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

New Living Translation
Kenaniah, the head Levite, was chosen as the choir leader because of his skill.

English Standard Version
Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

Berean Study Bible
Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled.

New American Standard Bible
Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was in charge of the singing; he gave instruction in singing because he was skillful.

New King James Version
Chenaniah, leader of the Levites, was instructor in charge of the music, because he was skillful;

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

Christian Standard Bible
Chenaniah, the leader of the Levites in music, was to direct the music because he was skillful.

Contemporary English Version
Chenaniah was chosen to be the music director, because he was a skilled musician.

Good News Translation
Because of his skill in music Chenaniah was chosen to be in charge of the levitical musicians.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Chenaniah, the leader of the Levites in music, was to direct the music because he was skillful.

International Standard Version
Chenaniah, music leader for the descendants of Levi, served as music director, because he was expert at it.

NET Bible
Kenaniah, the leader of the Levites, was in charge of transport, for he was well-informed on this matter;

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Chenaniah, a Levite leader, instructed others how to sing prophetic songs because he was skilled at it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song; he was master in the song, because he was skilful.

New American Standard 1977
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was in charge of the singing; he gave instruction in singing because he was skillful.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Chenaniah, prince of the Levites in prophecy, for he presided in prophecy, because he had understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, in music: he instructed about the music, because he was skillful.

American King James Version
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

American Standard Version
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chonenia chief of the Levites was master of the bands, because he was skilful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Chonenias chief of the Levites, presided over the prophecy, to give out the tunes: for he was very skilful.

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

English Revised Version
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was over the song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

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.
Study Bible
The Priests and Levites Carry the Ark
21And Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to Sheminith. 22Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled. 23Berechiah and Elkanah were to be guardians of the ark.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 15:21
and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead the music with lyres according to Sheminith.

1 Chronicles 15:23
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be guardians of the ark.

Treasury of Scripture

And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful.

for.

1 Chronicles 15:16,27
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy…

he instructed

1 Chronicles 25:7,8
So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight…







Lexicon
Chenaniah
וּכְנַנְיָ֥הוּ (ū·ḵə·nan·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3663: Chenaniah -- two Israelites

the head
שַֽׂר־ (śar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

Levite
הַלְוִיִּ֖ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

was the director
יָסֹר֙ (yā·sōr)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 3256: To discipline, chasten, admonish

of the music
בַּמַּשָּׂ֔א (bam·maś·śā)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4853: A burden, tribute, porterage, an utterance, chiefly a, doom, singing, mental, desire

because
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he [was]
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

highly skilled.
מֵבִ֖ין (mê·ḇîn)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand
(22) Rather, And Chenaniah, captain (i.e., conductor) of the Levites in bearing (that is, the sacred vessels), was conducting the bearing, because he was skilled--scil., in the traditional regulations connected with bearing the Ark duly and rightly.

Chenaniah.--1Chronicles 15:27, and 1Chronicles 26:29.

Chief of the Levites.--Not one of the six princes (1Chronicles 15:5-10), or heads of houses, but president of the carriage of the Ark.

Was for song.--So the LXX., which reads "leader of the songs;" but the Syriac has "bore the burden daily" and although the word massa--i.e., "lifting up," or "bearing"--might mean "lifting up the voice," (1) the context is against that meaning here, for Heman, Asaph, and Ethan were conductors of the singing and music; (2) Chenaniah is nowhere else associated with music (see Note on 1Chronicles 26:29); (3) the word massa, "bearing," has the sense we have given it when used in relation to Levites (Numbers 4:19; 2Chronicles 35:3).

He instructed.--The Hebrew has an ambiguous form, which may be an infinitive--instructing, correcting (y?sar); or an imperfect of a different verb--was prince over, superintendent of (s?rar).

He was skilful.--Comp. 1Chronicles 25:7; 2Chronicles 34:12.

Verse 22. - For song. There is considerable diversity of opinion as to the meaning of this word. Some think its meaning to be "in the carrying (בַּמַּשָּׂא)" i.e. of the ark. Its exact position here seems not unfavourable to such interpretation. On the other hand, its position in ver. 27 seems conclusively to point to the translation of the Septuagint and of our Authorized Version in this place as the correct one. Dr. Murphy, however, to escape this, thinks "with the singers" in ver. 27 to be a "copyist's inadvertent repetition." 15:1-24 Wise and good men may be guilty of oversights, which they will correct, as soon as they are aware of them. David does not try to justify what had been done amiss, nor to lay the blame on others; but he owns himself guilty, with others, of not seeking God in due order
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