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4,000 are to be gatekeepers; and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments I supplied for worship.”[a] David divided them into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

The Gershonites included Ladan and Shimei.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 23:5 tn Heb “made to [or “for”] praise.”