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2 Kings 25:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three officers of the temple.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the captain of the body-guard took Seraiah the high priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three doorkeepers.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And the chief of the royal executioners took Seraiah the head priest, and Zephaniah the second priest,—and the three keepers of the entrance hall;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the chief of the executioners taketh Seraiah the head priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the general of the army took Seraias, the chief priest, and Sophonias, the second priest, and three doorkeepers:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the captaine of the guard, tooke Seraiah the chiefe Priest, and Zephaniah the second Priest, and the three keepers of the doore.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the captain of the guard took Seraiah{gr.Saraias} the high-priest, and Zephaniah{gr.Sophonias} the second in order, and the three doorkeepers.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the captain of the guard took Serayah the chief priest, and Tzefanyah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the captain 7227
{7227} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
of the guard 2876
{2876} Prime
טַבָּח
tabbach
{tab-bawkh'}
From H2873; properly a butcher; hence a lifeguardsman (because acting as executioner); also a cook (as usually slaughtering the animal for food).
took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
ry שְׂרָיָה 8304
{8304} Prime
שְׂרָיָה
S@rayah
{ser-aw-yaw'}
From H8280 and H3050; Jah has prevailed; Serajah, the name of nine 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.).
priest, 3548
{3548} Prime
כֹּהֵן
kohen
{ko-hane'}
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
and Xfany צְפַניָה 6846
{6846} Prime
צְפַנְיָה
Ts@phanyah
{tsef-an-yaw'}
From H6845 and H3050; Jah has secreted; Tsephanjah, the name of four Israelites.
the second 4932
{4932} Prime
מִשְׁנֶה
mishneh
{mish-neh'}
From H8138; properly a repetition, that is, a duplicate (copy of a document), or a double (in amount); by implication a second (in order, rank, age, quality or location).
priest, 3548
{3548} Prime
כֹּהֵן
kohen
{ko-hane'}
Active participle of H3547; literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman).
and the three 7969
{7969} Prime
שָׁלוֹשׁ
shalowsh
{shaw-loshe'}
The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiplicative) thrice.
keepers 8104
{8104} Prime
שָׁמַר
shamar
{shaw-mar'}
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
of the door: 5592
{5592} Prime
סַף
caph
{saf}
From H5605, in its original sense of containing; a vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 25:8-18.


2 Kings 25:18

_ _ the three keepers of the door — not mere porters, but officers of high trust among the Levites (2 Kings 22:4; 1 Chronicles 9:26).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Kings 25:8-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Kings 25:18

And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the (i) second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

(i) That is, one appointed to act in the place of the high priest, if he were sick or otherwise detained.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
captain:

2 Kings 25:24-25 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you. ... But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
2 Kings 25:26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

Seraiah:

1 Chronicles 6:14 And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,
Ezra 7:1 Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
Jeremiah 52:24 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

Zephaniah:

Jeremiah 21:1 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,
Jeremiah 29:25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto all the people that [are] at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
Jeremiah 29:29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

the second priest:
Called by the Jews, sagan, who officiated for the high priest in case of any temporary incapacity.

door:
Heb. threshold
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2K 25:24, 26. 1Ch 6:14. Ezr 7:1. Jr 21:1; 29:25, 29; 52:24.

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