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Go to Commentary on 1 Chr 24
The Divisions of the Priests

1These were 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 sons; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests.
  3David, with Zadok (of the descendants of Eleazar) and Ahimelech (of the descendants of Ithamar), divided them according to their order of duty in their service.
  4There were more chief men of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and they were divided like this: of the sons of Eleazar there were 16 heads of fathers’ houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers’ houses there were eight.
  5They divided them by lots, for there were officials of the Holy Place and officials of God both of the sons of Eleazar and of the sons of Ithamar.

6Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, and the officials, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the priests and of the Levites: one fathers’ house being taken for Eleazar and one taken for Ithamar.

7Now the first lot came out 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 Jehezkel,
  17the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
  18the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

19This was their order of duty in their service, to come to the house of Yahweh according to the regulation given to them by Aaron their father, as Yahweh the God of Israel had commanded him.

The Rest of the Levites

20Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
  21Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.
  22Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
  23The sons of Hebron: Jeriah, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
  24The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
  25The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
  26The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah: Beno.
  27The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
  28Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
  29Of Kish, the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
  30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after their fathers’ houses.
  31These likewise cast lots just as their brothers the sons of Aaron had done in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the priests and of the Levites; the heads of the fathers’ households as well as those of his younger brother.

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