1 Chronicles 23:1-6 NIV

The Levites

1 When David was old and full of years, he made his son Solomon1 king over Israel.2

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2 He also gathered together all the leaders of Israel, as well as the priests and Levites.
3 The Levites thirty years old or more3 were counted,4 and the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand.5

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4 David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand are to supervise6 the work7 of the temple of the LORD and six thousand are to be officials and judges8

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5 Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD with the musical instruments9 I have provided for that purpose."10

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6 David divided11 the Levites into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi:12 Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

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