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four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand shall offer praises to the Lord with the instruments that I have made for praise.” And David organized them in divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon,[a] Kohath, and Merari.

The sons of Gershon[b] were Ladan and Shimei.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 23:6 Or Gershom; See 1 Chr 6.1, note, and 23.15
  2. 1 Chronicles 23:7 Vg Compare Gk Syr: Heb to the Gershonite