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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Chronicles 25:1–31

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Number and Services of Musicians

1 Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of aAsaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to bprophesy with lyres, charps and cymbals; and the number of 1those who performed their service was:

2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and 1Asharelah; the sons of Asaph were under the 2direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the 2direction of the king.

3 aOf Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, 1Zeri, Jeshaiah, 2Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the 3direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the Lord.

4 Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, 1Uzziel, 2Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.

5 All these were the sons of Heman athe king’s seer to 1exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.

6 All these were under the 1direction of their father to sing in the house of the Lord, awith cymbals, harps and lyres, for the service of the house of God. bAsaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the 1direction of the king.

7 Their number who were trained in singing to the Lord, with their 1relatives, all who were skillful, was a288.

Divisions of Musicians

8 aThey cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.

9 Now the first lot came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons were twelve;

10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

11 the fourth to 1Izri, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

14 the seventh to 1Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

20 for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

21 for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

22 for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

23 for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

24 for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

26 for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

27 for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

28 for the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

29 for the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

30 for the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

31 for the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, twelve.

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Lit workmen according to their service

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In v 14, Jesharelah

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Lit hand(s)

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In v 11, Izri

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So with mss and ancient versions, cf v 17

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Lit hands

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In v 18, Azarel

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In v 20, Shubael

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Lit lift up the horn

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Lit hands

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Lit brothers, and so throughout the ch

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In v 3, Zeri

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In v 2, Asherelah