1 Chronicles 7:4
New International Version
According to their family genealogy, they had 36,000 men ready for battle, for they had many wives and children.

New Living Translation
All of them had many wives and many sons, so the total number of men available for military service among their descendants was 36,000.

English Standard Version
And along with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, were units of the army for war, 36,000, for they had many wives and sons.

Berean Study Bible
In addition to them, according to their genealogy, they had 36,000 troops for battle, for they had many wives and children.

King James Bible
And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

New King James Version
And with them, by their generations, according to their fathers’ houses, were thirty-six thousand troops ready for war; for they had many wives and sons.

New American Standard Bible
And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were thirty-six thousand troops of the army for war; for they had many wives and sons.

NASB 1995
With them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were 36,000 troops of the army for war, for they had many wives and sons.

NASB 1977
And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were 36,000 troops of the army for war, for they had many wives and sons.

Amplified Bible
With them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were 36,000 troops of the army for war, for they had many wives and children.

Christian Standard Bible
Along with them, they had 36,000 troops for battle according to the family records of their ancestral families, for they had many wives and children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Along with them, they had 36,000 troops for battle according to the genealogical records of their ancestral houses, for they had many wives and children.

American Standard Version
And with them, by their generations, after their fathers houses, were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their families for the house of their fathers, mighty men of the army and makers of war, thirty and six thousand, because they increased, and their wives and their children.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And with them, according to their generations, according to the houses of their families, were men mighty to set armies in array for war, thirty and six thousand, for they had multiplied their wives and children.

Contemporary English Version
Their families were so large that they had 36,000 soldiers in their clans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were with them by their families and peoples, six and thirty thousand most valiant men ready for war: for they had many wives and children.

English Revised Version
And with them, by their generations, after their fathers' houses, were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand: for they had many wives and sons.

Good News Translation
They had so many wives and children that their descendants were able to provide 36,000 men for military duty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They had many wives and children. So in addition to these men grouped according to their ancestry and families, there were 36,000 soldiers.

International Standard Version
In addition to them, according to their ancestral records were 36,000 members of their trained army by their generations, because they had many wives and children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And with them, by their generations, after their fathers' houses, were bands of the host for war, six and thirty thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

Literal Standard Version
And beside them, by their generations, of the house of their fathers, [are] thirty-six thousand troops of the host of battle, for they multiplied wives and sons;

NET Bible
According to the genealogical records of their families, they had 36,000 warriors available for battle, for they had numerous wives and sons.

New Heart English Bible
With them, by their generations, after their fathers' houses, were bands of the army for war, thirty-six thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

World English Bible
With them, by their generations, after their fathers' houses, were bands of the army for war, thirty-six thousand; for they had many wives and sons.

Young's Literal Translation
And beside them, by their generations, of the house of their fathers, are troops of the host of battle, thirty and six thousand, for they multiplied wives and sons;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Descendants of Issachar
3The son of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs. 4In addition to them, according to their genealogy, they had 36,000 troops for battle, for they had many wives and children. 5Their kinsmen belonging to all the families of Issachar who were mighty men of valor totaled 87,000, as listed in their genealogies.…

Cross References
Numbers 31:38
36,000 cattle, including a tribute to the LORD of 72,

1 Chronicles 7:3
The son of Uzzi: Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah: Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of them were chiefs.

1 Chronicles 7:5
Their kinsmen belonging to all the families of Issachar who were mighty men of valor totaled 87,000, as listed in their genealogies.


Treasury of Scripture

And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.









Verses 4, 5. - The meaning of these verses, especially of the former of them, is not quite evident. This seems to say that as the Tolaites were in David's time twenty-two thousand six hundred, so the Uzzites taken from among them (or the "sons of Izrahiah," as the case may be) numbered thirty-six thousand additional. But were not the Uzzites included in the Tolaites? and did not the figure thirty-six thousand embrace the accumulated numbers, whilst the balance of fifty-one thousand necessary to make up the eighty-seven thousand of ver. 5, was drawn from all the other branches of the Issachar tribe? This is not the view, however, generally taken, and if the numbers of vers. 2 and 4 are distinct, the balance needful for ver. 5 will, of course, be twenty-eight thousand four hundred. It cannot be denied that this view is favoured by the special description applied to these Uzzites, or Izrahiahites, as bands of soldiers for war; their disposition and their training constituting possibly the reason of their being singled out for further description from among the sons of Tola. The statement of the total number of the tribe of Issachar in David's time is wonderfully corroborated by the two censuses of Moses - Numbers 1:28, 29, fifty-four thousand four hundred; and Numbers 26:23-25, sixty-four thousand three hundred. The total of Issachar, four score and seven thousand, is a good proportion of the aggregate total of all the tribes, given (2 Samuel 24:8, 9) as eight hundred thousand. Grove, however, adds all the above numbers, and makes thereby Issachar's total (see Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' 1:901 b) one hundred and forty-five thousand six hundred, which seems disfavoured by the numbers at the second census of Moses. At the time of this census Issachar came third of all the tribes, only Judah and Dan taking precedence. The bands of soldiers for war. This expression culminates in the word (גְדוּדִים) "bands," which is applied (Genesis 49:19) to Gad, and almost invariably to the irregular but special bodies of fighting men of the nations round (Authorized Version, 1 Chronicles 12:23 is incorrect, the Hebrew word being different). The examples are too numerous to quote, but some of the more important instances are 2 Kings 6:23; 2 Kings 13:20; 2 Kings 24:2; Hosea 6:9; Hosea 7:1.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In addition to them,
וַעֲלֵיהֶ֨ם (wa·‘ă·lê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

according to their genealogy,
לְתֹלְדוֹתָ֜ם (lə·ṯō·lə·ḏō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8435: Descent, family, history

they had 36,000
שְׁלֹשִׁ֥ים (šə·lō·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

troops
צְבָ֣א (ṣə·ḇā)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

for battle,
מִלְחָמָ֔ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they had many
הִרְבּ֥וּ (hir·bū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

wives
נָשִׁ֖ים (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

and children.
וּבָנִֽים׃ (ū·ḇā·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son


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