1The sons of Aaron were placed in divisions as follows. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, and they had no sons. Only Eleazar and Ithamar carried on as priests.
3With the help of Zadok, a descendant of Eleazar, and Ithamar, a descendant Ahimelech, David placed them in divisions according to their appointed duties.
4Because Eleazar's descendants had more leaders than those of Ithamar, they were divided like this: sixteen family leaders from the descendants of Eleazar, and eight from the descendants of Ithamar.
5They were divided by casting lots, without preference, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God from both the sons of Eleazar and the sons of Ithamar.
6Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, was the secretary. He 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. One family from Eleazar and one from Ithamar were chosen in turn.
7The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second to Jedaiah.
8The third to Harim. The fourth to Seorim.
9The fifth to Malkijah. The sixth to Mijamin.
10The seventh to Hakkoz. The eighth to Abijah.
11The ninth to Jeshua. The tenth to Shecaniah.
12The eleventh to Eliashib. The twelfth to Jakim.
13The thirteenth to Huppah. The fourteenth to Jeshebeab.
14The fifteenth to Bilgah. The sixteenth to Immer.
15The seventeenth to Hezir. The eighteenth to Happizzez.
16The nineteenth to Pethahiah. The twentieth to Jehezkel.
17The twenty-first to Jakin. The twenty-second to Gamul.
18The twenty-third to Delaiah. The twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19This was the order in which each group were to serve when they came into the house of the Lord, following the procedure defined for them by their forefather Aaron, as instructed by the Lord, the God of Israel.
20These were the rest of the sons of Levi: from the sons of Amram: Shubael; from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
21For Rehabiah, from his sons: Isshiah (first).
22From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
23The sons of Hebron: Jeriah (first), Amariah (second), Jahaziel (third), and Jekameam (fourth).
24The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir.
25The brother of Micah: Isshiah; from the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah.
26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The son of Jaaziah: Beno.
27The sons of Merari: from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri.
28From Mahli: Eleazar, who did not have any sons.
29From Kish: the son of Kish, Jerahmeel.
30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites, according to their families.
31They also cast lots in the same way their relatives the descendants of Aaron did. They did this in the presence of King David, and of Zadok, Ahimelech, and the family leaders of the priests and of the Levites, the family leaders and their youngest brothers alike.