For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
For in the dayes of Dauid * and Aſaph of old, there were chiefe of the ſingers, and ſongs of praiſe and thankſgiuing vnto God.
אֱלֹהִים , masculine noun, ʾelohiym — God, god (value 86)
H430, אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem'; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural intensive - singular meaning)
works or special possessions of God
the (true) God
Used in 2245 Verses, 35 Books 2582  Occurrence Count
אָסָף , proper masculine noun, ʾasaf — "gatherer", the name of several Israelites (value 141)
H623, אָסָף ʼÂçâph, aw-sawf'; from H622; collector; Asaph, the name of three Israelites, and of the family of the first:—Asaph.
Asaph = "gatherer"
the father of Hezekiah's secretary
a son of Berechiah, chief Levite musician under David
a Persian officer over the royal forest
Used in 41 Verses, 7 Books 46  Occurrence Count
דָּוִד , proper masculine noun, david — perhaps "beloved one", a son of Jesse (value 14)
H1732, דָּוִד Dâvid, daw-veed'; rarely (fully); דָּוִיד Dâvîyd; from the same as H1730; loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse:—David.
David = "beloved"
youngest son of Jesse and second king of Israel
Used in 910 Verses, 19 Books 1074  Occurrence Count
יָדָה , verb, yada — to throw, cast (value 19)
H3034, יָדָה yâdâh, yaw-daw'; a primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively, to bemoan (by wringing the hands):—cast (out), (make) confess(-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank(-ful, -s, -sgiving).
to throw, shoot, cast
(Qal) to shoot (arrows)
(Piel) to cast, cast down, throw down
to give thanks,, laud, praise
to confess, confess (the name of God)
to confess (sin)
to give thanks
Used in 111 Verses, 17 Books 114  Occurrence Count
יוֹם , masculine noun, yom — day (value 56)
H3117, יוֹם yôwm, yome; from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):—age, always, chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), elder, × end, evening, (for) ever(-lasting, -more), × full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, old, outlived, perpetually, presently, remaineth, × required, season, × since, space, then, (process of) time, as at other times, in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), × whole ( age), (full) year(-ly), younger.
day, time, year
day (as opposed to night)
day (24 hour period)
as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1
as a division of time
a working day, a day's journey
days, lifetime (pl.)
time, period (general)
Used in 1930 Verses, 39 Books 2250  Occurrence Count
כִּי , conjunction, kiy — that, for, when (value 30)
H3588, כִּי kîy, kee; a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed:—and, (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured(-ly), but, certainly, doubtless, else, even, except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, (al-) though, till, truly, until, when, whether, while, whom, yea, yet.
that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
when (of time)
when, if, though (with a concessive force)
because, since (causal connection)
but (after negative)
that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
but rather, but
forasmuch as, for therefore
Used in 3909 Verses, 39 Books 4487  Occurrence Count
קֶדֶם , adverb, masculine noun, kedem — front, east, formerly (value 144)
H6924, קֶדֶם qedem, keh'-dem; or קֵדְמָה qêdemâh; from H6923; the front, of place (absolutely, the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward):—aforetime, ancient (time), before, east (end, part, side, -ward), eternal, × ever(-lasting), forward, old, past. Compare H6926.
east, antiquity, front, that which is before, aforetime
front, from the front or east, in front, mount of the East
ancient time, aforetime, ancient, from of old, earliest time
anciently, of old (adverb)
eastward, to or toward the East
Used in 83 Verses, 22 Books 87  Occurrence Count
רֹאשׁ , masculine noun, rosh — head (value 501)
H7218, רֹאשׁ rôʼsh, roshe; from an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.):—band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief(-est place, man, things), company, end, × every (man), excellent, first, forefront, (be-)head, height, (on) high(-est part, (priest)), × lead, × poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.
head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning
head (of man, animals)
top, tip (of mountain)
height (of stars)
chief, head (of man, city, nation, place, family, priest)
head, front, beginning
chief, choicest, best
head, division, company, band
Used in 547 Verses, 35 Books 597  Occurrence Count
שִׁיר , verb, shiyr — to sing (value 510)
H7891, שִׁיר shîyr, sheer; or (the original form) שׁוּר shûwr; (1 Samuel 18:6), a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing:—behold (by mistake for H7789), sing(-er, -ing man, -ing woman).
singer, songstresses (participle)
singer, songstress (participle)
(Hophal) to be sung
In Job 36:24
, this word is translated "Behold"; in modern versions, it is translated "Sing". The old translations considered the Hebrew word to be from a different root than H7788
hence the difference in the translations. (Cf. Gill on Job 36:24
Used in 79 Verses, 18 Books 82  Occurrence Count
שִׁיר , feminine noun, masculine noun, shiyr — song (value 510)
H7892, שִׁיר shîyr, sheer; or feminine שִׁירָה shîyrâh; from H7891; a song; abstractly, singing:—musical(-ick), × sing(-er, -ing), song.
song of Levitical choirs
Used in 87 Verses, 17 Books 89  Occurrence Count
תְּהִלָּה , feminine noun, təhilla — praise, song of praise (value 440)
H8416, תְּהִלָּה tehillâh, teh-hil-law'; from H1984; laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn:—praise.
praise, song or hymn of praise
praise, adoration, thanksgiving (paid to God)
act of general or public praise
praise-song (as title)
praise (demanded by qualities or deeds or attributes of God)
renown, fame, glory
of Damascus, God
object of praise, possessor of renown (fig)
Used in 57 Verses, 10 Books 57  Occurrence Count
|Nehemiah 12:46Modern KJV—Authorized Version
|For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
|Original Text (WLC)
|כִּֽי־בִימֵ֥י דָוִ֛יד וְאָסָ֖ף מִקֶּ֑דֶם ראש הַמְשֹׁ֣רְרִ֔ים וְשִׁיר־תְּהִלָּ֥ה וְהֹד֖וֹת לֵֽאלֹהִֽים׃
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|Data from Strong's Concordance
|For in the days
|there were chief
|of the singers,
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