1 Chronicles 26:6
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New International Version
Obed-Edom's son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father's family because they were very capable men.

New Living Translation
Obed-edom's son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.

English Standard Version
Also to his son Shemaiah were sons born who were rulers in their fathers’ houses, for they were men of great ability.

Berean Study Bible
Also to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled over their families because they were strong, capable men.

New American Standard Bible
Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.

King James Bible
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.

Christian Standard Bible
Also, to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled their ancestral families because they were strong, capable men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also, to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled over their ancestral houses because they were strong, capable men.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, his son Shemaiah had sons born to him who wielded authority in their ancestral households, since they were mighty men of valor.

NET Bible
His son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders of their families, for they were highly respected.

New Heart English Bible
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His son Shemaiah had sons who ruled their families because they were soldiers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valour.

New American Standard 1977
Also to his son Shemaiah sons were born who ruled over the house of their father, for they were mighty men of valor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also unto Shemaiah, his son, were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their fathers, for they were mighty men of valour.

King James 2000 Bible
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valor.

American King James Version
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valor.

American Standard Version
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And to Semei his son were born sons, herds of their families: for they were men of great valour.

Darby Bible Translation
And to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who were rulers in their father's house; for they were mighty men of valour.

English Revised Version
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled over the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valor.

World English Bible
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.

Young's Literal Translation
And to Shemaiah his son have sons been born, who are ruling throughout the house of their father, for they are mighty of valour.
Study Bible
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
5Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth. For God had blessed Obed-edom. 6Also to his son Shemaiah were born sons who ruled over their families because they were strong, capable men. 7Shemaiah’s sons were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his brothers were Elihu and Semachiah, also capable men.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:5
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, and Peullethai the eighth. For God had blessed Obed-edom.

1 Chronicles 26:7
Shemaiah's sons were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his brothers were Elihu and Semachiah, also capable men.

Treasury of Scripture

Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valor.

mighty men of valour They were not only porters, or door keepers, in the ordinary sense of the word, but they were a military guard to the gate, as Dr. Delaney suggests that the word {shoarim} should be rendered: and perhaps in this sense alone are we to understand their office, which appears to have been of considerable dignity, and conferred only on men of the first rank. They were appointed to attend the temple, to guard all the avenues to it, to open and shut all the outer gates, and attend at them, not only for state but for service. They were also required to direct and instruct those who were going to worship in the courts of the sanctuary in the conduct they were to observe, to encourage those who were timid, to send back the strangers and unclean, and to guard against thieves and others who were enemies to the house of God.

1 Chronicles 26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their …

2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore …

Nehemiah 11:14 And their brothers, mighty men of valor, an hundred twenty and eight: …

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto …

2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

(6) That ruled throughout the house of their father.--Rather, The lords of their clan. The word translated "that ruled," is not a verb, but an abstract noun (mimsh?l), like our expression "the authorities," or "the government." It only occurs besides in Daniel 11:3; Daniel 11:5.

Mighty men of valour.--See Note on 1Chronicles 9:13.

Verses 6, 7. - In the former of these verses, eulogy is pronounced by anticipation on the six grandsons of Obed-edom through his son Shemaiah, about to be mentioned in the latter verse. The singular number of the verb (נולַד), with a plural nominative, as found here, often occurs elsewhere, and repeatedly, even in this book, in cases where the relative pronoun אַשֶׁר intervenes between the subject and its verb. That ruled throughout the house of their father. The plural masculine abstract noun (הַמִּמְשָׁלִים) here employed, in place of a verbal or participial form, is intended to gain force. A similar use of the feminine form of the same noun in the singular, and with suffix, may be cited from 2 Chronicles 32:9. Whose brethren. An erroneous translation for his brethren; a correction, however, rendering more patent the inconvenience of the unexplained absence of the conjunction, which seems to be called for before both "Elzabad," and "his brethren." Bertheau suggests that other names are wanting which should fill up the meaning of "his brethren." The brethren intended were probably Elihu and Semachiah. Also unto Shemaiah his son,.... His firstborn, 1 Chronicles 26:4.

were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father; were heads of families, eminent and principal men:

for they were mighty men of valour; which their office sometimes required them to be, to guard the temple at night as well as day from thieves and robbers, and to hinder resolute men entering in, unfit for it, and seize on rioters, and quell tumults raised. 6. mighty men of valour—The circumstance of physical strength is prominently noticed in this chapter, as the office of the porters required them not only to act as sentinels of the sacred edifice and its precious furniture against attacks of plunderers or popular insurrection—to be, in fact, a military guard—but, after the temple was built, to open and shut the gates, which were extraordinarily large and ponderous.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.
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