the courses
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 24:1-19
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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.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 25:1-31
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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.
the vessels
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_13 9:29
Others were put in charge of the furnishings and all the utensils of the sanctuary, as well as the fine flour, wine, oil, incense, and spices.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_11 7:1-51
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Solomon completed his entire palace-complex after 13 years of construction.
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He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on top of the pillars.
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It was paneled above with cedar at the top of the chambers that [rested] on 45 pillars, fifteen per row.
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There were three rows of window frames, facing each other in three tiers.
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All the doors and doorposts had rectangular frames, the openings facing each other in three tiers.
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He made the hall of pillars 75 feet long and 45 feet wide. A portico was in front of the pillars, and a canopy with pillars were in front of them.
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He made the Hall of the Throne where he would judge-- the Hall of Judgment. It was paneled with cedar from the floor to the rafters.
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Solomon's own palace where he would live, in the other courtyard behind the hall, was of similar construction. And he made a house like this hall for Pharaoh's daughter, his wife.
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All of these [buildings] were of costly stones, cut to size and sawed with saws on the inner and outer surfaces, from foundation to coping and from the outside to the great courtyard.
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The foundation was made of large, costly stones 12 and 15 feet long.
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Above were also costly stones, cut to size, as well as cedar wood.
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Around the great courtyard, as well as the inner courtyard of the LORD's temple and the portico of the temple, were three rows of dressed stone and a row of trimmed cedar beams.
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King Solomon had Hiram brought from Tyre.
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He was a widow's son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a bronze craftsman. Hiram had great skill, understanding, and knowledge to do every kind of bronze work. So he came to King Solomon and carried out all his work.
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He cast two [hollow] bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
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He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; seven and a half feet was the height of the first capital, and seven and a half feet was also the height of the second capital.
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The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork-- seven for the first capital and seven for the second.
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He made the pillars with two encircling rows of pomegranates on the one grating to cover the capital on top; he did the same for the second capital.
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And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet [high].
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The capitals on the two pillars were also immediately above the rounded surface next to the grating, and 200 pomegranates were in rows encircling each capital.
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He set up the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary: he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin; then he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.
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The tops of the pillars were shaped like lilies. Then the work of the pillars was completed.
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He made the cast [metal] reservoir, 15 feet from brim to brim, perfectly round. It was seven and a half feet high and 45 feet in circumference.
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[Ornamental] gourds encircled it below the brim, 10 every half yard, completely encircling the reservoir. The gourds were cast in two rows when the reservoir was cast.
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It stood on 12 oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The reservoir was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center.
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The reservoir was three inches thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or of a lily blossom. It held 11,000 gallons.
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Then he made 10 bronze water carts. Each water cart was six feet long, six feet wide, and four and a half feet high.
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This was the design of the carts: They had frames; the frames were between the cross-pieces,
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and on the frames between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the cross-pieces there was a pedestal above, and below the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
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Each cart had four bronze wheels with bronze axles. Underneath the four corners of the basin were cast supports, each next to a wreath.
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And the water cart's opening inside the crown on top was 18 inches wide. The opening was round, made as a pedestal 27 inches wide. On it were carvings, but their frames were square, not round.
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There were four wheels under the frames, and the wheel axles were part of the water cart; each wheel was 27 inches tall.
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The wheels' design was similar to that of chariot wheels: their axles, rims, spokes, and hubs were all of cast metal.
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Four supports were at the four corners of each water cart; each support was one piece with the water cart.
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At the top of the cart was a band nine inches high encircling it; also, at the top of the cart, its braces and its frames were one piece with it.
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He engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees on the plates of its braces and on its frames, wherever each had space, with encircling wreaths.
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In this way he made the 10 water carts using the same casting, dimensions, and shape for all of them.
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Then he made 10 bronze basins-- each basin holding 220 gallons and each was six feet wide-- one basin for each of the 10 water carts.
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He set five water carts on the right side of the temple and five on the left side. He put the reservoir near the right side of the temple toward the southeast.
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Then Hiram made the basins, the shovels, and the sprinkling basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he was doing for King Solomon on the LORD's temple:
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two pillars; bowls for the capitals that were on top of the two pillars; the two gratings for covering both bowls of the capitals that were on top of the pillars;
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the 400 pomegranates for the two gratings (two rows of pomegranates for each grating covering both capitals' bowls on top of the pillars);
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the 10 water carts; the 10 basins on the water carts;
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the reservoir; the 12 oxen underneath the reservoir;
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and the pots, shovels, and sprinkling basins. All the utensils that Hiram made for King Solomon at the LORD's temple [were made] of burnished bronze.
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The king had them cast in clay molds in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zarethan.
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Solomon left all the utensils unweighed because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.
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Solomon also made all the equipment in the LORD's temple: the gold altar; the gold table that the bread of the Presence was placed on;
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the pure gold lampstands in front of the inner sanctuary, five on the right and five on the left; the gold flowers, lamps, and tongs;
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the pure gold ceremonial bowls, wick trimmers, sprinkling basins, ladles, and firepans; and the gold hinges for the doors of the inner temple (that is, the most holy place) and for the doors of the temple sanctuary.
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So all the work King Solomon did in the LORD's temple was completed. Then Solomon brought in the consecrated things of his father David-- the silver, the gold, and the utensils-- and put them in the treasuries of the LORD's temple.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 8:25-30
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I weighed out to them the silver, the gold, and the articles-- the contribution for the house of our God that the king, his counselors, his leaders, and all the Israelites who were present had offered.
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I weighed out to them 24 tons of silver, silver articles weighing 7,500 pounds, 7,500 pounds of gold,
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20 gold bowls worth 1,000 gold coins, and two articles of fine gleaming bronze, as valuable as gold.
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Then I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD, and the articles are holy. The silver and gold are a freewill offering to the LORD God of your fathers.
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Guard [them] carefully until you weigh [them] out in the chambers of the LORD's house before the leading priests, Levites, and heads of the Israelite families in Jerusalem."
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So the priests and Levites took charge of the silver, the gold, and the articles that had been weighed out, to bring [them] to the house of our God in Jerusalem.
ZEFANIABIBLE_BIBLE_BOOK_NAME_15 8:33-30