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1 ALSO DAVID and the chiefs of the host [of the Lord] separated to the [temple] service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who should prophesy [being inspired] with lyres, harps, and cymbals. The list of the musicians according to their service was:
2 Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied (witnessed and testified under divine inspiration) in keeping with the king's order.
3 Of the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six in all, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who witnessed and prophesied under divine inspiration with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.
4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.
5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer [his mediator] in the words and things of God to exalt Him; for God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters, [Ps. 68:25.]
6 All of whom were [in the choir] under the direction of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king.
7 So the number of them [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their kinsmen who were specially trained in songs for the Lord, all who were talented singers, was 288. [I Chron. 23:5.]
8 [The musicians] cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and scholar alike.
9 The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, to him, his brethren and his sons, twelve;
10 The third to Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
11 The fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
12 The fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
13 The sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
14 The seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
16 The ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
17 The tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
18 The eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
20 The thirteenth to Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
24 The seventeenth of Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
25 The eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
27 The twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
28 The twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
29 The twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
30 The twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;
31 The twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.
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