31:11 Hezekiah ordered that storerooms be prepared in the Lord’s temple. When this was done, 1 31:12 they brought in the contributions, tithes, 2 and consecrated items that had been offered. 3 Konaniah, a Levite, was in charge of all this, assisted by his brother Shimei. 31:13 Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismakiah, Mahath, and Benaiah worked under the supervision of Konaniah and his brother Shimei, as directed by King Hezekiah and Azariah, the supervisor of God’s temple.
31:14 Kore son of Imnah, a Levite and the guard on the east side, was in charge of the voluntary offerings made to God and disbursed the contributions made to the Lord and the consecrated items. 31:15 In the cities of the priests, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah faithfully assisted him in making disbursements to their fellow priests 4 according to their divisions, regardless of age. 5 31:16 They made disbursements to all the males three years old and up who were listed in the genealogical records – to all who would enter the Lord’s temple to serve on a daily basis and fulfill their duties as assigned to their divisions. 6 31:17 They made disbursements to the priests listed in the genealogical records by their families, and to the Levites twenty years old and up, according to their duties as assigned to their divisions, 31:18 and to all the infants, wives, sons, and daughters of the entire assembly listed in the genealogical records, for they faithfully consecrated themselves. 31:19 As for the descendants of Aaron, the priests who lived in the outskirts of all their cities, 7 men were assigned 8 to disburse portions to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed in the genealogical records.
1 tn Heb “and they prepared.”
2 tn Heb “tenth.”
3 tn Heb “and holy things in faithfulness.”
4 tn Heb “to their brothers.”
5 tn Heb “like great, like small” (i.e., old and young alike).
6 tn Heb “in addition enrolling them by males from a son of three years and upwards, to everyone who enters the house of the
7 tn Heb “the priests in the fields of the pastureland of their cities in every city and city.”
8 tn Heb “designated by names.”