1 Chronicles 7:40

40 All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000.

Read 1 Chronicles 7:40 Using Other Translations

All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.
All of these were men of Asher, heads of fathers' houses, approved, mighty warriors, chiefs of the princes. Their number enrolled by genealogies, for service in war, was 26,000 men.
Each of these descendants of Asher was the head of an ancestral clan. They were all select men—mighty warriors and outstanding leaders. The total number of men available for military service was 26,000, as listed in their genealogical records.

What does 1 Chronicles 7:40 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 7:40

All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's
house
Principal men in their tribe, and respective families:

choice and mighty men of valour;
these were some selected from others, being eminent for their courage and valour:

chief of the princes;
or chief princes; the Vulgate Latin version is, dukes of dukes, they were heads of their fathers' families:

[and] the number throughout the genealogy that were apt to war, and to
battle, [was] twenty and six thousand [men];
that is, in the days of David, ( 1 Chronicles 7:4 ) , this was the number, not of their chief men, nor of all the people in the tribe, but of their militia.

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