'Families' in the Bible
These are the names of Esau’s chiefs,according to their families and their localities,by their names:Chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
Since the midwives feared God, He gave them families.
These are the heads of their fathers’ families:The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel:Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi.These are the clans of Reuben.
Aaron’s son Eleazar marriedone of the daughters of Putieland she bore him Phinehas.These are the heads of the Levite families by their clans.
He said to them, “May Yahweh be with you if I ever let you and your families go! Look out—you are planning evil.
Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, “Go, worship Yahweh. Even your families may go with you; only your flocks and herds must stay behind.”
Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select an animal from the flock according to your families, and slaughter the Passover animal.
The Israelites traveled from Rameses to Succoth, about 600,000 soldiers on foot, besides their families.
You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you—those born in your land. These may become your property.
The family leaders from the clan of the descendants of Gilead—the son of Machir, son of Manasseh—who were from the clans of the sons of Joseph, approached and addressed Moses and the leaders who were over the Israelite families.
He had the clans of Judah come forward, and the Zerahite clan was selected. He had the Zerahite clan come forward by heads of families, and Zabdi was selected.
The Israelites received these portions that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the Israelite tribes gave them in the land of Canaan.
These were the portions that Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families distributed to the Israelite tribes by lot at Shiloh in the Lord’s presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing up the land.
The heads of the Levite families approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the families of the Israelite tribes.
They sent 10 leaders with him—one family leader for each tribe of Israel. All of them were heads of their families among the clans of Israel.
and the families of Kiriath-jearim—the Ithrites, Puthites, Shumathites, and Mishraites. The Zorathites and Eshtaolites descended from these.
and the families of scribes who lived in Jabez—the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came from Hammath, the father of Rechab’s family.
Reaiah son of Shobal fathered Jahath, and Jahath fathered Ahumai and Lahad.These were the families of the Zorathites.
Koz fathered Anub, Zobebah, and the families of Aharhel son of Harum.
The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, the families of the guild of linen workers at Beth-ashbea,
these mentioned by name were leaders in their families. Their ancestral houses increased greatly.
His relatives by their families as they are recorded in their genealogy:Jeiel the chief, Zechariah,
These were the heads of their ancestral houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were brave warriors, famous men, and heads of their ancestral houses.
Merari’s sons: Mahli and Mushi.These are the Levites’ families according to their fathers:
From the tribe of Benjamin they were given Geba and its pasturelands, Alemeth and its pasturelands, and Anathoth and its pasturelands. They had 13 towns in all among their families.
The Gershomites were assigned 13 towns from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh in Bashan according to their families.
The Merarites were assigned by lot 12 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun according to their families.
Some of the families of the Kohathites were given towns from the tribe of Ephraim for their territory:
From half the tribe of Manasseh, Aner and its pasturelands, and Bileam and its pasturelands were given to the rest of the families of the Kohathites.
The Gershomites received:Golan in Bashan and its pasturelands, and Ashtaroth and its pasturelands from the families of half the tribe of Manasseh.
Their tribesmen who were warriors belonging to all the families of Issachar totaled 87,000 in their genealogies.
All these sons of Jediael listed by heads of families were warriors; there were 17,200 who could serve in the army.
These were Ehud’s sons, who were the heads of the families living in Geba and who were deported to Manahath:
Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of families.
Beriah and Shema, who were the heads of families of Aijalon’s residents and who drove out the residents of Gath,
These were heads of families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.
The singers, the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.
These were the heads of the Levite families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.
He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levite families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves so that you may bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it.
Ascribe to the Lord, families of the peoples,ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Shimei’s sons: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran—three. Those were the heads of the families of Ladan.
These were the sons of Levi by their ancestral houses—the heads of families, according to their registration by name in the headcount—20 years old or more, who worked in the service of the Lord’s temple.
The secretary, Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king and the officers, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites. One ancestral house was taken for Eleazar, and then one for Ithamar.
They also cast lots the same way as their relatives the sons of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites—the family heads and their younger brothers alike.
From the sons of Ladan, who were the sons of the Gershonites through Ladan and were the heads of families belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
This Shelomith and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries of what had been dedicated by King David, by the heads of families who were the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and by the army commanders.
There were among Jerijah’s relatives, 2,700 capable men who were heads of families. King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh as overseers in every matter relating to God and the king.
This is the list of the Israelites, the heads of families, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in every matter to do with the divisions that were on rotated military duty each month throughout the year. There were 24,000 in each division:
Then Solomon spoke to all Israel, to the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, to the judges, and to every leader in all Israel—the heads of the families.
These are their numbers according to their ancestral families. For Judah, the commanders of thousands:Adnah the commander and 300,000 brave warriors with him;
Jehoshaphat also appointed in Jerusalem some of the Levites and priests and some of the heads of the Israelite families for deciding the Lord’s will and for settling disputes of the residents of Jerusalem.
They made a circuit throughout Judah. They gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah and the heads of the families of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
The total number of heads of families was 2,600 brave warriors.
They distributed also to those recorded by genealogy of the priests by their ancestral families and the Levites 20 years old and above, by their responsibilities in their divisions;
The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their families and ancestry were Israelite:
they approached Zerubbabel and the leaders of the families and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we also worship your God and have been sacrificing to Him since the time King Esar-haddon of Assyria brought us here.”
But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the other leaders of Israel’s families answered them, “You may have no part with us in building a house for our God, since we alone must build it for Yahweh, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us.”
Guard them carefully until you weigh them out in the chambers of the Lord’s house before the leading priests, Levites, and heads of the Israelite families in Jerusalem.”
So I stationed people behind the lowest sections of the wall, at the vulnerable areas. I stationed them by families with their swords, spears, and bows.
The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but were unable to prove that their families and ancestors were Israelite:
and his relatives, the leaders of families: 242. Amashsai son of Azarel, son of Ahzai, son of Meshillemoth, son of Immer,
In the days of Joiakim, the leaders of the priestly families were: Meraiah of Seraiah, Hananiah of Jeremiah,
In the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua, the leaders of the families of the Levites and priests were recorded while Darius the Persian ruled.
Levi’s descendants, the leaders of families, were recorded in the Book of the Historical Records during the days of Johanan son of Eliashib.
All the ends of the earth will rememberand turn to the Lord.All the families of the nationswill bow down before You,
Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples,ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
But He lifts the needy out of their sufferingand makes their families multiply like flocks.
Hear the word of the Lord, house of Jacoband all families of the house of Israel.
Pour out Your wrath on the nationsthat don’t recognize Youand on the familiesthat don’t call on Your name,for they have consumed Jacob;they have consumed him and finished him offand made his homeland desolate.
I am going to send for all the families of the north’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘and send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will bring them against this land, against its residents, and against all these surrounding nations, and I will completely destroy them and make them a desolation, a derision, and ruins forever.
“At that time”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be My people.”
“Have you not noticed what these people have said? They say, ‘The Lord has rejected the two families He had chosen.’ My people are treated with contempt and no longer regarded as a nation among them.
all the remaining families, every family by itself, and their women by themselves.
Should any of the families of the earth not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, rain will not fall on them.
You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors, saying to Abraham, And all the families of the earth will be blessed through your offspring.
Look! He is coming with the clouds,and every eye will see Him,including those who pierced Him.And all the families of the earthwill mourn over Him.This is certain. Amen.