Divisions of the Gatekeepers

1 Chronicles 26

1 Concerning the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, 1 Meshelemiah the son of a Kore, of the sons of 2 Asaph. 2 And the sons of Meshelemiah were b Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. 4 Moreover the sons of c ObedE'dom were Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth; for God blessed him. 6 Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born who governed their fathers' houses, because they were men of great ability. 7 The sons of Shemaiah were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad, whose brothers Elihu and Semachiah were able men. 8 All these were of the sons of ObedE'dom, they and their sons and their brethren, d able men with strength for the work: sixty-two of ObedE'dom. 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, eighteen able men. 10 Also e Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the first (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him the first), 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 gatekeepers, among the chief men, having duties just like their brethren, to serve in the house of the LORD. 13 And they f cast lots for each gate, the small as well as the great, according to their father's house. 14 The lot for the East Gate fell to 3 Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and his lot came out for the North Gate; 15 to ObedE'dom the South Gate, and to his sons the 4 storehouse. 16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came out for the West Gate, with the Shallecheth Gate on the g ascending highway - watchman opposite watchman. 17 On the east were six Levites, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, and for the 5 storehouse two by two. 18 As for the 6 Parbar on the west, there were four on the highway and two at the Parbar. 19 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the sons of Korah and among the sons of Merari.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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