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The Levites ordered.

CHAP XXIV The orders of the priests. 9 And be gathered together all the chief of the fathers, as they weil princes of Israel, with the priests and counted by number of names by tlieır the Levites.

polls, that did the work for the ser3 Now the Levites were oumbered vice of the house of the LORD, froro from the age of thirty years and up- the age of twenty ycars and upward. ward ; and their number by their 25 For David said The LORD God polls, man by man, was thirty and of Israel hath giren rest unto his persa eight thousand.

ple, that they may dwell in Jerusa4 Of which, twenty and four thou- lem for ever: sand were to set forward the work of 26 And also unto the Levites; they the house of the LORD ; and six thou- shall no more carry the tabernacle, sand were officers and judges:

nor any vessels of it for the service 5 Moreover four thousand were por- thereof.. ters: and four 'thousand praised the 27 For by the last words of Day:d LORD with the instruments which I the Levites were numbered front made, said David, to praise therewith. twenty years old and above:

6 and David divided them into 29 Because their office was to wait courses anong

the

sons of Levi, on the sons of Aaron for the service mamcly, Gersbon, Kobath, and Me- of the house of the LORD, in the Tari.

courts, and in the chambers, and in 7 of the Gershonites were Laa- the purtying of all holy things, and dan, and Shimei.

the work of the service of the house & The sons of Laadan; the chief of God; mas Jehicl, and Zetham, and Joel, 29 Both for the sbew-bread, and for three.

the fine four for meat-offering, and 9 The sons of Shiinei; Shelomitb, for the unleavened cakes, and for aod Haziel, and Haran, three. These that which is baked in the pan, and trere the chief of the fathers of for that which is fried, and for all Laadan.

manner of measure and size; 10 And the sons of Shimei were, 30 And to stand every morning to Jahath, Zina, and Jeusb, and Beriab. thank and praise the LORD, and likeThese four were the sons of Shimei. wise at even,

11 And Jabath was the chief, and 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices Zizah the second · but Jeush and Be- unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in Tiah had not many sons: therefore the new moons, and on the set feasts, they were in one reckoning, according by number, according to the order to incir father's house.

commanded unto themcontinually 12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, before the LORD Izhar, llebron, and Uzziel, four.

32 And that they should keep the 13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and charge of the tabernacle of the conMoses, and Aaron was separated,gregation, and the charge of the holy that be should sınctify the most holy place, and the charge of the sons of shings, he and his sons for ever, to Aaron their brethren, !. the service burn incense before the LORD, to of the house of the LORD. minister into hin, and to blesa in his

CHAP. XXIV. name for ever.

Now these are the divisions of the 14 Now concerning Moses the man

. The sons og of God, his sons were named of the Aaron; Nadab, and Abibu, Eleazar, tribe of Levi.

and Ithamar. 15 The suos of Moses were, Gersbom, 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before and Eliezer.

their father, and had no children : 16 or the sons of Gershom, Shebuel therefore Elcazar and Ithamar exewas the chief.

cuted the priest's office, 17 And the son of Eliezer were, 3 And David distributed them, both Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer bad Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and none other sons ; but the sons of Abimelech of the sons of Ithamar, Kebabiab were very many.

according to their offices in their 13 of the sons of Izbar; Shelomith service. the chief.

4 And there were more chief men 19 of the son's of Hebron ; Jeriah found of the sons of Eleazar than of the first, Apartah the second, Je- the sons of Itbamar; and thus were haziel the third, and Jelamean the they divided. Among the sons of fourth.

Eleazar there were sixteen chief men 20 of the sons of Uzziel; Micah of the bouse of their fathers, and the first, and Jesiab the second. eight among the sons of Ithamar ac

21 T The sons of Merari; Mahli, cording to the bouse of their fathers. and Musbi.

The sons of 'Mahli ; 5 Thus were they divided by lot, Eleazar, and Kish.

one sort with another; for the gover12 And Elcazar died, and had no nors of the sanctuary, and governors sons, but daughters: and their bre- of the house of God, were of the sons thren the sons of Kish took them.' of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

23 The sons of Mushi; Mabli, and 6 And Shemaiah the son of NetbaEder, and Jeremotb, tbree.

neel the scribe, one of the Levites, 24. These were tbe sons of Levi af. wrote them before the king, and the ter the house of tbeir fathers; even the prifices, and Zadok tbe priest, aliud

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The division of Aaron's sons. 1. CHRONICLES. The number of the singers.' Ahimelech the son of Abjatbar, and

CHAP. XXV. before the chief of the fatbers of the MOREOVER. David

and the capo priests and Levites : one principal tains or the bost separated to the household being taken for Eleazar, and service of the sons of Asaph, and of one taken for Ithamar.

Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should 7 Now tbe first lot came forth to prophesy with harps, with psalteries, Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah, and with cymbals: and the number

& The third to Harim, the fourth to of the workmen according to there Seorim,

service was: 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to ? Oi the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, Mijamia,

and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asa10 Thé seventh to Hakkoz, the relab, the sons of Asaph under the eighth to Abijah,

hands o! Asaph, which prophesied ac11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth cording to the order of the king. to Shecapiah,

3 of Jeduthun: the sons of Jedu12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the thun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Je. twelfth to Jakim,

shaiah, Hasbabiah, and Mattithiab, 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the six, under the hands of their fatber fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

Jedathun, who prophesied with a 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the six- harp, to give thanks and to praise the teenth to Immer,

LORD. 15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman ; eighteenth to Apbses,

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the and Jerimob, Hananiah, Hanani, Elitwentieth to Jehezebel,

athah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, 17 The one and twentieth to Ja Joshbekashab, Mallothi, Hotbir, ond chin, the two and twentieth to Gamu, Mahazioth

13 The three and twentieth to De 5 All these were the sons of Heman Jaiah, the four and twentieth to the king's seer in the words of God, Maaziab.

to lift up the horn. And God gave 19. These were the orderings of them to Heman fourteen sons and three in their service to come into the house daughters. of the LORD, according to their man 6 All these were under the hands of ner, under Aaron their father, as the their ather for soog in the house of LORD God of Israel had cominanded the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, bim.

and harps, for the service or the bouse 20 S And the rest of the sons of Levi of God, according to the king's order were these; of the sons of Amram; to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. Stubael : of the sons of Shubael ; 7 So the number of them, with their .ehdeiah.

brethren that were instructed in the 21 Concernir Rehabiah : of the songs of the LORD, even all that were sons of Rebab ah, the first was cunning, was two hundred fourscore issbiah.

and eighi. 22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth: of 8 | And they cast lots, ward against the sons of Shelomoth ; Jabath.

ward, as well the small as the great, 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the teacher as the scholar. the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel 9 Now the first lot came forth for the tbird, Jekameam the ourth. Asaph to Joseph: the second to G€.

24 Of the sons of Uzziel ; Michah : of dalia, who with his brethren and the sons of Michah; Sbamir.

SODS were twelve : 95 The brother of Michab was Is 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, sbiah : of the sons of Isshiab , Ze- and his brethren, were twelve: cbariah.

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, 26 The sons of Merari tere Mabli and his brethren, were twelve: and Mushi. the sons of Jaaziah ; 12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his Beno.

sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah ; 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his Beno, and Shobam, and Zaccur, and sons, and his brethren, were twelve : Ibri.

14' The seventh to Jesbarelab, he, 28 of Mahli came Eleazar, who had his sons, and bis brethren, were no sons,

twelve : 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, bis was Jerahmeel.

sons, and his brethrer, were twelve : 30 The sons also of Mushi; Mabli, 16' The ninth to Mattaniah, ne, bis and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were sons, and his bretbren, were twelve: tbe sons of the Levites after the house 17 The tenth to Sbimei, he, his of their fathers.

sons, and bis brethren, were twelve: 31 These likewise cast lots over 18 the eleventh to Azareel, he, his against their brethren the sons of sons, and his brethren, were twelve: Aaron in the presence of David the 19" The twelfth to Hashanial., he, king, and Zadok, and Abimelech, and his sons, and his brethren, were the chief of the fathers of the priests twelve: and Levites, even the principal fa

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, thers

over against their younger his sons, and his brethren, wera thren.

