7/21/13

From Gary... Does God exist?


Lizzie and I often take the dogs for a walk at night and when we do, quite often the sky is clear and the stars are visible.  But, there is so much light pollution in the sky that only a few of them are visible.  The other day, I came across this picture of the night sky and sent it to her via email and she loved it.  And to think, some people say all this came into being by accident!!!  Its no secret that over the past couple of years I have been interested in pocket watches and one of my favorite places to visit is Northernpartners.com.  The site has a video that I find most interesting, even though it is aimed at the younger set.  


The Psalmist has put it this way...

Psalm 8

 1  Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth,

who has set your glory above the heavens!
  2 From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength,
because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.
  3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
  4 what is man, that you think of him?
What is the son of man, that you care for him?
  5 For you have made him a little lower than God,*n1
and crowned him with glory and honor.
  6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands.
You have put all things under his feet:
  7 All sheep and cattle,
yes, and the animals of the field,
  8 The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
  9 Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


If even a watch needs a maker, then what about the skies?  And if that is true (and it is), then what about us?  Brother Daniel Stearsman preached this morning and the title of his sermon was something like: Does God exist?  What I had never thought about before was that the DNA that makes us what we are is a language. And since it is obvious that any language has to have intelligence behind it- there must be a designer. I remember Daniel saying that it took scientists thirteen years to decipher it.  Someday in the distant future we may actually understand it.  Until that day even the most unreasonable among us is forced to confess that it is something immensely complex. And if that is true, then the intelligence behind the DNA language must be equal to the task.  The truth is... That from the largest things we can imagine, to that of the smallest, God is there!!!!  Believe it, because its true.

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study, July 21




Bible Reading and Study, July 21

World English Bible


July 21
1 Chronicles 24-26

1Ch 24:1 These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
1Ch 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.
1Ch 24:3 David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their ordering in their service.
1Ch 24:4 There were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.
1Ch 24:5 Thus were they divided impartially by drawing lots; for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
1Ch 24:6 Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; one fathers' house being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
1Ch 24:7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
1Ch 24:8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
1Ch 24:9 the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
1Ch 24:10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
1Ch 24:11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
1Ch 24:12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
1Ch 24:13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
1Ch 24:14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
1Ch 24:15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
1Ch 24:16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
1Ch 24:17 the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,
1Ch 24:18 the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.
1Ch 24:19 This was the ordering of them in their service, to come into the house of Yahweh according to the ordinancegiven to them by Aaron their father, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, had commanded him.
1Ch 24:20 Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
1Ch 24:21 Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.
1Ch 24:22 Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
1Ch 24:23 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
1Ch 24:24 The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
1Ch 24:25 The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
1Ch 24:26 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah: Beno.
1Ch 24:27 The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
1Ch 24:28 Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
1Ch 24:29 Of Kish; the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
1Ch 24:30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after their fathers' houses.
1Ch 24:31 These likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; the fathers' houses of the chief even as those of his younger brother.
1Ch 25:1 Moreover, David and the captains of the army set apart for the service certain of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with stringed instruments, and with cymbals: and the number of those who did the work according to their service was:
1Ch 25:2 of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.
1Ch 25:3 Of Jeduthun; the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Yahweh.
1Ch 25:4 Of Heman; the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
1Ch 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
1Ch 25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of Yahweh, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps, for the service of the house of God; Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman being under the order of the king.
1Ch 25:7 The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.
1Ch 25:8 They cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
1Ch 25:9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah; he and his brothers and sons were twelve:
1Ch 25:10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:11 the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:14 the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:20 for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:21 for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:22 for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:23 for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:24 for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:26 for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:27 for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:28 for the one and twentieth to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:29 for the two and twentieth to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:30 for the three and twentieth to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
1Ch 25:31 for the four and twentieth to Romamti-Ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
1Ch 26:1 For the divisions of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
1Ch 26:2 Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
1Ch 26:3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
1Ch 26:4 Obed-Edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth,
1Ch 26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.
1Ch 26:6 Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.
1Ch 26:7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
1Ch 26:8 All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men in strength for the service; sixty-two of Obed-Edom.
1Ch 26:9 Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men, eighteen.
1Ch 26:10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief),
1Ch 26:11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen.
1Ch 26:12 Of these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their brothers, to minister in the house of Yahweh.
1Ch 26:13 They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.
1Ch 26:14 The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
1Ch 26:15 To Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse.
1Ch 26:16 To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch.
1Ch 26:17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two.
1Ch 26:18 For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
1Ch 26:19 These were the divisions of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.
1Ch 26:20 Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
1Ch 26:21 The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
1Ch 26:22 The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of Yahweh.
1Ch 26:23 Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites:
1Ch 26:24 and Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler over the treasures.
1Ch 26:25 His brothers: of Eliezer came Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son.
1Ch 26:26 This Shelomoth and his brothers were over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the heads of the fathers' houses, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the army, had dedicated.
1Ch 26:27 Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.
1Ch 26:28 All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.
1Ch 26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
1Ch 26:30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men of valor, one thousand seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the business of Yahweh, and for the service of the king.
1Ch 26:31 Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites, according to their generations by fathers'houses. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead.
1Ch 26:32 His brothers, men of valor, were two thousand seven hundred, heads of fathers' houses, whom king David made overseers over the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the affairs of the king.

