1 Chronicles 25



David Organizes The Musicians

1 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:

1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

1 Along with officers in his army, David consecrated to assist in service to the descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun those who prophesy with lyres, harps, and cymbals.

1 Also David and the chiefs of the host [of the Lord] separated to the [temple] service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who should prophesy [being inspired] with lyres, harps, and cymbals. The list of the musicians according to their service was:

2 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.

2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

2 The list of those who participated in this service included: from the descendants of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph mentored by Asaph himself, who prophesied under the supervision of the king;

2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied (witnessed and testified under divine inspiration) in keeping with the king's order.

3 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.

3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.

3 from Jeduthun, these six of his descendants: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, mentored by their father Jeduthun, who played a lyre and prophesied, giving thanks and praise to the LORD;

3 Of the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six in all, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who witnessed and prophesied under divine inspiration with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.

4 Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.

4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:

4 from Heman, these descendants: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.

4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.

5 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.

5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

5 All of these were descendants of Heman the king's seer, according to God's promise to exalt him, since God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer [his mediator] in the words and things of God to exalt Him; for God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters,

6 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.

6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

6 They were all under their father's supervision regarding music in the Temple of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the Temple of God.

6 All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song 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 order of the king.

7 Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

7 Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under command of the king. They and their relatives who had been skillfully trained in singing to the LORD, numbered 288.

7 So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288.

8 They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.

8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

8 Their duties, whether significant or insignificant, whether performed by teacher or pupil alike, were assigned by lottery.

8 [The musicians] cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and scholar alike.

9 Now the first lot came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons were twelve;

9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:

9 Asaph's first lottery was cast in favor of Joseph; the second went to Gedaliah, that is, to him, to his relatives, and his sons, for a total of twelve;

9 The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, to him, his brethren and his sons, twelve;

10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

10 The third to Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

11 the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

11 the fourth to Izri, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

11 The fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

13 The sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

14 the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

14 the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

14 The seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

17 The tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

18 The eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

20 for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

20 the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

21 for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

21 the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

22 for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

22 the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

23 for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

23 the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

24 for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

24 the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

24 The seventeenth of Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

25 the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

26 for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

26 the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

27 for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

27 the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

28 for the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

28 the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

28 The twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

29 for the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

29 the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

29 The twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

30 for the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

30 the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve;

30 The twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

31 for the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, twelve.

31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.

31 the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, for a total of twelve.

31 The twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.



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