twelve

he ditsion of the porters. GHAP. XXVI. Treasteres fo- the temple

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, 12 Among these were the divisions Bre, his sons, and his brethren, were of the porters, even among the chief twelve

men, having wards one against anoThe fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, ther, to minister in the house o: the bis sons, and bis brethren,

were LORD. twelve :

13 | And they cast lots, as well the 23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, small, as the great, according to the bis sons, and his brethren, wore house of their fathers, for every twelve:

gate. 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekasbah, 14 And the lot eastward fell to She he, his sons, and bis brethren, were lemiah. Then for Zechariah his son twelve :

a wise counsellor, they cast lots, and 25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his lot came out nortbward. Lis sons,

and his brethren, were 15 To Obed-edom southward ; and twelve :

to his sons the house of Asuppim. 20 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, 16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot bis sons,

and his brethren, were came forth westward, with the gate Iweive :

Shallecheth, by the causeway of the 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, going up, ward against ward. his sons,

and

his brethren, were 17 Eastward were six Levites, northtwelve :

ward four a day, southward four a day, 29 The one and twentieth to Hothir, and toward Asuppim two ana two. hue, his sons, and bis brethren, were 18 At Parbar westward, four at the twelve :

causeway, and two at Parbar. 29 The two and twentieth to Gid 19 These are the divisions of the dalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, porters among the sons of Kore, and were tivelse:

among the sons of Merari. 30 The three and twentieth to Maha 20 And of the Levites, Ahijas zioth, he, his sons, and bis brethren, I was over the treasures of the house were iwelye :

of God, and over the treasures of the 31 The four and twentieth to Ro- dedicated things. mamti-ezer, he, his sons, ana bis bre 21. As concerning the sons of Laadan ; thren, were twelve.

the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, CHAP. XXVI.

chie;' fathers, een of Laadan the GerCONCERNING the divisions of the shonite, were jehieli.

porters: of the Kochi es tras Me 92 The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, shelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons and Joel his brother, which were orer of Asaph.

the treasures of the house of the 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, LORD. Zechariab the first-born, Jediael thé 23 of the Amramites, and the 1zsecond, Zebadiah the third, Jatbnie! barites, the Hebronites, and the Uzthe fourth,

zielites : 3 Elam the fifth, Jehobanan the 94 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

the son of Moses, was ruler of the 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom treasures. were, Shemaiah the first-born, Jeho. 25 And his brethren by Eliezer: zabad the second, Joab the third, Rehabiab his son, and Jeshaiab his son, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel and Joram bis son, and Zichri his son, the fifth,

and Shelomith his son. 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the se 26 Which Shelomith and his breventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God thren were over all the treasures of blessed him.

the dedicated things, which David the O Also unto Shemaiah bis son were king, and the chief fathers, the capsoas born, that ruled throughout the tains over thousands and hundreds, house of their father for they were and the captains of the host, had de mighty men of valour.

dicated. 7 The sons of Shemaiah ; Otbni, and 27 Out of the spoils won in battles Repkael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose did they dedicate to maintain prethren were strong men, Elibu, and house of the LORD. Semachiah,

28 And all that Samuel the seer, and 8 All these of the sons of Obed- Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the edom : they and their sons and their son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zebrethren, able men for strength for ruiab, had dedicated ; and whosoever the serpice, were threescore and two bad dedicated any thing, it was under of Ohed-edom.

the band of Shelomith, and of his 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren. brethren, strong men, eighteen.

29 T of the Izbarites, Chenaniah 10 Alsó Hosah, of the children of and his sons were for the outward Merari, had sons; Simri the chier, business over Israel, for officers and

Jor though he was not the first-born, judges. yet bis father made him the chief :) 30 Anid of the Hebronites, Hasha.

1 Hilkiab the second, Tebaliab the Biah, and his brethren, men of valour, ibird, Zechariah the fourth : all the a thousand and seven bundred, were sons and brethren of Hosah were officers among them of Israel on this thirteen.

side Jordan westward, in all the bus.

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The treloe captains.

