Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song. He instructed about the song because he was skilful.

New American Standard Bible

Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was in charge of the singing; he gave instruction in singing because he was skillful.

King James Version

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

Holman Bible

Chenaniah, the leader of the Levites in music, was to direct the music because he was skillful.

International Standard Version

Chenaniah, music leader for the descendants of Levi, served as music director, because he was expert at it.

American Standard Version

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

Amplified

Chenaniah, leader of the Levites, was in charge of the singing; he gave instruction in singing because he was skilled.

Bible in Basic English

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was master of the music: he gave directions about the song, because he was expert.

Darby Translation

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites for the music, gave instruction in music, for he was skilful.

Julia Smith Translation

And Chenaniah chief of the, in lifting up, admonished in the lifting up, for he discerning. Levites

King James 2000

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, in music: he instructed about the music, because he was skillful.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Kenaniah, chief of the Levites in singing, [was to be] an instructor in singing because he understood.

Modern King James verseion

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song. He instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And Chenaniah the chief of the Levites was master of the song and taught to sing, for he was a man of understanding.

NET Bible

Kenaniah, the leader of the Levites, was in charge of transport, for he was well-informed on this matter;

New Heart English Bible

Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

The Emphasized Bible

And, Chenaniah the leader of the Levites, in the service, used to give instructions in the service, because skilful was he.

Webster

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

World English Bible

Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Chenaniah, head of the Levites, is over the burden; he instructeth about the burden, for he is intelligent.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּנניהוּ כּנניה 
K@nanyah 
Usage: 3

שׂר 
Sar 
Usage: 421

of the Levites
לוי לויּי 
Leviyiy 
Usage: 283

משּׂא 
Massa' 
Usage: 65

about the song
משּׂא 
Massa' 
Usage: 65

References

Context Readings

David's Wives And Children

21 And Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps set to the Sheminith, to lead. 22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song. He instructed about the song because he was skilful. 23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were porters for the ark.


Cross References

1 Chronicles 15:16

And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy.

1 Chronicles 15:27

And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song [with] the singers. And David had upon him an ephod of linen.

1 Chronicles 25:7-8

And the number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to LORD, even all who were skilful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

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