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1 Chronicles 26 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Duties of the Gatekeepers
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:1 - These are the divisions of the gatekeepers: From the Korahites, there was Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the family of Abiasaph.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:2 - The sons of Meshelemiah were Zechariah (the oldest), Jediael (the second), Zebadiah (the third), Jathniel (the fourth),
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:3 - Elam (the fifth), Jehohanan (the sixth), and Eliehoenai (the seventh).
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:4 - The sons of Obed-edom, also gatekeepers, were Shemaiah (the oldest), Jehozabad (the second), Joah (the third), Sacar (the fourth), Nethanel (the fifth),
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:5 - Ammiel (the sixth), Issachar (the seventh), and Peullethai (the eighth). God had richly blessed Obed-edom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:6 - Obed-edom’s son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:7 - Their names were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. Their relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were also very capable men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:8 - All of these descendants of Obed-edom, including their sons and grandsons—sixty-two of them in all—were very capable men, well qualified for their work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:9 - Meshelemiah’s eighteen sons and relatives were also very capable men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:10 - Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed Shimri as the leader among his sons, though he was not the oldest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:11 - His other sons included Hilkiah (the second), Tebaliah (the third), and Zechariah (the fourth). Hosah’s sons and relatives, who served as gatekeepers, numbered thirteen in all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:12 - These divisions of the gatekeepers were named for their family leaders, and like the other Levites, they served at the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:13 - They were assigned by families for guard duty at the various gates, without regard to age or training, for it was all decided by means of sacred lots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:14 - The responsibility for the east gate went to Meshelemiah[fn] and his group. The north gate was assigned to his son Zechariah, a man of unusual wisdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:15 - The south gate went to Obed-edom, and his sons were put in charge of the storehouse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:16 - Shuppim and Hosah were assigned the west gate and the gateway leading up to the Temple.[fn] Guard duties were divided evenly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:17 - Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two pairs at the storehouse.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:18 - Six were assigned each day to the west gate, four to the gateway leading up to the Temple, and two to the courtyard.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:19 - These were the divisions of the gatekeepers from the clans of Korah and Merari.
Treasurers and Other Officials
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:20 - Other Levites, led by Ahijah, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the gifts dedicated to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:21 - From the family of Libni[fn] in the clan of Gershon, Jehiel[fn] was the leader.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:22 - The sons of Jehiel, Zetham and his brother Joel, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:23 - These are the leaders that descended from Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:24 - From the clan of Amram, Shebuel was a descendant of Gershom son of Moses. He was the chief officer of the treasuries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:25 - His relatives through Eliezer were Rehabiah, Jeshaiah, Joram, Zicri, and Shelomoth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:26 - Shelomoth and his relatives were in charge of the treasuries containing the gifts that King David, the family leaders, and the generals and captains[fn] and other officers of the army had dedicated to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:27 - These men dedicated some of the plunder they had gained in battle to maintain the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:28 - Shelomoth[fn] and his relatives also cared for the gifts dedicated to the LORD by Samuel the seer, Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner, and Joab son of Zeruiah. All the other dedicated gifts were in their care, too.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:29 - From the clan of Izhar came Kenaniah. He and his sons were given administrative responsibilities[fn] over Israel as officials and judges.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:30 - From the clan of Hebron came Hashabiah. He and his relatives—1,700 capable men—were put in charge of the Israelite lands west of the Jordan River. They were responsible for all matters related to the things of the LORD and the service of the king in that area.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - Also from the clan of Hebron came Jeriah,[fn] who was the leader of the Hebronites according to the genealogical records. (In the fortieth year of David’s reign, a search was made in the records, and capable men from the clan of Hebron were found at Jazer in the land of Gilead.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:32 - There were 2,700 capable men among the relatives of Jeriah. King David sent them to the east side of the Jordan River and put them in charge of the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh. They were responsible for all matters related to God and to the king.
NLT Footnotes
As in Greek version (see also Exod 6:24); Hebrew reads Asaph.
Hebrew Shelemiah, a variant spelling of Meshelemiah; compare 26:2.
Or the gate of Shalleketh on the upper road (also in 26:18). The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Or the colonnade. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
Hebrew Ladan, a variant spelling of Libni; compare 6:17.
Hebrew Jehieli (also in 26:22), a variant spelling of Jehiel; compare 23:8.
Hebrew the commanders of thousands and of hundreds.
Hebrew Shelomith, a variant spelling of Shelomoth.
Or were given outside work; or were given work away from the Temple area.
Hebrew Jerijah, a variant spelling of Jeriah; compare 23:19.

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