The Leaders in Jerusalem
1Now the leaders of the people #[1 Chr. 9:3] lived in Jerusalem. And the rest of the people #ch. 10:34 cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem #ver. 18; Isa. 48:2; 52:1; Matt. 4:5; 27:53the holy city, while nine out of ten#11:1 Hebrew nine hands remained in the other towns. 2And the people blessed all the men #[Judg. 5:9; 2 Chr. 17:16]who willingly offered to live in Jerusalem.
3 # For ver. 3-19, see 1 Chr. 9:2-34 These are the chiefs of the province who lived in Jerusalem; but in the towns of Judah #ver. 20 everyone lived on his property in their towns: Israel, the priests, the Levites, #Ezra 2:43 the temple servants, #Ezra 2:55and the descendants of Solomon’s servants. 4And in Jerusalem lived certain of the sons of Judah and of the sons of Benjamin. Of the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, son of Zechariah, son of Amariah, son of Shephatiah, son of Mahalalel, of the sons of #[Gen. 38:29]Perez; 5and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, son of Col-hozeh, son of Hazaiah, son of Adaiah, son of Joiarib, son of Zechariah, son of the Shilonite. 6All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 valiant men.
7And these are the sons of Benjamin: Sallu the son of Meshullam, son of Joed, son of Pedaiah, son of Kolaiah, son of Maaseiah, son of Ithiel, son of Jeshaiah, 8and his brothers, men of valor, 928.#11:8 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew Jeshaiah, and after him Gabbai, Sallai, 928 9Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer; and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second over the city.
10Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin, 11Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, ruler of the house of God, 12and their brothers who did the work of the house, 822; and Adaiah the son of Jeroham, son of Pelaliah, son of Amzi, son of Zechariah, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah, 13and his brothers, heads of fathers’ houses, 242; and Amashsai, the son of Azarel, son of Ahzai, son of Meshillemoth, son of Immer, 14and their brothers, mighty men of valor, 128; their overseer was Zabdiel the son of Haggedolim.
15And of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, son of Bunni; 16and Shabbethai and #Ezra 8:33 Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were over #1 Chr. 26:29the outside work of the house of God; 17and #ch. 12:8, 24Mattaniah the son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who was the leader of the praise,#11:17 Compare Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew beginning who gave thanks, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun. 18All the Levites in #See ver. 1the holy city were 284.
19The gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were 172. 20And the rest of Israel, and of the priests and the Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, #ver. 3every one in his inheritance. 21#ch. 3:26But the temple servants lived on Ophel; and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.
22The overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, son of Hashabiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the work of the house of God. 23#Ezra 6:8, 9; 7:20 For there was a command from the king concerning them, and a fixed provision for the singers, #ch. 12:47; 2 Chr. 31:16as every day required. 24And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabel, of the sons of Zerah the son of Judah, was at the king’s side#11:24 Hebrew hand in all matters concerning the people.
Villages Outside Jerusalem
25And as for the villages, with their fields, some of the people of Judah lived in #Josh. 14:15; 21:11Kiriath-arba and its villages, and in Dibon and its villages, and in Jekabzeel and its villages, 26and in Jeshua and in Moladah and Beth-pelet, 27in Hazar-shual, in Beersheba and its villages, 28in Ziklag, in Meconah and its villages, 29in En-rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth, 30Zanoah, Adullam, and their villages, Lachish and its fields, and Azekah and its villages. So they encamped from Beersheba to #See Josh. 15:8the Valley of Hinnom. 31The people of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash, Aija, Bethel and its villages, 32Anathoth, Nob, Ananiah, 33Hazor, Ramah, Gittaim, 34Hadid, Zeboim, Neballat, 35Lod, and #ch. 6:2; 1 Chr. 8:12Ono, the valley of craftsmen. 36And certain divisions of the Levites in Judah were assigned to Benjamin.