Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.”

New American Standard Bible

and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 were praising the LORD with the instruments which David made for giving praise.

King James Version

Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

International Standard Version

with 4,000 gatekeepers, and with 4,000 offering praises to the LORD with the musical instruments that I have had crafted."

A Conservative Version

and four thousand were porters, and four thousand praised LORD with the instruments which I made, [David said], to praise therewith.

American Standard Version

and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Jehovah with the instruments which I made,'said David , to praise therewith.

Amplified

And, said David, 4,000 shall be gatekeepers and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments which I made for praise.

Bible in Basic English

Four thousand were door-keepers; and four thousand gave praise to the Lord with the instruments which I made, said David, for giving praise.

Darby Translation

and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Jehovah with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

moreover, four thousand were porters, and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which David had made to praise therewith.

Julia Smith Translation

And four thousand gate keepers, and four thousand praising to Jehovah with instruments which I made to praise.

King James 2000

Moreover four thousand were gatekeepers; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, for praise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

four thousand gatekeepers, [and] four thousand offering praise with the instruments that I have made for praise."

Modern King James verseion

And four thousand were gatekeepers, and four thousand praised Jehovah with the instruments which David made for praising.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Four thousand were porters and four thousand praised the LORD with such instruments as David had made to praise withal.

NET Bible

4,000 are to be gatekeepers; and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments I supplied for worship."

New Heart English Bible

four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, for giving praise."

The Emphasized Bible

and four thousand, were doorkeepers, - and, four thousand, were offerers of praise unto Yahweh, with instruments, which said David I made for offering praise.

Webster

Moreover, four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise with them.

World English Bible

four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made, for giving praise."

Youngs Literal Translation

and four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah, 'with instruments that I made for praising,' saith David.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

אלף 
'eleph 
אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504
Usage: 504

שׁער שׁוער 
Show`er 
Usage: 37

and four
ארבּעה ארבּע 
'arba` 
Usage: 318

the Lord

Usage: 0

with the instruments
כּלי 
K@liy 
Usage: 325

References

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

David Organizes The Levites

4 “Of these,” David said, “24,000 are to be in charge of the work on the Lord’s temple, 6,000 are to be officers and judges, 5 4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship.” 6 Then David divided them into divisions according to Levi’s sons: Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 29:25-26

Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres according to the command of David, Gad the king’s seer, and Nathan the prophet. For the command was from the Lord through His prophets.

Amos 6:5

They improvise songs to the sound of the harp
and invent their own musical instruments like David.

1 Kings 10:12

The king made the almug wood into steps for the Lord’s temple and the king’s palace and into lyres and harps for the singers. Never before had such almug wood come, and the like has not been seen again even to this very day.

1 Chronicles 6:31-48

These are the men David put in charge of the music in the Lord’s temple after the ark came to rest there.

1 Chronicles 9:17-27

The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives.
Shallum was their chief;

1 Chronicles 9:33

The singers, the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.

1 Chronicles 15:16-24

Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments—harps, lyres, and cymbals.

1 Chronicles 16:38

He assigned Obed-edom and his 68 relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were to be gatekeepers.

1 Chronicles 16:41-42

With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest who were chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the Lord—for His faithful love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 25:1-7

David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

1 Chronicles 26:1-12

The following were the divisions of the gatekeepers:From the Korahites: Meshelemiah son of Kore, one of the sons of Asaph.

2 Chronicles 8:14

According to the ordinances of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, of the Levites over their responsibilities to offer praise and to minister before the priests following the daily requirement, and of the gatekeepers by their divisions with respect to each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.

2 Chronicles 20:19-21

Then the Levites from the sons of the Kohathites and the Korahites stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel shouting with a loud voice.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The singers, the descendants of Asaph, were at their stations according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer. Also, the gatekeepers were at each gate. None of them left their tasks because their Levite brothers had made preparations for them.

Ezra 7:7

Some of the Israelites, priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants accompanied him to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.

Nehemiah 7:73

So the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, temple singers, some of the people, temple servants, and all Israel settled in their towns.

Public Reading of the Law

When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,

Psalm 87:7

Singers and dancers alike will say,
“My whole source of joy is in you.”

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