1The work groups based on Aaron's descendants were these: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2Nadab and Abihu died before their father died. They had no children, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
3David, together with Zadok, a descendant of Eleazar, and Ahimelech, a descendant of Ithamar, divided them into groups for their work as priests.
4There were more leading men among Eleazar's descendants than among Ithamar's descendants, so they divided Eleazar's descendants into sixteen groups. They did this by heads of clans and by Ithamar's descendants. These divisions were eight in number, corresponding to their clans.
5They divided them impartially by lot, for there were holy officials and officials of God, from both Eleazar's descendants and Ithamar's descendants.
6Shemaiah son of Nethanel the scribe, a Levite, wrote down their names in the presence of the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the leaders of the priestly and Levite families. One clan was drawn by lot from Eleazar's descendants, and then the next would be drawn from Ithamar's descendants.
7The first lot went to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9the fifth to Malchijah, 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, and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19This was the order of their service, when they came into Yahweh's house, following the procedure given to them by Aaron their ancestor, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, had instructed him.
20These were the rest of the descendants of Levi: Of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
21As for Rehabiah, the sons of Rehabiah: Ishijah the leader.
22From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
23The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the leader, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
24The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir.
25The brother of Micah: Ishijah. From the sons of Ishijah: Zechariah.
26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; from the son of Jaaziah: Beno.
27The sons of Merari from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
28From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
29From Kish: The son of Kish: Jerahmeel.
30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, listed by their families.
31These men who were the head of each father's house and each of their younger brothers, cast lots in the presence of King David, and Zadok and Ahimelech, along with the leaders of the families of the priests and Levites. They cast lots just as Aaron's descendants had done.