And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the
Others of them were employed in singing, and were masters of the song, and presided in that service, see ( 1 Chronicles 6:31 ) who remaining
in the chambers were free;
from all other work and service; and there they abode, even in the chambers of the temple, that they might be near to perform their work, and not be defiled, and made unfit for it:
for they were employed in that work day and night;
some or other of them, either in composing or singing psalms and hymns, or teaching others how to sing them.