1 Chronicles 25:5
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New International Version
(All these were sons of Heman the king's seer. They were given him through the promises of God to exalt him. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.)

New Living Translation
All these were the sons of Heman, the king's seer, for God had honored him with fourteen sons and three daughters.

English Standard Version
All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer, according to the promise of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Berean Study Bible
All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer, were given to him through the promises of God to exalt him. For God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

New American Standard Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer to exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.

King James Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Christian Standard Bible
All these sons of Heman, the king's seer, were given by the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Contemporary English Version
Heman was one of the king's prophets, and God honored Heman by giving him 14 sons and 3 daughters.

Good News Translation
God gave to Heman, the king's prophet, these fourteen sons and also three daughters, as he had promised, in order to give power to Heman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All these sons of Heman, the king's seer, were given by the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

International Standard Version
All of these were descendants of Heman the king's seer, according to God's promise to exalt him, since God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

NET Bible
All these were the sons of Heman, the king's prophet. God had promised him these sons in order to make him prestigious. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

New Heart English Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(All of them were the sons of the king's seer Heman. They were given to him to make him prominent, as God had promised. So God gave Heman 14 sons and 3 daughters.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
all these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the things pertaining to God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

New American Standard 1977
All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer to exalt him according to the words of God, for God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All these were the sons of Heman, the king's seer, in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

King James 2000 Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to exalt the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

American King James Version
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

American Standard Version
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the seer of the king in the words of God, to lift up the horn: and God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
all these were sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to exalt his power; and God had given to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

English Revised Version
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Webster's Bible Translation
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

World English Bible
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
all these are sons of Heman -- seer of the king in the things of God -- to lift up a horn; and God giveth to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
Study Bible
Twenty-Four Divisions of Musicians
4From the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. 5All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer, were given to him through the promises of God to exalt him. For God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6All these were under the direction of their fathers for the music of 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.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 24:11
When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David's seer:

1 Chronicles 21:9
And the LORD instructed Gad, David's seer,

1 Chronicles 25:4
From the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth.

Treasury of Scripture

All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

Heman

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

1 Chronicles 15:17,19 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, …

1 Chronicles 16:41,42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, …

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

Bukkiah

1 Chronicles 25:13 The sixth to Bukkiah, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Mattaniah

1 Chronicles 25:16 The ninth to Mattaniah, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Uzziel

1 Chronicles 25:18 The eleventh to Azareel, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Azareel

1 Chronicles 24:24 Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.

Shebuel

1 Chronicles 25:20 The thirteenth to Shubael, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

1 Chronicles 24:20 And the rest of the sons of Levi were these: Of the sons of Amram; …

Shubael
Jerimoth

1 Chronicles 25:22 The fifteenth to Jeremoth, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

1 Chronicles 24:30 The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were …

Hananiah

1 Chronicles 25:23 The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Hanani

1 Chronicles 25:25 The eighteenth to Hanani, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Eliathah

1 Chronicles 25:27 The twentieth to Eliathah, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Giddalti

1 Chronicles 25:29 The two and twentieth to Giddalti, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Romamti-ezer

1 Chronicles 25:31 The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, he, his sons, and his brothers, …

Joshbekashah

1 Chronicles 25:24 The seventeenth to Joshbekashah, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Mallothi

1 Chronicles 25:26 The nineteenth to Mallothi, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve:

Hothir

1 Chronicles 25:28,30 The one and twentieth to Hothir, he, his sons, and his brothers, were twelve…







(5) All these were the sons of Heman.--Literally, Were sons to Heman.

The king's seer in the words of God.--Or, in the things of God, in Divine (that is, liturgical) matters. Heman was a prophet as well as a minstrel. (For the connection between music and prophecy, comp. 1Samuel 10:5-6; 2Kings 3:15; Exodus 15:20.) Comp. also Note on 1Chronicles 25:1, above.

Seer.--Heb., h?zeh. Literally, gazer. The word rendered "seer" in 1Chronicles 26:28 and 1Samuel 9:9 is different (r?'eh). Gad was called "David's seer" (1Chronicles 21:9); so also Jeduthun is "the king's seer" (2Chronicles 35:15).

To lift up the horn.--That is, according to Bertheau, "to blow the horns loudly." With this he connects the preceding phrase, which he renders "by God's commands." (Comp. 2Chronicles 29:15.) But the horn does not appear elsewhere among the instruments of the Temple musicians, and the phrase "to lift up the horn" of a person is a well-known Hebrew metaphor. (Comp. 1Samuel 2:10 : "May he give strength to his king, and lift up the horn of his anointed.") Thus it seems that the meaning is that God gave all these "sons"--i.e., proficient disciples--to Heman in order to strengthen him for his work by providing him with a strong body of able assistants.

And three daughters.--The mention of "three daughters" is interesting, as an indication that women sustained a part in the service of song. (Comp. Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34; 1Samuel 18:6.) The Syriac omits the whole verse.

Verse 5. - For the expression, the king's seer, and as other instances of the office, see 1 Chronicles 21:9; 2 Chronicles 35:15, in neither of which places, however, have we the attendant phrase, in the words of God. Yet we have the same sense strictly implied in 1 Chronicles 21:9, 19. The expression needs not to be generalized into "in the matters of God," but evidently describes the seer (Heman, Gad, or Jeduthun) as the authorized medium of verbal communication between God and the king. There is difficulty in assigning the right place of the clause, to lift up the horn. There can be no doubt at all that it contains no allusion whatever to the horn as an instrument of sound (the almost solitary approach to which use of the word is found in Joshua 6:5), but that it falls in with the very frequent figurative use of the phrase as it occurs in the very same words (Psalm 75:5, 6; Psalm 89:18, 25; Psalm 92:12; Psalm 112:9; 1 Samuel 2:1, 10, etc.), and which means "to add to the strength" or "honour" of any one. The allusion is to the number of Heman's children being a mark of the honour God set on him. The words cannot go with the latter part of the verse, while the conjunction (vav) in וַיִּתֵּן opens it. The possible order may be, All these sons were to Heman, the king's seer, by the words of God, to lift up the horn. The absence of the third personal pronoun suffix to קֶרֶן is noticeable, place the clause where we will The statement of the fourteen sons and three daughters belonging to Heman, in this verse, shows that up to this point the word "sons" is used in its stricter sense, however true it may be that the sense is amplified in vers. 10-31. All these were the sons of Heman, the king's seer,.... The prophet of the king, as the Targum, who was frequently with him, assisting him

in the words of God: in divine things:

to lift up the horn; to blow with the hornpipe or trumpet, and to magnify and set forth the greatness of the kingdom of Israel, and especially of the King Messiah, the horn of salvation, that would be raised up in the house of David:

and God gave to Heman fourteen sons; whose names are before mentioned:

and three daughters; of whom we have no more account, only may observe, that both are the gifts of God, and an heritage from him, Psalm 127:3. 5. Heman the king's seer—The title of "seer" or "prophet of David" is also given to Gad (1Ch 21:9), and to Jeduthun (2Ch 29:14, 15), in the words (Margin, "matters") of God.

to lift up the horn—that is, to blow loudly in the worship of God; or perhaps it means nothing more than that he presided over the wind instruments, as Jeduthun over the harp. Heman had been appointed at first to serve at Gibeon (1Ch 16:41). But his destination seems to have been changed at a subsequent period.

God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters—The daughters are mentioned, solely because from their musical taste and talents they formed part of the choir (Ps 68:25).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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