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Old Testament:  1 Chronicles 7-9

1 Chronicles 7

Descendants of Issachar
 1  The four sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron.
 2  The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel. Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. At the time of King David, the total number of mighty warriors listed in the records of these clans was 22,600.
 3  The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. These five became the leaders of clans.  4  All of them had many wives and many sons, so the total number of men available for military service among their descendants was 36,000.
 5  The total number of mighty warriors from all the clans of the tribe of Issachar was 87,000. All of them were listed in their genealogical records.

Descendants of Benjamin
 6  Three of Benjamin's sons were Bela, Beker, and Jediael.
 7  The five sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. The total number of mighty warriors from these clans was 22,034, as listed in their genealogical records.
 8  The sons of Beker were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth.  9  Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. The total number of mighty warriors and leaders from these clans was 20,200, as listed in their genealogical records.
 10  The son of Jediael was Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar.  11  Each of them was the leader of an ancestral clan. From these clans the total number of mighty warriors ready for war was 17,200.
 12  The sons of Ir were Shuppim and Huppim. Hushim was the son of Aher.

Descendants of Naphtali
 13  The sons of Naphtali were Jahzeel, [13]  Guni, Jezer, and Shillem. [13]  They were all descendants of Jacob's concubine Bilhah.

Descendants of Manasseh
 14  The descendants of Manasseh through his Aramean concubine included Asriel. She also bore Makir, the father of Gilead.  15  Makir found wives for [15]  Huppim and Shuppim. Makir had a sister named Maacah. One of his descendants was Zelophehad, who had only daughters.
 16  Makir's wife, Maacah, gave birth to a son whom she named Peresh. His brother's name was Sheresh. The sons of Peresh were Ulam and Rakem.  17  The son of Ulam was Bedan. All these were considered Gileadites, descendants of Makir son of Manasseh.
 18  Makir's sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
 19  The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Descendants of Ephraim
 20  The descendants of Ephraim were Shuthelah, Bered, Tahath, Eleadah, Tahath,  21  Zabad, Shuthelah, Ezer, and Elead. These two were killed trying to steal livestock from the local farmers near Gath.  22  Their father, Ephraim, mourned for them a long time, and his relatives came to comfort him.  23  Afterward Ephraim slept with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim named him Beriah [23]  because of the tragedy his family had suffered.  24  He had a daughter named Sheerah. She built the towns of Lower and Upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah.
 25  The descendants of Ephraim included Rephah, Resheph, Telah, Tahan,  26  Ladan, Ammihud, Elishama,  27  Nun, and Joshua.

   28  The descendants of Ephraim lived in the territory that included Bethel and its surrounding towns to the south, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding villages to the north as far as Ayyah and its towns.  29  Along the border of Manasseh were the towns of Beth-shan, [29]  Taanach, Megiddo, Dor, and their surrounding villages. The descendants of Joseph son of Israel [29]  lived in these towns.

Descendants of Asher
 30  The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. They had a sister named Serah.
 31  The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel (the father of Birzaith).
 32  The sons of Heber were Japhlet, Shomer, and Hotham. They had a sister named Shua.
 33  The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath.
 34  The sons of Shomer were Ahi, [34]  Rohgah, Hubbah, and Aram.
 35  The sons of his brother Helem [35]  were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
 36  The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah,  37  Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, [37]  and Beera.
 38  The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
 39  The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
 40  Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all select men—mighty warriors and outstanding leaders. The total number of men available for military service was 26,000, as listed in their genealogical records.

1 Chronicles 8

Descendants of Benjamin
 1  Benjamin's first son was Bela, the second was Ashbel, the third was Aharah,  2  the fourth was Nohah, and the fifth was Rapha.
 3  The sons of Bela were Addar, Gera, Abihud, [3]   4  Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,  5  Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
 6  The sons of Ehud, leaders of the clans living at Geba, were exiled to Manahath.  7  Ehud's sons were Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. Gera, who led them into exile, was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. [7] 
 8  After Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara, he had children in the land of Moab.  9  His wife Hodesh gave birth to Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,  10  Jeuz, Sakia, and Mirmah. These sons all became the leaders of clans.
 11  Shaharaim's wife Hushim had already given birth to Abitub and Elpaal.  12  The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built the towns of Ono and Lod and their nearby villages),  13  Beriah, and Shema. They were the leaders of the clans living in Aijalon, and they drove out the inhabitants of Gath.
 14  Ahio, Shashak, Jeremoth,  15  Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,  16  Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
 17  Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,  18  Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
 19  Jakim, Zicri, Zabdi,  20  Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,  21  Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
 22  Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,  23  Abdon, Zicri, Hanan,  24  Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,  25  Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
 26  Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,  27  Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zicri were the sons of Jeroham.
 28  These were the leaders of the ancestral clans; they were listed in their genealogical records, and they all lived in Jerusalem.

