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1 Chronicles 23

1 Chronicles 23:1  
Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

1 Chronicles 23:2  
He gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

1 Chronicles 23:3  
The Levites were counted from thirty years old and upward; and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

1 Chronicles 23:4  
David said, “Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of Yahweh’s house, six thousand were officers and judges,

1 Chronicles 23:5  
four thousand were doorkeepers, and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made for giving praise.”

1 Chronicles 23:6  
David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chronicles 23:7  
Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

1 Chronicles 23:8  
The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, Zetham, and Joel, three.

1 Chronicles 23:9  
The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers’ households of Ladan.

1 Chronicles 23:10  
The sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

1 Chronicles 23:11  
Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah didn’t have many sons; therefore they became a fathers’ house in one reckoning.

1 Chronicles 23:12  
The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

1 Chronicles 23:13  
The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to bless in his name forever.

1 Chronicles 23:14  
But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.

1 Chronicles 23:15  
The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.

1 Chronicles 23:16  
The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the chief.

1 Chronicles 23:17  
The son of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

1 Chronicles 23:18  
The son of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.

1 Chronicles 23:19  
The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

1 Chronicles 23:20  
The sons of Uzziel: Micah the chief, and Isshiah the second.

1 Chronicles 23:21  
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.

1 Chronicles 23:22  
Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only; and their relatives, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.

1 Chronicles 23:23  
The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

1 Chronicles 23:24  
These were the sons of Levi after their fathers’ houses, even the heads of the fathers’ houses of those who were counted individually, in the number of names by their polls, who did the work for the service of Yahweh’s house, from twenty years old and upward.

1 Chronicles 23:25  
For David said, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem forever.

1 Chronicles 23:26  
Also the Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service.”

1 Chronicles 23:27  
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were counted, from twenty years old and upward.

1 Chronicles 23:28  
For their duty was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of Yahweh’s house—in the courts, in the rooms, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of God’s house;

1 Chronicles 23:29  
for the show bread also, and for the fine flour for a meal offering, whether of unleavened wafers, or of that which is baked in the pan, or of that which is soaked, and for all measurements of quantity and size;

1 Chronicles 23:30  
and to stand every morning to thank and praise Yahweh, and likewise in the evening;

1 Chronicles 23:31  
and to offer all burnt offerings to Yahweh on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Yahweh;

1 Chronicles 23:32  
and that they should keep the duty of the Tent of Meeting, the duty of the holy place, and the duty of the sons of Aaron their brothers for the service of Yahweh’s house.


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