Of the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,
and Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the chief officer of the house of God;
and Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah, and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer;
besides their kindred, heads of their ancestral houses, one thousand seven hundred sixty, qualified for the work of the service of the house of God.
Of the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari;
and Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph;
and Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman; and their kindred Shallum was the chief,
stationed previously in the king's gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers of the camp of the Levites.
Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kindred of his ancestral house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, guardians of the thresholds of the tent, as their ancestors had been in charge of the camp of the Lord, guardians of the entrance.
And Phinehas son of Eleazar was chief over them in former times; the Lord was with him.
Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were two hundred twelve. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and the seer Samuel established them in their office of trust.
So they and their descendants were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, that is, the house of the tent, as guards.
The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south;
and their kindred who were in their villages were obliged to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with them;
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in charge of the chambers and the treasures of the house of God.
And they would spend the night near the house of God; for on them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning.
Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out.
Others of them were appointed over the furniture, and over all the holy utensils, also over the choice flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices.
Others, of the sons of the priests, prepared the mixing of the spices,
and Mattithiah, one of the Levites, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was in charge of making the flat cakes.
Also some of their kindred of the Kohathites had charge of the rows of bread, to prepare them for each sabbath.
Now these are the singers, the heads of ancestral houses of the Levites, living in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night.
These were heads of ancestral houses of the Levites, according to their generations; these leaders lived in Jerusalem.
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