1 Chronicles 27:1

Overview - 1 Chronicles 27
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.
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1 Chronicles 27:1  (King James Version)
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, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.

the chief fathers
The patriarchs, chief generals, or generals of brigade. This enumeration is widely different from that of the preceding. In that, we have the order and course of the priests and Levites, in their ecclesiastical ministrations: in this, we have the account of the order of the civil service, what related simply to the political state of the king and kingdom. Twenty-four persons, chosen out of David's worthies, each of whom had a second, were placed over 1 Chronicles 27:24 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; men, who all served a month at a time, in turn; and this was the whole of their service during the year, after which they attended to their own affairs. Thus the king had always on foot a regular force of 1 Chronicles 27:24 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; who served without expense to him or the state, and were not oppressed by the service, which took up only a twelfth part of their time; and by this plan he could, at any time, bring into the field 12 ; times 1 Chronicles 27:24 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; or 1 Chronicles 27:288 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; fighting men, independently of the 1 Chronicles 27:12 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; officers, which made in the whole an effective force of 1 Chronicles 27:300 1 Chronicles 27:000 ; soldiers; and all these men were prepared, disciplined, and ready at a call, without the smallest expense to the state or the king. These were, properly speaking, the militia of the Israelitish kingdom.

13:1 Exodus 18:25 ; Deuteronomy 1:15 ; 1 Samuel 8:12 ; Micah 5:2

28:1 2 Chronicles 17:12-19 ; 26:11-13

any matter
1 Kings 5:14

1 Kings 4:7 1 Kings 4:27