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I Chronicles 9

1All Yisrael was registered by genealogies; and these are in the book of the kings of Yisrael. And Yehuda was taken into exile in Babylon because of their trespass.

אוְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל הִתְיַחְשׂוּ וְהִנָּם כְּתוּבִים עַל־סֵפֶר מַלְכֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וִיהוּדָה הָגְלוּ לְבָבֶל בְּמַעֲלָם׃

2The first to settle in their towns, on their property, were Israelites, Kohanim, Leviim, and temple servants,

בוְהַיּוֹשְׁבִים הָרִאשֹׁנִים אֲשֶׁר בַּאֲחֻזָּתָם בְּעָרֵיהֶם יִשְׂרָאֵל הַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם וְהַנְּתִינִים׃

3while some of the Judahites and some of the Benjaminites and some of the Ephraimites and Manassehites settled in Yerushalayim;

u-vee-ru-sha-LA-im ya-sh'-VU min b'-NAY y'-hu-DAH u-min b'-NAY vin-ya-MIN u-min b'-NAY ef-RA-yim um-na-SHEH

גוּבִירוּשָׁלַ ִם יָשְׁבוּ מִן־בְּנֵי יְהוּדָה וּמִן־בְּנֵי בִנְיָמִן וּמִן־בְּנֵי אֶפְרַיִם וּמְנַשֶּׁה׃

 9:3   Menasheites settled in Yerushalayim

In Sefer Nechemya (chapter 11) we are told that the exiles who had returned from Babylonia drew lots to see which individuals would settle in Yerushalayim. Even though Yerushalayim did not belong to the territories of Ephraim and Menashe, it was important to have more people inhabiting the Holy City so that it would be secure and defensible. By bringing additional people to Yerushalayim, they also sought to fulfill the prophecy: “There shall yet be old men and women in the squares of Yerushalayim, each with staff in hand because of their great age. And the squares of the city shall be crowded with boys and girls playing in the squares” (Zechariah 8:4-5). Perhaps the fact that these members of the tribe of Menashe inhabited the city together with people from other tribes reflects the opinion in the Talmud (Yoma 12a) that the city of Yerushalayim was not divided among the tribes. Rather, everyone has a claim to the holiest city on earth.

4Uthai son of Ammihud son of Omri son of Imri son of Bani, from the sons of Peretz son of Yehuda;

דעוּתַי בֶּן־עַמִּיהוּד בֶּן־עָמְרִי בֶּן־אִמְרִי בֶן־בנימן־[בָּנִי] [מִן־] בְּנֵי־פֶרֶץ בֶּן־יְהוּדָה׃

5and of the Shilonites: Asaiah the first-born and his sons.

הוּמִן־הַשִּׁילוֹנִי עֲשָׂיָה הַבְּכוֹר וּבָנָיו׃

6Of the sons of Zerach: Jeuel and their kinsmen—690.

ווּמִן־בְּנֵי־זֶרַח יְעוּאֵל וַאֲחֵיהֶם שֵׁשׁ־מֵאוֹת וְתִשְׁעִים׃

7Of the Benjaminites: Sallu son of Meshullam son of Hodaviah son of Hassenuah,

זוּמִן־בְּנֵי בִּנְיָמִן סַלּוּא בֶּן־מְשֻׁלָּם בֶּן־הוֹדַוְיָה בֶּן־הַסְּנֻאָה׃

8Ibneiah son of Jeroham, Elah son of Uzzi son of Michri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah son of Reuel son of Ibneiah;

חוְיִבְנְיָה בֶּן־יְרֹחָם וְאֵלָה בֶן־עֻזִּי בֶּן־מִכְרִי וּמְשֻׁלָּם בֶּן־שְׁפַטְיָה בֶּן־רְעוּאֵל בֶּן־יִבְנִיָּה׃

9and their kinsmen, according to their lines—956. All these were chiefs of their ancestral clans.

