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1 Chronicles 24 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is how Aaron's descendants, the priests, were divided into groups for service. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 1 These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron: The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, and they had no sons. So only Eleazar and Ithamar were left to carry on as priests. 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, and they had no sons; so Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests.
3 With the help of Zadok, who was a descendant of Eleazar, and of Ahimelech, who was a descendant of Ithamar, David divided Aaron's descendants into groups according to their various duties. 3 With the help of Zadok a descendant of Eleazar and Ahimelech a descendant of Ithamar, David separated them into divisions for their appointed order of ministering.
4 Eleazar's descendants were divided into sixteen groups and Ithamar's into eight, for there were more family leaders among the descendants of Eleazar. 4 A larger number of leaders were found among Eleazar's descendants than among Ithamar's, and they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of families from Eleazar's descendants and eight heads of families from Ithamar's descendants.
5 All tasks were assigned to the various groups by means of sacred lots so that no preference would be shown, for there were many qualified officials serving God in the sanctuary from among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar. 5 They divided them impartially by drawing lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.
6 Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, acted as secretary and wrote down the names and assignments in the presence of the king, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the family leaders of the priests and Levites. The descendants of Eleazar and Ithamar took turns casting lots. 6 The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites--one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.
7 The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second lot fell to Jedaiah. 7 The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
8 The third lot fell to Harim. The fourth lot fell to Seorim. 8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
9 The fifth lot fell to Malkijah. The sixth lot fell to Mijamin. 9 the fifth to Malkijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
10 The seventh lot fell to Hakkoz. The eighth lot fell to Abijah. 10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
11 The ninth lot fell to Jeshua. The tenth lot fell to Shecaniah. 11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
12 The eleventh lot fell to Eliashib. The twelfth lot fell to Jakim. 12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
13 The thirteenth lot fell to Huppah. The fourteenth lot fell to Jeshebeab. 13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14 The fifteenth lot fell to Bilgah. The sixteenth lot fell to Immer. 14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
15 The seventeenth lot fell to Hezir. The eighteenth lot fell to Happizzez. 15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
16 The nineteenth lot fell to Pethahiah. The twentieth lot fell to Jehezkel. 16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
17 The twenty-first lot fell to Jakin. The twenty-second lot fell to Gamul. 17 the twenty-first to Jakin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
18 The twenty-third lot fell to Delaiah. The twenty-fourth lot fell to Maaziah. 18 the twenty-third to Delaiah and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19 Each group carried out its duties in the house of the LORD according to the procedures established by their ancestor Aaron in obedience to the commands of the LORD, the God of Israel. 19 This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the LORD, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their forefather Aaron, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
20 These were the other family leaders descended from Levi: From the descendants of Amram, the leader was Shebuel. From the descendants of Shebuel, the leader was Jehdeiah. 20 As for the rest of the descendants of Levi: from the sons of Amram: Shubael; from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
21 From the descendants of Rehabiah, the leader was Isshiah. 21 As for Rehabiah, from his sons: Isshiah was the first.
22 From the descendants of Izhar, the leader was Shelomith. From the descendants of Shelomith, the leader was Jahath. 22 From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
23 From the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah was the leader, Amariah was second-in-command, Jahaziel was third, and Jekameam was fourth. 23 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.
24 From the descendants of Uzziel, the leader was Micah. From the descendants of Micah, the leader was Shamir, 24 The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir.
25 along with Isshiah, the brother of Micah. From the descendants of Isshiah, the leader was Zechariah. 25 The brother of Micah: Isshiah; from the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah.
26 From the descendants of Merari, the leaders were Mahli and Mushi. From the descendants of Jaaziah, the leader was Beno. 26 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The son of Jaaziah: Beno.
27 From the descendants of Merari through Jaaziah, the leaders were Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri. 27 The sons of Merari: from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri.
28 From the descendants of Mahli, the leader was Eleazar, though he had no sons. 28 From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
29 From the descendants of Kish, the leader was Jerahmeel. 29 From Kish: the son of Kish: Jerahmeel.
30 From the descendants of Mushi, the leaders were Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi in their various families. 30 And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, according to their families.
31 Like the descendants of Aaron, they were assigned to their duties by means of sacred lots, without regard to age or rank. It was done in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the family leaders of the priests and the Levites. 31 They also cast lots, just as their brothers the descendants of Aaron did, in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.