1 Chronicles 9:33
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
The musicians, all prominent Levites, lived at the Temple. They were exempt from other responsibilities since they were on duty at all hours.

English Standard Version
Now these, the singers, the heads of fathers’ houses of the Levites, were in the chambers of the temple free from other service, for they were on duty day and night.

Berean Study Bible
Those who were musicians, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other duties because they were on duty day and night.

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the singers, heads of fathers' households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free from other service; for they were engaged in their work day and night.

New King James Version
These are the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, who lodged in the chambers, and were free from other duties; for they were employed in that work day and night.

King James Bible
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

Christian Standard Bible
The singers, the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.

Contemporary English Version
The Levite family leaders who were the musicians also lived at the temple. They had no other responsibilities, because they were on duty day and night.

Good News Translation
Some Levite families were responsible for the Temple music. The heads of these families lived in some of the Temple buildings and were free from other duties, because they were on call day and night.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The singers, the heads of the Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other tasks because they were on duty day and night.

International Standard Version
These singers, leaders of ancestral households of the descendants of Levi, were living in the chambers of the Temple. Freed from other service responsibilities, they were on duty day and night.

NET Bible
The musicians and Levite family leaders stayed in rooms at the sanctuary and were exempt from other duties, for day and night they had to carry out their assigned tasks.

New Heart English Bible
These are the singers, heads of ancestral houses of the Levites, who lived in the chambers and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These were the musicians who were the heads of the Levite families. They lived in rooms in the temple and were free from other duties because they were on duty day and night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these are the singers, heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night.

New American Standard 1977
Now these are the singers, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free from other service; for they were engaged in their work day and night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And of these there were singers, princes of the fathers of the Levites, who remained in the chambers free from other work; for they were employed in that work day and night.

King James 2000 Bible
And these are the singers, heads of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free from other service: for they were employed in that work day and night.

American King James Version
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

American Standard Version
And these are the singers, heads of fathers houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service ; for they were employed in their work day and night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these were the singers, heads of families of the Levites, to whom were established daily courses, for they were employed in the services day and night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the chief of the singing men of the families of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers, by the temple, that they might serve continually day and night in their ministry.

Darby Bible Translation
And these were the singers, chief fathers of the Levites, [who were] in the chambers free from service; for they were employed day and night.

English Revised Version
And these are the singers, heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers and were free from other service: for they were employed in their work day and night.

Webster's Bible Translation
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

World English Bible
These are the singers, heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, [who lived] in the rooms [and were] free [from other service]; for they were employed in their work day and night.

Young's Literal Translation
And these who sing, heads of fathers of the Levites, in the chambers, are free, for by day and by night they are over them in the work.
Study Bible
The People of Jerusalem
32Some of their Kohathite brothers were responsible for preparing the rows of the showbread every Sabbath. 33Those who were musicians, the heads of Levite families, stayed in the temple chambers and were exempt from other duties because they were on duty day and night. 34All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:31
These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark rested there.

1 Chronicles 9:34
All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs according to their genealogies, and lived in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 25:1
Additionally, David and the commanders of the army set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to prophesy with the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals. The following is the list of the men who performed this service:

Nehemiah 12:46
For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there were directors for the singers and for the songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 134:1
Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who serve by night in the house of the LORD!

Jeremiah 35:2
"Go to the house of the Rechabites, speak to them, and bring them to one of the chambers of the house of the LORD to offer them a drink of wine."

Treasury of Scripture

And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

the singers

1 Chronicles 6:31-33
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest…

1 Chronicles 15:16-22
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…

1 Chronicles 16:4-6
And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: …

were free

Nehemiah 11:17,22,23
And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun…

they, etc.

Psalm 134:1,2
A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD…

Psalm 135:1-3
Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise him, O ye servants of the LORD…







Lexicon
Those who were
וְאֵ֣לֶּה (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

musicians,
הַ֠מְשֹׁרְרִים (ham·šō·rə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7891: To sing

the heads
רָאשֵׁ֨י (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

of Levite
לַלְוִיִּ֛ם (lal·wî·yim)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

families,
אָב֧וֹת (’ā·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

stayed in the temple chambers
בַּלְּשָׁכֹ֖ת (bal·lə·šā·ḵōṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

and were exempt
פְּטוּרִ֑ים (pə·ṭū·rîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6358: Opened, a bud

[from other duties]
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

because they were
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

on duty
בַּמְּלָאכָֽה׃ (bam·mə·lā·ḵāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

day
יוֹמָ֥ם (yō·w·mām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3119: Daytime, by day

and night.
וָלַ֛יְלָה (wā·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity
(33, 34) A general subscription, or concluding statement, with reference to the preceding account of the Levites (1Chronicles 9:14-32).

(33) Refers to the singers treated of in 1Chronicles 9:14-16 : And these (above mentioned) are the minstrels, heads of Levitical families; in the Temple cells (they lived), exempt from all other charge; for day and night they were over them in the work. The Hebrew is, harsh, and perhaps corrupt, but the meaning seems to be clear. It is hardly meant that the service of song in the Temple was uninterrupted (comp. Revelation 4:8), but only that the choristers were under obligation to perpetually recurring service.

They were employed in that work.--Rather, They were over them in the work. They--that is, the leaders for the time being--lived, like the chief warders, in the Temple cells, presiding continually over the guilds of singers.

Verse 33. - Translate, And these singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, in the chambers were free. The word "free" is surely sufficiently explained by the following sentence, in connection with Ezra 7:24; Nehemiah 11:23. It is more doubtful whether the expression, "these singers," refers to names, which now should have been inserted but are lost, or possibly to ver. 16, ante; the idiom would prefer the former. They were employed in that work day and night; literally, for by day and by night on them, in the work. If we were to suppose the cheth before the "work" an error for he, the translation would be easy and free from all doubt, for by day and by night, the work devolved upon them. Anyway, the substance of the sense is obvious. 9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.
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