1 Chronicles Chapter 24 |
1The divisions of the Aaronites were:
The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2Nadab and Abihu died in the lifetime of their father, and they had no children, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
3David, Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar divided them into offices by their tasks. 4The sons of Eleazar turned out to be more numerous by male heads than the sons of Ithamar, so they divided the sons of Eleazar into sixteen chiefs of clans and the sons of Ithamar into eight clans. 5They divided them by lot, both on an equal footing, since they were all sanctuary officers and officers of God—the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar. 6Shemaiah son of Nathanel, the scribe, who was of the Levites, registered them under the eye of the king, the officers, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the chiefs of clans of the priests and Levites—one clan more taken for Eleazar for each one taken of Ithamar.
7The first lot fell on Jehoiarib; the second on Jedaiah; 8the third on Harim; the fourth on Seorim; 9the fifth on Malchijah; the sixth on Mijamin; 10the seventh on Hakkoz; the eighth on Abijah; 11the ninth on Jeshua; the tenth on Shecaniah; 12the eleventh on Eliashib; the twelfth on Jakim; 13the thirteenth on Huppah; the fourteenth on Jeshebeab; 14the fifteenth on Bilgah; the sixteenth on Immer; 15the seventeenth on Hezir; the eighteenth on Happizzez; 16the nineteenth on Pethahiah; the twentieth on Jehezkel; 17the twenty-first on Jachin; the twenty-second on Gamul; 18the twenty-third on Delaiah; the twenty-fourth on Maaziah.
19According to this allocation of offices by tasks, they were to enter the House of the Lord as was laid down for them by Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.
20The remaining Levites: the sons of Amram: Shubael; the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah; 21Rehabiah. The sons of Rehabiah: Isshiah, the chief. 22Izharites: Shelomoth. The sons of Shelomoth: Jahath 23and Benai, Jeriah; the second, Amariah; the third, Jahaziel; the fourth, Jekameam. 24The sons of Uzziel: Micah. The sons of Micah: Shamir. 25The brother of Micah: Isshiah. The sons of Isshiah: Zechariah. 26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Jaazaiah, his son 27—the sons of Merari by Jaazaiah his son: Shoham, Zakkur, and Ibri. 28Mahli: Eleazar; he had no sons. 29Kish: the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel. 30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites by their clans.
31These too cast lots corresponding to their kinsmen, the sons of Aaron, under the eye of King David and Zadok and Ahimelech and the chiefs of the clans of the priests and Levites, on the principle of “chief and youngest brother alike.”