1And to the sons of Aaron are their courses: sons of Aaron are Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar,
2and Nadab dieth, and Abihu, in the presence of their father, and they had no sons, and Eleazar and Ithamar act as priests.
3And David distributeth them, and Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their office in their service;
4and there are found of the sons of Eleazar more for heads of the mighty men than of the sons of Ithamar; and they distribute them: Of the sons of Eleazar, heads for a house of fathers, sixteen; and of the sons of Ithamar, for a house of their fathers, eight.
5And they distribute them, by lots, one with another, for princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, have been of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
6And Shemaiah son of Nethaneel the scribe, of the Levites, writeth them before the king and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and heads of the fathers, for priests and for Levites: one house of a father being taken possession of for Eleazar, and one being taken possession of for Ithamar.
7And the first lot goeth out for Jehoiarib, for Jedaiah the second,
8for Harim the third, for Seorim the fourth,
9for Malchijah the fifth, for Mijamin the sixth,
10for Hakkoz the seventh, for Abijah the eighth,
11for Jeshuah the ninth, for Shecaniah the tenth,
12for Eliashib the eleventh, for Jakim the twelfth,
13for Huppah the thirteenth, for Jeshebeab the fourteenth,
14for Bilgah the fifteenth, for Immer the sixteenth,
15for Hezir the seventeenth, for Aphses the eighteenth,
16for Pethahiah the nineteenth, for Jehezekel the twentieth,
17for Jachin the one and twentieth, for Gamul the two and twentieth,
18for Delaiah the three and twentieth, for Maaziah the four and twentieth.
19These are their appointments for their service, to come in to the house of Jehovah, according to their ordinance by the hand of Aaron their father, as Jehovah God of Israel, commanded them.
20And for the sons of Levi who are left: for sons of Amram, Shubael; for sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
21For Rehabiah: for sons of Rehabiah, the head Ishshiah.
22For the Izharite: Shelomoth; for sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
23And sons of Jeriah: Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
24Sons of Uzziel: Michah; for sons of Michah: Shamir.
25A brother of Michah is Ishshiah; for sons of Ishshiah: Zechariah;
26sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Jaaziah: Beno;
27sons of Merari: of Jaaziah: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
28For Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons;
29for Kish: sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
30And sons of Mushi are Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth; these are sons of the Levites, for the house of their fathers,
31and they cast, they also, lots over-against their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and heads of the fathers, for priests and for Levites; the chief father over-against his younger brother.