1 Chronicles 24

1 Now the divisions of the descendants of Aaron were these: The sons of Aaron were Naʹdab, Abiʹhu, Eleaʹzar, and Ithʹamar.

2 However, Naʹdab and Abiʹhu died before their father, and they did not have any sons; but Eleaʹzar and Ithʹamar continued to serve as priests.

3 David, along with Zaʹdok from the sons of Eleaʹzar and Ahimʹelech from the sons of Ithʹamar, made divisions of them for the office of their service.

4 Since the sons of Eleaʹzar had more headmen than the sons of Ithʹamar had, they divided them accordingly: The sons of Eleaʹzar had 16 as heads of their paternal houses, and the sons of Ithʹamar had 8 as heads of their paternal houses.

5 Further, they divided them by lots, the one group along with the other, for there were chiefs of the holy place and chiefs of the true God from both the sons of Eleaʹzar and the sons of Ithʹamar.

6 Then Shemaiʹah the son of Nethanʹel the secretary of the Levites recorded their names before the king, the princes, Zaʹdok the priest, Ahimʹelech the son of Abiʹathar, and the heads of the paternal houses of the priests and of the Levites, one paternal house being selected for Eleaʹzar and one being selected for Ithʹamar.

7 The first lot came out to Jehoiʹarib; the second to Jedaʹiah,

8 the third to Haʹrim, the fourth to Seoʹrim,

9 the fifth to Malchiʹjah, the sixth to Mijʹamin,

10 the seventh to Hakʹkoz, the eighth to Abiʹjah,

11 the ninth to Jeshʹua, the tenth to Shecaniʹah,

12 the 11th to Eliʹashib, the 12th to Jaʹkim,

13 the 13th to Hupʹpah, the 14th to Jeshebʹeab,

14 the 15th to Bilʹgah, the 16th to Imʹmer,

15 the 17th to Heʹzir, the 18th to Hapʹpizzez,

16 the 19th to Pethahiʹah, the 20th to Jehezʹkel,

17 the 21st to Jaʹchin, the 22nd to Gaʹmul,

18 the 23rd to Delaʹiah, the 24th to Maaziʹah.

19 These were their offices for their service when they would come into the house of Jehovah according to the procedure set by their forefather Aaron, just as Jehovah the God of Israel had commanded him.

20 And of the rest of the Levites: of the sons of Amʹram, there was Shuʹbael; of the sons of Shuʹbael, Jehdeʹiah;

21 of Rehabiʹah: of the sons of Rehabiʹah, Isshiʹah the head;

22 of the Izʹharites, Sheloʹmoth; of the sons of Sheloʹmoth, Jaʹhath;

23 and of the sons of Hebʹron, Jeriʹah the head, Amariʹah the second, Jahaziʹel the third, Jekameʹam the fourth;

24 of the sons of Uzʹziel, Miʹcah; of the sons of Miʹcah, Shaʹmir.

25 The brother of Miʹcah was Isshiʹah; of the sons of Isshiʹah, Zechariʹah.

26 The sons of Merarʹi were Mahʹli and Muʹshi; of the sons of Jaaziʹah, Beʹno.

27 The sons of Merarʹi: of Jaaziʹah, Beʹno, Shoʹham, Zacʹcur, and Ibʹri;

28 of Mahʹli, Eleaʹzar, who did not have any sons;

29 of Kish: the sons of Kish, Jerahʹmeel;

30 and the sons of Muʹshi were Mahʹli, Eʹder, and Jerʹimoth. These were the sons of Leʹvi by their paternal houses.

31 And they also cast lots just as their brothers the sons of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zaʹdok, Ahimʹelech, and the heads of the paternal houses of the priests and of the Levites. Regarding the paternal houses, the head one was just as his younger brother.

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