1. CHRONICLES. The princes of the tribes. mess of the LORD, and in the service, month was Maharai the Netopbathite, of the king.

of the Zarhites; and in his course 31 Among the Hebronites was Jeri- were twenty and four thousand. jah the chief, even among the He 14 The eleventh captain for the bronites, according to the genera eleventb month was Benaiah the Pirations of his fathers. in the fortieth thonite, of the children of Ephraim : year of the reign of David they were and in his course were twenty and four sought for, and there were found thousand.

among them mighty men of valour at 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth # Jazer of Gilead.

month was Heldar the Netophathite, of 32 And bis brethren, men of valour, Othniel : and in his course were twenty were two thousand and seven hundred and four thousand. chief fatbers, whom king David made 16 | Furtherinore over the tribes of z ulers over the Reubenites, the Ga Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites dites, and the ball-tribe of Manasseh, was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the for every matter pertaining to God, Simeonites, Sbepbatiah the son of and affairs of the king.

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CHAP. XXVII.

17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the TOW the children of Israel after son of Kemuel : of the Aaronites,

their number, to wit, the chief Zadok: fatbers and captains of thousands and 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the bre. bundreds, and their officers that served threr of David : of Issachar, Omri the the king in any matter of the courses, son of Michael : which caiue in and went out month by 19 of Zebulun, Ishmaiat the sono month throughout all the months of Obadiah : of Naphalali, Jerimoth the the year, of every course, were twenty son of Azriel : and four thousand.

20 of the children of Ephraim, Ho2 Over the first course for the first shea the son of Azaziab: of the halfmonth was Jasbobeam the son of Zab- tribe of Manasseb, Joel the son of diel ; and in his course were twenty Pedaiah : and four thousand.

21 Of the ball-tribe of Manassehr in 3 of the children of Perez was the Gilead, iddo the son of Zechariah : 0 chief of all the captains of the host Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner. for the first month.

22 of Dan, Azareel the son of Je 4 And over the course of the second roham These were the princes of the month was Dodai anı Ahobite, and of tribes of Israel. his course was Mikloth also the ruler :

23 | But David took not the numin bis course likewise were twenty and ber of them from twenty years old and four thousand.

under: because the LORD bad said he The third captain of the bost for would increase Israel like to the stars ehe third month was Benaiah the son of the beavens. of Jehoiada, a caiet priest and in

24 Joab son of Zeruiah began to his course were twenty and four thou- number, but he finished not, because sand.

there fell wrath for it against Israel ; 6 This is that Benaiah, who was neither was the number put in the mighty among the thirty, and above account of the chronicles of king Be thirty : and in his course was An- David. inizabad his son.

25 | And over the king's treasures 7 Ile fourth captain for the fourth was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and month was Asaheline brocher of Joab, over the store-bouses in the fields, in and Zebadian bis son after him: and the cities, and in the villages, and in an bis course were twenty and four the castles, was Jehonathan the son of thousand.

Uzziab : The fifth captain for the fifth 26 And over them that did the work Bionth was Shamhuth the Izrahite : of the field for tillage of the ground and in his course werd twenty and four was Ezri the son of Chelub: thousard.

27 And over the vineyards was Shi. The sixth captain for the sixth mei the Ramathite: over the increase wonth tas tra the son of Ikkesh che of the vineyards for the wine celiars Tekoite, and in his course were twenty was Zabdi the Shiphmite : and four thousand.

28 And over the olive-trees and the 10 The seventh captain for the se- sycamore-trees that were in the low venth ironth was Helez thc Pelonite, plains was Baalbanan the Gederite ; of the children of Ephraim : and in and over the cellars of oil was Joash : his course were twenty and four thou 99 And over the herds that fed in sand.

Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite : and Ti The eighth captain for the eighth over the berds that were in the valleys month was Sibbecai the Hushatbite, of was Shaphat the sor of Adlai : the Zarhitea : and in bis course were 30 Over the camels also was Obit twenty and four thousand.

the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was 12 The ninth captunn for the ninth Jehdeiah the Meronothite : month was Abiezer the Anetotbite, of 31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the the Benjamites : and in bis course were Hagerite. All these were the rulers of twenty and four thousand.

the substance which tras king David's. 13 The tenth captain for the tenth 32 Aiso Jonathan, David's uncle, was

