1 Chronicles 26

Divisions of the Gatekeepers

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.

Treasurers and Other Officials

20 Of the Levites, Ahijah was h over the treasuries of the house of God and over the treasuries of the i dedicated 7 things. 21 The sons of 8 Laadan, the descendants of the Gershonites of Laadan, heads of their fathers' houses, of Laadan the Gershonite: 9 Jehieli.

22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, were over the treasuries of the house of the LORD. 23 Of the j Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites: 24 k Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was overseer of the treasuries. 25 And his brethren by Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son, and l Shelomith his son. 26 This Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasuries of the dedicated things m which King David and the heads of fathers' houses, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the army, had dedicated. 27 Some of the 10 spoils won in battles they dedicated to maintain the house of the LORD. 28 And all that Samuel n the seer, Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated, every dedicated thing, was under the hand of Shelomith and his brethren.

29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons o performed duties as p officials and judges over Israel outside Jerusalem. 30 Of the Hebronites, q Hashabiah and his brethren, one thousand seven hundred able men, had the oversight of Israel on the west side of the Jordan for all the business of the LORD, and in the service of the king. 31 Among the Hebronites, r Jerijah was head of the Hebronites according to his genealogy of the fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought, and there were found among them capable men s at Jazer of Gilead. 32 And his brethren were two thousand seven hundred able men, heads of fathers' houses, whom King David made officials over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to God and the t affairs of the king.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 42:1
    As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.
  2. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:21
    Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was keeper of the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
  3. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 15:18
    And with them their brethren of the second rank: Zechariah, Ben, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Elipheleh, Mikneiah, ObedE'dom, and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
    1 Chronicles 15:21
    Mattithiah, Elipheleh, Mikneiah, ObedE'dom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to direct with harps on the Sheminith.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:13
    And their brethren, heads of their fathers' houses - one thousand seven hundred and sixty. They were very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.
  5. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 16:38
    And ObedE'dom with his sixty-eight brethren, including ObedE'dom the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, to be gatekeepers.
  6. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 24:5
    Thus they were divided by lot, one group as another, for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of the house of God, from the sons of Eleazar and from the sons of Ithamar.
    1 Chronicles 24:31
    These also cast lots just as their brothers the sons of Aaron did, in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and Levites. The chief fathers did just as their younger brethren.
    1 Chronicles 25:8
    And they cast lots for their duty, the small as well as the great, the teacher with the student.
  7. Cross References
    1 Kings 10:5
    The food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
    2 Chronicles 9:4
    The food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers and their apparel, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.
  8. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 9:26
    For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
  9. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:11
    King David also dedicated these to the LORD, al...
    1 Chronicles 26:22
    The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brothe...
    1 Chronicles 26:24
    Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, w...
    1 Chronicles 26:26
    This Shelomith and his brethren were over all t...
    1 Chronicles 28:12
    And the plans for all that he had by the Spirit...
    Ezra 2:69
    According to their ability, they gave to the tr...
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 6:18
    And the sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. And the years of the life of Kohath were one hundred and thirty-three.
    Numbers 3:19
    And the sons of Kohath by their families: Amram, Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.
  11. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:16
    Of the sons of Gershon, Shebuel was the first.
  12. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:18
    Of the sons of Izhar, Shelomith was the first.
  13. Cross References
    2 Samuel 8:11
    King David also dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued -
  14. Cross References
    1 Samuel 9:9
    (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he spoke thus: "Come, let us go to the seer"; for he who is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.)
  15. Cross References
    Nehemiah 11:16
    Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the heads of the Levites, had the oversight of the business outside of the house of God.
  16. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:4
    Of these, twenty-four thousand were to look after the work of the house of the LORD, six thousand were officers and judges.
  17. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 27:17
    Over the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; over the Aaronites, Zadok.
  18. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 23:19
    Of the sons of Hebron, Jeriah was the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
  19. Cross References
    Joshua 21:39
    Heshbon with its common-land, and Jazer with its common-land: four cities in all.
  20. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 19:11
    "And take notice: Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king's matters; also the Levites will be officials before you. Behave courageously, and the LORD will be with the good."
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