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1 Chronicles


1 Chronicles 24 1
The courses of the sons of Aaron [were these]. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and
Ithamar.
And the divisions of the sons of Aaron: the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and
Ithamar.
And to the sons of Aaron [are] their courses: sons of Aaron [are] Nadab, and Abihu,
Eleazar, and Ithamar,
1 Chronicles 24 2
But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and
Ithamar executed the priest`s office.
And Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children; and Eleazar and
Ithamar exercised the priesthood.
and Nadab dieth, and Abihu, in the presence of their father, and they had no sons,
and Eleazar and Ithamar act as priests.
1 Chronicles 24 3
David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them
according to their ordering in their service.
And David distributed them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons
of Ithamar, according to their office in their service.
And David distributeth them, and Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of
the sons of Ithamar, according to their office in their service;
1 Chronicles 24 4
There were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and [thus]
were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers` houses; and of the
sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers` houses, eight.
And there were more head-men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar,
and [thus] were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen heads of fathers`
houses, and eight of the sons of Ithamar according to their fathers` houses.
and there are found of the sons of Eleazar more for heads of the mighty men than
of the sons of Ithamar; and they distribute them: Of the sons of Eleazar, heads for a
house of fathers, sixteen; and of the sons of Ithamar, for a house of their fathers,
eight.
1 Chronicles 24 5
Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for there were princes of the sanctuary,
and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
And they were divided by lot, one with another; for the princes of the sanctuary and the
princes of God were of the sons of Eleazar and of the sons of Ithamar.
And they distribute them, by lots, one with another, for princes of the sanctuary,
and princes of God, have been of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24 6
Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of
the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the
heads of the fathers` [houses] of the priests and of the Levites; one fathers` house being taken for
Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.
And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, [one] of the Levites, inscribed them before
the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and
the chief fathers of the priests and Levites: one father`s house was drawn for Eleazar, and
one drawn for Ithamar.
And Shemaiah son of Nethaneel the scribe, of the Levites, writeth them before the
king and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and
heads of the fathers, for priests and for Levites: one house of a father being taken
possession of for Eleazar, and one being taken possession of for Ithamar.
1 Chronicles 24 7
Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,
And the first lot came forth for Jehoiarib, the second for Jedaiah,
And the first lot goeth out for Jehoiarib, for Jedaiah the second,
1 Chronicles 24 8
the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,
the third for Harim, the fourth for Seorim,
for Harim the third, for Seorim the fourth,
1 Chronicles 24 9
the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,
the fifth for Malchijah, the sixth for Mijamin,
for Malchijah the fifth, for Mijamin the sixth,
1 Chronicles 24 10
the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,
the seventh for Hakkoz, the eighth for Abijah,
for Hakkoz the seventh, for Abijah the eighth,
1 Chronicles 24 11
the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,
the ninth for Jeshuah, the tenth for Shecaniah,
for Jeshuah the ninth, for Shecaniah the tenth,
1 Chronicles 24 12
the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,
the eleventh for Eliashib, the twelfth for Jakim,
for Eliashib the eleventh, for Jakim the twelfth,
1 Chronicles 24 13
the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,
the thirteenth for Huppah, the fourteenth for Jeshebeab,
for Huppah the thirteenth, for Jeshebeab the fourteenth,
1 Chronicles 24 14
the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
the fifteenth for Bilgah, the sixteenth for Immer,
for Bilgah the fifteenth, for Immer the sixteenth,
1 Chronicles 24 15
the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,
the seventeenth for Hezir, the eighteenth for Happizez,
for Hezir the seventeenth, for Aphses the eighteenth,
1 Chronicles 24 16
the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,
the nineteenth for Pethahiah, the twentieth for Ezekiel,
for Pethahiah the nineteenth, for Jehezekel the twentieth,
1 Chronicles 24 17
the one and twentieth to Jachin, the two and twentieth to Gamul,
the twenty-first for Jachin, the twenty-second for Gamul,
for Jachin the one and twentieth, for Gamul the two and twentieth,
1 Chronicles 24 18
the three and twentieth to Delaiah, the four and twentieth to Maaziah.
the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah.
for Delaiah the three and twentieth, for Maaziah the four and twentieth.
1 Chronicles 24 19
This was the ordering of them in their service, to come into the house of Yahweh according to
the ordinance [given] to them by Aaron their father, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, had
commanded him.
This is their ordering in their service to come into the house of Jehovah, according to
their ordinance, through Aaron their father, as Jehovah the God of Israel had commanded
him.
These [are] their appointments for their service, to come in to the house of
Jehovah, according to their ordinance by the hand of Aaron their father, as
Jehovah God of Israel, commanded them.
