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1 Chronicles 26:16

    1 Chronicles 26:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, watch against watch.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To Hosah, the door on the west, by the door of Shallecheth, at the footway which goes up, watch by watch.

    Webster's Revision

    To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, watch against watch.

    World English Bible

    To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goeth up, ward against ward.

    Definitions for 1 Chronicles 26:16

    Lot - Portion; destiny; fate.
    Ward - Prison; custody.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:16

    The gate Shallecheth - The gate of the projections: probably that through which all the offal of the temple was carried out.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 26:16

    All recent commentators seem to be agreed that the words "to Shuppim" ought to be cancelled, the name having arisen from an accidental repetition of the preceding word, "Asuppim."

    The gate Shallecheth - literally, "the gate of projection" - the gate, i. e., through which were "thrown out" the sweepings of the temple, the ashes, the offal of the victims, and the like.

    The causeway of the going up - Compare the marginal reference note.

    Ward against ward - Or, "watch opposite to watch." Hosah had in charge both the western gate of the temple, and also the gate Shallecheth, which was in the outer wall, opposite. Hence, he had to keep two watches, one over against the other.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 26:16

    26:16 Shallecheth - A gate of the court so called, as some think, because the ashes and filth of the temple were cast out on that side, which was the most convenient for that purpose, because that was a private quarter, the great ways to the temple lying on the other sides. Going up - By which causeway they went up towards the temple. Ward against ward - As one gate was over against another, the west against the east, and the north against the south, so one ward was over against another.