24This is how Aaron's descendants, the priests, were divided into groups for service. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.H4256H1121H175H1121H175H5070H30H499H385 2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons. So only Eleazar and Ithamar were left to carry on as priests.H5070H30H4191H6440H1H1121H499H385H3547 3With the help of Zadok, who was a descendant of Eleazar, and of Ahimelech, who was a descendant of Ithamar, David divided Aaron's descendants into groups according to their various duties.H1732H2505H6659H1121H499H288H1121H385H6486H5656 4Eleazar's descendants were divided into sixteen groups and Ithamar's into eight, for there were more family leaders among the descendants of Eleazar.H7227H7218H1397H4672H1121H499H1121H385H2505H1121H499H8337H6240H7218H1004H1H8083H1121H385H1004H1 5All tasks were assigned to the various groups by means of sacred lots so that no preference would be shown, for there were many qualified officials serving God in the sanctuary from among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.H2505H1486H428H428H8269H6944H8269H430H1121H499H1121H385 6Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, acted as secretary and wrote down the names and assignments in the presence of the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the family leaders of the priests and Levites. The descendants of Eleazar and Ithamar took turns casting lots.H8098H1121H5417H5608H3881H3789H6440H4428H8269H6659H3548H288H1121H54H7218H1H3548H3881H259H1H1004H270H499H270H385 7The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second lot fell to Jedaiah.H7223H1486H3318H3080H8145H3048 8The third lot fell to Harim. The fourth lot fell to Seorim.H7992H2766H7243H8188 9The fifth lot fell to Malkijah. The sixth lot fell to Mijamin.H2549H4441H8345H4326 10The seventh lot fell to Hakkoz. The eighth lot fell to Abijah.H7637H6976H8066H29 11The ninth lot fell to Jeshua. The tenth lot fell to Shecaniah.H8671H3442H6224H7935 12The eleventh lot fell to Eliashib. The twelfth lot fell to Jakim.H6249H6240H475H8147H6240H3356 13The thirteenth lot fell to Huppah. The fourteenth lot fell to Jeshebeab.H7969H6240H2647H702H6240H3428 14The fifteenth lot fell to Bilgah. The sixteenth lot fell to Immer.H2568H6240H1083H8337H6240H564 15The seventeenth lot fell to Hezir. The eighteenth lot fell to Happizzez.H7651H6240H2387H8083H6240H6483 16The nineteenth lot fell to Pethahiah. The twentieth lot fell to Jehezkel.H8672H6240H6611H6242H3168 17The twenty-first lot fell to Jakin. The twenty-second lot fell to Gamul.H259H6242H3199H8147H6242H1577 18The twenty-third lot fell to Delaiah. The twenty-fourth lot fell to Maaziah.H7969H6242H1806H702H6242H4590 19Each group carried out its appointed duties in the house of the LORD according to the procedures established by their ancestor Aaron in obedience to the commands of the LORD, the God of Israel.H6486H5656H935H1004H3068H4941H3027H175H1H3068H430H3478H6680 20These were the other family leaders descended from Levi: From the descendants of Amram, the leader was Shebuel. From the descendants of Shebuel, the leader was Jehdeiah.H3498H1121H3878H1121H6019H7619H1121H7619H3165 21From the descendants of Rehabiah, the leader was Isshiah.H7345H1121H7345H7218H3449 22From the descendants of Izhar, the leader was Shelomith. From the descendants of Shelomith, the leader was Jahath.H3325H8013H1121H8013H3189 23From the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah was the leader, Amariah was second, Jahaziel was third, and Jekameam was fourth.H1121H3404H568H8145H3166H7992H3360H7243 24From the descendants of Uzziel, the leader was Micah. From the descendants of Micah, the leader was Shamir,H1121H5816H4318H1121H4318H8053 25along with Isshiah, the brother of Micah. From the descendants of Isshiah, the leader was Zechariah.H251H4318H3449H1121H3449H2148 26From the descendants of Merari, the leaders were Mahli and Mushi. From the descendants of Jaaziah, the leader was Beno.H1121H4847H4249H4187H1121H3269H1121 27From the descendants of Merari through Jaaziah, the leaders were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.H1121H4847H3269H1121H7719H2139H5681 28From the descendants of Mahli, the leader was Eleazar, though he had no sons.H4249H499H1121 29From the descendants of Kish, the leader was Jerahmeel.H7027H1121H7027H3396 30From the descendants of Mushi, the leaders were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi in their various families.H1121H4187H4249H5740H3406H1121H3881H1004H1 31Like the descendants of Aaron, they were assigned to their duties by means of sacred lots, without regard to age or rank. Lots were drawn in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the family leaders of the priests and the Levites.H5307H1486H5980H251H1121H175H6440H1732H4428H6659H288H7218H1H3548H3881H7218H1H5980H6996H251
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