1 Chronicles 24 20
Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.
And as for the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of
Shubael, Jehdeiah.
And for the sons of Levi who are left: for sons of Amram, Shubael; for sons of
Shubael: Jehdeiah.
1 Chronicles 24 21
Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.
Of Rehabiah, of the sons of Rehabiah, the head was Jishijah.
For Rehabiah: for sons of Rehabiah, the head Ishshiah.
1 Chronicles 24 22
Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
Of the Jizharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.
For the Izharite: Shelomoth; for sons of Shelomoth: Jahath.
1 Chronicles 24 23
The sons [of Hebron]: Jeriah [the chief], Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the
fourth.
-- And the sons [of Hebron]: Jerijah [the head], Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third,
Jekameam the fourth.
And sons of Jeriah: Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.
1 Chronicles 24 24
The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.
The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir;
Sons of Uzziel: Michah; for sons of Michah: Shamir.
1 Chronicles 24 25
The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.
the brother of Micah was Jishijah; of the sons of Jishijah, Zechariah.
A brother of Michah [is] Ishshiah; for sons of Ishshiah: Zechariah;
1 Chronicles 24 26
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah: Beno.
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah, his son.
sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; sons of Jaaziah: Beno;
1 Chronicles 24 27
The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
The sons of Merari by Jaaziah his son: Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
sons of Merari: of Jaaziah: Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
1 Chronicles 24 28
Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.
For Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons;
1 Chronicles 24 29
Of Kish; the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
Of Kish, the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
for Kish: sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.
1 Chronicles 24 30
The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after their
fathers` houses.
And the sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites
according to their fathers` houses.
And sons of Mushi [are] Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth; these [are] sons of the
Levites, for the house of their fathers,
1 Chronicles 24 31
These likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the
king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers` [houses] of the priests and of the
Levites; the fathers` [houses] of the chief even as those of his younger brother.
These likewise cast lots just as their brethren the sons of Aaron before David the king,
and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief fathers of the priests and Levites, -- the chief
fathers just as the youngest of their brethren.
and they cast, they also, lots over-against their brethren the sons of Aaron, before
David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and heads of the fathers, for priests
and for Levites; the chief father over-against his younger brother.
1 Chronicles 25 1
Moreover David and the captains of the host set apart for the service certain of the sons of
Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and
with cymbals: and the number of those who did the work according to their service was:
And David and the captains of the host separated for the service those of the sons of
Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun who were to prophesy with harps and lutes and
cymbals; and the number of the men employed according to their service was:
And David and the heads of the host separate for service, of the sons of Asaph, and
Heman, and Jeduthun, who are prophesying with harps, with psalteries, and with
cymbals, and the number of the workmen is according to their service.
1 Chronicles 25 2
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under
the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph
under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied at the direction of the king.
Of sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph,
[are] by the side of Asaph, who is prophesying by the side of the king.
1 Chronicles 25 3
Of Jeduthun; the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah,
six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks
and praising Yahweh.
Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Isaiah, Hashabiah, and
Mattithiah, [and Shimei] six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who
prophesied with the harp, to give thanks and to praise Jehovah.
Of Jeduthun: sons of Jeduthun, Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and
Mattithiah, Shisshah, [are] by the side of their father Jeduthun; with a harp he is
prophesying, for giving of thanks and of praise to Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 25 4
Of Heman; the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah,
Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkijah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth,
Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir,
Mahazioth:
Of Heman: sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth,
Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi,
Hothir, Mahazioth;
1 Chronicles 25 5
All these were the sons of Heman the king`s seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God
gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
all these were sons of Heman the king`s seer in the words of God, to exalt his power; and
God had given to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
all these [are] sons of Heman -- seer of the king in the things of God -- to lift up a
horn; and God giveth to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
1 Chronicles 25 6
All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of Yahweh, with cymbals,
psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God; Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman being
