1 Chronicles 25:7
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New International Version
Along with their relatives--all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD--they numbered 288.

New Living Translation
They and their families were all trained in making music before the LORD, and each of them--288 in all--was an accomplished musician.

English Standard Version
The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the LORD, all who were skillful, was 288.

New American Standard Bible
Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

King James Bible
So 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the LORD.

International Standard Version
They and their relatives who had been skillfully trained in singing to the LORD, numbered 288.

NET Bible
They and their relatives, all of them skilled and trained to make music to the LORD, numbered two hundred eighty-eight.

New Heart English Bible
The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to the LORD, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They, along with their relatives, were trained, skilled musicians for the LORD. There were 288 of them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto the LORD, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

New American Standard 1977
And their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that had understanding, was two hundred eighty-eight.

King James 2000 Bible
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were skillful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

American King James Version
So the number of them, with their brothers that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight,

Darby Bible Translation
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of Jehovah, all of them skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were skillful, was two hundred and eighty eight.

World English Bible
The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

Young's Literal Translation
And their number, with their brethren -- taught in the song of Jehovah, all who are intelligent -- is two hundred, eighty and eight.
Study Bible
Twenty-Four Divisions of Musicians
6All these were under the direction of their father to sing 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 direction of the king. 7Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288 8They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher as well as the pupil.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:42
And with them were Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those who should sound aloud, and with instruments for the songs of God, and the sons of Jeduthun for the gate.

1 Chronicles 23:5
and 4,000 were gatekeepers, and 4,000 were praising the LORD with the instruments which David made for giving praise.
Treasury of Scripture

So the number of them, with their brothers that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

under the hands

1 Chronicles 25:2,3 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, …

for song

1 Chronicles 25:1-3 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

1 Chronicles 15:22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed …

1 Chronicles 23:5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the …

Psalm 68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; …

Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing …

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching …

according to the king's order [heb] by the hands of the king

1 Chronicles 25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, …

Asaph

1 Chronicles 25:1-4 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

(7) So the number of them, with their brethren . . . was two hundred fourscore and eight.--This total of two hundred and eighty-eight skilled musicians (24 12) shows that each of the twenty-four leading minstrels, called in 1Chronicles 25:2-4 the "sons" of Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman, was associated with a company of eleven "brethren," who were experts in the chanting of the sanctuary. The twenty-four leaders accompanied the singing of their choirs with instrumental music.

Verse 7. - This verse introduces a large additional number of those called for the present brethren of the foregoing twenty-four. These brethren (partly composed of their sons, as appears from vers. 9-31) were to aid in the songs of the Lord, and were apparently under instruction for that purpose. Each one of the twenty-four had eleven associated subordinates with him, and for whose instruction and service he was probably answerable. These would, of course, multiply up to the two hundred four score and eight mentioned in the verse. This verse appears (contrary to the interpretation of Keil, Bertheau, and others) with sufficient precision to mark two classes מְלֻמְּדֵי־שִׁיר, and הַמֵּבִּין, the latter not embracing the former, but the two together making up the two hundred and eighty-eight spoken cf. These two classes will surely satisfy the "teacher and the scholar" classification of the following verse; the classes are denoted by the same Hebrew roots. In ver. 7 the passive Pual participle of the instructed and the Hiphil participle of the cunning, or skilled, correspond exactly with the "scholar" (תַלְמִיד) and the "teacher" (מֵּבִין) of ver. 8. The contents of vers. 9-31 point to the same, being as they are without an allusion to any other outsiders - to any but the already introduced names of "sons" and "brethren." The supposing, therefore, of any allusion here to the "four thousand" of 1 Chronicles 23:5 seems unnecessary and unnatural in whatever way they were distributed - and probably enough it was in an analogous manner - no distinct reference is made to them here. So the number of them, with their brethren,.... Who each of them had twelve with them, as after reckoned:

that were instructed in the songs of the Lord; taught how to sing them:

even all that were cunning; expert and well skilled in the science of singing:

was two hundred and eighty eight; for there being twenty four classes answerable to those of the priests, and twelve in each class, twelve times twenty four makes two hundred and eighty eight. 25:1-31 The singers and musicians. - David put those in order who were appointed to be singers and musicians in the temple. To prophesy, in this place, means praising God with great earnestness and devout affections, under the influences of the Holy Spirit. In raising these affections, poetry and music were employed. If the Spirit of God do not put life and fervour into our devotions, they will, however ordered, be a lifeless, worthless form.
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