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The office of the Levites. CHAP. XXIV. The division of Aaron's sons.

16 Of the sons of Gershom, She- unto the Lord in the sabbaths, in the buel was the chief.

new moons, and on the set feasts, by 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, number, according to the order comRehabiah the chief. And Eliezer manded unto them, continually before had none other sons; but the sons of the LORD: Rehabiah were very many.

32 And that they should keep the 18 Of the sons of Izhar; Shelomith charge of the tabernacle of the conthe chief.

gregation, and the charge of the holy 19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah place, and the charge of the sons of the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel Aaron their brethren, in the service of the third, and Jekameam the fourth. the house of the LORD. 20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah

CHAP. XXIV. the first, and Jesiah the second.

1 The divisions of the sons of Aaron by lot into 21 The sons of Merari; Mabli, four and twenty orders. 20 The Kohathites, and Mushi. The sons of Mabli; 27 and the Meraritcs divided by lot. Eleazar, and Kish.

Now these are the divisions of the sons 29 And Eleazar died, and had no of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nasons, but daughters; and their bre- dab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. thren the sous of Kish took them. 2 But Nadab and Abihu died be

23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and fore their father, and had no children: Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

therefore Eleazar and Ithamar exe24 These were the sons of Levicuted the priest's office. after the house of their fathers; even 3 And David distributed them, both the chief of the fathers, as they were Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Acounted by number of names by their himelech of the sons of (thanar, acpolls, that did the work for the ser-cording to their offices in their service. vice of the house of the LORD, from 4. And there were more chief men the age of twenty years and upward. found of the sons of Eleazar than of

25 For David said, The LORD God the sons of Ithamar; and thus were of Israel hath given rest unto his peo- they divided. Among the sons of ple, that they may dwell in Jerusalem Eleazar there were sixteen chief men

of the house of their fathers, and eight 26 And also unto the Levites; they among the sons of Ithamar according shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor to the house of their fathers.. any vessels of it for the service thereof. 5 Thus were they divided by lot,

27 For by the last words of David one sort with another; for the goverthe Levites were numbered from twenty nors of the sanctuary, and governors years old and above:

of the house of God, were of the sons 28 Because their office was to wait of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. on the sons of Aaron for the service 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaof the house of the LORD, in the courts, neel the scribe, one of the Levites, and in the chambers, and in the puri- wrote them before the king, and the fying of all holy things, and the work princes, and Zadok the priest, and of the service of the house of God; Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and

29 Both for the shewbread, and for before the chief of the fathers of the the tine Hour for meat offering, and priests and Levites : one principal for the unleavened cakes, and for that houshold being taken for Eleazar, and which is baked in the pan, and for that one taken for Ithamar. which is fried, and for all manner of 7 Now the first lot came forth to measure and size;

Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, 30 And to stand every morning to 8 The third to Harim, the fourth to thank and praise the Lord, and like- Seorim, wise at even;

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth 31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices to Mijamin,

for ever:

The orders of the priests. I CHRONICLES, The number of the singers.

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth Aaron in the presence of David the to Abijah,

king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth the chief of the fathers of the priests to Shecaniah,

and Levites, even the principal fathers 19 The eleventh to Eliashib, the over against their younger brethren. twelfth to Jakim,

CHAP. XXV. 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the 1 The number and offices of the singers. 8 Their fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

dirision by lot into four and trenty orders. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the six- Moreover David and the captains teenth to Inmer,

of the host separated to the service of 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and eighteenth to Aphses,

of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the harps, with psalteries, and with cymtwentieth to Jehezekel,

bals: and the number of the workmen 17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, according to their service was : the two and twentieth to Gamul, 2 Of the sons of Asaph ; Zaccur,

18 The three and twentieth to Dela- and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah. relah, the sons of Asaph under the

19 These were the orderings of them hands of Asaph, which prophesied in their service to come into the house according to the order of the king. of the LORD, according to their man 3 Of Jeduthun : the sons of Jeduner, under Aaron their father, as the thun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshajah, Lord God of Israel had commanded Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under him.

the hands of their father Jeduthun, 20. And the rest of the sons of who prophesied with a harp, to give Levi were these: Of the sons of Am- thanks and to praise the Lord. ram; Shubael: of the sons of Shu 4 Of Heman : the sons of Heman; bael; Jehdeiah.

