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1 Chron. xxill. 28. 81, 32. Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron, for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God; And to offer all burnt-sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new-moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD; And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of

the house of the LORD.

DUTIES.

GENERAL CHARGE OF SACRED
THINGS.

Num. 1, 50, 51, 53. But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall

minister unto it. and shall

encamp round about the tabernacle. And when the tabernacle setteth forward; the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

Num. iii, 8. And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to

do the service of the tabernacle.

Num viii, 19. And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

tuary, and the charge of the altar:
that there be no wrath any more
upon the children of Israel
Neither must the children of
Israel henceforth come nigh the
tabernacle of the congregation,
lest they bear sin, and die. But
the Levites shall do the service of
the tabernacle of the congrega
tion, and they shall bear their
iniquity. It shall be a statute for
ever throughout your generations,
that among the children of Israel
they have no inheritance.

1 Chron. vi, 48. Their brethren
also the Levites were appointed
unto all manner of service of the
tabernacle of the house of God.

1 Chron. ix, 26--32. For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale. And Mattithiab, one of the Levites, who was the first-born of Shallum the Korabite, had the set office over the things that were made in the pans. And other of their brethren, of the sons of the Kohathites, were over the showbread, to prepare it every

Sabbath.

1 Chron. XV, 11-18. And David called for Za lok and Abiathar the priests, and for the Levites, for Uriel, Asaiah, an! Joel, Shemaiah, and Eliel, and Amminadab, And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it. For because ye did it not at the first, the LORD our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel. And the children of the Levites bare the ark of God upon their shoulders, with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded, according to the word of the LORD. And David spake to Num. xviii, 3-5, 22. 23. And they the chief of the Levites, to apshall keep thy charge, and the point their brethren to be the charge of all the tabernacle: only singers with instruments of music, they shall not come nigh the ves- psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sels of the sanctuary and the altar, sounding, by lifting up the voice that neither they nor ye also die. with joy. So the Levites appointAnd they shall be joined unto ed Heman the son of Joel, and of thee, and keep the charge of the his brethren, Asaph the son of tabernacle of the congregation, Berechiah; and of the sons of for all the service of the taber- Merari their brethren, Ethan the nacle and a stranger shall not son of Kushaiah: And with them come nigh unto you And ye their brethren of the second deshall keep the charge of the sanc-gree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel,

and Shemiramoth, and Jehlel, and
Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and
Maaseiah, and Mattithiab, and
Elipheleli, and Miknelsh, and
Obed-edom, and Jelel, the porters.

1 Chron. xvi, 37, 38. So he left there. before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required: And Obed-edom, with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah, to be porters.

1 Chron. xxii, 4, 25. 26. Of which, twenty and four thou sand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD, and six thousan i cere officers and judges: For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever: And also unto the Levites they shall no more carry the tabernacle, nor any

vessels of it for the service thereof.

2 Chron. xxx, 22. And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the knowledge of the LORD: and they Levites that taught the good did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace-offerings, and

making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.

2 Chron. xxxiv, 13. Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service and of the Levites

there were scribes, and officers, and porters.

2 Chron. Xxxv, 4, 5. And prepare yourselves by the houses fathers, after your of your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon And stand

his

son.

in the holy place, according to

the divisions of the fathers of your brethren the people, and after the division of the families of the Levites.

Jozabad, of the chief of the Le-
Neh. xi, 16. And Shabbethal and
vites, had the oversight of the
outward business of the house of
God.

SPECIAL CHARGE OF THE
THREE CLASSES.

GERSHON.
Num. ill, 25, 26. And the charge
of the sons of Gershon, in the
tabernacle of the congregation
shall be the tabernacle, and the
tent, the covering thereof, and
the hanging for the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.
And the hangings of the court,
and the curtain for the door of the
court, which is by the tabernacle,

and by the altar round about, and the cords of it, for all the service thereof.

Num. iv, 24-28. This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, And to serve, and for burdens. they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their ser

vice, and all that is made for them: 80 shall they serve. At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens. This is the service of the families of the Bonsof Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

KOHATH.

