1 Chronicles 24


The Ministration of the Levites

1And [2of the 3sons 4of Aaron 1the divisions]. The sons of Aaron -- Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 2And [4died 1Nadab 2and 3Abihu] before their father, and [2sons 1there were no] to them. And [6officiated as priest 1Eleazar 2and 3Ithamar 4the sons 5of Aaron]. 3And [2divided 3them 1David], even Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar according to their numbering, according to their ministration. 4And [4were found 2sons 3of Eleazar 1more] as rulers of the mighty ones than of the sons of Ithamar. And he divided them to the sons of Eleazar for rulers for the houses of the families -- sixteen. And to the sons of Ithamar according to the houses of their families -- eight. 5And he divided them by lots, these with these. For they were rulers of the holies, and rulers of God among the sons of Eleazar, and among the sons of Ithamar. 6And [8wrote 9them 1Shemaiah 2son 3of Nethaneel 4the 5scribe 6from 7Levi] before the king, and the rulers, and Zadok of the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the rulers of the families of the priests and the Levites. The house of the [2family 1one], one to Eleazar; and the house of the [2family 1one], one to Ithamar. 7And [4came forth 3lot 1the 2first] to Jehoiarib; to Jedaiah the second, 8 to Harim the third, to Seorim the fourth, 9 to Malchijah the fifth, to Mijamin the sixth, 10 to Hakkoz the seventh, to Abijah the eighth, 11 to Jeshua the ninth, to Shechaniah the tenth, 12 to Eliashib the eleventh, to Jakim the twelfth, 13 to Huppah the thirteenth, to Jeshabeab the fourteenth, 14 to Bilgah the fifteenth, to Immer the sixteenth, 15 to Hezir the seventeenth, to Apses the eighteenth, 16 to Pethahiah the nineteenth, to Jehezekel the twentieth, 17 to Jachin the first and twentieth, to Gamul the second and twentieth, 18 to Delaiah the third and twentieth, to Maaziah the fourth and twentieth. 19This is their numbering according to their ministration, to enter into the house of the  lord, according to their ordinance, by the hand of Aaron their father, as [4gave charge 1the  lord 2God 3of Israel]. 20And to the sons of Levi remaining; to the sons of Amram -- Shubael; to the sons of Shubael -- Jehdeiah; 21 to Rehabiah, to the sons of Rehabiah the ruler Iesshiah; 22and to Izhar -- Shelomoth; to the sons of Shelomoth -- Jahath; 23to the sons of Jeriah -- Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth; 24to the sons of Uzziel -- Michah; to the sons of Michah -- Shamir. 25The brother of Michah -- Isshiah; to the son of Isshiah -- Zechariah. 26To the sons of Merari -- Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah -- of Beno. 27The sons of Merari to Jaaziah -- his son, Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 28To Mahli -- Eleazar, and there were no sons to him. 29To Kish -- the sons of Kish -- Jerahmeel. 30The sons of Mushi -- Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to the houses of their families. 31And they took also for themselves lots as their brethren the sons of Aaron before David the king -- even Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the rulers of the families of the priests, and the Levites, patriarchs Araab as [3brethren 1his 2younger].
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