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1 Chronicles 12:23

    1 Chronicles 12:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the numbers of the chiefs of the armed men, ready for war, who came to David at Hebron, to give the kingdom of Saul into his hands, as the Lord had said.

    Webster's Revision

    And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    These are the numbers of the heads of those who were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, which came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 12:23

    And came to David to Hebron - That is, after the death of Ish-bosheth, Saul's son. See 2 Samuel 4:5.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 12:23

    Rather, "These are the numbers of the men, ready equipped for the host, that came to David, etc."

    In the list which follows such points as

    (1) The large mumber sent by the trans-Jordanic tribes;

    (2) The large numbers from Zebulon, Asher, Naphtali, and Dan, all tribes somewhat remote, and generally speaking undistinguished;

    (3) The small size of the contingent from Judah, which is generally represented as numerically superior to every other tribe, and which might have been expected to be especially zealous on behalf of its own prince and tribesman; throw some doubt upon the numbers, which may be suspected of having in some instances undergone corruption.