1 Chronicles 28:1

David's Charge to Israel

1 1David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the 2officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the 3commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the 4stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the 5mighty men and all the seasoned warriors.

1 Chronicles 28:1 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 28:1

And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes
of the tribes
Whose names are given in ( 1 Chronicles 27:16-22 )

and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by
course;
monthly, each having 24,000 men under him, whose names are expressed, ( 1 Chronicles 27:2-15 )

and the captains over the thousands;
of which there were twenty four in a course, at the head of each 1000, under the chief captain:

and captains over the hundreds:
centurions under the second captains:

and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king,
and of his sons;
whose names may be read in ( 1 Chronicles 27:25-31 )

with the officers:
the courtiers:

and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men;
both men of valour, and of wealth and riches: these David

assembled unto Jerusalem;
the metropolis of the kingdoms and where his court and palace were.

1 Chronicles 28:1 In-Context

1 David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the officials of the tribes, the officers of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, the commanders of hundreds, the stewards of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, together with the palace officials, the mighty men and all the seasoned warriors.
2 Then King David rose to his feet and said: "Hear me, my brothers and my people. I had it in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD and for the footstool of our God, and I made preparations for building.
3 But God said to me, 'You may not build a house for my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.'
4 Yet the LORD God of Israel chose me from all my father's house to be king over Israel forever. For he chose Judah as leader, and in the house of Judah my father's house, and among my father's sons he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel.
5 And of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

Cross References 5

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 23:2
  • 2. See 1 Chronicles 27:16-22
  • 3. See 1 Chronicles 27:1-15
  • 4. See 1 Chronicles 27:25-31
  • 5. See 1 Chronicles 11:10-47