1 Chronicles 25:7
New International Version
Along with their relatives--all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD--they numbered 288.

New Living Translation
They and their families were all trained in making music before the LORD, and each of them—288 in all—was an accomplished musician.

English Standard Version
The number of them along with their brothers, who were trained in singing to the LORD, all who were skillful, was 288.

Berean Study Bible
Together with their relatives, who were all trained and skillful in the songs of the LORD, they numbered 288.

King James Bible
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

New King James Version
So the number of them, with their brethren who were instructed in the songs of the LORD, all who were skillful, was two hundred and eighty-eight.

New American Standard Bible
Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

NASB 1995
Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

NASB 1977
And their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.

Amplified Bible
So their number [who led the remainder of the 4,000], with their relatives who were trained in singing to the LORD, all who were skillful, was 288.

Christian Standard Bible
They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the LORD.

American Standard Version
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto Jehovah, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their number with their brethren and singers of songs to LORD JEHOVAH, and the number of these singers was two hundred and eighty and eight.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the number of them after their brethren, those instructed to sing to God, every one that understood singing was two hundred and eighty-eight.

Contemporary English Version
There were 288 of these men, and all of them were skilled musicians.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight,

English Revised Version
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto the LORD, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

Good News Translation
All these twenty-four men were experts; and their fellow Levites were trained musicians. There were 288 men in all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They, along with their relatives, were trained, skilled musicians for the LORD. There were 288 of them.

International Standard Version
They and their relatives who had been skillfully trained in singing to the LORD, numbered 288.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in singing unto the LORD, even all that were skilful, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

Literal Standard Version
And their number, with their brothers taught in the song of YHWH—all who are intelligent—[is] two hundred and eighty-eight.

NET Bible
They and their relatives, all of them skilled and trained to make music to the LORD, numbered two hundred eighty-eight.

New Heart English Bible
The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to the LORD, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

World English Bible
The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

Young's Literal Translation
And their number, with their brethren -- taught in the song of Jehovah, all who are intelligent -- is two hundred, eighty and eight.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Twenty-Four Divisions of Musicians
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. 7Together with their relatives, who were all trained and skillful in the songs of the LORD, they numbered 288 8They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:42
Heman and Jeduthun had with them trumpets and cymbals for the music and instruments for the songs of God. And the sons of Jeduthun were stationed at the gate.

1 Chronicles 23:5
4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the LORD with the instruments I have made for giving praise."


Treasury of Scripture

So the number of them, with their brothers that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

under the hands

1 Chronicles 25:2,3
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…

for song

1 Chronicles 25:1-3
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: …

1 Chronicles 15:22
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

1 Chronicles 23:5
Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

1 Chronicles 25:2
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.

Asaph

1 Chronicles 25:1-4
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: …









(7) So the number of them, with their brethren . . . was two hundred fourscore and eight.--This total of two hundred and eighty-eight skilled musicians (24 ? 12) shows that each of the twenty-four leading minstrels, called in 1Chronicles 25:2-4 the "sons" of Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman, was associated with a company of eleven "brethren," who were experts in the chanting of the sanctuary. The twenty-four leaders accompanied the singing of their choirs with instrumental music.

Verse 7. - This verse introduces a large additional number of those called for the present brethren of the foregoing twenty-four. These brethren (partly composed of their sons, as appears from vers. 9-31) were to aid in the songs of the Lord, and were apparently under instruction for that purpose. Each one of the twenty-four had eleven associated subordinates with him, and for whose instruction and service he was probably answerable. These would, of course, multiply up to the two hundred four score and eight mentioned in the verse. This verse appears (contrary to the interpretation of Keil, Bertheau, and others) with sufficient precision to mark two classes מְלֻמְּדֵי־שִׁיר, and הַמֵּבִּין, the latter not embracing the former, but the two together making up the two hundred and eighty-eight spoken cf. These two classes will surely satisfy the "teacher and the scholar" classification of the following verse; the classes are denoted by the same Hebrew roots. In ver. 7 the passive Pual participle of the instructed and the Hiphil participle of the cunning, or skilled, correspond exactly with the "scholar" (תַלְמִיד) and the "teacher" (מֵּבִין) of ver. 8. The contents of vers. 9-31 point to the same, being as they are without an allusion to any other outsiders - to any but the already introduced names of "sons" and "brethren." The supposing, therefore, of any allusion here to the "four thousand" of 1 Chronicles 23:5 seems unnecessary and unnatural in whatever way they were distributed - and probably enough it was in an analogous manner - no distinct reference is made to them here.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Together with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

their relatives,
אֲחֵיהֶ֔ם (’ă·ḥê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

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

trained
מְלֻמְּדֵי־ (mə·lum·mə·ḏê-)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

and skillful
הַ֨מֵּבִ֔ין (ham·mê·ḇîn)
Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

in the songs
שִׁ֖יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

of the LORD,
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

they numbered
מִסְפָּרָם֙ (mis·pā·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

288
מָאתַ֖יִם (mā·ṯa·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's 3967: A hundred


Jump to Previous
Cunning Eight Eighty Eighty-Eight Expert Fourscore Hundred Instructed Intelligent Making Melody Music Relatives Singing Skilful Skilled Skillful Song Songs Taught Trained
Jump to Next
Cunning Eight Eighty Eighty-Eight Expert Fourscore Hundred Instructed Intelligent Making Melody Music Relatives Singing Skilful Skilled Skillful Song Songs Taught Trained
Links
1 Chronicles 25:7 NIV
1 Chronicles 25:7 NLT
1 Chronicles 25:7 ESV
1 Chronicles 25:7 NASB
1 Chronicles 25:7 KJV

1 Chronicles 25:7 BibleApps.com
1 Chronicles 25:7 Biblia Paralela
1 Chronicles 25:7 Chinese Bible
1 Chronicles 25:7 French Bible
1 Chronicles 25:7 Clyx Quotations

OT History: 1 Chronicles 25:7 The number of them with their brothers (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr)
1 Chronicles 25:6
Top of Page
Top of Page