12:8 And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who together with his colleagues 1 was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving. 12:9 Bakbukiah and Unni, 2 their colleagues, stood opposite them in the services.
12:24 And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their colleagues, who stood opposite them to offer praise and thanks, one contingent corresponding to the other, as specified by 3 David the man of God.
12:36 and his colleagues – Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah, and Hanani – with musical instruments of 4 David the man of God. (Ezra the scribe led them.) 5
1 tn Heb “he and his brothers.”
2 tc The translation reads וְעֻנִּי (vÿ’unni) with the Qere rather than וְעֻנּוֹ (vÿ’uno) of the MT Kethib.
3 tn Heb “in [accord with] the commandment of.”
4 tn Or “prescribed by” (NIV, NLT); TEV “of the kind played by.” The precise relationship of these musical instruments to David is not clear.
5 tn Heb “was before them.”