1 Chronicles 9:28
New International Version
Some of them were in charge of the articles used in the temple service; they counted them when they were brought in and when they were taken out.

New Living Translation
Some of the gatekeepers were assigned to care for the various articles used in worship. They checked them in and out to avoid any loss.

English Standard Version
Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out.

Berean Study Bible
Some of them were in charge of the articles used in worship, to count them whenever they were brought in or taken out.

King James Bible
And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

New King James Version
Now some of them were in charge of the serving vessels, for they brought them in and took them out by count.

New American Standard Bible
Now some of them were in charge of the utensils of the service, for they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

NASB 1995
Now some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

NASB 1977
Now some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they counted them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

Amplified Bible
Now some of them were in charge of the serving utensils, being required to count them when they brought them in or took them out.

Christian Standard Bible
Some of them were in charge of the utensils used in worship. They would count them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Some of them were in charge of the utensils used in worship. They would count them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

American Standard Version
And certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And at every dawn they were inspecting all the implements of service, because they were bringing them in by number, and by number they were taking them out.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And some of them were appointed over the vessels of service, that they should carry them in by number, and carry them out by number.

Contemporary English Version
Some of the Levites were responsible for the equipment used in worship at the temple, and they had to count everything before and after it was used.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some of their stock had the charge of the vessels for the ministry: for the vessels were both brought in and carried out by number.

English Revised Version
And certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by tale were they brought in and by tale were they taken out.

Good News Translation
Other Levites were responsible for the utensils used in worship. They checked them out and checked them back in every time they were used.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some of them were in charge of the utensils for worship. They would count them when they brought them in and when they took them out.

International Standard Version
Some were responsible for the service utensils, and they were required to take an inventory of them when they were brought in and out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And certain of them had charge of the vessels of service; for by tale were they brought in and by tale were they taken out.

Literal Standard Version
And [some] of them [are] over the vessels of service, for they bring them in by number, and by number they take them out.

NET Bible
Some of them were in charge of the articles used by those who served; they counted them when they brought them in and when they brought them out.

New Heart English Bible
Certain of them were in charge of the vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out.

World English Bible
Certain of them were in charge of the vessels of service; for by count were these brought in and by count were these taken out.

Young's Literal Translation
And some of them are over the vessels of service, for by number they bring them in, and by number they take them out.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People of Jerusalem
27They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they were responsible for guarding it and opening it every morning. 28Some of them were in charge of the articles used in worship, to count them whenever they were brought in or taken out. 29Others were put in charge of the furnishings and other articles of the sanctuary, as well as the fine flour, wine, oil, frankincense, and spices.…

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

1 Chronicles 9:29
Others were put in charge of the furnishings and other articles of the sanctuary, as well as the fine flour, wine, oil, frankincense, and spices.


Treasury of Scripture

And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale.

the charge

1 Chronicles 26:22-26
The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother, which were over the treasures of the house of the LORD…

Numbers 23:25-27
And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all…

Ezra 8:25-30
And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellers, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered: …









(28) The care of the sacred vessels of gold and silver. These were counted when brought out of the store rooms, and when replaced, to make sure that none was purloined. (Comp. Ezra 8:20 et seq.)

Tale.--"Reckoning," "number.:"--

" And every shepherd tells his tale

Under the hawthorn in the dale."

Literally, for by number they used to bring them in (to the sanctuary), and by number they used to take them out.

Verse 28. - That they should bring them in by tale and by tale carry them out. That is, that they should scrupulously number them.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Some of
וּמֵהֶ֖ם (ū·mê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

them were in charge of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the articles
כְּלֵ֣י (kə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

used in worship,
הָעֲבוֹדָ֑ה (hā·‘ă·ḇō·w·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5656: Work of any kind

to
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

count them
בְמִסְפָּ֣ר (ḇə·mis·pār)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

whenever they were brought in
יְבִיא֔וּם (yə·ḇî·’ūm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

[or] taken out.
יוֹצִיאֽוּם׃ (yō·w·ṣî·’ūm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim


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