1 Chronicles 24:1-6 NIV

The Divisions of Priests

1 These were the divisions1 of the sons of Aaron:2 The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.3

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2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did,4 and they had no sons; so Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests.

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3 With the help of Zadok5 a descendant of Eleazar and Ahimelech a descendant of Ithamar, David separated them into divisions for their appointed order of ministering.

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4 A larger number of leaders were found among Eleazar's descendants than among Ithamar's, and they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of families from Eleazar's descendants and eight heads of families from Ithamar's descendants.
5 They divided them impartially by drawing lots,6 for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.

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6 The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelech7 son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites--one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.

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