ImmerseChronicles NLT - Page 54


| 24:27–25:9
From the descendants of Jaaziah, the leader was Beno.
From the descendants of Merari through Jaaziah, the leaders were
Beno, Shoham, Zaccur, and Ibri.
From the descendants of Mahli, the leader was Eleazar, though he had
no sons.
From the descendants of Kish, the leader was Jerahmeel.
From the descendants of Mushi, the leaders were Mahli, Eder, and
These were the descendants of Levi in their various families. Like the
descendants of Aaron, they were assigned to their duties by means of sa­
cred lots, without regard to age or rank. Lots were drawn in the presence
of King Da­vid, Za­dok, Ahim­e­lech, and the fam­i­ly leaders of the priests
and the Levites.
Da­vid and the army commanders then appointed men from the families
of Asaph, He­man, and Je­du­thun to proclaim God’s messages to the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals. Here is a list of their names
and their work:
From the sons of Asaph, there were Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and
Asarelah. They worked under the direction of their father, Asaph, who
proclaimed God’s messages by the king’s orders.
From the sons of Jeduthun, there were Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei,
Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six in all. They worked under the direction
of their father, Jeduthun, who proclaimed God’s messages to the
accompaniment of the lyre, offering thanks and praise to the Lord.
From the sons of Heman, there were Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shubael, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, ­Romamti-
­ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. All these were
the sons of Heman, the king’s seer, for God had honored him with
fourteen sons and three daughters.
All these men were under the direction of their fathers as they made
music at the house of the Lord. Their responsibilities included the playing of cymbals, harps, and lyres at the house of God. Asaph, Je­du­thun,
and He­man reported directly to the king. They and their families were
all trained in making music before the Lord, and each of ­them—288 in
­all—­was an accomplished musician. The musicians were appointed to
their term of service by means of sa­cred lots, without regard to whether
they were young or old, teacher or student.
The first lot fell to Joseph of the Asaph clan and twelve of his sons and
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