20 In earlier times Phinehas son of Eleazar was the official in charge of the gatekeepers, and the LORD was with him.

Read 1 Chronicles 9:20 Using Other Translations

And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him.
And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the chief officer over them in time past; the LORD was with him.
Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the LORD had been with him.