1 Chronicles 23:24

Overview - 1 Chronicles 23
David in his old age makes Solomon king.
The number and distribution of the Levites.
The families of the Gershonites.
12 The sons of Kohath.
21 The sons of Merari.
24 The office of the Levites.
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1 Chronicles 23:24  (King James Version)
These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of twenty years and upward.
 


the sons of Levi
Numbers 10:17 Numbers 10:21

after the house
Numbers 1:4 ; 2:32 Numbers 3:15 Numbers 3:20 4:34-49

by their polls
Numbers 1:2 Numbers 1:18 Numbers 1:22 ; 3:47

from the age
At first David appointed the Levites to serve from thirty years old and upwards; but considering, probably, that the temple which was about to be built, with its courts, chambers, etc., would require a more numerous ministry, he fixed this period, by this subsequent regulation, at twenty years and upwards. In the time of Moses, the age was from thirty years to fifty: here this latter period is not mentioned, probably because the service was not so laborious now; for the ark being fixed, they had no longer any burdens to carry; and therefore even an old man might continue to serve. See the Note on Numbers 8:24 .

twenty
1 Chronicles 23:3 1 Chronicles 23:27 ; Numbers 1:3 ; 4:3 8:24 Ezra 3:8
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