1 Chronicles 16:37
New International Version
David left Asaph and his associates before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister there regularly, according to each day's requirements.

New Living Translation
David arranged for Asaph and his fellow Levites to serve regularly before the Ark of the LORD's Covenant, doing whatever needed to be done each day.

English Standard Version
So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister regularly before the ark as each day required,

Berean Study Bible
So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to minister there regularly according to the daily requirements,

New American Standard Bible
So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

King James Bible
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

Christian Standard Bible
So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the LORD's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.

Contemporary English Version
David chose Asaph and the Levites in his clan to be in charge of the daily worship at the place where the sacred chest was kept.

Good News Translation
King David put Asaph and the other Levites in permanent charge of the worship that was held at the place where the Covenant Box was kept. They were to perform their duties there day by day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the LORD's covenant to minister regularly before the ark according to the daily requirements.

International Standard Version
Later David left the presence of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD so Asaph and his fellow descendants of Levi could serve the ark there continually each day, doing whatever was required.

NET Bible
David left Asaph and his colleagues there before the ark of the LORD's covenant to serve before the ark regularly and fulfill each day's requirements,

New Heart English Bible
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David left Asaph and his relatives to serve continually in front of the ark of the LORD's promise, as the daily work required.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

New American Standard 1977
So he left Asaph and his relatives there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to minister before the ark continually, as every day’s work required;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren to minister before the ark continually, each thing in its day;

King James 2000 Bible
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

American King James Version
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

American Standard Version
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they left there Asaph and his brethren before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to minister before the ark continually, according to the service of each day: from day to day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, Asaph and his brethren to minister in the presence of the ark continually day by day, and in their courses.

Darby Bible Translation
And he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, Asaph and his brethren, to do the service before the ark continually, as every day's duty required;

English Revised Version
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

Webster's Bible Translation
So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

World English Bible
So he left there, before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required;

Young's Literal Translation
And he leaveth there before the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, for Asaph and for his brethren, to minister before the ark continually, according to the matter of a day in its day,
Study Bible
Worship Before the Ark
37So David left Asaph and his brothers there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to minister there regularly according to the daily requirements, 38along with Obed-edom and his sixty-eight relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were to be gatekeepers.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:4
David appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to celebrate, to give thanks, and to praise the LORD, the God of Israel.

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph was the chief, Zechariah was second, then Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel. They were to play the harps and lyres, while Asaph sounded the cymbals

2 Chronicles 8:14
In keeping with the ordinances of his father David, he appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, and the Levites for their duties to offer praise and to minister before the priests according to the daily requirement. He also appointed gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.

Ezra 3:4
They also celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles, as it is written, and offered burnt offerings daily, based on the number prescribed for each day.

Treasury of Scripture

So he left there before the ark of the covenant of the LORD Asaph and his brothers, to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required:

before the ark

1 Chronicles 16:4-6
And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: …

1 Chronicles 15:17-24
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; …

1 Chronicles 25:1-6
Moreover 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: …

as every

2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

Ezra 3:4
They kept also the feast of tabernacles, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the custom, as the duty of every day required;







Lexicon
So David left
וַיַּֽעֲזָב־ (way·ya·‘ă·zāḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

Asaph
לְאָסָ֖ף (lə·’ā·sāp̄)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

and his brothers
וּלְאֶחָ֑יו (ū·lə·’e·ḥāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

there
שָׁ֗ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

before
לִפְנֵי֙ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the ark
אֲר֣וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of the covenant
בְּרִית־ (bə·rîṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1285: A covenant

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

to minister
לְשָׁרֵ֞ת (lə·šā·rêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8334: To attend as a, menial, worshipper, to contribute to

[there]
לִפְנֵ֧י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

regularly
תָּמִ֖יד (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

according to the daily
י֥וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

requirements,
לִדְבַר־ (liḏ·ḇar-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
(37-42) Resumption and conclusion of the narrative suspended at 1Chronicles 16:7.

(37) So (and) he left there.--Were the above ode interposed by the chronicler himself, he might better have written, "And David left."

As every day's work required.--Literally, for a day's business in its own day--i.e., to perform the services appointed for each day. (Comp. Exodus 5:13.)

(38) And Obed-edom with (and) their brethren.--The pronoun their shows that a word or words have fallen out. It is simplest to supply "Hosah," and render: And (he left there) Obed-edom and Hosah and their brethren, sixty-eight persons. The construction, however, is altered from that of 1Chronicles 16:37 : "Asaph and his brethren." (Comp. 1Chronicles 16:39.)

Obed-edom also the son of Jeduthun.--This repetition is tautologous, but hardly obscure. 1Chronicles 26:8 assigns sixty-two members to the house of Obed-edom.

