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.

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