Nehemiah 12:46
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New International Version
For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there had been directors for the musicians and for the songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

King James Bible
For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

Darby Bible Translation
For of old, in the days of David and Asaph, there were the chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgivings to God.

World English Bible
For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Young's Literal Translation
for in the days of David and Asaph of old were heads of the singers, and a song of praise and thanksgiving to God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The broad wall - What part this was, we know not: it might have been a place designed for a public promenade, or a parade for assembling the troops or guard of the temple.

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and Asaph.

1 Chronicles 25:1-31 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun...

2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise to the LORD with the words of David...

Psalm 73:1-28 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart...

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Psalm 83:1-18 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God...

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The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of his People
LAST Sabbath day in the morning I spoke of the birth of our Saviour as being full of joy to the people of God, and, indeed, to all nations. We then looked at the joy from a distance; we will now in contemplation draw nearer to it, and perhaps as we consider it, and remark the multiplied reasons for its existence, some of those reasons may operate upon our own hearts, and we may go out of this house of prayer ourselves partakers of the exceeding great joy. We shall count it to have been a successful
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:33
Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night.

2 Chronicles 29:30
King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed down and worshiped.

Psalm 137:4
How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?

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