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1 Chronicles 5 / Basic English

1. And the sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, (for he was the oldest son, but, because he made his father's bride-bed unclean, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel; but he is not to be given the place of the oldest.
2. Though Judah became stronger than his brothers, and from him came the ruler, the birthright was Joseph's:)
3. The sons of Reuben, the oldest son of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.
4. The sons of Joel: Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
5. Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son,
6. Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, took away as a prisoner: he was chief of the Reubenites.
7. And his brothers by their families, when the list of their generations was made up: the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
8. And Bela, the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who was living in Aroer, as far as Nebo and Baal-meon;
9. And to the east his limits went as far as the starting point of the waste land, ending at the river Euphrates, because their cattle were increased in number in the land of Gilead.
10. And in the days of Saul they made war on the Hagarites, and overcame them; and they put up their tents through all the land east of Gilead.
11. And the sons of Gad were living opposite to them, in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah:
12. Joel the chief, and Shapham the second, and Janai and Shaphat in Bashan;
13. And their brothers, the men of their family: Michael and Meshullam and Sheba and Jorai and Jacan and Zia and Eber, seven of them.
14. These were 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, head of their families.
16. And they were living in Gilead in Bashan, in its small towns and in all the grass-land of Sirion as far as its limits.
17. All these were listed under the names of their families, in the time of Jotham, king of Judah, and in the time of Jeroboam, king of Israel.
18. There were forty-four thousand, seven hundred and sixty of the sons of Reuben and of the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, all strong men, expert in the use of the body-cover, the sword, and the bow, and in the art of war, all able to take up arms.
19. And they went to war against the Hagarites, with Jetur and Naphish and Nodab.
20. And they were helped against them, so that the Hagarites, and those with them, were given into their power. For they sent up prayers to God in the fight, and he gave ear to them, because they put their faith in him.
21. And they took away their cattle: fifty thousand camels, two hundred and fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand asses, and a hundred thousand men.
22. And a very great number went to their death, because the war was God's purpose. And they went on living in their place till they were taken away as prisoners.
23. And the men of the half-tribe of Manasseh were living in the land: and their numbers were increased till all the land from Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and the mountain Hermon was theirs.
24. And these were the heads of their families: Epher and Ishi and Eliel and Azriel and Jeremiah and Hodaviah and Jahdiel, men of war, of great name, heads of families.
25. And they did evil against the God of their fathers, worshipping the gods of the people of the land, whom God had put to destruction before them.
26. And the God of Israel put an impulse into the heart of Pul, king of Assyria, and of Tiglath-pileser, king of Assyria, who took them away as prisoners, all the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, to Halah and Habor and Hara and to the river of Gozan, to this day.
1 Chronicles 6 / Basic English

