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1 Chronicles 24:1-31

24  Now the sons of Aaron had their divisions. The sons of Aaron were Na′dab+ and A·bi′hu,+ El·e·a′zar+ and Ith′a·mar.+  However, Na′dab and A·bi′hu+ died before their father,+ and they did not happen to have any sons, but El·e·a′zar+ and Ith′a·mar continued to act as priests.  And David, and Za′dok+ from the sons of El·e·a′zar, and A·him′e·lech+ from the sons of Ith′a·mar proceeded to make divisions of them for their office in their service.+  But the sons of El·e·a′zar were found to be more numerous in headmen than the sons of Ith′a·mar. So they distributed them to the sons of El·e·a′zar, as heads for [their]* paternal houses, sixteen, and to the sons of Ith′a·mar, [as heads] for their paternal houses, eight.  Further, they distributed them by lots,+ these along with those, for there had to be chiefs of the holy place+ and chiefs of the [true] God from the sons of El·e·a′zar and from the sons of Ith′a·mar.  Then She·mai′ah the son of Ne·than′el the secretary+ of the Levites wrote them down before the king and the princes and Za′dok+ the priest and A·him′e·lech+ the son of A·bi′a·thar+ and the heads of the fathers of the priests and of the Levites,+ one paternal house being picked out for El·e·a′zar+ and one being picked out for Ith′a·mar.*+  And the lot proceeded to come out: the first for Je·hoi′a·rib;+ for Je·da′iah the second,  for Ha′rim the third, for Se·o′rim the fourth,  for Mal·chi′jah the fifth, for Mij′a·min the sixth, 10  for Hak′koz the seventh, for A·bi′jah+ the eighth, 11  for Jesh′u·a the ninth, for Shec·a·ni′ah the tenth, 12  for E·li′a·shib the eleventh, for Ja′kim the twelfth, 13  for Hup′pah the thirteenth, for Je·sheb′e·ab the fourteenth, 14  for Bil′gah the fifteenth, for Im′mer the sixteenth, 15  for He′zir the seventeenth, for Hap′piz·zez the eighteenth, 16  for Peth·a·hi′ah the nineteenth, for Je·hez′kel the twentieth, 17  for Ja′chin the twenty-first, for Ga′mul the twenty-second, 18  for De·la′iah the twenty-third, for Ma·a·zi′ah the twenty-fourth. 19  These were their offices+ for their service,+ to come into the house of Jehovah according to their due right+ by the hand of Aaron their forefather, just as Jehovah the God of Israel had commanded him. 20  And of the sons of Le′vi that were left over, of the sons of Am′ram+ there was Shu′ba·el;+ of the sons of Shu′ba·el, Jeh·de′iah; 21  of Re·ha·bi′ah:+ of the sons of Re·ha·bi′ah, Is·shi′ah the head; 22  of the Iz′har·ites,+ She·lo′moth;+ of the sons of She·lo′moth, Ja′hath; 23  and the sons [of He′bron],+ Je·ri′ah+ the head,* Am·a·ri′ah the second, Ja·ha·zi′el the third, Jek·a·me′am the fourth. 24  The sons of Uz′zi·el, Mi′cah; of the sons of Mi′cah,+ Sha′mir. 25  The brother of Mi′cah was Is·shi′ah; of the sons of Is·shi′ah, Zech·a·ri′ah. 26  The sons of Me·rar′i+ were Mah′li+ and Mu′shi;+ the sons of Ja·a·zi′ah,* Be′no. 27  The sons of Me·rar′i: Of Ja·a·zi′ah, Be′no and Sho′ham and Zac′cur and Ib′ri. 28  Of Mah′li, El·e·a′zar, who did not come to have any sons.+ 29  Of Kish: the sons of Kish were Je·rah′me·el. 30  And the sons of Mu′shi were Mah′li+ and E′der and Jer′i·moth.+ These were the sons of the Levites by their paternal+ houses. 31  And they themselves also proceeded to cast lots+ exactly as their brothers the sons of Aaron did before David the king and Za′dok and A·him′e·lech and the heads of the paternal houses of the priests and of the Levites. As respects paternal houses,+ the head one was exactly as his younger brother.


“Their,” Sy and five Heb. mss.
“A paternal house one by one for Eleazar and one by one for Ithamar,” LXX.
“The sons of Hebron, Jeriah the head,” LXXL and 23:19.
“Jaaziah,” M; LXX, “Uzziah.”