1 Chronicles 9:25
New International Version
Their fellow Levites in their villages had to come from time to time and share their duties for seven-day periods.

New Living Translation
Their relatives in the villages came regularly to share their duties for seven-day periods.

English Standard Version
And their kinsmen who were in their villages were obligated to come in every seven days, in turn, to be with these,

Berean Study Bible
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods.

King James Bible
And their brethren, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

New King James Version
And their brethren in their villages had to come with them from time to time for seven days.

New American Standard Bible
Their relatives in their settlements were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

NASB 1995
Their relatives in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

NASB 1977
And their relatives in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

Amplified Bible
Their relatives in their villages were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

Christian Standard Bible
Their relatives came from their settlements at fixed times to be with them seven days,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to be with them seven days,

American Standard Version
And their brethren, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their brothers were keeping these in their generations and were not entering except once every seven days, from time to time.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And their brethren were in their courts, to enter in weekly from time to time with these.

Contemporary English Version
Their assistants lived in the villages outside the city, and every seven days a group of them would come into the city and take their turn at guard duty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their brethren dwelt in villages, and came upon their sabbath days from time to time.

English Revised Version
And their brethren, and their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:

Good News Translation
These guards were assisted by their relatives, who lived in the villages and who had to take turns at guard duty for seven days at a time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their relatives had to come from their villages from time to time. They would come to serve under the gatekeepers' supervision for a period of seven days.

International Standard Version
Their relatives who lived in their villages were required to visit every seven days to be with them in turn,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their brethren, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them;

Literal Standard Version
And their brothers in their villages [are] to come in with these for seven days from time to time.

NET Bible
Their relatives, who lived in their settlements, came from time to time and served with them for seven-day periods.

New Heart English Bible
Their brothers, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:

World English Bible
Their brothers, in their villages, were to come in every seven days from time to time to be with them:

Young's Literal Translation
And their brethren in their villages are to come in for seven days from time to time with these.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People of Jerusalem
24The gatekeepers were stationed on the four sides: east, west, north, and south. 25Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods. 26But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God.…

Cross References
2 Kings 11:5
and commanded them, "This is what you are to do: A third of you who come on duty on the Sabbath shall guard the royal palace,

2 Kings 11:7
the two divisions that would go off duty on the Sabbath are to guard the house of the LORD for the king.

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

1 Chronicles 9:26
But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God.

1 Chronicles 24:19
This was their appointed order for service when they entered the house of the LORD, according to the regulations prescribed for them by their forefather Aaron, as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded him.

2 Chronicles 23:4
This is what you are to do: A third of you priests and Levites who come on duty on the Sabbath shall keep watch at the doors,

2 Chronicles 23:8
So the Levites and all Judah did everything that Jehoiada the priest had ordered. Each of them took his men--those coming on duty on the Sabbath and those going off duty--for Jehoiada the priest had not released any of the divisions.


Treasury of Scripture

And their brothers, which were in their villages, were to come after seven days from time to time with them.

seven

2 Kings 11:5,7
And he commanded them, saying, This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house; …

2 Chronicles 23:8
So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded, and took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go out on the sabbath: for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses.









(25) And their brethren, which were in their villages.--The families of the Temple warders, like those of the singers, lived on their farms in the villages round Jerusalem, and came up for their duties in weekly rotation (1Chronicles 9:16; Nehemiah 12:29).

After seven days.--Every seventh day; that is, on the Sabbath, when each class entered on its duties.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their relatives
וַאֲחֵיהֶ֨ם (wa·’ă·ḥê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

came
לָב֨וֹא (lā·ḇō·w)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from their villages
בְּחַצְרֵיהֶ֜ם (bə·ḥaṣ·rê·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2691: A yard, a hamlet

at fixed times
מֵעֵ֥ת (mê·‘êṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

to serve with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

them
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

for seven-day periods.
לְשִׁבְעַ֧ת (lə·šiḇ·‘aṯ)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number


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