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.1This is how Aaron’s descendants, the priests, were divided into groups for service. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
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, and they had no sons. So only Eleazar and Ithamar were left to carry on as 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.3With the help of Zadok, who was a descendant of Eleazar, and of Ahimelech, who was a descendant of Ithamar, David divided Aaron’s descendants into groups according to their various duties.
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.4Eleazar’s descendants were divided into sixteen groups and Ithamar’s into eight, for there were more family leaders among the descendants of Eleazar.
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.5All tasks were assigned to the various groups by means of sacred lots so that no preference would be shown, for there were many qualified officials serving God in the sanctuary from among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.
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.6Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, acted as secretary and wrote down the names and assignments in the presence of the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the family leaders of the priests and Levites. The descendants of Eleazar and Ithamar took turns casting lots.
7Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,7The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second lot fell to Jedaiah.
8The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,8The third lot fell to Harim. The fourth lot fell to Seorim.
9The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,9The fifth lot fell to Malkijah. The sixth lot fell to Mijamin.
10The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,10The seventh lot fell to Hakkoz. The eighth lot fell to Abijah.
11The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,11The ninth lot fell to Jeshua. The tenth lot fell to Shecaniah.
12The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,12The eleventh lot fell to Eliashib. The twelfth lot fell to Jakim.
13The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,13The thirteenth lot fell to Huppah. The fourteenth lot fell to Jeshebeab.
14The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,14The fifteenth lot fell to Bilgah. The sixteenth lot fell to Immer.
15The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,15The seventeenth lot fell to Hezir. The eighteenth lot fell to Happizzez.
16The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,16The nineteenth lot fell to Pethahiah. The twentieth lot fell to Jehezkel.
17The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,17The twenty-first lot fell to Jakin. The twenty-second lot fell to Gamul.
18The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.18The twenty-third lot fell to Delaiah. The twenty-fourth lot fell to 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.19Each group carried out its appointed duties in the house of the LORD according to the procedures established by their ancestor Aaron in obedience to the commands of the LORD, the God of Israel. Family Leaders among the Levites
20And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.20These were the other family leaders descended from Levi: From the descendants of Amram, the leader was Shebuel. From the descendants of Shebuel, the leader was Jehdeiah.
21Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.21From the descendants of Rehabiah, the leader was Isshiah.
22Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.22From the descendants of Izhar, the leader was Shelomith. From the descendants of Shelomith, the leader was Jahath.
23And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.23From the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah was the leader, Amariah was second, Jahaziel was third, and Jekameam was fourth.
24Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.24From the descendants of Uzziel, the leader was Micah. From the descendants of Micah, the leader was Shamir,
25The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.25along with Isshiah, the brother of Micah. From the descendants of Isshiah, the leader was Zechariah.
26The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.26From the descendants of Merari, the leaders were Mahli and Mushi. From the descendants of Jaaziah, the leader was Beno.
27The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.27From the descendants of Merari through Jaaziah, the leaders were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
28Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.28From the descendants of Mahli, the leader was Eleazar, though he had no sons.
29Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.29From the descendants of Kish, the leader was Jerahmeel.
30The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.30From the descendants of Mushi, the leaders were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi in their various families.
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.31Like the descendants of Aaron, they were assigned to their duties by means of sacred lots, without regard to age or rank. Lots were drawn in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the family leaders of the priests and the Levites.
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