Dodai the Ahohite was in charge of the division assigned the second month; Mikloth was the next in rank. 1 His division consisted of 24,000 men.
Some of the Judean divisions of the Levites settled in Benjamin.
Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division, which was assigned the first month. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
These were the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah and Merari.
David divided them into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
The divisions of Aaron’s descendants were as follows: The sons of Aaron: Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
The divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites: Meshelemiah, son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.
These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their leaders, had assigned responsibilities, like their relatives, as they served in the Lord’s temple.
Benaiah was the leader of the thirty warriors and his division; his son was Ammizabad. 1
The fifth, assigned the fifth month, was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
The sixth, assigned the sixth month, was Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
The eighth, assigned the eighth month, was Sibbekai the Hushathite, a Zerahite. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
The ninth, assigned the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite, a Benjaminite. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
The tenth, assigned the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, a Zerahite. His division consisted of 24,000 men.
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,
Prepare yourselves by your families according to your divisions, as instructed 1 by King David of Israel and his son Solomon.
Preparations were made, 1 and the priests stood at their posts and the Levites in their divisions as prescribed by the king.
This is the land which you will allot to the tribes of Israel, and these are their portions, declares the sovereign Lord.
What follows is a list of Israelite family leaders and commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, as well as their officers who served the king in various matters. Each division was assigned to serve for one month during the year; each consisted of 24,000 men. 1
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