So the Levites appointed Heman1 son of Joel; from his brothers, Asaph2 son of Berekiah; and from their brothers the Merarites,3 Ethan son of Kushaiah;
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and with them their brothers next in rank: Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom4 and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
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The musicians Heman,5 Asaph and Ethan were to sound the bronze cymbals;
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Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to "alamoth,"
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and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to "sheminith."
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Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer the priests were to blow trumpets6 before the ark of God. Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also to be doorkeepers for the ark.
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So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of units of a thousand went to bring up the ark7 of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-Edom, with rejoicing.
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Because God had helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, seven bulls and seven rams8 were sacrificed.
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Now David was clothed in a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and as were the singers, and Kenaniah, who was in charge of the singing of the choirs. David also wore a linen ephod.9
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