1 Chronicles 15:20

20 Zechariah, Jaaziel,a Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to alamoth,b

Read 1 Chronicles 15:20 Using Other Translations

And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth;
Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;
Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were chosen to play the harps.

What does 1 Chronicles 15:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 15:20

And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah
Who were eight of the second degree; Aziel is the same with Jaaziel, ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 ) and Ben is left out, in whose room Azaziah, in the next verse, seems to be put; Ben is thought to be sick or dead before they came to execute their office, and whom the father of Kimchi takes to be the same with him who is expressed in the title of ( Psalms 9:1 ) which title is, "on Muthlabben", or the death of Ben: these were appointed to sound

with psalteries on Alamoth;
psalteries were another kind of instruments of music; and Alamoth was either the beginning of a song, to the tune of which those instruments played, or the tune itself, and the note of it; either the treble or counter tenor, a shrill sound, like that of organs, which this word sometimes signifies, see ( Psalms 46:1 ) .

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