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1 Chronicles 23 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Divisions of the Levites
Divisions and Duties of the Levites
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 - So when David was old and full of days, 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:3 - Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and above; and the number of individual males was thirty-eight thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:4 - Of these, twenty-four thousand were to look after the work of the house of the LORD, six thousand were officers and judges,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:5 - four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand praised the LORD with musical instruments, “which I made,” said David, “for giving praise.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - Also David separated them into divisions among the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:7 - Of the Gershonites: Laadan[fn] and Shimei.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:8 - The sons of Laadan: the first Jehiel, then Zetham and Joel—three in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:9 - The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, Haziel, and Haran—three in all. These were the heads of the fathers’ houses of Laadan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:10 - And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina,[fn] Jeush, and Beriah. These were the four 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; therefore they were assigned as one father’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:12 - The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel—four in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was set apart, he and his sons forever, that he should sanctify the most holy things, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to give the blessing in His name forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:14 - Now the sons of Moses the man of God were reckoned to the tribe of Levi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:15 - The sons of Moses were Gershon[fn] and Eliezer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:16 - Of the sons of Gershon, Shebuel[fn] was the first.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:17 - Of the descendants of Eliezer, Rehabiah was the first. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:18 - Of the sons of Izhar, Shelomith was the first.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:19 - Of the sons of Hebron, Jeriah was the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:20 - Of the sons of Uzziel, Michah was the first and Jesshiah the second.
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 - And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but only daughters; and their brethren, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:23 - The sons of Mushi were Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth—three in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:24 - These were the sons of Levi by their fathers’ houses—the heads of the fathers’ houses as they were counted individually by the number of their names, who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and above.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever”;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:26 - and also to the Levites, “They shall no longer carry the tabernacle, or any of the articles for its service.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:27 - For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:29 - both with the showbread and the fine flour for the grain offering, with the unleavened cakes and what is baked in the pan, with what is mixed and with all kinds of measures and sizes;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:30 - to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:31 - and at every presentation of a burnt offering to the LORD on the Sabbaths and on the New Moons and on the set feasts, by number according to the ordinance governing them, regularly before the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:32 - and that they should attend to the needs of the tabernacle of meeting, the needs of the holy place, and the needs of the sons of Aaron their brethren in the work of the house of the LORD.
NKJV Footnotes
Spelled Libni in Exodus 6:17
Septuagint and Vulgate read Zizah (compare verse 11).
Hebrew Gershom (compare 6:16)
Spelled Shubael in 24:20

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