At the court on the west there were four posted on the road and two at the court.
Preparations were made, 1 and the priests stood at their posts and the Levites in their divisions as prescribed by the king.
The sound of their voices shook the door frames, 1 and the temple was filled with smoke.
Mark out the routes for the sword to take: “Rabbah of the Ammonites” and “Judah with Jerusalem in it.” 1
There was a chamber with its door by the porch of the gate; 1 there they washed the burnt offering.
For the Lord will pass through to strike Egypt, and when he sees 1 the blood on the top of the doorframe and the two side posts, then the Lord will pass over the door, and he will not permit the destroyer 2 to enter your houses to strike you. 3
For the gate of the courtyard there is to be a curtain of thirty feet, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer, with four posts and their four bases.
When they placed their threshold by my threshold and their doorpost by my doorpost, with only the wall between me and them, they profaned my holy name by the abominable deeds they committed. So I consumed them in my anger.
and for the second side of the gate of the courtyard, just like the other, 1 the hangings were twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases.
The appointed responsibilities of the Merarites included the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets, its utensils, plus all the service connected with these things, 1
This is what they are responsible to carry as their entire service in the tent of meeting: the frames 1 of the tabernacle, its crossbars, its posts, its sockets,
Shuppim and Hosah were assigned the west gate, along with the Shalleketh gate on the upper road. One guard was adjacent to another. 1
Its jambs 1 faced the outer court, and it had decorative palm trees on its jambs, on either side, and its stairway had eight steps.
The musicians, the descendants of Asaph, manned their posts, as prescribed by David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s prophet. 1 The guards at the various gates did not need to leave their posts, for their fellow Levites made preparations for them.
Take a branch of hyssop, 1 dip it in the blood that is in the basin, 2 and apply to the top of the doorframe and the two side posts some of the blood that is in the basin. Not one of you is to go out 3 the door of his house until morning.
All the people of the land went and demolished 1 the temple of Baal. They smashed its altars and idols 2 to bits. 3 They killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altar. Jehoiada the priest 4 then placed guards at the Lord’s temple.