1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 12

1The companies that came to David at Ziklag. 23The armed troops that came to him at Hebron.

1NOW athese are they that came to David to Ziklag, 1while he yet kept himself close bbecause of Saul the son of Kish: and they were among the mighty men, helpers of the war.

1Heb. being yet shut up.

a 1Sa. 27.1-6. . b 1Sa. 18-27.

2They were armed with bows, and could use both the cright hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.

c Ju. 20.16. 1Sa. 17.49.

3The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of 2Shemaah the dGibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the eAntothite,

2Or, Hasmaah.

d Jos. 18.28. 1Sa. 11.4. e Jos. 21.18.

4And Ismaiah the fGibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty; and Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the gGederathite,

f Jos. 9.3; 18.25. g Jos. 15.36.

5Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah the hHaruphite,

h Ne. 7.27.

6Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, the Korhites,

7And Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of iGedor.

i Jos. 15.36,58. ch. 4.4,18,39.

8And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into jthe hold to the wilderness men of might, and men 3of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and *buckler, whose kfaces were like the faces of lions, and were 4as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

3Heb. of the host.

*buckler-small shield.

4Heb. as the roes upon the mountains to make haste.

j 1Sa. 23.14,29; 24.22. k Pr. 28.1. 2Sa. 17.10; 23.20; 1.23; 2.18.

9Ezer the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,

10Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,

11Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

12Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,

13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbanai the eleventh.

14These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: 5one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

5Or, one that was least could resist a hundred, and the greatest a thousand, Le. 26.8.

15These are they that went over Jordan in the first month, when it lhad 6overflown all his banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.

6Heb. filled over.

l Jos. 3.15; 4.18. Je. 12.5; 49.19. Ca. 8.7. Ro. 8.35.

16And there came of the children of Benjamin and Judah mto the hold unto David.

m ch. 11.16. v.8. 1Sa. 23.14,29; 24.22.

17And David went out 7to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall 8be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no 9wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon , and nrebuke it.

7Heb. before them.

8Heb. be one, 2Ki. 10.15. Phi. 1.27. 2Co. 13.11. 1Co. 1.10.

9Or, violence, 1Sa. 24.11,17; 26.18.

n Zec. 3.2. Jude 9. Ge. 16.5. 1Sa. 24.12,15.

18Then othe spirit 10came upon pAmasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said , Thine are we , David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

10Heb. clothed.

o Ju. 3.10; 6.34; 13.25. p ch. 2.17. 2Sa. 17.25; 19.13; 20.4-12.

19And there fell some of Manasseh to David, qwhen he came with the Philistines against Saul to battle: but they helped them not: for rthe lords of the Philistines upon *advisement sent him away, saying, He will fall to his master Saul 11to the jeopardy of our heads.

*advisement-consideration, taking advice.

11Heb. on our heads.

q 1Sa. 29.2-9. r 1Sa. 29.2-4.

20As he swent to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.

s 1Sa. 29.11. De. 33.25.

21And tthey helped David 12against the band of the rovers : for they were all umighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.

12Or, with a band.

t 1Sa. 30.1-17. u ch. 5.24.

22For at that time vday by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

v 2Sa. 2.3,4; 3.1. He. 11.34. Job 17.9.

23¶And wthese are the numbers of the 13bands that were ready armed to the war, and xcame to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, yaccording to the word of the LORD.

13Or, captains, or men. Heb. heads.

w 2Sa. 5.2,3. ch. 11.1-3; 10.14. x 2Sa. 2.3,4; 5.1. y 1Sa. 13.14; 16.12-14. Ps. 2.6; 89.19-35. Ge. 49.8-10. ch. 11.3,10.

24The zchildren of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, 14ready armed to the war.

14Or, prepared.

z Ge. 46.12. Nu. 1.26,27; 2.3,4; 26.22.

25Of athe children of Simeon, mighty men of valour for the war, seven thousand and one hundred.

a Nu. 1.22,23; 2.12,13; 26.12-14. ch. 4.24-43. Ge. 46.10.

26Of bthe children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

b Ge. 46.11. Ex. 32.27,28. Nu. 4.46,48; 25.8. 2Ki. 11.4-15.

27And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;

28And cZadok, a young man mighty of valour, and of his father's house twenty and two captains.

c 2Sa. 8.17. 1Ki. 1.8; 2.35.

29And dof the children of Benjamin, the 15kindred of Saul, three thousand: for *hitherto 16the greatest part of them ehad kept the ward of the house of Saul.

15Heb. brethren.

*hitherto-until now, before.

16Heb. a multitude of them.

d Ge. 46.21. Nu. 1.36,37; 2.22,23; 26.38-41. ch. 8; 9. e 2Sa. 2.8,9.

30And fof the children of Ephra-im twenty thousand and eight hundred, mighty men of valour, 17famous throughout the house of their fathers.

17Heb. men of names, Ge. 6.4.

f Ge. 46.20; 48.19. Nu. 1.32,33; 2.18,19; 26.35-37. ch. 7.20-27.

31And of the ghalf tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

g Jos. 17.

32And hof the children of Issachar, which were men that had iunderstanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

h Ge. 46.13. Nu. 1.28,29; 26.23-25; 2.5,6. ch. 7.1-5. i Ge. 49.15. Es. 1.13. Mat. 16.3.

33Of jZebulun, such as went forth to battle, 18expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could 19keep rank: they were 20not of double heart.

18Or, rangers of battle, or ranged in battle.

19Or, set the battle in array.

20Heb. without a heart and a heart. Not Ps. 12.2, but Jn. 1.47.

j Ge. 46.14. Nu. 1.30,31; 2.7,8; 26.26,27.

34And kof Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.

k Ge. 46.24. Nu. 1.38-43; 2.25-31; 26.42-50.

35And of the Danites expert in war twenty and eight thousand and six hundred.

36And of Asher, such as went forth to battle, 21expert in war, forty thousand.

21Or, keeping their rank.

37And lon the other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and of the half tribe of Manasseh, with all *manner of instruments of war for the battle, an hundred and twenty thousand.

*manner-kind, sort.

l Nu. 32.33; 24.25; 26.7,18,34. Jos. 3.12,13; 13.8-33; 22.

38All mthese men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

m Ge. 49.8,10. Ps. 110.3. Zec. 8.21,22. Re. 11.15. Is. 11.10; 54; 60.

39And there they were with David three days, neating and drinking: for their brethren had prepared for them.

n Ge. 26.30; 31.54. 2Sa. 6.19. Es. 1.3,4.

40Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and 22meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was ojoy in Israel.

22Or, victual of meal, Le. 2.4,5,7. 1Sa. 25.18. 2Sa. 16.1.

o Pr. 29.2; 11.10. Je. 23.5,6. Re. 11.17; 19.1-8.