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.

New Living Translation
These gatekeepers and their descendants, by their divisions, were responsible for guarding the entrance to the house of the LORD when that house was a tent.

English Standard Version
So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, that is, the house of the tent, as guards.

New American Standard Bible
So they and their sons had charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, as guards.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they and their sons were assigned to the gates of the LORD's temple, which had been the tent-temple.

International Standard Version
so they and their descendants were in charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, that is, the House of the Tent, as guardians.

NET Bible
They and their descendants were assigned to guard the gates of the LORD's sanctuary (that is, the tabernacle).

New Heart English Bible
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, by wards.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they and their descendants were assigned to be gatekeepers for the LORD's house, that is, the tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the Tent, by wards.

New American Standard 1977
So they and their sons had charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, as guards.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So they and their sons had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

King James 2000 Bible
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, namely, the house of the tabernacle, as guards.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of Jehovah, even the house of the tent, by wards.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As well them as their sons, to keep the gates of the house of the Lord, and the tabernacle by their turns.

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.

English Revised Version
So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tabernacle, by wards.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
Gatekeepers in Jerusalem
22All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust. 23So they and their sons had charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, as guards. 24The gatekeepers were on the four sides, to the east, west, north and south.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:22
All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust.

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

Ezekiel 40:45
He said to me, "This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;
Treasury of Scripture

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.

the oversight

1 Chronicles 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, …

2 Chronicles 23:19 And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD, that …

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

Ezekiel 44:10,11,14 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went …

(23) Namely, the house of the tabernacle.--For the Temple was not built in David's day

By wards.-- For Watches.

Verses 23-26. - (See above and 1 Chronicles 26:12-19.) For the chief porters, Bertheau suggests, as an analogous expression, στρατηγοῖ (Luke 22:52). The chambers. We have the account of Solomon's building of these in 1 Kings 6:5-10, 16, 19; it is scarcely likely that the "chamber of mattresses" of 2 Kings 11:2 was one of these, though the language of the following verse looks that way (comp. also Ezekiel 46:5-11). And treasuries. These were store-houses (הָאועְרות) for gold, silver, as pertaining to the temple, though of corn, etc., in other connections (1 Kings 7:51; 2 Kings 12:18; 2 Chronicles 5:1; 1 Chronicles 27:25). So they and their children had the oversight of the gates of the house of the Lord,.... They that were appointed in David's time to watch the gates of the temple, their posterity succeeded them in that office; for it was hereditary:

namely, the house of the tabernacle, by wards; that which was at Gibeon in David's time, and now one was erected until the temple was built. 9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.
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