'Relatives' in the Bible
Jabez enjoyed more honor than his relatives his mother named him Jabez, she said, "because I bore him in pain."
Shimei had 16 sons and six daughters, but his relatives did not have many children, nor did their entire family multiply like the Judeans did.
Even though Judah became prominent among his relatives that is, the Commander-in-chief will be his descendant nevertheless the right of the firstborn went to Joseph.)
His relatives by their families as they are recorded in their genealogy: Jeiel the chief, Zechariah,
Their relatives according to their ancestral houses: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber-seven.
On the left, their relatives were Merari's sons: Ethan son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch,
Their relatives the Levites were assigned to all the service of the tabernacle, God's temple.
Their relatives among all the families of Issachar were mighty men of valor, enrolled by genealogy, in all 87,000.
Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, and his relatives came to comfort him.
and Mikloth who fathered Shimeah. These also lived opposite their relatives in Jerusalem, with their [other] relatives.
and from the sons of Zerah: Jeuel and 690 of their relatives.
and 956 of their relatives according to their genealogical records. All these men were heads of their ancestral houses.
and 1,760 of their relatives, the heads of households. They were capable men employed in the ministry of God's temple.
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief;
Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah and his relatives from his household, the Korahites, were assigned to guard the thresholds of the tent. Their ancestors had been assigned to the Lord's camp as guardians of the entrance.
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to be with them seven days,
Some of the Kohathites' relatives were responsible for preparing the rows of the bread [of the Presence] every Sabbath.
Mikloth fathered Shimeam. These also lived opposite their relatives in Jerusalem with their [other] relatives.
They were archers who, using either their right or left hand, could [throw] stones [with a sling] or [shoot] arrows with a bow. They were Saul's relatives from Benjamin:
From the Benjaminites, the relatives of Saul: 3,000 (up to that time the majority of the Benjaminites maintained their allegiance to the house of Saul).
From the Issacharites, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do: 200 chiefs with all their relatives under their command.
They were there with David for three days, eating and drinking, for their relatives had provided for them.
And also their relatives, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, on camels, on mules, and on oxen--provisions of flour, cakes of figs, raisin cakes, wine and oil, cattle and sheep in abundance, for [there was] great joy in Israel.
Then he said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you, and if this is from the Lord our God, let us spread out and send the message to the rest of our relatives in all the districts of Israel, including the priests and Levites in their cities with pasturelands, that they should gather together with us.
From the Kohathites, Uriel the leader and 120 of his relatives;
from the Merarites, Asaiah the leader and 220 of his relatives;
from the Gershomites, Joel the leader and 130 of his relatives;
from the Elizaphanites, Shemaiah the leader and 200 of his relatives;
from the Hebronites, Eliel the leader and 80 of his relatives;
from the Uzzielites, Amminadab the leader and 112 of his relatives.
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.
Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments-harps, lyres, and cymbals.
So the Levites appointed Heman son of Joel; from his relatives, Asaph son of Berechiah; and from their relatives the Merarites, Ethan son of Kushaiah.
With them were their relatives second in rank: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers Obed-edom and Jeiel.
On that day David decreed for the first time that thanks be given to the Lord by Asaph and his relatives:
Ascribe to Yahweh, you relatives of the peoples, ascribe to Yahweh glory and strength!
So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the Lord's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.
[He also left] Obed-edom and his 68 relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.
He left Zadok the priest and his relatives at the Tent of the LORD at the high place in Gibeon, where they ministered in the LORD's presence,
but Eleazar died having no sons, but only daughters. Their relatives (the descendants of Kish) married them.
They are to carry out their responsibilities to the tent of meeting, to the holy place, and to their relatives, the sons of Aaron, in the service of the Lord's temple."
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.
Together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord, they numbered 288.
Asaph's first lottery was cast in favor of Joseph; the second went to Gedaliah, that is, to him, to his relatives, and his sons, for a total of twelve;
the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;
the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve.
The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. His relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also respected.
All these were of the sons of Obed-edom; they and their sons and their relatives were able men with strength for the service, 62 from Obed-edom.
Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, 18 valiant men.
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were 13.
With respect to their leaders, these courses of trustees had responsibilities, along with their relatives, regarding ministry within the Temple of the LORD
The Levites, their relatives, had charge of the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the dedicated gifts.
His relatives by Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son and Shelomoth his son.
This Shelomoth and his relatives had charge of all the treasures of the dedicated gifts which King David and the heads of the fathers' households, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army, had dedicated.
And all that Samuel the seer had dedicated and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had dedicated anything, all of this was in the care of Shelomoth and his relatives.
From the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had assigned duties in Israel west of the Jordan for all the work of the Lord and for the service of the king.
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.
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