The First Book of the Chronicles

1 Chronicles 

Chapter 1

The genealogies and family ties from Adam to Abraham are given—The posterity of Abraham is listed.

Chapter 2

The descendants of Israel, Judah, Jesse, Caleb, and others are listed.

Chapter 3

David’s sons are named—The successors of Solomon to Jeconiah and beyond are listed.

Chapter 4

The families and descendants of Judah, Simeon, and others are chronicled—Various princes in their families are named.

Chapter 5

The sons of Joseph received Reuben’s birthright—Judah and his descendants became rulers in Israel—The line of Reuben down to the captivity is given—The Assyrians carry the Reubenites, Gadites, and half of Manasseh into captivity.

Chapter 6

The sons of Levi, including David’s singers, are listed—The responsibilities of Aaron and his descendants are given—Levite cities are designated in the areas of the various tribes.

Chapter 7

The sons and families are named for Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher.

Chapter 8

The sons and chief men of Benjamin are named.

Chapter 9

The inhabitants of Jerusalem are listed—The responsibilities of the Levites and the areas where they are to serve are listed—The family of Saul is named.

Chapter 10

The Philistines defeat Israel—Saul dies for his transgressions.

Chapter 11

David is anointed king in Hebron—He takes Zion, the City of David—His valiant warriors are named and their deeds recounted.

Chapter 12

David’s mighty men are cataloged—The armies of the tribes of Israel join David at Hebron—Israel rejoices because of King David.

Chapter 13

David fetches the ark from Kirjath-jearim—Uzza is slain by the Lord when he steadies the ark—The house of Obed-edom prospers because they care for the ark.

Chapter 14

David marries wives, begets children, and defeats the Philistines; his fame spreads to all nations.

Chapter 15

David prepares a place for the ark—The Levites bring the ark to Jerusalem—They sing and minister before the Lord.

Chapter 16

People offer sacrifices and praise the Lord—David delivers a psalm of thanksgiving—He praises the Lord—Asaph, Obed-edom, Zadok, and others minister before the Lord.

Chapter 17

Nathan first approves David’s building of a house of the Lord, then restrains him—David’s son will build the temple—The triumph of Israel is foretold—David thanks the Lord for His goodness to Israel.

Chapter 18

David subdues all the adversaries of Israel and reigns in justice over the people.

Chapter 19

The Ammonites insult David’s messengers and plan war against Israel—David defeats the Ammonites and the Syrians.

Chapter 20

The Ammonites are overcome—Israel defeats the Philistines.

Chapter 21

David sins by numbering Israel—The Lord sends pestilence upon the people—David offers sacrifices and the plague is stayed.

Chapter 22

David prepares gold, silver, brass, iron, stone, and cedar wood for the temple—He charges Solomon to do the work of building it.

Chapter 23

Solomon is made king—The Levites are numbered and assigned their various religious duties.

Chapter 24

The sons of Aaron and the rest of the sons of Levi are divided into groups and assigned their duties by lot.

Chapter 25

The Levite singers and musicians are assigned their duties by lot.

Chapter 26

The Levites are assigned as porters—They have charge of the treasures, serve as officers and judges, and conduct the outward business pertaining to the Israelites.

Chapter 27

The officers who serve the king are named—The princes of the tribes of Israel are set forth.

Chapter 28

David assembles the leaders of Israel—Solomon is appointed to build the temple—David exhorts Solomon and the people to keep the commandments—David gives Solomon the pattern and materials for the temple.

Chapter 29

All Israel makes a liberal offering for the temple—David blesses and praises the Lord and instructs the people—David dies—Solomon reigns as king—The books of Nathan and Gad are mentioned.