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1 Chronicles 24


Divisions of Levites

1 Chronicles 24:1   Now the divisions of the descendants of Aaron were these: the sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:2   But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no sons. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
1 Chronicles 24:3   David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their offices for their ministry.
1 Chronicles 24:4   Since more chief men were found from the descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: there were sixteen heads of fathers' households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers' households.
1 Chronicles 24:5   Thus they were divided by lot, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the descendants of Eleazar and the descendants of Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:6   Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites; one father's household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24:7   Now the first lot came out for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,
1 Chronicles 24:8   the third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,
1 Chronicles 24:9   the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,
1 Chronicles 24:10   the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,
1 Chronicles 24:11   the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah,
1 Chronicles 24:12   the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,
1 Chronicles 24:13   the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,
1 Chronicles 24:14   the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,
1 Chronicles 24:15   the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez,
1 Chronicles 24:16   the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel,
1 Chronicles 24:17   the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,
1 Chronicles 24:18   the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.
1 Chronicles 24:19   These were their offices for their ministry when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
1 Chronicles 24:20   Now for the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
1 Chronicles 24:21   Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the first.
1 Chronicles 24:22   Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
1 Chronicles 24:23   The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 24:24   Of the sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
1 Chronicles 24:25   The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
1 Chronicles 24:26   The sons of Merari, Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah, Beno.
1 Chronicles 24:27   The sons of Merari: by Jaaziah were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri.
1 Chronicles 24:28   By Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
1 Chronicles 24:29   By Kish: the sons of Kish, Jerahmeel.
1 Chronicles 24:30   The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to their fathers' households.
1 Chronicles 24:31   These also cast lots just as their relatives the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites-the head of fathers' households as well as those of his younger brother.
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