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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:31-53

When the Levites were first ordained in the wilderness much of the work then appointed them lay in carrying and taking care of the tabernacle and the utensils of it, while they were in their march through the wilderness. In David's time their number was increased; and, though the greater part of them was dispersed all the nation over, to teach the people the good knowledge of the Lord, yet those that attended the house of God were so numerous that there was not constant work for them all; and... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:32

And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacles of the congregation with singing ,.... Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; this service they performed before the ark, which was in a tent or tabernacle David pitched for it; and which the Targum here calls the tabernacle of time, or a temporary tabernacle: until Solomon had built the house of the Lord in Jerusalem ; the temple there: and then they waited on their office according to their order ; performed it in the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 6:32

According to their order - This order is specified below. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:31-48

In the early verses of this section we may notice, if not the first beginning, yet some of the earliest crystallization of the forms of religious services. It was given to David to settle the ark after its travels through the wilderness, its sojourn in various places since then, doubtless always within the care of some Levitical family (except when taken by enemies, 1 Samuel 4:11 ; 1 Samuel 5:1-12 ; 1 Samuel 6:1-21 .), and in especial its prolonged twenty years' sojourn .at... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:32

Instances full of illustration of this ministering… with singing and waiting on their office are found in 2 Chronicles 5:12 ; 2 Chronicles 29:26-31 ; 2 Chronicles 35:15 , 2 Chronicles 35:16 . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 6:31-48

The genealogies of David’s three chief singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan or Jeduthun.1 Chronicles 6:32They waited on their office - On the establishment and continuance of the choral service in the temple, see 2 Chronicles 5:12, 2 Chronicles 29:27-30; 2 Chronicles 35:15.1 Chronicles 6:33Heman - In general Asaph takes precedence of Heman and Jeduthun, but here Heman is placed first, because his family, that of the Kohathites, had the highest priestly rank, being the family which furnished the... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 6:32

1 Chronicles 6:32. They ministered before the tabernacle, &c. Which David had prepared for the ark when it came to Jerusalem. According to their order The order which David himself had constituted a little before his death, as we read in the latter end of this book. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 6:1-81

The Levites (6:1-81)Levi had three sons, Gershon, Kohath and Merari. The priesthood in Israel began with Aaron, who was descended from Levi through Kohath. From that time on, all Aaron’s descendants, and no others, were priests. This means that the Levites may be divided into four groups - the priestly Kohathites, the non-priestly Kohathites, the Gershonites and the Merarites.The Chronicler begins with the priestly line descended from Aaron through his son Eleazar, and traces the line to the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 6:32

dwelling place = tabernacle. Hebrew. mishkan. App-40 . tabernacle = tent of meeting. Hebrew. 'ohel-moed. App-40 . read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 6:32

32. before the dwelling-place, &c.—that is, in the tent which David had erected for receiving the ark after it was removed from the house of Obed-edom [ :-]. This was a considerable time before the temple was built. they waited on their office according to their order—which David, doubtless by the direction of the Holy Spirit, had instituted for the better regulation of divine worship. read more

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