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1 Chronicles chapter 22

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Then David said, "This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel."
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So David gave orders to gather the foreigners that were in the land of Israel, and he appointed stonemasons to cut finished stones for building God's house.
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David supplied a great deal of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings, together with an immeasurable quantity of bronze,
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and innumerable cedar logs, because the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought a large quantity of cedar logs to David.
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David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly great and famous and glorious in all the lands. Therefore, I must make provision for it." So David made lavish preparations for it before his death.
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Then he summoned his son Solomon and instructed him to build a house for the LORD God of Israel.
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"My son," David said to Solomon, "It was in my heart to build a house for the name of the LORD my God,
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but the word of the LORD came to me: 'You have shed much blood and waged great wars. You are not to build a house for My name because you have shed so much blood on the ground before Me.
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But a son will be born to you; he will be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies, for his name will be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel during his reign.
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He is the one who will build a house for My name. He will be My son, and I will be his father. I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.'
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"Now, my son, may the LORD be with you, and may you succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as He said about you.
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Above all, may the LORD give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
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Then you will succeed if you carefully follow the statutes and ordinances the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Don't be afraid or discouraged.
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"Notice I have taken great pains to provide for the house of the LORD-- 3,775 tons of gold, 37,750 tons of silver, and bronze and iron that can't be weighed because there is so much of it. I have also provided timber and stone, but you will need to add more to them.
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You also have many workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and people skilled in every kind of work
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in gold, silver, bronze, and iron-- beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the LORD be with you."
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Then David ordered all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon:
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"The LORD your God is with you, isn't He? And hasn't He given you rest on every side? For He has handed the land's inhabitants over to me, and the land has been subdued before the LORD and His people.
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Now determine in your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God. Get started building the LORD God's sanctuary so that you may bring the ark of the LORD's covenant and the holy articles of God to the temple that is to be built for the name of the LORD."

1 Chronicles chapter 23

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When David was old and full of days, he installed his son Solomon as king over Israel.
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Then he gathered all the leaders of Israel, the priests, and the Levites.
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The Levites 30 years old and above were counted; the total number of men was 38,000 by headcount.
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"Of these," [David said], "24,000 are to be in charge of the work on the LORD's temple, 6,000 are to be officers and judges,
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4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the LORD with the instruments that I have made for worship."
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Then David divided them into divisions according to Levi's sons: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
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The Gershomites: Ladan and Shimei.
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Ladan's sons: Jehiel was the first, then Zetham, and Joel-- three.
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Shimei's sons: Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran-- three. Those were the heads of the families of Ladan.
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Shimei's sons: Jahath, Zizah, Jeush, and Beriah. Those were Shimei's sons-- four.
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Jahath was the first and Zizah was the second; however, Jeush and Beriah did not have many sons, so they became an ancestral house [and received] a single assignment.
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Kohath's sons: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel-- four.
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Amram's sons: Aaron and Moses. Aaron, along with his descendants, was set apart forever to consecrate the most holy things, to burn incense in the presence of the LORD, to minister to Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name forever.
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As for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
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Moses' sons: Gershom and Eliezer.
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Gershom's sons: Shebuel first.
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Eliezer's sons were Rehabiah, first; Eliezer did not have any other sons, but Rehabiah's sons were very numerous.
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Izhar's sons: Shelomith was first.
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Hebron's sons: Jeriah was first, Amariah second, Jahaziel third, and Jekameam fourth.
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Uzziel's sons: Micah was first, and Isshiah second.
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Merari's sons: Mahli and Mushi. Mahli's sons: Eleazar and Kish.
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Eleazar died having no sons, only daughters. Their cousins, the sons of Kish, married them.
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Mushi's sons: Mahli, Eder, and Jeremoth-- three.
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These were the sons of Levi by their ancestral houses-- the heads of families, according to their registration by name in the headcount-- 20 years old or more, who worked in the service of the LORD's temple.
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For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He has come to stay in Jerusalem forever.
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Also, the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the equipment for its service"--
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for according to the last words of David, the Levites 20 years old or more were to be counted--
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"but their duty will be to assist the sons of Aaron with the service of the LORD's temple, being responsible for the courts and the chambers, the purification of all the holy things, and the work of the service of God's temple--
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as well as the rows [of the bread of the Presence], the fine flour for the grain offering, the wafers of unleavened bread, the baking, the mixing, and all measurements of volume and length.
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They are also to stand every morning to give thanks and praise to the LORD, and likewise in the evening.
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Whenever burnt offerings are offered to the LORD on the Sabbaths, New Moons, and appointed festivals, they are to do so regularly in the LORD's presence according to the number prescribed for them.
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They are to carry out their responsibilities to the tent of meeting, to the holy place, and to their relatives, the sons of Aaron, in the service of the LORD's temple."

