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1 Chronicles 23 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Solomon Reigns

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 - Now when David [fn]reached old age, he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:2 - And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.

Offices of the Levites

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:3 - Now the Levites were counted from thirty years old and upward, and their number by [fn]head count of men was thirty-eight thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:4 - Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:5 - and four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand were praising the LORD with the instruments which [fn]David made for giving praise.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

Gershonites

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:7 - Of the Gershonites there were [fn]Ladan and Shimei.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:8 - The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first, and Zetham and Joel, three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:9 - The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers’ households of Ladan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:10 - The sons of Shimei were Jahath, [fn]Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:11 - Jahath was the first and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became a father’s household, one group for duty.

Kohathites

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:12 - The sons of Kohath were four in number: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the LORD, to serve Him and bless in His name forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:14 - But as for Moses, the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:15 - The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:16 - The [fn]son of Gershom was [fn]Shebuel the chief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:17 - The [fn]son of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:18 - The [fn]son of Izhar was [fn]Shelomith the chief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:19 - The sons of Hebron were Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:20 - The sons of Uzziel were Micah the first and Isshiah the second.

Merarites

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:21 - The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:22 - Eleazar died and had no sons, but only daughters; so their relatives, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:23 - The sons of Mushi were three: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth.

Duties Revised

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:24 - These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers’ households, the heads of the fathers’ households of those among them who were [fn]counted, in the number of names by their [fn]head count, doing the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from twenty years old and upward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:26 - “Also, the Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all its utensils for its service.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:27 - For by the last words of David, the sons of Levi were counted from twenty years old and upward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - For their office is [fn]to assist the sons of Aaron with the service of the house of the LORD, in the courtyards and in the chambers, and in the purification of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:29 - and with the showbread, and the fine flour for a grain offering, and unleavened wafers, or what is baked in the pan or what is well-mixed, and all measures of volume and size.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:30 - They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:31 - and to offer all burnt offerings to the LORD, on the Sabbaths, the new moons and the appointed festivals, in the number determined by the ordinance concerning them, continually before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:32 - So they are to perform the [fn]duties of the tent of meeting, the holy place, and of assisting the sons of Aaron their relatives, for the service of the house of the LORD.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit became old and sated with days
Lit their heads
Lit I made
In Ex 6:17, Libni
In v 11, Zizah
Lit sons
In 24:20, Shubael
Lit sons...were
Lit sons
In 24:22, Shelomoth
Lit mustered
Lit heads
Lit at the hand of
Lit duty of...the duty of...
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