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1 Chronicles 26:1-32
1. As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
2. And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
3. Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
4. And Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
5. Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth, for God blessed him.
6. Also to his son Shemaiah were sons born who were rulers in their fathers' houses, for they were men of great ability.
7. The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers were able men, Elihu and Semachiah.
8. All these were of the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and brothers, able men qualified for the service; sixty-two of Obed-edom.
9. And Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, able men, eighteen.
10. And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief),
11. Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen.
12. These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their chief men, had duties, just as their brothers did, ministering in the house of the LORD.
13. And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates.
14. The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north.
15. Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse.
16. For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch.
17. On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse.
18. And for the colonnade on the west there were four at the road and two at the colonnade.
19. These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari.
20. And of the Levites, Ahijah had charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated gifts.
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.
22. The sons of Jehieli, Zetham, and Joel his brother, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
23. Of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites-
24. and Shebuel the son of Gershom, son of Moses, was chief officer in charge of the treasuries.
25. His brothers: from Eliezer were his son Rehabiah, and his son Jeshaiah, and his son Joram, and his son Zichri, and his son Shelomoth.
26. This Shelomoth and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries of the dedicated gifts that David the king and the heads of the fathers' houses and the officers of the thousands and the hundreds and the commanders of the army had dedicated.
27. From spoil won in battles they dedicated gifts for the maintenance of the house of the LORD.
28. Also 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 dedicated gifts were in the care of Shelomoth and his brothers.
29. Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were appointed to external duties for Israel, as officers and judges.
30. Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, 1,700 men of ability, had the oversight of Israel westward of the Jordan for all the work of the LORD and for the service of the king.
31. Of the Hebronites, Jerijah was chief of the Hebronites of whatever genealogy or fathers' houses. (In the fortieth year of David's reign search was made and men of great ability among them were found at Jazer in Gilead.)
32. King David appointed him and his brothers, 2,700 men of ability, heads of fathers' houses, to have the oversight of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites for everything pertaining to God and for the affairs of the king.

1 Chronicles 27:1-34
1. This is the number of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers' houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year, each division numbering 24,000:
2. Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division in the first month; in his division were 24,000.
3. He was a descendant of Perez and was chief of all the commanders. He served for the first month.
4. Dodai the Ahohite was in charge of the division of the second month; in his division were 24,000.
5. The third commander, for the third month, was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the chief priest; in his division were 24,000.
6. This is the Benaiah who was a mighty man of the thirty and in command of the thirty; Ammizabad his son was in charge of his division.
7. Asahel the brother of Joab was fourth, for the fourth month, and his son Zebadiah after him; in his division were 24,000.
8. The fifth commander, for the fifth month, was Shamhuth the Izrahite; in his division were 24,000.
9. Sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira, the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; in his division were 24,000.
10. Seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000.
11. Eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000.
12. Ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer of Anathoth, a Benjaminite; in his division were 24,000.
13. Tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai of Netophah, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000.
14. Eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah of Pirathon, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000.
15. Twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel; in his division were 24,000.
16. Over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites, Eliezer the son of Zichri was chief officer; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;
17. for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;
18. for Judah, Elihu, one of David's brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;
19. for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;
20. for the Ephraimites, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;
21. for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;
22. for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
23. David did not count those below twenty years of age, for the LORD had promised to make Israel as many as the stars of heaven.
24. Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but did not finish. Yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David.
25. Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah;
26. and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub;
27. and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite.
28. Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash.
29. Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai.
30. Over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite.
31. All these were stewards of King David's property.
32. Jonathan, David's uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king's sons.
33. Ahithophel was the king's counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend.
34. Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king's army.

Psalms 78:56-66
56. Yet they tested and rebelled against the Most High God and did not keep his testimonies,
57. but turned away and acted treacherously like their fathers; they twisted like a deceitful bow.
58. For they provoked him to anger with their high places; they moved him to jealousy with their idols.
59. When God heard, he was full of wrath, and he utterly rejected Israel.
60. He forsook his dwelling at Shiloh, the tent where he dwelt among mankind,
61. and delivered his power to captivity, his glory to the hand of the foe.
62. He gave his people over to the sword and vented his wrath on his heritage.
63. Fire devoured their young men, and their young women had no marriage song.
64. Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation.
65. Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, like a strong man shouting because of wine.
66. And he put his adversaries to rout; he put them to everlasting shame.

Proverbs 20:4-5
4. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
5. The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Acts 10:1-23
1. At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort,
2. a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God.
3. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, "Cornelius."
4. And he stared at him in terror and said, "What is it, Lord?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
5. And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter.
6. He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the seaside."
7. When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him,
8. and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
9. The next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
10. And he became hungry and wanted something to eat, but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance
11. and saw the heavens opened and something like a great sheet descending, being let down by its four corners upon the earth.
12. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air.
13. And there came a voice to him: "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."
14. But Peter said, "By no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean."
15. And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has made clean, do not call common."
16. This happened three times, and the thing was taken up at once to heaven.
17. Now while Peter was inwardly perplexed as to what the vision that he had seen might mean, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having made inquiry for Simon's house, stood at the gate
18. and called out to ask whether Simon who was called Peter was lodging there.
19. And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you.
20. Rise and go down and accompany them without hesitation, for I have sent them."
21. And Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for your coming?"
22. And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and to hear what you have to say."
23. So he invited them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him.