New American Standard Bible
He said to me, "This is the chamber which faces toward the south, intended for the priests who keep charge of the temple;
King James Bible
And he said unto me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said unto me, This cell whose front is towards the south is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house.
World English Bible
He said to me, This room, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house;
Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh unto me: 'This chamber, whose front is southward, is for priests keeping charge of the house;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The priests, whose chambers (L) are here provided, were those whose business it was to exercise this oversight which had devolved upon them as descendants of Aaron Numbers 3:32.
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So they and their sons had charge of the gates of the house of the LORD, even the house of the tent, as guards.
A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD, Who serve by night in the house of the LORD!
Then he brought me into the outer court, and behold, there were chambers and a pavement made for the court all around; thirty chambers faced the pavement.
A chamber with its doorway was by the side pillars at the gates; there they rinse the burnt offering.
"Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, having oversight at the gates of the house and ministering in the house; they shall slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.
"But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went astray from Me, shall come near to Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood," declares the Lord GOD.
"It shall be the holy portion of the land; it shall be for the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the LORD, and it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.
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