2 Chronicles 31:19
New International Version
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farm lands around their towns or in any other towns, men were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among them and to all who were recorded in the genealogies of the Levites.

New Living Translation
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who were living in the open villages around the towns, men were appointed by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to all the Levites listed in the genealogical records.

English Standard Version
And for the sons of Aaron, the priests, who were in the fields of common land belonging to their cities, there were men in the several cities who were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone among the Levites who was enrolled.

Berean Study Bible
As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farmlands around each of their cities or in any other city, men were designated by name to distribute a portion to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed by the genealogies.

King James Bible
Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.

New King James Version
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the common-lands of their cities, in every single city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute portions to all the males among the priests and to all who were listed by genealogies among the Levites.

New American Standard Bible
Also for the sons of Aaron, the priests, who were in the pasture lands of their cities, or in each and every city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone genealogically enrolled among the Levites.

NASB 1995
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests who were in the pasture lands of their cities, or in each and every city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone genealogically enrolled among the Levites.

NASB 1977
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests who were in the pasture lands of their cities, or in each and every city, there were men who were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone genealogically enrolled among the Levites.

Amplified Bible
Also for the sons of Aaron, the priests, who were in the pasture lands of their cities or in each and every city, there were men who were designated by name to give portions to every male among the priests and to everyone genealogically registered among the Levites.

Christian Standard Bible
and to the descendants of Aaron, the priests, in the common fields of their cities, in each and every city. There were men who were registered by name to distribute a portion to every male among the priests and to every Levite recorded by genealogy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and to the descendants of Aaron, the priests, in the common fields of their cities, in each and every city. There were men who were registered by name to distribute a portion to every male among the priests and to every Levite recorded by genealogy.

American Standard Version
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, that were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every city, there were men that were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because the sons of Aaron the Priest were holy ones, their flesh was holy, and they were not to touch their wives, and those men whose names were known were walking around in every village that they would give the right to every male that is among the Priests and to all the generations of Levi.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As for the sons of Aaron that executed the priests' office, - even those from their cities the men in each several city who were named expressly, - were appointed to give a portion to every male among the priests, and to every one reckoned among the Levites.

Contemporary English Version
Hezekiah also appointed other men to take food and supplies to the priests and Levites whose homes were in the pastureland around the towns of Judah. But the priests had to be descendants of Aaron, and the Levites had to be listed in the official records.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Also of the sons of Aaron who were in the fields and in the suburbs of each city, there were men appointed, to distribute portions to all the males, among the priests and the Levites.

English Revised Version
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city; there were men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.

Good News Translation
Among the priests who lived in the cities assigned to Aaron's descendants or in the pasture lands belonging to these cities, there were responsible men who distributed the food to all the males in the priestly families and to everyone who was on the rolls of the Levite clans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Men were appointed to give a portion of the offerings to all the males in the priestly families and to everyone listed in the genealogies of the Levites. These men were Aaron's descendants, priests who lived in the pasturelands of every Levite city.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, with respect to the descendants of Aaron, that is, the priests who lived out in the country away from the cities, or who lived in each and every city, men were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among the priests and to everyone who had been enrolled by genealogy among the descendants of Levi.

JPS Tanakh 1917
also for the sons of Aaron the priests, that were in the fields of the open land about their cities, in every city, there were men that were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.

Literal Standard Version
And for sons of Aaron, the priests, in the fields of the outskirt of their cities, in each and every city, [are] men who have been defined by name, to give portions to every male among the priests, and to everyone who reckoned himself by genealogy among the Levites.

NET Bible
As for the descendants of Aaron, the priests who lived in the outskirts of all their cities, men were assigned to disburse portions to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed in the genealogical records.

New Heart English Bible
Also for the descendants of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every city, there were men who were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all who were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.

World English Bible
Also for the sons of Aaron the priests, who were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every city, there were men who were mentioned by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all who were reckoned by genealogy among the Levites.

Young's Literal Translation
And to sons of Aaron, the priests, in the fields of the suburb of their cities, in every city and city, are men who have been defined by name, to give portions to every male among the priests, and to every one who reckoned himself by genealogy among the Levites.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hezekiah Organizes the Priests
18The genealogy included all the little ones, wives, sons, and daughters in the whole assembly. For they had faithfully consecrated themselves as holy. 19As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farmlands around each of their cities or in any other city, men were designated by name to distribute a portion to every male among the priests and to every Levite listed by the genealogies. 20So this is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah. He did what was good and upright and true before the LORD his God.…

Cross References
Leviticus 25:34
But the open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for this is their permanent possession.

