1 Chronicles 9:33
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

9:33 These - Others of the Levites; of whose several offices he had spoken before. Are - Or rather, were; which is understood, all along in the foregoing and following verse s. Chambers - That they might be ready to come whensoever they were called to the service of God in the tabernacle. Free - From all trouble and employment, that they might wholly attend upon the proper work. That work - Either composing or ordering sacred songs; or actually singing; or teaching others to sing them. Day and night - Continually, and particularly in the morning and evening, the two times appointed for solemn service. Thus was God continually praised, as it is fit he should be, who is continually doing us good.

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1 Chronicles 6:31
David assigned the following men to lead the music at the house of the LORD after the Ark was placed there.

1 Chronicles 9:34
All these men lived in Jerusalem. They were the heads of Levite families and were listed as prominent leaders in their genealogical records.

1 Chronicles 25:1
David and the army commanders then appointed men from the families of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to proclaim God's messages to the accompaniment of lyres, harps, and cymbals. Here is a list of their names and their work:

Nehemiah 12:46
The custom of having choir directors to lead the choirs in hymns of praise and thanksgiving to God began long ago in the days of David and Asaph.

Psalm 134:1
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. Oh, praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, you who serve at night in the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 35:2
"Go to the settlement where the families of the Recabites live, and invite them to the LORD's Temple. Take them into one of the inner rooms, and offer them some wine."

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