1 Chronicles 26:18
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New International Version
As for the court to the west, there were four at the road and two at the court itself.

New Living Translation
Six were assigned each day to the west gate, four to the gateway leading up to the Temple, and two to the courtyard.

English Standard Version
And for the colonnade on the west there were four at the road and two at the colonnade.

New American Standard Bible
At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar.

King James Bible
At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.

International Standard Version
and for the colonnade on the west four were assigned at the road and two at the colonnade.

NET Bible
At the court on the west there were four posted on the road and two at the court.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the courtyard on the west there were four Levites at the gateway to the palace and two at the courtyard itself.

Jubilee Bible 2000
At the chamber of the vessels to the west, four in the way and two in the chamber.

King James 2000 Bible
At Parbar westward, four at the road, and two at Parbar.

American King James Version
At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

American Standard Version
For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the cells also of the porters toward the west four in the way: and two at every cell.

Darby Bible Translation
At the portico westward, four at the causeway, two at the portico.

English Revised Version
For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Webster's Bible Translation
At Parbar westward, four at the causey, and two at Parbar.

World English Bible
For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Young's Literal Translation
at Parbar, to the west, are four at the highway, two at Parbar.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

26:1-32 The offices of the Levites. - The porters and treasurers of the temple, had occasion for strength and valour to oppose those who wrongly attempted to enter the sanctuary, and to guard the sacred treasures. Much was expended daily upon the altar; flour, wine, oil, salt, fuel, beside the lamps; quantities of these were kept beforehand, besides the sacred vestments and utensils. These were the treasures of the house of God. These treasures typified the plenty there is in our heavenly Father's house, enough and to spare. From those sacred treasuries, the unsearchable riches of Christ, all our wants are supplied; and receiving from his fulness, we must give him the glory, and endeavour to dispose of our abilities and substance according to his will. We have an account of those employed as officers and judges. The magistracy is an ordinance of God for the good of the church, as truly as the ministry, and must not be neglected. None of the Levites who were employed in the service of the sanctuary, none of the singers or porters, were concerned in this outward business; one duty was enough to engage the whole man. Wisdom, courage, strength of faith, holy affections, and constancy of mind in doing our duty, are requisite or useful for every station.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

At Parbar westward,.... A gate at the western wall; the Jewish writers generally interpret it an outward place, but Dr. Lightfoot (c) thinks it is the same with Parvar, which signifies suburbs, 2 Kings 23:11, and which agrees with the description Josephus (d) gives of one of the western gates, that it led to the suburbs:

four at the causeway; by which was the gate Shallecheth, 1 Chronicles 26:16.

and two at Parbar; the gate before mentioned.

(c) Ib. (Prospect of the Temple, ch. 5.) sect. 2.((d) Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 15. c. 11. sect. 5.)

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. Parbar—is, perhaps, the same as Parvar ("suburbs," 2Ki 23:11), and if so, this gate might be so called as leading to the suburbs [Calmet].

1 Chronicles 26:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
17On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two. 18At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar. 19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers of the sons of Korah and of the sons of Merari.
Cross References
2 Kings 23:11
He removed from the entrance to the temple of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court near the room of an official named Nathan-Melek. Josiah then burned the chariots dedicated to the sun.

1 Chronicles 26:16
The lots for the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road fell to Shuppim and Hosah. Guard was alongside of guard:

1 Chronicles 26:17
There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.

1 Chronicles 26:19
These were the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah and Merari.
Treasury of Scripture

At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Parbar Parbar is most probably the same as parwar, which denotes suburbs.

2 Kings 23:11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to …

in which sense it is often used in the Chaldee Targums; and consequently this may be considered as leading to the suburbs.

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