1 Chronicles 4:23
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New International Version
They were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed there and worked for the king.

King James Bible
These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

Darby Bible Translation
These were the potters, and those that abode among plantations and enclosures: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

World English Bible
These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they lived with the king for his work.

Young's Literal Translation
They are the potters and inhabitants of Netaim and Gedera; with the king in his work they dwelt there.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These were the potters - "These are the disciples of the law, for whose sake the world was created; who preside in judgment, and establish the world; and they build and perfect the fallen down house of Israel: they dwelt there with the Shechinah of the King of the world, in the study of the law and the intercalation or months, and determining the commencement of years and festivals: and they computed the times from heaven in the days of Ruth, the mother of kingdoms, to the days of Solomon the king." - T. I am afraid this paraphrase gives us as little light as the text itself, which speaks of potters, and those who dwelt among plants and hedges. They were probably brickmakers; perhaps potters also, who had their dwelling in low grounds, and fabricated the clay into pots and bricks that was digged up in forming fences in the king's domains.

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1 Chronicles 4:14 And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.

Psalm 81:6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.

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The Ark among the Flags
'And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi. 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months. 3. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. 4. And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him. 5. And the daughter of Pharaoh came
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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