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1Chronicles 26
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Duties of the Gatekeepers

26These are the divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites, there was Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the family of Abiasaphc.H4256H7778H7145H4920H1121H6981H1121H6232The sons of Meshelemiah were Zechariah (the oldest), Jediael (the second), Zebadiah (the third), Jathniel (the fourth),H1121H4920H2148H1060H3043H8145H2069H7992H3496H72433Elam (the fifth), Jehohanan (the sixth), and Eliehoenai (the seventh).H5867H2549H3076H8345H454H76374The sons of Obed-edom, also gatekeepers, were Shemaiah (the oldest), Jehozabad (the second), Joah (the third), Sacar (the fourth), Nethanel (the fifth),H1121H5654H8098H1060H3075H8145H3098H7992H7940H7243H5417H25495Ammiel (the sixth), Issachar (the seventh), and Peullethai (the eighth). God had richly blessed Obed-edom.H5988H8345H3485H7637H6469H8066H430H12886Obed-edom's son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.H8098H1121H1121H3205H4474H1004H1H1368H24287Their names were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. Their relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were also very capable men.H1121H8098H6273H7501H5744H443H251H2428H1121H453H55658All of these descendants of Obed-edom, including their sons and grandsons—sixty-two of them in all—were very capable men, well qualified for their work.H1121H5654H1121H251H2428H376H3581H5656H8346H8147H56549Meshelemiah's eighteen sons and relatives were also very capable men.H4920H1121H251H2428H1121H8083H624010Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed Shimri as the leader among his sons, though he was not the oldest.H2621H1121H4847H1121H8113H7218H1060H1H7760H721811His other sons included Hilkiah (the second), Tebaliah (the third), and Zechariah (the fourth). Hosah's sons and relatives, who served as gatekeepers, numbered thirteen in all.H2518H8145H2882H7992H2148H7243H1121H251H2621H7969H624012These divisions of the gatekeepers were named for their family leaders, and like the other Levites, they served at the house of the LORD.H4256H7778H7218H1397H4931H5980H251H8334H1004H306813They were assigned by families for guard duty at the various gates, without regard to age or training, for it was all decided by means of sacred lots.H5307H1486H6996H1419H1004H1H817914The responsibility for the east gate went to Meshelemiahc and his group. The north gate was assigned to his son Zechariah, a man of unusual wisdom.H1486H4217H5307H8018H2148H1121H7922H3289H5307H1486H1486H3318H682815The south gate went to Obed-edom, and his sons were put in charge of the storehouse.H5654H5045H1121H1004H62416Shuppim and Hosah were assigned the west gate and the gateway leading up to the Templec. Guard duties were divided evenly.H8206H2621H4628H8179H7996H4546H5927H4929H5980H492917Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two pairs at the storehouse.H4217H8337H3881H6828H702H3117H5045H702H3117H624H8147H814718Six were assigned each day to the west gate, four to the gateway leading up to the Temple, and two to the courtyardc.H6503H4628H702H4546H8147H650319These were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the clans of Korah and Merari.H4256H7778H1121H7145H1121H4847

Treasurers and Other Officials

20Other Levites, led by Ahijah, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the gifts dedicated to the LORD.H3881H281H214H1004H430H214H694421From the family of Libnic in the clan of Gershon, Jehiel was the leader.H1121H3936H1121H1649H3936H7218H1H3936H1649H317222The sons of Jehiel, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD.H1121H3172H2241H3100H251H214H1004H306823These are the leaders that descended from Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.H6020H3325H2276H581724From the clan of Amram, Shebuel was a descendant of Gershom son of Moses. He was the chief officer of the treasuries.H7619H1121H1647H1121H4872H5057H21425His relatives through Eliezer were Rehabiah, Jeshaiah, Joram, Zicri, and Shelomoth.H251H461H7345H1121H3470H1121H3141H1121H2147H1121H8019H8013H112126Shelomoth and his relatives were in charge of the treasuries containing the gifts that King David, the family leaders, and the generals and captainsc and other officers of the army had dedicated to the LORD.H8013H251H214H6944H1732H4428H7218H1H8269H505H3967H8269H6635H694227These men dedicated some of the plunder they had gained in battle to maintain the house of the LORD.H7998H4421H6942H2388H1004H306828Shelomothc and his relatives also cared for the gifts dedicated to the LORD by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah. All the other dedicated gifts were in their care, too.H8050H7200H7586H1121H7027H74H1121H5369H3097H1121H6870H6942H6942H3027H8019H25129From the clan of Izhar came Kenaniah. He and his sons were given administrative responsibilitiesc over Israel as officials and judges.H3325H3663H1121H2435H4399H3478H7860H819930From the clan of Hebron came Hashabiah. He and his relatives—1,700 capable men—were put in charge of the Israelite lands west of the Jordan River. They were responsible for all matters related to the things of the LORD and the service of the king in that area.H2276H2811H251H1121H2428H505H7651H3967H6486H3478H5676H3383H4628H4399H3068H5656H442831Also from the clan of Hebron came Jeriahc, who was the leader of the Hebronites according to the genealogical records. (In the fortieth year of David's reign, a search was made in the records, and capable men from the clan of Hebron were found at Jazer in the land of Gilead.)H2276H3404H7218H2276H8435H1H705H8141H4438H1732H1875H4672H1368H2428H3270H156832There were 2,700 capable men among the relatives of Jeriah. King David sent them to the east side of the Jordan River and put them in charge of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh. They were responsible for all matters related to God and to the king.H251H1121H2428H505H7651H3967H7218H1H4428H1732H6485H7206H1425H2677H7626H4520H1697H430H1697H4428


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