1These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron:
Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2But Nadab and Abihu died before
their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the
3David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech
of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their ordering in their
4There were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of
the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of
Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers’ houses; and of the sons of
Ithamar, according to their fathers’ houses, eight.
5Thus were they
divided impartially by drawing lots; for there were princes of the sanctuary,
and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
6Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, wrote
them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and
Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers’ houses
of the priests and of the Levites; one fathers’ house being taken for
Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
7Now the first lot came forth to
Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8the third to Harim, the fourth to
9the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to
12the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14the fifteenth to
Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15the seventeenth to Hezir, the
eighteenth to Happizzez,
16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to
17the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
18the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
was the ordering of them in their service, to come into the house of Yahweh
according to the ordinance given to them by Aaron their father, as
Yahweh, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
20Of the rest of the sons
of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
21Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.
Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
23The sons of
Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third,
Jekameam the fourth.
24The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah,
25The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah,
26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah:
27The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and
28Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
29Of Kish; the sons of
30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth.
These were the sons of the Levites after their fathers’ houses.
likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence
of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers’
houses of the priests and of the Levites; the fathers’ houses
of the chief even as those of his younger brother.