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, 21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliasons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah. thah, Giddasti, and Romamti-ezer,

02 Of the Izharites ; Shelomoth: of Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and the sous of Shelomoth ; Jahath. Mahazioth:

23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah 5 All these were the sons of Hemian the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the king's seer in the words of God, to the third, Jekameam the fourth. lift up the horn. And God gave to He

24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah : man fourteen sons and three daughters. of the sons of Michah ; Shamir. 6 All these were under the hands of

25 The brother of Michah was Iss their father for song in the house of biah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah. the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries,

26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and harps, for the service of the house and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. of God, according to the king's order

27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and 7 So the number of them, with their Ibri.

brethren that were instructed in the 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had songs of the LORD, eren all that were

cunning, was two hundred fourscore 29 Concerning Kish: the son of and eight. Kish was Jerahmeel.

8 And they cast lots, ward against 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, ward, as well the small as the great, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the teacher as the scholar. the sons of the Levites after the house 9 Now the first lot came forth for of their fathers.

Asaph to Joseph: the second to Ge31 These likewise cast lots over daliah, who with his brethren and sons against their brethren the sons of I were twelve:

no sons.

The division of the singers.

CHAP. XXVI. The division of the porters 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, | porters: Of the Korhites was Mesheand his brethren, were twelve: lemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, Asaph. and his brethren, were twelve :

2 And the sons of Meshelemiah 19 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael sons, and his brethren, were twelve: the second,Zebadiah the third, Jathniel

13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, the fourth, and his brethren, were twelve:

3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sixth, Elioenai the seventh. sons and his brethren, were twelve : 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozasons, and his brethren, were twelve: bad the second, Joah the third, and Sa

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his car the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, sons , and his brethren, were twelve: 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar

the 17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, seventh, Peulthai the eighth : for God and his brethren, were twelve:

blessed him. 18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his 6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons, and his brethren, were twelve : sons born, that ruled throughout the

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his house of their father: for they were sons, and his brethren, were twelve : mighty men of valour.

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his 7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni,and sons, and his brethren, were twelve : Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, brethren were strong men, Elihu, and his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: Semachiah.

09 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his 8 All these of the sons of Obedsons, and his brethren, were twelve: edom : they and their sons and their 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, brethren, able men for strength for the

and his brethren, were twelve: service, were threescore and two of 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, Obed-edom. he, his sons, and his brethren, were 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and twelve:

brethren, strong men, eighteen. 25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, 10 Also Hosah, of the children of his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: Merari, had sons; Simri the chief,

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, (for though he was not the firstborn, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve yet his father made him the chief;)

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the sons, and his brethren, were twelve: third, Zechariah the fourth : all the

28 The one and twentieth to Hotbir, sons and 'brethren of Hosah were he, his sons, and his brethren, were thirteen. twelve :

12 Among these were the divisions 29 The two and twentieth to Gid- of the porters, even among the chief dalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, men, having wards one against another, were twelve:

to minister in the house of the LORD. 30 The three and twentieth to Ma 139 And they cast lots, as well the hazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, small" as the great, according to the were twelve :

house of their fathers, for every gate. 3) The four and twentieth to Ro 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shemanti-ezer, he, his sons, and his bre- lemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, thren, were twelve.

a wise counseller, they cast lots; and CHAP. XXVI.

his lot came out northward. 1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The gutes as

15 To Obed-edom southward; and signed by lot. 20 The Lerites that had charge to his sons the house of Asuppim. of the treasures. 29 Officers and judges,

16 To Shuppim and Hosah the tot Concerning the divisions of the came forth westward, with the gate

his sons,

The treasures of the temple. i CHRONICLES, The captains for every month. Shallecheth, by the causeway of the ness of the Lord, and in the service going up, ward against ward.

of the king. 17 Eastward were six Levites, north 31 Among the Hebronites was Jeriward four a day, southward four a day, jah the chief, even among the Hebronand toward Asuppim two and two. ites, according to the generations of

18 At Parbar westward, four at the his fathers. In the fortieth year of causeway, and two at Parbar. the reign of David they were sought

19 These are the divisions of the for, and there were found among them porters among the sons of Kore, and mighty men of valour at Jazer of among the sons of Merari.

Gilead. 20 | And of the Levites, Ahijah 32 And his brethren, men of valour, was over the treasures of the house of were two thousand and seven hundred God, and over the treasures of the de- chief fathers, whom king David made dicated things.

rulers over the Reubenites, the Gad21 As concerning the sons of Laa-ites, and the half tribe of Manasseh; dan; the sons of the Gershonite Laa- for every matter pertaining to God, dan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the and affairs of the king. Gershonite, were Jehieli.

