25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host a separated
to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of
Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries,
and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according
to their service was:
(a) The singers were divided into 24 courses, so that every
course or order contained twelve, and in all there were
288, as in (1Ch 25:7).
25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and
Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, b six, under the
hands of their father Jeduthun, who c prophesied with a
harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.
(b) Of which one is not here numbered.
(c) Meaning, psalms and songs to praise God.
25:8 And they cast lots, d ward against [ward], as well the
e small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
(d) Who should be in every company and course.
(e) Without respect to age or cunning.
25:9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to f Joseph: the
second to Gedaliah, who with his brethren and sons [were]
(f) So that he served in the first turn and the rest every
one as his turn followed in order.