1 Chronicles 13:1
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New International Version
David conferred with each of his officers, the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

King James Bible
And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, and with every leader.

Darby Bible Translation
And David consulted with the captains of thousands and hundreds, with every prince.

World English Bible
David consulted with the captains of thousands and of hundreds, even with every leader.

Young's Literal Translation
And David consulteth with the heads of the thousands, and of the hundreds, every leader,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David consulted - Having taken the strong hold of Zion from the Jebusites, organized his army, got assurances of the friendly disposition of the Israelites towards him, he judged it right to do what he could for the establishment of religion in the land; and as a first step, consulted on the propriety of bringing the ark from an obscure village, where it had remained during the reign of Saul, to the royal city or seat of government.

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1 Chronicles 12:14,20,32 These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand...

2 Samuel 6:1 Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

2 Kings 23:1 And the king sent, and they gathered to him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 29:20 Then Hezekiah the king rose early, and gathered the rulers of the city, and went up to the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 34:29,30 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem...

Importance of Small Things in Religion
You have before you now the picture. I shall want you to look at it, first, in detail, to bring out certain truths which I think it teaches to us; and then, I shall want you to regard the picture as a whole, to run your eye along the whole length of the canvas, and sea the fullness of its meaning. I. First, then, we shall take THE PICTURE IN ITS DETAIL. 1. The first observation I make upon it is this, that God's judgment of sin must differ exceedingly from ours. Who among us when be has read this
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860

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

Cross References
1 Chronicles 12:40
Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

1 Chronicles 13:2
He then said to the whole assembly of Israel, "If it seems good to you and if it is the will of the LORD our God, let us send word far and wide to the rest of our people throughout the territories of Israel, and also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and pasturelands, to come and join us.

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