1 Chronicles 23:3
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New International Version
The Levites thirty years old or more were counted, and the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand.

New Living Translation
All the Levites who were thirty years old or older were counted, and the total came to 38,000.

English Standard Version
The Levites, thirty years old and upward, were numbered, and the total was 38,000 men.

New American Standard Bible
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and their number by census of men was 38,000.

King James Bible
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

Christian Standard Bible
The Levites thirty years old or more were counted; the total number of men was thirty-eight thousand by headcount.

Contemporary English Version
He then counted the Levite men who were at least 30 years old, and the total was 38,000.

Good News Translation
He took a census of all the male Levites aged thirty or older. The total was thirty-eight thousand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Levites 30 years old or more were counted; the total number of men was 38,000 by headcount."

International Standard Version
descendants of Levi 30 years old and above were counted for a total of 38,000.

NET Bible
The Levites who were thirty years old and up were counted; there were 38,000 men.

New Heart English Bible
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every male Levite who was at least 30 years old was counted. There were 38,000.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward; and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

New American Standard 1977
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and their number by census of men was 38,000.

Jubilee Bible 2000
were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward; and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

American King James Version
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

American Standard Version
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years, and upwards: and there were found of them thirty-eight thousand men.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward; and their number, by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

English Revised Version
And the Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

World English Bible
The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Levites are numbered from a son of thirty years and upward, and their number, by their polls, is of mighty men thirty and eight thousand.
Study Bible
Divisions of the Levites
2And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites. 3The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward, and their number by census of men was 38,000 4Of these, 24,000 were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and 6,000 were officers and judges,…
Cross References
Numbers 4:3
from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Numbers 4:23
from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.

Numbers 4:48
Their numbered men were 8,580.

Numbers 8:24
"This is what applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting.

1 Chronicles 23:2
And he gathered together all the leaders of Israel with the priests and the Levites.

1 Chronicles 23:24
These were the sons of Levi according to their fathers' households, even the heads of the fathers' households of those of them who were counted, in the number of names by their census, doing the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from twenty years old and upward.

2 Chronicles 31:16
without regard to their genealogical enrollment, to the males from thirty years old and upward-- everyone who entered the house of the LORD for his daily obligations-- for their work in their duties according to their divisions;
Treasury of Scripture

Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.

the Levites

Numbers 4:2,3,23,30,35,43,47 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after …

thirty and eight

Numbers 4:48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and five …

(3) Now . . . and--i.e., after the council had agreed upon it.

The Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward.--A census like that which Moses instituted (Numbers 4:3; Numbers 4:23; Numbers 4:30, &c.), of all Levites "from thirty years old and upward unto fifty years," for the work of the Tabernacle.

By their polls, man by man.--Lit., As to their skulls, as to men. The second phrase defines the first, and excludes women and children.

Verse 3. - Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward. The thing which Joab had rightly resisted (1 Chronicles 21:3-6) and shrunk from doing was now rightly done. There was now a practical and a legitimate object for doing it. This consideration helps to determine what it was that "displeased the Lord" in the former general census of David. In connection with this clause, 1 Chronicles 27:23 should be noted, where we read, "But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the Lord had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens." The period from the age of thirty years up to fifty (Numbers 4:3, 23, 35, 39) was fixed under Moses, for those "that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation" (Numbers 4:47). It is not certain, however, that this census did not inquire, in point of fact, respecting some below this limit of age. For we may note ver. 24 in the first place, and this is partly explained by Numbers 8:23-25. The number "thirty and eight thousand" of our present verse may be compared with the "eight thousand and five hundred and four score" of Numbers 4:47, 48. It is to be observed how promptly the national council did on this occasion commence with the arrangement of the ministers of religion, "the Levites." As we read (Numbers 4:3) of "thirty years" of age as the appointed age for the commencement of their ministry, and (Numbers 7:3) of the present or "offering" of "six covered waggons and twelve oxen," which the twelve "princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, princes of the tribes," offered "before the Lord," which greatly lessened the laborious work of the Levites; so we find the commencing age reduced from time to time, to "twenty-five" years (Numbers 8:24), and to "twenty years" of age, as in our present chapter (vers. 24-28). Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years, and upward,.... So they were numbered in the days of Moses, and by his order, and so they were now at first; though afterwards there was a new reckoning of them, 1 Chronicles 23:24.

and their number by their posts; or, according to their heads:

man by man, was thirty and eight thousand; which vastly exceeds the number in the times of Moses; see Numbers 4:47, but then those above fifty years of age were not numbered, as they now might; since their work in the temple would be much more easy, no burdens to carry, as the ark, the vessels, &c. 3. the Levites were numbered … thirty and eight thousand—Four times their number at the early census taken by Moses (see on [397]Nu 4:1-49; [398]26:1-51). It was, in all likelihood, this vast increase that suggested and rendered expedient that classification, made in the last year of David's reign, which the present and three subsequent chapters describe.

by their polls, man by man—Women and children were not included.23:1-23 David, having given charge concerning the building of the temple, settles the method of the temple service, and orders the officers of it. When those of the same family were employed together, it would engage them to love and assist one another.
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