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33 But (A)the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, just as the Lord commanded Moses.

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Census of the Levites Commanded(A)

14 Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, saying: 15 “Number the children of Levi by their fathers’ houses, by their families; you shall number (B)every male from a month old and above.”

16 So Moses numbered them according to the [a]word of the Lord, as he was commanded. 17 (C)These were the sons of Levi by their names: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. 18 And these are the names of the sons of (D)Gershon by their families: (E)Libni and Shimei. 19 And the sons of (F)Kohath by their families: (G)Amram, Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 20 (H)And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites by their fathers’ houses.

21 From Gershon came the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimites; these were the families of the Gershonites. 22 Those who were numbered, according to the number of all the males from a month old and above—of those who were numbered there were seven thousand five hundred.

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  1. Numbers 3:16 Lit. mouth

57 (A)And these are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58 These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, and the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begot Amram. 59 The name of Amram’s wife was (B)Jochebed the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam. 60 (C)To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 61 And (D)Nadab and Abihu died when they offered profane fire before the Lord.

62 (E)Now those who were numbered of them were twenty-three thousand, every male from a month old and above; (F)for they were not numbered among the other children of Israel, because there was (G)no inheritance given to them among the children of Israel.

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The Family of Levi(A)

The sons of Levi were (B)Gershon,[a] Kohath, and Merari. The sons of Kohath were Amram, (C)Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. And the sons of Aaron were (D)Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. Eleazar begot Phinehas, and Phinehas begot Abishua; Abishua begot Bukki, and Bukki begot Uzzi; Uzzi begot Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begot Meraioth; Meraioth begot Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; (E)Ahitub begot (F)Zadok, and Zadok begot Ahimaaz; Ahimaaz begot Azariah, and Azariah begot Johanan; 10 Johanan begot Azariah (it was he (G)who ministered as priest in the (H)temple[b] that Solomon built in Jerusalem); 11 (I)Azariah begot (J)Amariah, and Amariah begot Ahitub; 12 Ahitub begot Zadok, and Zadok begot [c]Shallum; 13 Shallum begot Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begot Azariah; 14 Azariah begot (K)Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehozadak. 15 Jehozadak went into captivity (L)when the Lord carried Judah and Jerusalem into captivity by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

16 The sons of Levi were (M)Gershon,[d] Kohath, and Merari. 17 These are the names of the sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei. 18 The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. Now these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers: 20 Of Gershon were Libni his son, Jahath his son, (N)Zimmah his son, 21 [e]Joah his son, [f]Iddo his son, Zerah his son, and [g]Jeatherai his son. 22 The sons of Kohath were [h]Amminadab his son, (O)Korah his son, Assir his son, 23 Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son, 24 Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. 25 The sons of Elkanah were (P)Amasai and Ahimoth. 26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were [i]Zophai his son, [j]Nahath his son, 27 [k]Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, and Elkanah his son. 28 The sons of Samuel were [l]Joel the firstborn, and Abijah [m]the second. 29 The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son, 30 Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, and Asaiah his son.

Musicians in the House of the Lord

31 Now these are (Q)the men whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the Lord, after the (R)ark came to rest. 32 They were ministering with music before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem, and they served in their office according to their order.

33 And these are the ones who [n]ministered with their sons: Of the sons of the (S)Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel, 34 the son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of [o]Eliel, the son of [p]Toah, 35 the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai, 36 the son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah, 37 the son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of (T)Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, 38 the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel. 39 And his brother (U)Asaph, who stood at his right hand, was Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea, 40 the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchijah, 41 the son of (V)Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah, 42 the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei, 43 the son of Jahath, the son of Gershon, the son of Levi.

44 Their brethren, the sons of Merari, on the left hand, were [q]Ethan the son of [r]Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch, 45 the son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah, 46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer, 47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 6:1 Or Gershom, v. 16
  2. 1 Chronicles 6:10 Lit. house
  3. 1 Chronicles 6:12 Meshullam, 1 Chr. 9:11
  4. 1 Chronicles 6:16 Heb. Gershom, an alternate spelling for Gershon, vv. 1, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71
  5. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Ethan, v. 42
  6. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Adaiah, v. 41
  7. 1 Chronicles 6:21 Ethni, v. 41
  8. 1 Chronicles 6:22 Izhar, vv. 2, 18
  9. 1 Chronicles 6:26 Zuph, v. 35; 1 Sam. 1:1
  10. 1 Chronicles 6:26 Toah, v. 34
  11. 1 Chronicles 6:27 Eliel, v. 34
  12. 1 Chronicles 6:28 So with LXX, Syr., Arab.; cf. v. 33 and 1 Sam. 8:2
  13. 1 Chronicles 6:28 Heb. Vasheni
  14. 1 Chronicles 6:33 Lit. stood with
  15. 1 Chronicles 6:34 Elihu, 1 Sam. 1:1
  16. 1 Chronicles 6:34 Tohu, 1 Sam. 1:1
  17. 1 Chronicles 6:44 Jeduthun, 1 Chr. 9:16; 25:1, 3, 6; 2 Chr. 35:15; Ps. 62:title
  18. 1 Chronicles 6:44 Or Kushaiah

(A)But he did not count Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king’s [a]word was abominable to Joab.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 21:6 command