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David Organizes the Musicians
1And David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with stringed instruments, with harps, and with cymbals. And their inventory of the men of the work and for their duty was: 2for the sons of Asaph: Zakkur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under the hand#That is, under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the hands#That is, under the direction of the king. 3Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah,#One Hebrew manuscript and the LXX add “Shimei” between Jeshaiah and Heshabiah (see verse 17) Heshabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands#That is, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the stringed instrument with thanksgiving and praise to Yahweh. 4Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. 5All these were sons to Heman, the seer of the king, according to the words of God to raise a horn.#That is, to exalt Heman And God had given to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6All these were under the direction#Literally “hands” of their father in the music of the house of Yahweh, with cymbals, harps, and stringed instruments for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the direction#Literally “hands” of the king. 7And their number, along with their brothers, trained singers, all the skilled people for Yahweh, were two hundred and eighty-eight. 8And they cast lots for responsibilities on the principle of small and great alike,#Literally “for like the small, like the great” teacher with student.
9And the first lot for Asaph went out to Joseph; the second to Gedaliahu; he and his brothers and his twelve sons. 10The third, Zakkur, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 11the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 12the fifth, Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 13the sixth, Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 14the seventh, Jesarelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 15the eighth, Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 16the ninth, Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 17the tenth, Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 18eleventh, Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 19the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 20to the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 21to the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 22to the fifteenth, to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 23to the sixteenth, to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 24to the seventeenth, to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 25to the eighteenth, to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 26to the nineteenth, to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 27to the twentieth, to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 28to the twenty-first, to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 29to the twenty-second, to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 30to the twenty-third, to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 31to the twenty-fourth, to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.
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