1 Chronicles 9:18
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New International Version
being stationed at the King's Gate on the east, up to the present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of the Levites.

New Living Translation
Prior to this time, they were responsible for the King's Gate on the east side. These men served as gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites.

English Standard Version
until then they were in the king’s gate on the east side as the gatekeepers of the camps of the Levites.

New American Standard Bible
being stationed until now at the king's gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi.

King James Bible
Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
he was previously stationed at the King's Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.

International Standard Version
He used to be stationed in the King's Gate on the east side as one of the gatekeepers of the camp belonging to the descendants of Levi.

NET Bible
he serves to this day at the King's Gate on the east. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the descendants of Levi.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Formerly, they were stationed at the king's gate on the east side. They were the gatekeepers for the Levite quarters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And until now in the companies of the sons of Levi these have been the porters in the king's gate towards the east.

King James 2000 Bible
Who until then waited in the king's gate eastward: they were gatekeepers in the camp of the children of Levi.

American King James Version
Who till now waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

American Standard Version
who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Until that time, in the king's gate eastward, the sons of Levi waited by their turns.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have been hitherto in the king's gate eastward: they were the doorkeepers in the camps of the children of Levi.

English Revised Version
who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

World English Bible
who hitherto [waited] in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.

Young's Literal Translation
and hitherto they are at the gate of the king eastward; they are the gatekeepers for the companies of the sons of Levi.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Hitherto (so John 5:17). The reference must be to Shallum, for see vers. 24-26 and Ezekiel 46:1-3. The meaning of the remaining sentence of this verse is, "These were the gate-keepers for the Levite encampments side," or what, in later temple times, answered to it.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward,.... At the gate through which the king went into the temple, and was at the east of it; and here these porters were placed in the same order after the captivity, and their return from it, as before:

they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi; or in the camp of Levi, which was placed around the tabernacle, as in the wilderness: the Septuagint version is, "these are the gates of the camp of the children of Levi"; at which these porters were placed.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

18. the king's gate—The king had a gate from his palace into the temple (2Ki 16:18), which doubtless was kept constantly closed except for the monarch's use; and although there was no king in Israel on the return from the captivity, yet the old ceremonial was kept up, probably in the hope that the scepter would, ere long, be restored to the house of David. It is an honor by which Eastern kings are distinguished, to have a gate exclusively devoted to their own special use, and which is kept constantly closed, except when he goes out or returns (Eze 44:2). There being no king then in Israel, this gate would be always shut.

1 Chronicles 9:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
Gatekeepers in Jerusalem
17Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief 18being stationed until now at the king's gate to the east). These were the gatekeepers for the camp of the sons of Levi. 19Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent; and their fathers had been over the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:17
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their fellow Levites, Shallum their chief

1 Chronicles 9:19
Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his fellow gatekeepers from his family (the Korahites) were responsible for guarding the thresholds of the tent just as their ancestors had been responsible for guarding the entrance to the dwelling of the LORD.

Jeremiah 35:4
I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the room of the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah the man of God. It was next to the room of the officials, which was over that of Maaseiah son of Shallum the doorkeeper.

Ezekiel 44:1
Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut.

Ezekiel 46:1
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened.

Ezekiel 46:2
The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He is to bow down in worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening.
Treasury of Scripture

Who till now waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

Who hitherto waited. The original is wead hennah, which Houbigant and Dr. Geddes consider as a proper name, and render, `And Adnah was over the eastern gate, called the king's;' i.e. the gate by which the kings of Judah went to the temple. The list is here nearly the same with those found in Ezra and Nehemiah, and contains those who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel: but the list in Nehemiah is more ample, probably because it contains those who came {afterwards}; the object of the sacred writer here being to give the names of those who came first (ver

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