the tabernacle, the Lord’s dwelling-place;
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but only Aaron and his descendants made offering on the altar of burnt-sacrifice and the altar of incense, busied themselves with the inner sanctuary, and made intercession for Israel; such was the command given through God’s servant Moses.
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The line of Aaron descended through Eleazar, Phinees, Abisue,
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Bocci, Ozi, Zarahia,
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Meraioth, Amarias, Achitob
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and Sadoc to Achimaas.

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The descendants of Aaron had towns and enclosures to dwell in among the Caathites, appointed to them by lot.
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Juda gave them Hebron with the lands round it;
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the open country, with its villages, belonged to Caleb, son of Jephone.
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And besides Hebron, the city of refuge, Aaron’s race held Lobna,
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Jether, Esthemo, Helon, Dabir,
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Asan … and Bethsames, with the lands round them;
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and Benjamin gave them Gabee, Almath and Anathoth, with the lands round them; thus in all they had thirteen cities.

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The rest of the Caathite clan received ten cities from … the western half of Manasses;
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the Gersonites thirteen cities from Issachar, Aser, Nephthali, and the Manassites of Basan;
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and the Merarites twelve from Ruben, Gad and Zabulon.
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The Israelites gave the Levites cities and lands round them,
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just as Juda, Simeon and Benjamin allotted to them the cities which have been named.
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The Caathites had cities of their own in Ephraim;
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Sichem in the hill-country of Ephraim was given to them as a city of refuge, and besides this Gazer,
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Jecmaam, Bethoron,
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Helon and Gethremmon …
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and the western half of Manasses gave them Aner and Baalam; all these cities, with the lands round them, belonged to the rest of the Caathites.
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The Gersonites received from the eastern half of Manasses Gaulon and Astharoth;
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from Issachar Cedes, Dabereth,
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Ramoth and Anem;
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from Aser Masal, Abdon,
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Hucac and Rohob;
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from Nephthali Cedes in Galilee, Hamon and Cariathaim, with the lands round them.
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The Merarites received from Zabulon Remmono and Thabor;
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and on the further side of Jordan, opposite Jericho, Ruben gave them Bosor, Jassa,
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Cademoth and Mephaat;
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Gad gave them Ramoth-Galaad, Manaim,
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Hesebon and Jezer; and they had lands round each of these cities.