טוַאֲחֵיהֶם לְתֹלְדוֹתָם תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת וַחֲמִשִּׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה כָּל־אֵלֶּה אֲנָשִׁים רָאשֵׁי אָבוֹת לְבֵית אֲבֹתֵיהֶם׃

10Of the Kohanim: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,

יוּמִן־הַכֹּהֲנִים יְדַעְיָה וִיהוֹיָרִיב וְיָכִין׃

11and Azarya son of Chilkiyahu son of Meshullam son of Tzadok son of Meraioth son of Achituv, chief officer of the House of Hashem;

יאוַעֲזַרְיָה בֶן־חִלְקִיָּה בֶּן־מְשֻׁלָּם בֶּן־צָדוֹק בֶּן־מְרָיוֹת בֶּן־אֲחִיטוּב נְגִיד בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים׃

12and Adaiah son of Jeroham son of Pashhur son of Malchijah, and Maasai son of Adiel son of Jahzerah son of Meshullam son of Meshillemith son of Immer,

יבוַעֲדָיָה בֶּן־יְרֹחָם בֶּן־פַּשְׁחוּר בֶּן־מַלְכִּיָּה וּמַעְשַׂי בֶּן־עֲדִיאֵל בֶּן־יַחְזֵרָה בֶּן־מְשֻׁלָּם בֶּן־מְשִׁלֵּמִית בֶּן־אִמֵּר׃

13together with their kinsmen, chiefs of their clans—1,760, men of substance for the work of the service of the House of Hashem.

יגוַאֲחֵיהֶם רָאשִׁים לְבֵית אֲבוֹתָם אֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְשִׁשִּׁים גִּבּוֹרֵי חֵיל מְלֶאכֶת עֲבוֹדַת בֵּית־הָאֱלֹהִים׃

14Of the Leviim: Shemaya son of Hasshub son of Azrikam son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;

ידוּמִן־הַלְוִיִּם שְׁמַעְיָה בֶן־חַשּׁוּב בֶּן־עַזְרִיקָם בֶּן־חֲשַׁבְיָה מִן־בְּנֵי מְרָרִי׃

15and Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica son of Zichri son of Asaf;

טווּבַקְבַּקַּר חֶרֶשׁ וְגָלָל וּמַתַּנְיָה בֶּן־מִיכָא בֶּן־זִכְרִי בֶּן־אָסָף׃

16and Ovadya son of Shemaya son of Galal son of Yedutun, and Berechya son of Asa son of Elkana, who dwelt in the villages of the Netophathites.

טזוְעֹבַדְיָה בֶּן־שְׁמַעְיָה בֶּן־גָּלָל בֶּן־יְדוּתוּן וּבֶרֶכְיָה בֶן־אָסָא בֶּן־אֶלְקָנָה הַיּוֹשֵׁב בְּחַצְרֵי נְטוֹפָתִי׃

17The gatekeepers were: Shalum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman; and their kinsman Shalum was the chief

יזוְהַשֹּׁעֲרִים שַׁלּוּם וְעַקּוּב וְטַלְמֹן וַאֲחִימָן וַאֲחִיהֶם שַׁלּוּם הָרֹאשׁ׃

18hitherto in the King's Gate on the east. They were the keepers belonging to the Levite camp.

יחוְעַד־הֵנָּה בְּשַׁעַר הַמֶּלֶךְ מִזְרָחָה הֵמָּה הַשֹּׁעֲרִים לְמַחֲנוֹת בְּנֵי לֵוִי׃

19Shalum son of Kore son of Ebiasaph son of Korach, and his kinsmen of his clan, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, guards of the threshold of the Tent; their fathers had been guards of the entrance to the camp of Hashem.

יטוְשַׁלּוּם בֶּן־קוֹרֵא בֶּן־אֶבְיָסָף בֶּן־קֹרַח וְאֶחָיו לְבֵית־אָבִיו הַקָּרְחִים עַל מְלֶאכֶת הָעֲבוֹדָה שֹׁמְרֵי הַסִּפִּים לָאֹהֶל וַאֲבֹתֵיהֶם עַל־מַחֲנֵה יְהֹוָה שֹׁמְרֵי הַמָּבוֹא׃

20And Pinchas son of Elazar was the chief officer over them in time past; Hashem was with him.

