1 Chronicles 25:14
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English Standard Version
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

King James Bible
The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

American Standard Version
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve:

Douay-Rheims Bible
The seventh to Isreela, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

English Revised Version
the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brethren, twelve:

Webster's Bible Translation
The seventh to Jesharelah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They cast lots, משׁמרת גּורלות, κλήρους ἐφημερίων (lxx), by which the משׁמרת, the waiting upon the service, was fixed, that is, the order of their succession in the official service. לעמּת is variously translated. As no name follows, R. Shel. and Kimchi would repeat the preceding משׁמרת: one class as the other; and this is supported by 1 Chronicles 26:16 and Nehemiah 12:24, and by the fact that in 1 Chronicles 17:5, after ממּשׁכּן, the words משׁכּן אל have been dropped out. But according to the accentuation משׁמרת belongs to גּורלות, and so the proposed completion is at once disposed of. Besides this, however, the thought "class like class" does not appear quite suitable, as the classes were only formed by the lots, and so were not in existence so as to be able to cast lots. We therefore, with Ewald, 360, a, and Berth., hold the clause כּגּדול כּקּטן to be the genitive belonging to לעמּת, since עמּת is in Ecclesiastes 5:15 also connected with a clause: "in the manner of, as the small, so the great," i.e., the small and the great, the older as the younger. This is further defined by "the skilled as the scholars." From these words it is manifest that not merely the 288 cast lots, for these were כּל־מבין (1 Chronicles 25:7), but also the other 3712 Levites appointed for the service of the singers; whence it further follows that only the 288 who were divided by lot into twenty-four classes, each numbering twelve persons, were thoroughly skilled in singing and playing, and the scholars were so distributed to them that each class received an equal number of them, whom they had to educate and train. These, then, were probably trained up for and employed in the temple music according to their progress in their education, so that the ἐφημερία which had at any time charge of the service consisted not only of the twelve skilled musicians, but also of a number of scholars who assisted in singing and playing under their direction.

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1 Chronicles 25:13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

1 Chronicles 25:15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his relatives, twelve;

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1 Chronicles 25:13
the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

1 Chronicles 25:15
the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve;

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