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1 Chronicles 26:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him chief),
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for [though] he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Also Hosah, [one] of the sons of Merari had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father made him first),
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Also Hosah of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for [though] he was not the first-born, yet his father made him the chief;)
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— —And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the head, for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the head;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, Hosah of the sons of Merari, had sons,—Shimri the chief, for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father, made him, chief.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to Hosah, of the sons of Merari, [are] sons: Shimri the head (though he was not first-born, yet his father setteth him for head),
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And of Hosa, that is, of the sons of Merari: Semri the chief, (for he had not a firstborn, and therefore his father made him chief.)
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Also Hosah of the children of Merari, had sonnes: Simri the chiefe, (for [though] he was not the first borne, yet his father made him the chiefe)
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And to Hosah{gr.Osa} of the sons of Merari [there were born] sons, keeping the dominion; though he was not the first-born, yet his father made him chief of the second division.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Also Chosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Shimri the chief, (for [though] he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Also s חֹסָה, 2621
{2621} Prime
חֹסָה
Chocah
{kho-saw'}
From H2620; hopeful; Chosah, an Israelite.
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Mrr מְרָרִי, 4847
{4847} Prime
מְרָרִי
M@rariy
{mer-aw-ree'}
From H4843; bitter; Merari, an Israelite.
had sons; 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
imr שִׁמרִי 8113
{8113} Prime
שִׁמְרִי
Shimriy
{shim-ree'}
From H8105 in its original sense; watchful; Shimri, the name of four Israelites.
the chief, 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
(for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
[though] he was x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the firstborn, 1060
{1060} Prime
בְּכוֹר
b@kowr
{bek-ore'}
From H1069; firstborn; hence chief.
yet his father 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
made 7760
{7760} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
him the chief;) 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 26:10

_ _ Simri the chief ... though ... not the first-born — probably because the family entitled to the right of primogeniture had died out, or because there were none of the existing families which could claim that right.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 26:10

Made him the chief — Not in inheriting the estate; (this was forbidden by the law) but in this service, for which he was better qualified than his elder brother.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Hosah:

1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah [to be] porters:

his father:

1 Chronicles 5:1-2 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he [was] the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. ... For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler; but the birthright [was] Joseph's:)
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