the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
the twenty-first to Jakin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
the twenty-third to Delaiah and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
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.
As for the rest of the descendants of Levi: from the sons of Amram: Shubael; from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
As for Rehabiah, from his sons: Isshiah was the first.
From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.
The son of Uzziel: Micah; from the sons of Micah: Shamir.
The brother of Micah: Isshiah; from the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah.
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The son of Jaaziah: Beno.
The sons of Merari: from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri.
From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
From Kish: the son of Kish: Jerahmeel.
And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the Levites, according to their families.
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.
David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:
From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were under the supervision of Asaph, who prophesied under the king's supervision.
As for Jeduthun, from his sons: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six in all, under the supervision of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the LORD.
As for Heman, from his sons: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael and Jerimoth; Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-Ezer; Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth.
All these were sons of Heman the king's seer. They were given him through the promises of God to exalt him. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
All these men were under the supervision of their fathers for the music of the temple of the LORD, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king.
Along with their relatives--all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD--they numbered 288.
Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.
The first lot, which was for Asaph, fell to Joseph, his sons and relatives, 12 the second to Gedaliah, he and his relatives and sons, 12
the third to Zaccur, his sons and relatives, 12
the fourth to Izri, his sons and relatives, 12
the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and relatives, 12
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and relatives, 12
the seventh to Jesarelah, his sons and relatives, 12
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and relatives, 12
the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and relatives, 12
the tenth to Shimei, his sons and relatives, 12
the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and relatives, 12
the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and relatives, 12
the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and relatives, 12
the fourteenth to Mattithiah his sons and relatives, 12
the fifteenth to Jerimoth, his sons and relatives, 12
the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and relatives, 12
the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and relatives, 12
the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and relatives, 12
the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and relatives, 12
the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and relatives, 12
the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and relatives, 12
the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and relatives, 12
the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and relatives, 12
the twenty-fourth to Romamti-Ezer, his sons and relatives, 12.
The divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth and Eliehoenai the seventh.
Obed-Edom also had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and Peullethai the eighth. (For God had blessed Obed-Edom.)
His son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father's family because they were very capable men.
The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also able men.
All these were descendants of Obed-Edom; they and their sons and their relatives were capable men with the strength to do the work--descendants of Obed-Edom, 62 in all.
Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, who were able men--18 in all.
Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first),
Hilkiah the second, Tabaliah the third and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and relatives of Hosah were 13 in all.
These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their chief men, had duties for ministering in the temple of the LORD, just as their relatives had.
Lots were cast for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike.
The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the North Gate fell to him.
The lot for the South Gate fell to Obed-Edom, and the lot for the storehouse fell to his sons.