1 Chronicles 24
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
Divisions of the Priests
24 The divisions of the sons of Aaron were these. The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abi′hu, Elea′zar, and Ith′amar. 2 But Nadab and Abi′hu died before their father, and had no children, so Elea′zar and Ith′amar became the priests. 3 With the help of Zadok of the sons of Elea′zar, and Ahim′elech of the sons of Ith′amar,[a] David organized them according to the appointed duties in their service. 4 Since 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. 5 They 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. 6 And 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.
7 The first lot fell to Jehoi′arib, the second to Jeda′iah, 8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Se-o′rim, 9 the fifth to Malchi′jah, the sixth to Mij′amin, 10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abi′jah, 11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecani′ah, 12 the eleventh to Eli′ashib, the twelfth to Jakim, 13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jesheb′e-ab, 14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer, 15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Hap′pizzez, 16 the nineteenth to Pethahi′ah, the twentieth to Jehez′kel, 17 the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul, 18 the twenty-third to Delai′ah, the twenty-fourth to Ma-azi′ah. 19 These 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.
20 And 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. 21 Of Rehabi′ah: of the sons of Rehabi′ah, Isshi′ah the chief. 22 Of the Iz′harites, Shelo′moth; of the sons of Shelo′moth, Jahath. 23 The sons of Hebron:[b] Jeri′ah the chief,[c] Amari′ah the second, Jaha′ziel the third, Jekame′am the fourth. 24 The sons of Uz′ziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir. 25 The brother of Micah, Isshi′ah; of the sons of Isshi′ah, Zechari′ah. 26 The sons of Merar′i: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Ja-azi′ah: Beno. 27 The sons of Merar′i: of Ja-azi′ah, Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri. 28 Of Mahli: Elea′zar, who had no sons. 29 Of Kish, the sons of Kish: Jerah′meel. 30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder, and Jer′imoth. These were the sons of the Levites according to their fathers’ houses. 31 These 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.
- 24.3 There were two chief priests in the time of David, namely, Zadok and Abiathar, descended from Eleazar and Ithamar respectively; cf. 1 Sam 22.20; 2 Sam 15.24. Later, in the time of Solomon, Zadok became sole high priest.
- 1 Chronicles 24:23 See 23.19: Heb lacks Hebron
- 1 Chronicles 24:23 See 23.19: Heb lacks the chief
1 Chronicles 24
New International Version
The Divisions of Priests
The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.(C) 2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father did,(D) and they had no sons; so Eleazar and Ithamar served as the priests. 3 With the help of Zadok(E) a descendant of Eleazar and Ahimelek a descendant of Ithamar, David separated them into divisions for their appointed order of ministering. 4 A larger number of leaders were found among Eleazar’s descendants than among Ithamar’s, and they were divided accordingly: sixteen heads of families from Eleazar’s descendants and eight heads of families from Ithamar’s descendants. 5 They divided them impartially by casting lots,(F) for there were officials of the sanctuary and officials of God among the descendants of both Eleazar and Ithamar.
6 The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelek(G) son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites—one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.
7 The first lot fell to Jehoiarib,
the second to Jedaiah,(H)
8 the third to Harim,(I)
the fourth to Seorim,
9 the fifth to Malkijah,
the sixth to Mijamin,
10 the seventh to Hakkoz,
the eighth to Abijah,(J)
11 the ninth to Jeshua,
the tenth to Shekaniah,
12 the eleventh to Eliashib,
the twelfth to Jakim,
13 the thirteenth to Huppah,
the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
14 the fifteenth to Bilgah,
the sixteenth to Immer,(K)
15 the seventeenth to Hezir,(L)
the eighteenth to Happizzez,
16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah,
the twentieth to Jehezkel,
17 the twenty-first to Jakin,
the twenty-second to Gamul,
18 the twenty-third to Delaiah
and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
19 This was their appointed order of ministering when they entered the temple of the Lord, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their ancestor Aaron, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
The Rest of the Levites
20 As for the rest of the descendants of Levi:(M)
from the sons of Amram: Shubael;
from the sons of Shubael: Jehdeiah.
21 As for Rehabiah,(N) from his sons:
Ishiah was the first.
22 From the Izharites: Shelomoth;
from the sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
24 The son of Uzziel: Micah;
from the sons of Micah: Shamir.
25 The brother of Micah: Ishiah;
from the sons of Ishiah: Zechariah.
26 The sons of Merari:(P) Mahli and Mushi.
The son of Jaaziah: Beno.
27 The sons of Merari:
from Jaaziah: Beno, Shoham, Zakkur and Ibri.
28 From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
29 From Kish: the son of Kish:
30 And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, Eder and Jerimoth.
These were the Levites, according to their families. 31 They also cast lots,(Q) just as their relatives the descendants of Aaron did, in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelek, and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites. The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest.
- 1 Chronicles 24:23 Two Hebrew manuscripts and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 23:19); most Hebrew manuscripts The sons of Jeriah: