And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together
Such of the Levites that were singers, and their sons that were trained up as such:
both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem
the plain of Jordan by Jericho, and the plain of Saron and Lydda:
and from the villages of Netophathi:
see ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 ) , here they dwelt, when not in their courses, to minister in the temple; but on this public occasion were summoned together.