and their kinsmen, according to their generations - altogether 956. All these men were leaders of fathers' clans.
Of the cohanim: Y'da'yah, Y'hoyariv, Yakhin,
'Azaryah the son of Hilkiyah the son of Meshulam the son of Tzadok the son of M'rayot the son of Achituv the ruler of the house of God,
'Adayah the son of Yerocham the son of Pash'chur the son of Malkiyah, Ma'asai the son of 'Adi'el the son of Yachzerah the son of Meshulam the son of Meshilmit the son of Immer,
and their kinsmen, leaders of their fathers'clans, 1,760 very competent men available for serving in the house of God.
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.
From time to time their kinsmen had to come in from their towns to help them for seven days.
For the four chief gatekeepers were on permanent duty; they were the L'vi'im in charge of accommodations and supplies in the house of God.
They spent their nights in the vicinity of the house of God, because they were in charge of it; they were responsible for opening it up each morning.
Some of [the L'vi'im] were in charge of the articles used for the service; they had to keep records of them when bringing them in and out.
Others were in charge of the equipment, the holy utensils, the fine flour, the wine, the olive oil, the frankincense and the spices.