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1 Chronicles 25Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Levitical Musicians

25 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:

From Asaph’s sons:
Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph’s authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.
From Jeduthun: Jeduthun’s sons:
Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei,[a] Hashabiah, and Mattithiah—six—under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the Lord.
From Heman: Heman’s sons:
Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer, were given by the promises of God to exalt him,[b] for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority. They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord. They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil.

The first lot for Asaph fell to Joseph, his sons, and his brothers—12
to Gedaliah the second: him, his brothers, and his sons—12
10 the third to Zaccur, his sons, and his brothers—12
11 the fourth to Izri,[c] his sons, and his brothers—12
12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons, and his brothers—12
13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons, and his brothers—12
14 the seventh to Jesarelah, his sons, and his brothers—12
15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons, and his brothers—12
16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons, and his brothers—12
17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons, and his brothers—12
18 the eleventh to Azarel,[d] his sons, and his brothers—12
19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons, and his brothers—12
20 the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons, and his brothers—12
21 the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons, and his brothers—12
22 the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons, and his brothers—12
23 the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons, and his brothers—12
24 the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his brothers—12
25 the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons, and his brothers—12
26 the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his brothers—12
27 the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons, and his brothers—12
28 the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons, and his brothers—12
29 the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons, and his brothers—12
30 the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons, and his brothers—12
31 and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons, and his brothers—12.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 25:3 One Hb ms, LXX; other Hb mss omit Shimei
  2. 1 Chronicles 25:5 Or Him; lit by the words of God to lift a horn
  3. 1 Chronicles 25:11 Variant of Zeri
  4. 1 Chronicles 25:18 Variant of Uzziel
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