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ing to thank and praise the according to the house of their Lord, and likewise at even; fathers.

31 And to offer all burnt 5 Thus were they divided by sacrifices unto the LORD in the lot, one sort with another; for sabbaths, in the new moons, and the governors of the sanctuary, on the set feasts, by number, and governors of the house of according to the order com- God, were of the sons of Eleamanded unto them, continually zar, and of the sons of Ithamar. before the LORD:

6 And Shemaiah the son of 32 And that they should keep Nethaneel the scribe, one of the the charge of the tabernacle of Levites, wrote them before the the congregation, and the charge king, and the princes, and Zaof the holy place, and the charge dok the priest, and Ahimelech of the sons of Aaron their breth- the son of Abiathar, and before ren, in the service of the house the chief of the fathers of the of the LORD.

priests and Levites : one prin

cipal household being taken for CHAP. XXIV.

Eleazar, and one taken for Itha

mar. THE ORDER OF AARON'S SONS.

7 Now the first lot came forth NOW these are the divisions to Jehoiarib, the second to Jeof the sons of Aaron. The sons | daiah, of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, 8 The third to Harim, the Eleazar, and Ithamar.

fourth to Seorim, 2 But Nadab and Abihu died 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the before their father, and had no sixth to Mijamin, children: therefore Eleazar and 10 The seventh to Hakkoz, Ithamar executed the priest's the eighth to Abijah, office.

11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the 3 And David distributed them, tenth to Shecaniah, both Zadok of the sons of Elea 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, zar, and Ahimelech of the sons the twelfth to Jakim, of Ithamar, according to their 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, offices in their service.

the fourteenth to Jeshebeab, 4 And there were more chief 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the men found of the sons of Elea- sixteenth to Immer, zar than of the sons of Ithamar; 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, and thus were they divided. the eighteenth to Aphses, Among the sons of Eleazar 16 The nineteenth to Pethathere were sixteen chief men of hiah, the twentieth to Jehezethe house of their fathers, and kel, eight among the sons of Ithamar 17 The one and twentieth

THE NUMBER OF THE

SINGERS.

to Jachin, the two and twenti- Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth, eth to Gamul.

These were the sons of the Le. 18 The three and twentieth to vites after the house of their fa. Delaiah, the four and twentieth thers. to Maaziah.

31 These likewise cast lots 19 These were the orderings of over against their brethren the them in their service to come into sons of Aaron in the presence the house of the LORD, accord- of David the king, and Zadok, ing to their manner, under Aaron and Ahimelech, and the chief their father, as the Lord God of the fathers of the priests and of Israel had commanded him. Levites, even the principal fa

20 And the rest of the sons of thers over against their youngLevi were these : of the sons of er brethren. Amram ; Shubael : of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

CHAP. XXV. 21 Concerning Rehabiah : of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.

22 Of the Izharites ; Shelo MOREOVER, David and moth : of the sons of Shelo- the captains of the host separatmoth; Jahath.

ed to the service of the sons of 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeriah the first, Amariah the Jeduthun, who should prophesecond, Jahaziel the third, Jeka- sy with harps, with psalteries, meam the fourth.

and with cymbals ; and the 24 Of the sons of Uzziel ; || number of the workmen accordMichah : of the sons of Mi- | ing to their service was : chah; Shamir.

2 Of the sons of Asaph ; Zac25 The brother of Michah was cur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, Isshiah : of the sons of Isshiah; and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph, Zechariah.

under the hands of Asaph, 26 The sons of Merari were which prophesied according to Mahli and Mushi : the sons of the order of the king. Jaaziah ; Beno.

3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of 27 The sons of Merari by Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, Jaaziah; Benc, and Shoham, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and and Zaccur, and Ibri.

Mattithiah, six, under the hands 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, of their father Jeduthun, who who had no sons.

prophesied with a harp, to give 29 Concerning Kish: the son thanks and to praise the LORD. of Kish was Jerahmeel.

4 Of Heman : the sons of 30 The sons also of Mushi ; Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah,

Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he,
Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, his sons, and his brethren, were
Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, twelve :
Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Ho 14 The seventh to Jesharelah,
thir, and Mahazioth :

be, his sons, and his brethren, 5 All these were the sons of were twelve : Heman, the king's seer in the 15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, be, words of God, to lift up the his sons, and his brethren, werd horn. And God gave to He-twelve : man fourteen sons and three 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, be, daughters.

his sons, and his brethren, were 6. All these were under the twelve : hands of their father for song.17 The tenth to Shimei, he, in the house of the LORD, with his sons, and his brethren, were cymbals, psalteries, and harps, twelve : for the service of the house of 18 The eleventh to Azareel, God, according to the king's he, his sons, and his brethren, order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and were twelve : Heman.

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, 7 So the number of them, he, his sons, and his brethren, with their brethren that were in were twelve : structed in the songs of the

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, LORD, even all that were cun be, his sons, and his brethren, ning, was two hundred four were twelve : score and eight.

