1 Chronicles 26:10
New International Version
Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first),

New Living Translation
Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed Shimri as the leader among his sons, though he was not the oldest.

English Standard Version
And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief),

Berean Study Bible
Hosah the Merarite also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

King James Bible
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

New King James Version
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the first (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him the first),

New American Standard Bible
Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),

NASB 1995
Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),

NASB 1977
Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the first-born, his father made him first),

Amplified Bible
Also Hosah, one of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the first and chief (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),

Christian Standard Bible
Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hosah, from the Merarites, also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first),

American Standard Version
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him chief),

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Khasa of the sons of Merari had sons, mighty men of power, and his eldest son died, and his father raised up the one after him as Chief, and he did not call him by the name of the firstborn.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And to Osa of the sons of Merari there were born sons, keeping the dominion; though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him chief of the second division.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And of Hosa, that is, of the sons of Merari: Semri the chief, (for he had not a firstborn, and therefore his father made him chief.)

English Revised Version
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief;)

Good News Translation
From the clan of Merari there was Hosah, who had four sons: Shimri (his father made him the leader, even though he was not the oldest son),

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From the descendants of Merari there were Hosah's sons. Shimri was the head, although he was not the firstborn. His father appointed him head.

International Standard Version
Hosah, one of Merari's sons, had these sons: Shimri their chief (though not the firstborn, his father had appointed him chief),

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief--for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief--

Literal Standard Version
and of Hosah, of the sons of Merari, [are these] sons: Shimri the head (though he was not firstborn, yet his father sets him for head),

NET Bible
Hosah, one of the descendants of Merari, had sons: The firstborn Shimri (he was not actually the firstborn, but his father gave him that status),

New Heart English Bible
Also Hosah, of the descendants of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief),

World English Bible
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief),

Young's Literal Translation
and to Hosah, of the sons of Merari, are sons: Shimri the head (though he was not first-born, yet his father setteth him for head),

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
9Meshelemiah also had sons and brothers who were capable men—18 in all. 10Hosah the Merarite also had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him as the first), 11Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and brothers of Hosah numbered 13 in all.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:38
along with Obed-edom and his sixty-eight relatives. Obed-edom son of Jeduthun, and also Hosah, were to be gatekeepers.

1 Chronicles 26:9
Meshelemiah also had sons and brothers who were capable men--18 in all.

1 Chronicles 26:11
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth. The sons and brothers of Hosah numbered 13 in all.


Treasury of Scripture

Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

Hosah

1 Chronicles 16:38
And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:

his father

1 Chronicles 5:1,2
Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright…









(10) Also Hosah, of the children of Merari.--Four chiefs of the sons of Hosah are named, and thirteen assigned as the total number of families belonging to this clan (1Chronicles 26:10-11). Adding them to the 18 of Meshelemiah and the 62 of Obed-edom, we get a total of 93 principal porters, presiding over the 4,000 Levites appointed to that work (1Chronicles 23:5).

Simri (Shimri) the chief (for though he was not his firstborn . . .).--This may mean either that the oldest family had died out, or that none of these families could prove its seniority to the rest.

Verses 10, 11. - The porters from the descendants of Merari are given in these two verses, in all thirteen. Hosah, it will be remembered, is found together with Obed-edom in 1 Chronicles 16:38, as one of the porters of the the ark. These thirteen bring up the number of porters to ninety-three. We have read (1 Chronicles 9:22) that later the number became two hundred and twelve. Though... yet. The likelier translation of the Hebrew would be, For there was not a firstborn (i.e. the issue of the firstborn had failed, and his line was therefore extinct), and his father made him the chief. Moreover, it is but probable that, if it had been a case of superseding the firstborn, the fact would not have been stated without an explanation of what had led to it or justified it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Hosah
וּלְחֹסָ֥ה (ū·lə·ḥō·sāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2621: Hosah -- a Levite, also a place in Asher

the Merarite
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

also had sons:
בָּנִ֑ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

Shimri
שִׁמְרִ֤י (šim·rî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8113: Shimri -- four Israelites

the first
הָרֹאשׁ֙ (hā·rōš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

(although
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

he was
הָיָ֣ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

the firstborn,
בְכ֔וֹר (ḇə·ḵō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1060: Firstborn, chief

his father
אָבִ֖יהוּ (’ā·ḇî·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

had appointed
וַיְשִׂימֵ֥הוּ (way·śî·mê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

him as the first),
לְרֹֽאשׁ׃ (lə·rōš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head


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