Of the L'vi'im: Sh'ma'yah the son of Hashuv the son of 'Azrikam the son of Hashavyah, from the descendants of M'rari;
Bakbakar; Heresh; Galal; Matanyah the son of Mikha the son of Zikhri the son of Asaf;
'Ovadyah the son of Sh'ma'yah the son of Galal the son of Y'dutun; and Berekhyah the son of Asa the son of Elkanah, who lived in the towns of the N'tofati.
The gatekeepers: Shalum, 'Akuv, Talmon, Achiman and their kinsmen; Shalum was the chief.
Previously they had guarded the king's gate to the east; they were gatekeepers for the camp of the descendants of Levi.
Shalum the son of Kore the son of Evyasaf the son of Korach and his kinsmen from his father's clan the Korchim were in charge of the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tent. Their ancestors had been in charge of the camp of ADONAI, keepers of the entryway.
Pinchas the son of El'azar had been ruler over them long before; ADONAI had been with him.
Z'kharyah the son of Meshelemyah guarded the entryway to the tent of meeting.
All these chosen to be gatekeepers numbered 212. Their genealogies were recorded in their towns; they had been appointed to their positions by David and Sh'mu'el the seer.
They and their descendants supervised the gates of the house of ADONAI, that is, the house of the tent, by periods of duty.
The gatekeepers served on the four sides, east, west, north and south.