1 Chronicles 23 ©
1 David in his old age maketh Solomon king. 2 The number and distribution of the Levites. 7 The families of the Gershonites. 12 The sons of Kohath. 21 The sons of Merari. 24 The office of the Levites.
SO when David was old and full of days, ahe made Solomon his son king over Israel.
Of which, twenty and four thousand were 1to *set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers eand judges:
The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.
The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.
And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, 4Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah 5had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to their father's house.
Of rthe sons of Gershom, 6Shebuel was the chief.
And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah 7the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah 8were very many.
Of the sons of sIzhar; 9Shelomith the chief.
And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their 10brethren the sons of Kish took them.
The wsons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.
¶These were xthe sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as ythey were counted by number of names by their *polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of ztwenty years and upward.
For David said, The LORD God of Israel ahath given rest unto his people, that 11they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:
And also unto the Levites; they shall no more bcarry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
For by the last words of David the Levites were 12numbered from twenty years old and above:
And to stand eevery morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;