1 Chronicles 26:17

17 There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.

Read 1 Chronicles 26:17 Using Other Translations

Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.
On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse.
Six Levites were assigned each day to the east gate, four to the north gate, four to the south gate, and two pairs at the storehouse.

What does 1 Chronicles 26:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 26:17

Eastward were six Levites
The eastern gate, being the way of entrance into the temple, required more porters:

northward four a day;
in the daytime, or every day, where was the gate Teri or Tedi, ( 1 Chronicles 26:14 ) , southward four a day: at the two gates of Huldah, ( 1 Chronicles 26:15 ) and toward Asuppim two and two; which were two gates, two at each gate, ( 1 Chronicles 26:15 ) .

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