1 Chronicles 4–6

1 The sons of Judah were

Perez, Hezron, Karmi, Hur, and Shobal.

2 Reaiah the son of Shobal became the father of Jahath, and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and Lahad. These are the families of the Zorathites.

3 These were the sons of the father of Etam:

Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash. The name of their sister was Hazzelelponi. 4 Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer was the father of Hushah.

These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.

5 Ashhur the father of Tekoa had two wives: Helah and Naarah.

6 Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.

7 The sons of Helah were

Zereth, Zohar, and Ethnan. 8 Koz became the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum.

9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in hardship.” 10 Then Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh, that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my territory, that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that it may not bring me hardship!” So God granted what he asked.

11 Kelub the brother of Shuhah became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton. 12 Eshton became the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah the father of Ir Nahash. These were the men of Rekah.

13 The sons of Kenaz were

Othniel and Seraiah,

and the sons of Othniel were

Hathath and Meonothai. 14 Meonothai became the father of Ophrah,

and Seraiah became the father of Joab,

the father of Ge Harashim, for they were craftsmen.

15 The sons of Caleb the son of Jephunneh were

Iru, Elah, and Naam,

and the son of Elah was


16 The sons of Jehallelel were

Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.

17 The sons of Ezrah were

Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon, and Mered’s wife bore Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa. 18 His Judean wife bore Jered the father of Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah. So these were the sons of Bithiah the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered took.

19 The sons of his wife Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were

the father of Keilah the Garmite and Eshtemoa the Maakathite.

20 The sons of Shimon were

Amnon, Rinnah, Ben-Hanan, and Tilon.

And the sons of Ishi were

Zoheth and Ben-Zoheth.

21 The sons of Shelah the son of Judah were

Er the father of Lekah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, the families of the house of workers of fine linen at Beth Ashbea; 22 Jokim, the men of Kozeba, Joash, Saraph, who was lord in Moab, and Jashubi Lehem (these records are ancient). 23 They were the potters, those dwelling at Netaim and Gederah (they dwelt there with the king for his work).

24 The sons of Simeon were

Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul,

25 Shallum his son, Mibsam his son, and Mishma his son.

26 The sons of Mishma were

Hammuel his son, Zakkur his son, and Shimei his son.

27 Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family multiply as much as the sons of Judah. 28 Now they dwelt in Beersheba, Moladah, and Hazar Shual 29 as well as in Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad, 30 Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag, 31 Beth Markaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri, and Shaaraim. These were their cities until the reign of David. 32 Their villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token, and Ashan, five cities in all, 33 and all the villages that were around these cities as far as Baal. Such are their inhabited cities, and those registered to them were 34 Meshobab, Jamlech, and Joshah the son of Amaziah; 35 Joel, and Jehu the son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel; 36 Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah; 37 Ziza the son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.

38 These mentioned by name were leaders in their families, and their fathers’ houses increased greatly. 39 They went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 There they found rich, good pasture, and the land was wide, quiet, and peaceful; for former inhabitants there belonged to Ham.

41 In the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, those written by name came and attacked their tents, along with the Meunites who were found there, and utterly destroyed them until this day. Then they dwelt there in their place because there was pasture for their flocks there. 42 Now some of them, namely five hundred men from the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their captains. 43 Then they struck down the rest of the Amalekites who had escaped. So they have dwelt there until this day.

Chapter 5

1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel (for he was the firstborn, but since he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2 though Judah prevailed over his brothers and a ruler came from him, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph), 3 the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were

Hanok, Pallu, Hezron, and Karmi.

4 The sons of Joel were

Shemaiah his son, Gog his son,

Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son,

Reaiah his son, Baal his son,

6 and Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser the king of Assyria led into exile. He was a leader of the Reubenites.

7 His brothers according to their families by the registration of their generations were

Jeiel, the first, and Zechariah; 8 Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even as far as Nebo and Baal Meon. 9 And he dwelt toward the east as far as the entrance to the wilderness from the Euphrates, for their cattle were abundant in the land of Gilead.