under the order of the king.
All these were under the direction of their fathers Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman, for song
in the house of Jehovah, with cymbals, lutes and harps, for the service of the house of God,
under the direction of the king.
All these [are] by the side of their father in the song of the house of Jehovah, with
cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God; by the side of
the king [are] Asaph, and Jeduthun, and Heman.
1 Chronicles 25 7
The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all
who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of
Jehovah, all of them skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.
And their number, with their brethren -- taught in the song of Jehovah, all who
are intelligent -- is two hundred, eighty and eight.
1 Chronicles 25 8
They cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
And they cast lots with one another over the charges, the small as well as the great, the
teacher with the scholar.
And they cause to fall lots -- charge over-against [charge], as well the small as the
great, the intelligent with the learner.
1 Chronicles 25 9
Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah; he and his brothers and
sons were twelve:
And the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; to Gedaliah the second: he and his
brethren and his sons were twelve.
And the first lot goeth out for Asaph to Joseph; [to] Gedaliah the second; he, and
his brethren and his sons, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 10
the third to Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The third to Zaccur; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the third [to] Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 11
the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The fourth to Jizri; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 12
the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The fifth to Nethaniah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the fifth [to] Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 13
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The sixth to Bukkijah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the sixth [to] Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 14
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The seventh to Jesharelah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the seventh [to] Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 15
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The eighth to Isaiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the eighth [to] Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 16
the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The ninth to Mattaniah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the ninth [to] Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 17
the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The tenth to Shimei; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the tenth [to] Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve:
1 Chronicles 25 18
the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The eleventh to Azareel; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
eleventh [to] Azareel, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 19
the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The twelfth to Hashabiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
the twelfth [to] Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 20
for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The thirteenth to Shubael; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the thirteenth [to] Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 21
for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The fourteenth to Mattithiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the fourteenth [to] Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 22
for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The fifteenth to Jeremoth; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the fifteenth [to] Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 23
for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The sixteenth to Hananiah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the sixteenth [to] Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 24
for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The seventeenth to Joshbekashah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the seventeenth [to] Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 25
for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The eighteenth to Hanani; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the eighteenth [to] Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 26
for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The nineteenth to Mallothi; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the nineteenth [to] Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 27
for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The twentieth to Elijathah; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the twentieth [to] Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 28
for the one and twentieth to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The twenty-first to Hothir; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the one and twentieth [to] Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 29
for the two and twentieth to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The twenty-second to Giddalti; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the two and twentieth [to] Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 30
for the three and twentieth to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:
The twenty-third to Mahazioth; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the three and twentieth [to] Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
1 Chronicles 25 31
for the four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
The twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer; his sons and his brethren, twelve.
