Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 23:4

2 Chronicles 23:4 ASV
This is the thing that ye shall do: a third part of you, that come in on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds
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2 Chronicles 23:4 BBE
This is what you are to do: let a third of you, of the priests and Levites, who come in on the Sabbath, keep the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 CEB
This is what you must do: A third of you priests and Levites coming on sabbath duty will guard the gates
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2 Chronicles 23:4 CJB
Here is what you are to do: of you cohanim and L'vi'im who come on duty on Shabbat, a third are to guard the gates
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2 Chronicles 23:4 ESV
This is the thing that you shall do: of you priests and Levites who come off duty on the Sabbath, one third shall be gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 GW
This is what you must do: One third of you, the priests and Levites who are on duty on the day of worship, must guard the gates
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2 Chronicles 23:4 GNT
This is what we will do. When the priests and Levites come on duty on the Sabbath, one third of them will guard the Temple gates
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2 Chronicles 23:4 HNV
This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Shabbat, of the Kohanim and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds
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2 Chronicles 23:4 CSB
This is what you are to do: one third of you, priests and Levites who are coming on duty on the Sabbath, are to be gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 KJV
This is the thing that ye shall do ; A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the doors;
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2 Chronicles 23:4 LEB
This is the thing that you must do: one third of you priests and Levites {coming off duty on the Sabbath} [shall be] gatekeepers at the entrances
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NAS
"This is the thing which you shall do: one third of you, of the priests and Levites who come in on the sabbath, shall be gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NCV
Now this is what you must do: You priests and Levites go on duty on the Sabbath. A third of you will guard the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NIRV
Here's what I want you to do. A third of you priests and Levites who are going on duty on the Sabbath day must guard the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NIV
Now this is what you are to do: A third of you priests and Levites who are going on duty on the Sabbath are to keep watch at the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NKJV
This is what you shall do: One-third of you entering on the Sabbath, of the priests and the Levites, shall be keeping watch over the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NLT
This is what you must do. When the priests and Levites come on duty on the Sabbath, a third of them will serve as gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 NRS
This is what you are to do: one-third of you, priests and Levites, who come on duty on the sabbath, shall be gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 RSV
This is the thing that you shall do: of you priests and Levites who come off duty on the sabbath, one third shall be gatekeepers
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2 Chronicles 23:4 DBY
This is the thing which ye shall do: a third part of you that come in on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be keepers of the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 MSG
Now this is what you must do: A third of you priests and Levites who come on duty on the Sabbath are to be posted as security guards at the gates
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2 Chronicles 23:4 WBT
This [is] the thing that ye shall do: A third part of you entering on the sabbath, of the priests, and of the Levites, [shall be] porters of the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 TMB
This is the thing that ye shall do: A third part of you entering on the Sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be keepers of the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 TNIV
Now this is what you are to do: A third of you priests and Levites who are going on duty on the Sabbath are to keep watch at the doors
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2 Chronicles 23:4 WEB
This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be porters of the thresholds
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2 Chronicles 23:4 WYC
Therefore this is the word, that ye shall do. The third part of you that be come to the sabbath, of priests, and of deacons, and of porters, shall be in the gates; (And so this is the thing that ye shall do. A third of the priests and the Levites, who come to the sabbath, shall guard the gates;
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2 Chronicles 23:4 YLT
`This [is] the thing that ye do: The third of you, going in on the sabbath, of the priests, and of the Levites, [are] for gatekeepers of the thresholds
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2 Chronicles 23 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 23

Joash crowned, and Athaliah slain.

- To look upon ourselves and each other as the Lord's people, should make us earnest in the discharge of our duty both to God and man. Thus was this happy revolution brought about, and the people rejoiced. When the Son of David is enthroned in the soul, ( 2 Kings 11 )

2 Chronicles 23 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 23

2 Chronicles 23:1-11 . JEHOIADA MAKES JOASH KING.

1. in the seventh year Jehoiada . . . took the captains of probably of the royal guard, and were known to be--Strongly disaffected to the government of Athaliah.

2. chief of all the fathers of Israel--This name is frequently used in Chronicles for Judah and Benjamin, now all that remained of Israel. Having cautiously entrusted the secret of the young prince's preservation to all the leading men in the kingdom, he enlisted their interest in the royal cause and got their pledge to support it by a secret oath of fidelity.
they came to Jerusalem--The time chosen for the grand discovery was, probably, one of the annual festivals, when there was a general concourse of the nation at the capital.

4-9. This is the thing that ye shall do--The arrangements made for defense are here described. The people were divided into three bodies; one attended as guards to the king, while the other two were posted at all the doors and gates, and the captains and military officers who entered the temple unarmed to lull suspicion, were furnished with weapons out of the sacred armory, where David had deposited his trophies of victory and which was reopened on this occasion.

8. Jehoiada . . . dismissed not the courses--As it was necessary to have as large a disposable force as he could command on such a crisis, the high priest detained those who, in other circumstances, would have returned home on the expiry of their week of service.

11. Then they brought out the king's son, and put upon him the crown, and gave him the testimony--Some think that the original word rendered "testimony," as its derivation warrants, may signify here the regalia, especially the bracelet ( 2 Samuel 1:10 ); and this view they support on the ground that "gave him" being supplemented, the text properly runs thus, "put upon him the crown and testimony." At the same time, it seems equally pertinent to take "the testimony" in the usual acceptation of that term; and, accordingly, many are of opinion that a roll containing a copy of the law ( Deuteronomy 17:18 ) was placed in the king's hands, which he held as a scepter or truncheon. Others, referring to a custom of Oriental people, who when receiving a letter or document from a highly respected quarter, lift it up to their heads before opening it, consider that Joash, besides the crown, had the book of the law laid upon his head (see Job 31:35 Job 31:36 ).
God save the king--literally, "Long live the king."

2 Chronicles 23:12-15 . ATHALIAH SLAIN.

12. Athaliah heard the noise of the people--The unusual commotion, indicated by the blast of the trumpets and the vehement acclamations of the people, drew her attention, or excited her fears. She might have flattered herself that, having slain all the royal family, she was in perfect security; but it is just as likely that, finding on reflection, one had escaped her murderous hands, she might not deem it expedient to institute any enquiries; but the very idea would keep her constantly in a state of jealous suspicion and irritation. In that state of mind, the wicked usurper, hearing across the Tyropoeon the outburst of popular joy, rushed across the bridge to the temple grounds, and, penetrating from a single glance the meaning of the whole scene, raised a shriek of "Treason!"

13. behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in--The king's pillar was in the people's court, opposite that of the priests'. The young king, arrayed in the royal insignia, had been brought out of the inner, to stand forth in the outer court, to the public view. Some think that he stood on the brazen scaffold of Solomon, erected beside

14, 15. Slay her not in the house of the Lord . . . and when she was come to the entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her there--The high priest ordered her immediately to be taken out of the temple grounds and put to death. "And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain" ( 2 Kings 11:16 ). "Now, we are not to suppose that horses came into [the king's house] of residence, but into the king's (horses') house or hippodrome (the gate of the king's mules) [JOSEPHUS], he had built for them on the southeast of the temple, in the immediate vicinity of the horse gate in the valley of Kedron--a valley which was at that time a kind of desecrated place by the destruction of idols and their appurtenances" ( 2 Kings 23:2 2 Kings 23:6 2 Kings 23:12 ) [BARCLAY, City of the Great King].

2 Chronicles 23:16 . JEHOIADA RESTORES THE WORSHIP OF GOD, AND SETTLES THE KING.

16. Jehoiada made a