1 Chronicles 25-27 Darby’s Translation

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The Divisions of the Musicians

25 1  And David and the captains of the host separated for the service those of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun who were to prophesy with harps and lutes and cymbals; and the number of the men employed according to their service was: 2  of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied at the direction of the king. 3  Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Isaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, [and Shimei] six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the harp, to give thanks and to praise Jehovah. 4  Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkijah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth: 5  all these were sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to exalt his power; and God had given to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6  All these were under the direction of their fathers Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman, for song in the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, lutes and harps, for the service of the house of God, under the direction of the king. 7  And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of Jehovah, all of them skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.

8  And they cast lots with one another over the charges, the small as well as the great, the teacher with the scholar. 9  And the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; to Gedaliah the second: he and his brethren and his sons were twelve. 10  The third to Zaccur; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 11  The fourth to Jizri; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 12  The fifth to Nethaniah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 13  The sixth to Bukkijah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 14  The seventh to Jesharelah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 15  The eighth to Isaiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 16  The ninth to Mattaniah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 17  The tenth to Shimei; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 18  The eleventh to Azareel; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 19  The twelfth to Hashabiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 20  The thirteenth to Shubael; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 21  The fourteenth to Mattithiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 22  The fifteenth to Jeremoth; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 23  The sixteenth to Hananiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 24  The seventeenth to Joshbekashah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 25  The eighteenth to Hanani; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 26  The nineteenth to Mallothi; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 27  The twentieth to Elijathah; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 28  The twenty-first to Hothir; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 29  The twenty-second to Giddalti; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 30  The twenty-third to Mahazioth; his sons and his brethren, twelve. 31  The twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer; his sons and his brethren, twelve.

The Porters and Overseers

26 1  The divisions of the doorkeepers. Of the Korahites: Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 2  And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3  Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh. 4  —And the sons of Obed-Edom: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth, 5  Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God had blessed him. 6  And to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who were rulers in their father's house; for they were mighty men of valour. 7  The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, [and] Elzabad, whose brethren were valiant men, Elihu and Semachiah. 8  All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men in strength for the service, were sixty-two of Obed-Edom. 9  —And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, men of valour, eighteen. 10  —And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the head, for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the head; 11  Hilkijah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen. 12  Among these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, among the head-men, as to the charges together with their brethren, for performing the service in the house of Jehovah. 13  And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate. 14  And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah; and they cast lots for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, and his lot came out northward; 15  to Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse. 16  To Shuppim and Hosah westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the ascent, watch against watch. 17  Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and in the storehouse two [and] two. 18  At the portico westward, four at the causeway, two at the portico. 19  These are the divisions of the doorkeepers among the sons of the Korahites and among the sons of Merari.

20  And the Levites: Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things. 21  The sons of Laadan, the sons of the Gershonites of Laadan, chief fathers of Laadan the Gershonite: Jehieli; 22  the sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of Jehovah. 23  As to the Amramites, the Jizharites, the Hebronites, the Uzzielites.... 24  And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was overseer of the treasures. 25  And his brethren, of Eliezer: Rehabiah his son, and Isaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son. 26  This Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which king David, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated 27  (from the wars and out of the spoils had they dedicated [them], to maintain the house of Jehovah), 28  and all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated: all that was dedicated was under the hand of Shelomith and of his brethren.

29  Of the Jizharites, Chenaniah and his sons were over Israel, for the outward business for officers and judges. 30  Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, for the administration of Israel on this side Jordan westward, for all the business of Jehovah, and for the service of the king. 31  Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the head; (as to the Hebronites, according to their families according to the fathers: in the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jaazer in Gilead;) 32  and his brethren, men of valour, two thousand seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half tribe of the Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and the affairs of the king.

The Officers of the Kingdom

27 1  And [these] are the children of Israel after their number, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in every matter of the divisions, which came in and went out month by month throughout the months of the year; in every division were twenty-four thousand. 2  Over the first division for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 3  He was of the children of Pherez, the head of all the captains of the hosts for the first month. 4  And over the division of the second month was Dodai the Ahohite; and in his division was Mikloth ruler; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 5  The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah (the son of Jehoiada, a principal officer): [he was] head; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 6  This Benaiah was a mighty man among the thirty, and above the thirty; and in his division was Ammizabad his son. 7  The fourth for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 8  The fifth for the fifth month was the captain Shamhuth the Jizrahite; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 9  The sixth for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 10  The seventh for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 11  The eighth for the eighth month was Sibbechai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 12  The ninth for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite, of the Benjaminites; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 13  The tenth for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 14  The eleventh for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim; and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 15  The twelfth for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel; and in his division were twenty-four thousand.

16  And over the tribes of Israel were: for the Reubenites Eliezer the son of Zichri was the prince; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah; 17  for the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok; 18  for Judah, Elihu of the brethren of David; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael; 19  for Zebulun, Jishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel; 20  for the children of Ephraim, Hosea the son of Azaziah; for the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah; 21  for the half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Jiddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner; 22  for Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. 23  And David took not their number from twenty years old and under; for Jehovah had said he would increase Israel as the stars of heaven. 24  Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he did not finish; and there fell wrath for it upon Israel; and the number was not put in the account of the chronicles of king David. 25  And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the storehouses in the country, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the towers was Jonathan the son of Uzziah. 26  And over them that worked in the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub. 27  And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over what was in the vineyards of stores of wine was Zabdi the Shiphmite: 28  and over the olive-trees and the sycamore-trees that were in the lowland was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the cellars of oil was Joash. 29  And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; and over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. 30  And over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the asses was Jehdiah the Meronothite. 31  And over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagarite. All these were comptrollers of the substance which was king David's. 32  And Jonathan, David's uncle, was counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons; 33  and Ahithophel was the king's counsellor; and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend; 34  and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar; and Joab was captain of the king's army.

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