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1 Chronicles 26:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Of these were the courses of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their brethren, to minister in the house of Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even] among the chief men, [having] wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— To these divisions of the gatekeepers, the chief men, [were given] duties like their relatives to minister in the house of the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even] among the chief men, having wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Among these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, among the head-men, as to the charges together with their brethren, for performing the service in the house of Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— To these, belonged the courses of door-keepers, to the chiefs of the strong men, belonged charges, equally with their brethren,—to be in attendance in the house of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— According to these [are] the courses of the gatekeepers; to the heads of the mighty ones [are] charges over-against their brethren, to minister in the house of Jehovah,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Among these were the divisions of the porters, so that the chiefs of the wards, as well as their brethren, always ministered in the house of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Among these were the diuisions of the porters, [euen] among the chiefe men, hauing wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— To these [were assigned] the divisions of the gates, to the chiefs of the mighty men the daily courses, even their brethren, to minister in the house of the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even] among the chief men, [having] wards one against another, to minister in the house of Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Among these x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
[were] the divisions 4256
{4256} Prime
מַחֲלְקָה
machaloqeth
{makh-al-o'-keth}
From H2505; a section (of Levites, people or soldiers).
of the porters, 7778
{7778} Prime
שׁוֹעֵר
show`er
{sho-are'}
Active participle of H8176 (as denominative from H8179); a janitor.
[even] among 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.).
men, 1397
{1397} Prime
גֶּבֶר
geber
{gheh'-ber}
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
[having] wards 4931
{4931} Prime
מִשְׁמֶרֶת
mishmereth
{mish-meh'-reth}
Feminine of H4929; watch, that is, the act (custody) or (concretely) the sentry, the post; objectively preservation, or (concretely) safe; figuratively observance, that is, (abstractly) duty, or (objectively) a usage or party.
one against y5980
[5980] Standard
לְעֻמַּתה
`ummah
{oom-maw'}
From H6004; conjunction, that is, society; mostly adverbial or prepositional (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with.
another, 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
x5980
(5980) Complement
לְעֻמַּתה
`ummah
{oom-maw'}
From H6004; conjunction, that is, society; mostly adverbial or prepositional (with prepositional prefix), near, beside, along with.
to minister 8334
{8334} Prime
שָׁרַת
sharath
{shaw-rath'}
A primitive root; to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively to contribute to.
z8763
<8763> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 790
in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 26:12

_ _ Among these were the divisions of the porters, even among the chief men — These were charged with the duty of superintending the watches, being heads of the twenty-four courses of porters.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 26:12

Wards — Heb. having wards answerably to their brethren the other Levites, who were divided into twenty — four courses, as the priests also and the porters were.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Chronicles 26:12

Among these [were] the divisions of the porters, [even] among the chief men, [having] wards one (e) against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.

(e) According to their turns as well the one as the other.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
wards:
That is, classes against each other. Ward formerly signified a class or division. We still apply the term to the different apartments in hospitals, and to the more extensive districts into which the city of London is divided.
1 Chronicles 25:8 And they cast lots, ward against [ward], as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.
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