Compare Translations for 1 Chronicles 23:31

1 Chronicles 23:31 ASV
and to offer all burnt-offerings unto Jehovah, on the sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Jehovah;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 BBE
At every offering of burned offerings to the Lord, on Sabbaths, and at the new moons, and on the regular feasts, in the number ordered by the law, at all times before the Lord;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 CEB
Whenever entirely burned offerings were offered to the LORD for the sabbaths, the new moons, and festivals, a designated number were to serve in the LORD's presence continuously.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 CJB
They were to be present regularly before ADONAI whenever burnt offerings were offered to ADONAI on Shabbat, at Rosh-Hodesh, and at the other designated times, in the numbers required by the rules for sacrifices.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 RHE
As well in the oblation of the holocausts of the Lord, as in the sabbaths and in the new moons, and the rest of the solemnities, according to the number and ceremonies prescribed for every thing, continually before the Lord.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 ESV
and whenever burnt offerings were offered to the LORDon Sabbaths, new moons, and feast days, according to the number required of them, regularly before the LORD.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 GW
They were appointed to stand in front of the LORD in the required numbers whenever burnt offerings were made--on weekly worship days, at New Moon Festivals, and on appointed annual festivals.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 GNT
and whenever offerings to the Lord are burned on the Sabbath, the New Moon Festival, and other festivals. Rules were made specifying the number of Levites assigned to do this work each time. The Levites were assigned the duty of worshiping the Lord for all time.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 HNV
and to offer all burnt offerings to the LORD, on the Shabbatot, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before the LORD;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 CSB
Whenever burnt offerings are offered to the Lord on the Sabbaths, New Moons, and appointed festivals, they are to do so regularly in the Lord's presence according to the number prescribed for them.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 KJV
And to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:
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1 Chronicles 23:31 LEB
and for every burnt offering offered to Yahweh, on Sabbaths, on new moon festivals, and at the appointed feasts, according to the customary number {required of them}, regularly before Yahweh.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NAS
and to offer all burnt offerings to the LORD, on the sabbaths, the new moons and the fixed festivals in the number set by the ordinance concerning them, continually before the LORD.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NCV
The Levites offered all the burnt offerings to the Lord on the special days of rest, at the New Moon festivals, and at all appointed feasts. They served before the Lord every day. They were to follow the rules for how many Levites should serve each time.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NIRV
They also did it every time burnt offerings were brought to the Lord. Those offerings were brought every Sabbath day. They were also brought at every New Moon Feast and during the appointed yearly feasts. The Levites served in front of the LORD at regular times. The proper number of Levites was always used when they served. They served in the way the law required of them.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NIV
and whenever burnt offerings were presented to the LORD on Sabbaths and at New Moon festivals and at appointed feasts. They were to serve before the LORD regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NKJV
and at every presentation of a burnt offering to the Lord on the Sabbaths and on the New Moons and on the set feasts, by number according to the ordinance governing them, regularly before the Lord;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NLT
They assisted with the burnt offerings that were presented to the LORD on Sabbath days, at new moon celebrations, and at all the appointed festivals. The proper number of Levites served in the LORD's presence at all times, following all the procedures they had been given.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 NRS
and whenever burnt offerings are offered to the Lord on sabbaths, new moons, and appointed festivals, according to the number required of them, regularly before the Lord.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 RSV
and whenever burnt offerings are offered to the LORD on sabbaths, new moons, and feast days, according to the number required of them, continually before the LORD.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 DBY
and for all burnt-offerings offered up to Jehovah on the sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the ordinance concerning them, continually, before Jehovah;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 MSG
and at the service of Whole-Burnt-Offerings to God on Sabbath, at New Moons, and at all festivals. They were on regular duty to serve God according to their assignment and the required number.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 WBT
And to offer all burnt-sacrifices to the LORD on the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded to them, continually before the LORD:
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1 Chronicles 23:31 TMB
and to offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 TNIV
and whenever burnt offerings were presented to the LORD on the Sabbaths, at the New Moon feasts and at the appointed festivals. They were to serve before the LORD regularly in the proper number and in the way prescribed for them.
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1 Chronicles 23:31 WEB
and to offer all burnt offerings to Yahweh, on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Yahweh;
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1 Chronicles 23:31 WYC
as well in the offering of burnt sacrifices of the Lord, as in sabbaths, and calends, and other solemnities, by the number and ceremonies of each thing, continually before the Lord; (as well as at the offering of burnt sacrifices to the Lord, on sabbaths, and calends, and the other Feast Days, by their prescribed number, continually before the Lord;)
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1 Chronicles 23:31 YLT
and for all the burnt-offerings -- burnt-offerings to Jehovah for sabbaths, for new moons, and for appointed seasons, by number, according to the ordinance upon them continually, before Jehovah.
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1 Chronicles 23 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 23

David declares Solomon his successor. (1-23) The office of the Levites. (24-32)

Verses 1-23 David, having given charge concerning the building of the temple, settles the method of the temple service, and orders the officers of it. When those of the same family were employed together, it would engage them to love and assist one another.

