1 Chronicles 9:26
New International Version
But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God.

New Living Translation
The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.

English Standard Version
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted to be over the chambers and the treasures of the house of God.

Berean Study Bible
But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God.

New American Standard Bible
for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

King James Bible
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

Christian Standard Bible
but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God's temple.

Contemporary English Version
The four full-time guards were Levites, and they supervised the other guards and were responsible for the rooms in the temple and the supplies kept there.

Good News Translation
The four chief guards were Levites and had the final responsibility. They were also responsible for the rooms in the Temple and for the supplies kept there.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God's temple.

International Standard Version
because the four senior gatekeepers (who were descendants of Levi) had been placed in charge of the chambers and the treasury of the Temple of God.

NET Bible
The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God's sanctuary.

New Heart English Bible
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The four chief Levite gatekeepers were in charge of the rooms and treasures in God's temple because of their faithfulness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
for the four chief porters were in a set office. These were the Levites. They were also over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

New American Standard 1977
for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office and were over the chambers and treasures of the house of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For these Levites, the four chief gatekeepers, were in their office of trust, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

American King James Version
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

American Standard Version
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For four strong men have the charge of the gates; and the Levites were over the chambers, and they keep watch over the treasures of the house of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To these four Levites were committed the whole number of the porters, and they were over the chambers, and treasures, of the house of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
For in their trust these four were the chief doorkeepers: they were Levites; and they were over the chambers and over the treasuries of the house of God;

English Revised Version
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in a set office, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

World English Bible
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the rooms and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
For in office are the four chiefs of the gatekeepers, they are Levites, and they have been over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God,
Study Bible
The People of Jerusalem
25Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods. 26But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God. 27They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they had responsibility for guarding it and opening it every morning.…
Cross References
2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city, saying, "We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a trace--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact."

1 Chronicles 9:25
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods.

1 Chronicles 9:27
They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they had responsibility for guarding it and opening it every morning.

Jeremiah 35:2
"Go to the house of the Rechabites, speak to them, and bring them to one of the chambers of the house of the LORD to offer them a drink of wine."

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a pavement laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,

Treasury of Scripture

For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

set office.

1 Chronicles 26:20-27
And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things…

2 Chronicles 31:5-12
And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly…

Nehemiah 10:38,39
And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house…







Lexicon
But
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the four
אַרְבַּ֙עַת֙ (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 702: Four

chief
גִּבֹּרֵ֣י (gib·bō·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

gatekeepers,
הַשֹּׁעֲרִ֔ים (haš·šō·‘ă·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7778: A gatekeeper

who
הֵ֗מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

were Levites,
הַלְוִיִּ֑ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

were
וְהָיוּ֙ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

entrusted with
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the rooms
הַלְּשָׁכ֔וֹת (hal·lə·šā·ḵō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

and the treasuries
הָאֹצְר֖וֹת (hā·’ō·ṣə·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 214: Treasure, store, a treasury, storehouse

of the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of God.
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(26) For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office.--The Heb. says, or seems to say, "For in fixed position (or trust) were they, viz., the four heroes of the warders." (See 1Chronicles 9:17 which apparently names four chief "porters.") The temporary chiefs of the warder guilds abode in the Temple; the mass of their members was settled in the neighbouring villages, and occupied with pastoral pursuits.

And were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.--This statement belongs to the following verse. The preceding account of the porters or warders seems to terminate with the words. "For in fixed position are they, the four stalwart warders; they are the Levites;" that is, the Levites par excellence. And they were over the cells and over the treasuries of the house of God (viz., the warders); and they used to pass the night (1Chronicles 9:27) in the places round the house of God, for upon them was the ward, and they were over the opening (key) every morning--a brief recapitulation of the main duty of the Levitical warders. Some have proposed to alter the text of 1Chronicles 9:26 b, and to read, "And some of the Levites were over the cells," &c, thus constituting a new paragraph, although 1Chronicles 9:27 obviously recurs to the warders. Probably the paragraph mark should be transferred to 1Chronicles 9:28. From this point to 1Chronicles 9:34 we have a review of the other special charges of the Levites.

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.
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