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1 Chronicles 25; 1 Chronicles 26; 1 Chronicles 27

1 David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun. They set them apart to serve the LORD by prophesying while harps, lyres and cymbals were being played. Here is the list of the men who served in that way. 2 From the sons of Asaph came Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph. He prophesied under the king's direction. 3 From the sons of Jeduthun came Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah. The total number was six. They were under the direction of their father Jeduthun. He prophesied while playing the harp. He used it to thank and praise the Lord. 4 From the sons of Heman came Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. 5 All of them were sons of the king's prophet Heman. They were given to Heman to bring him honor. That's what God had promised. God gave him 14 sons and three daughters. 6 All of them were under the direction of their fathers. They played music for the LORD's temple. They served at the house of God by playing cymbals, lyres and harps. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the king's direction. 7 All of them were trained and skilled in playing music for the Lord. Their total number was 288. That included their relatives. 8 Young and old alike cast lots for their duties. That was true for students as well as teachers. 9 The 1st lot that was drawn out was for Asaph. It was for Joseph The 2nd lot was for Gedaliah and his relatives and sons. The total number was 12. 10 The 3rd was for Zaccur and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 11 The 4th was for Izri and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 12 The 5th was for Nethaniah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 13 The 6th was for Bukkiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 14 The 7th was for Jesarelah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 15 The 8th was for Jeshaiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 16 The 9th was for Mattaniah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 17 The 10th was for Shimei and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 18 The 11th was for Azarel and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 19 The 12th was for Hashabiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 20 The 13th was for Shubael and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 21 The 14th was for Mattithiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 22 The 15th was for Jerimoth and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 23 The 16th was for Hananiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 24 The 17th was for Joshbekashah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 25 The 18th was for Hanani and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 26 The 19th was for Mallothi and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 27 The 20th was for Eliathah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 28 The 21st was for Hothir and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 29 The 22nd was for Giddalti and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 30 The 23rd was for Mahazioth and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12. 31 The 24th was for Romamti-Ezer and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
1 Here are the groups of men who guarded the gates. From the family of Korah came Meshelemiah, the son of Kore. Kore was one of the sons of Asaph. 2 Meshelemiah had sons. Zechariah was his first son. Jediael was his second son. Zebadiah was the third. Jathniel was the fourth. 3 Elam was the fifth. Jehohanan was the sixth. And Eliehoenai was the seventh. 4 Obed-Edom also had sons. Shemaiah was his first son. Jehozabad was his second son. Joah was the third. Sacar was the fourth. Nethanel was the fifth. 5 Ammiel was the sixth. Issachar was the seventh. And Peullethai was the eighth. God had blessed Obed-Edom. 6 His son Shemaiah also had sons. They were leaders in their family. That's because they were men of great ability. 7 The sons of Shemaiah were Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad. Elzabad's brothers Elihu and Semakiah were also able men. 8 All of them belonged to the family line of Obed-Edom. They and their sons and relatives were men of ability. They were strong enough to do their work. The total number of men in the family line of Obed-Edom was 62. 9 Meshelemiah's sons and relatives were able men. Their total number was 18. 10 Hosah belonged to the family line of Merari. Hosah's first son was Shimri. But Shimri wasn't the oldest son. His father had made him the first. 11 Hilkiah was Hosah's second son. Tabaliah was the third. Zechariah was the fourth. The total number of Hosah's sons and relatives was 13. 12 Those groups of men guarded the gates. They worked under their chief men. They served at the LORD's temple, just as their relatives had served. 13 Lots were cast for each gate, family by family. Young and old alike were chosen. 14 The lot that was drawn out for the East Gate was for Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah. He gave wise advice. The lot that was drawn out for the North Gate was for him. 15 The lot for the South Gate was for Obed-Edom. The lot for the storeroom was for his sons. 16 Lots were drawn out for the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road. Those lots were for Shuppim and Hosah. One guard stood next to another. 17 There were six Levites a day on the east. There were four a day on the north. There were four a day on the south. And there were two at a time at the storeroom. 18 Two Levite guards were at the courtyard to the west. And four were at the road. 19 Those were the groups of the men who guarded the gates. They belonged to the family lines of Korah and Merari. 20 The Levite relatives of the men who guarded the gates were in charge of the treasures in the house of God. They were also in charge of other treasures that had been set apart for God. 21 Ladan was from the family line of Gershon. Some leaders of families belonged to Ladan's family line. One of them was Jehieli. 22 The sons of Jehieli were Zetham and his brother Joel. They were in charge of the treasures in the LORD's temple. 23 Here are the officials who were from the family lines of Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel. 24 Shubael was from the family line of Moses' son Gershom. Shubael was the officer in charge of the treasures. 25 His relatives through Eliezer included his son Rehabiah. Jeshaiah was Rehabiah's son. Joram was Jeshaiah's son. Zicri was Joram's son. And Shelomith was Zicri's son. 26 Shelomith and his relatives were in charge of all of the treasures that had been set apart for God. King David had set those treasures apart. Some family leaders had also set them apart. They were the commanders of thousands of men and commanders of hundreds. The treasures had also been set apart by other army commanders. 27 Some of the goods that had been taken in battle were set apart to repair the LORD's temple. 28 The prophet Samuel had set apart some things for God. Saul, the son of Kish, had set apart other things. So had Abner, the son of Ner. And so had Joab, the son of Zeruiah. All of those things and all of the others that had been set apart were taken care of by Shelomith and his relatives. 29 From the family line of Izhar came Kenaniah and his sons. They were given duties that were away from the temple. They were officials and judges over Israel. 30 From the family line of Hebron came Hashabiah and his relatives. They were able men. The total number was 1,700. It was their duty to serve the king in Israel west of the Jordan River. It was also their duty to do all of the LORD's work there. 31 Jeriah was the chief of the family line of Hebron. That's based on their family history. In the 40th year of David's rule, a search was made in the records. That's how men of ability were found in the family line of Hebron at Jazer in Gilead. 32 Jeriah had 2,700 relatives. They were able men. They were family leaders. King David had put them in charge of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh. They were in charge of matters having to do with God and the king.
