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1 Chronicles 26:1-32

26  As to divisions of gatemen: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Abiasaph; 2  and Meshelemiah had sons, Zecariah the eldest, Jediʽael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3  ʽElam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eljehoʽenai the seventh. 4  And ʽObed-Edom had sons, Shemaʽiah the eldest, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth and Nethaneel the fifth, 5  ʽAmmiel the sixth, Issacar the seventh, Peʽullethai the eighth, because God had blessed him. 6  And his son Shemaʽiah had sons born to him; they were rulers of their family because they were stalwart men; 7  Shemaʽiah’s sons were Ghothni and Rephael and ʽObed, Elzabad, his brothers, stalwart men, Elihu and Semakiah. 8  All these were sons of ʽObed-Edom, they and their sons and brothers, stalwart men with powers for service, sixty-two of ʽObed-Edom’s. 9  And Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, stalwart men, eighteen of them. 10  And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons, Shimri the chief (for he was not eldest, but his father made him chief), 11  Hilkijah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zecariah the fourth; all sons and brothers of Hosah’s, thirteen. 12  Of these there were the courses of the gatemen by heads of men, duties parallel to those of their brothers, to officiate in Jehovah’s house; 13  and they cast lots, small and great alike by families, for each gate. 14*  And the eastward lot fell for Shelemiah; and his son Zecariah was a shrewd adviser; they cast lots, and his lot came out northward. 15  For ʽObed-Edom southward, and for his sons, the storehouse. 16  And for Hosah to the west, with the throwing-gate at the highway up the slope. Guard by guard, 17*  to the east six a day, to the north four a day, to the south four a day and two each for the stores; 18  at the addition to the west, four to the highway, two to the addition. 19  These were the divisions of the gatemen, of the sons of the Korahites and of the sons of Merari. 20  And their brother Levites over the storages of God’s house and for the storages of the sacred things: 21  the sons of Laghdan, the sons of the Gershonites by Laghdan, the heads of families of Laghdan the Gershonite, Jehielites; 22  the sons of Jehiel, Zetham and his brother Joel, were over the storages of Jehovah’s house. 23  Of the ʽAmramites, of the Isharites, of the Hebronites, of the ʽUzzielites, 24  Shebuel the son of Gershom the son of Moses was warden over the storages; 25*  and his brothers by Eliʽezer, his son Rehabiah and his son Isaiah and his son Joram and his son Zicri and his son Shelomith. 26*  He, Shelomith, and his brothers were over all the storages of the sacred things which King David and the heads of families of the captains of thousands and of hundreds and the generals had dedicated; 27  out of the wars and out of the booty they had dedicated them for keeping up Jehovah’s house; 28*  and all that Samuel the seer had dedicated, and Saul the son of Kish and Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Serujah, everyone who had dedicated, was under the hands of Shelomith and his brothers. 29  Of the Isharites, Conaniah and his sons were for the outside business, over Israel as marshals and as judges. 30  Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, seventeen hundred stalwart men, were in charge of all Israel on the west side of the Jordan for all business of Jehovah’s and for the king’s service. 31  Of the Hebronites Jerijah was the chief; the Hebronites, line by line, by families, were investigated in the year forty of David’s reign, and there were found among them first-class men at Jaʽzer in Gilead; 32  and of his brothers there were twenty-seven hundred stalwart men, heads of families; and King David put them in charge of the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites for all affairs of God’s and for the king’s affairs.

Footnotes

26:14 (middle part) Susp.
26:17 Codd. to the east the Levites were six, to the north four a day
26:25 Susp.
26:26 Var. and the captains
26:28 Conj. Serujah,—everything that had been dedicated was