1 Chronicles 23
David in his old age maketh Solomon king.
1 Chronicles 23:1 And David is old, and satisfied with days, and causeth his son Solomon to reign over Israel,
The number and distribution of the Levites.
1 Chronicles 23:2 and gathereth all the heads of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites; 1 Chronicles 23:3 and the Levites are numbered from a son of thirty years and upward, and their number, by their polls, is of mighty men thirty and eight thousand. 1 Chronicles 23:4 Of these to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah [are] twenty and four thousand, and officers and judges six thousand, 1 Chronicles 23:5 and four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah, 'with instruments that I made for praising,' [saith David.] 1 Chronicles 23:6 And David distributeth them into courses: Of the sons of Levi: of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
The families of the Gershonites.
1 Chronicles 23:7 Of the Gershonite: Laadan and Shimei. 1 Chronicles 23:8 Sons of Laadan: the head [is] Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. 1 Chronicles 23:9 Sons of Shimei [are] Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three; these [are] heads of the fathers of Laadan. 1 Chronicles 23:10 And sons of Shimei [are] Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah; these [are] sons of Shimei, four. 1 Chronicles 23:11 And Jahath is the head, and Zizah the second, and Jeush and Beriah have not multiplied sons, and they become the house of a father by one numbering.
The sons of Kohath.
1 Chronicles 23:12 Sons of Kohath [are] Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four. 1 Chronicles 23:13 Sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron is separated for his sanctifying the holy of holies, he and his sonsunto the age, to make perfume before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His nameunto the age. 1 Chronicles 23:14 As to Moses, the man of God, his sons are called after the tribe of Levi. 1 Chronicles 23:15 Sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer. 1 Chronicles 23:16 Sons of Gershom: Shebuel the head. 1 Chronicles 23:17 And sons of Eliezer are Rehabiah the head, and Eliezer had no other sons, and the sons of Rehabiah have multiplied exceedingly. 1 Chronicles 23:18 Sons of Izhar: Shelomith the head. 1 Chronicles 23:19 Sons of Hebron: Jeriah the head, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. 1 Chronicles 23:20 Sons of Uzziel: Micah the head, and Ishshiah, the second.
The sons of Merari.
1 Chronicles 23:21 Sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish. 1 Chronicles 23:22 And Eleazar dieth, and he had no sons, but daughters, and sons of Kish their brethren take them. 1 Chronicles 23:23 Sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth, three.
The office of the Levites.
1 Chronicles 23:24 These [are] sons of Levi, by the house of their fathers, heads of the fathers, by their appointments, in the number of names, by their polls, doing the work for the service of the house of Jehovah, from a son of twenty years and upward, 1 Chronicles 23:25 for David said, 'Jehovah, God of Israel, hath given rest to His people, and He doth tabernacle in Jerusalem unto the age;' 1 Chronicles 23:26 and also of the Levites, 'None [are] to bear the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service;' 1 Chronicles 23:27 for by the last words of David they [took] the number of the sons of Levi from a son of twenty years and upward, 1 Chronicles 23:28 for their station [is] at the side of the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of Jehovah, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the cleansing of every holy thing, and the work of the service of the house of God, 1 Chronicles 23:29 and for the bread of the arrangement, and for fine flour for present, and for the thin unleavened cakes, and for [the work of] the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all [liquid] measure and [solid] measure; 1 Chronicles 23:30 and to stand, morning by morning, to give thanks, and to give praise to Jehovah, and so at evening; 1 Chronicles 23:31 and for all the burnt-offeringsburnt-offerings to Jehovah for sabbaths, for new moons, and for appointed seasons, by number, according to the ordinance upon them continually, before Jehovah. 1 Chronicles 23:32 And they have kept the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the sons of Aaron, their brethren, for the service of the house of Jehovah.