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1 Chronicles 26 English Standard Version (ESV)

Divisions of the Gatekeepers

26 As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. And Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth, for God blessed him. Also to his son Shemaiah were sons born who were rulers in their fathers' houses, for they were men of great ability. The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers were able men, Elihu and Semachiah. All these were of the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and brothers, able men qualified for the service; sixty-two of Obed-edom. And Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, able men, eighteen. 10 And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief), 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen.

12 These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their chief men, had duties, just as their brothers did, ministering in the house of the Lord. 13 And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates. 14 The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north. 15 Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse. 16 For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch. 17 On the east there were six each day,[a] on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse. 18 And for the colonnade[b] on the west there were four at the road and two at the colonnade. 19 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari.

Treasurers and Other Officials

20 And of the Levites, Ahijah had charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated gifts. 21 The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.[c]

22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham, and Joel his brother, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the Lord. 23 Of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites— 24 and Shebuel the son of Gershom, son of Moses, was chief officer in charge of the treasuries. 25 His brothers: from Eliezer were his son Rehabiah, and his son Jeshaiah, and his son Joram, and his son Zichri, and his son Shelomoth. 26 This Shelomoth and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries of the dedicated gifts that David the king and the heads of the fathers' houses and the officers of the thousands and the hundreds and the commanders of the army had dedicated. 27 From spoil won in battles they dedicated gifts for the maintenance of the house of the Lord. 28 Also all that Samuel the seer and Saul the son of Kish and Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated—all dedicated gifts were in the care of Shelomoth[d] and his brothers.

29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were appointed to external duties for Israel, as officers and judges. 30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, 1,700 men of ability, had the oversight of Israel westward of the Jordan for all the work of the Lord and for the service of the king. 31 Of the Hebronites, Jerijah was chief of the Hebronites of whatever genealogy or fathers' houses. (In the fortieth year of David's reign search was made and men of great ability among them were found at Jazer in Gilead.) 32 King David appointed him and his brothers, 2,700 men of ability, heads of fathers' houses, to have the oversight of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites for everything pertaining to God and for the affairs of the king.


  1. 1 Chronicles 26:17 Septuagint; Hebrew six Levites
  2. 1 Chronicles 26:18 Or court; Hebrew parbar (meaning unknown); twice in this verse
  3. 1 Chronicles 26:21 The Hebrew of verse 21 is uncertain
  4. 1 Chronicles 26:28 Hebrew Shelomith
English Standard Version (ESV)

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Divrey Hayamim Alef 26 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

26 Concerning the divisions of the sho’arim (gatekeepers); Of the Korchim was Meshelemyahu Ben Kore, of the Bnei Asaph.

And the banim of Meshelemyahu were Zecharyahu the bechor, Yedia’el the second, Zevadyahu the third, Yatniel the fourth,

Eilam the fifth, Yehochanan the sixth, Elyehoei’nai the seventh.

Moreover the banim of Oved Edom were Shema’yah the bechor, Yehozavad the second, Yoach the third, and Sachar the fourth, and Netan’el the fifth,

Ammi’el the sixth, Yissakhar the seventh, Peultai the eighth; for Elohim blessed him.

Also unto Shema’yah bno were banim born, that ruled throughout the bais avihem, for they were gibborei chayil.

The Bnei Shema’yah: Otni, and Repha’el, and Oved, Elzavad, whose brethren were bnei chayil, Elihu, and Semachyahu.

All these of the Bnei Oved Edom; they and their banim and their brethren, ish chayil for ko’ach for the avodah, were threescore and two of Oved Edom.

And Meshelemyahu had banim and brethren, bnei chayil, eighteen.

10 Also Chosah, of the Bnei Merari, had banim; Shimri the rosh, (for though he was not the bechor, yet avihu appointed him rosh);

11 Chilkiyahu the second, Tevalyahu the third, Zecharyahu the fourth; all the banim and brethren of Chosah were thirteen.

12 Among these were the divisions of the sho’arim, even among the rashei hagibborim, having mishmeret (duties), just as their brethren, to minister service in the Beis Hashem.

13 And they cast goralot, the katon as well as the gadol, to their bais avot, for every sha’ar.

14 And the goral for the east fell to Shelemyahu. Then for Zecharyahu bno, a yo’etz (counselor) with seichel (wisdom), they cast goralot; and his goral fell out northward.

15 To Oved Edom southward; and to his banim the Asuppim Bais.

16 To Shuppim and Chosah the goral came forth westward, with the Sha’ar Shallechet, by the upper road, mishmar (guard) corresponded to mishmar.

17 Eastward were six Levi’im, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim shnayim shnayim (two and two).

18 At Parbar westward, four at the road, and two at Parbar.

19 These are the divisions of the sho’arim among the Bnei Korchi, and among the Bnei Merari.

20 And of the Levi’im, Achiyah was over the otzarot of the Beis HaElohim, and over the otzarot of the kodashim.

21 As concerning the Bnei La’dan; the Bnei HaGershuni through La’dan, rashei ha’avot, even of La’dan the Gershoni, were Yechieli.

22 The Bnei Yechieli: Zetam, and Yoel his brother, which were over the otzarot of the Beis Hashem.

23 Of the Amrami, and the Yitzhari, the Chevroni, and the Uzzieli;

24 And Shevuel Ben Gershom Ben Moshe, was nagid of the otzarot.

25 And his brethren by Eliezer: Rechavyahu bno, and Yesha’yahu bno, and Yoram bno, and Zichri bno, and Shlomit bno.

26 Which Shlomit and his brethren were over all the otzarot of the kodashim, which Dovid HaMelech, and the rashei ha’avot, the sarim over alafim and me’ot, and the sarim of the tzava (army), had dedicated as kodesh.

27 Out of the plunder won in battles did they dedicate as kadosh to maintain the Beis Hashem.

28 And all that Shmuel the ro’eh (seer), and Sha’ul Ben Kish, and Avner Ben Ner, and Yoav Ben Tzeruyah, had dedicated as kodesh; and whosoever had dedicated any thing, it was under the yad of Shlomit, and of his brethren.

29 Of the Yitzhari, Kenanyahu and his banim were for the outside labor of Yisroel, for shoterim (officials) and shofetim (judges).

30 And of the Chevroni, Chashavyahu and his brethren, bnei chayil, an elef and shivah me’ot (hundred), were in charge of Yisroel on this side of the Yarden westward in all the work of Hashem, and in the avodas HaMelech.

31 Among the Chevroni was Yeriyah the rosh, even among the Chevroni, according to the toldot of his avot. In the fortieth year of the reign of Dovid they were sought, and there were found among them gibborei chayil at Yazer of Gil’ad.

32 And his brethren, bnei chayil, were two thousand and shivah hundred rashei ha’avot, whom Dovid HaMelech put over the Reuveni, the Gadi, and the half tribe of Menasheh, for every matter pertaining to Elohim, and the affairs of HaMelech.

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