1 Now athe leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem, but the rest of the people bcast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem, cthe holy city, while nine-tenths remained in the other cities.
2 And the people blessed all the men who avolunteered to live in Jerusalem.
3 aNow these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah beach lived on his own property in their cities—the 1Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the 2ctemple servants and the 3ddescendants of Solomon’s servants.
4 Some of the sons of Judah and some of the sons of Benjamin lived in Jerusalem. From the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez;
9 Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer, and Judah the son of Hassenuah was second 1in command of the city.
14 and their brothers, valiant warriors, 128. And their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of 1Haggedolim.
17 and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of 1Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the 2leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and 3Abda the son of 4Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
18 All the Levites in athe holy city were 284.
20 The rest of Israel, of the priests and of the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, each aon his own inheritance.
22 Now athe overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers for the 1service of the house of God.
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