1 Chronicles 26:18
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.

Berean Study Bible
As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.

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

New King James Version
As for the Parbar on the west, there were four on the highway and two at the Parbar.

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

NASB 1995
At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar.

NASB 1977
At the Parbar on the west there were four at the highway and two at the Parbar.

Amplified Bible
At the colonnade on the west side [of the outer court of the temple] there were four at the road and two at the colonnade.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To Parbar at the west four, two at the streets at Parbar.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to relieve guard, also for Osa westward after the chamber-gate, three. There was a ward over against the ward of the ascent eastward, six men in a day, and four for the north, and four for the south, and at the Esephim two to relieve guard, and four by the west, and two to relieve guard at the pathway.

Contemporary English Version
four were stationed along the road leading to the west courtyard, and two guards stayed in the court itself.

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

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

Good News Translation
Near the western pavilion there were four guards by the road and two at the pavilion itself.

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.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Precinct westward, four at the causeway, and two at the Precinct.

Literal Standard Version
at Parbar, to the west, [are] four at the highway, two at Parbar.

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

New Heart English Bible
For the colonnade on the west, four at the gateway, and two at the colonnade.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
17Each day there were six Levites on the east, four on the north, four on the south, and two pairs at the storehouse. 18As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court. 19These were the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah and Merari.…

Cross References
2 Kings 23:11
And he removed from the entrance to the house of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court near the chamber of an official named Nathan-melech. And Josiah burned up the chariots of the sun.

1 Chronicles 26:16
The lots for the West Gate and the Shallecheth Gate on the ascending highway fell to Shuppim and Hosah. There were guards stationed at every watch.

1 Chronicles 26:17
Each day there were six Levites on the east, four on the north, four on the south, and two pairs 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.

2 Kings 23:11
And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.









(18) At (the) Parbar westward.--See 2Kings 23:11, where a plural Parw?rim occurs. The meaning of the word is unknown. According to Gesenius (Thesaur. p. 1123), "Parw?r" is the right spelling; and the term answers to a Persian word denoting "summer-house," i.e., a building open to light and air. He makes "the Parbar" a cloister running round the court of the Temple, from which the cells were entered. (See Note on 1Chronicles 23:28.) Both spellings occur in Persian. Richardson's Persian Dictionary gives as many as fifteen variant forms of the word, besides Parwar and Parbar. His definition of the meaning is, "an open gallery or balcony on the top of a house, au upper room open on all sides to the air; a summer department or habitation; the roof of a house; a private door or entrance to a house."

At the causeway.--That is, the highway of 1Chronicles 26:16. These four warders, therefore, stood by the gate Shalleketh. Adding together the numbers given in 1Chronicles 26:17-18, we find that there were twenty-four warders on duty every day. The recurrence of the number is curious; but its relation to the twenty-four classes of the porters can hardly be determined. It is likely, however, that the twenty-four warders represent chiefs with their companies rather than individuals (comp. 1Chronicles 26:12). Twenty-four would be an insignificant fraction of 4,000 (1Chronicles 23:6). . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As for the court
לַפַּרְבָּ֖ר (lap·par·bār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6503: Probably a structure on the west side of Solomon's temple

on the west,
לַֽמַּעֲרָ֑ב (lam·ma·‘ă·rāḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4628: The west

there were four
אַרְבָּעָה֙ (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

at the highway
לַֽמְסִלָּ֔ה (lam·sil·lāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4546: A thoroughfare, a viaduct, a staircase

and two
שְׁנַ֖יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

at the court.
לַפַּרְבָּֽר׃ (lap·par·bār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6503: Probably a structure on the west side of Solomon's temple


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