1 Chronicles 9:34
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New International Version
All these were heads of Levite families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and they lived in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelt at Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
These are the chief fathers of the Levites, heads according to their families; these dwelt in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
These were heads of fathers' [houses] of the Levites, throughout their generations, chief men: these lived at Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
These heads of the fathers of the Levites throughout their generations are heads. These have dwelt in Jerusalem.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The sons of the priests made the ointment - Only the priests were permitted to make this ointment; all others were forbidden to do it on pain of death; see Exodus 30:34-38 (note), and the notes there.

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1 Chronicles 9:13 And their brothers, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and three score...

Nehemiah 11:1-15 And the rulers of the people dwelled at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots...

Jerusalem We have already seen the situation and extent of this city, (Note of ch

1 Chronicles 8:28 These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelled in Jerusalem.

;) but the Jerusalem of sacred history is no more. After having been successively destroyed by the Babylonians and Romans, and taken by the Saracens, Crusaders, and Turks, in the possession of the latter of whom it still continues, not a vestige remains of the capital of David and Solomon, not a monument of Jewish times is standing. The very course of the walls is changed, and the boundaries of the ancient city are become doubtful. The monks pretend to shew the sites of the sacred places; but they have not the slightest pretensions to even a probable identity with the real places. The Jerusalem that now is, however, called by the Arabs {El Kouds}, or `the holy city,' is still a respectable, good looking town, of an irregular shape: it is surrounded by high embattled walls, enclosing an area not exceeding two miles and a half, and occupying two small hills, having the valley of Jehoshaphat on the east, the valley of Siloam and Gehinnom on the south, and the valley of Rephaim on the west; and containing a population variously estimated at from

20,000 to

30,000 souls.

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 9:33
Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night.

1 Chronicles 9:35
Jeiel the father of Gibeon lived in Gibeon. His wife's name was Maakah,

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