1 Chronicles 23:4
New International Version
David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the LORD and six thousand are to be officials and judges.

New Living Translation
Then David said, "From all the Levites, 24,000 will supervise the work at the Temple of the LORD. Another 6,000 will serve as officials and judges.

English Standard Version
“Twenty-four thousand of these,” David said, “shall have charge of the work in the house of the LORD, 6,000 shall be officers and judges,

Berean Study Bible
“Of these,” said David, “24,000 are to oversee the work of the house of the LORD, 6,000 are to be officers and judges,

New American Standard Bible
Of these, 24,000 were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and 6,000 were officers and judges,

King James Bible
Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

Christian Standard Bible
"Of these," David said, "twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work on the LORD's temple, six thousand are to be officers and judges,

Contemporary English Version
He said, "Twenty-four thousand of the Levites will be in charge of the temple, 6,000 will be temple officials and judges,

Good News Translation
The king assigned twenty-four thousand to administer the work of the Temple, six thousand to keep records and decide disputes,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Of these," David said, "24,000 are to be in charge of the work on the LORD's temple, 6,000 are to be officers and judges,

International Standard Version
"24,000 of these," David said, "are to be set in charge of the work of the Temple of the LORD, with 6,000 serving as officers and judges,

NET Bible
David said, "Of these, 24,000 are to direct the work of the LORD's temple; 6,000 are to be officials and judges;

New Heart English Bible
David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; six thousand were officers and judges;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Of these, 24,000 were appointed to supervise the work on the LORD's temple, 6,000 were appointed to be officers and judges,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of these, twenty and four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges;

New American Standard 1977
Of these, 24,000 were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and 6,000 were officers and judges,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of which, twenty-four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD, and six thousand were officers and judges;

King James 2000 Bible
Of which, twenty and four thousand were to look after the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

American King James Version
Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

American Standard Version
Of these, twenty and four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Jehovah; and six thousand were officers and judges;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Of the overseers over the works of the house of the Lord there were twenty-four thousand, and there were six thousand scribes and judges;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of these twenty-four thousand were chosen, and distributed unto the ministry of the house of the Lord: and six thousand were the overseers and judges.

Darby Bible Translation
Of these, twenty-four thousand were to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah; and six thousand were officers and judges;

English Revised Version
Of these, twenty and four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

Webster's Bible Translation
Of which, twenty and four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

World English Bible
David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Yahweh; six thousand were officers and judges;

Young's Literal Translation
Of these to preside over the work of the house of Jehovah are twenty and four thousand, and officers and judges six thousand,
Study Bible
The Divisions of the Levites
3The Levites thirty years of age and older were counted, and the total number of men was 38,000. 4“Of these,” said David, “24,000 are to oversee the work of the house of the LORD, 6,000 are to be officers and judges, 54,000 are to be gatekeepers, and 4,000 are to praise the LORD with the instruments I have made for giving praise.”…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:29
From the Izrahites: Chenaniah and his sons had the outside duties as officers and judges over Israel.

Ezra 3:8
In the second month of the second year after they had arrived at the house of God in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Jeshua son of Jozadak, and the rest of their associates including the priests, the Levites, and all who had returned to Jerusalem from the captivity, began the work. They appointed Levites twenty years of age or older to supervise the construction of the house of the LORD.

Ezra 3:9
Jeshua and his sons and brothers joined together with Kadmiel and his sons, the descendants of Yehudah, and with the sons of Henadad and their sons and brothers--all Levites--to supervise those working on the house of God.

Ezekiel 44:24
In any dispute, they shall officiate as judges and judge according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed feasts, and they must keep My Sabbaths holy.

Treasury of Scripture

Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the LORD; and six thousand were officers and judges:

twenty

1 Chronicles 23:28-32
Because their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, and the work of the service of the house of God; …

1 Chronicles 9:28-32
And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale…

1 Chronicles 26:20-27
And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things…

set forward.

Nehemiah 11:9,22
And Joel the son of Zichri was their overseer: and Judah the son of Senuah was second over the city…

Acts 20:28
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

officers and judges

1 Chronicles 26:29-31
Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges…

Deuteronomy 16:18
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Deuteronomy 17:8-10
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose; …







Lexicon
“Of these,”
מֵאֵ֗לֶּה (mê·’êl·leh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

said David, “24,000
עֶשְׂרִ֥ים (‘eś·rîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

are to oversee
לְנַצֵּ֙חַ֙ (lə·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

the work
מְלֶ֣אכֶת (mə·le·ḵeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

of the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

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

6,000
שֵׁ֥שֶׁת (šê·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8337: Six (a cardinal number)

are to be officers
וְשֹׁטְרִ֥ים (wə·šō·ṭə·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7860: A scribe, an official superintendent, magistrate

and judges,
וְשֹׁפְטִ֖ים (wə·šō·p̄ə·ṭîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate
(4) Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward.--It is clear from 1Chronicles 23:5 that David himself is supposed to utter both verses, thus personally assigning their commission to the Levites. The Hebrew here is peculiar. We may render: "Of these let there be for superintending the work of the house of Jehovah twenty-four thousand, and scribes and judges six thousand."

To set forward.--An infinitive, as at 1Chronicles 22:12. The verb is that of which the participle often occurs in the titles of the Psalms. (Authorised "Version, "chief musician.") It means "to lead," or "superintend." The Levites had a share in prisoners of war, according to Numbers 31:30. These they could employ in the more menial work of the sanctuary. The Gibeonites were spared on condition of becoming "hewers of wood and drawers of water," i.e., Levitical bondsmen; and other whole cities may have received the same terms (Joshua 9:23; Joshua 9:27). We have details of the functions of these superintending Levites in 1Chronicles 23:28-32, below.

And six thousand were officers and judges.--See above. "Officers" (sh?t?rim) are first mentioned in Exodus 5:6 (see Note there; and comp. Deuteronomy 16:18). The word means writers (comp. Assyrian sadh?ru, to write). The progress of the entire people in power and civilisation elevated the Levites also; and from a warlike troop of defenders of the sanctuary, they became peaceful guardians of the great Temple at Jerusalem and its treasures, musicians and artists in its service, instructors and judges scattered throughout the whole country (Ewald).

Verse 4. - To set forward (Hebrew לְנַצֵּחַ, Piel conjugation). The strict meaning of the word here is to superintend. The word has already occurred in the same sense in 1 Chronicles 15:21. Officers and judges (Hebrew וְשֹׁמְרִים וְשֹׁפְטִים). The explanation of the nature of the work of these, as really outward work, for the "outward business of Israel," is distinctly stated in 1 Chronicles 26:29; 2 Chronicles 19:5-11. These officers are mentioned under the same Hebrew term in Exodus 5:6, in a very different connection. It is plain that they were generally foremen, or overseers; while the judges took cognizance of matters which involved the interests of religion. This verse and the following give between them the four divisions of Levites, afterwards to be more fully described. The fuller account of the "twenty-four thousand" priests (including attendants) occupies ch. 24; the "six thousand" officers and judges, 1 Chronicles 26:20-32; the "four thousand" porters, 1 Chronicles 26:1-19; and the "four thousand who praised the Lord with the instruments," ch. 25. 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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