So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his sonking over Israel.2
And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.3
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirtyyears and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eightthousand.4
Of which,twenty and fourthousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and sixthousand were officers and judges :
Moreover fourthousand were porters; and fourthousandpraised the LORD with the instruments which I made , said David, to praise therewith.
And Daviddivided them into coursesa among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon,Kohath, and Merari.7
Of the Gershonites were, Laadan,b and Shimei.8
The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel,three.9
The sons of Shimei;Shelomith , and Haziel, and Haran,three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.10
And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath,Zina,c and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.11
And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah had not manysons; therefore they were in onereckoning, according to their father'shouse.12
The sons of Kohath;Amram,Izhar,Hebron, and Uzziel,four.13
The sons of Amram;Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated , that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sonsforever, to burn incensebefore the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his nameforever.14
Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.15
The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.16
Of the sons of Gershom,Shebueld was the chief.17
And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah the chief.e And Eliezer had none othersons; but the sons of Rehabiah were verymany .
Of the sons of Izhar;Shelomithf the chief.19
Of the sons of Hebron;Jeriah the first,Amariah the second,Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.20
Of the sons of Uzziel;Michah the first, and Jesiah the second.21
The sons of Merari;Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli;Eleazar, and Kish.22
And Eleazardied , and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethreng the sons of Kishtook them.
The sons of Mushi;Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth,three.24
These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twentyyears and upward.25
For Davidsaid , The LORDGod of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:26
And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.
For by the lastwords of David the Levites were numberedh from twentyyearsold and above:28
Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;29
Both for the shewbread , and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for the unleavenedcakes, and for that which is baked in the pan,i and for that which is fried , and for all manner of measure and size;30
And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;31
And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continuallybefore the LORD:32
And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.