1 Chronicles 24
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1Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.1With respect to the descendants of Aaron, classes of service were organized for Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, the descendants of Aaron.
2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, leaving no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar became priests.
3And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.3Along with Zadok, one of Eleazar's descendants, and Ahimelech, one of Ithamar's descendants, David organized their service according to their assigned responsibilities.
4And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they 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.4More leaders were located among Eleazar's descendants than among those of Ithamar, so sixteen leaders were appointed from the leaders of the ancestral households of Eleazar's descendants and eight from those of Ithamar.
5Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.5They were chosen by impartial lottery, since there were trustees of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar's descendants and among Ithamar's descendants.
6And 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 being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.6Nethanel's son Shemaiah, a Levitical scribe, made an official record of them for the king, the officers, Zadok the priest, Abiathar's son Ahimelech, and the heads of ancestral households of both the priests and the descendants of Levi. One ancestral house was chosen for Eleazar and one for Ithamar.
7Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,7The first lottery was chosen in favor of Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,
8The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,8 third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,
9The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,9the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,
10The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,10the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,
11The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,11the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah,
12The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,12the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,
13The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,13the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,
14The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,14the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,
15The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,15the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez,
16The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,16the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel,
17The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,17the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,
18The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.18the twenty-third for Delaiah, and the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.
19These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.19These were appointed to enter the Temple of the LORD according to their protocols established by their ancestor Aaron, as commanded by the LORD God of Israel.
20And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.20Now with respect to the descendants of Levi there remained Shubael from the descendants of Amram and Jehdeiah from the descendants of Shubael;
21Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.21with respect to Rehabiah, Isshiah their chief from the descendants Rehabiah;
22Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.22with respect to the Izharites, Shelomoth, Jahath from the descendants of Shelomoth;
23And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.23with respect to the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah their chief, Amariah their second in rank, Jahaziel their third, and Jekameam their fourth;
24Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.24with respect to the descendants of Uzziel, Micah; with respect to the descendants of Micah, Shamir;
25The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.25with respect to Micah's brother Isshiah; with respect to the descendants of Isshiah, Zechariah;
26The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.26with respect to Merari's sons, Mahli and Mushi; with respect to the sons of Jaaziah, Beno;
27The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.27with respect to the sons of Merari, Jaaziah, Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri;
28Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.28with respect to Mahli, Eleazar, who had no sons;
29Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.29with respect to Kish, Jerahmeel, one of the descendants of Kish;
30The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.30and with respect to the descendants of Mushi, Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi according to their ancestral households.
31These likewise cast lots over 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 the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.31These individuals also cast lots corresponding to their relatives, Aaron's descendants, in the presence of King David, Zadok, and Ahimelech, and in the presence of the heads of the ancestral households of the priests and of the descendants of Levi, and the eldest was treated as impartially as was the younger brother.
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