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1 Chronicles 4:23

    1 Chronicles 4:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These were the potters, and those that dwelled among plants and hedges: there they dwelled with the king for his work.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These were the potters, and the people living among planted fields with walls round them; they were there to do the king's work.

    Webster's Revision

    These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

    World English Bible

    These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they lived with the king for his work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These were the potters, and the inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 4:23

    These were the potters - "These are the disciples of the law, for whose sake the world was created; who preside in judgment, and establish the world; and they build and perfect the fallen down house of Israel: they dwelt there with the Shechinah of the King of the world, in the study of the law and the intercalation or months, and determining the commencement of years and festivals: and they computed the times from heaven in the days of Ruth, the mother of kingdoms, to the days of Solomon the king." - T. I am afraid this paraphrase gives us as little light as the text itself, which speaks of potters, and those who dwelt among plants and hedges. They were probably brickmakers; perhaps potters also, who had their dwelling in low grounds, and fabricated the clay into pots and bricks that was digged up in forming fences in the king's domains.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 4:23

    Among plants and hedges - Rather, "in Netaim and Gederah" Joshua 15:36.

    With the king - Or, probably, "on the king's property." Both David and several of the later kings had large territorial possessions in various parts of Judaea 1 Chronicles 27:25, 1 Chronicles 27:31; 2 Chronicles 26:10; 2 Chronicles 27:4; 2 Chronicles 32:28-29.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 4:23

    4:23 There are - He seems to oppose their present servitude to their former glory, and to shew their mean spirits that had rather tarry among the Heathen to do their drudgery, than return to Jerusalem to serve God and enjoy their freedom. The king - Of Babylon: esteeming it a greater honour to serve that earthly monarch in the meanest employments, than to serve the king of kings in his temple.