Furthermore, be aware of the fact 1 that you have no authority to impose tax, tribute, or toll on any of the priests, the Levites, the musicians, the doorkeepers, the temple servants, or the attendants at the temple of this God.
“Take a census 1 of the Kohathites from among the Levites, by their families and by their clans,
The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the clans of the Levites by their families. 1
Serving beside him was his fellow Levite Asaph, 1 son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,
Whatever someone among the Levites might redeem – the sale of a house which is his property in a city – must revert in the jubilee, 1 because the houses of the cities of the Levites are their property in the midst of the Israelites.
The Levite 1 said to him, “We are traveling from Bethlehem 2 in Judah to the remote region of the Ephraimite hill country. That’s where I’m from. I had business in Bethlehem in Judah, but now I’m heading home. 3 But no one has invited me into their home.
I gave instructions 1 that Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a certain Levite named Pedaiah be put in charge of 2 the storerooms, and that Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, be their assistant, 3 for they were regarded as trustworthy. It was then their responsibility to oversee the distribution to their colleagues. 4
The Merarite clans (the remaining Levites) were allotted twelve cities.
he serves to this day at the King’s Gate on the east. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the descendants of Levi.
David summoned the priests Zadok and Abiathar, along with the Levites Uriel, Asaiah, Joel, Shemaiah, Eliel, and Amminadab.
The descendants of Levi were recorded in the Book of the Chronicles 1 as heads of families up to the days of Johanan son of Eliashib.
Now the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, daughter of Levi, who was born 1 to Levi in Egypt. And to Amram she bore Aaron, Moses, and Miriam their sister.
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint some of their relatives as musicians; they were to play various instruments, including stringed instruments and cymbals, and to sing loudly and joyfully. 1
Konaniah and his brothers Shemaiah and Nethanel, along with Hashabiah, Jeiel, and Jozabad, the officials of the Levites, supplied the Levites with 5,000 Passover sacrifices and 500 cattle.
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.