1 Chronicles 9:38
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New International Version
Mikloth was the father of Shimeam. They too lived near their relatives in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.

Darby Bible Translation
and Mikloth begot Shimeam. And they also dwelt beside their brethren in Jerusalem, with their brethren.

World English Bible
Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. They also lived with their brothers in Jerusalem, over against their brothers.

Young's Literal Translation
And Mikloth begat Shimeam, and they also, over-against their brethren, have dwelt in Jerusalem with their brethren.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whose wife's name was Maachah - Here our translators have departed from the original, for the word is אחתו achotho, his Sister; but the Vulgate, Septuagint, Syriac, Arabic, and Chaldee, have Wife; to which may be added 1 Chronicles 8:29, the parallel place. Almost all the early editions, as well as the MS. editions, have the same reading. Of all the Polyglots the Complutensian alone has אשתו ishto, his Wife. His wife is the reading also of Vatablus's Polyglot, but in the margin he observes that other copies have his sister. There is most certainly a fault somewhere, for Maachah could not be both the sister and wife of Jehiel. Whether, therefore, 1 Chronicles 8:29 has been altered from this, or this altered from that, who can tell? A single letter makes the whole difference: if the word be written with ח cheth, it is Sister; if with ש shin, it is Wife. The latter is most probably the true reading. It is so in three very ancient MSS. in my own possession.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shimeam Shimeam seems to be a mistake for Shimeah; the only difference being {mem} final, and {hay}; and the LXX. in both places read {Samaa}

1 Chronicles 8:32 And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also dwelled with their brothers in Jerusalem, over against them.


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

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