1 Chronicles 15:22

22 Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.

1 Chronicles 15:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skilful.
ESV
22 Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.
NLT
22 Kenaniah, the head Levite, was chosen as the choir leader because of his skill.
MSG
22 Kenaniah, the Levite in charge of music, a very gifted musician, was music director.
CSB
22 Chenaniah, the leader of the Levites in music, was to direct the music because he was skillful.

1 Chronicles 15:22 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 15:22

And Chenaniah chief of the Levites was for song
But the chief for the song were Heman, Asaph, and Ethan; rather

for the burden,
as the Targum; for the lifting up and bearing the ark:

he instructed about the song;
or about the taking up and bearing the burden, the ark; directing when to take it up, and how far to go with it, and then rest:

because he was skilful;
a wise and prudent man in all things, and so proper to direct in this business.

1 Chronicles 15:22 In-Context

20 Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah and Benaiah were to play the lyres according to alamoth,
21 and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel and Azaziah were to play the harps, directing according to sheminith.
22 Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
23 Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.
24 Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah and Eliezer the priests were to blow trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-Edom and Jehiah were also to be doorkeepers for the ark.