All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were recorded by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their office of trust.
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the son, which shall be born to thee, shall be a most quiet man: for I will make him rest from all his enemies round about: and for this cause, he shall be called (a) Peaceable: and I will give peace and quietness in Israel all his days.
(a) Salomon signifies Peaceable, and therein, as in many other things, prefigured Christ who amongst other names is called, Prince of peace. Isai. 9.
Towns, where they resided, when they were not on duty. (Menochius)
Seer, or prophet. (Haydock)
We read not of his making any such regulation. But he probably made it after the misconduct of the sons of Heli, and when the ark was brought back. (Calmet)
He might also give private instructions to David for the same purpose; (Haydock) as Gad and Nathan did, 2 Paralipomenon xxix. 25. The same plans were still adopted, though the number of Levites was smaller. (Calmet)
Trust, while they were at the head of affairs, and acting by God's authority. Literally, "in their faith "(Haydock) enlightened from above, and regulating matters according to the dispositions, which they discovered in the sacred ministers: or rather Hebrew, "in their established employment "which was to subsist in future ages. (Calmet)