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Deuteronomy 1:15

    Deuteronomy 1:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men and respected, and made them rulers over you, captains of thousands and captains of hundreds and captains of fifties and captains of tens, and overseers of your tribes.

    Webster's Revision

    So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

    World English Bible

    So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 1:15

    Captains over thousands, etc. - What a curious and well-regulated economy was that of the Israelites! See its order and arrangement:

    1. God, the King and Supreme Judge;

    2. Moses, God's prime minister;

    3. The priests, consulting him by Urim and Thummim;

    4. The chiefs or princes of the twelve tribes;

    5. Chilliarchs, or captains over thousands;

    6. Centurions, or captains over hundreds;

    7. Tribunes, or captains over fifty men;

    8. Decurions, or captains over ten men; and,

    9. Officers, persons who might be employed by the different chiefs in executing particular commands.

    All these held their authority from God, and yet were subject and accountable to each other. See the notes on Numbers 2 (note).

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 1:15

    1:15 Officers - Inferior officers, that were to attend upon the superior magistrates, and to execute their decrees.