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Psalm 139:13-14For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.

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1 Chronicles chapter 25

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Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service [some] of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who [were] to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; and the number of those who performed their service was:
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Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asharelah; the sons of Asaph [were] under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.
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Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the LORD.
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Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.
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All these [were] the sons of Heman the king's seer to exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.
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All these were under the direction of their father to sing in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman [were] under the direction of the king.
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Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, [was] 288.
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They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher [as well] as the pupil.
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Now the first lot came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons [were] twelve;
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the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
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for the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, twelve.

1 Chronicles chapter 26

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For the divisions of the gatekeepers [there were] of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
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Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
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Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.
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Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
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Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh [and] Peullethai the eighth; God had indeed blessed him.
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Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.
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The sons of Shemaiah [were] Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers, Elihu and Semachiah, were valiant men.
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All these [were] of the sons of Obed-edom; they and their sons and their relatives [were] able men with strength for the service, 62 from Obed-edom.
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Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, 18 valiant men.
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Also Hosah, [one] of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),
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Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah [were] 13.
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To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, [were given] duties like their relatives to minister in the house of the LORD.
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They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers' households, for every gate.
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The 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.
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For Obed-edom [it fell] to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.
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For Shuppim and Hosah [it was] to the west, by the gate of Shallecheth, on the ascending highway. Guard corresponded to guard.
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On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.
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At the Parbar on the west [there were] four at the highway and two at the Parbar.
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These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.
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The Levites, their relatives, had charge of the treasures of the house of God and of the treasures of the dedicated gifts.
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The 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.
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The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, had charge of the treasures of the house of the LORD.
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As for the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites and the Uzzielites,
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Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was officer over the treasures.
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His relatives by Eliezer [were] Rehabiah his son, Jeshaiah his son, Joram his son, Zichri his son and Shelomoth his son.
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This 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.
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They dedicated part of the spoil won in battles to repair the house of the LORD.
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And 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.
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As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were [assigned] to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges.
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As 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.
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As 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)
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and 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.

1 Chronicles chapter 27

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Now [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:
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Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel had charge of the first division for the first month; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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[He was] from the sons of Perez, [and was] chief of all the commanders of the army for the first month.
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Dodai 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.
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The 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.
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This Benaiah [was] the mighty man of the thirty, and had charge of thirty; and over his division was Ammizabad his son.
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The fourth for the fourth month [was] Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The fifth for the fifth month [was] the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The sixth for the sixth month [was] Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The seventh for the seventh month [was] Helez the Pelonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The eighth for the eighth month [was] Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The ninth for the ninth month [was] Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The tenth for the tenth month [was] Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The eleventh for the eleventh month [was] Benaiah the Pirathonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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The twelfth for the twelfth month [was] Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel; and in his division [were] 24,000.
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Now 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;
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for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;
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for Judah, Elihu, [one] of David's brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;
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for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;
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for the sons of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;
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for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;
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for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These [were] the princes of the tribes of Israel.
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But 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.
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Joab 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.
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Now 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.
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Ezri the son of Chelub had charge of the agricultural workers who tilled the soil.
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Shimei the Ramathite had charge of the vineyards; and Zabdi the Shiphmite had charge of the produce of the vineyards [stored] in the wine cellars.
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Baal-hanan the Gederite had charge of the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah; and Joash had charge of the stores of oil.
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Shitrai 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.
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Obil the Ishmaelite had charge of the camels; and Jehdeiah the Meronothite had charge of the donkeys.
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Jaziz the Hagrite had charge of the flocks. All these were overseers of the property which belonged to King David.
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Also 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.
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Ahithophel [was] counselor to the king; and Hushai the Archite [was] the king's friend.
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Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel; and Joab was the commander of the king's army.

1 Thessalonians chapter 4

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Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us [instruction] as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
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For you know what commandments we gave you by [the authority of] the Lord Jesus.
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For this is the will of God, your sanctification; [that is], that you abstain from sexual immorality;
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that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
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not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
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[and] that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is [the] avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned [you].
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For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification.
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So, he who rejects [this] is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
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Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for [anyone] to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
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for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
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and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
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so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
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But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.
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For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
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For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
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For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of [the] archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
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Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
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Therefore comfort one another with these words.