16 David(A) told the leaders of the Levites(B) to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians(C) to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.(D)

17 So the Levites appointed Heman(E) son of Joel; from his relatives, Asaph(F) son of Berekiah; and from their relatives the Merarites,(G) Ethan son of Kushaiah; 18 and with them their relatives next in rank: Zechariah,[a] Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom(H) and Jeiel,[b] the gatekeepers.

19 The musicians Heman,(I) Asaph and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;

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  1. 1 Chronicles 15:18 Three Hebrew manuscripts and most Septuagint manuscripts (see also verse 20 and 16:5); most Hebrew manuscripts Zechariah son and or Zechariah, Ben and
  2. 1 Chronicles 15:18 Hebrew; Septuagint (see also verse 21) Jeiel and Azaziah

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