4 David said, "Of these, twenty-four thousand are to be in charge of the work of the temple of the Lord and six thousand are to be officials and judges.

Other Translations of 1 Chronicles 23:4

King James Version

4 Of which, twenty and four thousand were to set forward the work of the house of the Lord; and six thousand were officers and judges:

English Standard Version

4 "Twenty-four thousand of these," David said,Hebrew lacks David said "shall have charge of the work in the house of the Lord, 6,000 shall be officers and judges

The Message

4 David sorted them into work groups: "24,000 are in charge of administering worship in the sanctuary; 6,000 are officials and judges

New King James Version

4 Of these, twenty-four thousand were to look after the work of the house of the Lord, six thousand were officers and judges

New Living Translation

4 Then David said, "From all the Levites, 24,000 will supervise the work at the Temple of the Lord . Another 6,000 will serve as officials and judges.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 23:4

Commentary on 1 Chronicles 23:1-23

(Read 1 Chronicles 23:1-23)

David, having given charge concerning the building of the temple, settles the method of the temple service, and orders the officers of it. When those of the same family were employed together, it would engage them to love and assist one another.