The division of the sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. But Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children. And Eleazar and Ithamar were the Priests. And David ordered them on this manner: Zadock of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelek of the sons of Ithamar to be in office by course. And there were more mighty heads found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar. And they divided them into sixteen heads of ancient households of the sons of Eleazar, and eight of the sons of Ithamar. And they put them in order by lot, one with another that there should be rulers in the sanctuary and Lords before God as well of the sons of Ithamar as of the sons of Eleazar. And Semeiah the son of Nathaneel the Scribe of the Levites wrote them before the king and the Lords, and before Zadock the priest and Ahimelek the son of Abiathar, and before the ancient heads of the priests and of the Levites: one principal household for Eleazar and one for Ithamar.
The first lot fell to Jehoiarib. The second to Jedaiah. The third to Harim. The fourth to Seorim. The fifth to Melciah. The sixth to Miamin. The seventh to Hakes. The eighth to Abiah. The ninth to Jesua. The tenth to Secaniah. The eleventh to Eliasib. The twelfth to Jakim. The thirteenth to Huphah. The fourteenth to Isbaab. The fifteenth to Belgah. The sixteenth to Emer. The seventeenth to Hezir. The eighteenth to Haphzez. The nineteenth to Pathahaiah. The twentieth to Jehesekiel. The twenty first to Jacin. The twenty second to Gamul. The twenty third to Delaiahu. The twenty fourth to Maasiahu.
This is the order of them in their offices, to come into the house of the Lord according to their manner under Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel commanded.
The rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Subael. Of the sons of Subael, Jehediahu. Of the sons of Rohabiah the first Jesiah. Of the Izaharites, Salemoth. Of the sons of Salemoth, Jahath. And the sons of Hebron were Jeriahu the first, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth. Of the sons of Usiel, Micah. Of the sons of Micah Samir. The brother of Micah was Jesiah. Of the sons of Jesiah Zachariah. The sons of Merari were Mahali and Musi. The sons of Jaaziahu, Beno. The sons of Merari by Jahaziahu. Beno, Sohem, Zacur and Ebri.
Mahali had Eleazar which had no sons. The sons of Kis: Jerahemel. The sons of Musi: Mahali, Eder and Jermoth. These are of the children of Levi in the households of their fathers. And these cast lots next to their brethren the sons of Aaron, before David the king and Zadock and Ahimelek and the ancient heads and priests of the Levites: as well the youngest brother as an ancient head.