David divided them into divisions (A)according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.


Of the Gershonites there were [a]Ladan and Shimei. The sons of Ladan were Jehiel the first, and Zetham and Joel, three. The sons of Shimei were Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers’ households of Ladan. 10 The sons of Shimei were Jahath, [b]Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei. 11 Jahath was the first and Zizah the second; but Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became a father’s household, one group for duty.


12 The sons of Kohath were four in number: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 13 (B)The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And (C)Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, (D)to burn incense before the Lord, to serve Him and bless in His name forever. 14 But as for (E)Moses, the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi. 15 The sons of Moses were Gershom and Eliezer. 16 The [c]son of Gershom was [d]Shebuel the chief. 17 The [e]son of Eliezer was Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons, but the sons of Rehabiah were very many. 18 The [f]son of Izhar was [g]Shelomith the chief. 19 The sons of Hebron were Jeriah the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth. 20 The sons of Uzziel were Micah the first and Isshiah the second.


21 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish. 22 Eleazar died and had no sons, but only daughters; so their relatives, the sons of Kish, took them as wives. 23 The sons of Mushi were three: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 23:7 In Ex 6:17, Libni
  2. 1 Chronicles 23:10 In v 11, Zizah
  3. 1 Chronicles 23:16 Lit sons
  4. 1 Chronicles 23:16 In 24:20, Shubael
  5. 1 Chronicles 23:17 Lit sons...were
  6. 1 Chronicles 23:18 Lit sons
  7. 1 Chronicles 23:18 In 24:22, Shelomoth

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