1. The sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
2. And the sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
3. And the sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
4. Eleazar was the father of Phinehas; Phinehas was the father of Abishua;
5. And Abishua was the father of Bukki, and Bukki was the father of Uzzi,
6. And Uzzi was the father of Zerahiah, and Zerahiah was the father of Meraioth;
7. Meraioth was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub,
8. And Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Ahimaaz,
9. And Ahimaaz was the father of Azariah, and Azariah was the father of Johanan,
10. And Johanan was the father of Azariah, (he was priest in the house which Solomon put up in Jerusalem:)
11. And Azariah was the father of Amariah, and Amariah was the father of Ahitub,
12. And Ahitub was the father of Zadok, and Zadok was the father of Shallum,
13. And Shallum was the father of Hilkiah, and Hilkiah was the father of Azariah,
14. And Azariah was the father of Seraiah, and Seraiah was the father of Jehozadak;
15. And Jehozadak went as a prisoner when the Lord took away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
16. The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
17. And these are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei.
18. And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
19. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites listed by the names of their fathers.
20. Of Gershom: Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
21. Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.
22. The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
23. Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
24. Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
25. And the sons of Elkanah: Amasai and Ahimoth.
26. Elkanah his son: Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
27. Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son, Samuel his son.
28. And the sons of Samuel: the oldest Joel, and the second Abiah.
29. The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
30. Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.
31. And these are those whom David made responsible for the music in the house of the Lord, after the ark had rest.
32. They gave worship with songs before the House of the Tent of meeting, till Solomon put up the house of the Lord in Jerusalem; and they took their places for their work in their regular order.
33. And these are those who did this work, and their sons. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman, who made melody, 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. And his brother Asaph, whose place was at his right hand, Asaph, the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,
40. The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah,
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. And on the left their brothers, the sons of Merari: Ethan, the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
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. And their brothers the Levites were responsible for all the work of the Tent of the house of God.
49. But Aaron and his sons made offerings on the altar of burned offering, and on the altar of perfume, for all the work of the most holy place, and to take away the sin of Israel, doing everything ordered by Moses, the servant of God.
50. And 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, Ahimaaz his son.
54. Now these are their living-places, the limits inside which they were to put up their tents: to the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites, because they had the first selection,
55. To them they gave Hebron and its outskirts in the land of Judah;
56. But the open country of the town, and the small places round it, they gave to Caleb, the son of Jephunneh.
57. And to the sons of Aaron they gave Hebron, the town to which men might go in flight and be safe, and Libnah with its outskirts, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa with its outskirts,
58. And Hilen with its outskirts, Debir with its outskirts,
59. And Ashan with its outskirts, and Beth-shemesh with its outskirts;
60. And from the tribe of Benjamin: Geba with its outskirts, and Alemeth with its outskirts, and Anathoth with its outskirts. All their towns among their families were thirteen towns.
61. And to the rest of the sons of Kohath there were given by the Lord's decision ten towns out of the families of the tribe of Ephraim and out of the tribe of Dan and out of the half-tribe of Manasseh.
62. And to the sons of Gershom, by their families, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen towns.
63. And to the sons of Merari, by their families, twelve towns were given by the Lord's decision, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun.
64. And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the towns with their outskirts.
65. And they gave by the Lord's decision out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these towns whose names are given.
66. And to the families of the sons of Kohath were given towns by the Lord's decision out of the tribe of Ephraim.
67. And they gave them the town to which men might go in flight and be safe, Shechem in the hill-country of Ephraim with its outskirts, and Gezer with its outskirts,
68. And Jokmeam with its outskirts, and Beth-horon with its outskirts,
69. And Aijalon with its outskirts, and Gath-rimmon with its outskirts;
70. And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Aner with its outskirts, and Bileam with its outskirts, for the rest of the family of the sons of Kohath.
71. To the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its outskirts, and Ashtaroth with its outskirts;
72. And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kedesh with its outskirts, and Daberath with its outskirts,
73. And Ramoth with its outskirts, and Anem with its outskirts;
74. And out of the tribe of Asher, Mashal with its outskirts, and Abdon with its outskirts,
75. And Hukok with its outskirts, and Rehob with its outskirts;
76. And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with its outskirts, and Hammon with its outskirts, and Kiriathaim with its outskirts.
77. To the rest of the Levites, the sons of Merari, were given, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Rimmono with its outskirts, Tabor with its outskirts;
78. And on the other side of Jordan, at Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them, out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the waste land with its outskirts, and Jahzah with its outskirts,
79. And Kedemoth with its outskirts, and Mephaath with its outskirts;
80. And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with its outskirts, and Mahanaim with its outskirts,
81. And Heshbon with its outskirts, and Jazer with its outskirts.
Proverbs 14 / Basic English

1. Wisdom is building her house, but the foolish woman is pulling it down with her hands.
2. He who goes on his way in righteousness has before him the fear of the Lord; but he whose ways are twisted gives him no honour.
3. In the mouth of the foolish man is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will keep them safe.
4. Where there are no oxen, their food-place is clean; but much increase comes through the strength of the ox.
5. A true witness does not say what is false, but a false witness is breathing out deceit.
6. The hater of authority, searching for wisdom, does not get it; but knowledge comes readily to the open-minded man.
7. Go away from the foolish man, for you will not see the lips of knowledge.
8. The wisdom of the man of good sense makes his way clear; but the unwise behaviour of the foolish is deceit.
9. In the tents of those hating authority there is error, but in the house of the upright man there is grace.
10. No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy.
11. The house of the sinner will be overturned, but the tent of the upright man will do well.
12. There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
13. Even while laughing the heart may be sad; and after joy comes sorrow.
14. He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings.
15. The simple man has faith in every word, but the man of good sense gives thought to his footsteps.
16. The wise man, fearing, keeps himself from evil; but the foolish man goes on in his pride, with no thought of danger.
17. He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.
18. Foolish behaviour is the heritage of the simple, but men of good sense are crowned with knowledge.
19. The knees of the evil are bent before the good; and sinners go down in the dust at the doors of the upright.
20. The poor man is hated even by his neighbour, but the man of wealth has numbers of friends.
21. He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.
22. Will not the designers of evil come into error? But mercy and good faith are for the designers of good.
23. In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.
24. Their wisdom is a crown to the wise, but their foolish behaviour is round the head of the unwise.
25. A true witness is the saviour of lives; but he who says false things is a cause of deceit.
26. For him in whose heart is the fear of the Lord there is strong hope: and his children will have a safe place.
27. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, by which one may be turned from the nets of death.
28. A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction.
29. He who is slow to be angry has great good sense; but he whose spirit is over-quick gives support to what is foolish.
30. A quiet mind is the life of the body, but envy is a disease in the bones.
31. He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.
32. The sinner is overturned in his evil-doing, but the upright man has hope in his righteousness.
33. Wisdom has her resting-place in the mind of the wise, but she is not seen among the foolish.
34. By righteousness a nation is lifted up, but sin is a cause of shame to the peoples.
35. The king has pleasure in a servant who does wisely, but his wrath is against him who is a cause of shame.