Num. ili, 29-31. The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward. And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the

Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary, wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereǝf.

Num. iv, 4. This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath, in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things.

MERARI.

Num. iii, 35-37. And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abiliail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward. And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the Bockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth there

to, And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.

Num. iv, 15, 18-20, 31-33. And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it:

MINISTERS OF RELIGION.

but they shall not touch any holy
thing, lest they die. These things
are the burden of the sons of
Kohath in the tabernacle of the
tribe of the families of the Ko-
congregation. Cut ye not off the
hathites from among the Levites:
But thus do unto them, that they
may live, and not die, when they
approach unto the most holy
things: Aaron and his sons shall
to his service, and to his burden.
go in, and appoint them every one
But they shall not go in to see
And this is the
lest they die.
when the holy things are covered,
charge of their burden, according

1 Chron. xxiii, 5, 30. Moreover, four thousand praised the LORD four thousand were porters, and with the instruments which I with. And to stand every mornmade, said David, to praise there ing to thank and praise the LORD, and likewise at even.

2 Chron. xxiii, 18. Also Jeholada appointed the offices of the the priests the Levites, whom house of the LORD by the hand of David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the is written in the law of Moses, burnt offerings of the LORD, as it with rejoicing and with singing,

as it was ordained by David.

2 Chron. xxxi, 2. And Hezekiah courses of the

priests, and the Levites after their

to all their service in the taber-
nacle of the congregation; the
boards of the tabernacle, and the
bars thereof, and the pillars there-appointed the
of, and sockets thereof, And the
pillars of the court round about,
and their sockets, and their pins,
and their cords, with all their in-

struments, and with all their ser

vice: and by name ye shall reckon
the instruments of the charge of
their burden. This is the service
of the families of the sons of
vice, in the tabernacle of the con-
Merari, according to all their ser-
gregation, under the hand of
Ithamar the son of Aaron the
priest.

THEIR CONNECTION WITH THE
ORCHESTRA.

Deut. x, 8. At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and

to bless in his name, unto this day.

1 Chron. vl, 31, 32. And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and then they waited on their office according to their order.

1 Chron. ix, 33, 34. And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free; for they were employed in that work day and night. These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations: these dwelt at Jerusalem.

1 Chron. xvi, 4, 41. And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank And with them Heman and praise the LORD God of Israel. and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, becauso his mercy endureth for ever.

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courses, every man according to

for burnt-offerings, and for peacehis service. the priests and Levites offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.

2 Chron. xxxiv, 12. And the men did the work faithfully; and the and Obadiah, the Levites, of the overseers of them were Jahath sons of Merari; and Zechariah and set it forward; Meshuliam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to and others of the Levites, all that instruments of could skill of musick.

2 Chron. xxxv, 15. And the singers, the sous of Asaph, were of David, and in their place, according to the

commandment

the king's seer, and the porters waited at every gate: they might Asaph, and Ileman, and Jeduthun not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

of

Neh. xii, 24. And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Shere biah, and Jeshua the son the Kadmiel, with their brethren over against them, to praise and to commandment of David the man of God ward over against ward. give thanks, according to

CHARGE OF THE TEMPLE GATES.

1 Chron. xxvi, 12, 13. Among these were the divisions of the men, having wards one against porters, even among the chief of the LORD. And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, another, to minister in the house according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

1 Chron. xxvi, 14--19. And the then for Zechariah his son (a lot eastward fell to Shelemiah: wise counsellor) they cast lots, and his lot came out northward. To Obed-edom southward; and to his Shuppim and Hosah the lot came sons the house of Asuppim. To

forth westward, with the gate, them together to the river that
Shall cheth, by the causeway runneth to Ahava; and there
of the going up, ward against abode we in tents three days: and
ward. Eastward were six Levites, I viewed the people and the
northward four a day, southward priests, and found there none of
four a day, and toward Asuppim the sons of Levi. Then sent I for
two and two. At Parbar west- Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah,
ward, four at the causeway, and and for Elnathan, and for Jarib,
two at Parbar. These are the and for Elnathan, and for Nathan,
divisions of the porters among the and for Zechariah, and for Mes-
sons of Kore, and among the sons hullam, chief men; also for Joarib,
of Merari.
and for Elnathan, men of under-
standing. And I sent them with
commandment unto Iddo
the

2 Chron. Xxxv, 15. . . . . . And the porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.

2 Chron. xxiii, 19. And he set

the porters at the gates of the

house of the LORD, that none which was unclean in any thing

should enter in.

