1 Chronicles 23:25
New International Version
For David had said, "Since the LORD, the God of Israel, has granted rest to his people and has come to dwell in Jerusalem forever,

New Living Translation
For David said, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given us peace, and he will always live in Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
For David said, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people, and he dwells in Jerusalem forever.

Berean Study Bible
For David had said, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to His people and has come to dwell in Jerusalem forever.

King James Bible
For David said, The LORD God of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

New King James Version
For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever”;

New American Standard Bible
For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.

NASB 1995
For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.

NASB 1977
For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.

Amplified Bible
For David said, “The LORD God of Israel, has given peace and rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem forever.

Christian Standard Bible
For David said, “The LORD God of Israel has given rest to his people, and he has come to stay in Jerusalem forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given rest to His people, and He has come to stay in Jerusalem forever.

American Standard Version
For David said, Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath given rest unto his people; and he dwelleth in Jerusalem for ever:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because David said: ”THE LORD OF LORDS has given rest to Israel his people, and he dwells in Jerusalem from now and until eternity!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For David said, The Lord God of Israel has given rest to his people, and has taken up his abode in Jerusalem for ever.

Contemporary English Version
David said: The LORD God of Israel has given his people peace, and he will live in Jerusalem forever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For David said: The Lord the God of Israel hath given rest to his people, and a habitation in Jerusalem for ever.

English Revised Version
For David said, The LORD, the God of Israel, hath given rest unto his people; and he dwelleth in Jerusalem for ever:

Good News Translation
David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given peace to his people, and he himself will live in Jerusalem forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David had said, "The LORD God of Israel has given his people rest. He will now live in Jerusalem forever.

International Standard Version
For David had said "The LORD God of Israel has granted rest to his people, and he has taken Israel as his eternal residence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For David said: 'The LORD, the God of Israel, hath given rest unto His people, and He dwelleth in Jerusalem for ever;

Literal Standard Version
for David said, “YHWH, God of Israel, has given rest to His people, and He dwells in Jerusalem for all time”;

NET Bible
For David said, "The LORD God of Israel has given his people rest and has permanently settled in Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
For David said, "The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem forever.

World English Bible
For David said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem forever.

Young's Literal Translation
for David said, 'Jehovah, God of Israel, hath given rest to His people, and He doth tabernacle in Jerusalem unto the age;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Levite Duties Revised
24These were the descendants of Levi by their families—the heads of families, registered individually by name—those twenty years of age or older who worked in the service of the house of the LORD. 25For David had said, “The LORD, the God of Israel, has given rest to His people and has come to dwell in Jerusalem forever. 26So now the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the articles for its service.”…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 22:18
"Is not the LORD your God with you, and has He not granted you rest on every side? For He has given the inhabitants of the land into my hand, and the land has been subdued before the LORD and His people.

2 Chronicles 23:18
Moreover, Jehoiada put the oversight of the house of the LORD into the hands of the Levitical priests, whom David had appointed over the house of the LORD, to offer burnt offerings to the LORD as is written in the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and song, as ordained by David.


Treasury of Scripture

For David said, The LORD God of Israel has given rest to his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem for ever:

The Lord

1 Chronicles 22:18
Is not the LORD your God with you? and hath he not given you rest on every side? for he hath given the inhabitants of the land into mine hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD, and before his people.

2 Samuel 7:1,11
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; …

that they may dwell in Jerusalem.

1 Kings 8:13,27
I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in for ever…

Psalm 9:11
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

Psalm 68:16,18
Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever…









(25) For David said.--This verse seems to assign a reason for the extension of the Levitical census.

The Lord . . . hath given rest unto his people.--So that they no longer wander from pasture to pasture in the wilderness, nor are any more oppressed by foreign tyrants as in the days of the judges.

That they may dwell.--Rather, And He (the Lord) hath settled in Jerusalem for ever. (Comp. 1Chronicles 17:5, "I have gone from tent to tent.") Now Jehovah has chosen Zion to be His eternal dwelling-place (Psalm 132:13.)

Verse 25. - For David said. The "for" of this clause cannot be supposed to account exclusively for the inclusion in the census of Levites beginning from the age of twenty years; it accounts no doubt for the whole proceeding. Since there would be no more journeyings for people, for buildings, or for sacred vessels, it was nosy fully time to organize religious duty and "the service of the house of God" in a manner adapted to permanent institutions. In order to this, the first step was to know and to arrange the number of those who were answerable for sacred duties.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

David
דָּוִ֔יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

had said,
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The LORD,
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the God
אֱלֹהֵֽי־ (’ĕ·lō·hê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

has given rest
הֵנִ֛יחַ (hê·nî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5117: To rest, settle down

to His people
לְעַמּ֑וֹ (lə·‘am·mōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and has come to dwell
וַיִּשְׁכֹּ֥ן (way·yiš·kōn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in Jerusalem
בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (bî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

forever.
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while


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