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Solomon made king. CHAP. XXIII, XXIV. The families of the Levites. side ? forbe bathgiven the inhabitants of the 18 Of the sons of Izhar ; Shelomith the land into my hand; and the land is subdu- chief. ed before the Lord, and before his people. 19 Of the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the

19 Now set your heart and your soul to first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, third, and Jekameam the fourth. and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD 20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the God, to bring the ark of the covenant of first, and Jesiah the second. the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, 21 | The sons of Merari ; Mahli, and into the house that is to be built to the Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and name of the Lord.


22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, Yo when David was old and full of days, but daughters : and their brethren the sons Israel.

23 The sons of Mushi ; Mahli, and Eder, 2 | And he gathered together all the and Jeremoth, three. princes of Israel, with the priests and the 24 | These were the sons of Levi after Levites.

the house of their fathers ; even the chief 3 Now the Levites were numbered from of the fathers, as they were counted by the age of thirty years and upward: and number of names by their polls, that did their number by their polls, man by man, the work for the service of the house of the was thirty and eight thousand.

LORD, from the age of twenty years and 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand upward. were to set forward the work of the house 25 For David said, The LORD God of of the LORD; and six thousand were officers Israel hath given rest unto his people, that and judges:

they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever; 5 Moreover, four thousand were porters ; 26 And also unto the Levites: they shall and four thousand praised the LORD with no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vesthe instruments which I made, said David, sels of it for the service thereof. to praise therewith.

27 For by the last words of David the 6 And David divided them into courses Levites were numbered from twenty years among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, old and above: Kohath, and Merari.

28 Because their office was to wait on 7 [ Of the Gershonites were Laadan and the sons of Aaron for the service of the Shimei.

house of the Lord, in the courts, and in 8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was the chambers, and in the purifying of all Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, tbree. holy things, and the work of the service of

9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and the house of God; Haziel, and Haran, three. These were 29 Both for the shew-bread, and for the the chief of the fathers of Laadan. fine flour for meat-offering, and for the un

10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, leavened cakes, and for that which is baked Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four in the pan, and for that which is fried, and were the sons of Shimei.

for all manner of measure and size; 11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah 30 And to stand every morning to thank the second: but Jeush and Beriah had not and praise the Lord, and likewise at many sons; therefore they were in one even; reckoning, aecording to their father's house. 31 And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto

12. The sons of Kohath ; Amram, Iz- the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new-moons, bar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

and on the set feasts, by number, accord13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Mo-ing to the order commanded unto them, ses: and Aaron was separated, that he continually before the LORD: should sanctify the most holy things, he 32 And that they should keep the charge and his sons for ever, to burn incense be- of the tabernacle of the congregation, and fore the LORD, to minister unto him, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge to bless in his name for ever.

of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the 14 Now concerning Moses the man of service of the house of the LORD. God, his sons were named of the tribe of


TOW these are the divisions of the sons

of and Eliezer.

dab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 16 Of the sons of Gershom, Shebuel was 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before the chief.

their father, and had no children: there. 17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Reha-fore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the biah the chief. And Eliezer had none priest's office. other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were 3 And David distributed them, both Za. very many.

dok of the sons of Eleazar, and Abimelech


The order of the priests. I. CHRONICLES. The offices of the singers. of the sons of Ithamar, according to their 26 The sons of Merari were Mahli, and offices in their service.

Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno. 4 And there were more chief men found 27 | The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. Ithamar; and thus were they divided. 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had no Among the sons of Eleazar there were six- sons. teen chie! men of the house of their fathers, 29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish and eight among the soub vá Thamar ac-was Jerahmeel. cording to the house of their fathers. So The sons also of Musbi; Mahli, and

5 Thus were they divided by lot, one Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons sort with another; for the governors of the ofthe Levites afterthe house of their fathers. sanctuary, and governors of the house of 31 These likewise cast lots over against God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of their brethren the sons of Aaron in the prethe sons of Ithamar.

sence of David the king, and Zadok, and 6 And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel Abimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them the priests and Levites, even the principal before the king, and the princes, and Za- fathers overagainst their younger brethren. dok the priest, and Abimelech the son of

