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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 26:1-19

Observe, I. There were porters appointed to attend the temple, who guarded all the avenues that let to it, opened and shut all the outer gates and attended at them, not only for the state, but for service, to direct and instruct those who were going to worship in the courts of the sanctuary in the decorum they were to observe, to encourage those that were timorous, to send back the strangers and unclean, and to guard against thieves and others that were enemies to the house of God. In allusion... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 26:14

And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah ,.... The same with Meshelemiah, 1 Chronicles 26:1 he by lot was placed at the eastern gate, called afterwards the gate Shushan, the city Shushan being portrayed upon it F21 Ib. (Misn. Middot, c. 1.), sect. 3. : then for Zechariah his son (a wise counsellor) ; and who was his firstborn, 1 Chronicles 26:2 a man of great parts and learning: for they were not mean persons that were employed in this office, nor was the office a mean one, like... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 26:14-16

The casting of lots for the four chief names and the four chief aspects of gates, now proceeds. A special note is made of the care taken for the house of Asuppim ; i.e. of "gatherings" or "stores." For all that we know of this "house," we seem to be left to the verses (15, 17) of this passage, and to the expression ( Nehemiah 12:25 ), "the storehouses, or stores of the gates" (though the Authorized Version, the "thresholds" of the gates), which would have been more intelligible had it... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 26:14-15

1 Chronicles 26:14-15 . Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor Which is noted as an excellent and useful accomplishment for his office, in which there was need of wisdom as well as courage, as may appear by the description of their work, 1 Chronicles 26:20, &c. See the note on 1 Chronicles 26:6. The house of Asuppim Or, of gatherings; probably so named from the assembly of the elders, who met there to consult about the affairs of the temple. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 26:1-32

Arrangements for the Levites (23:1-26:32)Having appointed Solomon to be his successor, David made further arrangements for the service of the temple. First, he set out a plan to distribute duties among the Levites. A census showed that there were 38,000 Levites eligible for temple service. Of these, 14,000 were official record-keepers, judges, guards, singers and musicians. The remainder were to help in the general service of the temple (23:1-6). Clearly, there were far too many Levites to work... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 26:14

Shelemiah. The Meshelemiah of 1 Chronicles 26:1 . See note on 1 Chronicles 25:11 . read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 26:1-32

Particulars respecting various Temple Officials1. The divisions of the porters] i.e. the courses of the gate-keepers or sentries who stood on guard at the entrances of the Temple. They were drawn from three families, Meshelemiah (the ’Shallum’ of 1 Chronicles 9:19), Obededom, and Hosah. Asaph] the ’Ebiasaph’ of 1 Chronicles 9:19. 5. For God blessed him] see 1 Chronicles 13:14. The blessing consisted in the number of his children: cp. Genesis 1:28; Genesis 24:60.13. For every gate] Though the... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 26:14

(14) And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah.—The courses of the sons of Shelemiah (Meshelemiah 1 Chronicles 26:1; 1 Chronicles 26:9, and Shallum 9:19) received by lot the post of honour on the east side of the Sanctuary.Then for Zechariah his son.—Heb., And Zechariah his son, counselling with sagacity, they cast lots. The preposition for may have fallen out before Zechariah; or perhaps Zechariah is the real subject of the verb “cast lots,” which is plural, because Zechariah is the name of a... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 26:1-32

5. The Porters and other Temple Officers CHAPTER 26 1. The porters (1 Chronicles 26:1-12 ) 2. The keepers of the gates (1 Chronicles 26:13-19 ) 3. The Levites over the treasures (1 Chronicles 26:20-28 ) 4. Officers and judges (1 Chronicles 26:29-32 ) Ninety-three porters are mentioned, which held the position of chiefs. The whole number of porters was 4,000 (1 Chronicles 23:5 ). Asaph in verse 1 must be changed to Ebiasaph (9:19), for Asaph was not a Korahite, but a Gershonite.... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - 1 Chronicles 26:14

26:14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, {f} a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.(f) One expert and fit to keep that gate. read more

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