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Temple musicians
1David and the army officers#Or liturgical officers set apart Asaph’s family, Heman and Jeduthun, for service to prophesy#DSS, LXX, Vulg; MT the prophets accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals.
This is the list of those who performed this special service:
2From Asaph’s family: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah. Asaph’s family was under Asaph’s direction and prophesied by order of the king.
3From Jeduthun and his family: Gedaliah, Izri,#Cf 25:11: MT Zeri Jeshaiah, Shimei,#LXX, cf 25:17; MT lacks Jeriah. Hashabiah, and Mattithiah—six in all. They were under their father Jeduthun’s direction, prophesying with the lyre and giving thanks and praise to the Lord.
4From Heman and his family: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
5All these were the family of Heman the king’s seer, according to God’s promise to honor him. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6They were all under their father’s direction when singing in the Lord’s temple with cymbals, harps, and lyres to provide service in God’s temple, by order of the king.
As for Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman, 7the number of themselves and their relatives, who were trained in singing to the Lord and who were all skillful, was 288.
8They cast lots for their assigned duties, small as well as great, teacher and pupil alike.
9The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, his relatives, and his family, 12;
10the third to Zaccur, his family, and his relatives, 12;
11the fourth to Izri, his family, and his relatives, 12;
12the fifth to Nethaniah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
13the sixth to Bukkiah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
14the seventh to Jesarelah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
15the eighth to Jeshaiah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
16the ninth to Mattaniah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
17the tenth to Shimei, his family, and his relatives, 12;
18the eleventh to Uzziel,#LXX, Syr; MT Azrael his family, and his relatives, 12;
19the twelfth to Hashabiah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
20the thirteenth to Shubael, his family, and his relatives, 12;
21the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
22the fifteenth to Jerimoth,#Cf 25:4; MT Jeremoth his family, and his relatives, 12;
23the sixteenth to Hananiah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
24the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
25the eighteenth to Hanani, his family, and his relatives, 12;
26the nineteenth to Mallothi, his family, and his relatives, 12;
27the twentieth to Eliathah, his family, and his relatives, 12;
28the twenty-first to Hothir, his family, and his relatives, 12;
29the twenty-second to Giddalti, his family, and his relatives, 12;
30the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his family, and his relatives, 12;
31and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his family, and his relatives, 12.
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