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1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34

12To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, were given duties like their relatives to minister in the house of the LORD.13They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers’ households, for every gate.14The lot to the east fell to Shelemiah. Then they cast lots for his son Zechariah, a counselor with insight, and his lot came out to the north.15For Obed-edom it fell to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.16For Shuppim and Hosah it was to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard.17On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.18At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar.19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.

Keepers of the Treasure

20The Levites, their relatives, had charge of the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the dedicated gifts.21The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, namely, the Jehielites, were the heads of the fathers’ households, belonging to Ladan the Gershonite.

22The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, had charge of the treasures of the house of the LORD.23As for the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites,24Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer over the treasures.25His relatives by Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son and Shelomoth his son.26This Shelomoth and his relatives had charge of all the treasures of the dedicated gifts which King David and the heads of the fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and the commanders of the army, had dedicated.27They dedicated part of the spoil won in battles to repair the house of the LORD.28And all that Samuel the seer had dedicated and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had dedicated anything, all of this was in the care of Shelomoth and his relatives.

Outside Duties

29As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges.30As for the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had charge of the affairs of Israel west of the Jordan, for all the work of the LORD and the service of the king.31As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief (these Hebronites were investigated according to their genealogies and fathers’ households, in the fortieth year of David’s reign, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead)32and his relatives, capable men, were 2,700 in number, heads of fathers’ households. And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning all the affairs of God and of the king.

Commanders of the Army

1Now this is the enumeration of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all the affairs of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division numbering 24,000:

2Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel had charge of the first division for the first month; and in his division were 24,000.3He was from the sons of Perez, and was chief of all the commanders of the army for the first month.4Dodai the Ahohite and his division had charge of the division for the second month, Mikloth being the chief officer; and in his division were 24,000.5The third commander of the army for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, as chief; and in his division were 24,000.6This Benaiah was the mighty man of the thirty, and had charge of thirty; and over his division was Ammizabad his son.7The fourth for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division were 24,000.8The fifth for the fifth month was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his division were 24,000.9The sixth for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; and in his division were 24,000.10The seventh for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000.11The eighth for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000.12The ninth for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites; and in his division were 24,000.13The tenth for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000.14The eleventh for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000.15The twelfth for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel; and in his division were 24,000.

Chief Officers of the Tribes

16Now in charge of the tribes of Israel: chief officer for the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;17for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;18for Judah, Elihu, one of David’s brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;19for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;20for the sons of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;21for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;22for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.23But David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.24Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.

Various Overseers

25Now Azmaveth the son of Adiel had charge of the king’s storehouses. And Jonathan the son of Uzziah had charge of the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towers.26Ezri the son of Chelub had charge of the agricultural workers who tilled the soil.27Shimei the Ramathite had charge of the vineyards; and Zabdi the Shiphmite had charge of the produce of the vineyards stored in the wine cellars.28Baal-hanan the Gederite had charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah; and Joash had charge of the stores of oil.29Shitrai the Sharonite had charge of the cattle which were grazing in Sharon; and Shaphat the son of Adlai had charge of the cattle in the valleys.30Obil the Ishmaelite had charge of the camels; and Jehdeiah the Meronothite had charge of the donkeys.31Jaziz the Hagrite had charge of the flocks. All these were overseers of the property which belonged to King David.

Counselors

32Also Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni tutored the king’s sons.33Ahithophel was counselor to the king; and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.34Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel; and Joab was the commander of the king’s army.

Romans 4:13-5:5

13For the promise to Abraham or to his descendants that he would be heir of the world was not through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith.14For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise is nullified;15for the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation.

16For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,17(as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.18In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO SHALL YOURDESCENDANTS BE.”19Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;20yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,21and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.22Therefore IT WAS ALSO CREDITED TO HIM ASRIGHTEOUSNESS.23Now not for his sake only was it written that it was credited to him,24but for our sake also, to whom it will be credited, as those who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,25He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.

Results of Justification

1Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;4and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Proverbs 19:17

17One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD,

And He will repay him for his good deed.