1 Chronicles 15:16
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New International Version
David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.


New American Standard Bible
Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.


King James Bible
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their relatives as singers and to have them raise their voices with joy accompanied by musical instruments--harps, lyres, and cymbals.


International Standard Version
David also told the leaders of the descendants of Levi to appoint their relatives as singers, to play musical instruments such as harps, lyres, and cymbals, and to keep sounding aloud with joyful voices.


American Standard Version
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren the singers, with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites, to appoint some of their brethren to be singers with musical instruments, to wit, on psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, that the joyful noise might resound on high.


Darby Bible Translation
And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren, the singers, with instruments of music, lutes, and harps, and cymbals, that they should sound aloud, lifting up the voice with joy.


Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to the heads of the Levites to appoint their brethren the singers, with instruments of song, psalteries, and harps, and cymbals, sounding, to lift up with the voice for joy.
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Context
The Priests and Levites Carry the Ark

15And the children of the Levites bore the ark of God on their shoulders with the staves thereon, as Moses commanded according to the word of the LORD. 16And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. 17So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brothers, Ethan the son of Kushaiah; 18And with them their brothers of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters. 19So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass; 20And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah, with psalteries on Alamoth; 21And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel. 22And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: he instructed about the song, because he was skillful. 23And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark. 24And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
Cross References
Exodus 15:20
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dances.


1 Chronicles 6:31
And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.


1 Chronicles 13:8
And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.


1 Chronicles 23:5
Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.


1 Chronicles 25:1
Moreover David and the captains of the host 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:


1 Chronicles 25:6
All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.


2 Chronicles 5:12
Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brothers, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)


2 Chronicles 7:6
And the priests waited on their offices: the Levites also with instruments of music of the LORD, which David the king had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endures for ever, when David praised by their ministry; and the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.


Nehemiah 12:27
And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.


Psalm 150:5
Praise him on the loud cymbals: praise him on the high sounding cymbals.


Treasury of Scripture

And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.

And David

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.

Ezra 7:24-28 Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God...

Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers...

chief

1 Chronicles 15:12 And said to them, You are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both you and your brothers...

Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord...

1 Timothy 3:1-15 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work...

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city...

the singers

1 Chronicles 15:27,28 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bore the ark, and the singers...

1 Chronicles 6:31-38 And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest...

1 Chronicles 13:8 And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries...

1 Chronicles 16:43 And all the people departed every man to his house: and David returned to bless his house.

1 Chronicles 23:5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David...

1 Chronicles 25:1-6 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun...

2 Chronicles 29:28-30 And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded...

Nehemiah 12:36 And his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel...

Nehemiah 12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Psalm 87:7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in you.

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him with the tambourine and harp.

Psalm 150:3,4 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp...

lifting up

2 Chronicles 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD...

Ezra 3:10,11 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets...

Nehemiah 12:43 Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy...

Psalm 81:1 Sing aloud to God our strength: make a joyful noise to the God of Jacob.

Psalm 92:1-3 IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH...

Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing to the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all you lands.

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say...

Strong's Concordance
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren [to be] the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
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1 Chronicles Chapter 15 Verse 16

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