Hilkiah the second, Tabaliah the third and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and relatives of Hosah were 13 in all.
These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their chief men, had duties for ministering1 in the temple of the LORD, just as their relatives had.
Lots2 were cast for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike.
The lot for the East Gate3 fell to Shelemiah.a Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah,4 a wise counselor, and the lot for the North Gate fell to him.
The lot for the South Gate fell to Obed-Edom,5 and the lot for the storehouse fell to his sons.
The lots for the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road fell to Shuppim and Hosah. Guard was alongside of guard:
There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.
As for the court to the west, there were four at the road and two at the court itself.
These were the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah and Merari.6
Their fellow Levites7 wereb in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries for the dedicated things.821
The descendants of Ladan, who were Gershonites through Ladan and who were heads of families belonging to Ladan the Gershonite,9 were Jehieli,