כוּפִינְחָס בֶּן־אֶלְעָזָר נָגִיד הָיָה עֲלֵיהֶם לְפָנִים יְהֹוָה עִמּוֹ׃

21Zecharya the son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.

כאזְכַרְיָה בֶּן מְשֶׁלֶמְיָה שֹׁעֵר פֶּתַח לְאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד׃

22All these, who were selected as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were 212. They were selected by genealogies in their villages. David and Shmuel the seer established them in their office of trust.

כבכֻּלָּם הַבְּרוּרִים לְשֹׁעֲרִים בַּסִּפִּים מָאתַיִם וּשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר הֵמָּה בְחַצְרֵיהֶם הִתְיַחְשָׂם הֵמָּה יִסַּד דָּוִיד וּשְׁמוּאֵל הָרֹאֶה בֶּאֱמוּנָתָם׃

23They and their descendants were in charge of the gates of the House of Hashem, that is, the House of the Tent, as guards.

כגוְהֵם וּבְנֵיהֶם עַל־הַשְּׁעָרִים לְבֵית־יְהֹוָה לְבֵית־הָאֹהֶל לְמִשְׁמָרוֹת׃

24The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south;

כדלְאַרְבַּע רוּחוֹת יִהְיוּ הַשֹּׁעֲרִים מִזְרָח יָמָּה צָפוֹנָה וָנֶגְבָּה׃

25and their kinsmen in their villages were obliged to join them every seven days, according to a fixed schedule.

כהוַאֲחֵיהֶם בְּחַצְרֵיהֶם לָבוֹא לְשִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים מֵעֵת אֶל־עֵת עִם־אֵלֶּה׃

26The four chief gatekeepers, who were Leviim, were entrusted to be over the chambers and the treasuries of the House of Hashem.

כוכִּי בֶאֱמוּנָה הֵמָּה אַרְבַּעַת גִּבֹּרֵי הַשֹּׁעֲרִים הֵם הַלְוִיִּם וְהָיוּ עַל־הַלְּשָׁכוֹת וְעַל הָאֹצְרוֹת בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים׃

27They spent the night near the House of Hashem; for they had to do guard duty, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

כזוּסְבִיבוֹת בֵּית־הָאֱלֹהִים יָלִינוּ כִּי־עֲלֵיהֶם מִשְׁמֶרֶת וְהֵם עַל־הַמַּפְתֵּחַ וְלַבֹּקֶר לַבֹּקֶר׃

28Some of them had charge of the service vessels, for they were counted when they were brought back and taken out.

כחוּמֵהֶם עַל־כְּלֵי הָעֲבוֹדָה כִּי־בְמִסְפָּר יְבִיאוּם וּבְמִסְפָּר יוֹצִיאוּם׃

29Some of them were in charge of the vessels and all the holy vessels, and of the flour, wine, oil, incense, and spices.

כטוּמֵהֶם מְמֻנִּים עַל־הַכֵּלִים וְעַל כָּל־כְּלֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ וְעַל־הַסֹּלֶת וְהַיַּיִן וְהַשֶּׁמֶן וְהַלְּבוֹנָה וְהַבְּשָׂמִים׃

30Some of the Kohanim blended the compound of spices.

לוּמִן־בְּנֵי הַכֹּהֲנִים רֹקְחֵי הַמִּרְקַחַת לַבְּשָׂמִים׃

31Mattithiah, one of the Leviim, the first-born of Shalum the Korahite, was entrusted with making the flat cakes.

לאוּמַתִּתְיָה מִן־הַלְוִיִּם הוּא הַבְּכוֹר לְשַׁלֻּם הַקָּרְחִי בֶּאֱמוּנָה עַל מַעֲשֵׂה הַחֲבִתִּים׃

32Also some of their Kohathite kinsmen had charge of the rows of bread, to prepare them for each Shabbat.