1 Here is the list of the Israelites who served in the king's army. They included leaders of families. They included commanders of thousands of men and commanders of hundreds. They also included other officers. All of them served the king in everything concerning the army companies that were on duty month by month all through the year. The total number of men in each company was 24,000. 2 Jashobeam was in charge of the first company for the first month. He was the son of Zabdiel. The total number of men in Jashobeam's company was 24,000. 3 He belonged to the family line of Perez. He was chief of all of the army officers for the first month. 4 Dodai was in charge of the second company for the second month. He belonged to the family line of Ahoah. Mikloth was the leader of Dodai's company. The total number of men in Dodai's company was 24,000. 5 The third army commander for the third month was the priest Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada. Benaiah was the chief. The total number of men in Benaiah's company was 24,000. 6 That same Benaiah was a mighty man among the Thirty. In fact, he was leader over the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was in charge of his company. 7 The fourth commander for the fourth month was Joab's brother Asahel. Asahel's son Zebadiah was the next commander after him. The total number of men in Asahel's company was 24,000. 8 The fifth commander for the fifth month was Shamhuth. He was an Izrahite. The total number of men in Shamhuth's company was 24,000. 9 The sixth commander for the sixth month was Ira. He was the son of Ikkesh from Tekoa. The total number of men in Ira's company was 24,000. 10 The seventh commander for the seventh month was Helez. He was a Pelonite from Ephraim. The total number of men in Helez's company was 24,000. 11 The eighth commander for the eighth month was Sibbecai. He was a Hushathite from Zerah. The total number of men in Sibbecai's company was 24,000. 12 The ninth commander for the ninth month was Abiezer. He was from Anathoth in Benjamin. The total number of men in Abiezer's company was 24,000. 13 The tenth commander for the tenth month was Maharai. He was a Netophathite from Zerah. The total number of men in Maharai's company was 24,000. 14 The 11th commander for the 11th month was Benaiah. He was from Pirathon in Ephraim. The total number of men in Benaiah's company was 24,000. 15 The 12th commander for the 12th month was Heldai. He was a Netophathite from the family line of Othniel. The total number of men in Heldai's company was 24,000. 16 Here are the officers over the tribes of Israel. Over the tribe of Reuben was Eliezer, the son of Zicri. Over Simeon was Shephatiah, the son of Maacah. 17 Over Levi was Hashabiah, the son of Kemuel. Over Aaron was Zadok. 18 Over Judah was Elihu. He was David's brother. Over Issachar was Omri, the son of Michael. 19 Over Zebulun was Ishmaiah, the son of Obadiah. Over Naphtali was Jerimoth, the son of Azriel. 20 Over Ephraim was Hoshea, the son of Azaziah. Over half of the tribe of Manasseh was Joel, the son of Pedaiah. 21 Over the half of the tribe of Manasseh in Gilead was Iddo, the son of Zechariah. Over Benjamin was Jaasiel, the son of Abner. 22 Over Dan was Azarel, the son of Jeroham. Those were the officers over the tribes of Israel. 23 David didn't count the men who were 20 years old or less. That's because the LORD had promised to make the people of Israel as many as the stars in the sky. 24 Joab, the son of Zeruiah, began to count the men. But he didn't finish. The LORD was angry with Israel because David had begun to count the men. So the number wasn't written down in the official records of King David. 25 Azmaveth was in charge of the royal storerooms. He was the son of Adiel. Jonathan was in charge of the storerooms in the fields, towns, villages and lookout towers. He was the son of Uzziah. 26 Ezri was in charge of the workers who farmed the land. He was the son of Kelub. 27 Shimei was in charge of the vineyards. He was from Ramah. Zabdi was in charge of the grapes from the vineyards. He was also in charge of storing the wine. He was a Shiphmite. 28 Baal-Hanan was in charge of the olive trees and sycamore-fig trees in the western hills. He was from Geder. Joash was in charge of storing the olive oil. 29 Shitrai was in charge of the herds that ate grass in Sharon. He was from Sharon. Shaphat was in charge of the herds in the valleys. He was the son of Adlai. 30 Obil was in charge of the camels. He was from the family line of Ishmael. Jehdeiah was in charge of the donkeys. He was from Meronoth. 31 Jaziz was in charge of the flocks. He was a Hagrite. All of those men were the officials in charge of King David's property. 32 Jonathan was David's uncle. He gave good advice. He was a man of understanding. He was also a secretary. Jehiel took care of the king's sons. He was the son of Hacmoni. 33 Ahithophel was the king's adviser. Hushai was the king's friend. He was an Arkite. 34 Jehoiada and Abiathar became the next advisers after Ahithophel. Jehoiada was the son of Benaiah. Joab was the commander of the royal army.
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