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4,000 were appointed to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 were appointed to praise Yahweh with the instruments David had made for praising God. David organized the Levites into divisions based on which of Levi’s sons (Gershon, Kohath, or Merari) they were descended from.

Ladan and Shimei were Gershon’s descendants.

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Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the Lord with the musical instruments(A) I have provided for that purpose.”(B)

David separated(C) the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi:(D) Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

Gershonites

Belonging to the Gershonites:(E)

Ladan and Shimei.

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