1 Chronicles

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1 Chronicles
Chapter 25

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1 Moreouer Dauid and the captaines of the hoste separated to the seruice of the sonnes of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Ieduthun, who should prophesie with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen, according to their seruice, was:

2 Of the sonnes of Asaph: Zaccur, and Ioseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sonnes of Asaph vnder the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

3 Of Ieduthun: the sonnes of Ieduthun, Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Ieshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, sixe, vnder the handes of their father Ieduthun, who prophesied with a harpe, to giue thankes and to praise the Lord.

4 Of Heman: the sonnes of Heman, Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Ierimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliatha, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Ioshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:

5 All these were the sonnes of Heman the kings Seer in the wordes of God, to lift vp the horne. And God gaue to Heman fourteene sonnes and three daughters.

6 All these were vnder the hands of their father, for song in the house of the Lord with cymbals, psalteries and harpes, for the seruice of the house of God, according to the kings order, to Asaph, Ieduthun, and Heman.

7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the Lord, euen all that were cunning, was two hundred, foure score and eight.

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

9 Now the first lot came foorth for Asaph to Ioseph, the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sonnes were twelue:

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

11 The fourth to Izri, he, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue:

12 The fift to Nethaniah, hee, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue:

13 The sixt to Bukkiah, he, his sons and his brethren were twelue.

14 The seuenth to Iesharelah, hee, his sonnes & his brethren were twelue:

15 The eight to Ieshaiah, hee, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue:

16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue:

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

18 The eleuenth to Azareel, hee, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue:

19 The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue:

20 The thirteenth to Shubael, hee, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue:

21 The fourteenth to Mattithiah, hee, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue.

22 The fifteenth to Ierimoth, hee, his sonnes & his brethren, were twelue:

23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, hee, his sonnes & his brethren, were twelue:

24 The seuenteenth to Ioshbekashah, he, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue:

25 The eighteenth to Hanani: hee, his sonnes & his brethren, were twelue:

26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, hee, his sonnes & his brethren, were twelue:

27 The twentieth to Eliathah, hee, his sonnes & his brethren, were twelue:

28 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sonnes and his brethren were twelue.

29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, hee, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue.

30 The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue.

31 The foure and twentieth to Romamti-Ezer, he, his sonnes and his brethren, were twelue.

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Commentary for 1 Chronicles 25

The singers and musicians.

- David put those in order who were appointed to be singers and musicians in the temple. To prophesy, in this place, means praising God with great earnestness and devout affections, under the influences of the Holy Spirit. In raising these affections, poetry and music were employed. If the Spirit of God do not put life and fervour into our devotions, they will, however ordered, be a lifeless, worthless form.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for 1 Chronicles 25

  • MM
    Yes Insight 777, thank you for your comment.David the Psalmist was a man of war who realized that one can not do anything but God.(psalms 121) While surrounded by enemies he designs a strategy to praise the Lord and communicate God's word through songs.He doesn't consider his dangerous situations but God, the maker of heavens and earth.I think we should also do like David and prosper.
  • Insight 777
    verse 5... the horn or shofar is a call to war. To lift up the horn is preparation for the event. These people are given the song which I think means technology and coded communication. These people have to be cunning which means educated, highly intelligent with ability to plan together.

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