Then David was eld and full of days, and he ordained Solomon, his son, king upon Israel.
And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, and the priests, and deacons; (And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites;)
and the deacons were numbered from twenty years and above, and eight and thirty thousand of men were found of them. (and the Levites twenty years of age and older were counted, and thirty-eight thousand men were found of them.)
And four and twenty thousand men were chosen of them, and were parted into the service of the house of the Lord; and of sovereigns, and judges, six thousand; (And twenty-four thousand men were chosen from them, and were put in service in the House of the Lord; and six thousand were overseers, or officers, and judges, or magistrates;)
and four thousand that were porters of gates and doors, and so many singers, singing to the Lord in organs, which David had made for to sing with. (and four thousand were made the guards, or the doorkeepers, of the gates and the doors, and as many singers sang to the Lord with the instruments which David had made to sing with.)
And David parted them by the whiles of the sons of Levi, that is, of Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. (And David divided them into three groups, or divisions, by the families of the Levites, that is, of Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.)
And the sons of Gershon were Laadan and Shimei.
The sons of Laadan were three; the prince Jehiel (the leader was Jehiel), and Zetham, and Joel.
The sons of Shimei were three, Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran; these were the princes of the families of Laadan (these were the leaders of the families of Laadan).
And the sons of Shimei were Jahath, and Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah; these four were the sons of Shimei.
And Jahath was the former, and Zizah, the second; and Jeush and Beriah had not full many sons, and therefore they were reckoned in one family, and in one house. (And Jahath was the first-born son, and Zizah, the second; and Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, and so they were reckoned as one family, and one house.)
The sons of Kohath were four, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should minister in the holy of holy things, he and his sons without end, and to burn incense to the Lord by his custom, and to bless his name without end. (The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was set apart, so that he could be in charge of the holy things, he and his sons forevermore, and to burn incense to the Lord as by its custom, and to bless his name forevermore.)
Also the sons of Moses, the man of God, were numbered in the lineage of Levi. (But the sons of Moses, the man of God, were counted in the tribe of Levi.)
The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
The sons of Gershom; Shebuel the first (son).
And the sons of Eliezer were Rehabiah the first (son), and other sons were not to Eliezer; forsooth the sons of Rehabiah were multiplied full much.
The sons of Izhar; Shelomith the first (son).
The sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first (son), Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
The sons of Uzziel; Micah the first (son), Jesiah the second.
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar, and Kish.
And Eleazar was dead, and had not sons, but daughters; and the sons of Kish, the brethren of them, that is, (the) cousins-german, wedded them. (And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but only daughters; and the sons of Kish, their kinsmen, that is, their first cousins, wedded them.)
The sons of Mushi were three, Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth.
These were the sons of Levi in their kindreds and families, and they were princes by whiles, and the number of all the heads, that did the travail of the service of the house of the Lord, from twenty years and above. (These were the Levites in their kindreds and families, and the list of all their leaders, yea, those who did the work in the service of the House of the Lord, from twenty years of age and older.)
For David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given rest to his people, and a dwelling in Jerusalem into without end; (For David said, The Lord God of Israel hath given rest to his people, and shall make his dwelling place in Jerusalem forevermore;)
and it shall not be the office of (the) deacons for to bear [any] more the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof for to minister therein. (and it shall not be the duty of the Levites to carry about the Tabernacle any more, or any of the vessels for its service.)
Also by the last behests of David the number of the sons of Levi shall be reckoned from twenty years and above; (And by the last commands of David the number of the Levites shall be reckoned from twenty years of age and above;)
and they shall be under the hand of the sons of Aaron, into the worship of the house of the Lord, in porches, and in chambers, and in the place of cleansing, and in the saintuary, and in all works of the service of the temple of the Lord. (and they shall be under the power of the sons of Aaron in the service of the House of the Lord, yea, in the courtyards, and in the rooms, and in the cleansing of all the holy things, and in all the works in the service of the Temple of the Lord.)
And [the] priests shall be over the loaves of proposition, that is, (the loaves of) setting forth, and to the sacrifice of [tried] flour, and to the pastes sodden in water, and to the therf loaves, and to the frying pan, and to [the] hot flour, and to singe, and over all weight and measure. (And the priests shall be in charge of the loaves of proposition, that is, the loaves of setting forth, and the sacrifice of fine flour, and the pastries boiled in water, and the unleavened bread, and the frying pan, and the hot flour, and the singeing, and over all the weights and measures.)
And the deacons shall be, that they stand early, for to acknowledge and sing to the Lord, and in like manner at eventide, (And every morning, the Levites shall be on duty to give thanks and to sing to the Lord, and in like manner every evening,)
as well in the offering of burnt sacrifices of the Lord, as in sabbaths, and calends, and other solemnities, by the number and ceremonies of each thing, continually before the Lord; (as well as at the offering of burnt sacrifices to the Lord, on sabbaths, and calends, and the other Feast Days, by their prescribed number, continually before the Lord;)
and that they keep the observances of the tabernacle of the bond of peace of the Lord, and the custom of the saintuary, and the observance of the sons of Aaron, their brethren, that they minister in the house of the Lord. (and that they keep the observances of the Tabernacle of the Covenant of the Lord, that is, the Tabernacle of the Witnessing, and the customs of the sanctuary, and the observances of the sons of Aaron, their kinsmen, and so serve in the House of the Lord.)