2 Chronicles 5:13
New International Version
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,

New Living Translation
The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the LORD with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD.

English Standard Version
and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD ), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

Berean Study Bible
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They lifted up their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” And the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud

King James Bible
It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

New King James Version
indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying:For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

New American Standard Bible
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they raised their voices accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, and when they praised the LORD saying,He indeed is good for His kindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

NASB 1995
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying,"He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

NASB 1977
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD saying, “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

Amplified Bible
in unison when the trumpeters and singers were to make themselves heard with one voice praising and thanking the LORD, and when they raised their voices accompanied by the trumpets and cymbals and [other] instruments of music, and when they praised the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever,” then the house of the LORD was filled with a cloud,

Christian Standard Bible
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: For he is good; his faithful love endures forever. The temple, the LORD’s temple, was filled with a cloud.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They raised their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: For He is good; His faithful love endures forever. The temple, the LORD’s temple, was filled with a cloud.

American Standard Version
it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Jehovah; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Jehovah,'saying , For he is good; for his lovingkindness endureth for ever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Jehovah,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English


Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there was one voice in the trumpeting and in the psalm-singing, and in the loud utterance with one voice to give thanks and praise the Lord; and when they raised their voice together with trumpets and cymbals, and instruments of music, and said, Give thanks to the Lord, for it is good, for his mercy endures for ever: - then the house was filled with the cloud of the glory of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So when they all sounded together, both with trumpets, and voice, and cymbals, and organs, and with divers kind of musical instruments, and lifted up their voice on high : the sound was heard afar off, so that when they began to praise the Lord, and to say: Give glory to the Lord for he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever: the house of God was filled with a cloud.

English Revised Version
it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the trumpeters and singers praised and thanked the LORD in unison. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, they sang in praise to the LORD: "He is good; his mercy endures forever." Then the LORD's temple was filled with a cloud.

International Standard Version
the trumpeters and musicians played in union, praising and giving thanks to the LORD. They praised the LORD loudly and sang, "He is good, and his gracious love is eternal," accompanied by the trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments.) As they did this, a cloud filled the Temple, that is, the LORD's Temple,

JPS Tanakh 1917
it came even to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD: 'for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever'; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD,

Literal Standard Version
indeed, it comes to pass, trumpeters and singers [are] as one, to sound [with] one voice—to praise and to give thanks to YHWH, and at the lifting up of the sound with trumpets, and with cymbals, and with instruments of song, and at giving praise to YHWH, [saying], “For [He is] good, for His kindness [is] for all time,” that the house is filled with a cloud—the house of YHWH,

NET Bible
The trumpeters and musicians played together, praising and giving thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they loudly praised the LORD, singing: "Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!" Then a cloud filled the LORD's temple.

New Heart English Bible
it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, "For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever," then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD,

World English Bible
it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, [saying], "For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever!" that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh,

Young's Literal Translation
yea, it cometh to pass, as one are trumpeters and singers, to sound -- one voice -- to praise and to give thanks to Jehovah, and at the lifting up of the sound with trumpets, and with cymbals, and with instruments of song, and at giving praise to Jehovah, for good, for to the age is His kindness, that the house is filled with a cloud -- the house of Jehovah,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Glory Fills the Temple
12all the Levitical singers—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and relatives—stood on the east side of the altar, dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps, and lyres, accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They lifted up their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” And the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud 14so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.…

Cross References
Revelation 15:8
And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

Exodus 40:35
Moses was unable to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:41
With them were Heman, Jeduthun, and the rest of those chosen and designated by name to give thanks to the LORD, for "His loving devotion endures forever."

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.

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD: "For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever."

Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively with praise and thanksgiving to the LORD: "For He is good; for His loving devotion to Israel endures forever." Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD had been laid.


Treasury of Scripture

It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endures for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;

as one

Psalm 95:1,2
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation…

Psalm 100:1,2
A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands…

Isaiah 52:8
Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

with the trumpets

Psalm 68:25,26
The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels…

he is good

2 Chronicles 7:3
And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:34-41
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever…

then the house

Exodus 40:34,35
Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle…

1 Kings 8:10-12
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, …









(13) It came even to pass . . . thanking the Lord.--And the trumpeters and the minstrels were to sound aloud, as one man, with one sound, in order to praise and thank the Lord. This ends the parenthesis-

Their voice with the trumpets.--Rather, A sound with trumpets, &c.

And praised the Lord, saying, For he is good.--For this common liturgical formula see 1Chronicles 16:34; 1Chronicles 16:41.

That then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord.--Omit that (1Kings 8:10). "Then the cloud filled the house of the Lord." The LXX. reads, "with the cloud of the glory of the Lord; "the Vulg. simply, "so that the house of God was filled with a cloud." (The Syriac and Arabic omit 2Chronicles 5:12-13.) The unpointed Heb. text might be rendered, "the house was filled with the cloud of the house of the Lord;" but the Authorised Version is preferable; the phrase, "the house of the Lord," being added as a sort of climax. (Comp. 2Chronicles 4:21, ad fin.) So Reuss, "Le temple se remplit d'une nuee, le temple de l' Eternel." The emphatic word is Jehovah, of whose presence the bright cloud was the standing token. . . .

Verse 13. - It cannot but be that it was intended in this verse that attention should be rivetted to the fact of the splendid consentaneity of all singers and all musicians, of hearts and voices and instruments. The suggestion is as significant as it is impressive, a suggestion to the Church of all time, and supremely asking notice now. Even the house. The close of ver. 14, as also the parallel (1 Kings 8:11 ), justifies the supposition that the Septuagint showing the word δόξης, guides us rightly in restoring the word "glory" (כְבוד) here, in place of the word "house" (בֵּית). For he is good (so 1 Chronicles 16:34; Psalm 136:1; 2 Chronicles 7:3; Ezra 3:11).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The trumpeters
לַמְחַצְּרִ֨ים (lam·ḥaṣ·ṣə·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2690: To trumpet, blow on that instrument

and singers
וְלַמְשֹֽׁרֲרִ֜ים (wə·lam·šō·ră·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7891: To sing

joined together
כְ֠אֶחָד (ḵə·’e·ḥāḏ)
Preposition-k | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

to praise
לְהַלֵּ֣ל (lə·hal·lêl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1984: To shine

and thank
וּלְהֹדוֹת֮ (ū·lə·hō·ḏō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

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

with one
אֶחָ֗ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

voice.
קוֹל־ (qō·wl-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

They raised
וּכְהָרִ֣ים (ū·ḵə·hā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

their voices,
ק֠וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

accompanied by trumpets,
בַּחֲצֹצְר֨וֹת (ba·ḥă·ṣō·ṣə·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2689: (an ancient) trumpet

cymbals,
וּבִמְצִלְתַּ֜יִם (ū·ḇim·ṣil·ta·yim)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - cd
Strong's 4700: Double tinklers, cymbals

and musical
הַשִּׁ֗יר (haš·šîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7892: A song, singing

instruments,
וּבִכְלֵ֣י (ū·ḇiḵ·lê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

in praise
וּבְהַלֵּ֤ל (ū·ḇə·hal·lêl)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1984: To shine

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

“For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

He is good;
ט֔וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

His loving devotion endures forever.”
חַסְדּ֑וֹ (ḥas·dōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

Then the temple,
וְהַבַּ֛יִת (wə·hab·ba·yiṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

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

was filled
מָלֵ֥א (mā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

with a cloud
עָנָ֖ן (‘ā·nān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud


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