16 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.(A)

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19 The singers Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals; 20 Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;[a] 21 and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to the Sheminith.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 15:20 This may refer to a high pitch, perhaps a tune sung by soprano voices; the Hb word means “young women”; Ps 46 title

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

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24 The leaders of the Levites—Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, along with their relatives opposite them—gave praise and thanks, division by division, as David the man of God had prescribed.(A)

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