CHAP. XXV. of the fathers

principal of the host separated to the service household being taken for Eleazar, and of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and one taken for Itbamar.

of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoi- harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: arib, the second to Jedaiah,

and the number of the workmen according & The third to Harim, the fourth to to their service was : Seorim,

2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and 9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Joseph, and Nethanjah, and Asarelah, the Mijamin,

sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, io The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth which prophesied according to the order to Abijah,

of the king? 11 The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth to 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Shecaniah,

Gedaliab, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hasha. 12 The eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth hiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the bands to Jakim,

of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied 13 The thirteenth to Huppah, the four- with a harp, to give thanks and to praise teenth to Jeshebeab,

the Lord. 14 The fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukto Immer,

kiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Je15 The seventeenth to Hezir, the rimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Gideighteenth to Aphses,

dalti, and Romamti-ezer, oshbekashah, 16 The ninetecnth to Pethahiah, th. Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: twentieth to Jehezekel,

5 All these were the sons of Heman the 17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up two and twentieth to Gamul,

the born. And God gave to Heman four18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, teen sons and three daughters. the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

6 All these were under the hands of their 19 'These were the orderings of them in father for song in the house of the LORD, their service to come into the house of the with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for LORD, according to their manner, under the service of the house of God, according Aaron their father, as the LORD God of to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, Israel had commanded him.

and Heman. 20 | And the rest of the sons of Levi 7 So the number of them, with their were these : Of the sons of Amram ; Shu- brethren that were instructed in the songs bael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah. of the LORD, even all that were cunning,

21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of was two hundred fourscore and eight. Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.

8 T And they cast lots, ward against 22 Of the Izharites; Shelomoth : of the ward, as well the small as the great, the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.

teacher as the scholar. 23 And the sons of Hebron ; Jeriah the 9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who, third, Jekameam the fourth.

with his brethren and sons were twelve: 24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah : of the 10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, sons of Michah; Shamir.

and his brethren, were twelve: 25 The brother of Michab was Isshiah: 11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and of the sons of Isshiah ; Zechariah. his brethren, were twelve:

Division of the singers. CHAP. XXVI. Division of the porters.

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, 8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom: and bis brethren, were twelve:

they and their sons and their brethren, 13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, bis sons, able men for strength for the service, were and his brethren, were twelve:

threescore and two of Obed-edom. 14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and sons, and his brethren, were twelve : brethren, strong men, eighteen.

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, 10 Also Hosah of the children of Me. and his brethren, were twelve:

rari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though 16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, he was not the first-born, yet his father and his brethren, were twelve:

made him the chief;) . 17 The tenth to Shinei, he, his sons, 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the and his brethren, were twelve:

third, Zechariah the fourth : all the sons 18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his and brethren of Hosah were thirteen. sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 12 Among these were the divisions of

19 The twelith to Hashabiah, he, his the porters, even among the chief men, sons, and his brethren, were twelve: lhaving wards one against another, to · 20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his minister in the house of the LORD. sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 13 4 And they cast lots, as well the

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his small as the great, according to the house sons, and his brethren, were twelve: of their fathers, for every gate.

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his 14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelesons, and his bretbren, were twelve : miah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise

23 The sixteenth Hananiah, he, his counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came sons, and his brethren,were twelve: out northward.

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, 15 To Obed-edom southward ; and to he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: his sons the house of Asuppim.

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his 16 To Shuppii and Hosah the lot came sons, and his brethren, were twelve: forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth,

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his by the causeway of the going up, ward sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

against ward. 21 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his 17 Eastward were six Levites, northsons, and his brethren were twelve: ward four a day, southward four a day,

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, and toward Asuppim, two and two. his sons, and his brethren, were twelve : 18 At Parbar westward, four at the

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, causeway, and two at Parbar. he, bis sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 19 These are the divisions of the por

30 The three and twentieth to Maha-Iters among the sons of Kore, and among zioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were the sons of Merari. twelve:

20 And of the Levites, Ahijah was over 31 The four and twentieth to Romamti- the treasures of the house of God, and over ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were the treasures of the dedicated things. twelve.