10 Now in the days of Saul, they made war with the Hagrites, who fell by their hand, and they dwelt in their tents over all the eastern plains of Gilead.

11 The sons of Gad dwelt opposite them in the land of Bashan as far as Salekah.

12 Joel was the first, Shapham the second, with Janai and Shaphat in Bashan.

13 Their brothers of their father’s house were

Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jakan, Zia, and Eber, seven in all.

14 These are the sons of Abihail, the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;

15 Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, was the head of their father’s house.

16 They dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the outlands of Sharon to the edge of their borders.

17 All of them were registered by genealogy in the days of Jotham king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.

18 The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh numbered forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty valiant men, men able to bear shield and sword, to shoot with a bow, and who were skillful in battle, who went to war. 19 They made war with the Hagrites, namely Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab. 20 They were helped against them, and the Hagrites and all who were with them were delivered into their hand, for they cried to God in the battle, and He heard their prayer because they trusted in Him. 21 They captured their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, two thousand donkeys, and one hundred thousand men. 22 So many fell slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their place until the exile.

23 The children of the half-tribe of Manasseh also dwelt in the land. They increased from Bashan as far as Baal Hermon and Senir, even to Mount Hermon.

24 These were the heads of their fathers’ houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, men of reputation, and heads of their fathers’ houses. 25 They were unfaithful to the God of their fathers and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had wiped out before them. 26 So the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul the king of Assyria, even the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and he led the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into exile and brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the river of Gozan to this day.

Chapter 6

1 The sons of Levi were

Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

2 The sons of Kohath were

Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

3 The children of Amram were

Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.

The sons of Aaron were

Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

4 Eleazar became the father of Phinehas, Phinehas the father of Abishua,

5 Abishua the father of Bukki, and Bukki the father of Uzzi.

6 Uzzi became the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah the father of Meraioth.

7 Meraioth became the father of Amariah, and Amariah father of Ahitub.

8 Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok father of Ahimaaz.

9 Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah, and Azariah father of Johanan.

10 Johanan became the father of Azariah (he was the one who ministered as a priest in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem).

11 Azariah became the father of Amariah, and Amariah the father of Ahitub.

12 Ahitub became the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Shallum.

13 Shallum became the father of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah the father of Azariah.

14 Azariah became the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah of Jehozadak.

15 Jehozadak went into exile when the Lord led Judah and Jerusalem into exile by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi were

Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.

17 These are the names of the sons of Gershom:

Libni and Shimei.

18 The sons of Kohath were

Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

19 The sons of Merari were

Mahli and Mushi.

Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.

20 Of Gershom were

Libni his son, Jahath his son,

Zimmah his son, 21 Joah his son,

Iddo his son, Zerah his son,

and Jeatherai his son.

22 The sons of Kohath were

Amminadab his son, Korah his son,

Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son,

Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,

24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son,

Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

25 The sons of Elkanah were

Amasai and Ahimoth.

26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were Zophai his son,

Nahath his son, 27 Eliab his son,

Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son.

28 The sons of Samuel were

the firstborn Joel and Abijah.

29 The sons of Merari were

Mahli, Libni his son,

Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son,

and Asaiah his son.

31 These are the ones whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the ark rested there. 32 Now they were ministering before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting with singing until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they were arranged by their order according to their service.

33 These are the ones standing in order with their sons.

Of the sons of the Kohathites were

Heman the singer,

the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,

34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,

the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,

35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah,

the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel,

the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,

37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir,

the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,

38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath,

the son of Levi, the son of Israel.

39 His brother Asaph, the one standing at his right hand, was

Asaph the son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea,

40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah,

the son of Malkijah, 41 the son of Ethni,

the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,

42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah,

the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath,

the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

44 Of the sons of Merari, their brothers, standing on the left hand was

Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi,

the son of Malluk, 45 the son of Hashabiah,

the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,

46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani,

the son of Shemer, 47 the son of Mahli,

the son of Mushi, the son of Merari,

the son of Levi.

