26:1 Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites
[was] Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of a
(a) This Asaph was not the notable musician, but another of
that name also called Ebiasaph in
(1Ch 6:23,37,9:19) and also Jasaph.
26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the
eighth: for God b blessed him.
(b) In giving him many children.
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
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.
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.
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.
26:15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of g
(g) This was a house where they used to resort to consult
things concerning the temple, as a convocation house.
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.
26:17 Eastward [were] six Levites, northward four a day,
southward four a day, and toward Asuppim i two [and]
(i) Meaning two one day and two another.
26:18 At k Parbar westward, four at the causeway, [and] two at
(k) Which was a house in which they kept the instruments
of the temple.
26:23 Of the l Amramites, [and] the Izharites, the Hebronites,
[and] the Uzzielites:
(l) These also had charge over the treasures.
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.
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.
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
(o) That is, for the king's house.
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.