Divisions of the Gatekeepers
For the divisions of the gatekeepers there were
of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh and
Peullethai the eighth; God had indeed blessed him.
Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.
The sons of Shemaiah were
Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers, Elihu and Semachiah, were valiant men.
All these were
of the sons of Obed-edom; they and their sons and their relatives were
able men with strength for the service, 62 from Obed-edom.
Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, 18 valiant men.
Also Hosah, one
of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were
To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, were given
duties like their relatives to minister in the house of the LORD
They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers households, for every gate.
The lot to the east fell to Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for
his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot came out to the north.
For Obed-edom it fell
to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.
For Shuppim and Hosah it was
to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard.
On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.
At the Parbar on the west there were
four at the highway and two at the Parbar.
These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.
Keepers of the Treasure
The Levites, their relatives, had charge of the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the dedicated gifts.
The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, namely,
the Jehielites, were
the heads of the fathers households,
belonging to Ladan the Gershonite.
The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, had charge of the treasures of the house of the LORD
As for the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites,
Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer over the treasures.
His relatives by Eliezer were
Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son and Shelomoth his son.
This Shelomoth and his relatives had charge of all the treasures of the dedicated gifts which King David and the heads of the fathers households,
the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army, had dedicated.
They dedicated part of the spoil won in battles to repair the house of the LORD
And all that Samuel the seer had dedicated and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had dedicated anything, all of this
was in the care of Shelomoth and his relatives.
As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned
to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges.
As for the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had charge of the affairs of Israel west of the Jordan, for all the work of the LORD
and the service of the king.
As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief (these Hebronites were investigated according to their genealogies and fathers households,
in the fortieth year of Davids reign, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead)
and his relatives, capable men, were
2,700 in number, heads of fathers households.
And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning all the affairs of God and of the king.