1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles

The author of 1 Chronicles is unknown, but Jewish tradition assigns the authorship to Ezra. The books of Chronicles were originally one book in the Hebrew text. They became separated into two books by the translators of the Greek version of the Old Testament. These translators gave the books a title meaning “Things Left Behind” – that is, details not included in Samuel and Kings. The Hebrew title, “Daily Matters,” like the English title “Chronicles”, reveals the most important daily affairs in the lives of Israel’s kings. The theme of Chronicles records how Judah and the people of God responded to the standards revealed by the LORD GOD, and places special focus on the covenant with David.

1 Chronicles 1

1:1-4 Descendants of Adam
1:5-7 Descendants of Japheth
1:8-16 Descendants of Ham
1:17-23 Descendants of Shem
1:24-27 Shem’s line to Abraham
1:28-33 Descendants of Ishmael and Keturah
1:34-54 Descendants of Esau

1 Chronicles 2

2:1-2 The sons of Israel
2:3-55 Descendants of Judah

1 Chronicles 3

3:1-9 Descendants of David
3:10-24 Descendants of Solomon

1 Chronicles 4

4:1-23 Descendants of Judah
4:24-43 Descendants of Simeon

1 Chronicles 5

5:1-10 Descendants of Reuben
5:11-17 Descendants of Gad
5:18-26 History of the two and a half tribes

1 Chronicles 6

6:1-30 Descendants of Levi
6:31-48 The temple singers and keepers
6:49-53 Descendants of Aaron
6:54-81 Cities of the Levites

1 Chronicles 7

7:1-5 Descendants of Issachar
7:6-12 Descendants of Benjamin
7:13 Descendants of Naphtali
7:14-19 Descendants of Manasseh
7:20-29 Descendants of Ephraim
7:30-40 Descendants of Asher

1 Chronicles 8

8:1-32 Descendants of Benjamin
8:33-40 Descendants of Saul

1 Chronicles 9

9:1-9 The genealogies of Israel and Judah
9:10-34 Priests and Levites in Jerusalem
9:35-44 Genealogy of Saul

1 Chronicles 10

10:1-14 The death of Saul and his sons

1 Chronicles 11

11:1-3 David made king over all Israel
11:4-9 David captures Zion
11:10-47 The mighty men of David

1 Chronicles 12

12:1-40 The army of David

1 Chronicles 13

13:1-8 David’s desire to remove the ark
13:9-14 Uzza is smitten

1 Chronicles 14

14:1-2 Hiram’s kindness to David
14:3-7 Children born to David in Jerusalem
14:8-17 David’s victories over the Philistines

1 Chronicles 15

15:1-29 David brings the ark to Jerusalem
1 Chronicles 16

16:1-6 David’s sacrifice and thanks
16:7-36 David’s psalm of thanksgiving
16:37-43 The Levites appointed for the ark

1 Chronicles 17

17:1-15 God’s covenant with David
17:16-27 David’s prayer and thanksgiving

1 Chronicles 18

18:1-17 David extends his kingdom

1 Chronicles 19

19:1-5 David’s messengers humiliated
19:6-15 David defeats Ammon
19:16-19 David defeats the Syrians

1 Chronicles 20

20:1-3 Joab and David capture Rabbah
20:4-8 The Philistine giants slain

1 Chronicles 21

21:1-6 David numbers Israel and Judah
21:7-17 David chooses his punishment
21:18-30 David builds an altar

1 Chronicles 22

22:1-5 David’s preparation for the temple
22:6-19 David’s instructions to Solomon

1 Chronicles 23

23:1 David makes Solomon king
23:2-23 Divisions and duties of the Levites
23:24-32 New office of the Levites

1 Chronicles 24

24:1-19 Aaron’s sons divided into twenty-four lots
24:20-25 The divisions of the Kohathites
24:26-31 The divisions of the Merarites

1 Chronicles 25

25:1-31 The divisions of the musicians

1 Chronicles 26

26:1-32 The porters and overseers

1 Chronicles 27

27:1-34 The officers of the kingdom

1 Chronicles 28

28:1-8 David’s counsel to Israel
28:9-21 David encourages Solomon to build the temple

1 Chronicles 29

29:1-9 David exhorts the people
29:10-19 David’s thanksgiving and prayer
29:20-25 Solomon made king
29:26-30 The death of David