First Book of Paralipomenon (Author Compiled by Isaias and Esdras from records of Nathan, Gad, Addo, Ahias, Jehu and others.)

24:1¤ Now these were the divisions of the sons of Aaron: The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abiu, and Eleazar, and Ithamar.

24:2But Nadab and Abiu died before their father, and had no children: so Eleazar, and Ithamar did the office of the priesthood.

24:3And David distributed them, that is, Sadoc of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their courses and ministry.

24:4And there were found many more of the sons of Eleazar among the principal men, than of the sons of Ithamar. And he divided them so, that there were of the sons of Eleazar, sixteen chief men by their families: and of the sons of Ithamar eight by their families and houses.

24:5And he divided both the families one with the other by lot: for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

24:6And Semeias the son of Nathanael the scribe a Levite, wrote them down before the king and the princes, and Sadoc the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the princes also of the priestly and Levitical families: one house, which was over the rest, of Eleazar: and another house, which had the rest under it, of Ithamar.

24:7Now the first lot came forth to Joiarib, the second to Jedei,

24:8The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

24:9The fifth to Melchia, the sixth to Maiman,

24:10The seventh to Accos, the eighth to Abia,

24:11The ninth to Jesua, the tenth to Sechenia,

24:12The eleventh to Eliasib, the twelfth to Jacim,

24:13The thirteenth to Hoppha, the fourteenth to Isbaab,

24:14The fifteenth to Belga, the sixteenth to Emmer,

24:15The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

24:16The nineteenth to Pheteia, the twentieth to Hezechiel,

24:17The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,

24:18The three and twentieth to Dalaiau, the four and twentieth to Maaziau.

24:19These are their courses according to their ministries, to come into the house of the Lord, and according to their manner under the hand of Aaron their father: as the Lord the God of Israel had commanded.

24:20Now of the rest of the sons of Levi, there was of the sons of Amram, Subael: and of the sons of Subael, Jehedeia.

24:21Also of the sons of Rohobia the chief Jesias.

24:22And the son of Isaar Salemoth, and the son of Salemoth Jahath:

24:23And his son Jeriau the first, Amarias the second, Jahaziel the third, Jecmaan the fourth.

24:24The son of Oziel, Micha: the son of Micha, Samir.

24:25The brother of Micha, Jesia: and the son of Jesia, Zacharias.

24:26The sons of Merari: Moholi and Musi: the son of Oziau: Benno.

24:27The son also of Merari Oziau, and Soam, and Zacchur, and Hebri.

24:28And the son of Moholi: Eleazar, who had no sons.

24:29And the son of Cis, Jeramael.

24:30The sons of Musi: Moholi, Eder, and Jerimoth. These are the sons of Levi according to the houses of their families.

24:31And they also cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron before David the king, and Sadoc, and Ahimelech, and the princes of the priestly and Levitical families, both the elder and the younger. The lot divided all equally.

25:1¤ Moreover David and the chief officers of the army separated for the ministry the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Idithun: to prophesy with harps, and with psalteries, and with cymbals according to their number serving in their appointed office.

25:2Of the sons of Asaph: Zacchur, and Joseph, and Nathania, and Asarela, sons of Asaph: under the hand of Asaph prophesying near the king.

25:3And of Idithun: the sons of Idithun, Godolias, Sori, Jeseias, and Hasabias, and Mathathias, under the hand of their father Idithun, who prophesied with a harp to give thanks and to praise the Lord.

25:4Of Heman also: the sons of Heman, Bocciau, Mathaniau, Oziel, Subuel, and Jerimoth, Hananias, Hanani, Eliatha, Geddelthi, and Romemthiezer, and Jesbacassa, Mellothi, Othir, Mahazioth:

25:5All these were the sons of Heman the seer of the king in the words of God, to lift up the horn: and God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

25:6All these under their father's hand were distributed to sing in the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, and psalteries and harps, for the service of the house of the Lord near the king: to wit, Asaph, and Idithun, and Heman.

25:7And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight.

25:8And they cast lots by their courses, the elder equally with the younger, the learned and the unlearned together.

25:9And the first lot came forth to Joseph, who was of Asaph. The second to Godolias, to him and his sons, and his brethren twelve.

