24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died a before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
(a) While their father yet lived.
Now the first b lot came forth to
Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
(b) This lot was ordained to take away all
occasion of envy or grudging of one against another.
The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to c
(c) Zachariah the father of John the Baptist was
of this course or lot of Abia, (Luke
These [were] the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of
the LORD, according to their manner, under d
Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
(d) By the dignity that God gave to Aaron.
The sons also of e Mushi; Mahli, and
Eder, and Jerimoth. These [were] the sons of the Levites after the house of
(e) Who was the second son of Merari.
24:31 These likewise cast f
lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the
king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and
Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.
(f) That is, every one had that honour which fell
to him by lot.