1 Chronicles 23:5

5 Four thousand are to be gatekeepers and four thousand are to praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have provided for that purpose.”

Read 1 Chronicles 23:5 Using Other Translations

Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.
4,000 gatekeepers, and 4,000 shall offer praises to the LORD with the instruments that I have made for praise."
Another 4,000 will work as gatekeepers, and 4,000 will praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have made.”

What does 1 Chronicles 23:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 23:5

Moreover four thousand were porters
At the east, north, and south gates of the temple, in their turns;

and four thousand praised the Lord with the instruments;
were singers in the temple, which in all made up 38,000:

which I made, said David, to praise therewith;
which instruments he devised and ordered to be made to praise the Lord with; see ( 2 Chronicles 29:26 ) ( Nehemiah 12:36 ) .

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