Numbers 35:2
"Command the Israelites to give, from the inheritance they will possess, cities for the Levites to live in and pasturelands around the cities.

2 Chronicles 31:12
And they faithfully brought in the contributions, tithes, and dedicated gifts. Conaniah the Levite was the officer in charge of them, and his brother Shimei was second.

2 Chronicles 31:18
The genealogy included all the little ones, wives, sons, and daughters in the whole assembly. For they had faithfully consecrated themselves as holy.


Treasury of Scripture

Also of the sons of Aaron the priests, which were in the fields of the suburbs of their cities, in every several city, the men that were expressed by name, to give portions to all the males among the priests, and to all that were reckoned by genealogies among the Levites.

the fields

2 Chronicles 31:15
And next him were Eden, and Miniamin, and Jeshua, and Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, in the cities of the priests, in their set office, to give to their brethren by courses, as well to the great as to the small:

Leviticus 25:34
But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.

Numbers 35:2-5
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them…

the men

2 Chronicles 31:12-15
And brought in the offerings and the tithes and the dedicated things faithfully: over which Cononiah the Levite was ruler, and Shimei his brother was the next…

2 Chronicles 28:15
And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.









(19) Also of the sons of Aaron the priests.--Officers were likewise appointed to distribute portions. to the priests and Levites who dwelt on their farms. outside of the sacerdotal cities. Render, "and for the sons of Aaron the priests, in the farms of the pasturage of their cities, in each several city, there were men who were specified by names, to give portions to every male among the priests, and to every one that was registered among the Levites."

Fields of the suburbs.--See Leviticus 25:34; Numbers 35:5.

Expressed by name.--See 1Chronicles 12:31; 2Chronicles 28:15.

To all that were reckoned by genealogies.--Registered. The relative is omitted before the verb hiththyah?sh, which is here the perfect as in 2Chronicles 31:18, not the infinitive as in 2Chronicles 31:16. . . .

Verse 19. - The much more manifest meaning of this verse confirms the interpretation favoured just above for vers. 15, 17, 18. The men that were expressed by name; translate, men were expressed... to give. The purport of this verse is to say that all priests and Levites of full age were sacredly remembered and similarly carefully provided for, viz. those also who lived in the fields of the suburbs of the cities (Leviticus 25:32-34; Numbers 35:2-5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As for the priests,
הַכֹּהֲנִ֜ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

the descendants
וְלִבְנֵי֩ (wə·liḇ·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Aaron,
אַהֲרֹ֨ן (’a·hă·rōn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

[who lived on] the farmlands
בִּשְׂדֵ֨י (biś·ḏê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7704: Field, land

around their cities,
עָרֵיהֶם֙ (‘ā·rê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

in each
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

and every city,
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

men
אֲנָשִׁ֕ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

were designated
נִקְּב֖וּ (niq·qə·ḇū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5344: To puncture

by name
בְּשֵׁמ֑וֹת (bə·šê·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8034: A name

to distribute
לָתֵ֣ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

a portion
מָנ֗וֹת (mā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4490: Something weighed out, a division, a ration, a lot

to every
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

male
זָכָר֙ (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

among the priests
בַּכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (bak·kō·hă·nîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

and to every
וּלְכָל־ (ū·lə·ḵāl-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Levite
בַּלְוִיִּֽם׃ (bal·wî·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

listed by the genealogies.
הִתְיַחֵ֖שׂ (hiṯ·ya·ḥêś)
Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3187: To enroll oneself or be enrolled by genealogy


Jump to Previous
Aaron Cities City Expressed Fields Genealogies Genealogy Levites Males Mentioned Open Pasture Portions Priests Reckoned Several Suburbs
Jump to Next
Aaron Cities City Expressed Fields Genealogies Genealogy Levites Males Mentioned Open Pasture Portions Priests Reckoned Several Suburbs
Links
2 Chronicles 31:19 NIV
2 Chronicles 31:19 NLT
2 Chronicles 31:19 ESV
2 Chronicles 31:19 NASB
2 Chronicles 31:19 KJV

2 Chronicles 31:19 BibleApps.com
2 Chronicles 31:19 Biblia Paralela
2 Chronicles 31:19 Chinese Bible
2 Chronicles 31:19 French Bible
2 Chronicles 31:19 Clyx Quotations

OT History: 2 Chronicles 31:19 Also for the sons of Aaron (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)
2 Chronicles 31:18
Top of Page
Top of Page