1 Chronicles 25 – New International Version NIV

New International Version

1 Chronicles 25:1-31

The Musicians

1David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:

2From the sons of Asaph:

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

3As for Jeduthun, from his sons:

Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei,25:3 One Hebrew manuscript and some Septuagint manuscripts (see also verse 17); most Hebrew manuscripts do not have Shimei. Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six in all, under the supervision of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied, using the harp in thanking and praising the Lord.

4As for Heman, from his sons:

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael and Jerimoth; Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-Ezer; Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. 5(All these were sons of Heman the king’s seer. They were given him through the promises of God to exalt him. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.)

6All these men were under the supervision of their father for the music of the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God.

Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king. 7Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the Lord—they numbered 288. 8Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.

9The first lot, which was for Asaph, fell to Joseph, his sons and relatives25:9 See Septuagint; Hebrew does not have his sons and relatives. 1225:9 See the total in verse 7; Hebrew does not have twelve.the second to Gedaliah,him and his relatives and sons 1210the third to Zakkur,his sons and relatives 1211the fourth to Izri,25:11 A variant of Zeri his sons and relatives 1212the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and relatives 1213the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and relatives 1214the seventh to Jesarelah,25:14 A variant of Asarelah his sons and relatives 1215the eighth to Jeshaiah,his sons and relatives 1216the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and relatives 1217the tenth to Shimei, his sons and relatives 1218the eleventh to Azarel,25:18 A variant of Uzziel his sons and relatives 1219the twelfth to Hashabiah,his sons and relatives 1220the thirteenth to Shubael,his sons and relatives 1221the fourteenth to Mattithiah,his sons and relatives 1222the fifteenth to Jerimoth,his sons and relatives 1223the sixteenth to Hananiah,his sons and relatives 1224the seventeenth to Joshbekashah,his sons and relatives 1225the eighteenth to Hanani,his sons and relatives 1226the nineteenth to Mallothi,his sons and relatives 1227the twentieth to Eliathah,his sons and relatives 1228the twenty-first to Hothir,his sons and relatives 1229the twenty-second to Giddalti,his sons and relatives 1230the twenty-third to Mahazioth,his sons and relatives 1231the twenty-fourth to Romamti-Ezer,his sons and relatives 12.