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tic order CHAP, XXIV, XXV,

gjvgation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge ol the eons of Aaron their brelhrenj-in the service of the house of the Lord.


NOW these are the divisions of the 'sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before Iheir father, and had no children; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

3 And David distributed them, both| £adok of the song of Eleazar, and Ahimdecb of the eons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.

4 And these were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of| the sons of Ithamar; and thtcs were they divided: among the sons of Eleazar there rvcre sixteen chief men ofthe house of their fathers.and eight among the sons of Ithamar, according to the house of Iheir lathers.

6 Thus 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, ami of the sons of Ithamar.

6 And Shemaiah the son ofNethaneel the scribe, one of theLevites, wrote them before the kins, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abialhnr, and brfore the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levilea: one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

7 Now the first lot came forth to Je. hoiarib, the second to Jedeiah,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to

of the priests.

17 The one and twentieth toJachin, he two and twentieth to Gamul,

18 The three and twentieth to Bclaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziab.

19 These were the ordering* of them in their service,to come into the house of the Lohd, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.

i TT And the rest of thesons of Levi re these: Of the sons of Am ram; Shubael; of the eons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first Isshiah.

22 Of die Ishariles; Shelomolh: of he sons of Shelomoth; Janata.

23 And the sons of Hebron; Jer'mh he Jirsi, Amnri.ah the second, Jahaziel

the third, Jekameam the fourth.

Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of thefsons of Michah; Shamir.

25 The brother of Michah was Ishiali: of the sons of Isshiah ; Zocbaiah.

26 The

9 The firth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamim,

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, eight, to Ahijah,

11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to Shecaniah,

J2 The eleventh to Eliashib, twelfth to Jakim,

13 The thirteeth to Hoppah, the fourteenth to Jesheboab,

14 The fifteenth toBilgah, the teenth lolmmer,

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

18 The nineteenth to Pethahiab, the Cwcn-'ifth to Jehezeke'

of Mei

an were MaMi Jaazinh; Beno. 27 TT The sons of Mcrari by Jaaaiah: and Shoham, and Zaccur, and


25 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had

29 Concern ins; Kish: the son of Kish w.N'.Jerahmeeh

30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, andEder, and Jerinioth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aathe presence of David the kinc, andZadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against theirvounger brethren. CHAP. XXV. )REOVER David and the captains of the bostsep-arated to thfe service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalterieej and with cymbal's: and the number of the workman according to their service was:

2 Of the eons of Asaph ; Zaccur,and iJoseph,and Nethaniah, and -Asarelah, the sons of Aaaph under the hands oj 'Hie division I. CHRONICLES. of the porters.

f 21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah,

3Of Jeduthun: theson9of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hasbabiah, and (Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father J;-dutli who prophesied will) a harp, to give thanks and to praise the Lord.

4 Of the sons of Ilemanjl Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebucl,| and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hauaui, athah, Giddalii, and Romainti e Joslibekashah, Malothi, Hothir, Mahazioth:

5 All these were the sons of He: the kind's seer in the words of God,to| lift up tlie horn. And God go' Heinan fourteen sons ami three d; ters.

6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the eonga of the Loud, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eiglit.

S TF And they cast lots, ward against ior:rd, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph : the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

12 The fifth to Nethauiah, lie, his| eons, and his brethren, were twelve:

13 The sixth to Bukkiah.Ae, his sons and his brethren, were twelve:

14 The seventh to Jesharelah,Af, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his eons, and his brethren, were twelve:

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his cons,and his brethren, were twelve:

17 The tenth toShimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his eons, and his brethren, were twelve:

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, A«, hia] eons, and his brethren, were twelve

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, A

ms, and his brethren, u

he, his £ twelvr

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah,Ae,hia sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

2-1 The seventeenth to Joshbekashali, Ac, his sons, and his brethren, were

23 The eighteenth to Hauani, Ae,his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he,his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

27 The twentieth to Elialh;di, Ae,his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

K2S The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

29 The two and twentieth to Gid dalli, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, vcre twelve:

31 Tl>e four and twentieth to Ronamti-ezer, he, his 60i>8, and his bre!± •en, were twelve.


CONCERNING the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was iNIeshelemiah the sons of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

2 And the sous of Meshelemiah were Zechariah the first-born, Jediael the

id, Zebadiah the third, Jalhniel the fourth,

3 Elam the fifth,Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

4 Moreover the sons of Obededom vcre, Shemaiah the first-born,Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethancel the


f> Ammiel the sixth,Lssachar the &ev nth, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.

