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

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13 He gave him instructions for the divisions(A) of the priests and Levites, and for all the work of serving in the temple of the Lord, as well as for all the articles to be used in its service.

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11 The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions.(A)

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14 In keeping with the ordinance of his father David, he appointed the divisions(A) of the priests for their duties, and the Levites(B) to lead the praise and to assist the priests according to each day’s requirement. He also appointed the gatekeepers(C) by divisions for the various gates, because this was what David the man of God(D) had ordered.(E)

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The Levites and all the men of Judah did just as Jehoiada the priest ordered.(A) Each one took his men—those who were going on duty on the Sabbath and those who were going off duty—for Jehoiada the priest had not released any of the divisions.(B)

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Contributions for Worship(A)

Hezekiah(B) assigned the priests and Levites to divisions(C)—each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites—to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister,(D) to give thanks and to sing praises(E) at the gates of the Lord’s dwelling.(F)

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Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions,(A) according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.

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“Stand in the holy place with a group of Levites for each subdivision of the families of your fellow Israelites, the lay people.

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18 And they installed the priests in their divisions(A) and the Levites in their groups(B) for the service of God at Jerusalem, according to what is written in the Book of Moses.(C)

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