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1 Chronicles 26

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1This is a list of the divisions of the gatekeepers. From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
2The sons of Meshelemiah: Zechariah (first), Jediael (second), Zebadiah (third), Jathniel (fourth),
3Elam (fifth), Jehohanan (sixth), and Eliehoenai (seventh).
4The sons of Obed-edom: Shemaiah (first), Jehozabad (second), Joah (third), Sacar (fourth), Nethanel (fifth),
5Ammiel (sixth), Issachar (seventh), and Peullethai (eighth), for God had blessed Obed-edom.
6Shemaiah, Obed-edom's son, had sons who were capable leaders and had great authority in their father's family
7The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. His relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were also capable men.
8All these descendants of Obed-edom, plus their sons and grandsons, a total of sixty-two, were capable men, well qualified for their service.
9Meshelemiah's eighteen sons and brothers were also capable men.
10Hosah, one of the sons of Merari, made Shimri as leader among his sons, though he was not the firstborn.
11His other sons included Hilkiah (second), Tebaliah (third), and Zechariah (fourth). The total of Hosah's sons and relatives was thirteen.
12These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their family leaders, served in the house of the Lord, just like their brothers.
13Every gate was assigned by lot to different families, the least important equal to the most important.
14The lot for the east gate fell to Meshelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor with insight, and the lot for the north gate fell to him.
15The lot for the south gate fell to Obed-edom, and the lot for the storehouse fell to his sons.
16Shuppim and Hosah received the west gate and the gate of Shallecheth on the road that leads up. They were always guarded.
17There were six Levites on duty every day at the east gate, four at the north gate, four at the south gate, and two at a time at the storehouse.
18Six were on duty every day at the west gate, four at the main road, and two at the courtyard.

19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the sons of Korah and the sons of Merari.
20Other Levites under Ahijah were in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the what had been dedicated to God.
21From the sons of Ladan, who were the descendants of the Gershonites through Ladan, and were the family leaders of Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
22The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the Lord.
23From the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites:
24Shebuel, a descendant of Gershom, son of Moses, who was the chief officer in charge of the treasuries.
25His relatives by Eliezer were Rehabiah, Jeshaiah, Joram, Zicri, and Shelomoth.
26Shelomoth and his relatives were in charge of all the treasuries for all that had been dedicated by King David, by the family leaders who were the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and by the army commanders.
27They dedicated a part of the plunder they had won in battle to help maintain the house of the Lord.
28Shelomoth and his relatives also looked after the gifts dedicated to the Lord by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah. All the dedicated gifts were the responsibility of Shelomoth and his relatives.
29From the Izharites: Kenaniah and his sons were given outside duties as officials and judges over Israel.
30From the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, were put in charge of the Israel west of the Jordan, responsible for everything involving the Lord's work and the king's service.
31Also from the Hebronites came Jerijah, the leader of the Hebronites according to the family genealogies. In the fortieth year of David's reign the records were examined, and men of great ability were discovered at Jazer in Gilead.
32Among the relatives of Jerijah were 2,700 capable men who were family leaders. King David put them in charge of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh. They were responsible for everything involving the Lord's work and the king's service.