1 Chronicles 24



David Organizes The Priests

1 Now the divisions of the descendants of Aaron were these: the sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

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

1 The divisions of the descendants of Aaron were as follows: Aaron's sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

1 With respect to the descendants of Aaron, classes of service were organized for Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar, the descendants of Aaron.

1 The courses or divisions of the priests, the sons of Aaron, were these: The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no sons. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.

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

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did, leaving no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar became priests.

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

3 David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their offices for their ministry.

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

3 Together with Zadok from the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech from the sons of Ithamar, David divided them according to the assigned duties of their service.

3 Along with Zadok, one of Eleazar's descendants, and Ahimelech, one of Ithamar's descendants, David organized their service according to their assigned responsibilities.

3 And David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided and distributed them according to their assigned duties.

4 Since more chief men were found from the descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: there were sixteen heads of fathers' households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers' households.

4 And 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.

4 Since more leaders were found among Eleazar's descendants than Ithamar's, they were divided [accordingly]: 16 heads of ancestral houses were from Eleazar's descendants, and eight [heads] of ancestral houses were from Ithamar's.

4 More leaders were located among Eleazar's descendants than among those of Ithamar, so sixteen leaders were appointed from the leaders of the ancestral households of Eleazar's descendants and eight from those of Ithamar.

4 Since there were more chief men found among the sons of Eleazar [because of the misfortunes of Eli, and Saul's slaughter of the priests at Nob] than among the sons of Ithamar, they were divided thus: sixteen heads of fathers' houses of the sons of Eleazar and eight of the sons of Ithamar according to their fathers' houses.

5 Thus they were divided by lot, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the descendants of Eleazar and the descendants of Ithamar.

5 Thus 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.

5 They were divided impartially by lot, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar's and Ithamar's descendants.

5 They were chosen by impartial lottery, since there were trustees of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar's descendants and among Ithamar's descendants.

5 Thus were they divided by lot, one group with the other, for there were chiefs of the sanctuary and chiefs of God [high priests] drawn both from the sons of Eleazar and from the sons of Ithamar.

6 Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites; one father's household taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.

6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before 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.

6 The secretary, Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king and the officers, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites. One ancestral house was taken for Eleazar, and then one for Ithamar.

6 Nethanel's son Shemaiah, a Levitical scribe, made an official record of them for the king, the officers, Zadok the priest, Abiathar's son Ahimelech, and the heads of ancestral households of both the priests and the descendants of Levi. One ancestral house was chosen for Eleazar and one for Ithamar.

6 Shemaiah the scribe, son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar [the priest who escaped being killed at Nob by Saul and fled to David], and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and Levites -- "one father's house being taken alternately for Eleazar and one for Ithamar.

7 Now the first lot came out for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,

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

7 The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

7 The first lottery was chosen in favor of Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,

7 The lots fell, the first one to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

8 the third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

8 third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Se-orim,

9 the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

9 the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

9 the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

10 the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

10 the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

11 the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah,

11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

11 the ninth for Jeshua, the tenth for Shecaniah,

11 The ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

12 the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,

12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

12 the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,

12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

13 the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,

13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

13 the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,

13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebe-ab,

14 the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,

14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

14 the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,

14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

15 the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez,

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,

15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

15 the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizzez,

15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

16 the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel,

16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,

16 the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Jehezkel,

16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,

17 the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,

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

17 the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,

17 the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,

17 The twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,

18 the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.

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

18 the twenty-third to Delaiah, and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

18 the twenty-third for Delaiah, and the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.

18 The twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

19 These were their offices for their ministry when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

19 These 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.

19 These had their assigned duties for service when they entered the Lord's temple, according to their regulations, which they received from their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.

19 These were appointed to enter the Temple of the LORD according to their protocols established by their ancestor Aaron, as commanded by the LORD God of Israel.

19 This was their order for coming on duty to serve in the house of the Lord, according to the procedure ordered for them by their [forefather] Aaron, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.

The Rest Of The Levites

20 Now for the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.

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

20 As for the rest of Levi's sons: from Amram's sons: Shubael; from Shubael's sons: Jehdeiah.

20 Now with respect to the descendants of Levi there remained Shubael from the descendants of Amram and Jehdeiah from the descendants of Shubael;

20 As for the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram: Shubael; of the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.

21 Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the first.

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

21 From Rehabiah: from Rehabiah's sons: Isshiah was the first.

21 with respect to Rehabiah, Isshiah their chief from the descendants Rehabiah;

21 Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah: Isshiah the chief.

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

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

22 From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from Shelomoth's sons: Jahath.

22 with respect to the Izharites, Shelomoth, Jahath from the descendants of Shelomoth;

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

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

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

23 Hebron's sons: Jeriah [the first], Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

23 with respect to the descendants of Hebron, Jeriah their chief, Amariah their second in rank, Jahaziel their third, and Jekameam their fourth;

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

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

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

24 [From] Uzziel's sons: Micah; from Micah's sons: Shamir.

24 with respect to the descendants of Uzziel, Micah; with respect to the descendants of Micah, Shamir;

24 The son of Uzziel: Micah; of the sons of Micah: Shamir.

25 The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.

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

25 Micah's brother: Isshiah; from Isshiah's sons: Zechariah.

25 with respect to Micah's brother Isshiah; with respect to the descendants of Isshiah, Zechariah;

25 The brother of Micah: Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah: Zechariah.

26 The sons of Merari, Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah, Beno.

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

26 Merari's sons: Mahli and Mushi, [and from] his sons, Jaaziah his son.

26 with respect to Merari's sons, Mahli and Mushi; with respect to the sons of Jaaziah, Beno;

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

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

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

27 Merari's sons, by his son Jaaziah: Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.

27 with respect to the sons of Merari, Jaaziah, Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri;

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

28 By Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no sons.

28 From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

28 with respect to Mahli, Eleazar, who had no sons;

28 Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

29 By Kish: the sons of Kish, Jerahmeel.

29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.

29 From Kish, [from] Kish's sons: Jerahmeel.

29 with respect to Kish, Jerahmeel, one of the descendants of Kish;

29 Of Kish: the son of Kish: Jerahmeel.

30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to their fathers' households.

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

30 Mushi's sons: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. Those were the sons of the Levites according to their ancestral houses.

30 and with respect to the descendants of Mushi, Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the descendants of Levi according to their ancestral households.

30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites, according to their fathers' houses.

31 These also cast lots just as their relatives the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' households of the priests and of the Levites--the head of fathers' households as well as those of his younger brother.

31 These likewise cast lots over against 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 over against their younger brethren.

31 They also cast lots the same way as their relatives, the sons of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites-the family heads and their younger brothers alike.

31 These individuals also cast lots corresponding to their relatives, Aaron's descendants, in the presence of King David, Zadok, and Ahimelech, and in the presence of the heads of the ancestral households of the priests and of the descendants of Levi, and the eldest was treated as impartially as was the younger brother.

31 These likewise cast lots, as did their kinsmen the sons of Aaron, in the presence of David the king, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and Levites -- "the head of each father's house and his younger brother alike.



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