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1 Chronicles 12:39

    1 Chronicles 12:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And there they were with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brothers had prepared for them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brethren had made preparation for them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For three days they were there with David, feasting at his table, for their brothers had made ready food for them.

    Webster's Revision

    And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brethren had made preparation for them.

    World English Bible

    They were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brothers had made preparation for them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking: for their brethren had made preparation for them.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 12:39

    They were with David three days - These were the deputies of the different people mentioned here: it is not possible that all the thousands mentioned above could have feasted with David for three days; and yet it appears there was even of these a great number, for the men of Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, who were nearest to this place of rendezvous, had brought all the necessaries for such a feast. From the whole it appears most evident that the great majority of the tribes of Israel wished to see the kingdom confirmed in the hands of David; nor was there ever in any country a man more worthy of the public choice. As a statesman, warrior, hero, poet, and divine, he stands unrivalled in the annals of the world: by him alone were the Israelites raised to a pitch of the highest splendor; and their name became a terror to their enemies, and a praise in the earth. But, alas, how are the mighty now fallen!