2 Chronicles 31:15
New International Version
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah and Shekaniah assisted him faithfully in the towns of the priests, distributing to their fellow priests according to their divisions, old and young alike.

New Living Translation
His faithful assistants were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah. They distributed the gifts among the families of priests in their towns by their divisions, dividing the gifts fairly among old and young alike.

English Standard Version
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah were faithfully assisting him in the cities of the priests, to distribute the portions to their brothers, old and young alike, by divisions,

Berean Study Bible
Under his authority, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah faithfully distributed portions to their fellow priests in their cities, according to their divisions, old and young alike.

King James Bible
And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

New King James Version
And under him were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, his faithful assistants in the cities of the priests, to distribute allotments to their brethren by divisions, to the great as well as the small.

New American Standard Bible
Under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, to distribute their portions faithfully to their brothers by divisions, whether great or small,

NASB 1995
Under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests, to distribute faithfully their portions to their brothers by divisions, whether great or small,

NASB 1977
And under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests, to distribute faithfully their portions to their brothers by divisions, whether great or small,

Amplified Bible
Under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests, to distribute faithfully their portions to their brothers (relatives) by divisions, whether great or small,

Christian Standard Bible
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests were to distribute it faithfully under his authority to their brothers by divisions, whether large or small.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests were to faithfully distribute it under his authority to their brothers by divisions, whether large or small.

American Standard Version
And under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their office of trust, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And with him were devoted Edun, and Benjamin, and Yeshua, and Shemaia, and Amariah and Shekaniah in the villages of the Priest in faithfulness to give portions to their brothers, to the great like the small

Brenton Septuagint Translation
by the hand of Odom, and Benjamin, and Jesus, and Semei, and Amarias, and Sechonias, by the hand of the priests faithfully, to give to their brethren according to the courses, as well to great as small;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And under his charge were Eden, and Benjamin, Jesue, and Semeias, and Amarias, and Sechenias, in the cities of the priests, to distribute faithfully portions to their brethren, both little and great:

English Revised Version
And under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

Good News Translation
In the other cities where priests lived, he was faithfully assisted in this by other Levites: Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah. They distributed the food equally to their fellow Levites according to what their duties were,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah served under him in the cities belonging to the priests. They were to distribute the offerings faithfully to all their relatives, young and old, by their divisions.

International Standard Version
Under his authority, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah served in the priestly cities, making sure contributions were distributed faithfully to their relatives division by division, no matter how large or how small,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their office of trust, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small;

Literal Standard Version
And by his hand [are] Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shechaniah, in cities of the priests, faithfully to give to their brothers in divisions, as the great so the small,

NET Bible
In the cities of the priests, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah faithfully assisted him in making disbursements to their fellow priests according to their divisions, regardless of age.

New Heart English Bible
Under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, alongside the priests, to faithfully make disbursements to their brothers by divisions, as well to the great as to the small:

World English Bible
Under him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their office of trust, to give to their brothers by divisions, as well to the great as to the small:

Young's Literal Translation
And by his hand are Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shechaniah, in cities of the priests, faithfully to give to their brethren in courses, as the great so the small,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah Organizes the Priests
14Kore son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the East Gate, was in charge of the freewill offerings given to God, distributing the contributions to the LORD and the consecrated gifts. 15Under his authority, Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah faithfully distributed portions to their fellow priests in their cities, according to their divisions, old and young alike. 16In addition, they distributed portions to the males registered by genealogy who were three years of age or older—to all who would enter the house of the LORD for their daily duties for service in the responsibilities of their divisions—…

Cross References
Joshua 21:9
From the tribes of Judah and Simeon, they designated these cities by name

1 Chronicles 9:22
The number of those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds was 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them to their positions of trust.

2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites set to work: Mahath son of Amasai and Joel son of Azariah from the Kohathites; Kish son of Abdi and Azariah son of Jehallelel from the Merarites; Joah son of Zimmah and Eden son of Joah from the Gershonites;

2 Chronicles 31:14
Kore son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the East Gate, was in charge of the freewill offerings given to God, distributing the contributions to the LORD and the consecrated gifts.


Treasury of Scripture

And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brothers by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

nest him [heb] at his hand

2 Chronicles 31:13
And Jehiel, and Azaziah, and Nahath, and Asahel, and Jerimoth, and Jozabad, and Eliel, and Ismachiah, and Mahath, and Benaiah, were overseers under the hand of Cononiah and Shimei his brother, at the commandment of Hezekiah the king, and Azariah the ruler of the house of God.

the cities

Joshua 21:9-19
And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name, …

1 Chronicles 6:54-60
Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot…

set office.

1 Chronicles 9:22
All these which were chosen to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.

as well

1 Chronicles 25:8
And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.









(15) Next him.--By his hand ('al y?do). (Comp. 1Chronicles 25:2-3.) The meaning is, "subordinate to him."

The six Levites here named as under the direction of Kore had the duty of distributing a proper share of the firstfruits, tithes, and dedicated things to their brethren residing in the sacerdotal cities, where they themselves were stationed.

In their set office.--It seems better to connect the phrase so rendered with the following verb: "honestly to give" (comp. 2Chronicles 31:12). So Vulg.: "ut fideliter distribuerent fratribus suis partes," &c. Others render be'em-nah, "in trust."

Their brethren by courses.--Rather, their brethren in the courses--i.e., those members of the Levitical classes who, not being on duty at the Temple, were dwelling in their towns; and those who were past service, and young children.

Great . . . small.--Older . . . younger.

Verse 15. - Eden... Shemaiah (see 2 Chronicles 29:12, 14). In the cities (see Joshua 21:19). In their set office; i.e. in their appointed duty. The word (בֶּךאמוּנָה) here used bespeaks the important and trustworthy nature of the duty committed to those spoken of, and probably betrays the fact that the duty had not always in the past been honestly discharged (see same word in ver. 12).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Under
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his authority
יָד֡וֹ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

Eden,
עֵ֣דֶן (‘ê·ḏen)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5731: Eden -- the garden home of Adam and Eve

Miniamin,
וּ֠מִנְיָמִן (ū·min·yā·min)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4509: Miniamin -- 'from the right hand', the name of several Israelites

Jeshua,
וְיֵשׁ֨וּעַ (wə·yê·šū·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3442: Jeshua

Shemaiah,
וּֽשְׁמַֽעְיָ֜הוּ (ū·šə·ma‘·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8098: Shemaiah -- 'Yah hears', the name of a number of Israelites

Amariah,
אֲמַרְיָ֧הוּ (’ă·mar·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 568: Amariah -- 'Yah has promised', the name of several Israelites

and Shecaniah
וּשְׁכַנְיָ֛הוּ (ū·šə·ḵan·yā·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7935: Shecaniah -- 'Yah has taken up His abode', the name of several Israelites

in the cities
בְּעָרֵ֥י (bə·‘ā·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of the priests
הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

faithfully
בֶּאֱמוּנָ֑ה (be·’ĕ·mū·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

distributed
לָתֵ֤ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to their [fellow priests]
לַאֲחֵיהֶם֙ (la·’ă·ḥê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

by divisions,
בְּמַחְלְק֔וֹת (bə·maḥ·lə·qō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4256: Division, course

whether large
כַּגָּד֖וֹל (kag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

or small.
כַּקָּטָֽן׃ (kaq·qā·ṭān)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant


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OT History: 2 Chronicles 31:15 Under him were Eden and Miniamin (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
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