1 Chronicles 24:4

“And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Chronicles 24:4

And there were moe chiefe men found of the sonnes of Eleazar, then of the sonnes of Ithamar: and thus were they diuided. Among the sonnes of Eleazar there were sixteene chiefe men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sonnes of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Since more chief men were found from the descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: {there were} sixteen heads of fathers' households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers' households.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and `thus' were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there were more chiefs among the sons of Eleazar than among the sons of Ithamar; and this is how they were grouped: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, all heads of families; and of the sons of Ithamar, heads of families, there were eight.
- Basic English Bible

And there were more head-men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar, and [thus] were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen heads of fathers' houses, and eight of the sons of Ithamar according to their fathers' houses.
- Darby Bible

And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
- Webster's Bible

There were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and [thus] were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.
- World English Bible

and there are found of the sons of Eleazar more for heads of the mighty men than of the sons of Ithamar; and they distribute them: Of the sons of Eleazar, heads for a house of fathers, sixteen; and of the sons of Ithamar, for a house of their fathers, eight.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Chronicles 24:4

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 24:4


24:2 Therefore, &c. - Were the only persons to whom the execution ofthat office was committed.

24:3 Distributed - Allotting to each of them several times, whereinthey should by turns have the government of holy ministrations.

24:5 By lot - That the disposal thereof might be of the Lord, and soall contention be prevented, as no man could be charged with partiality,nor could any say, they had wrong done them. In like manner Matthiaswas chosen to the apostleship by lot with prayer. And I know not, saysMr. Henry, but it might be still used in faith, in parallel cases, asan instituted ordinance. Of God - Or rather, of the things of God,that is, of all persons ministering in the sanctuary, and of all holyministrations done in it, and of all other matters of the Lord, asthey are called by way of distinction from, the king's matters,#2Chron 19:11|.

24:6 One, &c. - Or, the chief of one house of the fathers was taken(by lot) for Eleazar (out of his family) and that which was takenafter it was taken for Ithamar, out of his family. So the first lotfell to Eleazar, and the second to Ithamar, the third to Eleazar,and the fourth to Ithamar, so successively, 'till all the families ofIthamar had received their lots. And afterwards all the lots came forthto the rest of Eleazar's families, which were double in number to thoseof Ithamar.


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