The courses of the sons of Aharon [were these]. The sons of Aharon: Nadav and Avihu, El`azar and Itamar.
But Nadav and Avihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore El`azar and Itamar executed the Kohen's office.
David with Tzadok of the sons of El`azar, and Achimelekh of the sons of Itamar, divided them according to their ordering in their service.
There were more chief men found of the sons of El`azar than of the sons of Itamar; and [thus] were they divided: of the sons of El`azar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Itamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.
Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, both of the sons of El`azar, and of the sons of Itamar.
Shemayah the son of Netan'el the Sofer, who was of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Tzadok the Kohen, and Achimelekh the son of Avyatar, and the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Kohanim and of the Levites; one fathers' house being taken for El`azar, and one taken for Itamar.
Now the first lot came forth to Yehoiariv, the second to Yedayah,
the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
the fifth to Malkiyah, the sixth to Miyamin,
the seventh to Hakkotz, the eighth to Aviyah,
the ninth to Yeshua, the tenth to Shekhanyahu,
the eleventh to Elyashiv, the twelfth to Yakim,
the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
the seventeenth to Hetzir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
the nineteenth to Petachyah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
the one and twentieth to Yakhin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
the three and twentieth to Delayah, the four and twentieth to Ma`azyah.
This was the ordering of them in their service, to come into the house of the LORD according to the ordinance [given] to them by Aharon their father, as the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, had commanded him.
Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of `Amram, Shuva'el; of the sons of Shuva'el, Yechdeyahu.
Of Rechavyah: of the sons of Rechavyah, Yishshiyah the chief.
Of the Izharites, Shelomit; of the sons of Shelomit, Yachat.
The sons [of Hevron]: Yeriyahu [the chief], Amaryah the second, Yachazi'el the third, Yekam`am the fourth.
The sons of `Uzzi'el, Mikhah; of the sons of Mikhah, Shamir.
The brother of Mikhah, Yishshiyah; of the sons of Yishshiyah, Zekharyah.
The sons of Merari: Machli and Mushi; the sons of Ya`aziyahu: Beno.
The sons of Merari: of Ya`aziyahu, Beno, and Shoham, and Zakkur, and Ibri.
Of Machli: El`azar, who had no sons.
Of Kish; the sons of Kish: Yerachme'el.
The sons of Mushi: Machli, and `Eder, and Yerimot. These were the sons of the Levites after their fathers' houses.
These likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aharon in the presence of David the king, and Tzadok, and Achimelekh, and the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the Kohanim and of the Levites; the fathers' [houses] of the chief even as those of his younger brother.