The officers of the units of hundreds did just as 1 Jehoiada the priest ordered. Each of them took his men, those who were on duty during the Sabbath as well as those who were off duty on the Sabbath, and reported 2 to Jehoiada the priest.
The two units who are off duty on the Sabbath will guard the Lord’s temple and protect the king. 1
So I purified them of everything foreign, and I assigned specific 1 duties to the priests and the Levites.
The Levites and all the men of Judah 1 did just as Jehoiada the priest ordered. Each of them took his men, those who were on duty during the Sabbath as well as those who were off duty on the Sabbath. Jehoiada the priest did not release his divisions from their duties.
They cast lots to determine their responsibilities – oldest as well as youngest, teacher as well as student. 1
As for the Izharites: Kenaniah and his sons were given responsibilities outside the temple 1 as officers and judges over Israel.
The musicians and Levite family leaders stayed in rooms at the sanctuary 1 and were exempt from other duties, for day and night they had to carry out their assigned tasks.
So with these things prepared like this, the priests enter continually into the outer tent 1 as they perform their duties.
He appointed the priests to fulfill their duties and encouraged them to carry out their service in the Lord’s temple.
As his father David had decreed, Solomon 1 appointed the divisions of the priests to do their assigned tasks, the Levitical orders to lead worship and help the priests with their daily tasks, 2 and the divisions of the gatekeepers to serve at their assigned gates. 3 This was what David the man of God had ordered. 4
You will be responsible for the care of the sanctuary and the care of the altar, so that there will be 1 no more wrath on the Israelites.
He ordered them, “This is what you must do. One third of the unit that is on duty during the Sabbath will guard the royal palace.
These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their leaders, had assigned responsibilities, like their relatives, as they served in the Lord’s temple.
This is what you must do. One third of you priests and Levites who are on duty during the Sabbath will guard the doors.
If brothers live together and one of them dies without having a son, the dead man’s wife must not remarry someone outside the family. Instead, her late husband’s brother must go to her, marry her, 1 and perform the duty of a brother-in-law. 2