17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
English Standard Version
17 On the east there were six each day,Septuagint; Hebrew six Levites on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse.
17 six Levites per day on the east, four per day on the north and on the south, and two at a time at the storehouse.
New King James Version
17 On the east were six Levites, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, and for the storehouse two by two.
New Living Translation
17 Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two pairs at the storehouse.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:17
The offices of the Levites.
The porters and treasurers of the temple, had occasion for strength and valour to oppose those who wrongly attempted to enter the sanctuary, and to guard the sacred treasures. Much was expended daily upon the altar; flour, wine, oil, salt, fuel, beside the lamps; quantities of these were kept beforehand, besides the sacred vestments and utensils. These were the treasures of the house of God. These treasures typified the plenty there is in our heavenly Father's house, enough and to spare. From those sacred treasuries, the unsearchable riches of Christ, all our wants are supplied; and receiving from his fulness, we must give him the glory, and endeavour to dispose of our abilities and substance according to his will. We have an account of those employed as officers and judges. The magistracy is an ordinance of God for the good of the church, as truly as the ministry, and must not be neglected. None of the Levites who were employed in the service of the sanctuary, none of the singers or porters, were concerned in this outward business; one duty was enough to engage the whole man. Wisdom, courage, strength of faith, holy affections, and constancy of mind in doing our duty, are requisite or useful for every station.