Neh. xii, 25, 26. Mattantah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, rere porters, keeping the ward, at the thresThese were holds of the gates. in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest the scribe.

WANDERING LEVITES. Deut. xviii, 6, 7. And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the LORD shall choose; Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD.

Judges xvii, 7-13. And there was a young man out of Beth-lehem

Judah of the family of Judah, who was a Levite, and he sojourned there. And the man departed out of the city from Beth-lehem-judah to sojourn where he could find a place: and he came to Mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, as he journeyed. And Micah said unto him, Whence comest thou? And he said unto him, I am a Levite of Bethlehem-judah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place. And Micah said unto him, Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest, and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year, and a suit of apparel and thy victnals. So the Levite went in. And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons. And Micah consecrated the Levite; and the young man became his priest, and was in the house of Micah. Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest.

Exra viii, 15-19. And I gathered

chief, at the place Casiphia, and I
told them what they should say
unto Iddo, and to his brethren
the Nethinims, at the place Casi-

phia, that they should bring unto

us ministers for the house of our
God. And, by the good hand of
our God upon us, they brought us
a man of understanling, of the
sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the
son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with
his sons and his brethren, eigh-
teen: And Hasbabiah, and with
him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari,
his brethren, and their sons,
twenty.

3.

NETHINIMS.

Joshua ix, 14-27. And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them. And it came to Pass, at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them. And the children of Israel journeyed, and

came unto their cities on the

third day. Now their cities were
Gibeon, and

sworn

Chephirah, and
Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. And
the children of Israel smote them
not, because the princes of the
congregation had sworn unto
them by the LORD God of Israel.
And all the congregation mur-
mured against the princes. But
all the princes said unto all the
congregation, We have
unto them by the LORD God of
Israel: now therefore we may not
touch them. This we will do to
them; we will even let them live,
lest wrath be upon us, because of
the oath which we sware unto
them. And the princes said unto
them, Let them live; but let them
be hewers of wood, and drawers
of water, unto all the congrega-
tion; as the princes had promised
them. And Joshua called for
them, and he spake unto them,
saying, Wherefore have ye be-
guiled us, saying, We are very far
from you; when ye dwell among
us? Now therefore ye are cursed,
and there shall none of you be

freed from being bond-men, and hewers of wood, and drawers of water, for the house of my

God. And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing. And now, behold, we are

in thine hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do. And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the

hand of the children of Israel,

that they slew them not. And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood, and drawers of water, for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.

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Num. xi, 16, 24. 30. And the LORD said unto Moses Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and of ficers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And Moses went out, and told the people the words of of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. And Moses gat elders of Israel. him into the camp, he and the

Ruth iv, 2. And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. And they sat down.

Lam. iv, 16. The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders.

THE NAZARITES.

Num. vi, 2-4. Speak unto the chil ren of Israel, and say unto them. When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a Vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD; He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine-tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

Judges xii, 4-7, 12-14. Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine, nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing. For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the

Then

hand of the Philistines. the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name. But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death. And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass: how shall we order the child? and how shall we do unto him? And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Of all that I said unto the woman let her beware. She may not eat of any thing that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe.

Amos li, 11, 12. And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazrites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets saying, Prophesy not.

