New American Standard Bible
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.
King James Bible
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.
Darby Bible Translation
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, and there was a settled portion for the singers, due for each day.
World English Bible
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.
Young's Literal Translation
for the command of the king is upon them, and support is for the singers, a matter of a day in its day.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The goodwill of Artaxerxes toward the ministers employed in the temple service, had been previously shown by his exempting them from taxation of every kind Ezra 7:24. Now, it would seem, he had gone further and assigned to the singers an allowance from the royal revenue.
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Kings 25:30
and for his allowance, a regular allowance was given him by the king, a portion for each day, all the days of his life.
"Moreover, I issue a decree concerning what you are to do for these elders of Judah in the rebuilding of this house of God: the full cost is to be paid to these people from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces beyond the River, and that without delay.
"The rest of the needs for the house of your God, for which you may have occasion to provide, provide for it from the royal treasury.
So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers as each day required, and set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.
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