1 Chronicles 9:26
New International Version
But the four principal gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the responsibility for the rooms and treasuries in the house of God.

New Living Translation
The four chief gatekeepers, all Levites, were trusted officials, for they were responsible for the rooms and treasuries at the house of God.

English Standard Version
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted to be over the chambers and the treasures of the house of God.

Berean Study Bible
But the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of the house of God.

King James Bible
For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

New King James Version
For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

New American Standard Bible
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, served in an official capacity, and were in charge of the chambers and in charge of the treasuries in the house of God.

NASB 1995
for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

NASB 1977
for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Amplified Bible
for these Levites, the four chief gatekeepers, had an official duty, and were in charge of the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

Christian Standard Bible
but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God’s temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God's temple.

American Standard Version
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because those were in the office, because these Levites were standing and guarding over the four winds of the gates, and those Rulers were over the work and over the treasury of the house of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For four strong men have the charge of the gates; and the Levites were over the chambers, and they keep watch over the treasures of the house of God.

Contemporary English Version
The four full-time guards were Levites, and they supervised the other guards and were responsible for the rooms in the temple and the supplies kept there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To these four Levites were committed the whole number of the porters, and they were over the chambers, and treasures, of the house of the Lord.

English Revised Version
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in a set office, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Good News Translation
The four chief guards were Levites and had the final responsibility. They were also responsible for the rooms in the Temple and for the supplies kept there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The four chief Levite gatekeepers were in charge of the rooms and treasures in God's temple because of their faithfulness.

International Standard Version
because the four senior gatekeepers (who were descendants of Levi) had been placed in charge of the chambers and the treasury of the Temple of God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
for the four chief porters were in a set office. These were the Levites. They were also over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Literal Standard Version
For the four chiefs of the gatekeepers in office, they are Levites, and they have been over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God,

NET Bible
The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God's sanctuary.

New Heart English Bible
for the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.

World English Bible
for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the rooms and over the treasuries in the house of God.

Young's Literal Translation
For in office are the four chiefs of the gatekeepers, they are Levites, and they have been over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People of Jerusalem
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. 27They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they were responsible for guarding it and opening it every morning.…

Cross References
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 9:25
Their relatives came from their villages at fixed times to serve with them for seven-day periods.

1 Chronicles 9:27
They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they were responsible for guarding it and opening it every morning.

Jeremiah 35:2
"Go to the house of the Rechabites, speak to them, and bring them to one of the chambers of the house of the LORD to offer them a drink of wine."

Ezekiel 40:17
Then he brought me into the outer court, and there were chambers and a pavement laid out all around the court. Thirty chambers faced the pavement,


Treasury of Scripture

For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.

set office.

1 Chronicles 26:20-27
And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things…

2 Chronicles 31:5-12
And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly…

Nehemiah 10:38,39
And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house…









(26) For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in their set office.--The Heb. says, or seems to say, "For in fixed position (or trust) were they, viz., the four heroes of the warders." (See 1Chronicles 9:17 which apparently names four chief "porters.") The temporary chiefs of the warder guilds abode in the Temple; the mass of their members was settled in the neighbouring villages, and occupied with pastoral pursuits.

And were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.--This statement belongs to the following verse. The preceding account of the porters or warders seems to terminate with the words. "For in fixed position are they, the four stalwart warders; they are the Levites;" that is, the Levites par excellence. And they were over the cells and over the treasuries of the house of God (viz., the warders); and they used to pass the night (1Chronicles 9:27) in the places round the house of God, for upon them was the ward, and they were over the opening (key) every morning--a brief recapitulation of the main duty of the Levitical warders. Some have proposed to alter the text of 1Chronicles 9:26 b, and to read, "And some of the Levites were over the cells," &c, thus constituting a new paragraph, although 1Chronicles 9:27 obviously recurs to the warders. Probably the paragraph mark should be transferred to 1Chronicles 9:28. From this point to 1Chronicles 9:34 we have a review of the other special charges of the Levites.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

the four
אַרְבַּ֙עַת֙ (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

chief
גִּבֹּרֵ֣י (gib·bō·rê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

gatekeepers,
הַשֹּׁעֲרִ֔ים (haš·šō·‘ă·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7778: A gatekeeper

who
הֵ֗מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

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

were
וְהָיוּ֙ (wə·hā·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

entrusted with
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the rooms
הַלְּשָׁכ֔וֹת (hal·lə·šā·ḵō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

and the treasuries
הָאֹצְר֖וֹת (hā·’ō·ṣə·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 214: Treasure, store, a treasury, storehouse

of the house
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of God.
הָאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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