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1So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away into exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness.
2Now the first who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites and the temple servants.3Some of the sons of Judah, of the sons of Benjamin and of the sons of Ephraim and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem:4Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, from the sons of Perez the son of Judah.5From the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.6From the sons of Zerah were Jeuel and their relatives, 690 of them.7From the sons of Benjamin were Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah,8and Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;9and their relatives according to their generations, 956. All these were heads of fathers’ households according to their fathers’ houses.
10From the priests were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,11and Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the chief officer of the house of God;12and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;13and their relatives, heads of their fathers’ households, 1,760 very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
14Of the Levites were Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;15and Bakbakkar, Heresh and Galal and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph,16and Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
17Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief18being stationed until now at the king’s gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi.19Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father’s house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance.20Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them previously, and the LORD was with him.21Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper of the entrance of the tent of meeting.22All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust.23So they and their sons had charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, as guards.24The gatekeepers were on the four sides, to the east, west, north and south.25Their relatives in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;26for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.27They spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.
28Now some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out.29Some of them also were appointed over the furniture and over all the utensils of the sanctuary and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the frankincense and the spices.30Some of the sons of the priests prepared the mixing of the spices.31Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the responsibility over the things which were baked in pans.32Some of their relatives of the sons of the Kohathites were over the showbread to prepare it every sabbath.
33Now these are the singers, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free from other service; for they were engaged in their work day and night.34These were heads of fathers’ households of the Levites according to their generations, chief men, who lived in Jerusalem.
35In Gibeon Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived, and his wife’s name was Maacah,36and his firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah and Mikloth.38Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. And they also lived with their relatives in Jerusalem opposite their other relatives.39Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul, and Saul became the father of Jonathan, Malchi-shua, Abinadab and Eshbaal.40The son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal became the father of Micah.41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tahrea and Ahaz.42Ahaz became the father of Jarah, and Jarah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri became the father of Moza,43and Moza became the father of Binea and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.44Azel had six sons whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
1Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa.2The Philistines closely pursued Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan, Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.3The battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.4Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised will come and abuse me.” But his armor bearer would not, for he was greatly afraid. Therefore Saul took his sword and fell on it.5When his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he likewise fell on his sword and died.6Thus Saul died with his three sons, and all those of his house died together.
7When all the men of Israel who were in the valley saw that they had fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook their cities and fled; and the Philistines came and lived in them.
8It came about the next day, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen on Mount Gilboa.9So they stripped him and took his head and his armor and sent messengers around the land of the Philistines to carry the good news to their idols and to the people.10They put his armor in the house of their gods and fastened his head in the house of Dagon.
11When all Jabesh-gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul,12all the valiant men arose and took away the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons and brought them to Jabesh, and they buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
13So Saul died for his trespass which he committed against the LORD, because of the word of the LORD which he did not keep; and also because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry of it,14and did not inquire of the LORD. Therefore He killed him and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.
21When they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, “Men, you ought to have followed my advice and not to have set sail from Crete and incurred this damage and loss.22“Yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.23“For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,24saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar; and behold, God has granted you all those who are sailing with you.’25“Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.26“But we must run aground on a certain island.”
27But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.28They took soundings and found it to be twenty fathoms; and a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms.29Fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.30But as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship and had let down the ship’s boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow,31Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.”32Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat and let it fall away.
33Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.34“Therefore I encourage you to take some food, for this is for your preservation, for not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”35Having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to God in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat.36All of them were encouraged and they themselves also took food.37All of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six persons.38When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39When day came, they could not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could.40And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders; and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach.41But striking a reef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground; and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern began to be broken up by the force of the waves.42The soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, so that none of them would swim away and escape;43but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land,44and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
23The poor man utters supplications,
But the rich man answers roughly.
24A man of too many friends comes to ruin,
But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.