1 Chronicles 6:31
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New International Version
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark came to rest there.

New Living Translation
David assigned the following men to lead the music at the house of the LORD after the Ark was placed there.

English Standard Version
These are the men whom David put in charge of the service of song in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there.

New American Standard Bible
Now these are those whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark rested there.

King James Bible
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the LORD's temple after the ark came to rest there.

International Standard Version
These are the men to whom David handed responsibility for music in the Temple of the LORD, after the ark came to rest there.

NET Bible
These are the men David put in charge of music in the LORD's sanctuary, after the ark was placed there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David put men in charge of the music in the LORD's temple after the ark was placed there permanently.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark had rest.

King James 2000 Bible
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark had rest.

American King James Version
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

American Standard Version
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of Jehovah, after that the ark had rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are they, whom David set over the singing men of the house of the Lord, after that the p ark was placed:

Darby Bible Translation
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of Jehovah after that the ark was in rest.

English Revised Version
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

Webster's Bible Translation
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

World English Bible
These are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of Yahweh, after that the ark had rest.

Young's Literal Translation
And these are they whom David stationed over the parts of the song of the house of Jehovah, from the resting of the ark,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-81 Genealogies. - We have an account of Levi in this chapter. The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites, to preserve their descent clear, and to be able to prove it; because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. Now, the Spirit of God calls ministers to their work, without any limit as to the families they came from; and then, as now, though believers and ministers may be very useful to the church, none but our great High Priest can make atonement for sin, nor can any be accepted but through his atonement.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 31-48. - In the early verses of this section we may notice, if not the first beginning, yet some of the earliest crystallization of the forms of religious services. It was given to David to settle the ark after its travels through the wilderness, its sojourn in various places since then, doubtless always within the care of some Levitical family (except when taken by enemies, 1 Samuel 4:11; 1 Samuel 5, 6.), and in especial its prolonged twenty years' sojourn at Kirjath-jearim (1 Samuel 7:1, 2; 2 Samuel 6:1-19; 1 Chronicles 13:3-14; 1 Chronicles 15:1-3; 1 Chronicles 17:5). It now had rest, though its place of rest was only within "curtains" (2 Samuel 7:2; 1 Chronicles 17:1), i.e. in a special separate tent prepared for it by David, which tent was probably the suggestion, and as it were the nucleus, of the coming grand temple itself - the house of God. The event was naturally one of great joy and thanksgiving, of which David himself was the chief leader (2 Samuel 6:17-21; 1 Chronicles 16:1-3); but it appears also that it furnished the occasion of appointing fixed choir conductors, leaders of the service of song" (1 Chronicles 16:4-7, 37, 41, 42; 1 Chronicles 25:1-7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And these are they,.... Who follow; the account of whom begins 1 Chronicles 6:33,

whom David set over the service of the song in the house of the Lord: whom he appointed chief musicians, and masters of the chorus, to manage and conduct that part of divine service in the sanctuary, singing the praises of God, both with vocal and instrumental music:

after the ark had rest; which was when it was brought from the house of Obededom to the city of David, and was placed in a tabernacle he provided for it, 2 Samuel 6:12, where it remained until the temple was built, when and which was the only time it was removed, whereas before it had been removed from place to place, and so till now had no rest; though some understand this of the ceasing or silence of the oracle over the ark, which was neither consulted by Solomon and his successors, nor any of the high priests afterwards (g).

(g) Vid. Marsham. Canon. Chron. Setul. 14. p. 365.



1 Chronicles 6:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Temple Musicians
31Now these are those whom David appointed over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark rested there. 32They ministered with song before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem; and they served in their office according to their order.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:17
They brought the ark of the LORD and set it in its place inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before the LORD.

1 Kings 8:4
and they brought up the ark of the LORD and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up,

1 Chronicles 6:30
Shimea his son, Haggiah his son and Asaiah his son.

1 Chronicles 6:32
They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, until Solomon built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. They performed their duties according to the regulations laid down for them.

1 Chronicles 9:33
Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night.

1 Chronicles 15:1
After David had constructed buildings for himself in the City of David, he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.

1 Chronicles 15:16
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

1 Chronicles 15:27
Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the musicians, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.

1 Chronicles 16:4
He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to extol, thank, and praise the LORD, the God of Israel:

Ezra 3:10
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the LORD, as prescribed by David king of Israel.

Ezekiel 40:44
Outside the inner gate, within the inner court, were two rooms, one at the side of the north gate and facing south, and another at the side of the south gate and facing north.
Treasury of Scripture

And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.

A.M.

1 Chronicles 15:16-22,27 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers …

1 Chronicles 25:1-31 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

after that.

1 Chronicles 16:1 So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the middle of the tent …

2 Samuel 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, …

Psalm 132:8,14 Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you, and the ark of your strength…

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