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1 Chronicles 23

1 So when David was old and satisfied with days, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
2 And he gathered together all the rulers of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.
3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and above; and the head count of the men was thirty-eight thousand.
4 Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Jehovah, six thousand officers and judges,
5 four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand for praising Jehovah with instruments, which I have made, said David, to give praise.
6 David also divided them into divisions among the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
7 The Gershonites: Laadan and Shimei.
8 The sons of Laadan: the first Jehiel, then Zetham and Joel; three.
9 The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, Haziel, and Haran; three. These were the heads of the fathers of Laadan.
10 And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah; these, the four sons of Shimei.
11 Jahath was the first and Zizah the second. But Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons; therefore they were reckoned as one father's house.
12 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel; four.
13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was set apart, he and his sons perpetually, that he should consecrate the set apart, holy things, to burn incense before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name perpetually.
14 The sons of Moses the man of God were reckoned to the tribe of Levi.
15 The sons of Moses: Gershon and Eliezer.
16 The sons of Gershon: Shebuel was head.
17 The sons of Eliezer: Rehabiah was head. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
18 The sons of Izhar: Shelomith was head.
19 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah was the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
20 The sons of Uzziel: Michah was the first and Jesshiah the second.
21 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.
22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but only daughters; and their brethren, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
23 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth; three.
24 These were the sons of Levi by their fathers' houses; heads of fathers as they were reckoned by the number of names by head count, who did the work for the service of the house of Jehovah, from the age of twenty years and above.
25 For David had said, Jehovah the God of Israel has given rest to His people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem always;
26 and also to the Levites, They shall no longer need to carry the tabernacle, nor any of the vessels for its service.
27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above;
28 because their function was to give a hand to the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of Jehovah, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God,
29 both with the Bread in Rows and the fine flour for the grain offering, with the unleavened cakes and what is in the pans, with what is mixed and with all kinds of measures and sizes;
30 to stand every morning to thank and praise Jehovah, and likewise at evening;
31 and to offer the burnt offerings unto Jehovah on the Sabbaths and on the new moons and on the set feasts, by number according to their ordinance, continually before Jehovah;
32 and that they should keep the charge of the tent of meeting, the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren in the service of the house of Jehovah.
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