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The number and divisions of the musicians.

[1] Moreover David and the chief. officers of the army separated for the ministry the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Idithun: to prophesy with harps, and with psalteries, and with cymbals according to their number serving in their appointed office. [2] Of the sons of Asaph: Zacchur, and Joseph, and Nathania, and Asarela, sons of Asaph: under the hand of Asaph prophesying near the king. [3] And of Idithun: the sons of Idithun, Godolias, Serf, Jeseias, and Hasabias, and Mathathias, six, under the hand of their father Idithun, who prophesied with a harp to give thanks and to praise the Lord. [4] Of Heman also: the sons of Heman, Bocciau, Mathaniau, Oziel, Subuel, and Jerimoth, Hananias, Hanani, Eliatha, Geddelthi, and Romemthiezer, and Jesbacassa, Mellothi, Othir, Mahazioth: [5] All these were the sons of Heman the seer of the king in the words of God, to lift up the horn: and God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

[6] All these under their father' s hand were distributed to sing in the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, and psalteries and harps, for the service of the house of the Lord near the king: to wit, Asaph, and Idithun, and Heman. [7] And the number of them with their brethren, that taught the song of the Lord, all the teachers, were two hundred and eighty-eight, [8] And they cast lots by their courses, the elder equally with the younger, the learned and the unlearned together. [9] And the first lot came forth to Joseph, who was of Asaph. The second to Godolias, to him and his sons, and his brethren twelve. [10] The third to Zachur, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

[11] The fourth to Isari, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [12] The fifth to Nathania, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [13] The sixth to Bocciau, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [14] The seventh to Isreela, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [15] The eighth to Jesaia, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

[16] The ninth to Mathanaias, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [17] The tenth to Semeias, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [18] The eleventh to Azareel, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [19] The twelfth to Hasabia, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [20] The thirteenth to Subael, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

[21] The fourteenth to Mathathias, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [22] The fifteenth to Jerimoth, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [23] The sixteenth to Hananias, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [24] The seventeenth to Jesbacassa, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [25] The eighteenth to Hanani, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

[26] The nineteenth to Mellothi, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [27] The twentieth to Eliatha, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [28] The one and twentieth to Othir, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [29] The two and twentieth to Geddelthi, to his sons and his brethren twelve. [30] The three and twentieth to Mahazioth, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

[31] The four and twentieth to Romemthiezer, to his sons and his brethren twelve.

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