King James Bible Online
King James Version (KJV)
SEARCH THE BIBLE
Song of Solomon
1 Chronicles 26 COMMENTARY (Matthew Henry)
< Go Back
1 Chronicles 26
Matthew Henry's Commentary
1 Chronicles 26:1
Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites
Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.
26:1-32 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.
1 Chronicles 26:2
And the sons of Meshelemiah
, Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,
1 Chronicles 26:3
Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Elioenai the seventh.
1 Chronicles 26:4
Moreover the sons of Obededom
, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth,
1 Chronicles 26:5
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peulthai the eighth: for God blessed him.
1 Chronicles 26:6
Also unto Shemaiah his son were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father: for they
mighty men of valour.
1 Chronicles 26:7
The sons of Shemaiah; Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren
strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah.
1 Chronicles 26:8
All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service,
threescore and two of Obededom.
1 Chronicles 26:9
And Meshelemiah had sons and brethren, strong men, eighteen.
1 Chronicles 26:10
Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for
he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)
1 Chronicles 26:11
Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brethren of Hosah
1 Chronicles 26:12
the divisions of the porters,
among the chief men,
wards one against another, to minister in the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 26:13
And they cast lots, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
1 Chronicles 26:14
And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counseller, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
1 Chronicles 26:15
To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
1 Chronicles 26:16
To Shuppim and Hosah
the lot came forth
westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
1 Chronicles 26:17
six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two
1 Chronicles 26:18
At Parbar westward, four at the causeway,
two at Parbar.
1 Chronicles 26:19
the divisions of the porters among the sons of Kore, and among the sons of Merari.
1 Chronicles 26:20
And of the Levites, Ahijah
over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.
1 Chronicles 26:21
the sons of Laadan; the sons of the Gershonite Laadan, chief fathers,
of Laadan the Gershonite,
1 Chronicles 26:22
The sons of Jehieli; Zetham, and Joel his brother,
over the treasures of the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 26:23
Of the Amramites,
the Izharites, the Hebronites,
1 Chronicles 26:24
And Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses,
ruler of the treasures.
1 Chronicles 26:25
And his brethren by Eliezer; Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomith his son.
1 Chronicles 26:26
Which Shelomith and his brethren
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 dedicated.
1 Chronicles 26:27
Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
1 Chronicles 26:28
And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated;
whosoever had dedicated
any thing, it was
under the hand of Shelomith, and of his brethren.
1 Chronicles 26:29
Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons
for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.
1 Chronicles 26:30
of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valour, a thousand and seven hundred,
officers among them of Israel on this side Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service of the king.
1 Chronicles 26:31
Among the Hebronites
Jerijah the chief,
among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
1 Chronicles 26:32
And his brethren, men of valour,
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 God, and affairs of the king.
Courtesy of Open Bible
< Go Back