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four thousand are to be gatekeepers, and four thousand are to praise the Lord with the musical instruments that I made for giving praise.”

David’s Divisions of the Levites

David assigned them to divisions based on their descent from the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon,[a] Kohath, and Merari.

Divisions of the Gershonites

The Gershonites were descended from Ladan and Shimei.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 23:6 Also called Gershom other places in Chronicles