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.”

1 Chronicles 23:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.
ESV
5 4,000 gatekeepers, and 4,000 shall offer praises to the LORD with the instruments that I have made for praise."
NLT
5 Another 4,000 will work as gatekeepers, and 4,000 will praise the LORD with the musical instruments I have made.”
MSG
5 4,000 are security guards; and 4,000 are to serve in the orchestra, praising God with instruments that I have provided for praise."
CSB
5 4,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the Lord with the instruments that I have made for worship."

1 Chronicles 23:5 In-Context

3 The Levites thirty years old or more were counted, and the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand.
4 David said, “Of these, twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the LORD and six thousand are to be officials and judges.
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.”
6 David separated the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.
7 Belonging to the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 15:16; Psalms 92:3
  • 2. Nehemiah 12:45
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