New International Version
Meshelemiah had sons and relatives, who were able men--18 in all.
King James Bible
And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
Darby Bible Translation
And Meshelemiah had sons And brethren, men of valour, eighteen.
World English Bible
Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men, eighteen.
Young's Literal Translation
And to Meshelemiah are sons and brethren, sons of valour, eighteen;
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CommentaryClarke'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
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
1 Chronicles 26:8
All these were descendants of Obed-Edom; they and their sons and their relatives were capable men with the strength to do the work--descendants of Obed-Edom, 62 in all.
1 Chronicles 26:10
Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first),
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