|Overview - 1 Chronicles 27|
|1||The twelve captains for every several month.|
|16||The princes of the twelve tribes.|
|23||The numbering of the people is hindered.|
|25||David's several officers.|
1 Chronicles 27:16 (King James Version)
Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
- These persons, called "princes of the tribes," in ver. 22, ; and ch. 28:1 appear to have been civil rulers over their several tribes, and honorary men, without pay, not unlike the lords lieutenants of our counties. In this enumeration there is no mention of the tribes of Gad and Asher, probably because they were joined to the neighbouring tribes; or perhaps, the account of these has been lost from the register.