1 Chronicles 23
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1Now David was old and full of days, and he made his son Solomon king over Israel. 2And he gathered together all the rulers of Israel with the priests and the Levites.

3And the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward. And their number by their heads, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand. 4Of these, twenty-four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD, and six thousand officers and judges. 5And four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which David made for praising. 6And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

7Of the men of Gershon were Laadan and Shimei. 8The sons of Laadan: Jehiel the chief, and Zetham, and Joel, three in all. 9The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three in all. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan. 10And the sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei. 11And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second. But Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons. Therefore, they were in one roster, according to their father's house.

12The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four in all. 13The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was separated so that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to Him, and to bless in His name forever. 14And as to Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi. 15The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer. 16Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief. 17And the sons of Eliezer: Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many. 18Of the sons of Izhar, Shelomith was the chief; 19Of the sons of Hebron, Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. 20Of the sons of Uzziel, Michah the first and Jesshiah the second.

21The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish. 22And Eleazar died and had no sons, but had daughters. And their brethren, the sons of Kish, took them. 23The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three in all.

24These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers, the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their heads, the ones who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD from the age of twenty years and upward. 25For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people so that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever," 26And also to the Levites, so that they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any of its vessels for its service, 27For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above 28Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD in the courts and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God 29Both for the showbread, and for the fine flour for grain offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for the pan, and for that which is fried, and for all kinds of measure and size, 30And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening. 31And they were to offer all burnt sacrifices to the LORD on the Sabbath, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded to them, continually before the LORD, 32And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of their brethren, the sons of Aaron, in the service of the house of the LORD.

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