The Family of Saul
 29  Jeiel [29]  (the father of [29]  Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife's name was Maacah,  30  and his oldest son was named Abdon. Jeiel's other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, [30]  Nadab,  31  Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, [31]   32  and Mikloth, who was the father of Shimeam. [32]  All these families lived near each other in Jerusalem.
 33  Ner was the father of Kish.
Kish was the father of Saul.
Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
 34  Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal.
Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
 35  Micah was the father of Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, [35]  and Ahaz.
 36  Ahaz was the father of Jadah. [36] 
Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.
Zimri was the father of Moza.
 37  Moza was the father of Binea.
Binea was the father of Rephaiah. [37] 
Rephaiah was the father of Eleasah.
Eleasah was the father of Azel.
 38  Azel had six sons: Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
 39  Azel's brother Eshek had three sons: the first was Ulam, the second was Jeush, and the third was Eliphelet.  40  Ulam's sons were all mighty warriors and expert archers. They had many sons and grandsons—150 in all.

All these were descendants of Benjamin.

1 Chronicles 9

 1  So all Israel was listed in the genealogical records in The Book of the Kings of Israel.

The Returning Exiles
The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the LORD.  2  The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.  3  Some of the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh came and settled in Jerusalem.

 4  One family that returned was that of Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah.
 5  Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.
 6  From the Zerahite clan, Jeuel returned with his relatives.
In all, 690 families from the tribe of Judah returned.

 7  From the tribe of Benjamin came Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;  8  Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Micri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.
 9  These men were all leaders of clans, and they were listed in their genealogical records. In all, 956 families from the tribe of Benjamin returned.

The Returning Priests
 10  Among the priests who returned were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin,  11  Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub. Azariah was the chief officer of the house of God.
 12  Other returning priests were Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malkijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer.
 13  In all, 1,760 priests returned. They were heads of clans and very able men. They were responsible for ministering at the house of God.

The Returning Levites
 14  The Levites who returned were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, a descendant of Merari;  15  Bakbakkar; Heresh; Galal; Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zicri, son of Asaph;  16  Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the area of Netophah.
 17  The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.  18  Prior to this time, they were responsible for the King's Gate on the east side. These men served as gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites.  19  Shallum was the son of Kore, a descendant of Abiasaph, [19]  from the clan of Korah. He and his relatives, the Korahites, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the sanctuary, just as their ancestors had guarded the Tabernacle in the camp of the LORD.
   20  Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the LORD had been with him.  21  And later Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was responsible for guarding the entrance to the Tabernacle. [21] 

   22  In all, there were 212 gatekeepers in those days, and they were listed according to the genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed their ancestors because they were reliable men.  23  These gatekeepers and their descendants, by their divisions, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the house of the LORD when that house was a tent.  24  The gatekeepers were stationed on all four sides—east, west, north, and south.  25  Their relatives in the villages came regularly to share their duties for seven-day periods.
   26  The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.  27  They would spend the night around the house of God, since it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.
   28  Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.  29  Others were responsible for the furnishings, the items in the sanctuary, and the supplies, such as choice flour, wine, olive oil, frankincense, and spices.  30  But it was the priests who blended the spices.  31  Mattithiah, a Levite and the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread used in the offerings.  32  And some members of the clan of Kohath were in charge of preparing the bread to be set on the table each Sabbath day.
   33  The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.  34  All these men lived in Jerusalem. They were the heads of Levite families and were listed as prominent leaders in their genealogical records.

