Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with
Which course should serve first, and which next, and so on; and who should be the chief to each course; which course was to serve a week, and then go out; and this method was taken to prevent envy, strife, and contention about precedence:
for the governors of the sanctuary;
or of the holy things, or who presided in things ecclesiastical:
and governors of the house of God:
or rather "governors of God", appointed by him judges in civil things:
were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of
there were, of both families, some employed both in sacred and civil things, and who presided in each.