1So all Israel was recorded in genealogies. They were recorded in the book of the kings of Israel. As for Judah, they were carried away in exile to Babylon because of their sin.
2The first to resettle in their cities were some Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.
3Some descendants of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh lived in Jerusalem.
4The settlers included Uthai son of Ammihud son of Omri son of Imri son of Bani, one of the descendants of Perez son of Judah.
5Among the Shelanites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.
6Among the descendants of Zerah was Jeuel. Their descendants numbered 690.
7Among the descendants of Benjamin were Sallu son of Meshullam son of Hodaviah son of Hassenuah.
8There were also Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi son of Mikri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah son of Reuel son of Ibnijah.
9Their relatives written in the genealogical lists numbered 956. All these men were heads of fathers' houses for their fathers' houses.
10The priests were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jakin.
11There was also Azariah son of Hilkiah son of Meshullam son of Zadok son of Meraioth son of Ahitub, the one in charge of the house of God.
12There was Adaiah son of Jeroham son of Pashhur son of Malkijah. There was also Maasai son of Adiel son of Jahzerah son of Meshullam son of Meshillemith son of Immer.
13Their relatives, who were leaders for their fathers' houses, numbered 1,760. They were very capable men in the work in the house of God.
14Among the Levites, there was Shemaiah son of Hasshub son of Azrikam son of Hashabiah, among the descendants of Merari.
15There were also Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mika son of Zikri son of Asaph.
16There were also Obadiah son of Shemaiah son of Galal son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
17The doorkeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their descendants. Shallum was their leader.
18Previously they stood guard at the king's gate on the east side for the camp of Levi's descendants.
19Shallum son of Kore son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from the house of his father, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the guard service. They guarded the door to the tent, as their ancestors had guarded the camp of Yahweh, and they also had guarded the entrance.
20Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of them in the past, and Yahweh had been with him.
21Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was guard of the entrance to the temple, the “tent of meeting.”
22All those who were chosen as gatekeepers at the entrances numbered 212. Their names were recorded in the people's records in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had placed them into their positions of trust.
23So they and their children guarded the gates of the house of Yahweh, the tabernacle.
24The gatekeepers were posted on all four sides, toward the east, west, north, and south.
25Their brothers, who lived in their villages, came in for seven-day rotations, in turn.
26But the four leaders of the gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the rooms and storerooms in the house of God.
27They would spend the night in their posts all around the house of God, for they were responsible for guarding it. They would open it each morning.
28Some of them were in charge of the temple's equipment; they counted the articles when they were brought in and when they were taken out.
29Some of them also were assigned to take care of the holy things, the equipment, and the supplies, including the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the frankincense, and the spices.
30Some of the priests' sons mixed the spices.
31Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in charge of preparing bread for the offerings.
32Some of their brothers, descendants of the Kohathites, were in charge of the bread of the presence, to prepare it every Sabbath.
33The singers and heads of the Levites' fathers' houses lived in rooms at the sanctuary when they were free from work, because they had to carry out their assigned tasks day and night.
34These were leaders of fathers' houses among the Levites, as listed in their genealogical records, chief men. They lived in Jerusalem.
35The father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife's name was Maakah, lived in Gibeon.
36His firstborn son was Abdon, then his sons Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
37Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth.
38Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They also lived near their brothers in Jerusalem.
39Ner was the father of Kish. Kish was the father of Saul. Saul was the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.
40The son of Jonathan was Merib-Baal. Merib-Baal was the father of Micah.
41The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melek, Tahrea, and Ahaz.
42Ahaz was the father of Jadah. Jadah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza.
43Moza was the father of Binea. Binea was the father of Rephaiah. Rephaiah was the father of Eleasah. Eleasah was the father of Azel.
44Azel's six sons were Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were Azel's sons.