Eden,1 Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah and Shecaniah assisted him faithfully in the towns2 of the priests, distributing to their fellow priests according to their divisions, old and young alike.
In addition, they distributed to the males three years old or more whose names were in the genealogical records3--all who would enter the temple of the LORD to perform the daily duties of their various tasks, according to their responsibilities and their divisions.
And they distributed to the priests enrolled by their families in the genealogical records and likewise to the Levites twenty years old or more, according to their responsibilities and their divisions.
They included all the little ones, the wives, and the sons and daughters of the whole community listed in these genealogical records. For they were faithful in consecrating themselves.
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farm lands around their towns or in any other towns,4 men were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among them and to all who were recorded in the genealogies of the Levites.