21 The fourteenth to Matti8 And they cast lots, ward thiah, he, his sons, and his against ward, as well the brethren, were twelve : small as the great, the teacher 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, as the scholar.

be, his sons, and his brethren, 9 Now the first lot came forth were twelve : for Asaph to Joseph : the second 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, to Gedaliah, who with his breth-be, his sons, and his brethren, ten and sons were twelve :

were twelve : 10 The third to Zaccur, he, 24 The seventeenth to Joshhis sons, and his brethren, were bekashah, he, his sons, and his twelve :

brethren, were twelve : 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his 25 The eighteenth to Hanani, sons, and his brethren, were he, his sons, and his brethren, twelve :

were twelve : 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, 26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his brethren, were be, his sons, and his brethren, twelve :

were twelve :

great

, the teacher 2

PORTERS.

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, || throughout the house of their be, his sons, and his brethren, father : for they were mighty were twelve :

men of valour. 28 The one and twentieth 7 The sons of Shemaiah ; to Hothir, be, his sons, and his Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, brethren, were twelve:

Elzabad, whose brethren were 29 The two and twentieth to strong men, Elihu, and SemaGiddalti, he, his sons, and his chiah. brethren, were twelve :

8 All these of the sons of 30 The three and twentieth to Obed-edom: they, and their Mahazioth, he, his sons, and sons and their brethren, able his brethren, were twelve : men for strength for the ser

31 The four and twentieth to vice, were threescore and two Romamti-ezer, be, his sons, and of Obed-edom. his brethren, were twelve. 9 And Meshelemiah had sons

and brethren, strong men, eighCHAP. XXVI.

teen.

10 Also Hosah, of the children THE DIVISIONS OF THE

of Merari, had sons; Simri the

chief, (for though he was not CONCERNING the divisi- the first-born, yet his father ons of the porters : of the Kor- made him the chief,) hites was Meshelemiah the son 11 Hilkiah the second, Teba. of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. liah the third, Zechariah the

2 And the sons of Meshele-fourth : all the sons and brethmiah were Zechariah the first ren of Hosah were thirteen. born, Jediael the second, Ze 12 Among these were the dibadiah the third, Jathniel the visions of the porters, even fourth,

among the chief men, having 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan wards one against another, to the sixth, Elioenai the seventh. minister in the house of the

4 Moreover, the sons of Obed-LORD. edom were Shemaiah the first 13 And they cast lots, as well born, Jehozabad the second, the small as the great, accordJoah the third, and Sacar the ing to the house of their fathers, fourth, and Nethaneel the for every gate. fifth,

14 And the lot eastward fell 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar to Shelemiah. Then for Zethe seventh, Peulthai the eighth:chariah his son, a wise counselfor God blessed him.

lor, they cast lots; and his lot 6 Also unto Shemaiah his came out northward. son were sons born, that ruled 15 To Obed-edom southward;

and to his sons the house of 26 Which Shelomith and his Asuppim.

brethren were over all the trea16 To Shuppim and Hosah sures of the dedicated things the lot came forth westward, which David the king, and the with the gate Shallecheth, by chief fathers, the captains over the causeway of the going up, thousands and hundreds, and ward against ward.

the captains of the host, had de17 Eastward were six Levites, dicated. northward four a day, south 27 Out of the spoils won in ward four a day, and toward battles did they dedicate to Asuppim two and two.

maintain the house of the 18 At Parbar westward, four LORD. at the causeway, and two at 28 And all that Samuel the Parbar.

seer, and Saul the son of Kish, 19 These are the divisions of and Abner the son of Ner, and the porters among the sons of Joab the son of Zeruiah, had Kore, and among the sons of dedicated; and whosoever had Merari.

dedicated any thing, it was un. 20 And of the Levites, Ahijah der the hand of Shelomith and was over the treasures of the of his brethren. house of God, and over the trea 29 Of the Izharites, Chenasures of the dedicated things. niah and his sons were for the

21 As concerning the sons of outward business over Israel, Laadan ; the sons of the Ger- for officers and judges. shonite Laadan, chief fathers, 30 And of the Hebronites, even of Laadan the Gershonite, Hashabiah and his brethren, were Jehieli.

men of valour, a thousand and 22 The sons of Jehieli ; Ze-seven hundred, were officers tham, and Joel his brother, among them of Israel on this which were over the treasures side Jordan westward, in all the of the house of the LORD. business of the Lord, and in

23 Of the Amramites, and the the service of the king. Izharites, the Hebronites, and 31 Among the Hebronites the Uzzielites :

was Jerijah the chief,

chief, even 24 And Shebuel the son of among the Hebronites, accordGershom, the son of Moses, ing to the generations of his fawas ruler of the treasures. thers. In the fortieth year of

25 And his brethren by Elie the reign of David they were zer; Rehabiah his son, and sought for, and there were found Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his among them mighty men of vason, and Zichri his son, and lour at Jazer of Gilead. Shelomith his son :

32 And his brethren, men of

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