1 Chronicles 25:8
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New International Version
Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.

King James Bible
And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

Darby Bible Translation
And they cast lots with one another over the charges, the small as well as the great, the teacher with the scholar.

World English Bible
They cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

Young's Literal Translation
And they cause to fall lots -- charge over-against charge, as well the small as the great, the intelligent with the learner.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Two hundred fourscore and eight - That it twelve classes of twenty-four Levites each; for two hundred and eighty-eight divided by twelve quotes twenty-four.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

two hundred These two hundred and eighty-eight, being twenty courses of twelve each, were more skilful than the other Levites; and being placed under the twenty-four sons of the chief singers, they had the four thousand before mentioned divided among them, to officiate by courses, according to their instructions.

1 Chronicles 23:5 Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David...

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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