at the four and twentieth [to] Romamti-Ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
1 Chronicles 26 1
For the courses of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of
Asaph.
The divisions of the doorkeepers. Of the Korahites: Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the
sons of Asaph.
For the courses of the gatekeepers: of the Korhites [is] Meshelemiah son of Kore, of
the sons of Asaph;
1 Chronicles 26 2
Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel
the fourth,
And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the
third, Jathniel the fourth,
and to Meshelemiah [are] sons, Zechariah the first-born, Jediael the second,
Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
1 Chronicles 26 3
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
1 Chronicles 26 4
Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the
fourth, and Nethanel the fifth,
-- And the sons of Obed-Edom: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the
third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,
And to Obed-Edom [are] sons, Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the second, Joah
the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,
1 Chronicles 26 5
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God had blessed him.
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth, for God hath
blessed him.
1 Chronicles 26 6
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were
mighty men of valor.
And to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who were rulers in their father`s house; for they
were mighty men of valour.
And to Shemaiah his son have sons been born, who are ruling throughout the
house of their father, for they [are] mighty of valour.
1 Chronicles 26 7
The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant men,
Elihu, and Semachiah.
The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, [and] Elzabad, whose brethren were
valiant men, Elihu and Semachiah.
Sons of Shemaiah [are] Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad; his brethren [are]
sons of valour, Elihu and Semachiah,
1 Chronicles 26 8
All these were of the sons of Obed-edom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men in
strength for the service; sixty-two of Obed-edom.
All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men
in strength for the service, were sixty-two of Obed-Edom.
all these [are] of the sons of Obed-Edom; they, and their sons, and their brethren,
men of valour with might for service, [are] sixty and two of Obed-Edom.
1 Chronicles 26 9
Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men, eighteen.
-- And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, men of valour, eighteen.
And to Meshelemiah [are] sons and brethren, sons of valour, eighteen;
1 Chronicles 26 10
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the
firstborn, yet his father made him chief),
-- And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the head, for though he was not the
firstborn, yet his father made him the head;
and to Hosah, of the sons of Merari, [are] sons: Shimri the head (though he was not
first-born, yet his father setteth him for head),
1 Chronicles 26 11
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah
were thirteen.
Hilkijah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren
of Hosah were thirteen.
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and
brethren of Hosah [are] thirteen.
1 Chronicles 26 12
Of these were the courses of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their
brothers, to minister in the house of Yahweh.
Among these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, among the head-men, as to the
charges together with their brethren, for performing the service in the house of Jehovah.
According to these [are] the courses of the gatekeepers; to the heads of the mighty
ones [are] charges over-against their brethren, to minister in the house of
Jehovah,
1 Chronicles 26 13
They cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to their fathers` houses, for every gate.
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers` houses, for
every gate.
and they cause to fall lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of
their fathers, for gate and gate.
1 Chronicles 26 14
The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a discreet counselor, they cast
lots; and his lot came out northward.
And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah; and they cast lots for Zechariah his son, a wise
counsellor, and his lot came out northward;
And the lot falleth eastward to Shelemiah; and [for] Zechariah his son -- a
counsellor with understanding -- they cause to fall lots, and his lot goeth out
northward:
1 Chronicles 26 15
To Obed-edom southward; and to his sons the store-house.
to Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse.
to Obed-Edom southward, and to his sons, the house of the gatherings;
1 Chronicles 26 16
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch
against watch.
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the
ascent, watch against watch.
to Shuppim and to Hosah to the west, with the gate Shallecheth, in the highway,
the ascent, charge over-against charge;
1 Chronicles 26 17
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the store-house
two and two.
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and in the
storehouse two [and] two.
to the east the Levites [are] six; to the north daily four, to the south daily four, and
to the gatherings two by two,
1 Chronicles 26 18
For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
At the portico westward, four at the causeway, two at the portico.
at Parbar, to the west, [are] four at the highway, two at Parbar.
1 Chronicles 26 19
These were the courses of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.
These are the divisions of the doorkeepers among the sons of the Korahites and among
the sons of Merari.
These are the courses of the gatekeepers, of the sons of the Korhite, and of the sons
of Merari.
1 Chronicles 26 20
Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the
