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1 Chronicles 26:1-32
1. These are the divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites, there was Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the family of Asaph.
2. The sons of Meshelemiah were Zechariah (the oldest), Jediael (the second), Zebadiah (the third), Jathniel (the fourth),
3. Elam (the fifth), Jehohanan (the sixth), and Eliehoenai (the seventh).
4. The sons of Obed-edom, also gatekeepers, were Shemaiah (the oldest), Jehozabad (the second), Joah (the third), Sacar (the fourth), Nethanel (the fifth),
5. Ammiel (the sixth), Issachar (the seventh), and Peullethai (the eighth). God had richly blessed Obed-edom.
6. Obed-edom's son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.
7. Their names were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. Their relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were also very capable men.
8. All of these descendants of Obed-edom, including their sons and grandsons--sixty-two of them in all--were very capable men, well qualified for their work.
9. Meshelemiah's eighteen sons and relatives were also very capable men.
10. Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed Shimri as the leader among his sons, though he was not the oldest.
11. His other sons included Hilkiah (the second), Tebaliah (the third), and Zechariah (the fourth). Hosah's sons and relatives, who served as gatekeepers, numbered thirteen in all.
12. These divisions of the gatekeepers were named for their family leaders, and like the other Levites, they served at the house of the LORD.
13. They were assigned by families for guard duty at the various gates, without regard to age or training, for it was all decided by means of sacred lots.
14. The responsibility for the east gate went to Meshelemiah and his group. The north gate was assigned to his son Zechariah, a man of unusual wisdom.
15. The south gate went to Obed-edom, and his sons were put in charge of the storehouses.
16. Shuppim and Hosah were assigned the west gate and the gateway leading up to the Temple. Guard duties were divided evenly.
17. Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two to each of the storehouses.
18. Six were assigned each day to the west gate, four to the gateway leading up to the Temple, and two to the courtyard.
19. These were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the clans of Korah and Merari.
20. Other Levites, led by Ahijah, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the storerooms.
21. From the family of Libni in the clan of Gershon, Jehiel was the leader.
22. The sons of Jehiel, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
23. These are the leaders that descended from Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel:
24. From the clan of Amram, Shebuel was a descendant of Gershom son of Moses. He was the chief officer of the treasuries.
25. His relatives through Eliezer were Rehabiah, Jeshaiah, Joram, Zicri, and Shelomoth.
26. Shelomoth and his relatives were in charge of the treasuries that held all the things dedicated to the LORD by King David, the family leaders, and the generals and captains and other officers of the army.
27. These men had dedicated some of the plunder they had gained in battle to maintain the house of the LORD.
28. Shelomoth and his relatives also cared for the items dedicated to the LORD by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah. All the other dedicated items were in their care, too.
29. From the clan of Izhar came Kenaniah. He and his sons were appointed to serve as public administrators and judges throughout Israel.
30. From the clan of Hebron came Hashabiah. He and his relatives--seventeen hundred capable men--were put in charge of the Israelite lands west of the Jordan River. They were responsible for all matters related to the things of the LORD and the service of the king in that area.
31. Also from the clan of Hebron came Jeriah, who was the leader of the Hebronites according to the genealogical records. (In the fortieth year of David's reign, a search was made in the records, and capable men from the clan of Hebron were found at Jazer in the land of Gilead.)
32. There were twenty-seven hundred capable men among the relatives of Jeriah. King David sent them to the east side of the Jordan River and put them in charge of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh. They were responsible for all matters related to the things of God and the service of the king.

