kep'-er, (mostly from shamar; phulax): The word is used of keepers of sheep, vineyards, doors, prisons (in Genesis 39:21;, car; compare Acts 5:23), etc. In Ecclesiastes 12:3, "The keepers of the house shall tremble," the allusion is to the decay of bodily powers, the "keepers" being specially the arms, which had become feeble through age.
TEMPLE KEEPERS (SERVANTS)
After the conquest of Midian, "Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh" (Numbers 31:47; compare 31:30). Similarly, after the deception of Joshua by the Gibeonites, "Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of Yahweh, unto this day" (Joshua 9:27). The object of these notices, evidently, is to explain how a non-Israelitish class of sanctuary servants had taken their origin. Their existence at the time of Ezekiel, however, is the object of one of the latter's severest denunciations: "Ye have brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to profane it..... And ye have not kept the charge of my holy things; but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves" (Ezekiel 44:7 f). In place of these servants or "keepers" Ezekiel directs that such Levites are to be employed as have been degraded from priestly privileges for participating in idolatrous worship. On them shall devolve all the various duties of the temple except the actual offering of sacrifices, which is reserved for "the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok" (44:10-15). For the use of this deposed class, "the priests, the keepers of the charge of the house," is reserved a special room in the inner court of the temple (40:44).
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Keepers (78 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:33 And their keepers went in flight to the town and gave an account of everything, and of the men who had the evil spirits. (BBE)
Matthew 28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. (KJV WBS YLT)
Mark 5:14 And their keepers went running and gave an account of it in the town and in the country. And people came to see what had taken place. (BBE)
Luke 2:8 And in the same country there were keepers of sheep in the fields, watching over their flock by night. (BBE)
Luke 2:15 And when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the keepers of the sheep said to one another, Let us go now to Beth-lehem, and see this thing which has come about, which the Lord has made clear to us. (BBE)
Luke 2:18 And all those to whose ears it came were full of wonder at the things said by the keepers of the sheep. (BBE)
Luke 2:20 Then the keepers of the sheep went back, giving glory and praise to God for all the things which had come to their ears and which they had seen, as it had been said to them. (BBE)
Acts 5:23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within. (KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. (KJV WBS)
Acts 12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and there abode. (KJV WBS)
Galatians 4:2 But is under keepers and managers till the time fixed by the father. (BBE)
Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (KJV WBS YLT)
Jude 1:12 These men are unseen rocks at your love-feasts, when they take part in them with you, keepers of sheep who without fear take the food of the sheep; clouds without water rushing before the wind, wasted trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots, (BBE)
Genesis 13:7 And there was an argument between the keepers of Abram's cattle and the keepers of Lot's cattle: at that time the Canaanites and Perizzites were still living in the land. (BBE)
Genesis 46:32 These men are shepherds, for they have been keepers of livestock, and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.' (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)
Genesis 46:34 that you shall say,'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians." (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV)
Genesis 47:3 And Pharaoh said to them, What is your business? And they said, Your servants are keepers of sheep, as our fathers were before us. (BBE)
Exodus 2:17 And the keepers of the sheep came up and were driving them away; but Moses got up and came to their help, watering their flock for them. (BBE)
Exodus 2:19 And they said, An Egyptian came to our help against the keepers of sheep and got water for us and gave it to the flock. (BBE)
Numbers 3:28 According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. (See JPS)
Numbers 3:32 And 'to' the prince of the princes of the Levites, Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 'is' the oversight of the keepers of the charge of the sanctuary. (YLT)
1 Samuel 25:7 I have had word that you have wool-cutters: now the keepers of your sheep have been with us, and we have done them no evil, and taken nothing of theirs while they were in Carmel. (BBE)
2 Kings 10:12 Then he got up and came to Samaria. And he was at the meeting-place of the keepers of sheep, by the way, (BBE)
2 Kings 11:5 He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: a third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of the king's house; (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
2 Kings 22:4 "Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the money which is brought into the house of Yahweh, which the keepers of the threshold have gathered of the people. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 23:4 The king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring forth out of the temple of Yahweh all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the Asherah, and for all the army of the sky, and he burned them outside of Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Bethel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 25:18 The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 9:19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his father's house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the thresholds of the tent: and their fathers had been over the camp of Yahweh, keepers of the entry. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 9:24 There were keepers of the doors on the four sides, to the east, west, north, and south. (BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 17:6 In all the places where I have gone with all Israel, did I ever say to any of the judges of Israel, whom I made the keepers of my people, Why have you not made for me a house of cedar? (BBE)
2 Chronicles 23:4 This is the thing which ye shall do: a third part of you that come in on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, shall be keepers of the doors; (DBY YLT NAS RSV)
2 Chronicles 26:10 He built towers in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the lowland also, and in the plain: and he had farmers and vineyard keepers in the mountains and in the fruitful fields; for he loved farming. (WEB BBE)
