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.
King James Bible
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
American Standard Version
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the store-house two and two.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and towards Asuppim, two and two.
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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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1 Chronicles 26:16
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.
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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