1 Chronicles 9
1So all Israel was listed by their families; and, truly, they are recorded in the book of the kings of Israel. And Judah was taken away as prisoners to Babylon because of their sin.
2Now the first to take up their heritage in their towns were: Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the Nethinim.
3And in Jerusalem there were living some of the sons of Judah, and of Benjamin, and of Ephraim and Manasseh;
4Uthai, the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the sons of Perez, the son of Judah.
5And of the Shilonites: Asaiah the oldest, and his sons.
6And of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel, and their brothers, six hundred and ninety.
7And of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu, the son of Meshullam, Judah, the son of Hassenuah,
8And Ibneiah, the son of Jeroham, and Elah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;
9And their brothers, in the list of their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were heads of families, listed by the names of their fathers.
10And of the priests: Jedaiah and Jehoiarib and Jachin
11And Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the ruler of the house of God;
12And Adaiah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malchijah, and Maasai, the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;
13And their brothers, heads of their families, a thousand and seven hundred and sixty: able men, doing the work of the house of God.
14And of the Levites: Shemaiah, the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
15And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah, the son of Mica, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
16And Obadiah, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah, the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who were living in the small towns of the Netophathites.
17And the door-keepers: Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their brothers: Shallum was the chief.
18Up till then they had been at the king’s door to the east. They were door-keepers for the tents of the sons of Levi.
19And Shallum, the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his family, the Korahites, were responsible for everything which had to be done in connection with the order of worship, keepers of the doors of the Tent; their fathers had had the care of the tents of the Lord, being keepers of the doorway.
20In the past Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, had been ruler over them; may the Lord be with him!
21Zechariah, the son of Meshelemiah, was keeper of the door of the Tent of meeting.
22There were two hundred and twelve whose business it was to keep the doorway. These were listed by families in the country places where they were living, whom David and Samuel the seer put in their responsible positions.
23So they and their sons had the care of the doors of the house of the Lord, the house of the Tent, as watchers.
24There were keepers of the doors on the four sides, to the east, west, north, and south.
25And their brothers, in the country places where they were living, were to come in every seven days to be with them from time to time.
26For the four chief door-keepers, who were Levites, had a special position, looking after the rooms and the store-houses of the house of God.
27Their sleeping-rooms were round the house of God, for they had the care of it, and were responsible for opening it morning by morning.
28Certain of them had the care of the vessels used in worship, to keep an account of them when they came in and when they were taken out again.
29And some of them were responsible for the holy things and for the vessels of the holy place, and the meal and the wine and the oil and the perfume and the spices.
30And some of the sons of the priests were responsible for crushing the spices.
31And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the oldest son of Shallum the Korahite, was responsible for cooking the flat cakes.
32And some of their brothers, sons of the Kohathites, were responsible for the holy bread which was put in order before the Lord, to get it ready every Sabbath.
33And these were those who had the ordering of the music and songs, heads of families of the Levites, who were living in the rooms, and were free from other work, for their work went on day and night.
34These were heads of families of the Levites in their generations, chief men; they were living at Jerusalem.
35And in Gibeon was living the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah;
36And Abdon his oldest son, and Zur and Kish and Baal and Ner and Nadab
37And Gedor and Ahio and Zechariah and Mikloth
38Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They were living with their brothers in Jerusalem opposite their brothers.
39And Ner was the father of Kish; and Kish was the father of Saul; and Saul was the father of Jonathan and Malchi-shua and Abinadab and Eshbaal.
40And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal was the father of Micah.
41And the sons of Micah: Pithon and Melech and Tahrea and Ahaz.
42And Ahaz was the father of Jarah; and Jarah was the father of Alemeth and Azmaveth and Zimri; and Zimri was the father of Moza.
43And Moza was the father of Binea; and Rephaiah was his son, Eleasah his son, Azel his son.
44And Azel had five sons, whose names are: Azrikam, his oldest son, and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah and Hanan: these were the sons of Azel.
1In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, ruler of Judah, and to Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying,
2These are the words of the Lord of armies: These people say, The time has not come for building the Lord’s house.
3Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
4Is it a time for you to be living in roofed houses while this house is a waste?
5For this cause the Lord of armies has said, Give thought to your ways.
6Much has been planted, but little got in; you take food, but have not enough; you take drink, but are not full; you are clothed, but no one is warm; and he who gets payment for his work, gets it to put it into a bag full of holes.
7This is what the Lord of armies has said: Give thought to your ways.
8Go up to the hills and get wood and put up the house; and I will take pleasure in it and be honoured, says the Lord.