CHAP. XXVII. 29 The song of Jehieli; Zetham, 1 The twelve captains for every several month. 16 and Joel his brother, which were over The princes of the tuelre tribes. 23 The nunthe treasures of the house of the Lord. bering of the people is hindered. 25 David's

several officers. 23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the'Hebronites, and the Uzzielites: Now the children of Israel after their

24 And Shebuel the son of Ger- number, to wit, the chief fathers and shom, the son of Moses, was ruler of captains of thousands and hundreds, the treasures.

and their officers that served the king 25 And his brethren by Eliezer ;

in

any matter of the courses, which Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his came in and went out month by month son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his throughout all the months of the year, son, and Shelomith his son.

of every course were twenty and four 26 Which Shelomith and his bre- thousand. thren were over all the treasures of the 2 Over the first course for the first dedicated things, which David the month was Jashobeam the son of Zahking, and the chief fathers, the cap-diel: and in his course were twenty tains over thousands and hundreds, and and four thousand. the captains of the host, had dedicated. 3 Of the children of Perez was the

27 Out of the spoils won in battles chief of all the captains of the host did they dedicate to maintain the house for the first month. of the LORD).

4 And over the course of the second 28 And all that Samuel the seer, month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner his course was Mikloth also the ruler : the son of Ner, and Joab the son of in his course likewise were twenty and Zeruiah, had dedicated; and whoso-four thousand. ever had dedicated any thing, it was 5 'The third captain of the host for under the hand of Shelomith, and of the third month was Benaiah the son his brethren.

of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and course were twenty and four thousand. his sons were for the outward business 6 This is that Benaiali, who was over Israel, for officers and judges. mighty among the thirty, and above

30 And of the Hebronites, Hasha- the thirty: and in his course was Ambiah and his brethren, men of valour, mizabad his son. a thousand and seven hundred, were 7 The fourth captain for the fourth officers

among them of Israel on this month was Asahel the brother of Joab, side Jordan westward in all the busi- and Zebadiah his son after him: and

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The princes of the twelve tribes. CHAP. XXVII. David's sereral officers in his course were twenty and four | Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of thousand.

Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner : 8 The fifth captain for the fifth 22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeromonth was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and ham. These were the princes of the in his course were twenty and four tribes of Israel. thousand.

23 | But David took not the num9 The sixth captain for the sixth ber of them from twenty years old month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the and under: because the LORD had Tekoite: and in his course were twenty said he would increase Israel like to and four thousand.

the stars of the heavens. 10 The seventh captain for the 24 Joab the son of Zerujah began seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, to number, but he finished not, beof the children of Ephraim: and in his cause there fell wrath for it against Iscourse were twenty and four thousand. rael; neither was the number put in

11 The eighth captain for the eighth the account of the chronicles of king month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, David. of the Zarhites : and in his course 25 | And over the king's treasures were twenty and four thousand. was Azmaveth the son of Adiel : and

12 The ninth captain for the ninth over the storehouses in the fields, in month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the cities, and in the villages, and in the Benjamites: and in his course the castles, was Jehonathan the son of were twenty and four thousand. Uzziah :

13 The tenth captain for the tenth 26 And over them that did the work month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the field for tillage of the ground of the Zarhites : and in his course was Ezri the son of Chelub: were twenty and four thousand.

27 And over the vineyards wus Shi14 The eleventh captain for the mei the Ramathite: over the increase eleventh month was Benaiah the Pi- of the vineyards for the wine cellars rathonite, of the children of Ephraim: was Zabdi the Shiphmite: and in his course were twenty and four 28 And over the olive trees and the thousand.

sycamore trees that were in the low 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth plains was Baal-hanan the Gederite: month was Heldai the Netophathite, and over the cellars of oil was Joash : of Othniel: and in his course were 29 And over the herds that fed in lwenty and four thousand.

Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and 16 | Furthermore over the tribes of over the herds that were in the valleys Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Shaphat the son of Adlai : Kas Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the 30 Over the camels also was Obil Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of the Ishmaelite : and over the asses was Maachah :

Jehdeiah the Meronothite : 17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the 31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the son of Kemuel : of the Aaronites, Hagerite. All these were the rulers of Zadok :

the substance which was king David's. 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the bre 32 Also Jonathan David's uncle was thren of David : of Issachar, Omri a counseller, a wise man, and a scribe : the son of Michael :

and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was 19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of with the king's sons. Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the 33 And Ahithophel was the king's son of Azriel :

counseller: and Hushai the Archite 20 Of the children of Ephraim, Ho- was the king's companion: shea the son of Azaziah : of the half 34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiatribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of da the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: Pedaiah :

and the general of the king's army 21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in reas Joab.

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