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1 Chroniques 25

Les groupes de chanteurs

1David, assisté des chefs du corps des fonctionnaires du culte, détacha certains descendants d’Asaph, d’Hémân et de Yedoutoun qui prophétisaient en s’accompagnant de lyres, de luths et de cymbales. Voici la liste de ceux qui furent affectés à ce service:

Pour Asaph, les fils d’Asaph: Zakkour, Joseph, Netania et Asareéla étaient sous la direction de leur père, qui chantait sous la direction du roi des cantiques inspirés. Pour Yedoutoun, les six fils de Yedoutoun: Guedalia, Tseri, Esaïe, Shiméï[a], Hashabia et Mattitia étaient sous la direction de leur père, qui prophétisait par le chant en s’accompagnant de la lyre, pour célébrer et louer l’Eternel. Pour Hémân, les fils d’Hémân: Bouqqiya, Mattania, Ouzziel, Shebouel, Yerimoth, Hanania, Hanani, Eliata, Guiddalti, Romamti-Ezer, Yoshbeqasha, Malloti, Hotir, Mahazioth. Tous ceux-là étaient les fils d’Hémân, le prophète du roi, qui recevait des paroles de Dieu pour exalter sa puissance. Outre ses quatorze fils, Dieu avait donné trois filles à Hémân. Ils chantaient tous sous la direction de leur père dans le temple de l’Eternel en s’accompagnant des cymbales, des luths et des lyres, et accomplissaient ainsi leur service pour le Temple. Asaph[b], Yedoutoun et Hémân étaient sous la direction du roi. Le nombre des lévites formés et passés maîtres dans l’art de louer l’Eternel par le chant était de deux cent quatre-vingt-huit. Leur ordre de service fut déterminé par tirage au sort, sans faire de différence entre ceux de rang élevé et ceux de rang peu important, ou entre maîtres et disciples. Le premier sort échut pour Asaph à Joseph, de la famille d’Asaph. 10-31 Ensuite, dans l’ordre résultant du tirage au sort, voici la liste des chefs de groupe, chaque groupe comprenant douze hommes, soit le chef, ses fils et des hommes de sa parenté. Le deuxième sort échut à Guedalia. Puis vinrent: Zakkour, Yitseri, Netania, Bouqqiya, Yesareéla, Esaïe, Mattania, Shimeï, Azaréel, Hashabia, Shoubaël, Mattitia, Yerémoth, Hanania, Yoshbeqasha, Hanani, Malloti, Eliyata, Hotir, Guiddalti, Mahazioth, Romamti-Ezer.

Notas al pie

  1. 25.3 D’après un manuscrit hébreu, certains manuscrits de l’ancienne version grecque, 1 Ch 25.17, et à cause du nombre six indiqué ici. Ce nom manque dans les autres manuscrits hébreux.
  2. 25.6 Autre traduction: … des lyres. Pour accomplir leur service dans le temple, Asaph …

King James Version

1 Chronicles 25

1Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:

Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the Lord.

Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:

All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the Lord, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:

10 The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

12 The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

14 The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

15 The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

17 The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.