9You were looking for much, and it came to little; and when you got it into your house, I took it away with a breath. Why? says the Lord of armies. Because of my house which is a waste, while every man takes care of the house which is his.
10For this cause the heaven over you is kept from giving dew, and the earth from giving her fruit.
11And by my order no rain came on the land or on the mountains or the grain or the wine or the oil or the produce of the earth or on men or cattle or on any work of man’s hands.
12Then Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all the rest of the people, gave ear to the voice of the Lord their God and to the words of Haggai the prophet, because the Lord their God had sent him, and the people were in fear before the Lord.
13Then Haggai, whom the Lord had sent to give his words to the people, said, I am with you, says the Lord.
14And the spirit of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, ruler of Judah, was moved by the Lord, as was the spirit of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the rest of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the Lord of armies, their God.
15On the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
1In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
2Say now to Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, ruler of Judah, and to Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the rest of the people,
3Who is there still among you who saw this house in its first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes as nothing?
4But now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says the Lord, and get to work: for I am with you, says the Lord of armies:
5The agreement which I made with you when you came out of Egypt, and my spirit, are with you still; have no fear.
6For this is what the Lord of armies has said: In a short time I will make a shaking of the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land;
7And I will make a shaking of all the nations, and the desired things of all nations will come: and I will make this house full of my glory, says the Lord of armies.
8The silver is mine and the gold is mine, says the Lord of armies.
9The second glory of this house will be greater than the first, says the Lord of armies: and in this place I will give peace, says the Lord of armies.
10On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying,
11These are the words of the Lord of armies: Put now a point of law to the priests, saying,
12If anyone has some holy flesh folded in the skirt of his robe, will bread or soup or wine or oil or any other food be made holy if touched by his skirt? And the priests answering said, No.
13Then Haggai said, Will any of these be made unclean by the touch of one who is unclean through touching a dead body? And the priests answering said, It will be made unclean.
14Then Haggai said, So is this people and so is this nation before me, says the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and the offering they give there is unclean.
15And now, give thought, looking back from this day to the time before one stone was put on another in the Temple of the Lord:
16How, when anyone came to a store of twenty measures, there were only ten: when anyone went to the wine-store to get fifty vessels full, there were only twenty.
17And I sent burning and wasting and a rain of ice-drops on all the works of your hands; but still you were not turned to me, says the Lord.
18And now, give thought; looking on from this day, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the time when the base of the Lord’s house was put in its place, give thought to it.
19Is the seed still in the store-house? have the vine and the fig-tree, the pomegranate and the olive-tree, still not given their fruit? from this day I will send my blessing on you.
20And the word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai, on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying,
21Say to Zerubbabel, ruler of Judah, I will make a shaking of the heavens and the earth,
22Overturning the power of kingdoms; and I will send destruction on the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; by me war-carriages will be overturned with those who are in them; and the horses and the horsemen will come down, everyone by the sword of his brother.
23In that day, says the Lord of armies, I will take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord, and will make you as a jewelled ring: for I have taken you to be mine, says the Lord of armies.
35The day after, John was there again with two of his disciples;
36And looking at Jesus while he was walking he said, See, there is the Lamb of God!
37Hearing what he said, the two disciples went after Jesus.
38And Jesus, turning round, saw them coming after him and said to them, What are you looking for? They said to him, Rabbi (which is to say, Master), where are you living? +
39He said to them, Come and see. They went with him then and saw where he was living; and they were with him all that day: it was then about the tenth hour of the day.
40Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two men who, hearing what John said, went after Jesus.
41Early in the morning he came across his brother and said to him, We have made discovery! It is the Messiah! (which is to say, the Christ).
42And he took him to Jesus. Looking at him fixedly Jesus said, You are Simon, the son of John; your name will be Cephas (which is to say, Peter).
43The day after this, Jesus had a desire to go into Galilee. He came across Philip and said to him, Come and be my disciple.
44Now Philip’s town was Beth-saida, where Andrew and Peter came from.
45Philip came across Nathanael and said to him, We have made a discovery! It is he of whom Moses, in the law, and the prophets were writing, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
46Nazareth! said Nathanael, Is it possible for any good to come out of Nazareth? Philip said to him, Come and see.
47Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him and said of him, See, here is a true son of Israel in whom there is nothing false.
48Nathanael said to him, Where did you get knowledge of me? In answer Jesus said, Before Philip was talking with you, while you were still under the fig-tree, I saw you.
49Nathanael said to him, Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are King of Israel!
50In answer Jesus said to him, You have faith because I said to you, I saw you under the fig-tree. You will see greater things than these.
51And he said to him, Truly I say to you all, You will see heaven opening and God’s angels going up and coming down on the Son of man.