Divisions of the Priests
1The divisions of the sons of Aaron were these. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abi'hu, Elea'zar, and Ith'amar. 2But Nadab and Abi'hu died before their father, and had no children, so Elea'zar and Ith'amar became the priests. 3With the help of Zadok of the sons of Elea'zar, and Ahim'elech of the sons of Ith'amar, David organized them according to the appointed duties in their service. 4Since more chief men were found among the sons of Elea'zar than among the sons of Ith'amar, they organized them under sixteen heads of fathers' houses of the sons of Elea'zar, and eight of the sons of Ith'amar. 5They organized them by lot, all alike, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God among both the sons of Elea'zar and the sons of Ith'amar. 6And the scribe Shemai'ah the son of Nethan'el, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahim'elech the son of Abi'athar, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; one father's house being chosen for Elea'zar and one chosen for Ith'amar.
7The first lot fell to Jehoi'arib, the second to Jeda'iah, 8the third to Harim, the fourth to Se-o'rim, 9the fifth to Malchi'jah, the sixth to Mij'amin, 10the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abi'jah, 11the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecani'ah, 12the eleventh to Eli'ashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 13the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jesheb'e-ab, 14the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, 15the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Hap'pizzez, 16the nineteenth to Pethahi'ah, the twentieth to Jehez'kel, 17the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul, 18the twenty-third to Delai'ah, the twenty-fourth to Ma-azi'ah. 19These had as their appointed duty in their service to come into the house of the Lord according to the procedure established for them by Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.
20And of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shu'ba-el; of the sons of Shu'ba-el, Jehde'iah. 21Of Rehabi'ah: of the sons of Rehabi'ah, Isshi'ah the chief. 22Of the Iz'harites, Shelo'moth; of the sons of Shelo'moth, Jahath. 23The sons of Hebron:a Jeri'ah the chief,b Amari'ah the second, Jaha'ziel the third, Jekame'am the fourth. 24The sons of Uz'ziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir. 25The brother of Micah, Isshi'ah; of the sons of Isshi'ah, Zechari'ah. 26The sons of Merar'i: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Ja-azi'ah: Beno. 27The sons of Merar'i: of Ja-azi'ah, Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri. 28Of Mahli: Elea'zar, who had no sons. 29Of Kish, the sons of Kish: Jerah'meel. 30The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jer'imoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to their fathers' houses. 31These also, the head of each father's house and his younger brother alike, cast lots, just as their brethren the sons of Aaron, in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahim'elech, and the heads of fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites.