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1 Chronicles 24:1 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the courses of the sons of Aaron [were these]. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now the divisions of the descendants of Aaron [were these]: the sons of Aaron [were] Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the divisions of the sons of Aaron: the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the sons of Aaron, had their courses,—the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And to the sons of Aaron [are] their courses: sons of Aaron [are] Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now these were the divisions of the sons of Aaron: The sons of Aaron: Nadab, and Abiu, and Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now [these] are the diuisions of the sonnes of Aaron. The sonnes of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And [they number] the sons of Aaron in [their] division, Nadab, and Abihu{gr.Abiud}, and Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now [these are] the divisions of the sons of Aharon. The sons of Aharon; Nadav, and Avihu, Elazar, and Ithamar.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now [these are] the divisions 4256
{4256} Prime
מַחֲלְקָה
machaloqeth
{makh-al-o'-keth}
From H2505; a section (of Levites, people or soldiers).
of the sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Ahrn אַהֲרֹן. 175
{0175} Prime
אַהֲרֹן
'Aharown
{a-har-one'}
Of uncertain derivation; Aharon, the brother of Moses.
The sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Ahrn אַהֲרֹן; 175
{0175} Prime
אַהֲרֹן
'Aharown
{a-har-one'}
Of uncertain derivation; Aharon, the brother of Moses.
Nv נָדָב, 5070
{5070} Prime
נָדָב
Nadab
{naw-dawb'}
From H5068; liberal; Nadab, the name of four Israelites.
and vh אֲבִיהוּא, 30
{0030} Prime
אֲבִיהוּא
'Abiyhuw'
{ab-ee-hoo'}
From H0001 and H1931; father (that is worshipper) of Him (that is God); Abihu, a son of Aaron.
El`zr אֶלעָזָר, 499
{0499} Prime
אֶלְעָזָר
'El`azar
{el-aw-zawr'}
From H0410 and H5826; God (is) helper; Elazar, the name of seven Israelites.
and αmr אִיתָמָר. 385
{0385} Prime
אִיתָמָר
'Iythamar
{eeth-aw-mawr'}
From H0339 and H8558; coast of the palm tree; Ithamar, a son of Aaron.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Chronicles 24:1

_ _ 1 Chronicles 24:1-19. Division of the sons of Aaron into four and twenty orders.

_ _ Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron — (See on 1 Chronicles 23:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

1 Chronicles 24:1-19

_ _ The particular account of these establishments is of little use to us now; but, when Ezra published it, it was of great use to direct their church affairs after their return from captivity into the old channel again. The title of this record we have v. 1 — These are the divisions of the sons of Aaron, not by which they divided one from another, or were at variance one with another (it is a pity there should ever be any such divisions among the sons of Israel, but especially among the sons of Aaron), but the distribution of them in order to the dividing of their work among themselves; it was a division which God made, and was made for him. 1. This distribution was made for the more regular discharge of the duties of their office. God was, and still is, the God of order, and not of confusion, particularly in the things of his worship. Number without order is but a clog and an occasion of tumult; but when every one has, and knows, and keeps, his place and work, the more the better. In the mystical body, every member has its use, for the good of the whole, Romans 12:4, Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12. 2. It was made by lot, that the disposal thereof might be of the Lord, and so all quarrels and contentions might be prevented, and no man could be charged with partiality, nor could any say that they had wrong done them. As God is the God or order, so he is the God of peace. Solomon says of the lot that it causeth contention to cease. 3. The lot was cast publicly, and with great solemnity, in the presence of the king, princes, and priests, that there might be no room for any fraudulent practices or the suspicion of them. The lot is an appeal to God, and ought to be managed with corresponding reverence and sincerity. Matthias was chosen to the apostleship by lot, with prayer (Acts 1:24, Acts 1:26), and I know not but it might be still used in faith in parallel cases, as an instituted ordinance. We have here the name of the public notary that was employed in writing the names, and drawing the lots, (1 Chronicles 24:6): Shemaiah, one of the Levites. 4. What those priests were chosen to was to preside in the affairs of the sanctuary (1 Chronicles 24:5), in their several courses and turns. That which was to be determined by the lot was only the precedency, not who should serve (for they chose all the chief men), but who should serve first, and who next, that every one might know his course, and attend in it. Of the twenty-four chief men of the priests sixteen were of the house of Eleazar and eight of Ithamar; for the house of Ithamar may well be supposed to have dwindled since the sentence passed on the family of Eli, who was of that house. The method of drawing the lots is intimated (1 Chronicles 24:6), one chief household being taken for Eleazar, and one for Ithamar. The sixteen chief names of Eleazar were put in one urn, the eight for Ithamar in another, and they drew out of them alternately, as long as those for Ithamar lasted, and then out of those only for Eleazar, or two for Eleazar, and then one for Ithamar, throughout. 5. Among these twenty-four courses the eighth is that of Abijah or Abia (1 Chronicles 24:10), which is mentioned (Luke 1:5) as the course which Zechariah was of, the father of John the Baptist, by which it appears that these courses which David now settled, though interrupted perhaps in the bad reigns and long broken off by the captivity, yet continued in succession till the destruction of the second temple by the Romans. And each course was called by the name of him in whom it was first founded, as the high priest is here called Aaron (1 Chronicles 24:19), because succeeding in his dignity and power, though we read not of any of them that bore that name. Whoever was high priest must be reverenced and observed by the inferior priests as their father, as Aaron their father. Christ is high priest over the house of God, to whom all believers, being made priests, are to be in subjection.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Chronicles 24:1

Divisions — The several branches into which that family was divided.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the divisions:

1 Chronicles 23:6 And David divided them into courses among the sons of Levi, [namely], Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
*marg.

The sons:

1 Chronicles 6:3 And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Exodus 6:23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Exodus 28:1 And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's sons.
Leviticus 10:1-6 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. ... And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.
Numbers 3:2 And these [are] the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
Numbers 26:60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
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Ex 6:23; 28:1. Lv 10:1. Nu 3:2; 26:60. 1Ch 6:3; 23:6.

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