And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tentsthreedays: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding .
And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the placeCasiphia, and I tolda them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims , at the placeCasiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.18
And by the goodhand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren,eighteen ;
And Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons,twenty;20
Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twentyNethinims: all of them were expressed by name.