Bible Cross References
having charge
Ezekiel 44:14
I am assigning to them the menial work that is to be done in the Temple."
Ezekiel 40:45
The man told me that the room which faced south was for the priests who served in the Temple,
1 Chronicles 26:1-19
These are the assignments of work for the Levites who served as Temple guards. From the clan of Korah there was Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the family of Asaph.
He had seven sons, listed in order of age: Zechariah, Jediael, Zebadiah, Jathniel,
Elam, Jehohanan, and Eliehoenai.
There was also Obed Edom, whom God blessed by giving him eight sons, listed in order of age: Shemaiah, Jehozabad, Joah, Sachar, Nethanel,
Ammiel, Issachar, and Peullethai.
Obed Edom's oldest son, Shemaiah, had six sons: Othni, Rephael, Obed, Elzabad, Elihu, and Semachiah. They were important men in their clan because of their great ability; the last two were especially talented.
(SEE 26:6)
Obed Edom's family furnished a total of sixty-two highly qualified men for this work.
Meshelemiah's family furnished eighteen qualified men.
From the clan of Merari there was Hosah, who had four sons: Shimri (his father made him the leader, even though he was not the oldest son),
Hilkiah, Tebaliah, and Zechariah. In all there were thirteen members of Hosah's family who were Temple guards.
The Temple guards were divided into groups, according to families, and they were assigned duties in the Temple, just as the other Levites were.
Each family, regardless of size, drew lots to see which gate it would be responsible for.
Shelemiah drew the east gate, and his son Zechariah, a man who always gave good advice, drew the north gate.
Obed Edom was allotted the south gate, and his sons were allotted to guard the storerooms.
Shuppim and Hosah were allotted the west gate and the Shallecheth Gate on the upper road. Guard duty was divided into assigned periods, one after another.
On the east, six guards were on duty each day, on the north, four, and on the south, four. Four guards were stationed at the storerooms daily, two at each storeroom.
Near the western pavilion there were four guards by the road and two at the pavilion itself.
This is the assignment of guard duty to the clan of Korah and the clan of Merari.
shall slay
2 Chronicles 29:34
Since there were not enough priests to kill all these animals, the Levites helped them until the work was finished. By then more priests had made themselves ritually clean. (The Levites were more faithful in keeping ritually clean than the priests were.)
2 Chronicles 30:17
Because many of the people were not ritually clean, they could not kill the Passover lambs, so the Levites did it for them and dedicated the lambs to the LORD.
2 Chronicles 35:10
When everything was arranged for the Passover, the priests and the Levites took their posts, as commanded by the king.
2 Chronicles 35:11
After the lambs and goats had been killed, the Levites skinned them, and the priests sprinkled the blood on the altar.
and they
Numbers 16:9
Do you consider it a small matter that the God of Israel has set you apart from the rest of the community, so that you can approach him, perform your service in the LORD's Tent, and minister to the community and serve them?
Numbers 18:6
I am the one who has chosen your relatives the Levites from among the Israelites as a gift to you. They are dedicated to me, so that they can carry out their duties in the Tent.