26 As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai [1] his son, and Nahath his son,

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 6:26

New International Version

26 Elkanah his son,Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "Ahimoth " 26"and Elkanah. The sons of Elkanah:" Zophai his son, Nahath his son,

English Standard Version

26 Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son,

The Message

26 Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son,

New King James Version

26 As for Elkanah, the sons of Elkanah were Zophai his son, Nahath his son,

New Living Translation

26 Elkanah, Zophai, Nahath,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 6:26

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We have an account of Levi in this chapter. The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites, to preserve their descent clear, and to be able to prove it; because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. Now, the Spirit of God calls ministers to their work, without any limit as to the families they came from; and then, as now, though believers and ministers may be very useful to the church, none but our great High Priest can make atonement for sin, nor can any be accepted but through his atonement.