1 Chronicles 12:32

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had vnderstanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to doe: the heads of them were two hundred, and all their brethren were at their commandement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs {were} two hundred; and all their kinsmen {were} at their command.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And of the children of Issachar, there were two hundred chiefs, men who had expert knowledge of the times and what it was best for Israel to do, and all their brothers were under their orders.
- Basic English Bible

And of the children of Issachar, who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their bidding.
- Darby Bible

And of the children of Issachar, who were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command.
- Webster's Bible

Of the children of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brothers were at their commandment.
- World English Bible

And of the sons of Issachar, having understanding for the times, to know what Israel should do; their heads [are] two hundred, and all their brethren [are] at their command.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(12:33) And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 12:32


12:32 The times - They understood public affairs, the temper of thenation, and the tendencies of the present events. And they shewed theirwisdom at this time; for as they had adhered to Saul while he lived,as knowing the time was not yet come for David to take possession ofthe kingdom: and as they could not join David, while Abner lived,and had the command of the other tribes wherewith they were encompassed,so as soon as he was dead, and they had opportunity to declare themselves,they owned David for their king.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 12:32

  • Patrick for verse 32
    It is very imperative for us to know the times,more especially in making decision about fulltime ministry. We turn to blame God,as it was not yet the time
  • Destiny aaron for verse 32
    These men were very observant of the time and knew when to act, lesson for our generation to know that the times are no more and we should read the hand writing on the wall that the appointed time of the appearance of the KIng is at hand
  • Tyson Mulundu GR for verse 32
    And if there be a moment or time in life wher we need to be like them its now To avoid distraction
  • Rev Festus for verse 32
    the men of Issachar were wise and prudent They could discern the politics of their times and knew when and how to act They were visionary knowledgeable and insightful For those who would understand the times God expects that we should be current with the happenings around willing to submit to an inevitable change courageous to yield to new leadership and ready to obey the word of God
  • The men of Issachar wer prudent wise and discerning They understood the mood of the nation and knew when to act They displayed astute knowledge of politics and current power tussle A

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