1For the divisions of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites,
Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
2Meshelemiah had sons:
Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the
3Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
4Obed-Edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah
the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth,
sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.
6Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of
their father; for they were mighty men of valor.
7The sons of Shemaiah:
Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant men,
Elihu, and Semachiah.
8All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and
their sons and their brothers, able men in strength for the service;
sixty-two of Obed-Edom.
9Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men,
10Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the
chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief),
11Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the
sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen.
12Of these were the divisions
of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their
brothers, to minister in the house of Yahweh.
13They cast lots, the small
as well as the great, according to their fathers’ houses, for every gate.
14The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise
counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
southward; and to his sons the storehouse.
16To Shuppim and Hosah
westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch
17Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day,
southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two.
westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
19These were the
divisions of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons
20Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house
of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
21The sons of
Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the
fathers’ houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the
house of Yahweh.
23Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites,
of the Uzzielites:
24and Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses,
was ruler over the treasures.
25His brothers: of Eliezer came
Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his
son, and Shelomoth his son.
26This Shelomoth and his brothers were over
all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the
heads of the fathers’ houses, the captains over thousands and
hundreds, and the captains of the army, had dedicated.
27Out of the spoil
won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.
that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and
Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it
was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.
29Of the Izharites,
Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for
officers and judges.
30Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men
of valor, one thousand seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the
Jordan westward, for all the business of Yahweh, and for the service of the
31Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites,
according to their generations by fathers’ houses. In the fortieth
year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among
them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead.
32His brothers, men of
valor, were two thousand seven hundred, heads of fathers’ houses,
whom king David made overseers over the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the
half-tribe of the Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the
affairs of the king.