|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 27:23 (King James Version)
But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
- David took not
- It seems probable, from this passage, that Joab began, by David's order, to number the children, as well as adults, but was prevented from finishing the account, probably because the plague had begun. The numbering of the effective men might have been deemed a political expedient; but pride and ostentation alone could dictate the numbering of minors and infants, especially as God had pronounced the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, innumerable.
- from twenty
- Numbers 1:18
- he would increase
- Genesis 15:5 ; Hebrews 11:12