לבוּמִן־בְּנֵי הַקְּהָתִי מִן־אֲחֵיהֶם עַל־לֶחֶם הַמַּעֲרָכֶת לְהָכִין שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּת׃

33Now these are the singers, the chiefs of Levitical clans who remained in the chambers free of other service, for they were on duty day and night.

לגוְאֵלֶּה הַמְשֹׁרְרִים רָאשֵׁי אָבוֹת לַלְוִיִּם בַּלְּשָׁכֹת פטירים [פְּטוּרִים] כִּי־יוֹמָם וָלַיְלָה עֲלֵיהֶם בַּמְּלָאכָה׃

34These were chiefs of Levitical clans, according to their lines; these chiefs lived in Yerushalayim.

לדאֵלֶּה רָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת לַלְוִיִּם לְתֹלְדוֹתָם רָאשִׁים אֵלֶּה יָשְׁבוּ בִירוּשָׁלָ ִם׃

35The father of Givon, Jeiel, lived in Givon, and the name of his wife was Maacah.

להוּבְגִבְעוֹן יָשְׁבוּ אֲבִי־גִבְעוֹן יעואל [יְעִיאֵל] וְשֵׁם אִשְׁתּוֹ מַעֲכָה׃

36His first-born son, Avdon; then Zur, Keesh, Baal, Ner, Nadav,

לווּבְנוֹ הַבְּכוֹר עַבְדּוֹן וְצוּר וְקִישׁ וּבַעַל וְנֵר וְנָדָב׃

37Gedor, Ahio, Zecharya, and Mikloth;

לזוּגְדוֹר וְאַחְיוֹ וּזְכַרְיָה וּמִקְלוֹת׃

38Mikloth begot Shimeam; and they lived in Yerushalayim opposite their kinsmen, with their kinsmen.

לחוּמִקְלוֹת הוֹלִיד אֶת־שִׁמְאָם וְאַף־הֵם נֶגֶד אֲחֵיהֶם יָשְׁבוּ בִירוּשָׁלַ ִם עִם־אֲחֵיהֶם׃

39Ner begot Keesh, Keesh begot Shaul, Shaul begot Yehonatan, Malchi-shua, Avinadav, and Eshbaal;

לטוְנֵר הוֹלִיד אֶת־קִישׁ וְקִישׁ הוֹלִיד אֶת־שָׁאוּל וְשָׁאוּל הוֹלִיד אֶת־יְהוֹנָתָן וְאֶת־מַלְכִּי־שׁוּעַ וְאֶת־אֲבִינָדָב וְאֶת־אֶשְׁבָּעַל׃

40and the son of Yehonatan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micha.

מוּבֶן־יְהוֹנָתָן מְרִיב בָּעַל וּמְרִי־בַעַל הוֹלִיד אֶת־מִיכָה׃

41The sons of Micha: Pithon, Melech, Taharea;

מאוּבְנֵי מִיכָה פִּיתוֹן וָמֶלֶךְ וְתַחְרֵעַ׃

42Achaz begot Jarah, and Jarah begot Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; Zimri begot Moza.

מבוְאָחָז הוֹלִיד אֶת־יַעְרָה וְיַעְרָה הוֹלִיד אֶת־עָלֶמֶת וְאֶת־עַזְמָוֶת וְאֶת־זִמְרִי וְזִמְרִי הוֹלִיד אֶת־מוֹצָא׃

43Moza begot Binea; his son was Rephaiah, his son Eleasah, his son Azel.

מגוּמוֹצָא הוֹלִיד אֶת־בִּנְעָא וּרְפָיָה בְנוֹ אֶלְעָשָׂה בְנוֹ אָצֵל בְּנוֹ׃

44Azel had six sons and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Ovadya, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.

מדוּלְאָצֵל שִׁשָּׁה בָנִים וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹתָם עַזְרִיקָם בֹּכְרוּ וְיִשְׁמָעֵאל וּשְׁעַרְיָה וְעֹבַדְיָה וְחָנָן אֵלֶּה בְּנֵי אָצַל׃