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Ammon and Syria overcome. I. CHRONICLES 19

9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings that were come were by themselves in the field.

a 2 Sa. 12. 31.
1 Ki. 9. 20


1 Heb.

the face of the battle. blo ver. 8, 2 Sa. 21. 18-22.

10 Now when Joab saw that 1 the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose out of all the 2 choice of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians. 11 And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of 6 Abishai his 2 Or, brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of Ammon.

12 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the chiidren of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee. 13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.

young men.
3 Or,
Heb. stood.
4 Or, Gob.
See Jos. 10.

5 Or, Saph,
2 Sa. 21. 18.
Heb. Abshai.


ch. 18. 12

2 Sa. 10. 10. 7 Or, Rapha. 8 Called also Jaareoregim,

2 Sa. 21. 19. 9 Heb.

14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew nigh before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before him. 15 And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they like-10 wise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.

16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the 13 river: and 14Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.

17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.

18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.

19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.


AND it came to pass, that 15 after the A year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And 9 Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it 17 to weigh talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.


Heb. horn
to the giant,
or, Rapha.
11 Or.

12 Called

1 Sa. 16. 9.

So Job 1.

6-9, 12
& 2. 1-4,
6, 7.

Mt. 4. 10.
Lk. 10. 18.
1 Co. 7. 5. &c.

To ver. 28,

2 Sa. 24... 1-25.

13 That is, Euphrates. 14 Or, Shobach,

2 Sa. 10. 16.

d 2 Sa. 24. 9.


2 Sa. 11. 1.
Heb. at

the return
of the year.
f ch. 27. 24.
16 Heb. And
it was evil

The people numbered.

3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and a cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. 4 And it came to pass after this, that there 3 arose war at 4 Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew 5 Sippai, that was of the children of 7 the giant: and they were subdued.

5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of 8 Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.

6 And yet again there was war at Gath, Where was a man of 9great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was 10 the son of the giant.

7 But when he 11 defied Israel, Jonathan the son of 12 Shimea David's brother slew him.

8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.



ND Satan stood up against Israel, A and provoked David to number Israel

2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.

3 And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were da thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.

6/ But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

7 16 And God was displeased with this of the LORD thing; therefore he smote Israel.

in the eyea

concerning this thing.

2 Sa. 12. 26.
h To ver. 3,

2 Sa. 12. 30,

17 Heb. the
weight of.

8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.

9 And the LORD spake unto Gad, David's seer, saying,

A pestilence sent.


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to thee. a ver. 20,

11 So Gad came to David, and said unto him. Thus saith the LORD, 2Choose thee 2 Heb. Take 12 Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, Sa. 24 13. while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of 2 Sa. 24. 24 Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.

13 And David said unto Gad, I am in ad Lev. 9. 24. great strait: let me fall now into the

hand of the LORD; for very 3 great are 3 Or, many. his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.

14 So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

15 And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and heel Ki. 3. 4 repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of 4 Ornan the Jebusite.

4 Or, Araunah,

2 Sa. 21. 16, 18.

16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having feh. 15. 13. a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed ing ch. 21. 18, sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

17 And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.

2 Ch. 19. 3.

19, 26, 28. 2 Ch. 3. 1.

h1 Ki. 9. 21. 2 Ch. 2 17.

18 Then the angel of the LORD com-2 Ch. 3. 1. manded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan 1 Ki. 5. 6. the Jebusite.

19 And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the LORD.

20 5 And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.

21 And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.

22 Then David said to Ornan, 6 Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.

k ch. 29. 1.

So 1 Ki. 3. 7.

5 Or, When

Ornan turned back and saw the angel, then he and his four sons with him hid themselves.

6 Heb. Give. 2 Sa. 7. 3

Ps. 132. 1--5.

m ch. 28 3

David prepareth for

23 And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the "wheat for the meat offering; I give it all. 24 And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.

25 So David gave to Ornan for the place "six hundred shekels of gold by weight. 26 And David built there an altar unto the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD; and dhe answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.

27 And the LORD commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.

28¶At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.

29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.

30 But David could not go before it fto inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.



ПHEN David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel. 2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.

3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;

4 Also cedar trees in abundance: for the Zidonians and they of Tyre brought much cedar wood to David.

5 And David said, Solomon my son is k young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the LORD God of Israel,

7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God:

8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Thou hast shed blood abun

the building of the temple. I. CHRONICLES 22 The courses of the Levites.

dantly, and "hast made great wars: thoua 1 Ki. 5. 3. shalt not build an house unto my name, b Nu. 4 3. because thou hast shed much blood upone ver. 24. the earth in my sight.

9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him "rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be 2Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

Nu. 1. 2.

d Nu. 4. 47, 48. 1 Or, oversee,

el Ki. 4. 25

& 5. 4.

2 That is, Peaceable.

2 Sa. 12. 24, 25.

10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I Den. 16. 18. will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

ch. 26. 29. g ch. 28. 6.

So 2 Sa. 7. 14.
He. 1. 5.

11 Now, my son, the LORD be with 2 Ch. 8. 14 thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee.

12 Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: 'be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed.

& 23. 18 & 29. 25 & 35. 4. 3 Heb. divisions. Ezr. 6. 18. i ch. 15. 5.

ch. 26. 21, 22

4 Or, Libni. Jos. 1. 7, 8.

ch. 28. 7.

5 Or. Zizah. Deu. 31. 6. ch. 28. 20, 6 Heb. did not multiply

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7 Or, poverty. m oh. 29. 4. n Ex. 6. 20.

14 Now, behold, in my 7trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an "hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it o Ex. 28. 1. is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.

15 Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work. 16 Of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise therefore, and be doing, and the LORD be with thee.

