and four thousand were gatekeepers, and (A)four thousand were praising the Lord with the instruments which [a]David made for giving praise. David divided them into divisions (B)according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.


Of the Gershonites there were [b]Ladan and Shimei.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 23:5 Lit I made
  2. 1 Chronicles 23:7 In Ex 6:17, Libni