1 Chronicles 26:27
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New International Version
Some of the plunder taken in battle they dedicated for the repair of the temple of the LORD.

King James Bible
Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
(from the wars and out of the spoils had they dedicated [them], to maintain the house of Jehovah),

World English Bible
Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
from the battles, even from the spoil they sanctified to strengthen the house of Jehovah;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The spoils won in battles did they dedicate - It seems these were intended for its repairs. This custom prevailed amongst almost all the people of the earth. All who acknowledged any supreme Being, believed that victory could only come through him; and therefore thought it quite rational to give him a share of the spoils. Proofs of this exist in all ancient histories: thus Virgil: -

Irruimus ferro, et divos, ipsumque vocamus

In partem praedamque Jovem.

Aen. iii., ver. 222.

"With weapons we the welcome prey invade:

Then call the gods for partners of our feast,

And Jove himself, the chief invited guest."


On this passage Servius observes:

Ipsum vocamus. Ipsum regem deorum, cui de praeda debetur aliquid: nam Romanis moris fuit, ut bella gessuri de parte praedae aliquid numinibus pollicerentur: adeo ut Romae fuerit unum templum Jovis Praedatoris: non quod praedae praeest, sed quod ei ex praeda aliquid debeatur.

"Jupiter himself, the king of the gods, to whom a portion of the prey was due: for it was a custom among the Romans, when entering on a war, to promise some part of the prey to their deities. And there was a temple at Rome dedicated to Jupiter Praedator, not because he presided over the prey, but because a part of the prey was due to him."

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Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated to the LORD...

spoils won in battles [heb] battles and spoils
to maintain

2 Kings 12:14 But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.

Nehemiah 10:32-34 Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God...

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

Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:26
Shelomith and his relatives were in charge of all the treasuries for the things dedicated by King David, by the heads of families who were the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and by the other army commanders.

1 Chronicles 26:28
And everything dedicated by Samuel the seer and by Saul son of Kish, Abner son of Ner and Joab son of Zeruiah, and all the other dedicated things were in the care of Shelomith and his relatives.

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