1 Chronicles 26:10

10 Hosah the Merarite had sons: Shimri the first (although he was not the firstborn, his father had appointed him the first),

Read 1 Chronicles 26:10 Using Other Translations

Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons; Simri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him the chief;)
And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief),
Hosah, of the Merari clan, appointed Shimri as the leader among his sons, though he was not the oldest.

What does 1 Chronicles 26:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 26:10

Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons
Who was a fellow porter of Obededom's at the ark, ( 1 Chronicles 16:38 ) .

Simri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father
made him the chief);
the firstborn being unfit for service, either through want of an intellectual capacity, or of strength of body, or through some defect or another; according to the Syriac version, he was dead; so some understand the words, he, the father, had no firstborn remaining or living.

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