1 Chronicles 25:5
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 him through the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

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.

New King James Version
All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to exalt his horn. 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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
All these [men] were the sons of Heman the king’s seer to exalt him in accordance with the words of God; for God gave 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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


Brenton Septuagint Translation
All these were the sons of Aeman the king's chief player in the praises of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Aeman 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
all these [are] sons of Heman, seer of the king in the things of God, to lift up a horn; and God gives fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 him through the promises of God to exalt him, for God had given 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 the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,

1 Chronicles 15:17,19
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 16:41,42
And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever; …

Bukkiah

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

Mattaniah

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

Uzziel

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

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

Shubael

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

1 Chronicles 24:30
The sons also of Mushi; Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after the house of their fathers.

Hananiah

1 Chronicles 25:23
The sixteenth to Hananiah, he, his sons, and his brethren, 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). . . .

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
אֵ֨לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

sons
בָנִ֜ים (ḇā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

of Heman,
לְהֵימָ֗ן (lə·hê·mān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1968: Heman -- an Israelite name

the king’s
הַמֶּ֛לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

seer,
חֹזֵ֥ה (ḥō·zêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2374: A beholder in vision, a compact

[were given to him] through the promises
בְּדִבְרֵ֥י (bə·ḏiḇ·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of God
הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

to exalt
לְהָרִ֣ים (lə·hā·rîm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

him.
קָ֑רֶן (qā·ren)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

For God
הָאֱלֹהִ֜ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

gave
וַיִּתֵּ֨ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

Heman
לְהֵימָ֗ן (lə·hê·mān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1968: Heman -- an Israelite name

fourteen
אַרְבָּעָ֥ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

sons
בָּנִ֛ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

and three
שָׁלֽוֹשׁ׃ (šā·lō·wōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

daughters.
וּבָנ֥וֹת (ū·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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