1 Chronicles 26:13
New International Version
Lots were cast for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike.

New Living Translation
They were assigned by families for guard duty at the various gates, without regard to age or training, for it was all decided by means of sacred lots.

English Standard Version
And they cast lots by fathers’ houses, small and great alike, for their gates.

Berean Study Bible
They cast lots for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike.

New American Standard Bible
They cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers' households, for every gate.

King James Bible
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

Christian Standard Bible
They cast lots for each temple gate according to their ancestral families, young and old alike.

Contemporary English Version
Each group, no matter how large or small, was assigned a gate to guard, and they let the LORD show them what he wanted done.

Good News Translation
Each family, regardless of size, drew lots to see which gate it would be responsible for.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They cast lots for each gate according to their ancestral houses, young and old alike.

International Standard Version
assigned by lottery according to their ancestral households, whether large or small alike, for their gate assignments.

NET Bible
They cast lots, both young and old, according to their families, to determine which gate they would be responsible for.

New Heart English Bible
They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They drew lots by families, youngest and oldest alike, for every gate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

New American Standard 1977
And they cast lots, the small and the great alike, according to their fathers’ households, for every gate.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to the houses of their fathers, for each gate.

King James 2000 Bible
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

American King James Version
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

American Standard Version
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to their fathers houses, for every gate.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they cast lots for the small as well as for the great, for the several gates, according to their families.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they cast lots equally, both little and great, by their families for every one of the gates.

Darby Bible Translation
And they cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

English Revised Version
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

World English Bible
They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

Young's Literal Translation
and they cause to fall lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for gate and gate.
Study Bible
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
12These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their chief men, had duties for ministering in the house of the LORD, just as their brothers did. 13They cast lots for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike. 14The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the north gate fell to him.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 24:5
Thus they were divided by lot, for there were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God among both Eleazar's and Ithamar's descendants.

1 Chronicles 24:31
As their brothers the descendants of Aaron did, they also cast lots in the presence of King David and of Zadok, Ahimelech, and the heads of the families of the priests and Levites--the family heads and their younger brothers alike.

1 Chronicles 25:8
They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil.

1 Chronicles 26:12
These divisions of the gatekeepers, through their chief men, had duties for ministering in the house of the LORD, just as their brothers did.

1 Chronicles 26:14
The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the north gate fell to him.

Treasury of Scripture

And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.

1 Chronicles 24:31
These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren.







Lexicon
They cast
וַיַּפִּ֨ילוּ (way·yap·pî·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

lots
גוֹרָל֜וֹת (ḡō·w·rā·lō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1486: Lot -- a lot (for casting)

for each gate,
לְשַׁ֥עַר (lə·ša·‘ar)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

according to their families,
אֲבוֹתָ֖ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

young
כַּקָּטֹ֧ן (kaq·qā·ṭōn)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6996: Small, young, unimportant

and old alike.
כַּגָּד֛וֹל (kag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent
(13) And they cast lots.--Compare 1Chronicles 25:8.

As well the small as the great . . .--Rather, Small and great (senior and junior) alike, according to their houses, for each gate. The posts of the porters were assigned by lot, without distinction of rank between the various families. The Sanctuary was built square with the four points of the compass, and had four gates, one on each side. The orientation of temples was the rule with the ancient Semites; and the importance attached to the cardinal points is illustrated by the ancient designation of the Babylonian and Assyrian sovereigns as "King of the four quarters," i.e., of heaven (sar arba'i kiprat).

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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