1 Chronicles 27:1-34
1. This is the list of Israelite generals and captains, and their officers, who served the king by supervising the army divisions that were on duty each month of the year. Each division served for one month and had twenty-four thousand troops.
2. Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was commander of the first division, which was on duty during the first month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
3. He was a descendant of Perez and was in charge of all the army officers for the first month.
4. Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah, was commander of the second division, which was on duty during the second month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division, and Mikloth was his chief officer.
5. Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest was commander of the third division, which was on duty during the third month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
6. This was the Benaiah who commanded David's elite military group known as the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was his chief officer.
7. Asahel, the brother of Joab, was commander of the fourth division, which was on duty during the fourth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division. Asahel was succeeded by his son Zebadiah.
8. Shammah the Izrahite was commander of the fifth division, which was on duty during the fifth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
9. Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa was commander of the sixth division, which was on duty during the sixth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
10. Helez, a descendant of Ephraim from Pelon, was commander of the seventh division, which was on duty during the seventh month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
11. Sibbecai, a descendant of Zerah from Hushah, was commander of the eighth division, which was on duty during the eighth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
12. Abiezer from Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin was commander of the ninth division, which was on duty during the ninth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
13. Maharai, a descendant of Zerah from Netophah, was commander of the tenth division, which was on duty during the tenth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
14. Benaiah from Pirathon in Ephraim was commander of the eleventh division, which was on duty during the eleventh month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
15. Heled, a descendant of Othniel from Netophah, was commander of the twelfth division, which was on duty during the twelfth month. There were twenty-four thousand troops in his division.
16. The following were the tribes of Israel and their leaders: Reuben...............Eliezer son of Zicri Simeon......... Shephatiah son of Maacah
17. Levi............ Hashabiah son of Kemuel Aaron (the priests)................ Zadok
18. Judah........... Elihu (a brother of David) Issachar............. Omri son of Michael
19. Zebulun.......... Ishmaiah son of Obadiah Naphtali........... Jeremoth son of Azriel
20. Ephraim........... Hoshea son of Azaziah Manasseh (west)....... Joel son of Pedaiah
21. Manasseh (east ).... Iddo son of Zechariah Benjamin............ Jaasiel son of Abner
22. Dan............... Azarel son of Jeroham These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
23. When David took his census, he did not count those who were younger than twenty years of age, because the LORD had promised to make the Israelites as numerous as the stars in heaven.
24. Joab began the census but never finished it because the anger of God broke out against Israel. The final total was never recorded in King David's official records.
25. Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the palace treasuries. Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the regional treasuries throughout the towns, villages, and fortresses of Israel.
26. Ezri son of Kelub was in charge of the field workers who farmed the king's lands.
27. Shimei from Ramah was in charge of the king's vineyards. Zabdi from Shepham was responsible for the grapes and the supplies of wine.
28. Baal-hanan from Geder was in charge of the king's olive groves and sycamore-fig trees in the foothills of Judah. Joash was responsible for the supplies of olive oil.
29. Shitrai from Sharon was in charge of the cattle on the Sharon Plain. Shaphat son of Adlai was responsible for the cattle in the valleys.
30. Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels. Jehdeiah from Meronoth was in charge of the donkeys.
31. Jaziz the Hagrite was in charge of the king's sheep. All these officials were overseers of King David's property.
32. Jonathan, David's uncle, was a wise counselor to the king, a man of great insight, and a scribe. Jehiel the Hacmonite was responsible to teach the king's sons.
33. Ahithophel was the royal adviser. Hushai the Arkite was the king's friend.
34. Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada son of Benaiah and by Abiathar. Joab was commander of the Israelite army.

Psalms 78:56-66
56. Yet though he did all this for them, they continued to test his patience. They rebelled against the Most High and refused to follow his decrees.
57. They turned back and were as faithless as their parents had been. They were as useless as a crooked bow.
58. They made God angry by building altars to other gods; they made him jealous with their idols.
59. When God heard them, he was very angry, and he rejected Israel completely.
60. Then he abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh, the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people.
61. He allowed the Ark of his might to be captured; he surrendered his glory into enemy hands.
62. He gave his people over to be butchered by the sword, because he was so angry with his own people--his special possession.
63. Their young men were killed by fire; their young women died before singing their wedding songs.
64. Their priests were slaughtered, and their widows could not mourn their deaths.
65. Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep, like a mighty man aroused from a drunken stupor.
66. He routed his enemies and sent them to eternal shame.

Proverbs 20:4-5
4. If you are too lazy to plow in the right season, you will have no food at the harvest.
5. Though good advice lies deep within a person's heart, the wise will draw it out.

Acts 10:1-23
1. In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment.
2. He was a devout man who feared the God of Israel, as did his entire household. He gave generously to charity and was a man who regularly prayed to God.
3. One afternoon about three o'clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. "Cornelius!" the angel said.
4. Cornelius stared at him in terror. "What is it, sir?" he asked the angel. And the angel replied, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have not gone unnoticed by God!
5. Now send some men down to Joppa to find a man named Simon Peter.
6. He is staying with Simon, a leatherworker who lives near the shore. Ask him to come and visit you."
7. As soon as the angel was gone, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier, one of his personal attendants.
8. He told them what had happened and sent them off to Joppa.
9. The next day as Cornelius's messengers were nearing the city, Peter went up to the flat roof to pray. It was about noon,
10. and he was hungry. But while lunch was being prepared, he fell into a trance.
11. He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners.
12. In the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds.
13. Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat them."
14. "Never, Lord," Peter declared. "I have never in all my life eaten anything forbidden by our Jewish laws. "
15. The voice spoke again, "If God says something is acceptable, don't say it isn't."
16. The same vision was repeated three times. Then the sheet was pulled up again to heaven.
17. Peter was very perplexed. What could the vision mean? Just then the men sent by Cornelius found the house and stood outside at the gate.
18. They asked if this was the place where Simon Peter was staying.
19. Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, "Three men have come looking for you.
20. Go down and go with them without hesitation. All is well, for I have sent them."
21. So Peter went down and said, "I'm the man you are looking for. Why have you come?"
22. They said, "We were sent by Cornelius, a Roman officer. He is a devout man who fears the God of Israel and is well respected by all the Jews. A holy angel instructed him to send for you so you can go to his house and give him a message."
23. So Peter invited the men to be his guests for the night. The next day he went with them, accompanied by some other believers from Joppa.