The divisions of the gatekeepers:1 From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah2 the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth and Eliehoenai the seventh.
Obed-Edom also had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and Peullethai the eighth. (For God had blessed Obed-Edom.3)
His son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father's family because they were very capable men.
The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also able men.
All these were descendants of Obed-Edom; they and their sons and their relatives were capable men with the strength to do the work--descendants of Obed-Edom, 62 in all.
Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, who were able men--18 in all.
Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first),411
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 ministering5 in the temple of the LORD, just as their relatives had.