the woven garments for serving in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to minister as priests.”
The appointed responsibilities of the Merarites included the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets, its utensils, plus all the service connected with these things, 1
Then Saul sent word to Jesse saying, “Let David be my servant, for I really like him.” 1
Some of them were in charge of the articles used by those who served; they counted them when they brought them in and when they brought them out. 1
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.
David, Zadok (a descendant of Eleazar), and Ahimelech (a descendant of Ithamar) divided them into groups to carry out their assigned responsibilities. 1
This was the order in which they carried out their assigned responsibilities when they entered the Lord’s temple, according to the regulations given them by their ancestor 1 Aaron, just as the Lord God of Israel had instructed him. 2
and Amasiah son of Zikri, who volunteered to serve the Lord, led 200,000 skilled warriors.
When the Lord gives you relief from your suffering and anxiety, 1 and from the hard labor which you were made to perform,
I am grateful to the one who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me faithful in putting me into ministry,
Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from his family (the Korahites) were assigned to guard the entrance to the sanctuary. 1 Their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the Lord’s dwelling place. 2
When 1 the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, 2 then you will keep 3 this ceremony 4 in this month.
Does it seem too small a thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the community of Israel to bring you near to himself, to perform the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
All these were the descendants of Asher. They were the leaders of their families, the most capable men, who were warriors and served as head chiefs. There were 26,000 warriors listed in their genealogical records as capable of doing battle. 1