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Monday, May 25, 2015
Reading from: 1 Chronicles 23-25.

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Date: Monday, May 25, 2015

Reading From: 1 Chronicles 23-25
 

1 Chronicles 23

   So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

 2And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

 3Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward; and their number by their head count, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand,

 4of whom twenty and four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD, and six thousand were officers and judges.

 5Moreover four thousand were doorkeepers, and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments 'which I made,' said David, 'to praise therewith.'

 6And David divided them into divisions among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

 7Of the Gershonites were Laadan and Shimei.

 8The sons of Laadan: the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three.

 9The sons of Shimei: Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

 10And the sons of Shimei were Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

 11And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to their father's house.

 12The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

 13The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name for ever.

 14Now concerning Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.

 15The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.

 16Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was the chief.

 17And the son of Eliezer was Rehabiah, the chief. And Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

 18Of the sons of Izhar, Shelomith was the chief.

 19Of the sons of Hebron: Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

 20Of the sons of Uzziel: Micah the first, and Jesiah the second.

 21The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.

 22And Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters; and their brethren the sons of Kish took them as wives.

 23The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

 24These were the sons of Levi according to the house of their fathers, even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their heads, who did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.

 25For David said, 'The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto His people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever';

 26and also unto the Levites, 'They shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.'

 27For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above,

 28because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD in the courts and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God,

 29both for the showbread and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for the unleavened cakes and for that which is baked in the pan and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;

 30and to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at evening;

 31and to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD;

 32and that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren in the service of the house of the LORD.

   

1 Chronicles 24

   Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

 2But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

 3And David assigned them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service.

 4And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.

 5Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another, for the governors of the sanctuary and governors of the house of God were of the sons of Eleazar and of the sons of Ithamar.

 6And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of the king and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.

 7Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

 8the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

 9the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

 10the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

 11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

 12the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

 13the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

 14the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

 15the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

 16the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

 17the one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,

 18the three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

 19These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

 20And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.

 21Concerning Rehabiah, of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.

 22Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.

 23And the sons of Hebron, Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

 24Of the sons of Uzziel, Michah; of the sons of Michah, Shamir.

 25The brother of Michah was Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.

 26The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the son of Jaaziah, Beno.

 27The sons of Merari by Jaaziah: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.

 28Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.

 29Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.

 30The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

 31These likewise cast lots even as their brethren the sons of Aaron, in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites; even the principal fathers did as their younger brethren.

   

1 Chronicles 25

   Moreover David and the captains of the host separated for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals; and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

 2of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah; the sons of Asaph were under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied according to the order of the king.

 3Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah [with Shimei, mentioned], six, under the hand of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp to give thanks and to praise the LORD.

 4Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.

 5All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the matters of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

 6All these were under the hand of their father for song in the house of the LORD with cymbals, psalteries and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

 7So the number of them, with their brethren who were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all who were skilled, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

 8And they cast lots, watch against watch, the small as well as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

 9Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve;

 10the third to Zaccur: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 11the fourth to Izri: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 12the fifth to Nethaniah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 13the sixth to Bukkiah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 14the seventh to Jesharelah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 15the eighth to Jeshaiah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 16the ninth to Mattaniah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 17the tenth to Shimei: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 18the eleventh to Azarel: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 19the twelfth to Hashabiah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 20the thirteenth to Shubael: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 21the fourteenth to Mattithiah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 22the fifteenth to Jeremoth: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 23the sixteenth to Hananiah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 24the seventeenth to Joshbekashah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 25the eighteenth to Hanani: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 26the nineteenth to Mallothi: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 27the twentieth to Eliathah: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 28the one and twentieth to Hothir: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 29the two and twentieth to Giddalti: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 30the three and twentieth to Mahazioth: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve;

 31the four and twentieth to Romamtiezer: he, his sons, and his brethren were twelve.

   


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