1 Chronicles 27:1

“Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chiefe fathers and captaines of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that serued the king in any matter of the courses, which came in, and went out moneth by moneth, throughout all the moneths of the yeare, of euery course were twentie and foure thousand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now {this is} the enumeration of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers' {households,} the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all the affairs of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division {numbering} 24,000:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the children of Israel after their number, `to wit', the heads of fathers' `houses' and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers that served the king, in any matter of the courses which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year-of every course were twenty and four thousand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the number of the children of Israel, that is, the heads of families, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and the men in authority who were servants of the king in anything to do with the divisions which came in and went out month by month through all the months of the year, in every division were twenty-four thousand.
- Basic English Bible

And [these] are the children of Israel after their number, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in every matter of the divisions, which came in and went out month by month throughout the months of the year; in every division were twenty-four thousand.
- Darby Bible

Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers, and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
- Webster's Bible

Now the children of Israel after their number, the heads of fathers' [houses] and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king, in any matter of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year--of every division were twenty-four thousand.
- World English Bible

And the sons of Israel, after their number, heads of the fathers, and princes of the thousands and of the hundreds, and their officers, those serving the king in any matter of the courses, that are coming in and going out month by month, throughout all months of the year -- [are] in each course twenty and four thousand.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the heads of fathers' houses and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers that served the king, in any matter of the courses which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 27:1


27:1 Officers - The standing militia of Israel as it was settledunder their several officers. Of courses - In all the business whereinthe king had occasion for these persons who were to attend him by turns.Came in, &c. - who being armed and mustered, and to wait upon the king, atJerusalem or other places, as the king should see fit. By this ordernear three hundred thousand of his people were instructed and exercised inthe use of their arms, and fitted for the defence of their king and kingdomwhen it should be needful, and in the mean time sufficient provision wasmade against any sudden tumults or irruptions of enemies. And this monthlycourse was contrived that the burden of it might be easy and equallydistributed among the people.


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