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Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:2-31

The whole of what is here said of the order in which they were placed, and of the method taken to prevent jealousies arising from the natural infirmity of the human heart, may serve to teach us that in all ages man hath been the same; all striving for pre-eminency. How blessed that sweet direction of Jesus, had we but grace to practice it: Whosoever will be great among you let him be your minister: and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant! (and observe, Reader, what... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 1 Chronicles 25:8-31

Divisions of the Singers into Orders v. 8. And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar. The lot was cast over the divisions or companies to determine their arrangement according to master and assistants, so that nothing was left to capricious choice. v. 9. Now, the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph; the second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons, his companions in the art of music and singing, were twelve; v. 10. the third... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

For the Chapter 25 passage and footnotes, see 1 Chronicles 23:1 ff.6. The Twenty-four Classes of Singers: 1 Chronicles 25:0.—And David and the captains of the host separated. “Captains of the host”(שׂרי הצבא) are those partakers in the legislative and judicial government of David who were designated, 1 Chronicles 24:6, merely as “princes,” 1 Chronicles 23:2, as “princes of Israel.” The designation explains itself from the conception of Israel as the host of the Lord (Exodus 12:17; Exodus... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

It is easy to imagine what joy the poet king would take in arranging the song service of the new Temple. Music played a very important part in his career. His musical skill had been his first introduction to Saul, and had put his life in peril in Saul's presence. Then the psalms attributed to him in our collection breathe out the spirit of the varied experiences through which he passed. The days of his simple life as a shepherd, the period of his exile and suffering, the hours of battle and... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

1 Chronicles 25:1-Obadiah : . The Temple Singers and Musicians.— The musicians, according to the Chronicler, also consisted of twenty-four courses. 1 Chronicles 25:1 . Asaph. . . Heman . . . Jeduthun: see note on 1 Chronicles 15:17.— who should prophesy with harps. . . : according to the Chronicler the Temple musician ranked with the prophet; but he had authority for doing so, since it is evident from 1 Samuel 10:5 f. that the playing of musical instruments was associated with the prophetic... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

CRITICAL NOTES.] This chapter relates to the number and offices of the singers (1 Chronicles 25:1-8); a list of the choirs divided by lot into 24 orders (1 Chronicles 25:9-31).1 Chronicles 25:1-8.—The families of singers. Captains, chiefs who preside over the order of service; those mentioned, 1 Chronicles 23:2; 1 Chronicles 24:6. Separated, divided or distributed for the service. Prophesy, publicly recite the sacred service, sing psalms; a reference to the praising element. 1 Chronicles 25:2.... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

Chapter 25In chapter twenty-five.Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun, those who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was ( 1 Chronicles 25:1 ):Now they were commissioned to prophesy, which does not mean foretelling necessarily, but forth telling the works of God. So the music was declaring the greatness, the glory, the power, the... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

1 Chronicles 25:1 . Prophesy with harps. They sung, as well as played, in the service of the Lord, the compositions or psalms of holy men. The harp is the lyre of the Latin versions. Music in religious worship has a divine sanction; and in the hands of these men it must have acquired perfection. Yet in the primitive church, partly through poverty, and partly through persecution and fear, it was not much used. We do not read of music in churches till after the time of Constantine. See Psalm... read more

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