New International Version
The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north and south.
King James Bible
In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
Darby Bible Translation
At the four quarters were the doorkeepers, toward the east, west, north, and south.
World English Bible
On the four sides were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.
Young's Literal Translation
At four sides are the gatekeepers, east, west, north, and south.
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CommentaryClarke'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
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
2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, "We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a sound of anyone--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were."
1 Chronicles 9:23
They and their descendants were in charge of guarding the gates of the house of the LORD--the house called the tent of meeting.
1 Chronicles 9:25
Their fellow Levites in their villages had to come from time to time and share their duties for seven-day periods.
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