1 Chronicles 23:27
New International Version
According to the last instructions of David, the Levites were counted from those twenty years old or more.

New Living Translation
In accordance with David's final instructions, all the Levites twenty years old or older were registered for service.

English Standard Version
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward.

Berean Study Bible
For according to the final instructions of David, the Levites twenty years of age or older were counted,

New American Standard Bible
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward.

King James Bible
For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

Christian Standard Bible
for according to the last words of David, the Levites twenty years old or more were to be counted--

Contemporary English Version
From now on, all Levites at least 20 years old

Good News Translation
On the basis of David's final instructions all Levites were registered for service when they reached the age of twenty,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for according to the last words of David, the Levites 20 years old or more were to be counted--"

International Standard Version
Since, according to David's final instructions, the list above contains the total number of descendants of Levi from the age of 20 years and upward,

NET Bible
According to David's final instructions, the Levites twenty years old and up were counted.

New Heart English Bible
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David's last instructions were to count the Levites who were at least 20 years old.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For by the last ordinances of David the sons of Levi were numbered from twenty years old and upward.

New American Standard 1977
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by the last words of David, the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above.

King James 2000 Bible
For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

American King James Version
For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

American Standard Version
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For by the last words of David was the number of the Levites taken from twenty years old and upward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So according to the last precepts of David, the sons of Levi are to be numbered from twenty years old and upward.

Darby Bible Translation
For by the last words of David was this [done], -- the numbering of the sons of Levi from twenty years old and upward.

English Revised Version
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

World English Bible
For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

Young's Literal Translation
for by the last words of David they took the number of the sons of Levi from a son of twenty years and upward,
Study Bible
Levite Duties Revised
26So now the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the articles for its service.” 27For according to the final instructions of David, the Levites twenty years of age or older were counted, 28but their duty was to assist the descendants of Aaron with the service of the house of the LORD, being responsible for the courts and chambers, the purification of all the holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God,…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 23:26
So now the Levites no longer need to carry the tabernacle or any of the articles for its service."

1 Chronicles 23:28
but their duty was to assist the descendants of Aaron with the service of the house of the LORD, being responsible for the courts and chambers, the purification of all the holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God,

Treasury of Scripture

For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above:

by the last

1 Chronicles 23:3,24
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…

2 Samuel 23:1
Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,

Psalm 72:20
The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

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

according to the final
הָאַ֣חֲרֹנִ֔ים (hā·’a·ḥă·rō·nîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 314: Hinder, late, last, western

instructions
בְדִבְרֵ֤י (ḇə·ḏiḇ·rê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

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

the Levites
בְּנֵי־ (bə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

twenty
עֶשְׂרִ֥ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

years of age
מִבֶּ֛ן (mib·ben)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

or older
וּלְמָֽעְלָה׃ (ū·lə·mā·‘ə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

were counted,
מִסְפַּ֣ר (mis·par)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration
(27) For by the last words of David.--That is, owing to his last commands. So Vulg. (juxta praecepta David novissima) and Syriac.

The Levites were numbered.--Literally, these (are), i.e., according to the later idiom, this (is) the enumeration of the sons of Levi, from twenty years old and upward. The verse seems to mean that David towards the end of his reign instituted a census of Levites from twenty instead of thirty years old. Thus, the Authorised Version gives the sense. Others render, For in the Last words (i.e., records) of David is the number of the sons of Levi from twenty, &c., as if the chronicler were referring to some historical work in which this special census was recorded. (Comp. 1Chronicles 29:29. ) The verse is a parenthetic remark of the chronicler, interrupting the speech of David, which, however, is resumed in 1Chronicles 23:28, and continued to the end of the chapter.

Verse 27. - The... words of David. Although there are many instances of the expression, "the words of" David or some other king, as equivalent to his "doings" (1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 9:29), and not a few instances of the same phrase, standing for the "account" or "history' of any one (1 Chronicles 27:24; 1 Chronicles 29:29, three times; 2 Chronicles 9:29), the expression here may rather parallel passages like 2 Samuel 23:1; 2 Chronicles 29:30. 23:24-32 Now the people of Israel were so many, there should be more employed in the temple service, that every Israelite who brought an offering might find a Levite ready to help him. When more work is to be done, it is pity but there should be more workmen. A new heart, a spiritual mind, which delights greatly in God's commandments, and can find a refreshing feast in his ordinances, forms the great distinction between the true Christian and all other men in the world. To the spiritual man every service will yield satisfaction. He will be ever abounding in the work of the Lord; being never so happy as when employed for such a good Master, in so pleasant a service. He will not regard whether he is called to take the lead, or to keep the charge of others who are placed over him. May we seek and serve the Lord uprightly, and leave all the rest to his disposal, by faith in his word.
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