Droid's erhortation. CHAP. XXVIII, XXIX. Hus charge to Solomon. • counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe : 11 Then David gave to Solomon end Jebiel the son of Hacbmoni was his son the pattern of the porch, and with the king's sons :

of the houses thereof, and of the trea33 And Ahitophel was the king's suries thereof, and of the upper chamcounscllor: and 'Hushai the Architehers thereof, and of the inner parlours was the king's companion :

thereof, and of the place of the mercy34 And after Ahithophe! was Jehoi. seat, ada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: 12 And the pattern of all that he and the general of the king's army bad by the spirit, of the courts of the was Joab.

house of the LORD, and of all the CHAP. XXVIII.

chanibers round about, of the creaAND David assemled all the prin suries of the house of God, and of the

ees of Israel, the princes of tbe treasures of the dedicated things : tribes, and the captains of the compa 13 Also for the courses of the priests fies that ministered to the king by and the Levites, and for all the work course, and the captains over the tour of the service of the house of the sands, and captains over the bundreds, LORD, and for all the vessels of serand the stewards over all the substance vice in the house of the LORD. and possession of the king, and of his 14 He gave of gold by weight for sons, with the officers, and with the things of gold, for all instruments of mighty men, and with all the valiant all manner of service ; silver also for men, unto Jerusalem.

all instruments of silver by weight, 2 Then David the king stood up upon tor all instruments of every kind of his feet, and suid, Hear me, my bre-service: thren, and my people : As for me, 1 15 Even the weight for the candiehad in mine heart to build an house of sticks of gold, and for their lamps of Test for the ark of the covenant or ebe gold, by weight for every candlestick, LORD, and for the footstool of our and for the lamps thereof: and for God, and bad made ready for the the candlesticks of silver by weigbt,, building:

both for the candlestick and also for 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt the lamps tbereof, according to the not build an house for my name, be- Ise of every candlestick. cause thou hast been a man of war, and 16 Aud by weight he gave gold fo: hast shed blood.

the tables of shew-hread, for every 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel table; and likewise silver for tbe tables chose me before all the house of my of silver: father to be king over Israel for ever: 17 Also pure gold for the flesh-looks, for he bath chosen Judah to be the and the bowls, and the cups: ard for ruler ; and of the house of Judab, the the golden basons he gave god by house of my father; and among the weight for every bason; and lineroise soos of my father he likel me to make suiver by weight for every bason of mc king over all Israel,

silver : 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD 18 And for the altar of incense rehatb given me many sons, he bath fined gold by weight; and gold for the chosen Solomon my son to sit upon pilttern or the chariot of the cheruthe throne of the kingdom of the tims, that spread on their wings, and LORD Over Israel:

covered the ark of the covenant of 6 And he said unto me, Solomon the LORD. thy son, he shall build my house and 19 Al! this, sard David, tbe LORD my courts: for 1 bave chosen him to marte me understand in writing by his be my son, and I will be bis father. hand upon ine, eren all the works of

7 Moreover I will establish bis king- this pattern dom for ever, if be be constant to 90' And David said to Solomon his do my commendments and my judg. son, Be strong and of good courage, ments, as at this day.

and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed 8 Now therefore in the sight of all for the LORD God, even my God, will Israel the congregation of the LORD, be with thee; he will not fail thee, and in the audience of our God, keep nor forsake thee, until thou hast and seek for all the commandments of finished all the work for the service the LORD your God: that ye may pos- of the house of the LORD sess this good land, and leave it ior an 21 And behold, the courses of the inheritance for your children after you priests and the Levites, even they shall for ever.

be with thee for all the service of the OfAnd tbou, Solomon my son, know house of God: and there shall be with thou the God cf thy father, and serve thee for all manner of workmanship him with a perfect beart, and with a every willing skilul man, for any willing mind: for the LORD searcbeth manner of service : also the princes all hearts, and understandet all the and all the people will be wbolly at imaginations of the thoughts : ii thou thy cominand inent. seek him, he will be found othee;

CHAP. XXIX. but if you forsake him, he will casi FURTHERMORE David

the kog thee off

said unto all the congregation, 10 Take heed now ; for.che LORD Solomoa niy son, whom alone God hath chosen thee to build an house for bath chosen, is yet young and tender, tie saciary : be susoD8, and do it. and the work is great : for the palace 316

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