Context27They dedicated part of the spoil won in battles to repair the house of the LORD. 28And all that Samuel the seer had dedicated and Saul the son of Kish, Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah, everyone who had dedicated anything, all of this was in the care of Shelomoth and his relatives.
29As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges. 30As for the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his relatives, 1,700 capable men, had charge of the affairs of Israel west of the Jordan, for all the work of the LORD and the service of the king. 31As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief (these Hebronites were investigated according to their genealogies and fathers households, in the fortieth year of Davids reign, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead) 32and his relatives, capable men, were 2,700 in number, heads of fathers households. And King David made them overseers of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites concerning all the affairs of God and of the king.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Jehovah.
Out of the wars, and the spoils won in battles, which they had consecrated to the building and furniture of the temple of the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
(from the wars and out of the spoils had they dedicated them, to maintain the house of Jehovah),
English Revised Version
Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of the LORD.
Webster's Bible Translation
Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.
World English Bible
Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
from the battles, even from the spoil they sanctified to strengthen the house of Jehovah;
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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