English Standard Version
For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch.
King James Bible
To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
American Standard Version
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, watch against watch.
To Sephim, and Hosa towards the west, by the gate which leadeth to the way of the ascent: ward against ward.
English Revised Version
To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, ward against ward.
Webster's Bible Translation
To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the way of the ascent, ward against ward.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The Merarites. Hosah's sons and brothers. חוסה has been already mentioned (1 Chronicles 16:38) along with Obed-edom as doorkeeper. Hosah made Shimri head of the Merarites, who served as doorkeepers, because there was no first-born, i.e., because his first-born son had died without leaving any descendant, so that none of the families descended from Hosah had the natural claim to the birthright. All the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen. Meshelemiah had eighteen (cf. 1 Chronicles 26:9), and Obed-edom sixty-two (1 Chronicles 26:8); and all taken together they make ninety-three, whom we are (according to 1 Chronicles 26:12.) to regard as the heads of the 4000 doorkeepers. In 1 Chronicles 9:22 the number of the doorkeepers appointed by David is stated to be 212, but that number most probably refers to a different time (see on 1 Chronicles 9:22). Bertheau further remarks: "According to 1 Chronicles 16:38, sixty-eight are reckoned to Obed-edom and Hosah, in our passage seventy-five; and the small difference between the numbers is explained by the fact that in the first passage only the doorkeepers before the ark are referred to." Against this we have already shown, in our remarks on 1 Chronicles 16:38, that the number there mentioned cannot be held with certainty to refer to the doorkeepers.
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Shallecheth That is, ejection; probably the gate through which all the filth which from time to time might accumulate in the temple and its courts, was cast out.
ward against ward That is, their stations were opposite to each other; as the north to the south, and the east to the west.
1 Chronicles 26:15
Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse.
1 Chronicles 26:17
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.
1 Chronicles 26:18
And for the colonnade on the west there were four at the road and two at the colonnade.
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