1 Chronicles 24

1Now these were the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, and Eleazar, and Ithamar. 2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and without children. And so Eleazar and Ithamar exercised the priestly office. 3And David distributed them, that is, Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their courses and ministry. 4And there were found many more of the sons of Eleazar among the leading men, than of the sons of Ithamar. Therefore, he divided them so that there were, of the sons of Eleazar, sixteen leaders by their families, and of the sons of Ithamar eight by their families and houses. 5Then he divided among them, in both families, by lot. For there were leaders of the sanctuary and leaders of God, as much from the sons of Eleazar as from the sons of Ithamar. 6And the scribe Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel, a Levite, wrote these down before the king and the leaders, with Zadok, the priest, and Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar, and also the leaders of the priestly and Levitical families. And there was one house, which was preeminent over the others, that of Eleazar; and there was another house, which had the others under it, that of Ithamar. 7Now the first lot went forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, 8the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, 9the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin, 10the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah, 11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, 12the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 13the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, 14the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, 15the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez, 16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel, 17the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul, 18the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah. 19These were their courses according to their ministries, so that they would enter into the house of the Lord in accord with their practice, under the hand of Aaron, their father, just as the Lord, the God of Israel, had instructed. 20Now of the sons of Levi who were remaining, there were Shubael, from the sons of Amram, and Jehdeiah, from the sons of Shubael. 21Also, there were Isshiah, the leader from the sons of Rehabiah, 22and truly Shelomoth, the son of Izhar, and Jahath, the son of Shelomoth, 23and his son, Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24The son of Uzziel was Micah. The son of Micah was Shamir. 25The brother of Micah was Isshiah. And the son of Isshiah was Zechariah. 26The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The son of Uzziah was Beno. 27Also, the son of Merari: Uzziah, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Hebri. 28In addition, the son of Mahli was Eleazar, who had no children. 29Truly, the son of Kish was Jerahmeel. 30The sons of Mushi were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of Levi according to the houses of their families. 31And they also cast lots concerning their brothers, the sons of Aaron, before David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the leaders of the priestly and Levitical families, as much concerning the elder as the younger. The lot divided all things equitably.
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