2 Chronicles 34:9 They came to Hilkiah the high priest, and delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the keepers of the threshold, had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin, and of the inhabitants of Jerusalem. (WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 35:15 And the sons of Asaph, the makers of melody, were in their places, as ordered by David and Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, the king's seer; and the door-keepers were stationed at every door: there was no need for them to go away from their places, for their brothers the Levites made ready for them. (BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ezra 7:21 And I, even I, Artaxerxes the king, now give orders to all keepers of the king's money across the river, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, may have need of from you, is to be done with all care, (BBE)
Esther 2:21 In those days, while Mordecai was sitting in the king's gate, two of the king's eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh, who were doorkeepers, were angry, and sought to lay hands on the King Ahasuerus. (Root in WEB BBE YLT)
Esther 6:2 It was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs, who were doorkeepers, who had tried to lay hands on the King Ahasuerus. (Root in WEB KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Job 24:2 The landmarks are changed by evil men, they violently take away flocks, together with their keepers. (BBE)
Ecclesiastes 12:3 in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look out of the windows are darkened, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Song of Songs 1:8 If you have not knowledge, O most beautiful among women, go on your way in the footsteps of the flock, and give your young goats food by the tents of the keepers. (BBE)
Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Song of Songs 8:11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Song of Songs 8:12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: The thousand silver-pieces be to thee, Solomon; And to the keepers of its fruit, two hundred. (DBY RSV)
Isaiah 56:11 Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same. (BBE)
Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you keepers, pleasing to my heart, who will give you your food with knowledge and wisdom. (BBE)
Jeremiah 4:17 As keepers of a field are they against her all around, because she has been rebellious against me, says Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 6:3 Keepers of sheep with their flocks will come to her; they will put up their tents round her; everyone will get food in his place. (BBE)
Jeremiah 10:21 For the keepers of the sheep have become like beasts, not looking to the Lord for directions: so they have not done wisely and all their flocks have been put to flight. (BBE)
Jeremiah 12:10 The keepers of sheep have been the destruction of my vine-garden, crushing my heritage under their feet; they have made my fair heritage an unplanted waste; (BBE)
Jeremiah 22:22 All the keepers of your sheep will be food for the wind, and your lovers will be taken away prisoners: truly, then you will be shamed and unhonoured because of all your evil-doing. (BBE)
Jeremiah 23:1 A curse is on the keepers who are causing the destruction and loss of the sheep of my field, says the Lord. (BBE)
Jeremiah 23:2 So this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said against the keepers who have the care of my people: You have let my flock be broken up, driving them away and not caring for them; see, I will send on you the punishment for the evil of your doings, says the Lord. (BBE)
Jeremiah 23:4 And I will put over them keepers who will take care of them: never again will they be overcome with fear or be troubled, and there will not be the loss of one of them, says the Lord. (BBE)
Jeremiah 25:34 Give cries of grief, you keepers of sheep; give cries for help, rolling yourselves in the dust, you chiefs of the flock: for the days of your destruction have fully come, and I will send you in all directions, and your fall will be like that of the males of the flock. (BBE)
Jeremiah 25:35 There will be no way of flight for the keepers of sheep, no road for the chiefs of the flock to get away safely. (BBE)
Jeremiah 25:36 A sound of the cry of the keepers of sheep, and the bitter crying of the chiefs of the flock! for the Lord has made waste their green fields. (BBE)
Jeremiah 33:12 This is what the Lord of armies has said: Again there will be in this place, which is a waste, without man and without beast, and in all its towns, a resting-place where the keepers of sheep will make their flocks take rest. (BBE)
Jeremiah 50:6 My people have been wandering sheep: their keepers have made them go out of the right way, turning them loose on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, having no memory of their resting-place. (BBE)
Jeremiah 52:16 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vineyard keepers and farmers. (WEB)
Jeremiah 52:24 The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 34:7 For this cause, O keepers of the flock, give ear to the word of the Lord: (BBE)
Ezekiel 34:8 By my life, says the Lord, truly, because my sheep have been taken away, and my sheep became food for all the beasts of the field, because there was no keeper, and my keepers did not go in search of the sheep, but the keepers took food for themselves and gave my sheep no food; (BBE)
Ezekiel 34:9 For this reason, O you keepers of the flock, give ear to the word of the Lord; (BBE)
Ezekiel 34:10 This is what the Lord has said: See I am against the keepers of the flock, and I will make search and see what they have done with my sheep, and will let them be keepers of my sheep no longer; and the keepers will no longer get food for themselves; I will take my sheep out of their mouths so that they may not be food for them. (BBE)
Ezekiel 40:45 He said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the house; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 40:46 and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the duty of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to Yahweh to minister to him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Ezekiel 44:8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves. (KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 44:14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Daniel 3:2 And Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to get together all the captains, the chiefs, the rulers, the wise men, the keepers of public money, the judges, the overseers, and all the rulers of the divisions of the country, to come to see the unveiling of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had put up. (BBE)
