THE FIRST BOOK OF THE
1 Chronicles 24 ©
David divides the priests into twenty-four companies or classes, for the administration of their offices, v. 1. And he allots ministers unto them out of the Levites, out of the tribe of the Kohathites and Merarites, 20.
NOWathese are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
But Nadabb and Abihu died 1before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
And David distributed them, both 2Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and 3Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, 4according to their offices in their service.
And there were 5more chief men found 6of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were 7they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
Thus were 8they divided by 9lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and 10governors of the house of God, were of the 11sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household 12being taken for Eleazar, 13and one taken for Ithamar.
Now the first lot 14came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
The seventh to 15Hakkoz, the eighth to 16Abijah,
The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to 17Aphses,
The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,
The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.
These were the orderings of them in their service 18to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, 19under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded 20him.
¶ 21And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; 22Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.
Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.
Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.
23And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.
The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.
The 24sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: 25the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.
¶The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.
Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.
26These likewise cast lots 27over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even 28the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.