Parallel Verses

NET Bible

They would spend the night in their posts all around God's sanctuary, for they were assigned to guard it and would open it with the key every morning.

New American Standard Bible

They spent the night around the house of God, because the watch was committed to them; and they were in charge of opening it morning by morning.

King James Version

And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

Holman Bible

They spent the night in the vicinity of God’s temple, because they had guard duty and were in charge of opening it every morning.

International Standard Version

They spent the night near the Temple of God, since they had been entrusted to guard it. They were in charge of opening it every morning.

A Conservative Version

And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge [of it] was upon them, and to them pertained the opening of it morning by morning.

American Standard Version

And they lodged round about the house of God, because the charge thereof was upon them; and to them pertained the opening thereof morning by morning.

Amplified

They spent the night around the house of God, for the [night] watch was theirs, and they were in charge of opening the house morning after morning.

Bible in Basic English

Their sleeping-rooms were round the house of God, for they had the care of it, and were responsible for opening it morning by morning.

Darby Translation

for they stayed round about the house of God during the night, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will lodge round about the house of God, for upon them the watches, and they over its opening, and for morning to morning.

King James 2000

And they lodged round about the house of God, because the responsibility was upon them, and the opening of it every morning belonged to them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they lodged all around the house of God, for upon them [was] a responsibility. And {they had charge of opening [the house of God] every morning}.

Modern King James verseion

And they lived around the house of God, because the duty was on them. And they were to open it morning by morning.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and lay all night round about the house of God: because the keeping thereof pertained to them and to open it every morning.

New Heart English Bible

They lodged around the house of God, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning.

The Emphasized Bible

And, round about the house of God, used they to lodge, - for, upon them, was the charge, and they were over the setting open, morning by morning.

Webster

And they lodged about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening of it every morning pertained to them.

World English Bible

They lodged around the house of God, because that duty was on them; and to them pertained its opening morning by morning.

Youngs Literal Translation

and round about the house of God they lodge, for on them is the watch, and they are over the opening, even morning by morning.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לין לוּן 
Luwn 
Usage: 84

סביבה סביב 
Cabiyb 
Usage: 334

the house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

משׁמרת 
Mishmereth 
Usage: 78

was upon them, and the opening
מפתּח 
Maphteach 
Usage: 3

בּקר 
Boqer 
Usage: 214

Context Readings

Exiles Who Resettled In Jerusalem

26 The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God's sanctuary. 27 They would spend the night in their posts all around God's sanctuary, for they were assigned to guard it and would open it with the key every morning. 28 Some of them were in charge of the articles used by those who served; they counted them when they brought them in and when they brought them out.



Cross References

1 Samuel 3:15

So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors of the Lord's house. But Samuel was afraid to tell Eli about the vision.

1 Chronicles 23:30-32

They also stood in a designated place every morning and offered thanks and praise to the Lord. They also did this in the evening

Malachi 1:10

"I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you.

Romans 12:7

If it is service, he must serve; if it is teaching, he must teach;

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