1 Chronicles 9:18
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New International Version
being stationed at the King's Gate on the east, up to the present time. These were the gatekeepers belonging to the camp of the Levites.

King James Bible
Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have been hitherto in the king's gate eastward: they were the doorkeepers in the camps of the children of Levi.

World English Bible
who hitherto [waited] in the king's gate eastward: they were the porters for the camp of the children of Levi.

Young's Literal Translation
and hitherto they are at the gate of the king eastward; they are the gatekeepers for the companies of the sons of Levi.

1 Chronicles 9:18 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king's gate - That by which the kings of Judah went to the temple; see on 2 Kings 16:18 (note).

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Who hitherto waited. The original is wead hennah, which Houbigant and Dr. Geddes consider as a proper name, and render, `And Adnah was over the eastern gate, called the king's;' i.e. the gate by which the kings of Judah went to the temple. The list is here nearly the same with those found in Ezra and Nehemiah, and contains those who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel: but the list in Nehemiah is more ample, probably because it contains those who came {afterwards}; the object of the sacred writer here being to give the names of those who came first (ver

2.) These consisted of men belonging not only to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, but to many of the other tribes of Israel, who took advantage of the proclamation of Cyrus to return to Jerusalem. Properly speaking, the divisions mentioned here constituted the {whole} of the Israelitish people, who were divided into priests, Levites, common Israelites, and Nethinims.

the king's

1 Kings 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers...

2 Kings 11:19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land...

Ezekiel 44:2,3 Then said the LORD to me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD...

Ezekiel 46:1,2 Thus said the Lord GOD; The gate of the inner court that looks toward the east shall be shut the six working days...

Acts 3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's...


1 Chronicles 26:12-19 Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men, having wards one against another...

The King.
We have now to turn and see the sudden change of fortune which lifted the exile to a throne. The heavy cloud which had brooded so long over the doomed king broke in lightning crash on the disastrous field of Gilboa. Where is there a sadder and more solemn story of the fate of a soul which makes shipwreck "of faith and of a good conscience," than that awful page which tells how, godless, wretched, mad with despair and measureless pride, he flung himself on his bloody sword, and died a suicide's death,
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:17
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their fellow Levites, Shallum their chief

1 Chronicles 9:19
Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his fellow gatekeepers from his family (the Korahites) were responsible for guarding the thresholds of the tent just as their ancestors had been responsible for guarding the entrance to the dwelling of the LORD.

Jeremiah 35:4
I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the room of the sons of Hanan son of Igdaliah the man of God. It was next to the room of the officials, which was over that of Maaseiah son of Shallum the doorkeeper.

Ezekiel 44:1
Then the man brought me back to the outer gate of the sanctuary, the one facing east, and it was shut.

Ezekiel 46:1
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be opened.

Ezekiel 46:2
The prince is to enter from the outside through the portico of the gateway and stand by the gatepost. The priests are to sacrifice his burnt offering and his fellowship offerings. He is to bow down in worship at the threshold of the gateway and then go out, but the gate will not be shut until evening.

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