1So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies, and behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel; and Judah was carried away captive to Babylon for their disobedience.
2Now the first inhabitants who lived in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites and the Temple servants.
17The gatekeepers: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief) 18who previously served in the king’s gate eastward; they were the gatekeepers for the camp of the children of Levi.
19Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers of his father’s house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of Yahweh, keepers of the entrance. 20Phinehas the son of Eleazar was ruler over them in time past, and Yahweh was with him. 21Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper of the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
22All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages whom David and Samuel the seer ordained in their office of trust.
23So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of Yahweh, even the house of the tent, as guards.
24On the four sides were the gatekeepers, toward the east, west, north, and south.
25Their brothers in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them,
26for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites were in an office of trust, and were over the rooms and over the treasuries in the house of God.
27They lodged around God’s house, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning.
28Certain of them were in charge of the vessels of service, for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out.
29Some of them also were appointed over the furniture, and over all the vessels of the sanctuary, and over the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.
30Some of the sons of the priests prepared the confection of the spices.
31Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, had the office of trust over the things that were baked in pans.
32Some of their brothers, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the Bread of the Presence, to prepare it every Sabbath.
33These are the singers, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the rooms and were free from other service, for they were employed in their work day and night.
34These were heads of fathers’ households of the Levites throughout their generations, chief men; these lived at Jerusalem.
35In Gibeon there lived the father of Gibeon, Jeiel, whose wife’s name was Maacah: 36and his firstborn son Abdon, and Zur, and Kish, and Baal, and Ner, and Nadab, 37and Gedor, and Ahio, and Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. They also lived with their brothers in Jerusalem, over against their brothers.