21. As concerning the sons of Laadan CHAP. XXVI.

the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief YONCERNING the divisions of the fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite,

porters : 01 the Korhites wus Mesbe- were Jehieli. lemiah the sonof Kore, of the souls of Asaph. 2? 'The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and

2 And the sons of Mesheiemiah were, Joel his brother, which were over the treaZechariah the first-born, Jediael the se-sures of the house of the LORD. cond, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the 23 Of the Amramites, and the Izharites, fourth,

the flesonites, and the Uzzielites : 3 Elam the fish, Jehohanan the sixth, 24 And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the Elioenai the seventh.

son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. 4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom 25 And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehawere, Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad biah his son, and Jeshaiah inis son, and the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,

Shelomith bis son. 5 Amıniel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, 26. Which Shelomith and his brethren Peulthai the eighth : for God blessed him were over all the treasures of the dedicated

6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons things, which David the king, and the born, that ruled throughout the house orchiet fathers, the captains over thousands their father: for they were mighty men of and hundreds, and the captains of the Falour.

hosi had dedicaied. 7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Re- 27 Out of the spoils won in battles did phael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren they dedicate to maintain the house of the were strong men, Elihu, and Semacbiah. LORD.



The twelve cuptatis.

I. CHRONICLES. Princes of the twelve tribes. 28 And all that Samuel the seer, and 10 The seventh captain for the seventh Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son month was Helez the Pelonite, of the chilof Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dren of Ephraim: and in his course were diedicated; and whosoever had dedicated twenty and four thousand. any thing, it was under the hand of Shelo- 11 The eighth captain for the eighth mith, and of his brethren.

month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and Zarhites: and in his course were twenty his sons were for the outward business and four thousand. over Israel, for officers and judges. 12 The ninth captain for the ninth month

30 And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benand his brethren, men of valour, a thou- jamites: and in his course were twenty and sand and seven hundred, were officers four thousand. among them of Israel on this side Jordan

13 The tenth captain for the tenth month westward in all the business of the LORD, was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarand in the service of the king.

hites: and in his course were twenty and 31 Among the Hebronites was Jerijah four thousand. the chief, even among the Hebronites, ac- 14 The eleventh captain for the elecording to the generations of his fathers. venth month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, In the fortieth year of the reign of David of the children of Ephraim: and in his they were sought for, and there were found course were twenty and four thousand. among them mighty men of valour at Jazer 15 The twelfth captain for the twelfth of Gilead.

month was Heldai the Netophathite, of 32 And his brethren, men of valour, Othniel: and in his course were twenty were two thousand and seven hundred chief and four thousand. fathers, whom king David made rulers over 16 Furthermore over the tribes of Isthe Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-rael: the ruler of the Reubenites was tribe of Manasseh, for every matter per- Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeontaining to God, and affairs of the king. ites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah: CHAP. XXVII.

17 of the Levites, Hashabiah the son row the children of Israel after their of Kemuel : of the Aaronites, Zadok :

number, to wit, the chief fathers, and 18 Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren captains of thousands and hundreds, and of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of their osħcers that served the king in any Michael: matter of the courses, which came in and 19 Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of went out month by month throughout ali Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son the months of the year, of every course of Azriel: were twenty and four thousand.

20 Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea 2 Over the first course for the first month the son of Azaziah: of the half-tribe of was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiab : his course were twenty and four thousand. 21 Of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gi

3 Of the children of Perez was the lead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benchief of all the captains of the host for jamin,

Jaasiel the son of Abner: the first month.

22 Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. 4 And over the course of the second These were the princes of the tribes of month was Dodai the Ahohite, and of his Israel. course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his

23 | But David took not the number course likewise were twenty and four of them from twenty years old and under: thousand.

because the Lord had said he would in5 The third captain of the host for the crease Israel like to the stars of the heathird month was Benaiah the son of Jehoi- vens. ada, a chief priest: and in his course were 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to twenty and four thousand.

number, but he finished not, because there 6 This is that Benaiah, who was mighty fell wrath for it against Israel ; neither was among the thirty, and above the thirty : the number put in the account of the chroniand in his course was Ammizabad his son. cles of king David.

