English Standard Version
And their kinsmen who were in their villages were obligated to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with these,
King James Bible
And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.
American Standard Version
And their brethren, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:
And their brethren dwelt in villages, and came upon their sabbath days from time to time.
English Revised Version
And their brethren, and their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:
Webster's Bible Translation
And their brethren, who were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
1 Chronicles 9:19 gives more exact information as to Shallum's person and his official position. He, the descendant of Kore, the son (descendant) of Abiasaph, a Korahite, and his brethren according to his father's-house (i.e., called brethren because they, like him, belonged to the father's-house of Korah), were over the work of the service, viz., keepers of the thresholds of the tent, i.e., of the house of God, of the temple, which, according to the ancient custom, was called tent, because God's house was formerly a tent-the tabernacle. "And his fathers (the ancestors of Shallum) were by the encampment of Jahve, guardians of the entrance." With these words the author of this register goes back into the ancient time; and we learn that Shallum's ancestors, of the father's-house of the Korahite Abiasaph, had held the office of guardian of the entrance to the house of God from the time of the conquest of Canaan and the setting up of the tabernacle in Shiloh. The remark in 1 Chronicles 9:20, that Phinehas the son of Eleazar was prince over them in time past, points to the same period. In the book of Joshua and the older books there is no record of the matter; but since the Korahites were descended through Ishhar from Kohath, and the Kohathites held, according to Numbers 4:4., the first place among the servants of the holy place, and were responsible for the holiest vessels, we cannot doubt that the statement here rests upon accurate historical tradition. The "encampment of Jahve" is the holy place of the tabernacle, the dwelling of Jahve in the midst of His people. This designation also is derived from the circumstances of the Israelites in their wandering in the Arabian desert, and is likewise employed in 2 Chronicles 31:2 in reference to Solomon's temple; but in our verse the tabernacle is intended. It had only one entrance, מבוא, the guarding of which was entrusted to the above-mentioned Korahites.
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2 Kings 11:5
And he commanded them, "This is the thing that you shall do: one third of you, those who come off duty on the Sabbath and guard the king's house
2 Kings 11:7
And the two divisions of you, which come on duty in force on the Sabbath and guard the house of the LORD on behalf of the king,
1 Chronicles 9:24
The gatekeepers were on the four sides, east, west, north, and south.
1 Chronicles 9:26
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted to be over the chambers and the treasures of the house of God.
1 Chronicles 24:19
These had as their appointed duty in their service to come into the house of the LORD according to the procedure established for them by Aaron their father, as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.
2 Chronicles 23:4
This is the thing that you shall do: of you priests and Levites who come off duty on the Sabbath, one third shall be gatekeepers,
2 Chronicles 23:8
The Levites and all Judah did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded, and they each brought his men, who were to go off duty on the Sabbath, with those who were to come on duty on the Sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest did not dismiss the divisions.
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