David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on 1musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.
So the Levites appointed 2Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers 3Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari, their brothers, 4Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
and with them their brothers of the second order, Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and the gatekeepers Obed-edom and Jeiel.
The singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were to sound bronze cymbals;
Zechariah, 5Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to 6Alamoth;
but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, 7Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to 8the Sheminith.
Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, should 9blow the trumpets before the ark of God. 10Obed-edom and Jehiah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.
2511So David and the elders of Israel and the commanders of thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of 12Obed-edom with rejoicing.
And because God helped the Levites who were carrying the ark of the covenant of the LORD, they sacrificed 13seven bulls and seven rams.