Also unto Shemaiah his son were s born, that ruled throughout the se of their father: for they n>er<; hty men of valour. The sons of Shemiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men,E!ihu, and Semachiah.

All these of the sons of Ohed-edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service'

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9 And Meshciomiali had eons and idedicated tlun; brethren, strong men, eighteen.

10 Also Hoaab, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shnri the chief, (for though he was not the fust born, yet his father made him the chief;)

11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zeehariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosa iwrretbir

assigned by lot. vhich David the king, and the chief fathers, the cap lams over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had ded

12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in Uie house of the Lord.

13 IT And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their lathers, for every e^Ue.

14 And the lot eastward fell toShelemiah. Then for Zeehariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and liis lot came out northward.

15 To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppi

16 To Slmppim and Hosali the lot came J'orth westward with th Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day,southward four ad: and toward Assuppim two and two.

18 At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

19 These are the divisions or the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sous of Merari.

20 1T And of the Levites, Ahijnh ivas over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated


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21/7s concerning the £ the eons of the Gersli chief fathers, even of Laadn shonite, icere Jehieli.

22 The sons of Jehieli; Zelham.and Joel his brother, which were over the treasures of the house of the Loud.

23 Of the Amramil es, and the l2harites, the Hebroniles, and the

24 And ShcbuclUie son ol Gershom, the son of Moses, ivas ruler of the treasures.

2,5 And his brethren by Eliezer; I\ehabiah his son, and Jcshaiah his son, and Joram his son,and Zichri his son, andShclomith his son.

26 Which Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures ol the

27 Out of the spoils won in battles did the vdedicate to maintain the house lOl'the Lord. 23 And all that Samuel the seer.and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son ofJSTer, and Joab ihesonof Zeru ;ih, had dedicated; and whosoever had dedicated any thi>ig,il was under the hand of Shelomith, and of h;a brethren.

29 TTOf thelzharites, Chcnaniah and his sons icere for i he outward business u-er Israel, for officers and judges.

30 A)id of the Hebrouites.Hashabiah aid lus brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred,uwe offing them of Israel on this side

Jordan westward, in all the business of the Loud, and in the service of the

Sl^Among the Hebroniles was Jori|jah the chief, even among the Hebroniles, according to the generations of his lathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David (hey were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gil

3*2 And his brethren, men of valotu, were two thousand and seven hundred chief lathers, whom king David made rulers over the E.eubenites, the Gad ites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God, and affairs of the king.


NOW the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds,and their officers that served the king in any matter of (he courses, "ime in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twen:y and four thousand.

2 Over the first course for the .first nonth was Jashobeam the son of Zabjiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.

3 Of the children of Perez Umu the chief of all the captains of the hostlbr the first month.

4 And over the course of the second month was Podni theAhohite.and of The twcive captains I. CHRONICLES.

his course uas Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand.

5 The third captain of the host for| the third month ivas Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his ■coursewere twentyand four thous.uu

6 This is that Benaiah, who wa mighty among the thirty, and abov the thirty: and in his course iva Ammizahad his son.

7 The fourth captain for the fourti. month joosAsabel the brother of J oab, and Zebediali his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.

8 The fifth captain, for the fifth month, icas Shauihuth the Izrahite

and in Ins course ivere twenty and four thousand.

9 The sixth captain, for the sixth month, was Ira the son of Ikkesli tin3 Tekoite: antl in his course itiere twenty and four thousand.

10 The seventh captain, for the seventh month, was Heltz the Pelonite, ol the children of Ephraiin: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.

11 The eighlhc(rp/rtt/i,.fnrthc month, icas: Sibbcc'" of the Zarhiles:; were twenty and four thousand.

12 The ninth captain, for the nintl month, was Abiezer the Anetothiie of the Benjamites: ami in his coursi were twenty and four thousand.

13 The tenth captain, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophath ite, of the Zarhiles: and in hiscourse loere twenty and four thousand

M The eleventh captain, for the| eleventh month, ivas Benninh the Pi rathonite, of the cliildren ofEphraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.

