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CHAP. XXIV.

23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

24 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the Lord, from the age of twenty years and upward.

25 For David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.

27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

28 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the Lord, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;

29 Both for the shewbread, and for the fine four for meat offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that which is baked in the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;

30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;

31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the Lord in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:

32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of

Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

2 But Nadab and Abibu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Abimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.

4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.

5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal houshold being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth || 26 The sons of Merari were Mahto Mijamin,

li and Musbi: the sons of Jaaziah; 10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the Beno. eighth to Abijah,

27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and tenth to Shecaniah,

Ibri. 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who twelfth to Jakim,

had no sons. 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the 29 Concerning Kish: the son of fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

Kish was Jerahmeel. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, sixteenth to Immer,

and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the the sons of the Levites after the house eighteenth to Aphses,

of their fathers. 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, 31 These likewise cast lots over the twentieth to Jehezekel,

against their brethren the sons of 17 The one and twentieth to Aaron in the presence of David the Jachin, the two and twentieth to king, and Zadok, and Abimelech, Gainul,

and the chief of the fathers of the 18 The three and twentieth to priests and Levites, even the prinDelaiah, the four and twentieth to cipal fathers over against their Maaziah.

younger brethren. 19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into

CHAP. XXV. the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their

MOREOVER David and the father, as the LORD God of Israel captains of the host separated to had commanded him.

the service of the sons of Asaph, 20 And the rest of the sons of and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, Levi were these: Of the sons of who should prophesy with harps, Amram; Shubael: of the sons of with psalteries, and with cymbals: Shubael; Jehdeiah.

and the number of the workmen 21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the according to their service was: sons of Rehabiah, the first was 2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, Isshiah.

and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and 22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth : Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath. the hands of Asaph, which pro

23 And the sons of Hebron; Je phesied according to the order of riah the first, Amariah the second, the king. Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jefourth.

duthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and 24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Mi Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithichah: of the sons of Michah; ah, six, under the hands of their Shamir.

father Jeduthun, who prophesied 25 The brother of Michah wus with a harp, to give thanks and to Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; praise the LORD. Zechariah.

4 Of Heman: the sons of He

man; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:

5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

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

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, bis sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

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

14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashab, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

30 The three and twentieth to Mabazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

31 The four and twentieth to Romamti-ezer, he, his sons, and bis brethren, were twelve.

CHAP. XXVI. || CONCERNING the divisions of

the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

4 Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,

5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.

6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.

7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.

8 All these of the sons of Obededom : they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two of Obed-edom.

9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.

10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth : all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.

13 And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the

house of their fathers, for every gate.

14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.

15 To Obed-edom southward ; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.

16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.

18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

19 These are the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.

20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli.

22 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were over the treasures of the house of the LORD.

23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites :

24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures.

25 And his brethren by Eliezer ; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram bis son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.

26 Which Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of

the dedicated things, which David 1 thers and captains of thousands and the king, and the chief fathers, the hundreds, and their officers that captains over thousands and hun served the king in any matter of dreds, and the captains of the host, the courses, which came in and had dedicated.

went out month by month through27 Out of the spoils won in bat out all the months of the year, of tles did they dedicate to maintain every course were twenty and four the house of the LORD.

thousand. 28 And all that Samuel the seer, 2 Over the first course for the and Saul the son of Kish, and Ab first month was Jashobeam the son ner the son of Ner, and Joab the of Zabdiel : and in his course were son of Zeruiah, had dedicated ; and twenty and four thousand. whosoever had dedicated any thing, 3 Of the children of Perez was it was under the hand of Shelomith, the chief of all the captains of the and of his brethren.

host for the first month. 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah 4 And over the course of the and his sons were for the outward second month was Dodai an Ahobusiness over Israel, for officers and hite, and of his course was Mikloth judges.

also the ruler : in his course like30 And of the Hebronites, Ha wise were twenty and four thousand. shabiah and his brethren, men of 5 The third captain of the host valour, a thousand and seven hun for the third month was Benaiah dred, were officers among them of the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest : Israel on this side Jordan westward and in his course were twenty and in all the business of the LORD, and four thousand. in the service of the king.

6 This is that Benaiah, who was 31 Among the Hebronites was mighty among the thirty, and above Jerijah the chief, even among the the thirty: and in his course was Hebronites, according to the gene Ammizabad his son. rations of his fathers. In the for 7 The fourth captain for the fourth tieth year of the reign of David month was Asahel the brother of they were sought for, and there Joab, and Zebadiah his son after were found among them mighty him : and in his course were twenty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead. and four thousand,

32 And his brethren, men of va 8 The fifth captain for the fifth lour, were two thousand and seven month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: hundred chief fathers, whom king and in his course were twenty and David made rulers over the Reu four thousand. benites, the Gadites, and the half 9 The sixth captain for the sixth tribe of Manasseh, for every matter month was Ira the son of Ikkesh pertaining to God, and affairs of the Tekoite: and in his course were the king.

twenty and four thousand.

10 The seventh captain for the CHA P. XXVII.

seventh month wus Helez the Pe

lonite, of the children of Ephraim : Now the children of Israel after and in his course were twenty and their number, to wit, the chief fa- || four thousand.

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