1 Chronicles 26

1 The divisions of gatekeepers were as follows: of the Korʹahites, Meshelemiʹah the son of Koʹre of the sons of Aʹsaph.

2 And Meshelemiʹah had sons: Zechariʹah the firstborn, Jediʹael the second, Zebadiʹah the third, Jathʹniel the fourth,

3 Eʹlam the fifth, Jehohaʹnan the sixth, Elʹieho-eʹnai the seventh.

4 And Oʹbed-eʹdom had sons: Shemaiʹah the firstborn, Jehozʹabad the second, Joʹah the third, Saʹcar the fourth, Nethanʹel the fifth,

5 Amʹmiel the sixth, Isʹsachar the seventh, and Peulʹlethai the eighth; for God had blessed him.

6 And to his son Shemaiʹah, there were sons born who were rulers of their paternal house, for they were mighty, capable men.

7 The sons of Shemaiʹah: Othʹni, Rephʹael, Oʹbed, and Elzaʹbad; and his brothers Eliʹhu and Semachiʹah were also capable men.

8 All of these were of the sons of Oʹbed-eʹdom; they and their sons and their brothers were capable men and qualified for the service, 62 belonging to Oʹbed-eʹdom.

9 And Meshelemiʹah had sons and brothers, 18 capable men.

10 And Hoʹsah of the sons of Merarʹi had sons. Shimʹri was the head, for although he was not the firstborn, his father appointed him as head,

11 Hilkiʹah the second, Tebaliʹah the third, Zechariʹah the fourth. All the sons and brothers of Hoʹsah were 13.

12 Of these divisions of the gatekeepers, the headmen had duties just as their brothers did, to minister at the house of Jehovah.

13 So they cast lots, the small and the great alike by their paternal houses, for the different gates.

14 Then the lot to the east fell to Shelemiʹah. For Zechariʹah his son, a discreet adviser, they cast the lots, and his lot came out to the north.

15 Oʹbed-eʹdom had his to the south, and his sons were assigned the storehouses.

16 Shupʹpim and Hoʹsah had theirs to the west, near the Shalʹlecheth Gate by the highway that goes up, guard group corresponding to guard group;

17 there were six Levites to the east; to the north, four each day and to the south, four each day; and for the storehouses, two by two;

18 for the portico to the west, there were four at the highway and two at the portico.

19 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the sons of the Korʹahites and of the Merarʹites.

20 As regards the Levites, Ahiʹjah was in charge of the treasuries of the house of the true God and the treasuries of the things made holy.

21 The sons of Laʹdan: the sons of the Gerʹshonite belonging to Laʹdan, the heads of the paternal houses belonging to Laʹdan the Gerʹshonite, Jehiʹeli

22 and the sons of Jehiʹeli, Zeʹtham and his brother Joel. They were in charge of the treasuries of the house of Jehovah.

23 From the Amʹramites, the Izʹharites, the Hebʹronites, and the Uzziʹelites,

24 Shebʹuel son of Gerʹshom son of Moses was a leader in charge of the storehouses.

25 As regards his brothers, of Elieʹzer, there was Rehabiʹah his son, Jeshaʹiah his son, Joʹram his son, Zichʹri his son, and Sheloʹmoth his son.

26 This Sheloʹmoth and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries of the things made holy, which King David, the heads of the paternal houses, the chiefs of the thousands and of the hundreds, and the chiefs of the army had made holy.

27 From the wars and from the spoil, they had made things holy to maintain the house of Jehovah;

28 also, all that Samuel the seer, Saul the son of Kish, Abʹner the son of Ner, and Joʹab the son of Zeruʹiah had made holy. Whatever anyone made holy was put in the care of Sheloʹmith and his brothers.

29 Of the Izʹharites, Chenaniʹah and his sons were assigned outside administrative duties as officers and as judges over Israel.

30 Of the Hebʹronites, Hashabiʹah and his brothers, 1,700 capable men, were over the administration of Israel in the region west of the Jordan for all the work of Jehovah and for the king’s service.

31 Of the Hebʹronites, Jeriʹjah was the head of the Hebʹronites by line of descent of their paternal house. In the 40th year of David’s kingship, they were sought out, and mighty, capable men were found among them in Jaʹzer in Gilʹead.

32 And his brothers numbered 2,700 capable men, heads of the paternal houses. So King David assigned them over the Reuʹbenites, the Gadʹites, and the half tribe of the Manasʹsites, for every matter of the true God and matter of the king.

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