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1 Chronicles

1 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Is­rael. 2 And he gath­ered to­geth­er all the princes of Is­rael, with the priests and the Levites. 3 Now the Levites were num­bered from the age of thir­ty years and up­ward: and their num­ber by their polls, man by man, was thir­ty and eight thou­sand. 4 Of which, twen­ty and four thou­sand were to set for­ward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thou­sand were of­fi­cers and judges: 5 More­over four thou­sand were porters; and four thou­sand praised the LORD with the in­stru­ments which I made, ­said David, to praise therewith. 6 And David di­vid­ed them into cours­es among the sons of Levi, namely, Ger­shon, Ko­hath, and Mer­ari. 7 Of the Ger­shon­ites were, Laadan, and Shimei. 8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Je­hiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. 9 The sons of Shimei; Sh­elomith, and Haziel, and Ha­ran, three. These were the chief of the fa­thers of Laadan. 10 And the sons of Shimei were, Ja­hath, Zi­na, and Jeush, and Be­ri­ah. These four were the sons of Shimei. 11 And Ja­hath was the chief, and Zizah the sec­ond: but Jeush and Be­ri­ah had not many sons; there­fore they were in one reck­on­ing, ac­cord­ing to their father's house. 12 The sons of Ko­hath; Am­ram, Izhar, He­bron, and Uzziel, four. 13 The sons of Am­ram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was sep­a­rat­ed, that he should sanc­ti­fy the most holy things, he and his sons for ev­er, to burn in­cense be­fore the LORD, to min­is­ter unto him, and to bless in his name for ev­er. 14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 15 The sons of Moses were, Ger­shom, and Eliez­er. 16 Of the sons of Ger­shom, She­buel was the chief. 17 And the sons of Eliez­er were, Re­habi­ah the chief. And Eliez­er had none oth­er sons; but the sons of Re­habi­ah were very many. 18 Of the sons of Izhar; Sh­elomith the chief. 19 Of the sons of He­bron; Je­ri­ah the first, Amari­ah the sec­ond, Ja­haziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. 20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah the first, and Je­si­ah the sec­ond. 21 The sons of Mer­ari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish. 22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daugh­ters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them. 23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Ed­er, and Jer­e­moth, three. 24 These were the sons of Levi af­ter the house of their fa­thers; even the chief of the fa­thers, as they were count­ed by num­ber of names by their polls, that did the work for the ser­vice of the house of the LORD, from the age of twen­ty years and up­ward. 25 For David said, The LORD God of Is­rael hath giv­en rest unto his peo­ple, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ev­er: 26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more car­ry the taber­na­cle, nor any ves­sels of it for the ser­vice there­of. 27 For by the last words of David the Levites were num­bered from twen­ty years old and above: 28 Be­cause their of­fice was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the ser­vice of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the cham­bers, and in the pu­ri­fy­ing of all holy things, and the work of the ser­vice of the house of God; 29 Both for the shew­bread, and for the fine flour for meat of­fer­ing, and for the un­leav­ened cakes, and for that which is baked in the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all man­ner of mea­sure and size; 30 And to stand ev­ery morn­ing to thank and praise the LORD, and like­wise at even; 31 And to of­fer all burnt sac­ri­fices unto the LORD in the sab­baths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by num­ber, ac­cord­ing to the or­der com­mand­ed unto them, con­tin­u­al­ly be­fore the LORD: 32 And that they should keep the charge of the taber­na­cle of the con­gre­ga­tion, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the ser­vice of the house of the LORD.