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
6:23,37,9:19) and also Jasaph.
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God b
(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 valiant.
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.
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
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 Asuppim.
(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
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.
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.
Of the l Amramites, [and] the Izharites,
the Hebronites, [and] the Uzzielites:
(l) These also had charge over the treasures.
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
(m) According as the Lord commanded, (Numbers
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 king.
(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.
(q) Both in spiritual and temporal things.