Hezekiah ordered that storerooms be prepared in the Lord’s temple. When this was done, 1
Then all of Judah brought the tithe of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil to the storerooms.
Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were gatekeepers who were guarding the storerooms at the gates.
But prior to this time, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been appointed over the storerooms 1 of the temple of our God.
On that day men were appointed over the storerooms for the contributions, first fruits, and tithes, to gather into them from 1 the fields of the cities the portions prescribed by the law for the priests and the Levites, for the people of Judah 2 took delight in the priests and Levites who were ministering. 3
I gave instructions 1 that Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and a certain Levite named Pedaiah be put in charge of 2 the storerooms, and that Hanan son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah, be their assistant, 3 for they were regarded as trustworthy. It was then their responsibility to oversee the distribution to their colleagues. 4
The Israelites and the Levites will bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil to the storerooms where the utensils of the sanctuary are kept, and where the priests who minister stay, along with the gatekeepers and the singers. We will not neglect the temple of our God.”
A priest of Aaron’s line 1 will be with the Levites when the Levites collect the tithes, and the Levites will bring up a tenth of the tithes to the temple of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury.
We will also bring the first of our coarse meal, of our contributions, of the fruit of every tree, of new wine, and of olive oil to the priests at the storerooms of the temple of our God, along with a tenth of the produce 1 of our land to the Levites, for the Levites are the ones who collect the tithes in all the cities where we work. 2
Consider the ravens: 1 They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds 2 them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!
David gave to his son Solomon the blueprints for the temple porch, 1 its buildings, its treasuries, 2 its upper areas, its inner rooms, and the room 3 for atonement.
Their fellow Levites were in charge of the storehouses 1 in God’s temple and the storehouses containing consecrated items.
He made storerooms for the harvest of grain, wine, and olive oil, and stalls for all his various kinds of livestock and his flocks. 1
I was very upset, and I threw all of Tobiah’s household possessions out of the storeroom.
Then I gave instructions that the storerooms should be purified, and I brought back the equipment 1 of the temple of God, along with the grain offering and the incense.
Be careful with them and protect them, until you weigh them out before the leading priests and the Levites and the family leaders of Israel in Jerusalem, 1 in the storerooms of the temple of the Lord.”
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping 1 the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.
The four head gatekeepers, who were Levites, were assigned to guard the storerooms and treasuries in God’s sanctuary. 1
and I returned to Jerusalem. Then I discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah by supplying him with a storeroom in the courts of the temple of God.
So Ebed Melech took the men with him and went to a room under the treasure room in the palace. 1 He got some worn-out clothes and old rags 2 from there and let them down by ropes to Jeremiah in the cistern.