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1 Chronicles 23 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:1 - When David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:2 - David assembled all the leaders of Israel and the priests and the Levites.

Offices of the Levites

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:3 - The Levites, thirty years old and upward, were numbered, and the total was thirty-eight thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:4 - "Twenty-four thousand of these," David said, "shall have charge of the work in the house of the LORD, six thousand shall be officers and judges,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:5 - four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand shall offer praises to the LORD with the instruments which I have made for praise."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershom, Kohath, and Merar'i.


Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:7 - The sons of Gersham were Ladan and Shim'e-i.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:8 - The sons of Ladan: Jehi'el the chief, and Zetham, and Jo'el, three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:9 - The sons of Shim'e-i: Shelo'moth, Ha'zi-el, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' houses of Ladan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:10 - And the sons of Shim'e-i: Jahath, Zina, and Je'ush, and Beri'ah. These four were the sons of Shim'e-i.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:11 - Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Je'ush and Beri'ah had not many sons, therefore they became a father's house in one reckoning.


Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:12 - The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uz'ziel, four.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. Aaron was set apart to consecrate the most holy things, that he and his sons for ever should burn incense before the LORD, and minister to him and pronounce blessings in his name for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:14 - But the sons of Moses the man of God were named among the tribe of Levi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:15 - The sons of Moses: Gershom and Elie'zer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:16 - The sons of Gershom: Sheb'uel the chief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:17 - The sons of Elie'zer: Rehabi'ah the chief; Elie'zer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabi'ah were very many.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:18 - The sons of Izhar: Shelo'mith the chief.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:19 - The sons of Hebron: Jeri'ah the chief, Amari'ah the second, Jaha'ziel the third, and Jekame'am the fourth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:20 - The sons of Uz'ziel: Micah the chief and Isshi'ah the second.


Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:21 - The sons of Merar'i: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Elea'zar and Kish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:22 - Elea'zar died having no sons, but only daughters; their kinsmen, the sons of Kish, married them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:23 - The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jer'emoth, three.

Duties Revised

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:24 - These were the sons of Levi by their fathers' houses, the heads of fathers' houses as they were registered according to the number of the names of the individuals from twenty years old and upward who were to do the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, "The LORD, the God of Israel, has given peace to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:26 - And so the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the things for its service"--
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:27 - for by the last words of David these were the number of the Levites from twenty years old and upward--
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - "but their duty shall be to assist the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, having the care of the courts and the chambers, the cleansing of all that is holy, and any work for the service of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:29 - to assist also with the showbread, the flour for the cereal offering, the wafers of unleavened bread, the baked offering, the offering mixed with oil, and all measures of quantity or size.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:30 - And they shall stand every morning, thanking and praising the LORD, and likewise at evening,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:31 - and whenever burnt offerings are offered to the LORD on sabbaths, new moons, and feast days, according to the number required of them, continually before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:32 - Thus they shall keep charge of the tent of meeting and the sanctuary, and shall attend the sons of Aaron, their brethren, for the service of the house of the LORD."

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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