11 Now the leaders of the people stayed in Jerusalem,z and the rest of the people cast lotsaa for one out of ten to come and live in Jerusalem, the holy city,ab while the other nine-tenths remained in their towns.ac 2 The people blessed all the men who volunteeredad to live in Jerusalem.
3 These are the heads of the province who stayed in Jerusalemae (but in the villages of Judah each lived on his own property in their townsaf—the Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants, and descendants of Solomon’s servantsag—4 while some of the descendants of Judah and Benjamin settled in Jerusalem):
Athaiah son of Uzziah, son of Zechariah, son of Amariah, son of Shephatiah, son of Mahalalel, of Perez’s descendants; 5 and Maaseiah son of Baruch, son of Col-hozeh, son of Hazaiah, son of Adaiah, son of Joiarib, son of Zechariah, a descendant of the Shilonite. 6 The total number of Perez’s descendants, who settled in Jerusalem, was 468 capable men.
Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Joed, son of Pedaiah, son of Kolaiah, son of Maaseiah, son of Ithiel, son of Jeshaiah, 8 and after him Gabbai and Sallai: 928. 9 Joel son of Zichri was the officer over them, and Judah son of Hassenuah was second in command over the city.
Jedaiah son of Joiarib, Jachin, and 11 Seraiah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the chief official of God’s temple, 12 and their relatives who did the work at the temple: 822. Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pelaliah, son of Amzi, son of Zechariah, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah 13 and his relatives, the heads of families: 242. Amashsai son of Azarel, son of Ahzai, son of Meshillemoth, son of Immer, 14 and their relatives, capable men: 128. Zabdiel son of Haggedolim, was their chief.
Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, son of Bunni; 16 and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the heads of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God; 17 Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, the oneA who began the thanksgiving in prayer;b Bakbukiah, second among his relatives; and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.c 18 All the Levites in the holy city:d 284.
Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, who guarded the city gates: 172.
20 The rest of Israel, the priests, and the Levites were in all the villages of Judah, each on his own inherited property.e 21 The temple servants lived on Ophel;f Ziha and Gishpa supervised the temple servants.
22 The leader of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, son of Hashabiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Mica, of the descendants of Asaph, who were singers for the service of God’s house. 23 There was, in fact, a command of the king regarding them, and an ordinance regulating the singers’g daily tasks. 24 Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the descendants of Zerahh son of Judah, was the king’si agentB in every matter concerning the people.
Some of Judah’s descendants lived in Kiriath-arbaj
and Dibon and their surrounding villages,k and Jekabzeel and its settlements;
26 in Jeshua, Moladah,l Beth-pelet,
27 Hazar-shual, and Beer-shebam and its surrounding villages;
28 in Ziklagn and Meconah and its surrounding villages;
30 Zanoahq and Adullam with their settlements;
and Bethelx and its surrounding villages,
34 Hadid, Zeboim,ad Neballat,
35 Lod, and Ono,ae in Craftsmen’s Valley.
About Christian Standard Bible
The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.
The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.
The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.
The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.
Copyright 2017 Holman Bible Publishers.
CSB UltraThin Reference Bible Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.
All Rights Reserved.
The text of the Christian Standard Bible may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of one-thousand (1,000) verses without the written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 50 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted. Requests for permission are to be directed to and approved in writing by Holman Bible Publishers, One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee 37234.
When the Christian Standard Bible is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:
Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.