HIS PECULIAR RITUAL. Num. vi, 5-12. All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head; until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body. He shall not make him

self unclean for his father, or for leavened bread: the priest shall mother, for his brother, or for his offer also his meat-offering, and And the sister, when they die; because the his drink-offering. consecration of his God is upon Nazarite shall shave the head of his head. All the days of his his separation at the door of the separation he is holy unto the tabernacle of the congregation; LORD. And if any man die very and shall take the hair of the head suddenly by him, and he hath of his separation, and put it in the defiled the head of his consecra- fire which is under the sacrifice tion; then he shall shave his head of the peace-offerings. And the in the day of his cleansing, on priest shall take the sodden shoulthe seventh day shall he shave it. der of the ram, and one unleavenAnd on the eighth day he shall ed cake out of the basket, and one bring two turtles, or two young unleavened wafer, and shall put pigeons to the priest, to the door them upon the hands of the of the tabernacle of the congrega-Nazarite, after the hair of his tion. And the priest shall offer separation is shaven. And the the one for a sin-offering, and the priest shall wave them for a wave other for a burnt-offering, and offering before the LORD: this is make an atonement for him, for holy for the priest, with the wave that he sinned by the dead, and breast and heave shoulder; and shall hallow his head that same after that the Nazarite may drink day. And he shall consecrate wine. This is the law of the unto the LORD the days of his Nazarite who hath vowed, and of Separation, and shall bring a lamb his offering unto the LORD for his of the first year for a trespass- separation, besides that that his offering: but the days that were hand shall get: according to the before shall be lost, because his vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.

separation was defiled.

Judges xvi, 17, 19, 20. That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man. And she made him sleep upon her knees: and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out, as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.

END OF HIS TERM.

Num. vi, 13-21. And this is the law of the Nazarite; When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: And he shall offer his offering unto the LORD, one he-lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt-offering, and one ewelamb of the first year without blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without blemish for peaceofferings, And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings. the priest shall bring them before the LORD, and shall offer his sinoffering, and his burnt-offering. And be shall offer the ram for a sacifice of peace - offerings unto the LORD, with the basket of un

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LEVITES AND THEIR CHIEFS.

1 Chron. xv, 5-10. Of the sons of Kohath; Uriel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twenty. Of the sons of Merari; Asalah the chief, and his brethren two hundred and twenty. Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief, and his brethren an hundred and thirty. of the sons of Eliz phan; Shemaiah the chief, and his brethren two hundred. Of the sons of Hebron; Eliel the chief, and his brethren fourscore. Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve.

COURSES OF PRIESTS.

1 Chron. xxiii, 6. And David divided them into courses among

the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1 Chron. xxiv, 1-31. Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abilu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children; therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office. And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Abimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices in their service. And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and thus were they divided: among the Sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sous of Ithamar, according to the house of their fathers. Thus were thev

divided by lot, one sort with
another; for the governors of the
Banctuary, and governors of the
house of God, were of the sons of
of the sons of
Eleazar, and
Ithamar. And Shemaiah the son
of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the
Levites, wrote, them before the
king, and the princes, and Zadok
the priest, and Ahimelech the son
of Abiathar, and before the chief
of the fathers of the priests and
Levites: one principal household
being taken for Eleazar, and one
Now the
taken for Ithamar.
first lot came forth to Jehoiarib,
the second to Jedaiah, The third
to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
The fifth to Malchijah, the sixth
to Mijamin, The seventh to
Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
The ninth to Jeshuah, the tenth
to Shecaniah, The eleventh to
Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
The thirteenth to Huppah, the
fourteenth to Jeshebeab, The
fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth
to Immer, The seventeenth to
Hezir, the eighteenth to Aphses,
The nineteenth to Pethahial, the
twentieth to Jehezekel, The one
and twentieth to Jachin, the two
and twentieth to Gamul, The
three and twentieth to Delaiah,
the four and twentieth to Maaz-
iah. These were the orderings of
them in their service, to come
into the house of the LORD, ac-
cording to their manner, under
Aaron their father, as the LORD
God of Israel had commanded
him. And the rest of the sons of
Levi were these: Of the sous of
Amram; Shubael: of the sons of
Shubael; Jehdeiah. Concerning
Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiali,
the first was Isshiah. Of the Izha-
rites,Shelomoth; of the sons of She-
lomoth; Jahath. And the sons of
Hebron; Jeriah the first, Amariah
the second, Jahaziel the third, Je-
kameam the fourth. Of the sons
of Uzziel; Michal: of the sons of
Michah; Shamir. The brother of
Michah was Isshial: of the sons of
Isshiab; Zechariah. The sons of
Merari were Mahli and Mushi: the
sons of Jaaziah; Beno. The sons of
Merari by Janzib; Beno, and Sho-
ham, and Zucenr, and Ibri.