17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,

18 is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.

p Nu. 6. 23. 8 That is,

masons and carpenters. q Deu. 33. L rch. 26. 2325.

8 Ex. 2. 22 & 18. 3, 4. 9 Shubael, ch. 24. 20.

10 Or.

the first.

11 Heb. highly multiplied.

12 Shelomoth, ch. 24. 22.

19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD ch. 6. 19, 29 God, to bring "the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.


So when David was old and full of

days, he made "Solomon his son king over Israel.

2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

& 24. 26. u 1 Ki. 8. 6, 21.

2 Ch. 5. 7 & 6. 11. 13 Or. kinsmen.

1 Ki 1. 33


Nu. 10. 17,

ch. 28. 5.


r Nu. 1. 22

3 Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand. 4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were fofficers and judges:

5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

6 And David divided them into 3 courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

7 Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.

8 The sons of Laadan; the chief was Jehiel, and Zetham, and Joel, three. 9 The sons of Shimei; Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the chief of the fathers of Laadan.

10 And the sons of Shimei were, Jahath, 5 Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

11 And Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah 6 had not many sons; therefore they were in one reckoning, according to their father's house.

12 The sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

13 The sons of "Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.

14 Now concerning Moses the man of God, "his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.

15 The sons of Moses were, Gershom, and Eliezer.

16 Of the sons of Gershom, 9Shebuel was the chief.

17 And the sons of Eliezer were, Rehabiah 10 the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were 11 very many.

18 Of the sons of Izhar; 12Shelomith the chief.

19 Of the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

20 Of the sons of Uzziel; Micah the first, and Jesiah the second.

21 The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. The sons of Mahli; Eleazar, and Kish.

22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their 13 brethren the sons of Kish took them.

23 The sons of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

24 These were "the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of

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the LORD, from the age of "twenty years and upward.

25 For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, 2 that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

26 And also unto the Levites; they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any vessels of it for the service thereof.

27 For by the last words of David the Levites were 3numbered from twenty years old and above:

28 Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;

29 Both for the shewbread, and for the fine flour for meat offering, and for the unleavened cakes, and for that which is baked in the 5 pan, and for that which is fried, and for all manner of measure and size;

30 And to stand every morning to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even;

a Cp. ver. 27. Nu. 1. 3,

2 Ch. 31. 17, Ezr. 3. 8

with ver. 3,
Nu. 4. 3
& 8. 24.
1 Heb.

house of
the father.

2 Or, and he
dwelleth in
Nu. 4. 5-15.
3 Heb.

4 Heb. their

station was
at the hand
of the sons
of Aaron.

5 Or,

flat plate.

c ch. 9. 25.

31 And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the d set feasts, by number,d Nu. 29. 39. according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:

32 And that they should keep the Nu. 1. 53. charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, 6 ch. 23. 16, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the housef Nu. 3. 6-9. of the LORD.


Now are the sons of Aaron;

WOW these are the divisions of the

Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.


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ch. 23. 21.

3 And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahi-12 Sa. 8. 17. melech of the sons of Ithamar, according ch. 6. 8. to their offices in their service.

4 And there were more chief men found ch. 23. 22. of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men "of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.

n Nu. 1. 2

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the sons of Levi.

one 1 principal household being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar. 7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

8 The third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

9 The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

10 The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

11 The ninth to Jeshuah, 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 Aphses,

16 The nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezekel,

17 The one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,

18 The three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.

19 These were the orderings of them in their service to come into the house of the LORD, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

20 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; 6 Shubael: of the sons of Shubael; Jehdeiah.

21 Concerning Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, the first was Isshiah.

22 Of the Izharites; 7Shelomoth: of the sons of Shelomoth; Jahath.

23 And the sons of Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. 24 of the sons of Uzziel; the sons of Michah; Shamir. 25 The brother of Michah was Isshiah: of the sons of Isshiah; Zechariah.


Michah: of

The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the sons of Jaaziah; Beno.

27 The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri. 28 Of Mahli came Eleazar, who had

no sons.

29 Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.

30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

31 These likewise Pcast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.


MOREOVER David and the captains

of the host separated to the service

Divisions of the singers I. CHRONICLES 25

of the sons of "Asaph, and of Heman, a ch. 6. 39.
and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy
with harps, with psalteries, and with
cymbals: and the number of the work-
men according to their service was:

2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and 1Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied 2according to the order of the king.

3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and 3Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Ha-3 shabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.

4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, 5 Uzziel, 6 Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:



2 Heb. by

the hands
of the king.
Or, lari.
4 With

ver. 17.

5 Or, Azareel,

ver. 18.

6 Or, Shubael,
ver. 20.

5 All these were the sons of Heman the
king's seer in the 7 words of God, to lift 7 Or, matters.
up the horn. And God gave to Heman
fourteen sons and three daughters.

6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, 2 according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

8 Or,

ver. 14
9 Or,
ch. 6. 23, 37
& 9. 19.

6 ch. 9. 21.

9 Now the first lot came forth fore ch. 24. 7.
Asaph to d Joseph: the second to Geda-d ver. 2.
liah, who with his brethren and sons
were twelve:

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

10 That is,

as ch. 13. 14

e ch. 24. 31.

11 Or, as well
for the small
as for the
ch. 25. 8.

and the porters.

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his, sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.


NONCERNING the divisions of the of the Korhites was 8 Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of 9 Asaph.

2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.

4 Moreover the sons of Obed-edom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,

5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed 10 him.

6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men

of valour.

7 The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.

8 All these of the sons of Obed-edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were' threescore and two of Obed-edom.

9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.

10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.

12 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men having wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD." 13 And they cast lots, 11 as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

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