1 Chronicles 9:23
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New International Version
They and their descendants were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of the LORD--the house called the tent of meeting.

King James Bible
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

Darby Bible Translation
And they and their sons were at the gates of the house of Jehovah, the house of the tent, to keep watch there.

World English Bible
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of Yahweh, even the house of the tent, by wards.

Young's Literal Translation
And they and their sons are over the gates of the house of Jehovah, even of the house of the tent, by watches.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Phinehas - The Targum says, "And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, was ruler over them from ancient times, from the day in which the tabernacle was set up in the wilderness; and the Word of the Lord was his assistant."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the oversight

1 Chronicles 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place...

2 Chronicles 23:19 And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD, that none which was unclean in any thing should enter in.

Nehemiah 12:45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification...

Ezekiel 44:10,11,14 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols...

Library
The King.
We have now to turn and see the sudden change of fortune which lifted the exile to a throne. The heavy cloud which had brooded so long over the doomed king broke in lightning crash on the disastrous field of Gilboa. Where is there a sadder and more solemn story of the fate of a soul which makes shipwreck "of faith and of a good conscience," than that awful page which tells how, godless, wretched, mad with despair and measureless pride, he flung himself on his bloody sword, and died a suicide's death,
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:22
Altogether, those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds numbered 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. The gatekeepers had been assigned to their positions of trust by David and Samuel the seer.

1 Chronicles 9:24
The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north and south.

Ezekiel 40:45
He said to me, "The room facing south is for the priests who guard the temple,

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