1 Chronicles 24

1 Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron (Aharon). The sons of Aaron (Aharon): Nadav, and Avihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

2 But Nadav and Avihu died before their father, and had no children; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest’s office (kehunnah).

3 And Dawid distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.

4 And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.

5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God (Elohim), were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

6 And Shemayah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites (Lewiyim), wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest (kohen), and Ahimelech the son of Aviathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests (kohanim) and Levites (Lewiyim); one principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

7 Now the first lot came forth to Yehoyariv, the second to Yedayah,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

9 The fifth to Malkiyah, the sixth to Miyamin,

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Aviyah,

11 The ninth to N46Joshua (Yeshua), the tenth to Shekhanyah,

12 The eleventh to Elijahhib, the twelfth to Yakim,

13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Yeshevav,

14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

16 The nineteenth to Petachyah, the twentieth to Yechezkel,

17 The one and twentieth to Yakhin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,

18 The three and twentieth to Delayahu, the four and twentieth to Maazyahu.

19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of יהוה, according to their manner, under Aaron (Aharon) their father, as יהוה God of Israel (Elohei Yisrael) had commanded him.

20 And the rest of the sons of Lewi were these: Of the sons of Amram: Shubael; of the sons of Shubael: Yechdeyahu.

21 Concerning Rechavyah, of the sons of Rechavyah: the first was Yishshiyah.

22 Of the Izharites: Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth: Yachat.

23 And the sons of Hebron: Yeriyah the first, Amaryah the second, Yachaziel the third, Yekamam the fourth.

24 Of the sons of Uzziel: Michah; of the sons of Michah: Shamir.

25 The brother of Michah was Yishshiyah; of the sons of Yishshiyah: Zechariah (Zekharyahu).

26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Yaazyahu: Beno.

27 The sons of Merari by Yaazyahu: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.

28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.

29 Concerning Kish, the son of Kish was Yerachmeel.

30 The sons also of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Yerimot. These were the sons of the Levites (Lewiyim) after the house of their fathers.

31 These likewise cast lots opposite their brethren the sons of Aaron (Aharon) in the presence of Dawid the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests (kohanim) and Levites (Lewiyim), even the principal fathers opposite their younger brethren.