25:10The third to Zachur, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:11The fourth to Isari, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:12The fifth to Nathania, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:13The sixth to Bocciau, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:14The seventh to Isreela, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:15The eighth to Jesaia, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:16The ninth to Mathanaias, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:17The tenth to Semeias, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:18The eleventh to Azareel, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:19The twelfth to Hasabia, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:20The thirteenth to Subael, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:21The fourteenth to Mathathias, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:22The fifteenth to Jerimoth, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:23The sixteenth to Hananias, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:24The seventeenth to Jesbacassa, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:25The eighteenth to Hanani, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:26The nineteenth to Mellothi, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:27The twentieth to Eliatha, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:28The one and twentieth to Othir, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:29The two and twentieth to Geddelthi, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:30The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

25:31The four and twentieth to Romemthiezer, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

26:1¤ And the divisions of the porters: of the Corites Meselemia, the son of Core, of the sons of Asaph.

26:2The sons of Meselemia: Zacharias the firstborn, Jadihel the second, Zabadias the third, Jathanael the fourth,

26:3Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

26:4And the sons of Obededom, Semeias the firstborn, Jozabad the second, Joaha the third, Sachar the fourth, Nathanael the fifth,

26:5Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Phollathi the eighth: for the Lord had blessed him.

26:6And to Semei his son were born sons, heads of their families: for they were men of great valour.

26:7The sons then of Semeias were Othni, and Raphael, and Obed, Elizabad, and his brethren most valiant men: and Eliu, and Samachias.

26:8All these of the sons of Obededom: they, and their sons, and their brethren most able men for service, sixty-two of Obededom.

26:9And the sons of Meselemia, and their brethren strong men, were eighteen.

26:10And of Hosa, that is, of the sons of Merari: Semri the chief, (for he had not a firstborn, and therefore his father made him chief.)

26:11Helcias the second, Tabelias the third, Zacharias the fourth: all these the sons, and the brethren of Hosa, were thirteen.

26:12Among these were the divisions of the porters, so that the chiefs of the wards, as well as their brethren, always ministered in the house of the Lord.

26:13And they cast lots equally, both little and great, by their families for every one of the gates.

26:14And the lot of the east fell to Selemias. But to his son Zacharias, a very wise and learned man, the north gate fell by lot.

26:15And to Obededom and his sons that towards the south: in which part of the house was the council of the ancients.

26:16To Sephim, and Hosa towards the west, by the gate which leadeth to the way of the ascent: ward against ward.

26:17Now towards the east were six Levites: and towards the north four a day: and towards the south likewise four a day: and where the council was, two and two.

26:18In the cells also of the porters toward the west four in the way: and two at every cell.

26:19These are the divisions of the porters of the sons of Core, and of Merari.

26:20Now Achias was over the treasures of the house of God, and the holy vessels.

26:21The sons of Ledan, the sons of Gersonni: of Ledan were heads of the families, of Ledan, and Gersonni, Jehieli.

26:22The sons of Jehieli: Zathan and Joel, his brethren over the treasures of the house of the Lord,

26:23With the Amramites, and Isaarites, and Hebronites, and Ozielites.

26:24And Subael the son of Gersom, the son of Moses, was chief over the treasures.

26:25His brethren also, Eliezer, whose son Rohobia, and his son Isaias, and his son Joram, and his son Zechri, and his son Selemith.

26:26Which Selemith and his brethren were over the treasures of the holy things, which king David, and the heads of families, and the captains over thousands and over hundreds, and the captains of the host had dedicated,

26:27Out of the wars, and the spoils won in battles, which they had consecrated to the building and furniture of the temple of the Lord.

26:28And all these things that Samuel the seer and Saul the son of Cis, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Sarvia had sanctified: and whosoever had sanctified those things, they were under the hand of Selemith and his brethren.

26:29But Chonenias and his sons were over the Isaarites, for the business abroad over Israel to teach them and judge them.

26:30And of the Hebronites Hasabias, and his brethren most able men, a thousand seven hundred had the charge over Israel beyond the Jordan westward, in all the works of the Lord, and for the service of the king.

26:31And the chief of the Hebronites was Jeria according to their families and kindreds. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were numbered, and there were found most valiant men in Jazer Galaad,

26:32And his brethren of stronger age, two thousand seven hundred chiefs of families. And king David made them rulers over the Rubenites and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasses, for all the service of God, and the king.

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