Mahli came Eleaz r. who had no
sons. Concerning Kish: the son of

David, and the captains of the
host, separated to the service of
the sous of Asaph, and of Heman,
and of Jeduthun, who should pro-
phesy with harps, with psalteries,
and with cymbals: and the num-
ber of the workmen, according to
their service, was; Of the sons of
Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and
Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons
of Asaph, under the hands of
Asaph, which prophesied accord-
ing to the order of the king. Of
Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun;
Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah,
Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six,
under the hands of their father
Jeduthun, who prophesied with a
harp, to give thanks and to praise
the LORD. Of Heman: the sons of
Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniab, Uz-
ziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Ha-
naniah, Hanani,Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah,
Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:
All these were the sous of Heman
the king's seer in the words of
God, to lift up the horn. And God
gave to Heman fourteen sons and
three daughters. All these were
under the hands of their father
for song in the house of the LORD,
cymbals, psalteries, and
with
harps, for the service of the house
of God, according to the king's
order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and
Heman. So the number of them,
with their brethren that were in-
structed in the songs of the LORD,
even all that were cunning, was
two hundred fourscore and eight.
And they cast lots, ward against
ward, as well the small as the
great, the teacher as the scholar.
Now the first lot came forth for
Asaph to Joseph: the second to
Gedaliah, who, with his brethren
and sons, were twelve: The third
to Zaccur, he, his sons and his
brethren, were twelve: The fourth
to Izri, he, his sons and his breth-
ren, were twelve: The fifth to
Nethaniah, he, his sons and his
brethren, were twelve: The sixth
to Bukkiah, he, his sons and his
brethren, were

twelve: The

The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The eighteenth to Ha nani, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons and one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his brethren, were twelve: The his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The four and twentieth to Romamti-ezer, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve.

COURSES OF THE
PORTERS.

1 Chron. xxvi, 1-3, 6-9, 11, 21-25. Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korlites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. And the sons of Meshelemiah were Zechariah the first-born, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh. Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valour. The sons of Shemaiah; Othui, and Rebrethren were strong men,) Elihu, phael, and Obed, Elzabad, (whose and Semachiah. All these of the sons of Obed-edom: they, and their for strength for the service, were sons, and their brethren, able men threescore and two of Obed-edom. And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen. Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all were thirteen. As concerning the the sons and brethren of Hosah sons of Laadan; the sons of the even of Laadan the Gershonite, Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, were Jehieli. The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were over the treasures of the house of the LORD. Of the

the Hebronites, and the UzzielAmramites, and the Izharites, ites: And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler of the treasures. And his brethren by Eliezer, Rehabiah his son, his son, and Zichri his son, and and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram Shelomith his son.

seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his Of sons and his brethren, were twelve: The ninth to Maitaniah, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The twelfth to Hashabiah, 2 Chron. xxix, 12--15. Then the he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The thirteenth to Shubael, Levites arose, Mahath the son of he, his sons and his brethren, were Amasai, and Joel the son of Azatwelve: The fourteenth to Matti-riah, of the sons of the Kohaththiah, he, his sons and his breth-ites: and of the sons of Merari; ren, were twelve: The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons and his brethren, were twelve: 462

Kish was Jerahmeel. The sons also of Mushi; Mabli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites, after the house of their fathers. These likewise cast lots over against their brethrenthe sons of Aaron, in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren. COURSES OF THE SINGERS. 1 Chron. xxv, 1-31. Moreover

Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariali the son of Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah: And of the sons of Elizaphan;

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