1 Chronicles 23-25 Young’s Literal Translation

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23 1  And David is old, and satisfied with days, and causeth his son Solomon to reign over Israel,

The Divisions and Duties of the Levites

2  and gathereth all the heads of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites; 3  and the Levites are numbered from a son of thirty years and upward, and their number, by their polls, is of mighty men thirty and eight thousand. 4  Of these to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah 'are' twenty and four thousand, and officers and judges six thousand, 5  and four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah, 'with instruments that I made for praising,' 'saith David.' 6  And David distributeth them into courses: Of the sons of Levi: of Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 7  Of the Gershonite: Laadan and Shimei. 8  Sons of Laadan: the head 'is' Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. 9  Sons of Shimei 'are' Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three; these 'are' heads of the fathers of Laadan. 10  And sons of Shimei 'are' Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah; these 'are' sons of Shimei, four. 11  And Jahath is the head, and Zizah the second, and Jeush and Beriah have not multiplied sons, and they become the house of a father by one numbering. 12  Sons of Kohath 'are' Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four. 13  Sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron is separated for his sanctifying the holy of holies, he and his sons—unto the age, to make perfume before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name—unto the age. 14  As to Moses, the man of God, his sons are called after the tribe of Levi. 15  Sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer. 16  Sons of Gershom: Shebuel the head. 17  And sons of Eliezer are Rehabiah the head, and Eliezer had no other sons, and the sons of Rehabiah have multiplied exceedingly. 18  Sons of Izhar: Shelomith the head. 19  Sons of Hebron: Jeriah the head, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. 20  Sons of Uzziel: Micah the head, and Ishshiah, the second. 21  Sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish. 22  And Eleazar dieth, and he had no sons, but daughters, and sons of Kish their brethren take them. 23  Sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth, three.

24  These 'are' sons of Levi, by the house of their fathers, heads of the fathers, by their appointments, in the number of names, by their polls, doing the work for the service of the house of Jehovah, from a son of twenty years and upward, 25  for David said, 'Jehovah, God of Israel, hath given rest to His people, and He doth tabernacle in Jerusalem unto the age;' 26  and also of the Levites, 'None 'are' to bear the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service;' 27  for by the last words of David they 'took' the number of the sons of Levi from a son of twenty years and upward, 28  for their station 'is' at the side of the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of Jehovah, over the courts, and over the chambers, and over the cleansing of every holy thing, and the work of the service of the house of God, 29  and for the bread of the arrangement, and for fine flour for present, and for the thin unleavened cakes, and for 'the work of' the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all 'liquid' measure and 'solid' measure; 30  and to stand, morning by morning, to give thanks, and to give praise to Jehovah, and so at evening; 31  and for all the burnt-offerings—burnt-offerings to Jehovah for sabbaths, for new moons, and for appointed seasons, by number, according to the ordinance upon them continually, before Jehovah. 32  And they have kept the charge of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the sons of Aaron, their brethren, for the service of the house of Jehovah.

24 1  And to the sons of Aaron 'are' their courses: sons of Aaron 'are' Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, 2  and Nadab dieth, and Abihu, in the presence of their father, and they had no sons, and Eleazar and Ithamar act as priests. 3  And David distributeth them, and Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their office in their service; 4  and there are found of the sons of Eleazar more for heads of the mighty men than of the sons of Ithamar; and they distribute them: Of the sons of Eleazar, heads for a house of fathers, sixteen; and of the sons of Ithamar, for a house of their fathers, eight. 5  And they distribute them, by lots, one with another, for princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, have been of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar. 6  And Shemaiah son of Nethaneel the scribe, of the Levites, writeth them before the king and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and heads of the fathers, for priests and for Levites: one house of a father being taken possession of for Eleazar, and one being taken possession of for Ithamar. 7  And the first lot goeth out for Jehoiarib, for Jedaiah the second, 8  for Harim the third, for Seorim the fourth, 9  for Malchijah the fifth, for Mijamin the sixth, 10  for Hakkoz the seventh, for Abijah the eighth, 11  for Jeshuah the ninth, for Shecaniah the tenth, 12  for Eliashib the eleventh, for Jakim the twelfth, 13  for Huppah the thirteenth, for Jeshebeab the fourteenth, 14  for Bilgah the fifteenth, for Immer the sixteenth, 15  for Hezir the seventeenth, for Aphses the eighteenth, 16  for Pethahiah the nineteenth, for Jehezekel the twentieth, 17  for Jachin the one and twentieth, for Gamul the two and twentieth, 18  for Delaiah the three and twentieth, for Maaziah the four and twentieth. 19  These 'are' their appointments for their service, to come in to the house of Jehovah, according to their ordinance by the hand of Aaron their father, as Jehovah God of Israel, commanded them.

20  And for the sons of Levi who are left: for sons of Amram, Shubael; for sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah. 21  For Rehabiah: for sons of Rehabiah, the head Ishshiah. 22  For the Izharite: Shelomoth; for sons of Shelomoth: Jahath. 23  And sons of Jeriah: Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24  Sons of Uzziel: Michah; for sons of Michah: Shamir. 25  A brother of Michah 'is' Ishshiah; for sons of Ishshiah: Zechariah; 26  sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Jaaziah: Beno; 27  sons of Merari: of Jaaziah: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 28  For Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons; 29  for Kish: sons of Kish: Jerahmeel. 30  And sons of Mushi 'are' Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth; these 'are' sons of the Levites, for the house of their fathers, 31  and they cast, they also, lots over-against their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and heads of the fathers, for priests and for Levites; the chief father over-against his younger brother.

The Divisions of the Musicians

25 1  And David and the heads of the host separate for service, of the sons of Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun, who are prophesying with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals, and the number of the workmen is according to their service. 2  Of sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph, 'are' by the side of Asaph, who is prophesying by the side of the king. 3  Of Jeduthun: sons of Jeduthun, Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, Shisshah, 'are' by the side of their father Jeduthun; with a harp he is prophesying, for giving of thanks and of praise to Jehovah. 4  Of Heman: sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth; 5  all these 'are' sons of Heman—seer of the king in the things of God—to lift up a horn; and God giveth to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6  All these 'are' by the side of their father in the song of the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God; by the side of the king 'are' Asaph, and Jeduthun, and Heman. 7  And their number, with their brethren—taught in the song of Jehovah, all who are intelligent—is two hundred, eighty and eight.

8  And they cause to fall lots—charge over-against 'charge', as well the small as the great, the intelligent with the learner. 9  And the first lot goeth out for Asaph to Joseph; 'to' Gedaliah the second; he, and his brethren and his sons, twelve; 10  the third 'to' Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 11  the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 12  the fifth 'to' Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 13  the sixth 'to' Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 14  the seventh 'to' Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 15  the eighth 'to' Jeshaiah, 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  eleventh 'to' Azareel, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 19  the twelfth 'to' Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 20  at the thirteenth 'to' Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 21  at the fourteenth 'to' Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 22  at the fifteenth 'to' Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 23  at the sixteenth 'to' Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 24  at the seventeenth 'to' Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 25  at the eighteenth 'to' Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 26  at the nineteenth 'to' Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 27  at the twentieth 'to' Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 28  at the one and twentieth 'to' Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 29  at the two and twentieth 'to' Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 30  at the three and twentieth 'to' Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve; 31  at the four and twentieth 'to' Romamti-Ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.

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