15 The twelfth captain, for the twelfth month, was Hcldai the Netophathite, of Oihniel: and in his course ivere twenty and four thousand.

16 IT Furthermore, over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the lieu ben ites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites; Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

17 Of the Levites; Hashabiah the son ofKemuel: of the Aaronites; Zaduk:

18 Of Judah; Elihu,o;ieoftlie breth

Jbr ificir montft*. en of David: of lssachar; Omn the ;on of Michael:

19 OfZebidun; Ishiuaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali; Jerimotli tlie son of Azriel:

20 Of the children of Ephraim; HoMliea the son of Azaziah: of the halltribe of Mamtsseh; Joel the son of Pcdaiab:

21 Of the Iialf-f7i"6e of Manasseh in Gdead; lddothc son ofZechariah: of Benjamin; Jaasiel the sonofAbner:

22 Of Dan; Azareel the son ofJeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.

23 71 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under ; because the Lord had said hewould increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.

2-1 Joab i he son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because here fell wrath lor it against Israel; teither was the number put in the acount of the chronicles ol'king David. 25 Tf And over the king's treasures <<as Azmaveth the son of A die!: ami \er the storehouses in the fields, iiIhe cities, and in the villages, and in ,hth|the castles, teas Jehonathan the. sou of,

the HushaiiiiteJUzziah

''' 26 And over them that did the work

>f the field, for tillage of the ground, '.•us Ezri the son of Chelub:

27 And over the vineyards was Sbimei the Kamathite: over the increase ■fthe vineyards for the ■wine-cellars ivas Zabdi the Shipniite:

28 And over the olive-trees, and the sycamore-trees that were in the low plains, was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Jonsh:

29 And over the herd that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and

the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai:

30 Over the camels also u'0-sObil the Islnneelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:

31 And over the flocks was Jazizt lie Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.

32 Also Jonathan,David's uncle,fi>a* i counsellor, a wise man, and ascribe-'

and Jelnel the son of Hachmoni, ivas with the king's sons:

33 And Ahitophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite ivas the king's companion:

David exhortetfi CHAP.

3-1 And after Akilhophel was Jelioiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and tuegeucral of the king's -army was Joab.

CHAP. XXVIII. A ND Uavid assembled all the x\. princes of Israel, the princes of tlie tribes, and the captains of the compaates that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.

2 Then David the kingstood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people; asfor me, I had in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building .

3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build a house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.

4 Howbeit, the Lord God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever; for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah the house of my lather; and aino.n;; the sons of my father he hked me, to make vie kin?, over Israel:

6 And of all my sons (for the Lord hath given me many sons) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lonn over Israel.

(5 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: fori have chosen him to be my 6on, and I will be his father.

7 Moreover, I will establish his kingdom forever, if he be constant to d~o my commandments, and iny judgments, as at this day.

8 Now therefore, In the sight of all Israel, the congregation of the Lord, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all die commandments of the Lord your God :that ye may possess this good land, and leave U for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.

9 TT And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, ami serve Uiui with a perfect heart, and

XXVIII. tofear God with a willing mind ; for the Lord searcheth all hearts.andundersiandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts J if thou seek him, he will be found of thee: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee olTfor ever.

10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build a house for the sanctuary: be strong and do it.

11 TTThen David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of tire houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the inorcvseat,

12 And the pattern of all that he by the Spirit, of the courts of th-: house of the Lord, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

13 Also for the courses of the priests and IheLevites, and for all the work ol" the service of the house of the Lord, and for all the vessels of service in the house of the Lord.

14 He gave of gold by weight for things of gold, for all instruments of all manner of service; silver also lor all instruments of silver by weight, for all instruments of every kind of service:

15 Even the weight for th" candlesticks of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by weight for every candlestick, and for the lamps thereof; and for the candlesticks of silver by weight, both for the candlestick, and aJso for the lamps thereof, according to the use of every candlestick.

16 And by weight he gave gold for the tables of show-bread, for every table; and Ukeioise silver for the tables of silver:

17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, and the bowls, and the cups: and for the golden basons he gave gold by weight for every bason; and li/tswise sttver by weight for every bason of si Iver ••

IS And for th« altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pac tern of the chariot ol the cherubhns, tha* spread out their icings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the Lord.

ly All thi*, so\d Dnvid, the Lord made me understand in writing by hit

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