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1 Chronicles 23:1
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(a)Now when David [a]reached old age, (b)he made his son Solomon king over Israel.
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1 Chronicles 23:2
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And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.
1 Chronicles 23:3
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(c)The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and (d)their number by [b]census of men was 38,000.
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1 Chronicles 23:4
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Of these, 24,000 were (e)to oversee the work of the house of the Lord ; and 6,000 were (f)officers and judges,
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1 Chronicles 23:5
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and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and (g)4,000 were praising the Lord with the instruments which [c]David made for giving praise.
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1 Chronicles 23:6
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David divided them into divisions (h)according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
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1 Chronicles 23:7
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Of the Gershonites were [d]Ladan and Shimei.
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1 Chronicles 23:8
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The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first and Zetham and Joel, three.
1 Chronicles 23:9
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The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth and Haziel and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' households of Ladan.
1 Chronicles 23:10
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The sons of Shimei were Jahath, [e]Zina, Jeush and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.
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1 Chronicles 23:11
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Jahath was the first and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became a father's household, one [f]class.
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1 Chronicles 23:12
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The sons of Kohath were four: Amram, Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel.
1 Chronicles 23:13
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(i)The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And (j)Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, (k)to burn incense before the Lord , to minister to Him and to bless in His name forever.
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1 Chronicles 23:14
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But as for (l)Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
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1 Chronicles 23:15
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The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer.
1 Chronicles 23:16
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The [g]son of Gershom was [h]Shebuel the chief.
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1 Chronicles 23:17
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The [i]son of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
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1 Chronicles 23:18
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The [j]son of Izhar was [k]Shelomith the chief.
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1 Chronicles 23:19
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The sons of Hebron were Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third and Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 23:20
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The sons of Uzziel were Micah the first and Isshiah the second.
1 Chronicles 23:21
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The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish.
1 Chronicles 23:22
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Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters only, so their brothers, the sons of Kish, took them as wives.
1 Chronicles 23:23
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The sons of Mushi were three: Mahli, Eder and Jeremoth.
1 Chronicles 23:24
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(m)These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers' households, even the heads of the fathers' households of those of them who were [l]counted, in the number of names by their [m]census, doing the work for the service of the house of the Lord , (n)from twenty years old and upward.
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1 Chronicles 23:25
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For David said, "The Lord God of Israel (o)has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.
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1 Chronicles 23:26
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Also, (p)the Levites will no longer need to carry the tabernacle and all its utensils for its service."
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1 Chronicles 23:27
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For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward.
1 Chronicles 23:28
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For their office is [n]to assist the sons of Aaron with the service of the house of the Lord , in the courts and in the chambers and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God,
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1 Chronicles 23:29
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(q)and with the showbread, and (r)the fine flour for a grain offering, and unleavened wafers, or (s)what is baked in the pan or (t)what is well-mixed, and (u)all measures of volume and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:30
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They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the Lord , and likewise at evening,
1 Chronicles 23:31
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and to offer all burnt offerings to the Lord , (v)on the sabbaths, the new moons and (w)the fixed festivals in the number set by the ordinance concerning them, continually before the Lord .
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1 Chronicles 23:32
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Thus (x)they are to keep charge of the tent of meeting, and charge of the holy place, and (y)charge of the sons of Aaron their [o]relatives, for the service of the house of the Lord .
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