1 Chronicles 26
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers1 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph. 2 Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, and Eliehoenai the seventh. 4And Obed-edom also had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth. For God had blessed [Obed-edom] . 6 Also to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled over their families because they were strong, capable men. 7 Shemaiah’s sons [were] Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his brothers [were] Elihu and Semachiah, also capable men. 8 All these [were] descendants of Obed-edom with their sons and brothers; they were capable men with strength to do the work— 62 [in all] from Obed-edom. 9 Meshelemiah also had sons and brothers who were capable men— 18 [in all] . 10 Hosah the Merarite also had sons: Shimri the first ( although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first ), 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and brothers of Hosah [numbered] 13 in all. 12 These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their chief men, had duties for ministering in the house of the LORD, just as their brothers did. 13 They cast lots for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike. 14 The lot for the East [Gate] fell to Shelemiah. ▼
▼Shelemiah is a variant of Meshelemiah; compare 26:2Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the north gate fell to him. 15 [The lot for] the South [Gate] [fell] to Obed-edom, and the lot for the storehouses to his sons. 16 [The lots] for the West Gate and the Shallecheth Gate on the ascending highway [fell to] Shuppim and Hosah. There were guards stationed at every watch. 17 Each day there were six Levites on the east, four on the north, four on the south, and two pairs at the storehouse. 18 As for the court ▼
▼Hebrew parvar (twice in this verse)on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court. 19 These [were] the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah [and] Merari.
"The Treasurers, Officers, and Judges"20 Now their fellow Levites ▼
▼LXX; Hebrew As for the Levites, Ahijah waswere in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated things. 21 From the descendants of Ladan, who were Gershonites through Ladan and heads of the families of Laadan the Gershonite, [were] Jehieli, 22 the sons of Jehieli, Zetham, and his brother Joel. They were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD. 23 From the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites: 24 Shebuel, a descendant of Gershom son of Moses, was the officer in charge of the treasuries. 25 His relatives through Eliezer [included] Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son. 26 This Shelomith and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries for the things dedicated by King David, by the heads of families who were the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and by the army commanders. 27 They dedicated some of the plunder from their battles for the repair of the LORD’s temple. 28 Everything dedicated by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah, along with everything else that was dedicated, was under the care of Shelomith ▼
▼Shelomith is a variant of Shelomoth.and his brothers. 29 From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had the outside duties as officers and judges over Israel. 30 From the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had charge of the affairs of Israel west of the Jordan for all the work of the LORD and for the service of the king. 31 As for the Hebronites, Jerijah was the chief of the Hebronites, according to the genealogies of his ancestors. In the fortieth year of David’s reign [the records] were searched, and strong, capable men were found among [the Hebronites] at Jazer in Gilead. 32 Among Jerijah’s relatives [there were] 2,700 capable men who were heads of families. King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh for every matter [pertaining to] God and the affairs of the king.
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