1 So when Dauid was olde and full of dayes, he made Salomon his sonne King ouer Israel.
2 And hee gathered together all the princes of Israel with the Priestes and the Leuites.
3 And the Leuites were numbred from ye age of thirtie yeere and aboue, and their nomber according to their summe was eight & thirtie thousand men.
4 Of these foure and twentie thousande were set to aduance the worke of the house of the Lord, & sixe thousand were ouerseers and iudges.
5 And foure thousand were porters, and foure thousande praised the Lorde with instruments which he made to praise the Lord.
6 So Dauid deuided offices vnto them, to wit, to the sonnes of Leui, to Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
7 Of the Gershonites were Laadan & Shimei.
8 The sonnes of Laadan, the chiefe was Iehiel, and Zetham and Ioel, three.
9 The Sonnes of Shimei, Shelomith, and Haziel, and Haram, three: these were the chiefe fathers of Laadan.
10 Also the sonnes of Shimei were Iahath, Zina, Ieush, and Beriah: these foure were ye sonnes of Shimei.
11 And Iahath was the chiefe, and Zizah the seconde, but Ieush and Beriah had not many sonnes: therfore they were in the families of their father, counted but as one.
12 The sonnes of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron aud Vzziel, foure.
13 The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.
14 Now [concerning] Moses the man of God, his sons were named of the tribe of Levi.
15 The sonnes of Moses were Gershom, and Eliezer,
16 Of the sonnes of Gershom was Shebuel the chiefe.
17 And the sons of Eliezer [were], Rehabiah the chief. And Eliezer had none other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.
18 The sone of Izhar was Shelomith ye chiefe.
19 The sonnes of Hebron were Ieriah the first, Amariah the second, Iahaziel the third, and Iekamiam the fourth.
20 The sones of Vzziel were Michah the first, and Isshiah the second.
21 The sonnes of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sonnes of Mahli, Eleazar and Kish.
22 And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters: and their brethren the sons of Kish took them.
23 The sonnes of Mushi were Mahli, & Eder, and Ierimoth, three.
24 These [were] the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; [even] the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.
25 For Dauid sayde, The Lord God of Israel hath giuen rest vnto his people, that they may dwell in Ierusalem for euer.
26 And also the Leuites shall no more beare the Tabernacle and al the vessels for the seruice thereof.
27 Therefore according to the last wordes of Dauid, the Leuites were nombred from twentie yeere and aboue,
28 Because their office [was] to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God;
29 Both for the shewbread, and for the fine floure, for the meate offring, and for the vnleauened cakes, and for the fryed things, and for that which was rosted, and for all measures and cise,
30 And for to stand euery morning, to giue thanks & praise to the Lorde, & likewise at euen,
31 And to offer all burnt offrings vnto the Lorde, in the Sabbaths, in the moneths, and at the appointed times, according to the nomber and according to their custome continually before the Lorde,
32 And that they should keepe the charge of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the charge of ye holy place, & the charge of ye sonnes of Aaron their brethren in the seruice of ye house of the Lord.