SEV Biblia, Chapter 25:5 Juntó luego Amasías a Judá, y les puso tribunos y centuriones según las casas de sus padres por todo Judá y Benjamín; y los tomó por lista a todos los de veinte años arriba; y fueron hallados en ellos trescientos mil escogidos para salir a la guerra, que tenían lanza y escudo.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:5 Verse 5. Gathered Judah together] He purposed to avenge himself of the Syrians, but wished to know his military strength before he came to a rupture.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 5. Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together , etc.] The inhabitants thereof: and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin ; he divided the people, according to their families throughout his kingdom, into thousands and hundreds, and out of their respective families appointed captains over them: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above ; the usual age men were numbered at for war, to the fiftieth, according to Josephus; the Roman law obliged none to be soldiers after fifty, nor might any be dismissed before f87 ; the age of military men with the Romans was from seventeen to forty six, or, as some, forty five; but with the Persians from twenty as here to fifty f88 : and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield ; which shows that their number was greatly decreased since the times of Jehoshaphat, ( 2 Chronicles 17:14-18), occasioned by the wars under Jehoram, Ahaziah, and Joash; some copies of the Vulgate Latin have only 30,000.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-13 - Amaziah was no enemy to religion, but cool and indifferent friend. Man do what is good, but not with a perfect heart. Rashness makes work for repentance. But Amaziah's obedience to the command of God was to his honour. A firm belief of God's all-sufficiency to bear us out in ou duty, and to make up all the loss and damage was sustain in his service, will make his yoke very easy, and his burden very light. When we are called to part with any thing for God and our religion, i should satisfy us, that God is able to give us much more than this Convinced sinners, who have not true faith, always object to self-denying obedience. They are like Amaziah; they say, But what shal we do for the hundred talents? What shall we do if by keeping the sabbath holy we lose so many good customers? What shall we do withou this gain? What shall we do if we lose the friendship of the world Many endeavour to quiet their consciences by the pretence tha forbidden practices are necessary. The answer is, as here, The Lord i able to give thee much more than this. He makes up, even in this world for all that is given up for his sake.
Original Hebrew ויקבץ 6908 אמציהו 558 את 853 יהודה 3063 ויעמידם 5975 לבית 1004 אבות 1 לשׂרי 8269 האלפים 505 ולשׂרי 8269 המאות 3967 לכל 3605 יהודה 3063 ובנימן 1144 ויפקדם 6485 למבן 1121 עשׂרים 6242 שׁנה 8141 ומעלה 4605 וימצאם 4672 שׁלשׁ 7969 מאות 3967 אלף 505 בחור 970 יוצא 3318 צבא 6635 אחז 270 רמח 7420 וצנה׃ 6793