1 Chronicles 9:33
Good News Translation
Some Levite families were responsible for the Temple music. The heads of these families lived in some of the Temple buildings and were free from other duties, because they were on call day and night.

Contemporary English Version
The Levite family leaders who were the musicians also lived at the temple. They had no other responsibilities, because they were on duty day and night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

New American Bible
These were the singers and the gatekeepers, family heads over the Levites. They stayed in the chambers when free of duty, for day and night they had to be ready for service.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

the singers

1 Chronicles 6:31-33 These are they, whom David set over the singing men of the house of the Lord, after that the ark was placed. . . .

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 16:4-6 And he appointed Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, and to remember his works, and to glorify, and praise the Lord God of Israel. . . .

1 Chronicles 25:1 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.

Ezra 7:24 We give you also to understand concerning all the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nathinites, and ministers of the house of this God, that you have no authority to impose toll or tribute, or custom upon them.

were free

Nehemiah 11:17,22,23 And Mathania the son of Micha, the son of Zebedei, the son of Asaph, was the principal man to praise, and to give glory in prayer, and Becbecia, the second, one of his brethren, and Abda the son of Samua, the son of Galal, the son of Idithun. . . .

they, etc.

Psalm 134:1,2 A gradual canticle. Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God. . . .

Psalm 135:1-3 Alleluia. Praise ye the name of the Lord: O you his servants, praise the Lord: . . .

Context
The People of Jerusalem
32And some of the sons of Caath their brethren, were over the loaves of proposition, to prepare always new for every sabbath. 33These 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.34The heads of the Levites, princes in their families, abode in Jerusalem.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:31
These are they, whom David set over the singing men of the house of the Lord, after that the ark was placed.

1 Chronicles 9:34
The heads of the Levites, princes in their families, abode in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 25:1
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.

Nehemiah 12:46
And all Israel, in the days of Zorobabel, and in the days of Nehemiah gave portions to the singing men, and to the porters, day by day, and they sanctified the Levites, and the Levites sanctified the sons of Aaron.

Psalm 134:1
A gradual canticle. Behold now bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord: Who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God.

Jeremiah 35:2
Go to the house of the Rechabites: and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of the chambers of the treasures, and thou shalt give them wine to drink.

Additional Translations
Those who were musicians, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other duties because they were on duty day and night.And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

And these are the singers, heads of fathers houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service ; for they were employed in their work day and night.

And these were the singers, heads of families of the Levites, to whom were established daily courses, for they were employed in the services day and night.

And these were the singers, chief fathers of the Levites, [who were] in the chambers free from service; for they were employed day and night.

And these are the singers, heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service: for they were employed in their work day and night.

And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

These are the singers, heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, [who lived] in the rooms [and were] free [from other service]; for they were employed in their work day and night.

And these who sing, heads of fathers of the Levites, in the chambers, are free, for by day and by night they are over them in the work.
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