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1 Chronicles 24 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Duties of the Priests
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:1 - This is how Aaron’s descendants, the priests, were divided into groups for service. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:2 - But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons. So only Eleazar and Ithamar were left to carry on as priests.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:3 - With 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:4 - Eleazar’s descendants were divided into sixteen groups and Ithamar’s into eight, for there were more family leaders among the descendants of Eleazar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - All 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:6 - Shemaiah 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.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:7 - The first lot fell to Jehoiarib.
The second lot fell to Jedaiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:8 - The third lot fell to Harim.
The fourth lot fell to Seorim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:9 - The fifth lot fell to Malkijah.
The sixth lot fell to Mijamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:10 - The seventh lot fell to Hakkoz.
The eighth lot fell to Abijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:11 - The ninth lot fell to Jeshua.
The tenth lot fell to Shecaniah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:12 - The eleventh lot fell to Eliashib.
The twelfth lot fell to Jakim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:13 - The thirteenth lot fell to Huppah.
The fourteenth lot fell to Jeshebeab.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:14 - The fifteenth lot fell to Bilgah.
The sixteenth lot fell to Immer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:15 - The seventeenth lot fell to Hezir.
The eighteenth lot fell to Happizzez.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:16 - The nineteenth lot fell to Pethahiah.
The twentieth lot fell to Jehezkel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:17 - The twenty-first lot fell to Jakin.
The twenty-second lot fell to Gamul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:18 - The twenty-third lot fell to Delaiah.
The twenty-fourth lot fell to Maaziah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:19 - Each 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.
Family Leaders among the Levites
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:20 - These were the other family leaders descended from Levi:
From the descendants of Amram, the leader was Shebuel.[fn]
From the descendants of Shebuel, the leader was Jehdeiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:21 - From the descendants of Rehabiah, the leader was Isshiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:22 - From the descendants of Izhar, the leader was Shelomith.[fn]
From the descendants of Shelomith, the leader was Jahath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:23 - From the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah was the leader,[fn] Amariah was second, Jahaziel was third, and Jekameam was fourth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:24 - From the descendants of Uzziel, the leader was Micah.
From the descendants of Micah, the leader was Shamir,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:25 - along with Isshiah, the brother of Micah.
From the descendants of Isshiah, the leader was Zechariah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:26 - From the descendants of Merari, the leaders were Mahli and Mushi.
From the descendants of Jaaziah, the leader was Beno.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:27 - From the descendants of Merari through Jaaziah, the leaders were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:28 - From the descendants of Mahli, the leader was Eleazar, though he had no sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:29 - From the descendants of Kish, the leader was Jerahmeel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:30 - From the descendants of Mushi, the leaders were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi in their various families.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:31 - Like 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.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Shubael (also in 24:20b), a variant spelling of Shebuel; compare 23:16 and 26:24.
Hebrew Shelomoth (also in 24:22b), a variant spelling of Shelomith; compare 23:18.
Hebrew From the descendants of Jeriah; compare 23:19.

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