1 Chronicles 15:22
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New International Version
Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.

King James Bible
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

Darby Bible Translation
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites for the music, gave instruction in music, for he was skilful.

World English Bible
Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

Young's Literal Translation
And Chenaniah, head of the Levites, is over the burden; he instructeth about the burden, for he is intelligent.

1 Chronicles 15:22 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Chenaniah - he instructed about the song - This appears to have been the master singer; he gave the key and the time, for he presided במשא bemassa, in the elevation, probably meaning what is called pitching the tune, for he was skillful in music, and powerful in his voice, and well qualified to lead the band: be might have been precentor.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for. etc. or, for the carriage: he instructed about the carriage. Song [heb] lifting up

1 Chronicles 15:16,27 And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music...

he instructed

1 Chronicles 25:7,8 So the number of them, with their brothers that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning...

Library
April the Sixteenth Priests of the Lord
"None ought to carry the ark of God but the Levites." --1 CHRONICLES xv. 1-3, 11-15. There are prepared people for prepared offices. The Lord will fit the man to the function, the anointed and consecrated priest for the consecrated and consecrating ministry. But now, in the larger purpose of the Lord, and in "the exceeding riches of His grace," everybody may be a priest of the Lord. "He hath made us to be priests and kings unto God." And He will prepare us to carry our ark, and to "minister in
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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