King James Version

1 Chronicles 25:1-31

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: 2Of 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.25.2 Asarelah: otherwise called Jesharelah25.2 according…: Heb. by the hands of the king 3Of 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.25.3 Zeri: or, Izri 4Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:25.4 Uzziel: also called, Azareel25.4 Shebuel: also called, Shubael 5All 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.25.5 words: or, matters 6All 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.25.6 according…: Heb. by the hands of the king 7So 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.

8¶ And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar. 9Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve: 10The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 11The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 12The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 13The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 14The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 15The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 16The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 17The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 18The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 19The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 20The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 21The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 22The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 23The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 24The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 25The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 26The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 27The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 28The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 29The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 30The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve: 31The four and twentieth to Romamti-ezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.

New International Reader's Version

1 Chronicles 25:1-31

The Musicians

1David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun. They set them apart to serve the Lord by prophesying while harps, lyres and cymbals were being played. Here is the list of the men who served in that way.

2From the sons of Asaph came

Zakkur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph. He prophesied under the king’s direction.

3From the sons of Jeduthun came

Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah and Mattithiah. The total number was six. They were under the direction of their father Jeduthun. He prophesied while playing the harp. He used it to thank and praise the Lord.

4From the sons of Heman came

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. 5All of them were sons of the king’s prophet Heman. They were given to Heman to bring him honor. That’s what God had promised. God gave him 14 sons and three daughters.

6All of them were under the direction of their father. They played music for the Lord’s temple. They served at the house of God by playing cymbals, lyres and harps. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the king’s direction.

7All of them were trained and skilled in playing music for the Lord. Their total number was 288. That included their relatives. 8Young and old alike cast lots for their duties. That was true for students as well as teachers.

9The 1st lot chosen was for Asaph. It was for Joseph and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

The 2nd lot was for Gedaliah and his relatives and sons. The total number was 12.

10The 3rd was for Zakkur and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

11The 4th was for Izri and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

12The 5th was for Nethaniah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

13The 6th was for Bukkiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

14The 7th was for Jesarelah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

15The 8th was for Jeshaiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

16The 9th was for Mattaniah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

17The 10th was for Shimei and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

18The 11th was for Azarel and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

19The 12th was for Hashabiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

20The 13th was for Shubael and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

21The 14th was for Mattithiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

22The 15th was for Jerimoth and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

23The 16th was for Hananiah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

24The 17th was for Joshbekashah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

25The 18th was for Hanani and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

26The 19th was for Mallothi and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

27The 20th was for Eliathah and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

28The 21st was for Hothir and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

29The 22nd was for Giddalti and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

30The 23rd was for Mahazioth and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.

31The 24th was for Romamti-Ezer and his sons and relatives. The total number was 12.