dedicated things.
And the Levites: Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures
of the dedicated things.
And of the Levites, Ahijah [is] over the treasures of the house of God, even for the
treasures of the holy things.
1 Chronicles 26 21
The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers`
[houses] belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.
The sons of Laadan, the sons of the Gershonites of Laadan, chief fathers of Laadan the
Gershonite: Jehieli;
Sons of Laadan: sons of the Gershonite, of Laadan, heads of the fathers of Laadan the
Gershonite: Jehieli.
1 Chronicles 26 22
The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of Yahweh.
the sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of
Jehovah.
Sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of
Jehovah,
1 Chronicles 26 23
Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites:
As to the Amramites, the Jizharites, the Hebronites, the Uzzielites....
for the Amramite, for the Izharite, for the Hebronite, for the Uzzielite.
1 Chronicles 26 24
and Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler over the treasures.
And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was overseer of the treasures.
And Shebuel son of Gershom, son of Moses, [is] president over the treasures.
1 Chronicles 26 25
His brothers: of Eliezer [came] Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and
Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son.
And his brethren, of Eliezer: Rehabiah his son, and Isaiah his son, and Joram his son, and
Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
And his brethren, of Eliezer, [are] Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and
Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
1 Chronicles 26 26
This Shelomoth and his brothers were over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which
David the king, and the heads of the fathers` [houses], the captains over thousands and
hundreds, and the captains of the host, had dedicated.
This Shelomith and his brethren were over all the treasures of the dedicated things,
which king David, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and
the captains of the host, had dedicated
This Shelomith and his brethren [are] over all the treasures of the holy things,
that David the king, and heads of the fathers, even heads of thousands, and of
hundreds, and heads of the host, sanctified;
1 Chronicles 26 27
Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.
(from the wars and out of the spoils had they dedicated [them], to maintain the house of
Jehovah),
from the battles, even from the spoil they sanctified to strengthen the house of
Jehovah;
1 Chronicles 26 28
All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of
Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth,
and of his brothers.
and all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab
the son of Zeruiah had dedicated: all that was dedicated was under the hand of
Shelomith and of his brethren.
and all that Samuel the seer, and Saul son of Kish, and Abner son of Ner, and Joab
son of Zeruiah sanctified, every one sanctifying [any thing -- it is] by the side of
Shelomith and his brethren.
1 Chronicles 26 29
Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers
and judges.
Of the Jizharites, Chenaniah and his sons were over Israel, for the outward business for
officers and judges.
Of the Izharite, Chenaniah and his sons [are] for the outward work over Israel, for
officers and for judges.
1 Chronicles 26 30
Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men of valor, one thousand seven hundred, had
the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the business of Yahweh, and for the
service of the king.
Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven
hundred, for the administration of Israel on this side Jordan westward, for all the
business of Jehovah, and for the service of the king.
Of the Hebronite, Hashabiah and his brethren, sons of valour, a thousand and
seven hundred, [are] over the inspection of Israel, beyond the Jordan westward,
for all the work of Jehovah, and for the service of the king.
1 Chronicles 26 31
Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites, according to their generations
by fathers` [houses]. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there
were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead.
Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the head; (as to the Hebronites, according to their families
according to the fathers: in the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for,
and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jaazer in Gilead;)
Of the Hebronite, Jerijah [is] the head, of the Hebronite, according to his
generations, for the fathers -- in the fortieth year of the reign of David they have
been sought out, and there are found among them mighty ones of valour, in Jazer
of Gilead --
1 Chronicles 26 32
His brothers, men of valor, were two thousand and seven hundred, heads of fathers` [houses],
whom king David made overseers over the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the
Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the affairs of the king.
and his brethren, men of valour, two thousand seven hundred chief fathers, whom king
David made rulers over the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half tribe of the
Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and the affairs of the king.
and his brethren, sons of valour, two thousand and seven hundred, [are] heads of
the fathers, and king David appointeth them over the Reubenite, and the Gadite,
and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, for every matter of God and matter of the
king.


Study Questions


How many lots were there? 24:4, 5

Who was in charge of song in the house of the LORD? 25:6

How many were instructed in the songs of the LORD? 25:7

Who received the fifth lot? 25:12

How many sons of Obededom were able to serve? 25:8

Who was ruler of the treasures? 26:24

Who ruled over the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh? 26:31, 32