Shemaiah's sons were Othni, and Othni's skilled brothers Rephael, Obed, Elzabad, as well as Elihu and Semachiah.
All of these people were Obed Edom's descendants. They, their sons, and their relatives were skilled and had the ability to perform the service. Obed Edom's family included 62 men.
Meshelemiah's sons and relatives were 18 skilled men.
From the descendants of Merari there were Hosah's sons. Shimri was the head, although he was not the firstborn. His father appointed him head.
Hosah's other sons were Hilkiah (the second), Tebaliah (the third), and Zechariah (the fourth). There were 13 sons and relatives of Hosah.
These divisions of gatekeepers through their head men were assigned duties with their relatives to serve in the LORD's temple.
They drew lots by families, youngest and oldest alike, for every gate.
Shelemiah was chosen for the east side. His son Zechariah, a counselor who displayed insight, was chosen for the north side.
Obed Edom was chosen for the south side, and his sons were chosen for the storerooms.
Shuppim and Hosah were chosen for the west side with Shallecheth Gate at the gateway that goes to the palace. One squad of guards served its watch after another.
On the east side there were six Levites. On the north there were four every day. On the south there were four every day. At the storerooms there were four, two at each entrance.