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1 Chronicles 9:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in [their] set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for the four chief gatekeepers who [were] Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For these Levites, the four chief porters, were in [their] set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For in their trust these four were the chief doorkeepers: they were Levites; and they were over the chambers and over the treasuries of the house of God;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, in trust, were four mighty men of the keepers of the gates, the same, were Levites,—and they were over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For in office [are] the four chiefs of the gatekeepers, they are Levites, and they have been over the chambers, and over the treasuries of the house of God,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To these four Levites were committed the whole number of the porters, and they were over the chambers, and treasures, of the house of the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For these Leuites, the foure chiefe porters, were in their set office, and were ouer the chambers and treasuries of the house of God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For four strong [men] have the charge of the gates; and the Levites were over the chambers, and they keep watch over the treasures of the house of God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For these Lewiyyim, the four chief porters, were in [their] set office, and were over the chambers and treasuries of the house of Elohim.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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.
these x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
Lwiyyim לְוִיִּם, 3881
{3881} Prime
לֵוִיִי
Leviyiy
{lay-vee-ee'}
Patronymic from H3878; a Leviite or descendant of Levi.
the four 702
{0702} Prime
אַרְבַּע
'arba`
{ar-bah'}
The second form is the masculine form; from H7251; four.
chief 1368
{1368} Prime
גִּבּוֹר
gibbowr
{ghib-bore'}
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
porters, 7778
{7778} Prime
שׁוֹעֵר
show`er
{sho-are'}
Active participle of H8176 (as denominative from H8179); a janitor.
were in [their] set office, 530
{0530} Prime
אֱמוּנָה
'emuwnah
{em-oo-naw'}
Feminine of H0529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity.
and were 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).
over x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the chambers 3957
{3957} Prime
לִשְׁכָּה
lishkah
{lish-kaw'}
From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging).
and treasuries 214
{0214} Prime
אוֹצָר
'owtsar
{o-tsaw'}
From H0686; a depository.
of 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 lhm אֱלֹהִים. 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Chronicles 9:14-34.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 9:26

Set office — These were constantly upon the place, in the execution of their office, that they might oversee the inferior porters in their work. Treasuries — In which the sacred utensils and other treasures belonging to the temple, were kept.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
set office:
or, trust

chambers:
or, storehouses, treasuries.
1 Chronicles 26:20-27 And of the Levites, Ahijah [was] over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things. ... Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 31:5-12 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all [things] brought they in abundantly. ... And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated [things] faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite [was] ruler, and Shimei his brother [was] the next.
Nehemiah 10:38-39 And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house. ... For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where [are] the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Nehemiah 13:5 And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded [to be given] to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
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