1Now the divisions into which the sons of Aaron were grouped were these: the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2But Nadab and Abihu came to their end before their father, and had no children; so Eleazar and Ithamar did the work of priests.
3And David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, made distribution of them into their positions for their work.
4And there were more chiefs among the sons of Eleazar than among the sons of Ithamar; and this is how they were grouped: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, all heads of families; and of the sons of Ithamar, heads of families, there were eight.
5So they were put into groups, by the Lord's decision, one with another; for there were rulers of the holy place and rulers of the house of God among the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar.
6And Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was a Levite, put down their names in writing, the king being present with the rulers, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech, the son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites; one family being taken for Eleazar and then one for Ithamar, and so on.
7Now the first name to come out was that of Jehoiarib; the second Jedaiah,
8The third Harim, the fourth Seorim,
9The fifth Malchijah, the sixth Mijamin,
10The seventh Hakkoz, the eighth Abijah,
11The ninth Jeshua, the tenth Shecaniah,
12The eleventh Eliashib, the twelfth Jakim,
13The thirteenth Huppah, the fourteenth Jeshebeab,
14The fifteenth Bilgah, the sixteenth Immer,
15The seventeenth Hezir, the eighteenth Happizzez,
16The nineteenth Pethahiah, the twentieth Jehezkel,
17The twenty-first Jachin, the twenty-second Gamul,
18The twenty-third Delaiah, the twenty-fourth Maaziah.
19So they were put into their different groups, to take their places in the house of the Lord, in agreement with the rules made by Aaron their father, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had given him orders.
20And of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
21Of Rehabiah; of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.
22Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
23And the sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
24The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
25The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah.
27The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Shoham and Zaccur and Ibri.
28Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
29Of Kish: the sons of Kish, Jerahmeel.
30And the sons of Mushi: Mahli and Eder and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites by their families.
31Selection was made of these in the same way as of their brothers the sons of Aaron, David the king being present, with Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites; the families of the chief in the same way as those of his younger brother.