Daniel 3:3 Then the captains, the chiefs, the rulers, the wise men, the keepers of public money, the judges, the overseers, and all the rulers of the divisions of the country, came together to see the unveiling of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had put up; and they took their places before the image which Nebuchadnezzar had put up. (BBE)
Joel 1:11 Be confounded, you farmers! Wail, you vineyard keepers; for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field has perished. (WEB)
Amos 1:2 And he said, The Lord will give a lion's cry from Zion, his voice will be sounding from Jerusalem; and the fields of the keepers of sheep will become dry, and the top of Carmel will be wasted away. (BBE)
Micah 5:5 And this will be our peace: when the Assyrian comes into our country and his feet are in our land, then we will put up against him seven keepers of the flocks and eight chiefs among men. (BBE)
Nahum 3:18 Sorrow! how are the keepers of your flock sleeping, O king of Assyria! your strong men are at rest; your people are wandering on the mountains, and there is no one to get them together. (BBE)
Zephaniah 2:6 And the land by the sea will be grass-land, with houses for keepers of sheep and walled places for flocks. (BBE)
Zechariah 11:3 The sound of the crying of the keepers of the flock! for their glory is made waste: the sound of the loud crying of the young lions! for the pride of Jordan is made waste. (BBE)
Zechariah 11:5 Whose owners put them to death and have no sense of sin; and those who get a price for them say, May the Lord be praised for I have much wealth: and the keepers of the flock have no pity for them. (BBE)
Zechariah 11:8 And in one month I put an end to the three keepers of the flock; for my soul was tired of them, and their souls were disgusted with me. (BBE)Keepers (78 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia KEEPER; KEEPERS. kep'-er, (mostly from shamar;
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Door-keepers (34 Occurrences)
Door-keepers. << Doorkeepers, Door-keepers. Door-opening >>. Multi-Version
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Vine-keepers (1 Occurrence)
Vine-keepers. << Vine-growers, Vine-keepers. Vine-knives >>.
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Sheep-keepers (1 Occurrence)
Sheep-keepers. << Sheep-keeper, Sheep-keepers. Sheepmarket >>.
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Music-makers (18 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:70 So the priests and the Levites and the people and the music-makers and
the door-keepers and the Nethinim, took up their places in their towns; even ...
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Threshold (28 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 22:4 "Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the money which
is brought into the house of Yahweh, which the keepers of the threshold have ...
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Guarding (16 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 11:5 He commanded them, saying, "This is the thing that you shall do: a
third part of you, who come in on the Sabbath, shall be keepers of the watch of ...
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Farmers (23 Occurrences)
... in the wilderness, and dug out many cisterns, for he had much livestock; in the
lowland also, and in the plain: and he had farmers and vineyard keepers in the ...
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Servants (763 Occurrences)
... There is more ground, then, for holding that Solomon's Servants, like the porters
and singers, were an order of Levites. Edward Mack. TEMPLE KEEPERS (SERVANTS). ...
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Ebiasaph (4 Occurrences)
... son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers, of his father's
house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the ...
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8104. shamar -- to keep, watch, preserve
... guards (4), guardsmen (1), have charge (1), heed to yourself and keep (1), heeds
(1), hoarded (1), indignant (1), keep (156), keeper (8), keepers (2), keeping ...
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376. ish -- man
... fellows (2), friend* (1), friends* (1), high* (1), himself (1), hunter* (1), husband
(65), husband's (1), husbands (4), idiot* (1), Ishi (1), keepers (2), liar ...
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The vineyard and Its Keepers
... EXPOSITIONS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE; ALEXANDER MACLAREN, DD, Litt. D.; ST. MATTHEW
Chaps. XVIII to XXVIII THE VINEYARD AND ITS KEEPERS. ...
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The Peaceable one Hath a vineyard, which Hath People in It; He ...
... 11. The Peaceable One hath a vineyard, which hath people in it; he delivered it
to keepers, each one brings for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver. ...
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The Watchmen that Went About the City Found Me; they Smote Me ...
... CHAPTER V. 7. The watchmen that went about the city found me; they smote me, they
wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. ...
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Blessed be He who Became Beyond Measure Low, that He Might Make us ...
... To-day the angels, and the archangels,"descended to sing"a new song on earth."In
this mystery they descend, and rejoice with the vigil-keepers."At the ...
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Excursus on the Minor Orders of the Early Church.
... Some of these lower orders, the subdeacons, readers, door-keepers, and exorcists,
are mentioned in the celebrated letter of Cornelius bishop of Rome (ad251 ...
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The Judges Said: if You Allege that the Shepherd Exposed the Kid ...
... And when the keepers of the store saw him, they demanded of him his credentials,
in the production of the signet, in order that they might assure themselves of ...
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But Sometimes a Peril to Eternal Salvation Itself is Put Forth ...
... be in the power of impious and infidel men, and cannot be got at that he may be
washed with the laver of regeneration, but by deceiving his keepers with a lie. ...
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Titus ii. 5-Feb
... of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands,
to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good ...
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Agency of Evil Spirits.
... The angel that appeared at the Saviour's tomb, his countenance "like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow," caused the keepers for fear of him to quake ...
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Agency of Evil Spirits
... The angel that appeared at the Saviour's tomb, his countenance "like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow," caused the keepers for fear of him to quake ...
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