2 Chronicles 35:4
New International Version
Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and by his son Solomon.

New Living Translation
Report for duty according to the family divisions of your ancestors, following the directions of King David of Israel and the directions of his son Solomon.

English Standard Version
Prepare yourselves according to your fathers’ houses by your divisions, as prescribed in the writing of David king of Israel and the document of Solomon his son.

Berean Study Bible
Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and Solomon his son.

King James Bible
And prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

New King James Version
Prepare yourselves according to your fathers’ houses, according to your divisions, following the written instruction of David king of Israel and the written instruction of Solomon his son.

New American Standard Bible
Prepare yourselves by your fathers’ households in your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel and according to the writing of his son Solomon.

NASB 1995
"Prepare yourselves by your fathers' households in your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel and according to the writing of his son Solomon.

NASB 1977
“And prepare yourselves by your fathers’ households in your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel and according to the writing of his son Solomon.

Amplified Bible
Prepare yourselves according to your fathers’ (ancestors’) households by your divisions, in accordance with the instructions of David king of Israel, and the instructions of his son Solomon.

Christian Standard Bible
“Organize your ancestral families by your divisions according to the written instruction of King David of Israel and that of his son Solomon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Organize your ancestral houses by your divisions according to the written instruction of David king of Israel and that of his son Solomon.

American Standard Version
And prepare yourselves after your fathers houses by your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And prepare your heart and the heart of your fathers, just as David King of Israel wrote and just as Solomon his son wrote

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And prepare yourselves according to the houses of your families, and according to your daily courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and the order by the hand of his son Solomon.

Contemporary English Version
Get ready to do the work that David and Solomon assigned to you, according to your clans.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And prepare yourselves by your houses, and families according to your courses, as David king of Israel commanded, and Solomon his son hath written.

English Revised Version
And prepare yourselves after your fathers' houses by your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

Good News Translation
Take your places in the Temple by clans, according to the responsibilities assigned to you by King David and his son King Solomon,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Get yourselves ready with the family groups of your divisions, which are listed in the records of King David of Israel and the records of his son Solomon.

International Standard Version
Prepare yourselves by divisions according to your ancestral households, keeping to what King David of Israel and his son Solomon wrote about this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And prepare ye after your fathers' houses by your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

Literal Standard Version
and prepare, by the house of your fathers, according to your divisions, by the writing of David king of Israel, and by the writing of his son Solomon,

NET Bible
Prepare yourselves by your families according to your divisions, as instructed by King David of Israel and his son Solomon.

New Heart English Bible
Prepare yourselves after your fathers' houses and by your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

World English Bible
Prepare yourselves after your fathers' houses by your divisions, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

Young's Literal Translation
and prepare, by the house of your fathers, according to your courses, by the writing of David king of Israel, and by the writing of Solomon his son,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Josiah Restores the Passover
3To the Levites who taught all Israel and were holy to the LORD, Josiah said: “Put the holy ark in the temple built by Solomon son of David king of Israel. It is not to be carried around on your shoulders. Now serve the LORD your God and His people Israel. 4Prepare yourselves by families in your divisions, according to the instructions written by David king of Israel and Solomon his son. 5Moreover, stand in the Holy Place by the divisions of the families of your kinsmen the lay people, and by the divisions of the families of the Levites.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:10
From the priests: Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, and Jachin;

2 Chronicles 8:14
In keeping with the ordinances of his father David, Solomon appointed the divisions of the priests over their service, and the Levites for their duties to offer praise and to minister before the priests according to the daily requirement. He also appointed gatekeepers by their divisions at each gate, for this had been the command of David, the man of God.


Treasury of Scripture

And prepare yourselves by the houses of your fathers, after your courses, according to the writing of David king of Israel, and according to the writing of Solomon his son.

the houses

1 Chronicles 9:10-34
And of the priests; Jedaiah, and Jehoiarib, and Jachin, …

Nehemiah 11:10-20
Of the priests: Jedaiah the son of Joiarib, Jachin…

after your courses.

1 Chronicles 23:1-26:32
So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king over Israel…

and according

2 Chronicles 8:14
And he appointed, according to the order of David his father, the courses of the priests to their service, and the Levites to their charges, to praise and minister before the priests, as the duty of every day required: the porters also by their courses at every gate: for so had David the man of God commanded.









(4) And prepare yourselves.--The pronoun should not be italicised, for the verb is niphal or reflexive, and not hiphil or causative, as the Hebrew vowel points wrongly suggest.

By the houses of your fathers.--According to your father-houses.

After your courses.--In your divisions, (See 1 Chronicles 13-26)

According to the writing of David . . . Solomon his son.--Comp. 1Chronicles 28:19, where David refers to such a writing. The words seem to imply the existence of written memorials of the regulations of public worship, which David and Solomon instituted.

("Writing of David" is k?thab, a word only found in Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Daniel and Esther. "Writing of Solomon" is miktab; see Exodus 32:16).

Verse 4. - According to the writing of David... and... of Solomon (comp. our 2 Chronicles 8:14 and 1 Chronicles 9:10-34, and the other marginal references, 1 Chronicles 23. - 26.). It is more than possible that the fullest tabulation of arrangements of this kind has not come down to us.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Prepare
תתן־ (wə·hā·ḵî·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3559: To be erect

[yourselves] by your families
אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

in your divisions,
כְּמַחְלְקוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם (kə·maḥ·lə·qō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 4256: Division, course

according to the instructions written
בִּכְתָ֗ב (biḵ·ṯāḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3791: Something written, a writing, record, book

by David
דָּוִיד֙ (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and
וּבְמִכְתַּ֖ב (ū·ḇə·miḵ·taḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4385: A thing written, the characters, a document

his son
בְנֽוֹ׃ (ḇə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

Solomon.
שְׁלֹמֹ֥ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne


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