1 Chronicles chapter 24

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The divisions of the descendants of Aaron were as follows: Aaron's sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
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But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and they had no sons, so Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests.
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Together with Zadok from the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech from the sons of Ithamar, David divided them according to the assigned duties of their service.
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Since more leaders were found among Eleazar's descendants than Ithamar's, they were divided [accordingly]: 16 heads of ancestral houses were from Eleazar's descendants, and eight [heads] of ancestral houses were from Ithamar's.
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They were divided impartially by lot, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar's and Ithamar's descendants.
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The secretary, Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded them in the presence of the king and the officers, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites. One ancestral house was taken for Eleazar, and then one for Ithamar.
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The first lot fell to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
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the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
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the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
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the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
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the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
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the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
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the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
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the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
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the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
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the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
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the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
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the twenty-third to Delaiah, and the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
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These had their assigned duties for service when they entered the LORD's temple, according to their regulations, which they received from their ancestor Aaron, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
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As for the rest of Levi's sons: from Amram's sons: Shubael; from Shubael's sons: Jehdeiah.
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From Rehabiah: from Rehabiah's sons: Isshiah was the first.
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From the Izharites: Shelomoth; from Shelomoth's sons: Jahath.
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Hebron's sons: Jeriah [the first], Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.
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[From] Uzziel's sons: Micah; from Micah's sons: Shamir.
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Micah's brother: Isshiah; from Isshiah's sons: Zechariah.
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Merari's sons: Mahli and Mushi, [and from] his sons, Jaaziah his son.
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Merari's sons, by his son Jaaziah: Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
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From Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
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From Kish, [from] Kish's sons: Jerahmeel.
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Mushi's sons: Mahli, Eder, and Jerimoth. Those were the sons of the Levites according to their ancestral houses.
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They also cast lots the same way as their relatives, the sons of Aaron did in the presence of King David, Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites-- the family heads and their younger brothers alike.

1 Chronicles chapter 25

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David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:
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From Asaph's sons: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph's authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.
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From Jeduthun: Jeduthun's sons: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah-- six-- under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the LORD.
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From Heman: Heman's sons: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
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All these sons of Heman, the king's seer, were [given] by the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
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All these men were under their own fathers' authority for the music in the LORD's temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God's temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king's authority.
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Together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the LORD, they numbered 288.
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They cast lots impartially for their duties, the young and old alike, the teacher along with the pupil.
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The first lot for Asaph fell to Joseph, [his sons, and his brothers-- 12] [to] Gedaliah the second: him, his brothers, and his sons-- 12
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the third [to] Zaccur, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the fourth to Izri, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the fifth [to] Nethaniah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the sixth [to] Bukkiah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the seventh [to] Jesarelah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the eighth [to] Jeshaiah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the ninth [to] Mattaniah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the tenth [to] Shimei, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the eleventh [to] Azarel, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the thirteenth [to] Shubael, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the fourteenth [to] Mattithiah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons, and his brothers-- 12
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and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons, and his brothers-- 12.