1 Chronicles 23:5
Good News Translation
four thousand to do guard duty, and four thousand to praise the LORD, using the musical instruments provided by the king for this purpose.

Contemporary English Version
4,000 will be guards at the temple, and 4,000 will praise the LORD by playing the musical instruments I have given them."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover four thousand were porters: and as many singers singing to the Lord with the instruments, which he had made to sing with.

New American Bible
four thousand were to be gatekeepers, and four thousand were to praise the LORD with the instruments which [David] had devised for praise.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Moreover four thousand were porters: and as many singers singing to the Lord with the instruments, which he had made to sing with.

porters

1 Chronicles 9:17-27 And the porters were Sellum, and Accub, and Telmon, and Ahiman: and their brother Sellum was the prince, . . .

1 Chronicles 15:23,24 And Barachias, and Elcana, were doorkeepers of the ark. . . .

1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obededom, with his brethren sixty-eight: and Obededom the son of Idithun, and Hosa he appointed to be porters.

1 Chronicles 26:1-12 And the divisions of the porters: of the Corites Meselemia, the son of Core, of the sons of Asaph. . . .

2 Chronicles 8:14 And he appointed according to the order of David his father the offices of the priests in their ministries: and the Levites in their order to give praise, and minister before the priests according to the duty of every day: and the porters in their divisions by gate and gate: for so David the man of God had commanded.

2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph stood in their order, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Idithun, the prophets of the king: and the porters kept guard at every gate, so as not to depart one moment from their service, and therefore their brethren the Levites prepared meats for them.

Ezra 7:7 And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the children of the priests, and of the children of the Levites, and of the singing men, and of the porters, and of the Nathinites to Jerusalem in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.

Nehemiah 7:73 And the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singing men, and the rest of the common people, and the Nathinites, and all Israel dwelt in their cities.

praised

1 Chronicles 6:31-48 These are they, whom David set over the singing men of the house of the Lord, after that the ark was placed. . . .

1 Chronicles 9:33 These are the chief of the singing men of the families of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers, by the temple, that they might serve continually day and night in their ministry.

1 Chronicles 15:16-22 And David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites, to appoint some of their brethren to be singers with musical instruments, to wit, on psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, that the joyful noise might resound on high. . . .

1 Chronicles 16:41,42 And after him Heman, and Idithun, and the rest that were chosen, every one by his name to give praise to the Lord: because his mercy endureth for ever. . . .

1 Chronicles 25:1-7 Moreover David and the chief officers of the army separated for the ministry the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Idithun: to prophesy with harps, and with psalteries, and with cymbals according to their number serving in their appointed office. . . .

2 Chronicles 20:19-21 And the Levites of the sons of Caath, and of the sons of Core praised the Lord the God of Israel with a loud voice, on high. . . .

Psalm 87:7 The dwelling in thee is as it were of all rejoicing.

the instruments

1 Kings 10:12 And the king made of the thyine trees the rails of the house of the Lord, and of the king's house: and citterns and harps for singers: there were no such thyine trees as these brought nor seen unto this day.)

2 Chronicles 29:25,26 And he set the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, and psalteries, and harps according to the regulation of David the king, and of Gad the seer, and of Nathan the prophet: for it was the commandment of the Lord by the hand of his prophets. . . .

Amos 6:5 You that sing to the sound of the psaltery: they have thought themselves to have instruments of music like David;

Context
The Divisions of the Levites
4Of these twenty-four thousand were chosen, and distributed unto the ministry of the house of the Lord: and six thousand were the overseers and judges. 5Moreover four thousand were porters: and as many singers singing to the Lord with the instruments, which he had made to sing with.6And David distributed them into courses by the families of the sons of Levi, to wit, of Gerson, and of Caath, and of Merari.…
Cross References
2 Kings 7:10
So they came to the gate of the city, and told them, saying: We went to the camp of the Syrians, and we found no man there, but horses, and asses tied, and the tents standing.

1 Chronicles 15:16
And David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites, to appoint some of their brethren to be singers with musical instruments, to wit, on psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, that the joyful noise might resound on high.

1 Chronicles 25:7
And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight.

2 Chronicles 29:26
And the Levites stood, with the instruments of David, and the priests with trumpets.

Amos 6:5
You that sing to the sound of the psaltery: they have thought themselves to have instruments of music like David;

Additional Translations
4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the LORD with the instruments I have made for giving praise.”Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Jehovah with the instruments which I made,'said David , to praise therewith.

and four thousand door-keepers, and four thousand to praise the Lord with instruments which he made to praise the Lord.

and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Jehovah with the instruments which I made, [said David,] to praise [therewith].

and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

Moreover, four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise with them.

four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made, for giving praise."

and four thousand gatekeepers, and four thousand giving praise to Jehovah, 'with instruments that I made for praising,' saith David.
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