1 Chronicles 26:6
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New International Version
Obed-Edom's son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father's family because they were very capable men.

King James Bible
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they were mighty men of valour.

Darby Bible Translation
And to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who were rulers in their father's house; for they were mighty men of valour.

World English Bible
Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.

Young's Literal Translation
And to Shemaiah his son have sons been born, who are ruling throughout the house of their father, for they are mighty of valour.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They were mighty men of valor - They were not only porters or door-keepers in the ordinary sense of the word, but they were a military guard for the gates: and perhaps in this sense alone we are to understand their office.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mighty men of valour They were not only porters, or door keepers, in the ordinary sense of the word, but they were a military guard to the gate, as Dr. Delaney suggests that the word {shoarim} should be rendered: and perhaps in this sense alone are we to understand their office, which appears to have been of considerable dignity, and conferred only on men of the first rank. They were appointed to attend the temple, to guard all the avenues to it, to open and shut all the outer gates, and attend at them, not only for state but for service. They were also required to direct and instruct those who were going to worship in the courts of the sanctuary in the conduct they were to observe, to encourage those who were timid, to send back the strangers and unclean, and to guard against thieves and others who were enemies to the house of God.

1 Chronicles 26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men for strength for the service...

2 Chronicles 26:17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:

Nehemiah 11:14 And their brothers, mighty men of valor, an hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer was Zabdiel, the son of one of the great men.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called...

2 Timothy 2:3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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Chronicles
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

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