1 Chronicles 26:17
New International Version
There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.

New Living Translation
Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two pairs at the storehouse.

English Standard Version
On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse.

Berean Study Bible
Each day there were six Levites on the east, four on the north, four on the south, and two pairs at the storehouse.

King James Bible
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.

New King James Version
On the east were six Levites, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, and for the storehouse two by two.

New American Standard Bible
On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.

NASB 1995
On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.

NASB 1977
On the east there were six Levites, on the north four daily, on the south four daily, and at the storehouse two by two.

Amplified Bible
On the east were six Levites, on the north four a day, on the south four a day, and two by two at the storehouse.

Christian Standard Bible
There were six Levites each day on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There were six Levites each day on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses.

American Standard Version
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the store-house two and two.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To the East six Levites, at the east for four days, at the South four days, and between the two door posts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Eastward were six watchmen in the day; northward four by the day; southward four by the day; and two at the Esephim,

Contemporary English Version
Each day six guards were on duty on the east side of the temple, four were on duty on the north side, and four were on duty on the south side. Two guards were stationed at each of the two storerooms,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now towards the east were six Levites: and towards the north four a day: and towards the south likewise four a day: and where the council was, two and two.

English Revised Version
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two.

Good News Translation
On the east, six guards were on duty each day, on the north, four, and on the south, four. Four guards were stationed at the storerooms daily, two at each storeroom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the east side there were six Levites. On the north there were four every day. On the south there were four every day. At the storerooms there were four, two at each entrance.

International Standard Version
on the east six descendants of Levi were assigned for each day, on the north four for each day, on the south four for each day (as well as two pairs of guards assigned to the storehouse),

JPS Tanakh 1917
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the Storehouse two and two.

Literal Standard Version
to the east [are] six Levites, to the north [are] four each day, to the south [are] four each day, and for the gatherings, two by two;

NET Bible
Each day there were six Levites posted on the east, four on the north, and four on the south. At the storehouses they were posted in pairs.

New Heart English Bible
On the east there were six a day, on the north four a day, on the south four a day, and for the vestibules two and two.

World English Bible
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two.

Young's Literal Translation
to the east the Levites are six; to the north daily four, to the south daily four, and to the gatherings two by two,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Divisions of the Gatekeepers
16The lots for the West Gate and the Shallecheth Gate on the ascending highway fell to Shuppim and Hosah. There were guards stationed at every watch. 17Each day there were six Levites on the east, four on the north, four on the south, and two pairs at the storehouse. 18As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:16
The lots for the West Gate and the Shallecheth Gate on the ascending highway fell to Shuppim and Hosah. There were guards stationed at every watch.

1 Chronicles 26:18
As for the court on the west, there were four at the highway and two at the court.


Treasury of Scripture

Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.

Eastward

1 Chronicles 9:24
In four quarters were the porters, toward the east, west, north, and south.

2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.

Asuppim

1 Chronicles 26:15
To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.









(17) Eastward were six Levites.--Literally, To the east the Levites were six; to the northward for the day four; to the southward for the day four; and to the Stores two two (i.e., two apiece, or two by two). We must supply for the day in the first clause, with the LXX.

Toward Asuppim two and two.--The magazine appears to have had two doors, with two warders stationed at each.

Verses 17, 18. - These verses give the number of individuals who composed the watch at a time, beginning again from Shelemiah's eastward position. The two and two toward Asuppim suggest most naturally the suppositon of two attendants at each of two gates, or else of two succeeding two. Parbar (פַרְבָּר). This word appears as פָּרְוָר in 2 Kings 23:11. These words, with forms akin to them, are often found in the Targums, but not elsewhere in the Scriptures. The nearest approach to the meaning of the word, as yet discovered, is a "suburb." The connection may just do as much as indicate that, whereas four porters kept the causeway gate, the Parbar gate was in closer proximity to the temple that was to be, but what this Parbar really was is not yet ascertained. Possibly it is the προάστειον of Josephus ('Ant.,' 15. 11:5). If we add the numbers of Levites given in these two verses, it will be noticed that they mount up to twenty-four.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Each day
לַיּוֹם֙ (lay·yō·wm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

there were six
שִׁשָּׁה֒ (šiš·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

Levites
הַלְוִיִּ֣ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

on the east,
לַמִּזְרָח֮ (lam·miz·rāḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

four
אַרְבָּעָ֔ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

on the north,
לַצָּפ֤וֹנָה (laṣ·ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

four
אַרְבָּעָ֑ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

on the south,
לַנֶּ֥גְבָּה (lan·neḡ·bāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

and two pairs
שְׁנַ֥יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

at the storehouse.
וְלָאֲסֻפִּ֖ים (wə·lā·’ă·sup·pîm)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 624: Collected, a collection of offerings)


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