26 1 As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Ko'rahites, Meshelemi'ah the son of Ko're, of the sons of Asaph. 26 2 And Meshelemi'ah had sons: Zechari'ah the first-born, Jedi'a-el the second, Zebadi'ah the third, Jath'ni-el the fourth, 26 3 Elam the fifth, Jehoha'nan the sixth, Eli-e-ho-e'nai the seventh. 26 4 And O'bed-e'dom had sons: Shemai'ah the first-born, Jehoz'abad the second, Jo'ah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethan'el the fifth, 26 5 Am'mi-el the sixth, Is'sachar the seventh, Pe-ul'lethai the eighth; for God blessed him. 26 6 Also to his son Shemai'ah were sons born who were rulers in their fathers' houses, for they were men of great ability. 26 7 The sons of Shemai'ah: Othni, Reph'a-el, Obed, and Elza'bad, whose brethren were able men, Eli'hu and Semachi'ah. 26 8 All these were of the sons of O'bed-e'dom with their sons and brethren, able men qualified for the service; sixty-two of O'bed-e'dom. 26 9 And Meshelemi'ah had sons and brethren, able men, eighteen. 26 10 And Hosah, of the sons of Merar'i, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the first-born, his father made him chief), 26 11 Hilki'ah the second, Tebali'ah the third, Zechari'ah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah were thirteen.
26 12 These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their chief men, had duties, just as their brethren did, ministering in the house of the LORD; 26 13 and they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates. 26 14 The lot for the east fell to Shelemi'ah. They cast lots also for his son Zechari'ah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north. 26 15 O'bed-e'dom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the storehouse. 26 16 For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shal'lecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch. 26 17 On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the storehouse; 26 18 and for the parbar on the west there were four at the road and two at the parbar. 26 19 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Ko'rahites and the sons of Merar'i.