1 Chronicles 23:7
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New International Version
Belonging to the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

King James Bible
Of the Gershonites were, Laadan, and Shimei.

Darby Bible Translation
Of the Gershonites: Laadan and Shimei.

World English Bible
Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

Young's Literal Translation
Of the Gershonite: Laadan and Shimei.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Four thousand praised the Lord - David made this distribution according to his own judgment, and from the dictates of his piety; but it does not appear that he had any positive Divine authority for such arrangements. As to the instruments of music which he made they are condemned elsewhere; see Amos 6:5, to which this verse is allowed to be the parallel.

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1 Chronicles 6:17-20 And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei...

1 Chronicles 15:7 Of the sons of Gershom; Joel the chief and his brothers an hundred and thirty:

1 Chronicles 26:21 As concerning the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers, even of Laadan the Gershonite, were Jehieli.

Laadan Laadan and Libni, seem to have been two distinct names of this person; but the variation of Shimi and Shimei exists only in the translation, the original being uniformly ().

Exodus 6:17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.

Libni, Shimi

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 7:26
Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,

1 Chronicles 23:6
David separated the Levites into divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath and Merari.

1 Chronicles 23:8
The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the first, Zetham and Joel--three in all.

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