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1 Chronicles 26 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Levitical Gatekeepers
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The following were the divisions of the gatekeepers:

From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.

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Meshelemiah had sons:

Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second,

Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

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Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth,

and Eliehoenai the seventh.

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Obed-edom also had sons:

Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second,

Joah the third, Sachar the fourth,

Nethanel the fifth,

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Ammiel the sixth,

Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth,

for God blessed him.

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Also, to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled their ancestral families[fn] because they were strong, capable men.

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Shemaiah’s sons: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semachiah were also capable men.

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All of these were among the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and relatives; they were capable men with strength for the work ​— ​sixty-two from Obed-edom.

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Meshelemiah also had sons and relatives who were capable men ​— ​eighteen.

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Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

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Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and relatives of Hosah were thirteen in all.

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These divisions of the gatekeepers, under their leading men, had duties for ministering in the LORD’s temple, just as their relatives did.

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They cast lots for each temple gate according to their ancestral families, young and old alike.

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The lot for the east gate fell to Shelemiah.[fn] They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, an insightful counselor, and his lot came out for the north gate.

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Obed-edom’s was the south gate, and his sons’ lot was for the storehouses;

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it was the west gate and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway for Shuppim and Hosah.

There were guards stationed at every watch.

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There were six Levites each day[fn] on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses.

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As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.

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Those were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the descendants of the Korahites and Merarites.

The Levitical Treasurers and Other Officials
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From the Levites, Ahijah was in charge of the treasuries of God’s temple and the treasuries of what had been dedicated.

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From the sons of Ladan, who were the descendants of the Gershonites through Ladan and were the family heads belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.

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The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the LORD’s temple.

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From the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites:

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Shebuel, a descendant of Moses’s son Gershom, was the officer in charge of the treasuries.

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His relatives through Eliezer: his son Rehabiah, his son Jeshaiah, his son Joram, his son Zichri, and his son Shelomith.[fn]

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This Shelomith and his relatives were in charge of all the treasuries of what had been dedicated by King David, by the family heads who were the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and by the army commanders.

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They dedicated part of the plunder from their battles for the repair of the LORD’s temple.

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All that the seer Samuel, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah had dedicated, along with everything else that had been dedicated, were in the care of Shelomith and his relatives.

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From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had duties outside the temple[fn] as officers and judges over Israel.

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From the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had assigned duties in Israel west of the Jordan for all the work of the LORD and for the service of the king.

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From the Hebronites: Jerijah was the head of the Hebronites, according to the family records of his ancestors. A search was made in the fortieth year of David’s reign and strong, capable men were found among them at Jazer in Gilead.

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There were among Jerijah’s relatives 2,700 capable men who were family heads. King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh as overseers in every matter relating to God and the king.

CSB Footnotes
Lit the house of their fathers, also in v. 13
Variant of Meshelemiah
LXX; MT omits each day
Or Shelomoth, also in vv. 26,28
the temple added for clarity

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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