33The Levites were numbered from thirtyyearsold and upward, and 4their number by bcensus of men was 38,000 .
Of these, 24,000 were 5to oversee the work of the house of the LORD ; and 6,000 were 6officers and judges5
and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 74,000 were praising the LORD with the instrumentswhichc David made for givingpraise.
6Daviddivided them into divisions8according to the sons of Levi : Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Of the Gershonites were dLadan and Shimei.
The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first and Zetham and Joel, three.
The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth and Haziel and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' households of Ladan.
The sons of Shimei were Jahath, eZina, Jeush and Beriah. Thesefour were the sons of Shimei.
11Jahath was the first and Zizah the second ; but Jeush and Beriah did not have manysons, so they became a father'shousehold, onefclass.
The sons of Kohath were four : Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
139The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And 10Aaron was setapart to sanctify him as mostholy, he and his sonsforever , 11to burnincensebefore the LORD, to minister to Him and to bless in His nameforever .
But as for 12Moses the man of God, his sons were namedamong the tribe of Levi15
The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
The gson of Gershom was hShebuel the chief.
The ison of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief ; and Eliezerhadnoothersons, but the sons of Rehabiah were verymany.
The json of Izhar was kShelomith the chief.
The sons of Hebron were Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth20
The sons of Uzziel were Micah the first and Isshiah the second.
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish22Eleazardied and hadnosons, but daughtersonly, so their brothers, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
The sons of Mushi were three : Mahli, Eder and Jeremoth.
2413These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers'households, even the heads of the fathers' households of those of them who were lcounted, in the number of names by their mcensus, doing the work for the service of the house of the LORD, 14from twentyyearsold and upward.
For Davidsaid, "The LORDGod of Israel15has givenrest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalemforever .
26"Also, 16the Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all its utensils for its service."
For by the lastwords of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twentyyearsold and upward.
For their office is nto assist the sons of Aaron with the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts and in the chambers and in the purifying of allholythings, even the work of the service of the house of God,
2917and with the showbread , and 18the fineflour for a grain offering, and unleavenedwafers, or 19what is baked in the pan or 20what is well-mixed, and 21allmeasures of volume and size.
They are to standeverymorning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening,
and to offerallburntofferings to the LORD, 22on the sabbaths, the newmoons and 23the fixedfestivals in the number set by the ordinanceconcerning them, continuallybefore the LORD.
Thus 24they are to keepcharge of the tent of meeting, and charge of the holy place, and 25charge of the sons of Aaron their orelatives, for the service of the house of the LORD.