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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 27

Verse 1

27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, {a} which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand.

(a) Who executed their charge and office, which is meant by coming in and going out.

Verse 4

27:4 And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course [was] Mikloth also the {b} ruler: in his course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.

(b) That is, Dodais lieutenant.

Verse 16

27:16 Furthermore {c} over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:

(c) Meaning besides those twelve captains.

Verse 21

27:21 Of the {d} half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:

(d) Which is beyond Jordan in respect to Judah, also one captain was over the Reubenites and the Gadites.

Verse 24

27:24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, {e} because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the {f} chronicles of king David.

(e) The commandment of the king was abominable to Joab, 1 Chronicles 21:6.

(f) The Hebrews make both these books of Chronicles but one, and at this verse make the middle of the book concerning the number of verses.

Verse 32

27:32 Also Jonathan David’s uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a {g} scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the king’s {h} sons:

(g) That is, a man learned in the word of God.

(h) To be their schoolmasters and teachers.

Verse 34

27:34 And {i} after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king’s army [was] Joab.

(i) After Ahithophel hanged himself, 2 Samuel 17:23 , Jehoiada was made counsellor.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 27". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/1-chronicles-27.html. 1599-1645.