1 Chronicles 24
The divisions of the sons of Aaron by lot into four and twenty orders.
1 Chronicles 24:1 Now, the sons of Aaron, had their courses,the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar; 1 Chronicles 24:2 but Nadab and Abihu, died, before their father, and sons, had they none,but Eleazar and Ithamar became priests; 1 Chronicles 24:3 and David apportioned to them courses, both to Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and to Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar,by their appointed place in their service. 1 Chronicles 24:4 But the sons of Eleazar were found to be more numerous, by the chiefs of their able men, than were the sons of Ithamar, so they divided them,the sons of Eleazar, had chiefs, of the ancestral house, sixteen, whereas, the sons of Ithamar, had of their ancestral house, eight. 1 Chronicles 24:5 They divided them, therefore, by [casting] lots, these with those,for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, from among the sons of Eleazar, and among the sons of Ithamar. 1 Chronicles 24:6 And Shemaiah son of Nethanel the scribe from among the Levites, wrote them down, before the king and the rulers and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the ancestral chiefs, pertaining to the priests and to the Levites,one ancestral house, was taken for Eleazar, and, was equally taken, for Ithamar. 1 Chronicles 24:7 So then the first lot came forth for Jehoiarib, for Jedaiah, the second; 1 Chronicles 24:8 for Harim, the third, for Seorim, the fourth; 1 Chronicles 24:9 for Malchijah, the fifth, for Mijamin, the sixth; 1 Chronicles 24:10 for Hakkoz, the seventh, for Abijah, the eighth; 1 Chronicles 24:11 for Jeshua, the ninth, for Shecaniah, the tenth; 1 Chronicles 24:12 for Eliashib, the eleventh, for Jakim, the twelfth; 1 Chronicles 24:13 for Huppah, the thirteenth, for Jeshebeab, the fourteenth; 1 Chronicles 24:14 for Bilgah, the fifteenth, for Immer, the sixteenth; 1 Chronicles 24:15 for Hezir, the seventeenth, for Happizzez, the eighteenth; 1 Chronicles 24:16 for Pethahiah, the nineteenth, for Jehezkel, the twentieth; 1 Chronicles 24:17 for Jachin, the twenty-first, for Gamul, the twenty-second; 1 Chronicles 24:18 for Delaiah, the twenty-third, for Maaziah, the twenty-fourth. 1 Chronicles 24:19 These, were their appointed places for their service, for entering the house of Yahweh, according to the regulation of them, by the hand of Aaron their father,just as Yahweh God of Israel, commanded him.
1 Chronicles 24:20 Now, as for the sons of Levi who remained, of the sons of Amram, Shubael, of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah. 1 Chronicles 24:21 Of Rehabiah, of the sons of Rehabiah, the chief Isshiah; 1 Chronicles 24:22 of the Izharites, Shelomoth,of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath; 1 Chronicles 24:23 and, the sons [of Hebron], Jeriah,Amariah, the second, Jehaziel, the third, Jekameam, the fourth; 1 Chronicles 24:24 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;
and the Merarites divided by lot.
1 Chronicles 24:27 the sons of Merari, of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham and Zaccur and Ibri: 1 Chronicles 24:28 of Mahli, Eleazar, who had no sons; 1 Chronicles 24:29 of Kishthe sons of Kish, Jerameel; 1 Chronicles 24:30 and, the sons of Mushi, Mahli and Eder and Jerimoth. These, were the sons of the Levites, belonging to their ancestral house. 1 Chronicles 24:31 Moreover, they also, cast lots along with their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king and Zadok and Ahimelech, and the ancestral chiefs, pertaining to the priests and to the Levites, the ancestral chief along with his younger brethren.