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2 Samuel 23:23

    2 Samuel 23:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He was honoured over the rest of the thirty, but he was not equal to the first three. And David put him over the fighting men who kept him safe.

    Webster's Revision

    He was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

    World English Bible

    He was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the [first] three. David set him over his guard.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 23:23

    David set him over his guard - The Vulgate renders this, Fecitque eun sibi David auricularium a secreto, "David made him his privy counsellor;" or, according to the Hebrew, He put him to his ears, i.e., confided his secrets to him. Some think he made him a spy over the rest. It is supposed that the meaning of the fable which attributes to Midas very long ears, is, that this king carried the system of espionage to a great length; that he had a multitude of spies in different places.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 23:23

    David set him over his guard - "Made him of his privy council," would be a better rendering. See 1 Samuel 22:14 note. This position, distinct from his office as captain of the Cherethites and Pelethites, is clearly indicated 1 Chronicles 27:34.