The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, wrote down their names before the king, the officials, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the leaders of the priestly and Levite families. One family was drawn by lot from Eleazar, and then the next from Ithamar. 1
For it is clear that our Lord is descended from Judah, yet Moses said nothing about priests in connection with that tribe.
Then the one who brought the offering 1 must remove all its fat (just as the fat of the sheep is removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer them up in smoke on the altar on top of the other gifts of the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 2 on his behalf for his sin which he has committed and he will be forgiven. 3
The priest must then examine the infection 1 on the skin of the body, and if the hair 2 in the infection has turned white and the infection appears to be deeper than the skin of the body, 3 then it is a diseased infection, 4 so when the priest examines it 5 he must pronounce the person unclean. 6
The priest must then examine it again on the seventh day, 1 and if 2 the infection has faded and has not spread on the skin, then the priest is to pronounce the person clean. 3 It is a scab, 4 so he must wash his clothes 5 and be clean.
the priest must examine it, 1 and if 2 the hair has turned white in the bright spot and it appears to be deeper than the skin, 3 it is a disease that has broken out in the burn. 4 The priest is to pronounce the person unclean. 5 It is a diseased infection. 6
Then the king said to the messengers 1 who were stationed beside him, “Turn and kill the priests of the Lord, for they too have sided 2 with David! They knew he was fleeing, but they did not inform me.” But the king’s servants refused to harm 3 the priests of the Lord.
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests, 1 and the guards 2 to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the items that were used in the worship of 3 Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. 4 The king 5 burned them outside of Jerusalem in the terraces 6 of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. 7
The priests stood in their assigned spots, along with the Levites who had the musical instruments used for praising the Lord. 1 (These were the ones King David made for giving thanks to the Lord and which were used by David when he offered praise, saying, “Certainly his loyal love endures.”) 2 Opposite the Levites, 3 the priests were blowing the trumpets, while all Israel stood there.
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
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.
Manasseh and Ephraim were born to Joseph in the land of Egypt. Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On, 1 bore them to him.
and anoint them just as you anointed their father, so that they may minister as my priests; their anointing will make them a priesthood that will continue throughout their generations.”
He must do with the rest of the bull just as he did with the bull of the sin offering; this is what he must do with it. 1 So the priest will make atonement 2 on their behalf and they will be forgiven. 3