1 Chronicles 9:27 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge [thereof] was upon them; and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge [was] upon them, and the opening thereof every morning [pertained] to them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
They spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they [were] in charge of opening [it] morning by morning.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And they lodged about the house of God, because the charge [was] upon them, and the opening of it every morning [pertained] to them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
for they stayed round about the house of God during the night, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning [pertained] to them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
And, round about the house of God, used they to lodge,for, upon them, was the charge, and they were over the setting open, morning by morning.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
and round about the house of God they lodge, for on them [is] the watch, and they [are] over the opening, even morning by morning.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And they abode in their watches round about the temple of the Lord: that when it was time, they might open the gates in the morning.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was vpon them, and the opening thereof euery morning, perteined to them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
For the charge [was] upon them, and these [were] charged with the keys to open the doors of the temple every morning.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And they lodged round about the house of Elohim, because the charge [was] upon them, and the opening thereof every morning [pertained] to them.
And they lodged
A primitive root; to stop
(usually over night); by implication to stay
permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate
(especially in words, to complain
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
; (as noun) a circle
, or environs
; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around
Probably from H1129
abbreviated; a house
(in the greatest variation of applications, especially family
Plural of H0433
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.
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.
Feminine of H4929
, 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
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
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them, and the opening
; an opener
, that is, a key
thereof every morning
; properly dawn
(as the break
of day); generally morning
] to them.
Masculine plural from H1931
(only used when emphatic).
- the charge:
1 Chronicles 23:32 And that they should keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, and the charge of the holy [place], and the charge of the sons of Aaron their brethren, in the service of the house of the LORD.
Romans 12:7 Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
- the opening:
1 Samuel 3:15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.
Malachi 1:10 Who [is there] even among you that would shut the doors [for nought]? neither do ye kindle [fire] on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
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