The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 25:1–31

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Moreover David and the captains of the host separated for the service certain 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 them that did the work according to their service was

And king David and the captains of the host appointed to their services the sons of Asaph, and of Æman, and of Idithun, prophesiers with harps, and lutes, and cymbals: and their number was according to their polls serving in their ministrations.

MOREOVER David and the princes of the tribes set aside for the service of the sons of Asaph, Haman and Jeruthun, the sons of Azram his son. These are the Levites according to the families of their fathers. These likewise cast lots over their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king and Zadok and Ahimelech and the chiefs of the fathers of the priests and Levites. The younger and the elder brother were reckoned alike in numbering; and the number of the workmen according to their service was,

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of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph; under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied according to the direction of the king.

The sons of Asaph; Sacchur, Joseph, and Nathanias, and Erael: the sons of Asaph were next the king.

From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, prophesying beside the king.

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Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six; under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising YHWH.

To Idithun were reckoned the sons of Idithun, Godolias, and Suri, and Iseas, and Asabias, and Matthathias, six after their father Idithun, sounding loudly on the harp thanksgiving and praise to the Lord.

Of the sons of Jeruthun: Azariah, Isaiah, Hashabiah, Mattithiah, and Jeruthun, six, under the direction of their father Jeruthun, who sang with harps and gave thanks to the LORD.

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Of Heman: the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth;

To Æman were reckoned the sons of Æman, Bukias, and Matthanias, and Oziel, and Subael, and Jerimoth, and Ananias, and Anan, and Heliatha, and Godollathi, and Rometthiezer, and Jesbasaca, and Mallithi, and Otheri, and Meazoth.

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all these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the things pertaining to God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

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All these were under the hands of their fathers for song in the house of YHWH, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the direction of the king--Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

All these sang hymns with their father in the house of God, with cymbals, and lutes, and harps, for the service of the house of God, near the king, and Asaph, and Idithun, and Æman.

All these, under their father’s hand, were distributed in order to sing in the temple of the Lord, with cymbals and psalteries and harps, in the ministry of the house of the Lord beside the king, specifically, Asaph, and Jeduthun, and Heman.

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And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto YHWH, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

Now the number of these, with their brothers, who were instructing in the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred eighty-eight.

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

And they also cast lots for the daily courses, for the great and the small of them, of the perfect ones and the learners.

And they cast lots in their turns, the elder equally with the younger, the learned together with the unlearned.

Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah; he and his brethren and sons were twelve;

And the first lot of his sons and of his brethren came forth to Asaph the son of Joseph, namely, Godolias: the second Heneia, his sons and his brethren being twelve.

And the first lot went forth to Joseph, who was of Asaph; the second went forth to Gedaliah, to him and his sons and his brothers, twelve.

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10  The third to Zaccur, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

11  The fourth to Izri, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

12  The fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

13  The sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

14  The seventh to Jesarelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

15  The eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

16  The ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

17  The tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

18  The eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

19  The twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

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20  For the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

20  The thirteenth went to Shubael, to his sons and brothers, twelve.

21  For the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

21  The fourteenth went to Mattithiah, to his sons and brothers, twelve.

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22  For the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

22  the fifteenth Jerimoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve

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23  For the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

23  the sixteenth Anania, his sons and his brethren, twelve

24  For the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

24  the seventeenth Jesbasaca, his sons and his brethren, twelve

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25  For the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

25  the eighteenth Ananias, his sons and his brethren, twelve

26  For the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

26  the nineteenth Mallithi, his sons and his brethren, twelve

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27  For the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

27  The twentieth went to Eliathah, to his sons and brothers, twelve.

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28  For the one and twentieth to Hothir, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

28  the twenty-first Otheri, his sons and his brethren, twelve

29  For the two and twentieth to Giddalti, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

29  the twenty-second Godollathi, his sons and his brethren, twelve

30  For the three and twentieth to Mahazioth, his sons and his brethren, twelve;

30  the twenty-third Meazoth, his sons and his brethren, twelve

31  For the four and twentieth to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve.

31  the twenty-fourth Rometthiezer, his sons and his brethren, twelve