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2 Chronicles 34:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and [others of] the Levites, all that were skilful with instruments of music.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward; and [other of] the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites of the sons of Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites, all who were skillful with musical instruments.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to superintend [it]; and [others of] the Levites, all that had skill in instruments of music.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the men did the work faithfully. And over them were appointed Jahath and Obadiah, Levites, of the children of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the children of the Kohathites, for the oversight; and all these Levites were skilled in instruments of music.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the men, were working faithfully in the work, and over them as overseers, were—Jahath and Obadiah, Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to preside,—and Levites, all who had understanding in instruments of song;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the men are working faithfully in the business, and over them are appointed Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathite, to overlook; and of the Levites, every one understanding about instruments of song,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they did all faithfully. Now the overseers of the workmen were Jahath and Abdias of the sons of Merari, Zacharias and Mosollam of the sons of Caath, who hastened the work: all Levites skilful to play on instruments.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the men did the worke faithfully, and the ouerseers of them [were] Iahath, and Obadiah, the Leuites, of the sonnes of Merari, and Sechariah, and Meshullam, of the sonnes of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward: and [other] of the Leuites, all that could skill of instruments of musicke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the men [were] faithfully [engaged] in the works: and over them were superintendents, Jahath{gr.Jeth} and Obadiah{gr.Abdias}, Levites of the sons of Merari, and Zechariah{gr.Zacharias} and Meshullam{gr.Mosollam}, of the sons of Kohath{gr.Caath}, [appointed] to oversee; and every Levite, and every one that understood [how] to play on musical instruments.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them [were] Yachath and Ovadyah, the Lewiyyim, of the sons of Merari; and Zekharyah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Qehathim, to set [it] forward; and [other of] the Lewiyyim, all that could skill of instruments of musick.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the men y582
[0582] Standard
אֱנוֹשׁ
'enowsh
{en-oshe'}
From H0605; properly a mortal (and thus differeing from the more dignified H0120); hence a man in general (singly or collectively). It is often unexpressed in the English Version, especially when used in apposition with another word.
x376
(0376) Complement
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
did 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the work 4399
{4399} Prime
מְלָאכָה
m@la'kah
{mel-aw-kaw'}
From the same as H4397; properly deputyship, that is, ministry; generally employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor).
faithfully: 530
{0530} Prime
אֱמוּנָה
'emuwnah
{em-oo-naw'}
Feminine of H0529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity.
and the overseers 5329
{5329} Prime
נָצַח
natsach
{naw-tsakh'}
A primitive root; properly to glitter from afar, that is, to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music); also (as denominative from H5331), to be permanent.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
of x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them [were] Yaa יַחַת 3189
{3189} Prime
יַחַת
Yachath
{yakh'-ath}
From H3161; unity; Jachath, the name of four Israelites.
and `vay עֹבַדיָה, 5662
{5662} Prime
עֹבַדְיָה
`Obadyah
{o-bad-yaw'}
Active participle of H5647 and H3050; serving Jah; Obadjah, the name of thirteen Israelites.
the Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Mrr מְרָרִי; 4847
{4847} Prime
מְרָרִי
M@rariy
{mer-aw-ree'}
From H4843; bitter; Merari, an Israelite.
and Zary זְכַריָה 2148
{2148} Prime
זְכַרְיָה
Z@karyah
{zek-ar-yaw'}
From H2142 and H3050; Jah has remembered; Zecarjah, the name of twenty nine Israelites.
and Mullm מְשֻׁלָּם, 4918
{4918} Prime
מְשֻׁלָּם
M@shullam
{mesh-ool-lawm'}
From H7999; allied; Meshullam, the name of seventeen Israelites.
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the sons x1121
(1121) Complement
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of the Khm קְהָתִים, 6956
{6956} Prime
קְהָתִי
Qohathiy
{ko-haw-thee'}
Patronymic from H6955; a Kohathite (collectively) or descendant of Kehath.
to set [it] forward; 6485
{6485} Prime
פָּקַד
paqad
{paw-kad'}
A primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.
z8716
<8716> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 113
and [other of] the Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that could skill 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
of instruments 3627
{3627} Prime
כְּלִי
k@liy
{kel-ee'}
From H3615; something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon).
of musick. 7892
{7892} Prime
שִׁיר
shiyr
{sheer}
The second form being feminine; from H7891; a song; abstractly singing.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Chronicles 34:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Chronicles 34:12

Musick — All these here named, were skilful in instruments of musick. Which may be here mentioned, to intimate, that as they were skilful, so they were exercised in both employments, and did successively oversee the work, and praise God with their voices and instruments.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Chronicles 34:12

And the men did the work (g) faithfully: and the overseers of them [were] Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set [it] forward; and [other of] the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick.

(g) Meaning that they were in such credit for their fidelity that they made no accounts of that which they received, (2 Kings 22:7, 2 Kings 22:9).

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faithfully:

2 Chronicles 31:12 And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated [things] faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite [was] ruler, and Shimei his brother [was] the next.
2 Kings 12:15 Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully.
2 Kings 22:7 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
Nehemiah 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he [was] a faithful man, and feared God above many.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

all:

1 Chronicles 6:31-48 And these [are they] whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest. ... Their brethren also the Levites [were] appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
1 Chronicles 15:16-22 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. ... And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, [was] for song: he instructed about the song, because he [was] skilful.
1 Chronicles 16:4-5 And he appointed [certain] of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: ... Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for ever;
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 25:1-31 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: ... The four and twentieth to Romamtiezer, [he], his sons, and his brethren, [were] twelve.

skill:
The verb skill is now obsolete. The meaning is, "every one who is skilful, maiveen, on instruments of music."
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2K 12:15; 22:7. 1Ch 6:31; 15:16; 16:4, 41; 23:5; 25:1. 2Ch 31:12. Ne 7:2. Pv 28:20. 1Co 4:2.

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