The fourth captain for the fourth 25 | And over the king's treasures was month was Asahel the brother of Joab, Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his store-houses in the fields, in the cities, and course were twenty and four thousand. in the villages, and in the castles, was Je

8 The fifth captain for the fifth month honathan the son of Uzziah : was Shamhuth the Izrahite : and in his 26 And over them that did the work of course were twenty and four thousand. the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri

9 The sixth captain for the sixth month the son of Chelub: was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and 27 And over the vineyards was Shimei in his course were twenty and fourthousand. the Ramathite: over the increase of the

David exhorts to fear God. CHAP. XXVIII.

He encourages Solomon. vineyards for the wine-cellars was Zabdi mandments and my judgments, as at this the Shiphmite :

day. 28 And over the olive-trees and the 8 Now therefore in the sight of all Issycamore-trees that were in the low plains rael, the congregation of the Lord, and in was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and over the audience of our God, keep and seek for the cellars of oil was Joash:

all the commandments of the Lord your 29 And over the herds that fed in Sha- God: that ye may possess this good land, ron was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over and leave it for an inheritance for your the herds that were in the valleys was Sha-children after you for ever. phat the son of Adlai.

9 | And thou, Solomon my son, know 30 Over the camels also was Obil the thou the God of thy father, and serve hina Ishmeelite : and over the asses was Jehde- with perfect heart, and with a willing iah the Meronothite :

mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, 31 And over the flocks was Jaziz the and understandeth all the imaginations of Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be substance which was king David's. found of thee ; but if thou forsake him, be

32 Also Jonathar, David's uncle, was a will cast thee off for ever. counsellor, a wise man, and a scribe: and 10 Take heed now; for the Lord hath Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the chosen thee to build a house for tbe sancking's sons :

tuary : be strong, and do it. 33 And Ahithophel was the king's coun- 11 Then David gave to Solomon his sellor: and Hushai the Archite was the son the pattern of the porch, and of the king's companion:

houses thereof, and of the treasuries there34 And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada of, and of the upper chambers thereof, and the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the of the inner parlours thereof, and of the general of the king's army was Joab. place of the mercy-seat. CHAP. XXVIII.

12 And the pattern of all that he had ND David assembled all the princes by the Spirit, of the courts of the house of

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and the captains of the companies that about, of the treasuries of the house of God, ministered to the king by course, and the and of the treasuries of the dedicated captains over the thousands, and captains things : over the hundreds, and the stewards over 13 Also for the courses of the priests all the substance and possession of the and the Levites, and for all the work of king, and of his sons, with the officers, and the service of the house of the Lord, and with the mighty men, and with all the va- for all the vessels of service in the house of liant men unto Jerusalem.

the LORD. 2 Then David the king stood up upon 14 He gave of gold by weight for things his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, of gold, for all instruments of all manner and my people: As for me, I had in my of service ; silver also for all instruments heart to build a house of rest for the ark of silver by weight, for all instruments of of the covenant of the LORD, and for the every kind of service: footstool of our God, and had made ready 15 Even the weight for the candlesticks for the building:

of gold, and for their lamps of gold, by 3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not weight for every candlestick, and for the build a house for my name, because thou lamps thereof: and for the candlesticks of hast been a map of war, and hast shed silver by weight, both for the candlestick, blood.

and also for the lamps thereof, according 4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose to the use of every candlestick. me before all the house of my father to be 16 And by weight he gave gold for the king over Israel for ever: for he hath cho- tables of shew-bread, for every table; and sen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house likewise silver for the tables of silver: of Judah, the house of my father; and 17 Also pure gold for the flesh-hooks, among the sons of my father he liked me and the bowls, and the cups: and for the to make me king over all Israel :

golden basonshe gare gold by weight for 5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath every bason; and likewise silver by weight given me many sons,) he hath chosen So- for every bason of silver: lomon my son to sit upon the throne of the 18 And for the altar of incense refined kingdom of the LORD Over Israel. gold by weight; and gold for the pattern

6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread son, he shall build my house and my courts: out their wings, and covered the ark of for I have chosen him to be my son, and I the covenant of the Lord. will be his father.

19 All this, soid David, the Lord made 7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom me understand in writing by his hand upo) for ever, if he be constant to do my com-me, even all the works of this pattern.

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