David said, “My son Solomon is just an inexperienced young man,
What follows is a list of Israelite family leaders and commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, as well as their officers who served the king in various matters. Each division was assigned to serve for one month during the year; each consisted of 24,000 men.
These days were to be remembered and to be celebrated in every generation and in every family, every province, and every city. The Jews were not to fail to observe these days of Purim; the remembrance of them was not to cease among their descendants.
Throughout your generations every male among you who is eight days old
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Extend your hand toward the sky
So you will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because on this very
Every male among the sons of Aaron may eat it. It is a perpetual allotted portion
Outside the veil-canopy
and he said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Each man fasten
Say to them, ‘Throughout your generations,
So you must consecrate the fiftieth year,
We will take ten of every group of a hundred men from all the tribes of Israel (and a hundred of every group of a thousand, and a thousand of every group of ten thousand) to get supplies for the army.
Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight
But when the cloud was lifted up
The king of Assyria marched through
These were the family leaders of the Levites, as listed in their genealogical records. They lived in Jerusalem.
From Ephraim there were 20,800 warriors, who had brought fame to their families.
The priests and Levites who lived throughout Israel supported him, no matter where they resided.
Jehoshaphat’s power kept increasing. He built fortresses and storage cities throughout Judah.