48 Their brothers the Levites also were appointed for all kinds of service to the tabernacle of the house of God. 49 But Aaron and his sons were making sacrifices on the altar of the burnt offering and on the altar of incense for all the work of the Most Holy Place and to make atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

50 Now these are the sons of Aaron:

Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son,

Abishua his son, 51 Bukki his son,

Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,

52 Meraioth his son, Amariah his son,

Ahitub his son, 53 Zadok his son,

and Ahimaaz his son.

54 And these are their dwelling places according to their walled settlements in their territory, for they were given to them, namely to the sons of Aaron and to the families of the Kohathites, by lot.

55 They gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and its surrounding outlands. 56 But the open fields of the city, and its villages, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

57 To the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah with the cities of refuge: Hebron and Libnah with its outlands, Jattir and Eshtemoa with their outlands, 58 Hilen with its outlands, Debir with its outlands, 59 Ashan with its outlands, and Beth Shemesh with its outlands. 60 From the tribe of Benjamin, they gave Geba with its outlands, Alemeth with its outlands, and Anathoth with its outlands.

All their cities throughout their families were thirteen.

61 To the sons of Kohath, those remaining from the family of that tribe, they gave ten cities by lot from half the tribe of Manasseh.

62 To the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, they gave from the tribe of Issachar, from the tribe of Asher, from the tribe of Naphtali, and from the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities in all.

63 To the sons of Merari, throughout their families, they gave by lot from the tribe of Reuben, from the tribe of Gad, and from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities in all.

64 Thus, the sons of Israel gave cities with their outlands to the Levites. 65 They gave by lot from the tribe of the sons of Judah, and from the tribe of the sons of Simeon, and from the tribe of the sons of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.

66 Then some from the families of the sons of Kohath received cities for their territory from the tribe of Ephraim.

67 They gave to them with the cities of refuge: Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim with its outlands, Gezer with its outlands, 68 Jokmeam with its outlands, Beth Horon with its outlands, 69 Aijalon with its outlands, and Gath Rimmon with its outlands.

70 Also the half-tribe of Manasseh gave Aner with its outlands and Bileam with its outlands for the remaining family of the sons of Kohath.

71 To the sons of Gershom, the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh gave Golan in Bashan with its outlands and Ashtaroth with its outlands.

72 From the tribe of Issachar, they received Kedesh with its outlands, Daberath with its outlands, 73 Ramoth with its outlands, and Anem with its outlands.

74 From the tribe of Asher, they received Mashal with its outlands, Abdon with its outlands, 75 Hukok with its outlands, and Rehob with its outlands.

76 From the tribe of Naphtali, they received Kedesh in Galilee with its outlands, Hammon with its outlands, and Kiriathaim with its outlands.

77 To the remaining sons of Merari, the tribe of Zebulun gave Rimmono with its outlands and Tabor with its outlands.

78 Then on the other side of the Jordan opposite Jericho, to the east of the Jordan, from the tribe of Reuben they were given Bezer in the wilderness with its outlands, Jahzah with its outlands, 79 Kedemoth with its outlands, and Mephaath with its outlands.

80 And from the tribe of Gad, they received Ramoth in Gilead with its outlands, Mahanaim with its outlands, 81 Heshbon with its outlands, and Jazer with its outlands.

John 6:1–21

1 After these things Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 And a great crowd followed Him, because they saw His signs which He did for the sick. 3 Then Jesus went up on a mountain, and He sat there with His disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.

5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming to Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?” 6 He said this to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for each of them to receive but a little.”

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fish. But what are they among so many?”

10 Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, numbering about five thousand. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those who were sitting down; and likewise, they distributed the fish, as much as they wanted.

12 When they were filled, He told His disciples, “Collect the fragments that remain, that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they collected them and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

14 When those men saw the sign which He had done, they then said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Therefore, knowing that they would come and take Him by force to make Him king, Jesus departed again to a mountain by Himself alone.

16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea. 17 They got into a boat and went across the sea toward Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. 18 The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing. 19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat. And they were afraid. 20 But He said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” 21 Then they gladly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.