8 They cast lots for shifts on the principle of “small and great alike, like master like apprentice.”
va-ya-PEE-lu go-ra-LOT mish-ME-ret l’-u-MAT ka-ka-TON ka-ga-DOL may-VEEN im tal-MEED
ח וַיַּפִּילוּ גּוֹרָלוֹת מִשְׁמֶרֶת לְעֻמַּת כַּקָּטֹן כַּגָּדוֹל מֵבִין עִם־תַּלְמִיד׃
25:8 They cast lots
The Leviim are to sing and prepare the sacrifices in the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim. Just as the Kohanim, who actually perform the sacrificial order, are divided into twenty-four separate groups and then ordered by lot, so too the Leviim, who sing praises of God as accompaniment to the sacrifices, are also divided into twenty-four groups and ordered by lot. The Sages (Rosh Hashana 31a) enumerate the particular Psalms the Leviim would sing each day while the daily sacrifices were offered. As a remembrance of this recitation by the Leviim, Jews recite these same psalms, referred to as the “Song of the Day,” at the conclusion of the morning prayers. The Sages (Sofrim 18:2) further teach that anyone one who mentions these verses on the proper day is considered as having built a new altar and offered a sacrifice on it.