1 Chronicles 25-27 World English Bible

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The Divisions of the Musicians

25 1  Moreover, David and the captains of the army set apart for the service certain of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with stringed instruments, and with cymbals: and the number of those who did the work according to their service was: 2  of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king. 3  Of Jeduthun; the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Yahweh. 4  Of Heman; the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. 5  All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6  All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of Yahweh, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps, for the service of the house of God; Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman being under the order of the king. 7  The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

8  They cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar. 9  Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah; he and his brothers and sons were twelve: 10  the third to Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 11  the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 12  the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 13  the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 14  the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 15  the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 16  the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 17  the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 18  the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 19  the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 20  for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 21  for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 22  for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 23  for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 24  for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 25  for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 26  for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 27  for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 28  for the one and twentieth to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 29  for the two and twentieth to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 30  for the three and twentieth to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve: 31  for the four and twentieth to Romamti-Ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.

The Porters and Overseers

26 1  For the divisions of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 2  Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3  Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. 4  Obed-Edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth, 5  Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him. 6  Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor. 7  The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant men, Elihu, and Semachiah. 8  All 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. 9  Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men, eighteen. 10  Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief), 11  Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen. 12  Of these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their brothers, to minister in the house of Yahweh. 13  They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers’ houses, for every gate. 14  The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward. 15  To Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse. 16  To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch. 17  Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two. 18  For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar. 19  These were the divisions of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.

20  Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things. 21  The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers’ houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli. 22  The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of Yahweh. 23  Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites: 24  and Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler over the treasures. 25  His brothers: of Eliezer came Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son. 26  This 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. 27  Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh. 28  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, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.

29  Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges. 30  Of 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 king. 31  Of 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. 32  His 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.

The Officers of the Kingdom

27 1  Now the children of Israel after their number, the heads of fathers’ houses and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king, in any matter of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year—of 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 Perez, the chief of all the captains of the army for the first month. 4  Over the division of the second month was Dodai the Ahohite, and his division; and Mikloth the ruler: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 5  The third captain of the army for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, chief: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 6  This is that Benaiah, who was the mighty man of the thirty, and over the thirty: and of his division was Ammizabad his son. 7  The fourth captain 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 captain for this fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 9  The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 10  The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 11  The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 12  The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite, of the Benjamites: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 13  The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zerahites: and in his division were Twenty-four thousand. 14  The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his division were twenty-four thousand. 15  The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his division were twenty-four thousand.

16  Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri the ruler: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah: 17  of Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of Aaron, Zadok: 18  of Judah, Elihu, one of the brothers of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael: 19  of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel: 20  of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah: 21  of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner: 22  of Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the captains of the tribes of Israel. 23  But David didn’t take the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Yahweh had said he would increase Israel like the stars of the sky. 24  Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but didn’t finish; and there came wrath for this on Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David. 25  Over the king’s treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the treasures in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah: 26  Over those who did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub: 27  and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: and over the increase of the vineyards for the winecellars 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 that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai: 30  and over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite: and over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite. 31  All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David’s. 32  Also Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king’s sons: 33  Ahithophel was the king’s counselor: and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend: 34  and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the captain of the king’s army was Joab.

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