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four thousand were to be gatekeepers,(A) and four thousand were to praise the Lord with the instruments which [David] had devised for praise. David apportioned them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.(B)

To the Gershonites belonged Ladan and Shimei.

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