New International Version
The gatekeepers: Akkub, Talmon and their associates, who kept watch at the gates--172 men.
King James Bible
Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and two.
Darby Bible Translation
And the doorkeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, that kept watch at the gates, were a hundred and seventy-two.
World English Bible
Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brothers, who kept watch at the gates, were one hundred seventy-two.
Young's Literal Translation
And the gatekeepers, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren, those watching at the gates, are a hundred seventy and two.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The principal to begin the thanksgiving - The precentor, pitcher of the tune, or master-singer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the gates. Heb. at the gates.
"Lydda was a village, not yielding to a city in greatness." Concerning its situation, and distance from Jerusalem, the Misna hath these words: "The vineyard of four years" (that is, the fruit of a vineyard now of four years' growth; for, for the first three years, they were trees, as it were, not circumcised) "was brought to Jerusalem, in the space of a day's journey on every side. Now these were the bounds of it; Elath on the south; Acrabatta on the north; Lydda on the west; and Jordan on the east." …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, "We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a sound of anyone--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were."
The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.
The rest of the Israelites, with the priests and Levites, were in all the towns of Judah, each on their ancestral property.
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