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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 26

Verse 1

26:1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites [was] Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of {a} Asaph.

(a) This Asaph was not the notable musician, but another of that name also called Ebiasaph in 1 Chronicles 6:23; 1 Chronicles 6:37; 1 Chronicles 9:19 and also Jasaph.

Verse 5

26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God {b} blessed him.

(b) In giving him many children.

Verse 6

26:6 Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that {c} ruled throughout the house of their father: for they [were] mighty men of valour.

(c) Or, like their father’s house, meaning, worthy men and valiant.

Verse 8

26:8 All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for {d} strength for the service, [were] threescore and two of Obededom.

(d) Fit to serve the office of the portership.

Verse 12

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.

Verse 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.

Verse 15

26:15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of {g} Asuppim.

(g) This was a house where they used to resort to consult things concerning the temple, as a convocation house.

Verse 16

26:16 To Shuppim and Hosah [the lot came forth] westward, with the gate {h} Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

(h) At which they used to cast out the filth of the city.

Verse 17

26:17 Eastward [were] six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim {i} two [and] two.

(i) Meaning two one day and two another.

Verse 18

26:18 At {k} Parbar westward, four at the causeway, [and] two at Parbar.

(k) Which was a house in which they kept the instruments of the temple.

Verse 23

26:23 Of the {l} Amramites, [and] the Izharites, the Hebronites, [and] the Uzzielites:

(l) These also had charge over the treasures.

Verse 26

26:26 Which Shelomith and his brethren [were] over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the chief fathers, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the host, had {m} dedicated.

(m) According as the Lord commanded, Numbers 31:28.

Verse 29

26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons [were] for the outward business {n} over Israel, for officers and judges.

(n) Meaning of things that were out of the city.

Verse 30

26:30 [And] of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred, [were] officers among them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service of {o} the king.

(o) That is, for the king’s house.

Verse 32

26:32 And his brethren, men of valour, [were] two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers, whom king David made rulers over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, for every matter pertaining to {q} God, and affairs of the king.

(q) Both in spiritual and temporal things.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/1-chronicles-26.html. 1599-1645.