1 Chronicles 9:27
New International Version
They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they had to guard it; and they had charge of the key for opening it each morning.

New Living Translation
They would spend the night around the house of God, since it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.

English Standard Version
And they lodged around the house of God, for on them lay the duty of watching, and they had charge of opening it every morning.

Berean Study Bible
They would spend the night stationed around the house of God, because they were responsible for guarding it and opening it every morning.

King James Bible
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

New King James Version
And they lodged all around the house of God because they had the responsibility, and they were in charge of opening it every morning.

New American Standard Bible
They spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.

NASB 1995
They spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.

NASB 1977
And they spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.

Amplified Bible
They spent the night around the house of God, for the [night] watch was theirs, and they were in charge of opening the house morning after morning.

Christian Standard Bible
They spent the night in the vicinity of God’s temple, because they had guard duty and were in charge of opening it every morning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They spent the night in the vicinity of God’s temple, because they had guard duty and were in charge of opening it every morning.

American Standard Version
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them; and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were going around and lodging at the house of LORD JEHOVAH, because this was their Guard at the gates.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the charge was upon them, and these were charged with the keys to open the doors of the temple every morning.

Contemporary English Version
They guarded the temple day and night and opened its doors every morning.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they abode in their watches round about the temple of the Lord: that when it was time, they might open the gates in the morning.

English Revised Version
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them, and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning.

Good News Translation
They lived near the Temple, because it was their duty to guard it and to open the gates every morning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They would spend the night stationed around God's temple because they had to guard it and open it every morning.

International Standard Version
They spent the night near the Temple of God, since they had been entrusted to guard it. They were in charge of opening it every morning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them, and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning.

Literal Standard Version
and they lodge around the house of God, for the watch [is] on them, and they [are] over the opening, even morning by morning.

NET Bible
They would spend the night in their posts all around God's sanctuary, for they were assigned to guard it and would open it with the key every morning.

New Heart English Bible
They lodged around the house of God, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning.

World English Bible
They lodged around the house of God, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning.

Young's Literal Translation
and round about the house of God they lodge, for on them is the watch, and they are over the opening, even morning by morning.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The People of Jerusalem
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. 28Some of them were in charge of the articles used in worship, to count them whenever they were brought in or taken out.…

Cross References
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 9:28
Some of them were in charge of the articles used in worship, to count them whenever they were brought in or taken out.

1 Chronicles 23:30
They were also to stand every morning to give thanks and praise to the LORD, and likewise in the evening.

1 Chronicles 23:32
So the Levites were to carry out the responsibilities for the Tent of Meeting and the Holy Place, and, under their brothers the descendants of Aaron, the service of the house of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was on them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

the charge

1 Chronicles 23:32
And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy place, and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.

Romans 12:7
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

the opening

1 Samuel 3:15
And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

Malachi 1:10
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They would spend the night
יָלִ֑ינוּ (yā·lî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

stationed around
וּסְבִיב֥וֹת (ū·sə·ḇî·ḇō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

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

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

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they had
עֲלֵיהֶ֣ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

responsibility for guarding it
מִשְׁמֶ֔רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

and opening it
הַמַּפְתֵּ֖חַ (ham·map̄·tê·aḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4669: An aperture, utterance

every morning.
וְלַבֹּ֥קֶר (wə·lab·bō·qer)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning


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