1 Chronicles 25

The Levitical Musicians

1David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

2From Asaph’s sons:

Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph’s authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.

3From Jeduthun: Jeduthun’s sons:

Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah — six — under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the Lord.

4From Heman: Heman’s sons:

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. 5All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer, were given by the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

6All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority. 7They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord. 8They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil.

9The first lot for Asaph fell to Joseph, his sons, and his relatives —12to Gedaliah the second: him, his relatives, and his sons —1210the third to Zaccur, his sons, and his relatives —1211the fourth to Izri, his sons, and his relatives —1212the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons, and his relatives —1213the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons, and his relatives —1214the seventh to Jesarelah, his sons, and his relatives —1215the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons, and his relatives —1216the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons, and his relatives —1217the tenth to Shimei, his sons, and his relatives —1218the eleventh to Azarel, his sons, and his relatives —1219the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons, and his relatives —1220the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons, and his relatives —1221the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons, and his relatives —1222the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons, and his relatives —1223the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons, and his relatives —1224the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his relatives —1225the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons, and his relatives —1226the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his relatives —1227the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons, and his relatives —1228the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons, and his relatives —1229the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons, and his relatives —1230the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons, and his relatives —1231and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons, and his relatives —12.