1 Chronicles 26
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Divisions of the Gatekeepers

1For the divisions of the gatekeepers there were of the Korahites, [†]Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of [†]Asaph.

2Meshelemiah had sons:

Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.

4Obed-edom had sons:

Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, 5Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and Peullethai the eighth; God had indeed blessed him.

6Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.

7The sons of Shemaiah were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad, whose brothers, Elihu and Semachiah, were men of valor.

8All these were of the sons of Obed-edom; they and their sons and their [†]relatives were valiant men with strength for the service, sixty-two from Obed-edom.

9Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, eighteen men of valor.

10Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons:

Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first), 11Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were thirteen.

12To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, were given responsibilities like their relatives to minister in the house of Yahweh. 13And they cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers’ households, for every gate. 14And the lot to the east fell to [†]Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot came out to the north. 15For Obed-edom it fell to the south, and to his sons went the house of storerooms. 16For Shuppim and Hosah it was to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard. 17On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storerooms two by two. 18At the [†]Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar. 19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.

Caring for the Holy Treasure

20[†]As for the Levites, Ahijhah was over the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the holy gifts. 21The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, namely, the Jehielites, were the heads of the fathers’ households, belonging to Ladan the Gershonite.

22The sons of Jehieli, Zetham, and Joel his brother, were over the treasures of the house of Yahweh. 23As for the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites, 24Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer over the treasures. 25And his relatives by Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son. 26This Shelomoth and his relatives were over all the treasures of the holy gifts which King David and the heads of the fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army, had set apart as holy. 27They set apart as holy part of what was won in battles and part of the spoil to repair the house of Yahweh. 28And all that Samuel the seer had set apart as holy and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had set apart anything as holy, all of this was [†]in the care of [†]Shelomoth and his relatives.

Administrators of Outside Work

29As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned to the outside work for Israel, as officers and judges. 30As for the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 men of valor, were over the administration of Israel across the Jordan to the west, for all the work of Yahweh and the service of the king. 31As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief [†](these Hebronites were investigated according to their generations and fathers’ households, in the fortieth year of David’s reign, and mighty men of valor were found among them at Jazer of Gilead) 32and his relatives, men of valor, were 2,700 in number, heads of fathers’ households. And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning [†]all the affairs of God and of the king.

1 In v 14, Shelemiah
1 In 9:19, Ebiasaph
8 Lit brothers, so in ch
14 In 9:17, Shallum
18 Possibly court, colonnade
20 Gr The Levites, their relatives,
28 Lit under the hand
28 Heb Shelomith
31 Heb according to the Hebronites...father’s households
32 Lit every matter of God and matter of the king

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