La Bible du Semeur

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 …

New American Standard Bible

1 Chronicles 25

Number and Services of Musicians

1Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; and the number of [a]those who performed their service was: Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and [b]Asharelah; the sons of Asaph were under the [c]direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the [d]direction of the king. Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, [e]Zeri, Jeshaiah, [f]Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the [g]direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the Lord. Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, [h]Uzziel, [i]Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer to [j]exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman. All these were under the [k]direction of their father to sing 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 [l]direction of the king. Their number who were trained in singing to the Lord, with their [m]relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

Divisions of Musicians

They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.

Now the first lot came out for Asaph to Joseph, the second for Gedaliah, he with his relatives and sons were twelve; 10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 11 the fourth to [n]Izri, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 14 the seventh to [o]Jesharelah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 20 for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 21 for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 22 for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 23 for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 24 for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 26 for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 27 for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 28 for the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 29 for the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 30 for the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons and his relatives, twelve; 31 for the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his relatives, twelve.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Chronicles 25:1 Lit workmen according to their service
  2. 1 Chronicles 25:2 In v 14, Jesharelah
  3. 1 Chronicles 25:2 Lit hand(s)
  4. 1 Chronicles 25:2 Lit hand(s)
  5. 1 Chronicles 25:3 In v 11, Izri
  6. 1 Chronicles 25:3 So with mss and ancient versions, cf v 17
  7. 1 Chronicles 25:3 Lit hands
  8. 1 Chronicles 25:4 In v 18, Azarel
  9. 1 Chronicles 25:4 In v 20, Shubael
  10. 1 Chronicles 25:5 Lit lift up the horn
  11. 1 Chronicles 25:6 Lit hands
  12. 1 Chronicles 25:6 Lit hands
  13. 1 Chronicles 25:7 Lit brothers, and so throughout the ch
  14. 1 Chronicles 25:11 In v 3, Zeri
  15. 1 Chronicles 25:14 In v 2, Asherelah