Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.”

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 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 [musicians] were to praise the Lord with the instruments which David made for giving 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.

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.

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 David said, "Of these, 24,000 are to direct the work of the Lord's temple; 6,000 are to be officials and judges; 5 4,000 are to be gatekeepers; and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments I supplied for worship." 6 David divided them into groups corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.


Cross References

2 Chronicles 29:25-26

King Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the Lord's temple with cymbals and stringed instruments, just as David, Gad the king's prophet, and Nathan the prophet had ordered. (The Lord had actually given these orders through his prophets.)

Amos 6:5

They sing to the tune of stringed instruments; like David they invent musical instruments.

1 Kings 10:12

With the timber the king made supports for the Lord's temple and for the royal palace and stringed instruments for the musicians. No one has seen so much of this fine timber to this very day.)

1 Chronicles 6:31-48

These are the men David put in charge of music in the Lord's sanctuary, after the ark was placed there.

1 Chronicles 9:17-27

The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers. Shallum was the leader;

1 Chronicles 9:33

The musicians and Levite family leaders stayed in rooms at the sanctuary and were exempt from other duties, for day and night they had to carry out their assigned tasks.

1 Chronicles 15:16-24

David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint some of their relatives as musicians; they were to play various instruments, including stringed instruments and cymbals, and to sing loudly and joyfully.

1 Chronicles 16:38

including Obed-Edom and sixty-eight colleagues. Obed-Edom son of Jeduthun and Hosah were gatekeepers.

1 Chronicles 16:41-42

Joining them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the Lord. (For his loyal love endures!)

1 Chronicles 25:1-7

David and the army officers selected some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy as they played stringed instruments and cymbals. The following men were assigned this responsibility:

1 Chronicles 26:1-12

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

2 Chronicles 8:14

As his father David had decreed, Solomon appointed the divisions of the priests to do their assigned tasks, the Levitical orders to lead worship and help the priests with their daily tasks, and the divisions of the gatekeepers to serve at their assigned gates. This was what David the man of God had ordered.

2 Chronicles 20:19-21

Then some Levites, from the Kohathites and Korahites, got up and loudly praised the Lord God of Israel.

2 Chronicles 35:15

The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, manned their posts, as prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king's prophet. The guards at the various gates did not need to leave their posts, for their fellow Levites made preparations for them.

Ezra 7:7

In the seventh year of King Artaxerxes, Ezra brought up to Jerusalem some of the Israelites and some of the priests, the Levites, the attendants, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants.

Nehemiah 7:73

When the seventh month arrived and the Israelites were settled in their cities,

Psalm 87:7

As for the singers, as well as the pipers -- all of them sing within your walls.

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