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son of Jeduthun; and Berekiah son of Asa,
son of Elkanah, who lived in the area of
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,* 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
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
22 In all, there were 212
those days, and they were listed according to
the genealogies in their villages. David and
Samuel the seer had appointed their ances
tors 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 sta
tioned on all four sides—east, west, north,
and south. 25 Their relatives in the villages
came regularly to share their duties for seven-
26 The four chief
gatekeepers, all Levites,
were trusted officials, for they were respon
sible 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 e very morning.
28 Some of the gatekeepers were assigned
to care for the various articles used in wor
ship. 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 prepar
ing the bread to be set on the table each Sab
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 Jerusa
lem. They were the heads of Levite families
and were listed as prominent leaders in their
35 Jeiel (the father of* 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.*
42 Ahaz was the father of Jadah.*
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
10:1 Now the Philistines attacked Israel, and the
men of Israel fled before them. Many were
slaughtered on the slopes of Mount Gilboa.
2 The Philistines closed in on Saul and his sons,
and they killed three of his sons—Jonathan,
Abinadab, and Malkishua. 3 The fighting grew
very fierce around Saul, and the Philistine ar
chers caught up with him and wounded him.
4 Saul groaned to his armor bearer, “Take
your sword and kill me before these pagan
Philistines come to taunt and torture me.”
But his armor bearer was afraid and would
not do it. So Saul took his own sword and fell
on it. 5 When his armor bearer realized that
Saul was dead, he fell on his own sword and
died. 6 So Saul and his three sons died there to
gether, bringing his dynasty to an end.
7 When all the I sraelites in the Jezreel Val
ley saw that their army had fled and that Saul
and his sons were dead, they abandoned their
towns and fled. So the Philistines moved in
and occupied their towns.
8 The next day, when the Philistines went
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