Monday, November 24, 2008

Twelve Captains I Chronicles 27

I Chronicles 27:1 "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."

David is still setting up the kingdom in an orderly manner. He covers each month and assigns men to be over the duties of the king. He also recognizes the leaders of the twelve tribes. David was old and was closing on his 40th year on the throne, but he was a very busy man. This seems to have taken place during the time when David numbered the people as referenced in verse 23. Although, I cannot tell if it is chronological or not.

v1 The twelve captains for every several months
v16 The princes of the twelve tribes
v23 The numbering of the people is hindered
v25 David's several officers

Psalm 21:1 "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water; he turneth it whithersoever he will."

keywords: David, Chronicles, twelve tribes, princes. David organizes the kingdom.

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