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The Singers
1David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun. They set them apart to serve the Lord by prophesying while harps, lyres and cymbals were being played. Here is the list of the men who served in that way.
2From the sons of Asaph came
Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph. He prophesied under the king's direction.
3From the sons of Jeduthun came
Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah. The total number was six. They were under the direction of their father Jeduthun. He prophesied while playing the harp. He used it to thank and praise the Lord.
4From the sons of Heman came
Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. 5All of them were sons of the king's prophet Heman. They were given to Heman to bring him honor. That's what God had promised. God gave him 14 sons and three daughters.
6All of them were under the direction of their fathers. They played music for the Lord's temple. They served at the house of God by playing cymbals, lyres and harps. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the king's direction.
7All of them were trained and skilled in playing music for the Lord. Their total number was 288. That included their relatives. 8Young and old alike cast lots for their duties. That was true for students as well as teachers.
9The 1st lot that was drawn out was for Asaph. It was for Joseph 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
The 2nd lot was for Gedaliah 'ZZ'and his relatives and sons. The total number was 12.
10The 3rd was for Zaccur 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
11The 4th was for Izri 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
12The 5th was for Nethaniah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
13The 6th was for Bukkiah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
14The 7th was for Jesarelah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
15The 8th was for Jeshaiah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
16The 9th was for Mattaniah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
17The 10th was for Shimei 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
18The 11th was for Azarel 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
19The 12th was for Hashabiah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
20The 13th was for Shubael 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
21The 14th was for Mattithiah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
22The 15th was for Jerimoth 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
23The 16th was for Hananiah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
24The 17th was for Joshbekashah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
25The 18th was for Hanani 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
26The 19th was for Mallothi 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
27The 20th was for Eliathah 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
28The 21st was for Hothir 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
29The 22nd was for Giddalti 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
30The 23rd was for Mahazioth 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
31The 24th was for Romamti-Ezer 'ZZ'and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.
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