The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 26:1–32

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For the courses of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites: Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

And for the divisions of the gates: the sons of the Corites were Mosellemia, of the sons of Asaph.

CONCERNING the divisions of the porters whom David the king appointed as guards: Meshelemiah of the sons of Joseph.

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And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the first-born, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth;

And Mosellemia’s first-born son was Zacharias, the second Jadiel, the third Zabadia, the fourth Jenuel,

Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.

the fifth Jolam, the sixth Jonathan, the seventh Elionai, the eighth Abdedom.

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And Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth;

And to Abdedom there were born sons, Samaias the first-born, Jozabath the second, Joath the third, Sachar the fourth, Nathanael the fifth,

Then the sons of Obededom: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,

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Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.

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Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valour.

And to Samaias his son were born the sons of his first-born, chiefs over the house of their father, for they were mighty.

Now to his son Shemaiah, there were born sons, rulers of their families. For they were very strong men.

The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael and Obed and Elzabad his brethren, valiant men; Elihu also, and Semachiah.

The sons of Samai; Othni, and Raphael, and Obed, and Elzabath, and Achiud, mighty men, Heliu, and Sabachia, and Isbacom.

Then the sons of Shemaiah were Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad and his brothers, very strong men, as well as Elihu and Semachiah.

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All these were of the sons of Obed-edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men in strength for the service; threescore and two of Obed-edom.

All these were from the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and brothers, very fit for the ministry, sixty-two from Obededom.

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And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, valiant men, eighteen.

And Mosellemia had eighteen sons and brethren, mighty men.

Then there were the sons of Meshelemiah and their brothers, very robust men, eighteen.

10  Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief--for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief--

10  And to Osa of the sons of Merari there were born sons, keeping the dominion; though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him chief of the second division.

10  Now, from Hosah, that is, from the sons of Merari: Shimri the leader, for he had not had a firstborn son, and so, because of this, his father had appointed him as the leader,

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11  Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

11  Chelcias the second, Tablai the third, Zacharias the fourth: all these were the sons and brethren of Osa, thirteen.

12  These courses of the doorkeepers, even the chief men, had wards over against their brethren, to minister in the house of YHWH.

12  To these were assigned the divisions of the gates, to the chiefs of the mighty men the daily courses, even their brethren, to minister in the house of the Lord.

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13  And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

13  Then they cast lots equally, for both the small and the great, by their families, concerning each one of the gates.

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14  And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a discreet counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.

14  And the lot of the east gates fell to Selemias, and Zacharias: the sons of Soaz cast lots for Melchias, and the lot came out northward.

14  And the lot of the east fell out to Shelemiah. But to his son Zechariah, a very prudent and learned man, the northern section was obtained by lot.

15  To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons the Storehouse.

15  To Abdedom they gave by lot the south, opposite the house of Esephim.

15  Truly, Obededom and his sons obtained that to the south, in the part of the house where the council of elders was.

16  To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, ward against ward.

16  They gave the lot for the second to Osa westward, after the gate of the chamber by the ascent, watch against watch.

16  Shuppim and Hosah obtained that toward the west, beside the gate that leads to the way of the ascent, one post facing the other.

17  Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the Storehouse two and two.

17  Eastward were six watchmen in the day; northward four by the day; southward four by the day; and two at the Esephim,

17  Truly, toward the east there were six Levites, and toward the north there were four per day, and then toward the south similarly there were four each day. And where the council was, there were two and two.

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18  For the Precinct westward, four at the causeway, and two at the Precinct.

18  to relieve guard, also for Osa westward after the chamber-gate, three. There was a ward over against the ward of the ascent eastward, six men in a day, and four for the north, and four for the south, and at the Esephim two to relieve guard, and four by the west, and two to relieve guard at the pathway.

18  At Parbar westward, four at the road and two at Parbar.

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19  These were the courses of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.

19  These are the divisions of the porters for the sons of Core, and to the sons of Merari.

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20  And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasuries of the house of God, and over the treasuries of the hallowed things.

20  And the Levites their brethren were over the treasures of the house of the Lord, and over the treasures of the hallowed things.

20  Now Ahijah was over the treasuries of the house of God, and the holy vessels.

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21  The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.

21  The sons of Laadan: of the descendants of Gershon, Laadan, chiefs of the fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, was Nahli.

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22  The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasuries of the house of YHWH.

22  The sons of Jeiel were Zethom, and Joel; brethren who were over the treasures of the house of the Lord.

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23  Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites;

23  To Ambram and Issaar belonged Chebron, and Oziel.

23  with the Amramites, and Izharites, and Hebronites, and Uzzielites.

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24  Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler over the treasuries.

24  Now, Shebuel, the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was in the first place over the treasuries,

24  Samuel the son of Gershon, the son of Moses, was chief in charge of the storehouses.

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25  And his brethren by Eliezer: Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.

25  And Rabias was son to his brother Eliezer, and so was Josias, and Joram, and Zechri, and Salomoth.

25  along with his brothers, Eliezer, and his son Rehabiah, and his son Jeshaiah, and his son Joram, and also his son Zichri, and his son Shelomoth.

26  This Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasuries of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the heads of the fathers' houses, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated.

26  This Salomoth and his brethren were over all the sacred treasures, which David the king and the heads of families consecrated, and the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, and princes of the host,

26  The same Shelomoth and his brothers were over the treasuries of the holy things, which king David sanctified, with the leaders of the families, and the tribunes, and the centurions, and the commanders of the army.

27  Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of YHWH.

27  things which he took out of cities and from the spoils, and consecrated some of them, so that the building of the house of God should not want supplies;

27  These things were from the wars and from the best spoils of the battles, which they had consecrated for the repair and the furnishing of the temple of the Lord.

28  And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated; whosoever had dedicated any thing, it was under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.

28  and over all the holy things of God dedicated by Samuel the prophet, and Saul the son of Kis, and Abenner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Saruia, whatsoever they sanctified was by the hand of Salomoth and his brethren.

28  Now all these things were sanctified by Samuel, the seer, and by Saul, the son of Kish, and by Abner, the son of Ner, and by Joab, the son of Zeruiah. All those who had sanctified these were under the hand of Shelomoth and his brothers.

29  Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sorts were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.

29  For the Issaarites, Chonenia, and his sons were over the outward ministration over Israel, to record and to judge.

29  Yet truly, Chenaniah and his sons were over the Izharites, for the exterior works concerning Israel, in order to teach and to judge them.

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30  Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward; for all the business of YHWH, and for the service of the king.

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31  Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites, according to their generations by fathers' houses. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.

31  Of the family of Chebron Urias was chief, even of the Chebronites according to their generations, according to their families. In the fortieth year of his reign they were numbered, and there were found mighty men among them in Jazer of Galaad.

31  And the leader of the Hebronites was Jerijah, according to their families and kindred. In the fortieth year of the reign of David, they were numbered, and there were found very strong men in Jazer Gilead.

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32  And his brethren, men of valour, were two thousand and seven hundred, heads of fathers' houses, whom king David made overseers over the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the affairs of the king.

32  And his brethren were two thousand seven hundred mighty men, chiefs of their families, and king David set them over the Rubenites, and the Gaddites, and the half-tribe of Manasse, for every ordinance of the Lord, and business of the king.