1 Chronicles 9:18

Overview - 1 Chronicles 9
The original of Israel and Judah's genealogies.
The Israelites;
10 the priests;
14 and the Levites, with Nethinims, which dwelt in Jerusalem.
27 The charge of certain Levites.
35 The stock of Saul and Jonathan.
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1 Chronicles 9:18  (King James Version)
Who hitherto waited in the king's gate eastward: they were porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

Who hitherto waited
The original is {wed hennah,} which Houbigant and Dr. Geddes consider as a proper name, and render, "And Adanah was over the eastern gate, called the king's;" i
e., the gate by which the kings of Judah went to the temple. The list is here nearly the same with those found in Ezra and Nehemiah, and contains those who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel: but the list in Nehemiah is more ample, probably because it contains those who came afterwards; the object of the sacred writer here being to give the names of those who came first, (ver
2.) These consisted of men belonging not only to the
tribes of Judah and Benjamin, but to many of the other tribes of Israel, who took advantage of the proclamation of Cyrus to return to Jerusalem. Properly speaking, the divisions mentioned here constituted the whole of the Israelitish people, who were divided into priests, Levites, common Israelites, and Nethinims.* the king's.
1Ki 10:5 2Ki 11:19 Eze 44:2,3 46:1,2 Ac 3:11