And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after the ark had rest.
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George Leo Haydock
The singing. Hebrew, "the hands or places of the canticle "the two tribunes on each side of the altar. Heman presided over the band in the middle, while Asaph directed those on the right, and Ethan those on the left, ver. 33, 39, and 44. (Calmet)
Placed. Hebrew, "rested "as before David's time it had been carried about. He erected a tabernacle for it on Sion, and directed the Levites to attend in order, (chap. xxv.) so that some should be present every day (Menochius) to honour God, both by instruments and vocal music, while the priests performed their sacred functions with the utmost decency.