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1 Chronicles 25:8

    1 Chronicles 25:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And selection was made of them for their special work, all having equal chances, small as well as great, the teacher as the learner.

    Webster's Revision

    And they cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they cast lots for their charges, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

    Definitions for 1 Chronicles 25:8

    Cast - Worn-out; old; cast-off.
    Ward - Prison; custody.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 25:8

    As well the small as the great - Compare 1 Chronicles 24:31. The lot was not applied indiscriminately to all the 24 courses, but was only used to settle which course of Asaph, which of Jeduthun, and which of Heman, should on each occasion be taken. Asaph was given the precedence over his brethren, and his four courses were assigned the first, and then each alternate place. Jeduthun took rank next, and received alternate places, first with Asaph, and then with Heman, until his courses were exhausted. After this, all the later places fell necessarily to Heman, whose courses continue without interruption from the 15th.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 25:8

    25:8 Ward - A course of Levites answerable to one of the priests, upon whom the Levites were to wait in their holy ministrations, chap.23:28. The scholar - Without any respect to their different ages or abilities.