1 The division of the sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children. And Eleazar and Ithamar were the Priests. 3 And David ordered them on this manner: Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar to be in office by course. 4 And there were more mighty heads found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar. And they divided them into sixteen heads of ancient households of the sons of Eleazar, and eight of the sons of Ithamar. 5 And they put them in order by lot, one with another that there should be rulers in the sanctuary and lords before God as well of the sons of Ithamar as of the sons of Eleazar.
6 And Shimeah the son of Nethanel the Scribe of the Levites wrote them before the king and the lords, and before Zadok the priest and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the ancient heads of the priests and of the Levites: one principal household for Eleazar and one for Ithamar. 7 The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second to Jedaiah. 8 The third to Harim. The fourth to Seorim. 9 The fifth to Malcijah. The sixth to Mijamin. 10 The seventh to Hakkoz. The eighth to Abijah. 11 The ninth to Jeshua. The tenth to Shecaniah. 12 The eleventh to Eliashib. The twelfth to Jakim. 13 The thirteenth to Huppah. The fourteenth to Jeshebeab. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah. The sixteenth to Immer. 15 The seventeenth to Hezir. The eighteenth to Happizzez. 16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah. The twentieth to Jehezkel. 17 The twenty-first to Jachin. The twenty-second to Gamul. 18 The twenty-third to Delaiah. The twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19 This is the order of them in their offices, to come into the house of the LORD according to their manner under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
20 The rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael. Of the sons of Shubael, Jehdiah. 21 Of the sons of Rehabiah, the first, Isshiah. 22 Of the Izharites, Shelomoth. Of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath. 23 And the sons of Hebron were 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. 25 The brother of Micah was Isshiah. Of the sons of Isshiah, Zachariah. 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Jaaziah, Beno. 27 The sons of Merari: by Jaaziah. Beno, Shoham, Zaccur and Ibri. 28 Mahli had Eleazar which had no sons. 29 The sons of Kish: Jerahmeel. 30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth. These are of the children of Levi in the households of their fathers. 31 And these cast lots next to their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king and Zadok and Ahimelech and the ancient heads and priests of the Levites: as well the youngest brother as an ancient head.