Verses 24-32 Now the people of Israel were so many, there should be more employed in the temple service, that every Israelite who brought an offering might find a Levite ready to help him. When more work is to be done, it is pity but there should be more workmen. A new heart, a spiritual mind, which delights greatly in God's commandments, and can find a refreshing feast in his ordinances, forms the great distinction between the true Christian and all other men in the world. To the spiritual man every service will yield satisfaction. He will be ever abounding in the work of the Lord; being never so happy as when employed for such a good Master, in so pleasant a service. He will not regard whether he is called to take the lead, or to keep the charge of others who are placed over him. May we seek and serve the Lord uprightly, and leave all the rest to his disposal, by faith in his word.

1 Chronicles 23 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 23

1 Chronicles 23:1 . DAVID MAKES SOLOMON KING.

1. when David was old . . . he made Solomon . . . king--This brief statement, which comprises the substance of 1 Kings 1:32-48 , is made here solely to introduce an account of the preparations carried on by David during the latter years of his life for providing a national place of worship.

1 Chronicles 23:2-6 . NUMBER AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE LEVITES.

2. he gathered together all the princes of Israel--All important measures relating to the public interest were submitted for consideration to a general assembly of the representatives of the tribes ( 1 Chronicles 13:1 , 15:25 , 22:17 , 26:1-32 ).

3. the Levites were numbered . . . thirty and eight thousand--Four times their number at the early census taken by Moses It was, in all likelihood, this vast increase that suggested and rendered expedient that classification, made in the Fast year of David's reign, which the present and three subsequent chapters describe.
by their polls, man by man--Women and children were not included.

4. twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the Lord--They were not to preside over all the services of the temple. The Levites were subject to the priests, and they were superior to the Nethinim and other servants, who were not of the race of Levi. But they had certain departments of duty assigned, some of which are here specified.

5. praised the Lord with the instruments which I made--David seems to have been an inventor of many of the musical instruments used in the temple ( Amos 6:5 ).

6. David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi--These are enumerated according to their fathers' houses, but no more of these are mentioned here than the twenty-four thousand who were engaged in the work connected with the Lord's house. The fathers' houses of those Levites corresponded with the classes into which they [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities] as well as the priests were divided

1 Chronicles 23:7-11 . SONS OF GERSHON.

7-11. the Gershonites--They had nine fathers' houses, six descended from Laadan, and three from Shimei.

1 Chronicles 23:12-20 . OF KOHATH.

12. The sons of Kohath--He was the founder of nine Levitical fathers' houses.

13. Aaron was separated--as high priest

14. concerning Moses--His sons were ranked with the Levites generally, but not introduced into the distinctive portion of the descendants of Levi, who were appointed to the special functions of the priesthood.

1 Chronicles 23:21-23 . OF MERARI.

21-23. The sons of Merari--They comprised six fathers' houses. Summing them together, Gershon founded nine fathers houses, Kohath nine, and Merari six: total, twenty-four.

1 Chronicles 23:24-32 . OFFICE OF THE LEVITES.

24-27. These were the sons of Levi . . . that did the work . . . from the age of twenty years and upward--The enumeration of the Levites was made by David ( 1 Chronicles 23:3 ) on the same rule as that followed by Moses ( Numbers 4:3 ), namely, from thirty years. But he saw afterwards that this rule might be beneficially relaxed, and that the enrolment of Levites for their proper duties might be made from twenty years of age. The ark and tabernacle being now stationary at Jerusalem, the labor of the Levites was greatly diminished, as they were no longer obliged to transport its heavy furniture from place to place. The number of thirty-eight thousand Levites, exclusive of priests, was doubtless more than sufficient for the ordinary service of the tabernacle. But this pious king thought that it would contribute to the glory of the Lord to employ as many officers in his divine service as possible. These first rules, however, which David instituted, were temporary, as very different arrangements were made after the ark had been deposited in the tabernacle of Zion.