1 Chronicles 26
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The Korahite Trustees

1The guilda of trusteesb included, from the descendants of Korah, Kore’s son Meshelemiah from Asaph’s descendants; 2Meshelemiah’s sons Zechariah, his firstborn, Jediael his second, Zebadiah his third, Jathniel his fourth, 3Elam his fifth, Jehohanan his sixth, and Eliehoenai his seventh; 4Obed-edom’s sons Shemaiah, his firstborn, Jehozabad his second, Joah his third, Sachar his fourth, Nethanel his fifth, 5Ammiel his sixth, Issachar his seventh, and Peullethai his eighth, since God had blessed him.

6Furthermore, his son Shemaiah had sons born to him who wielded authority in their ancestral households, since they were mighty men of valor. 7These sons of Shemaiah includedc Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant, able men, Elihu and Semachiah. 8All of these sons of Obed-edom, along with their sons and brothers, were valiant men, fully qualified for duty—62 descendantsd of Obed-edom. 9Meshelemiah had 18 sons and brothers who were valiant men. 10Hosah, one of Merari’s sons, had thesee sons: Shimri their chief (though not the firstborn, his father had appointed him chief), 11Hilkiah his second, Tebaliah his third, and Zechariah his fourth, with a total of 13 sons and brothers of Hosah

12With respect to their leaders, these courses of trustees had responsibilities, along with their relatives, regarding ministry within the Temple of the LORD 13assigned by lottery according to their ancestral households, whether large or small alike, for their gate assignments. 14The lot for the eastern gatef fell to Shelemiah. They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, who was a wise counselor, and his lot indicated the northern gate.g 15Obed-edom’s lot indicated the south gate,h and his sons were also allotted responsibility for the storehouse. 16For Shuppim and Hosah the lot indicated the west at the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending road.

Each guard corresponding to each guard, 17on the east six descendants of Levi were assignedi for each day, on the north four for each day, on the south four for each day (as well as two pairs of guards assignedj to the storehouse), 18and for the colonnade on the west four were assigned at the road and two at the colonnade. 19These were the ranks of trustees assigned among the descendants of Korah and the sons of Merari.

Oversight of the Treasuries

20Now with respect to the descendants of Levi, Ahijah was responsible for the treasuries of the Temple of God, including the treasuries containing dedicated gifts. 21With respect to the descendants of Ladan, the Gershonite descendants pertaining to Ladan, the heads of families pertaining to Ladan the Gershonite, there was Jehieli. 22The descendants of Jehieli, Zetham and his brother Joel, were responsible for the treasuries of the Temple of the LORD.

23From the descendants of Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel were assigned 24Shebuel, a descendant of Gershom and a descendant of Moses (as chief officerk in charge of the treasuries) 25and his brothers from Eliezer, including his son Rehabiah, his son Jeshaiah, his son Joram, his son Zichri, and his son Shelomoth.

26Shelomoth and his brothers were responsible for all of the treasuries of dedicated gifts given by King David, by the heads of families, by the officers of groups of thousands and groups of hundreds, and by the leading army officers. 27They dedicated gifts for the maintenance of the Temple of the LORD from spoils of war. 28Furthermore, everything that Samuel the seer, Kish’s son Saul, Ner’s son Abner, and Zeruiah’s son Joab had dedicated—all of their dedicated gifts—were under the care of Shelomoth and his brothers.

29From the descendants of Izhar, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned as officers and judges with responsibilities relating to external duties. 30From the descendants of Hebron, Hashabiah and his relatives—1,700 outstanding men—were assigned oversight of Israel west of the Jordan regarding all of the LORD’s work and services on behalf of the king.

31From the descendants of Hebron, Jerijah was assigned chief of the descendants of Hebron. During the fortieth year of David’s administration, a search was made by genealogical record, family by family, to find men of great ability, including those found at Jazer in Gilead. 32King David appointed Jerijah,l his relatives, and 2,700 competent men who were each family heads, to oversee the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh regarding everything pertaining to God as well as matters relating to the king.

a 26:1 Lit. divisions or courses
b 26:1 Lit. gatekeepers or porters; i.e. attendants who administered access to the Temple
c 26:7 The Heb. lacks included
d 26:8 The Heb. lacks descendants
e 26:10 The Heb. lacks these
f 26:14 The Heb. lacks gate
g 26:14 The Heb. lacks gate
h 26:15 The Heb. lacks gate
i 26:17 The Heb. lacks assigned; and so throughout the chapter
j 26:17 Lit. two and two
k 26:24 Lit. Nagid; i.e. a senior officer entrusted with dual roles of operational oversight and administrative authority
l 26:32 Lit. him

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