King Saul's Family Tree
 35  Jeiel (the father of [35]  Gibeon) lived in the town of Gibeon. His wife's name was Maacah,  36  and his oldest son was named Abdon. Jeiel's other sons were Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,  37  Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.  38  Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. All these families lived near each other in Jerusalem.
 39  Ner was the father of Kish.
Kish was the father of Saul.
Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malkishua, Abinadab, and Esh-baal.
 40  Jonathan was the father of Merib-baal.
Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
 41  The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea, and Ahaz. [41] 
 42  Ahaz was the father of Jadah. [42] 
Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri.
Zimri was the father of Moza.
 43  Moza was the father of Binea.
Binea's son was Rephaiah.
Rephaiah's son was Eleasah.
Eleasah's son was Azel.
 44  Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
<<  7:13a As in parallel text at Gen 46:24; Hebrew reads Jahziel, a variant spelling of Jahzeel. 7:13b As in some Hebrew and Greek manuscripts (see also Gen 46:24; Num 26:49); most Hebrew manuscripts read Shallum.
<<  7:15 Or Makir took a wife from. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
<<  7:23 Beriah sounds like a Hebrew term meaning "tragedy" or "misfortune."
<<  7:29a Hebrew Beth-shean, a variant spelling of Beth-shan. 7:29b Israel is the name that God gave to Jacob.
<<  7:34 Or The sons of Shomer, his brother, were.
<<  7:35 Possibly another name for Hotham; compare 7:32.
<<  7:37 Possibly another name for Jether; compare 7:38.
<<  8:3 Possibly Gera the father of Ehud; compare 8:6.
<<  8:7 Or Gera, that is Heglam, was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
<<  8:29a As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 9:35); Hebrew lacks Jeiel. 8:29b Or the founder of.
<<  8:30 As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 9:36); Hebrew lacks Ner.
<<  8:31 As in parallel text at 9:37; Hebrew reads Zeker, a variant spelling of Zechariah.
<<  8:32 As in parallel text at 9:38; Hebrew reads Shimeah, a variant spelling of Shimeam.
<<  8:35 As in parallel text at 9:41; Hebrew reads Tarea, a variant spelling of Tahrea.
<<  8:36 As in parallel text at 9:42; Hebrew reads Jehoaddah, a variant spelling of Jadah.
<<  8:37 As in parallel text at 9:43; Hebrew reads Raphah, a variant spelling of Rephaiah.
<<  9:19 Hebrew Ebiasaph, a variant spelling of Abiasaph; compare Exod 6:24.
<<  9:21 Hebrew Tent of Meeting.
<<  9:35 Or the founder of.
<<  9:41 As in Syriac version and Latin Vulgate (see also 8:35); Hebrew lacks and Ahaz.
<<  9:42 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek version (see also 8:36); Hebrew reads Jarah.

New Testament:  John 6:22-44

John 6 : 22-44

Jesus, the Bread of Life
 22  The next day the crowd that had stayed on the far shore saw that the disciples had taken the only boat, and they realized Jesus had not gone with them.  23  Several boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the Lord had blessed the bread and the people had eaten.  24  So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went across to Capernaum to look for him.  25  They found him on the other side of the lake and asked, "Rabbi, when did you get here?"
   26  Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs."  27  "But don't be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval."    28  They replied, "We want to perform God's works, too. What should we do?"
   29  Jesus told them, "This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent."
   30  They answered, "Show us a miraculous sign if you want us to believe in you. What can you do?  31  After all, our ancestors ate manna while they journeyed through the wilderness! The Scriptures say, `Moses gave them bread from heaven to eat.' [31] "
   32  Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, Moses didn't give you bread from heaven. My Father did. And now he offers you the true bread from heaven."  33  The true bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
   34  "Sir," they said, "give us that bread every day."
   35  Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.  36  But you haven't believed in me even though you have seen me.  37  However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them.  38  For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.  39  And this is the will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those he has given me, but that I should raise them up at the last day.  40  "For it is my Father's will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day."    41  Then the people [41]  began to murmur in disagreement because he had said, "I am the bread that came down from heaven."  42  They said, "Isn't this Jesus, the son of Joseph? We know his father and mother. How can he say, `I came down from heaven'?"
   43  But Jesus replied, "Stop complaining about what I said.  44  "For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up."
<<  6:27 "Son of Man" is a title Jesus used for himself.
<<  6:31 Exod 16:4; Ps 78:24.
<<  6:41 Greek Jewish people; also in 6:52.

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