1 Chronicles 15:23
New International Version
Berekiah and Elkanah were to be doorkeepers for the ark.

New Living Translation
Berekiah and Elkanah were chosen to guard the Ark.

English Standard Version
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.

Berean Study Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be guardians of the ark.

King James Bible
And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

New King James Version
Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark;

New American Standard Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.

NASB 1995
Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.

NASB 1977
And Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.

Amplified Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.

Christian Standard Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were to be gatekeepers for the ark.

American Standard Version
And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Berakya and Halqana were providing for the Ark whatever was needed for it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Barachia and Elcana were door-keepers of the ark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Barachias, and Elcana, were doorkeepers of the ark.

English Revised Version
And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Berechiah and Elkanah were gatekeepers for the ark.

International Standard Version
Berechiah and Elkanah served as gatekeepers for the ark.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Berechiah and Elkanah were door-keepers for the ark.

Literal Standard Version
And Berechiah and Elkanah [are] gatekeepers for the Ark.

NET Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were guardians of the ark;

New Heart English Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

World English Bible
Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

Young's Literal Translation
And Berechiah and Elkanah are gatekeepers for the ark.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Priests and Levites Carry the Ark
22Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled. 23Berechiah and Elkanah were to be guardians of the ark. 24Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer—the priests—were to blow the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were also to be guardians of the ark.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 3:15
Samuel lay down until the morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the LORD. He was afraid to tell Eli the vision,

2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city, saying, "We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a trace--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact."

1 Chronicles 15:22
Chenaniah the head Levite was the director of the music because he was highly skilled.

1 Chronicles 15:24
Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer--the priests--were to blow the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah were also to be guardians of the ark.


Treasury of Scripture

And Berechiah and Elkanah were doorkeepers for the ark.

1 Chronicles 9:21-23
And Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was porter of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation…

2 Kings 22:4
Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:

2 Kings 25:18
And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:









(23) Doorkeepers for the ark.--"Porters" (1Chronicles 15:18). Warders are meant. Obed-edom and Jehiah were also warders of the Ark (1Chronicles 15:24). In the procession two may have walked in front of it and two behind. They would be responsible for the prevention of all unauthorised approach to the Ark of God.

Verse 23. - Berechiah and Elkanah. It appears from the following verse that there was also another couple of doorkeepers (i.e. persons to protect the openings of the ark, that it should not be opened), viz. Obed-edom and Jehiah.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Berechiah
וּבֶֽרֶכְיָה֙ (ū·ḇe·reḵ·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1296: Berechiah -- 'Yah blesses', the name of several Israelites

and Elkanah
וְאֶלְקָנָ֔ה (wə·’el·qā·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 511: Elkanah -- 'God has created', the name of several Israelites

were to be guardians
שֹׁעֲרִ֖ים (šō·‘ă·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7778: A gatekeeper

of the ark.
לָאָרֽוֹן׃ (lā·’ā·rō·wn)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark


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