1 Chronicles 26:6

6 Obed-edom’s son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.

1 Chronicles 26:6 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 26:6

Also unto Shemaiah his son
His firstborn, ( 1 Chronicles 26:4 ) were sons born, that ruled throughout the house of their father;
were heads of families, eminent and principal men: for they were mighty men of valour;
which their office sometimes required them to be, to guard the temple at night as well as day from thieves and robbers, and to hinder resolute men entering in, unfit for it, and seize on rioters, and quell tumults raised.

1 Chronicles 26:6 In-Context

4 The sons of Obed-edom, also gatekeepers, were Shemaiah (the oldest), Jehozabad (the second), Joah (the third), Sacar (the fourth), Nethanel (the fifth),
5 Ammiel (the sixth), Issachar (the seventh), and Peullethai (the eighth). God had richly blessed Obed-edom.
6 Obed-edom’s son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan.
7 Their names were Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad. Their relatives, Elihu and Semakiah, were also very capable men.
8 All of these descendants of Obed-edom, including their sons and grandsons—sixty-two of them in all—were very capable men, well qualified for their work.