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1 Chronicles 25:1-31

25  And David and the generals set apart for service the sons of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, those who played impromptu on lyres and harps and cymbals. And the number of them, the specialists by their service, was, 2  of the sons of Asaph, Zaccur and Joseph and Nethaniah and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph, under the direction of Asaph who composed under the direction of the king; 3  of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun, Gedaliah and Seri and Isaiah, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun on the lyre, who composed for thanks and praise to Jehovah; 4*  of Heman, the sons of Heman, Bukkijah, Mattaniah, ʽUzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliatha, Giddalti, and Romamti-ʽEzer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. 5*  All these were sons of Heman, the king’s seer in divine matters; to lift his horn high God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6  All these were under their father’s direction in the singing of Jehovah’s house, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s house, under the direction of the king, Asaph and Jeduthun and Heman. 7  And the number of them, with their brothers who were taught to sing for Jehovah, all the experts, was two hundred and eighty-eight. 8*  And they cast lots for duty on the principle of small and great alike, expert with pupil. 9*  The first lot came out for Asaph, for Joseph, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; for Gedaliah the second, him and his brothers and his sons, twelve; 10  the third for Zaccur, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 11  the fourth for Isri, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 12  the fifth for Nethaniah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 13  the sixth for Bukkijah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 14  the seventh for Jesarelah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 15  the eighth for Isaiah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 16  the ninth for Mattaniah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 17  the tenth for Shimei, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 18  the eleventh for ʽAzarel, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 19  the twelfth for Hashabiah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 20  the thirteenth for Shubael, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 21  the fourteenth for Mattithiah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 22  the fifteenth for Jeremoth, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 23  the sixteenth for Hananiah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 24  the seventeenth for Joshbekashah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 25  the eighteenth for Hanani, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 26  the nineteenth for Mallothi, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 27  the twentieth for Elijathah, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 28  the twenty-first for Hothir, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 29  the twenty-second for Giddalti, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 30  the twenty-third for Mahazioth, his sons, and his brothers, twelve; 31  the twenty-fourth for Romamti-ʽEzer, his sons, and his brothers, twelve.

Footnotes

25:4 The last nine names may be read as a bit of a psalm, Be gracious to me, Jehovah, be gracious to me; you are my God; I have made great and lofty the help of one who sits in hardship; I have spoken making visions to superabound. Some think that it was originally so written as to give a rather smoother sense and that there have been small errors in copying
25:5 Codd*. matters, to lift a high horn; and God gave
25:8 Var. cast lots, duty against duty, small and
25:9 Conj. that for Asaph does not belong here Var. leaves out his sons, and his brothers, twelve