1 Chronicles 25:2
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New International Version
From the sons of Asaph: Zakkur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were under the supervision of Asaph, who prophesied under the king's supervision.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph, under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.

Berean Study Bible
From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah. These sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.

New American Standard Bible
Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah and Asharelah; the sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.

King James Bible
Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

Christian Standard Bible
From Asaph's sons: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph's authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.

Contemporary English Version
Asaph's four sons, Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, were under the direction of their father and played music whenever the king told them to.

Good News Translation
The four sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah. They were under the direction of Asaph, who proclaimed God's messages whenever the king commanded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From Asaph's sons: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph's authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.

International Standard Version
from the descendants of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph mentored by Asaph himself, who prophesied under the supervision of the king;

NET Bible
From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah. The sons of Asaph were supervised by Asaph, who prophesied under the king's supervision.

New Heart English Bible
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the sons of Asaph were Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah. (They were directed by Asaph, who served as a prophet under the king's direction.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph; under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied according to the direction of the king.

New American Standard 1977
Of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asharelah; the sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied at the hand of the king.

King James 2000 Bible
Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied according to the order of the king.

American King James Version
Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

American Standard Version
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of the sons of Asaph: Zacchur, and Joseph, and Nathania, and Asarela, sons of Asaph: under the hand of Asaph prophesying near the king.

Darby Bible Translation
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied at the direction of the king.

English Revised Version
of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph; under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, who prophesied according to the order of the king.

World English Bible
of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.

Young's Literal Translation
Of sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, sons of Asaph, are by the side of Asaph, who is prophesying by the side of the king.
Study Bible
Twenty-Four Divisions of Musicians
1Additionally, David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy with the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals. The following is the list of the men who performed this service: 2From the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah. These sons of Asaph were under the direction of Asaph, who prophesied under the direction of the king. 3From the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah—six in all—under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the harp, giving thanks and praise to the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 25:1
Additionally, David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy with the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals. The following is the list of the men who performed this service:

1 Chronicles 25:3
From the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah--six in all--under the direction of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with the harp, giving thanks and praise to the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.

1 Chronicles 25:1-7 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

1 Chronicles 25:8-31 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, …

the captains That is, the chief of the several orders; not military captains

1 Chronicles 12:28 And Zadok, a young man mighty of valor, and of his father's house …

1 Chronicles 23:2 And he gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests …

1 Chronicles 24:5,6 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors …

2 Chronicles 23:1,9 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the …

Asaph

1 Chronicles 6:33,39,44 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of …

1 Chronicles 15:16-19 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers …

prophesy The word prophesy, here, seems to mean no more than praising God by singing inspired prophetical hymns.

1 Chronicles 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, …

1 Samuel 10:5 After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison …

2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel …

1 Corinthians 14:24-26 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believes not, or …

harps

1 Chronicles 15:16-21 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers …

1 Chronicles 16:4,5,42 And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark …

1 Chronicles 23:5-7 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the …

2 Chronicles 23:13 And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the …

2 Chronicles 29:25,26 And he set the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, with …

2 Chronicles 31:2 And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites …

2 Chronicles 34:12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were …

Ezra 3:10,11 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, …

Nehemiah 12:24,27,43-46 And the chief of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the …

Psalm 81:2 Take a psalm, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant harp with …

Psalm 92:1-3 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES …

Psalm 150:3-5 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery …

Revelation 15:2-4 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that …







(2) Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur.--Literally, To the sons of Asaph belonged Zaccur. In 1Chronicles 25:2-7 the term "sons" appears to mean trained members of the musical guilds, of which the three chiefs, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, were masters.

Asarelah.--This singular name is spelt "Jesharelah" in 1Chronicles 25:14. Ewald identifies it with "Israel," the unaccented ending ah having the force belonging to--literally, towards, unto--so that Jesharelah is in effect the modern Jewish surname Israels. (Comp. "Jaakobah," 1Chronicles 4:36, to Jacob, i.e., Jacobs.)

Under the hands of Asaph.--Rather, at the hand of Asaph. It is implied that the four leaders here named were subordinate to Asaph, and under his direction. (Comp. 1Chronicles 25:3; 1Chronicles 25:6; 2Chronicles 23:18; 2Chronicles 29:27; Ezra 3:10.)

Which prophesied according to the order of the king.--Literally (Asaph), who prophesied (or should prophesy, the participle, as in 1Chronicles 25:1) at the hands of the king: that is, either according to the royal arrangements (2Chronicles 23:18), under David's own appointment, or under the royal direction.

Prophesied.--That is, made music. (See 1Chronicles 25:1.)

Verse 2. - Four sons of Asaph are here given, the number, however, not being ex. pressed, although it is expressed in the cases of Jeduthun and Heman (vers. 3, 5). "For Asaph," we find twelve psalms inscribed, viz. Psalm 1; Psalm 73-83; of some of which he was himself the inspired composer. When it is said "for Asaph," the meaning is for those "under his hand," or direction, and who as a band bore his name, and performed among other odes those which he prophesied. Zaccur. A descendant after the Return is mentioned in Nehemiah 12:35. Asarelah. This last of the four sons of Asaph is called in ver. 14, Jesharelah. Under the hands of... according to the order of. The Hebrew words are "to the hand of" and "to the hands of." Between the signification of these two forms, the one expressed in the singular number and the ether in the plural, there does not seem to be any distinction, and accordingly they might be better translated, under the direction of... under the directions of. The latter form is that found in vers. 3, 6. Of the sons of Asaph,.... Who were separated, and by lot appointed, to the service of singers in the temple:

Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah; called Jesharelah, 1 Chronicles 25:14, these had the third fourth, fifth, and seventh lots, 1 Chronicles 25:9,

under the hands of Asaph; under his instruction and authority:

which prophesied according to the order of the king; which Asaph composed psalms under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, and was ordered by King David to sing them, and by whose command they were inserted in the book of Psalms, where they now stand with his name to them. 2. according to the order of the king—Hebrew, "by the hands of the king," that is, "according to the king's order," under the personal superintendence of Asaph and his colleagues.

which prophesied—that is, in this connection, played with instruments. This metaphorical application of the term "prophecy" most probably originated in the practice of the prophets, who endeavored to rouse their prophetic spirit by the animating influence of music (see on [403]2Ki 3:15). It is said that Asaph did this "according to David's order," because by royal appointment he officiated in the tabernacle on Zion (1Ch 16:37-41), while other leaders of the sacred music were stationed at Gibeon.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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