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 children; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest’s office.
3David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their ordering in their service.
4There were more chief men found 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, eight.
5Thus were they divided impartially by drawing lots, for there were officials of the sanctuary 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, wrote 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 11th to Eliashib, the 12th to Jakim,
13the 13th to Huppah, the 14th to Jeshebeab,
14the 15th to Bilgah, the 16th to Immer,
15the 17th to Hezir, the 18th to Happizzez,
16the 19th to Pethahiah, the 20th to Jehezkel,
17the 21st to Jachin, the 22nd to Gamul,
18the 23rd to Delaiah, the 24th to Maaziah.
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 even as their brothers the sons of Aaron 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 fathers’ households of the chief even as those of his younger brother.