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2 Samuel 6:1

    2 Samuel 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David got together all the fighting-men of Israel to the number of thirty thousand;

    Webster's Revision

    And David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    World English Bible

    David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David again gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:1

    Thirty thousand - This is supposed to have been a new levy; and thus he augmented his army by 30,000 fresh troops. The Septuagint has 70,000.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 6:1

    Again - It should be, "and David again gathered," etc., i. e. after the previous gathering, either for his election to the kingdom 2 Samuel 5:1-3 or for the Philistine war 2 Samuel 5:17-25, he assembled them again for the peaceful purpose of bringing up the ark to Mount Zion (see marginal reference). The whole narrative indicates the progressive consolidation of David's power, and the settlement of his monarchy on strong foundations.