1 Chronicles 6:39
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New International Version
and Heman's associate Asaph, who served at his right hand: Asaph son of Berekiah, the son of Shimea,

King James Bible
And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

Darby Bible Translation
And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand: Asaph, the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,

World English Bible
His brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berechiah, the son of Shimea,

Young's Literal Translation
And his brother Asaph, who is standing on his right -- Asaph, son of Berachiah, son of Shimea,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Asaph - This person, with Heman, the sons of Kora, Ethan, Jeduthun, etc., are celebrated in these books, and in the Psalms, for their skill in singing, and the part they performed in the public worship of God.

It is very likely that their singing was only a kind of recitative or chanting, such as we still find in the synagogues. It does not appear that God had especially appointed these singers, much less any musical instruments, (the silver trumpets excepted), to be employed in his service. Musical instruments in the house of God are, at least under the Gospel, repugnant to the spirit of Christianity, and tend not a little to corrupt the worship of God. Those who are fond of music in the theater are fond of it in the house of God when they go thither; and some, professing Christianity, set up such a spurious worship in order to draw people to hear the Gospel! This is doing evil that good may come of it; and by this means, light and trifling people are introduced into the Church of Christ, and when in, are generally very troublesome, hard to be pleased, and difficult to be saved.

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his brother. Asaph is probably called his brother, because he was of the same tribe as Heman; or, perhaps, because he was his companion or associate.

Asaph.

1 Chronicles 15:17-19 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah...

1 Chronicles 16:7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brothers.

1 Chronicles 25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph...

1 Chronicles 26:1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

2 Kings 18:18 And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household...

2 Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brothers...

2 Chronicles 20:14 Then on Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph...

2 Chronicles 29:13,30 And of the sons of Elizaphan; Shimri, and Jeiel: and of the sons of Asaph; Zechariah, and Mattaniah...

2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman...

Ezra 2:41 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.

Ezra 3:10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets...

Nehemiah 7:44 The singers: the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.

Nehemiah 11:17,22 And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer...

Nehemiah 12:35,46 And certain of the priests' sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah...

Psalm 50:1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun to the going down thereof.

Psalm 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 75:1 To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that your name is near your wondrous works declare.

Psalm 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

Psalm 77:1 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me.

Psalm 78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 79:1 O God, the heathen are come into your inheritance; your holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

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Psalm 81:1 Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.

Psalm 82:1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.

Psalm 83:1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

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on his right hand.

1 Chronicles 6:31 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 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah...

Berachiah. i.e., blessed of Jehovah

1 Chronicles 6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah...

2 Chronicles 28:12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth...

Zechariah 1:7 On the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius...

1 Chronicles 3:20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five.

1 Chronicles 9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah...

1 Chronicles 15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

Nehemiah 3:4,30 And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next to them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah...

Nehemiah 6:18 For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah...

Zechariah 1:1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD to Zechariah, the son of Berechiah...

(1) A son of Zerubbabel,

1 Chronicles 3:20 And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushabhesed, five.

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(2) A Levite, the father of Asaph, descended from Gershom,

1 Chronicles 6:39 And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,

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1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah...

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(3) A Levite, descended from Elkanah of Netopha,

1 Chronicles 9:16 And Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah...

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(4) A Levite, one of the four doorkeepers for the ark in David's reign,

1 Chronicles 15:23 And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

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1 Chronicles 15:24 And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer...

(5) One of the chief men of Ephraim in the reign of Pekah. He took the part of the captives from Judah. He was a son of Meshillemoth,

2 Chronicles 28:12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth...

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(6) Father of one that builded the wall,

Nehemiah 3:4 And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next to them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah...

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Nehemiah 3:30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece...

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(7) Father of Zechariah the prophet,

Zechariah 1:7 On the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius...

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(8) A chief man of Ephraim,

2 Chronicles 28:12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth...

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Shimea.

1 Chronicles 3:5 And these were born to him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bathshua the daughter of Ammiel:

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David's Choristers
'They stood in their office, according to their order.'--1 CHRON. vi. 32 (R.V. margin). This brief note is buried in the catalogue of the singers appointed by David for 'the service of song in the house of the Lord.' The waves of their choral praise have long ages since ceased to eddy round the 'tabernacle of the tent of meeting,' and all that is left of their melodious companies is a dry list of names, in spite of which the dead owners of them are nameless. But the chronicler's description of them
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 6:38
the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel;

1 Chronicles 6:40
the son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malkijah,

1 Chronicles 25:1
David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:

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