1 Chronicles 15:21
New International Version
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to sheminith.

New Living Translation
Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were chosen to play the lyres.

English Standard Version
but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to the Sheminith.

Berean Study Bible
And Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to Sheminith.

King James Bible
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

New King James Version
Mattithiah, Elipheleh, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to direct with harps on the Sheminith;

New American Standard Bible
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to lead with lyres tuned to the sheminith.

NASB 1995
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel and Azaziah, to lead with lyres tuned to the sheminith.

NASB 1977
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to lead with lyres tuned to the sheminith.

Amplified Bible
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres set to Sheminith [that is, the eighth string, a low pitch].

Christian Standard Bible
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to the Sheminith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to the Sheminith.

American Standard Version
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps set to the Sheminith, to lead.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who sang with hymns of praise: Matitha, and Meqyahu, and, UbarAdom, and Uziel, and Uzyayel; these were ministering on the harp every day in the daytime at the third hour, and at the sixth and at the ninth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Mattathias, and Eliphalu, and Makenia, and Abdedom, and Jeiel, and Ozias, with harps of Amasenith, to make a loud noise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Mathathias, and Eliphalu, and Macenias and Obededom, and Jehiel and Ozaziu, sung a song of victory for the octave upon harps.

English Revised Version
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps set to the Sheminith, to lead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were appointed to play lyres and to conduct the [sheminith].

International Standard Version
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah led on lyres, sounding the octaves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Mattithiah, and Eliphalehu, and Mikneiahu, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith, to lead.

Literal Standard Version
and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, to oversee with harps on the eighth.

NET Bible
Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to play the lyres according to the sheminith style, as led by the director;

New Heart English Bible
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps tuned to the eight-stringed lyre, to lead.

World English Bible
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps tuned to the eight-stringed lyre, to lead.

Young's Literal Translation
and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps, on the octave, to oversee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Priests and Levites Carry the Ark
20Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play the harps according to Alamoth. 21And Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to Sheminith. 22Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 15:18
and with them their brothers next in rank: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers Obed-edom and Jeiel.

1 Chronicles 15:22
Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled.

Psalm 6:1
O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, or discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalm 12:1
Help, O LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.


Treasury of Scripture

And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.

Mattithiah

1 Chronicles 15:18
And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

harps

1 Chronicles 25:6,7
All 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…

1 Samuel 10:5
After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:

Psalm 33:2
Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

Sheminith to excel.

Psalm 6:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 12:1
To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.









(21) The six lute-players.

With harps on the Sheminith.--"With lutes (or lyres) in the bass." Literally, after the mode of the eighth--i.e., an octave below the tenor--al ottava bassa.

To excel.--To lead the orchestra, to precent. (Comp. Psalms 6, heading.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
and Mattithiah,
וּמַתִּתְיָ֣הוּ (ū·mat·tiṯ·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4993: Mattithiah -- 'gift of Yah', the name of several Israelites

Eliphelehu,
וֶאֱלִֽיפְלֵ֗הוּ (we·’ĕ·lî·p̄ə·lê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 466: Eliphelehu -- 'may God distinguish him', a doorkeeper

Mikneiah,
וּמִקְנֵיָ֙הוּ֙ (ū·miq·nê·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4737: Mikneiah -- 'possession of Yah', a Levitical musician

Obed-edom,
אֱדֹ֔ם (’ĕ·ḏōm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5654: Obed-edom -- 'servant of Edom', an Israelite name

Jeiel,
וִֽיעִיאֵ֖ל (wî·‘î·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3273: Jeiel

and Azaziah
וַעֲזַזְיָ֑הוּ (wa·‘ă·zaz·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5812: Azaziah -- 'Yah is mighty', three Israelites

were to lead the music
לְנַצֵּֽחַ׃ (lə·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

with lyres
בְּכִנֹּר֥וֹת (bə·ḵin·nō·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3658: A harp

according to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Sheminith.
הַשְּׁמִינִ֖ית (haš·šə·mî·nîṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8067: An eight-stringed lyre


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