SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:15 Y tomé los principales de vuestras tribus, varones sabios y expertos, y los puse por príncipes sobre vosotros, príncipes de millares, y príncipes de cientos, y príncipes de cincuenta, y príncipes de diez, y gobernadores a vuestras tribus.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 1:15 Verse 15. Captains over thousands, &c.] 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 Num. ii.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known , etc.] The principal persons among them, that were remarkable and well known for their wisdom and understanding, whom the people presented to him: and made them heads over you ; rulers of them, as follows: captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens ; (see Exodus 18:21-25) and officers among your tribes ; which Jarchi interprets of such that bind malefactors and scourge them, according to the decree of the judges, even the executioners of justice; and so the Jews commonly understand them to be, though some have thought they were judges also.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-18 - Moses reminds the people of the happy constitution of their government which might make them all safe and easy, if it was not their own fault He owns the fulfilment of God's promise to Abraham, and prays for the further accomplishment of it. We are not straitened in the power an goodness of God; why should we be straitened in our own faith and hope Good laws were given to the Israelites, and good men were to see to the execution of them, which showed God's goodness to them, and the care of Moses.
Original Hebrew ואקח 3947 את 853 ראשׁי 7218 שׁבטיכם 7626 אנשׁים 376 חכמים 2450 וידעים 3045 ואתן 5414 אותם 853 ראשׁים 7218 עליכם 5921 שׂרי 8269 אלפים 505 ושׂרי 8269 מאות 3967 ושׂרי 8269 חמשׁים 2572 ושׂרי 8269 עשׂרת 6235 ושׁטרים 7860 לשׁבטיכם׃ 7626