Day 387

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 387

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


1 Chronicles 25

25:1 David and the chiefs of the service also set apart for the service the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals. The list of those who did the work and of their duties was: Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph, under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king. Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the lyre in thanksgiving and praise to the Lord. Of Heman, the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer, according to the promise of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. They were all under the direction of their father in the music in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the order of the king. The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the Lord, all who were skillful, was 288. And they cast lots for their duties, small and great, teacher and pupil alike.

The first lot fell for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, to him and his brothers and his sons, twelve; 10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 11 the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 14 the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 20 to the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 21 to the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 22 to the fifteenth, to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 23 to the sixteenth, to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 24 to the seventeenth, to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 25 to the eighteenth, to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 26 to the nineteenth, to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 27 to the twentieth, to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 28 to the twenty-first, to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 29 to the twenty-second, to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 30 to the twenty-third, to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve; 31 to the twenty-fourth, to Romamti-ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.


King James Version (KJV)


1 Chronicles 25:1-31

1Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service 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 the workmen according to their service was:2Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.3Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.4Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth:5All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.6All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.7So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.8And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.9Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons were twelve:10The third to Zaccur, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:11The fourth to Izri, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:12The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:13The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:14The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:15The eighth to Jeshaiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:16The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:17The tenth to Shimei, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:18The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:19The twelfth to Hashabiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:20The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:21The fourteenth to Mattithiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:22The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:23The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:24The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:25The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:26The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:27The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:28The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:29The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:30The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:31The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve.


Study Journal Questions
  1. What was the service the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun?
  2. How did they decide who would serve in the various positions?
  3. What is significant about appointing 288 trained singers?
  4. How can you encourage someone who is serving God musically?
Together Challenge

Worship God with those who serve musically.

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