1 Chronicles 24
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Twenty-Four Divisions of Priests

1These are also the diuisions of the sonnes of Aaron: The sonnes of Aaron were Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar & Ithamar executed the Priestes office. 3And Dauid distributed them, euen Zadok of the sonnes of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sonnes of Ithamar according to their offices in their ministration. 4And there were found mo of the sonnes of Eleazar by the number of men, then of the sonnes of Ithamar; they deuided them, to wit, among the sonnes of Eleazar, sixteene heads, according to the houshould of their fathers, and among ye sonnes of Ithamar, according to the housholde of their fathers, eight. 5Thus they distributed them by lot the one from the other, and so the rulers of the Sanctuarie and the rulers of the house of God were of the sonnes of Eleazar and of the sonnes of Ithamar. 6And Shemaiah the sonne of Nethaneel the scribe of the Leuites, wrote them before ye King and the princes, and Zadok the Priest, and Ahimelech the sonne of Abiathar, and before ye chiefe fathers of the Priests and of the Leuites, one familie being reserued for Eleazar, and another reserued for Ithamar.

7And the first lot fell to Iehoiarib, and the second to Iedaiah, 8The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim, 9The fifth to Malchiiah, the sixt to Miiamin, 10The seuenth to Hakkoz, the eight to Abiiah, 11The ninth to Ieshua, the tenth to Shecaniah, 12The eleuenth to Eliashib, the twelft to Iakim, 13The thirteenth to Huppa, the fouretenth to Ieshebeab, 14The fiftenth to Bilgah, the sixtenth to Immer, 15The seuententh to Hezir, the eightenth to Happizzer, 16The ninetenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Iehezekel, 17The one and twentie to Iachin, the two & twentie to Gamul, 18The three and twentie to Deliah, the foure and twentie to Maaziah. 19These were their orders according to their offices, when they entred into the house of the Lorde according to their custome vnder the hande of Aaron their father, as the Lorde God of Israel had commaunded him.

The Rest of the Levites

20And of the sonnes of Leui that remained of the sonnes of Amram, was Shubael, of the sonnes of Shubael, Iedeiah, 21Of Rehabiah. euen of the sonnes of Rehabiah, the first Isshiiah, 22Of Izhari, Shelomoth, of the sonnes of Shelomoth, Iahath, 23And his sonnes Ieriah the first, Amariah the second, Iahaziel the thirde, and Iekameam the fourth, 24The sonne of Vzziel was Michah, ye sonne of Michah was Shamir, 25The brother of Michah was Isshiiah, the sonne of Isshiiah, Zechariah, 26The sonnes of Merari, were Mahli and Mushi, the sonne of Iaaziiah was Beno, 27The sonnes of Merari of Iahaziah were Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur and Ibri. 28Of Mahli came Eleazar, which had no sonnes. 29Of Kish. the sonne of Kish was Ierahmeel, 30And the sonnes of Mushi were Mahli, & Eder, and Ierimoth: these were sonnes of the Leuites after the houshold of their fathers. 31And these also cast lots with their brethren the sonnes of Aaron before King Dauid, & Zadok and Ahimelech and the chiefe fathers of the Priests, and of the Leuites, euen the chiefe of the families against their yonger brethren.

Geneva Bible of 1587

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