17 The gatekeepers:(A) Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives.
Shallum was their chief; 18 he was previously stationed at the King’s Gate on the east side.(B) These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.
19 Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah and his relatives from his ancestral household, the Korahites, were assigned to guard the thresholds of the tent.[a] Their ancestors had been assigned to the Lord’s camp as guardians of the entrance.(C) 20 In earlier times Phinehas son of Eleazar had been their leader, and the Lord was with him.(D) 21 Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was the gatekeeper at the entrance to the tent of meeting.(E)

22 The total number of those chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds was 212. They were registered by genealogy in their villages. David and Samuel the seer had appointed them(F) to their trusted positions. 23 So they and their sons were assigned to the gates of the Lord’s temple, which had been the tent-temple. 24 The gatekeepers were on the four sides: east, west, north, and south. 25 Their relatives came from their villages(G) at fixed times to be with them seven days,(H) 26 but the four chief gatekeepers, who were Levites, were entrusted with the rooms and the treasuries of God’s temple.(I) 27 They spent the night in the vicinity of God’s temple, because they had guard duty and were in charge of opening it every morning.(J)

28 Some of them were in charge of the utensils used in worship. They would count them when they brought them in and when they took them out. 29 Others were put in charge of the furnishings and all the utensils of the sanctuary,(K) as well as the fine flour,(L) wine, oil, incense, and spices. 30 Some of the priests’ sons mixed the spices.(M) 31 A Levite called Mattithiah, the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite, was entrusted with baking the bread.[b] 32 Some of the Kohathites’ relatives were responsible for preparing the rows of the bread of the Presence(N) every Sabbath.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 9:19 = the temple
  2. 1 Chronicles 9:31 Lit with things prepared in pans

25 This included Mattaniah,(A) Bakbukiah, and Obadiah. Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were gatekeepers who guarded the storerooms at the gates.(B) 26 These served in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua, son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor(C) and Ezra the priest and scribe.(D)

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