Jeduthun.--Not the Merarite minstrel (1Chronicles 6:44, Ethan). Obed-edom was a Korhite, i.e., a Kohathite (1Chronicles 26:1-4).

(39) The narrative now passes from the tent on Zion to the Mosaic tabernacle at Gibeon. The establishment of the Ark in its new abode was the inauguration of a new national sanctuary. But the old one at Gibeon was not therefore abandoned. On the contrary, David either instituted or formally recognised the priesthood of Zadok therein.

And Zadok.--The name is preceded in the Hebrew by the sign of the accusative case, and therefore depends on the verb he left (1Chronicles 16:37).

The priest.--Par excellence--i.e., the High Priest (1Samuel 1:9; 1Samuel 2:11; 2Kings 11:9; 2Kings 11:15).

In the high place.--See 1Kings 3:3-4.

(40) Continually morning and evening.--The Tamid, or regular burnt offering of a lamb at dawn and sunset, with its food offering and drink offering, as prescribed in Exodus 29:38, sqq., and Numbers 28:3, sqq.

And to do.--Literally, and for everything that is written, viz., all the other prescribed sacrifices and duties of the priests. Nothing is here said of similar duties of the priests before the Ark on Zion. But it ought not to be argued from this omission that in the chronicler's opinion only choral services took place there. If, as we have supposed, Abiathar was attached to David's sacred tent, sacrifice must have been offered there as well as at Gibeon. (Comp. 1Chronicles 18:16. ) The present account says nothing of this, because the writer is mainly interested in the service of song. (See 1Kings 8:1-4.)

(41) The narrative returns to its principal topic--the Levitical minstrels.

And with them (Zadok and his brethren) Heman and Jeduthun.--These two masters of song ministered in the tabernacle at Gibeon, as their colleague Asaph did in the tent on Zion.

Who were expressed (enrolled) by name.--1Chronicles 12:31. Their names are not given here, but they may be partially included in the list of 1Chronicles 15:19-24. Asaph's corps has been individually specified at 1Chronicles 16:5, perhaps as the more important body.

To give thanks to the Lord.--In describing the chief function of the choirs stationed at Gibeon, the chronicler repeats the liturgical formula of 1Chronicles 16:34; probably with an allusion to odes like Psalms 136, in which these words constitute a continual refrain.

(42) And with them Heman and Jeduthun.--The last verse began with the same words, a fact which renders them suspicious here. The LXX., Syriac, and Arabic omit the proper names.

With trumpets . . . with musical instruments.--The prepositions are wanting in the Hebrew text, which might be rendered thus: "And with them [viz., Heman and Jeduthun] were clarions and cymbals for persons playing aloud [comp. 1Chronicles 16:5], and instruments of sacred music." From 1Chronicles 15:9, compared with 1Chronicles 16:5, it appears that the three conductors (Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun) played cymbals only, to accent the time: and from 1Chronicles 15:24 and 1Chronicles 16:6, we know that the clarions were blown by priests. Omitting as spurious the names of the two leaders, who are not likely to have had the custody of the various instruments of their choirs, the meaning of the verse is simply that the Levitical minstrels were provided with proper instruments to accompany their singing.

Musical instruments of God.--Literally, instruments of song of God--i.e., of sacred music. Harps and lutes are meant.

Sons of Jeduthun.--See 1Chronicles 16:38. Obed-edom, son of Jeduthun, was a warder before the Ark. Thus the warders of both sanctuaries belonged to the same clan.

Verses 37-43. - These verses give the now new-ordained distribution of priests and Levites, to minister and to attend to the service of praise before the ark. And the first of them may be considered to mark an important step in advance in the crystallizing of the world's ecclesiastical institutions. Asaph and his brethren of song are left there before the ark of the covenant... to minister before the ark continually, as every day's work required. A permanent local ministry and choir are thus established, with a fixity of place on Zion, and regularity of time that had been hitherto unattainable. 16:37-43 The worship of God ought to be the work of every day. David put it into order. At Jerusalem, where the ark was, Asaph and his brethren were to minister before the ark continually, with songs of praise. No sacrifices were offered there, nor incense burnt, because the altars were not there; but David's prayers were directed as incense, and the lifting up of his hands as the evening sacrifice. So early did spiritual worship take place of ceremonial. Yet the ceremonial worship, being of Divine institution, must by no means be omitted; therefore at Gibeon, at the altars, the priests attended; for their work was to sacrifice and burn incense; and that they did continually, morning and evening, according to the law of Moses. As the ceremonies were types of the mediation of Christ, the observance of them was of great consequence. The attendance of his appointed ministers is right in itself, and encourages the people.
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