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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1-7

Observe, I. Singing the praises of God is here called prophesying (1 Chron. 25:1-3), not that all those who were employed in this service were honoured with the visions of God, or could foretel things to come. Heman indeed is said to be the king's seer in the words of God (1 Chron. 25:5); but the psalms they sang were composed by the prophets, and many of them were prophetical; and the edification of the church was intended in it, as well as the glory of God. In Samuel's time singing the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1

Moreover, David and the captains of the host separated to the service ,.... Of singing the praises of God; this was done by the princes of the people, and the chief of the priests, who were gathered together, and before whom the lots were cast, both for priests and Levites, and now here for the singers, see 1 Chronicles 22:2 and those that were separated were of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun ; or Ethan, the three precentors, or chief of the singers: who should... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 25:1

David and the captains of the host - The chiefs of those who formed the several orders: not military captains. Should prophesy - Should accompany their musical instruments with prayer and singing. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1

The twenty-four courses of those who were to be engaged in the temple service as singers and musicians fill up this chapter. They are to be taken from the three great families of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun. For the captains of the host , as designating those who superintended the order of temple worship, see 1 Chronicles 22:17 ; 1 Chronicles 23:2 ; 1 Chronicles 24:6 ; as also Numbers 4:3 ; Numbers 8:23 . The sons of Asaph . (For a clear instance of the use of the preposition... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1-8

EXPOSITION The families of the three chiefs in song. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 25:1

The captains of the host - Rather, “the princes” of 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 24:6. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 25:1

1 Chronicles 25:1. And captains All the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites, whom David gathered together ( 1Ch 23:2 ) for this very end, that, with their approbation and consent, all these things might be established, who are here fitly called the captains of the host; for the princes were, under David, the chief captains of the militia of the kingdom; and as the Levites are called a host, and the Lord’s host, because of their number and order in holy ministrations, so... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

Arrangements for the Levites (23:1-26:32)Having appointed Solomon to be his successor, David made further arrangements for the service of the temple. First, he set out a plan to distribute duties among the Levites. A census showed that there were 38,000 Levites eligible for temple service. Of these, 14,000 were official record-keepers, judges, guards, singers and musicians. The remainder were to help in the general service of the temple (23:1-6). Clearly, there were far too many Levites to work... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 25:1

captains of the host = the heads of the Temple service. This word "host" applied to Levites in Numbers 4:3 . Rendered "service" (margin warfare) in Numbers 4:23 , Numbers 4:30 , Numbers 4:35 , Numbers 4:39 , Numbers 4:43 ; Numbers 8:24 . Jeduthun. Probably another name for Ethan. See note on 1 Chronicles 16:41 . prophesy with harps. Not "perform", or "render". The music therefore eminently spiritual. See note on 1 Chronicles 25:5 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 25:1

DAVID'S INSTRUMENTALISTS AND SINGERS;THE PRINCIPAL FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO SERVED"Moreover David and the captains of the host set apart for the service certain of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of them that did the work according to their service was: of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order... read more

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