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12 All the Levites who were musicians, including Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and relatives, wore linen. They played cymbals and stringed instruments as they stood east of the altar. They were accompanied by 120 priests who blew trumpets. 13 The trumpeters and musicians played together, praising and giving thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they loudly praised the Lord, singing:[a] “Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!” Then a cloud filled the Lord’s temple.[b] 14 The priests could not carry out their duties[c] because of the cloud; the Lord’s splendor filled God’s temple.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 5:13 tn Heb “like one were the trumpeters and the musicians, causing one voice to be heard, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, and while raising a voice with trumpets and with cymbals and with instruments of music, and while praising the Lord.”
  2. 2 Chronicles 5:13 tn Heb “and the house was filled with a cloud, the house of the Lord.”
  3. 2 Chronicles 5:14 tn Heb “were not able to stand to serve.”

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