1 Chronicles 11:21
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New International Version
He was doubly honored above the Three and became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

New Living Translation
Abishai was the most famous of the Thirty and was their commander, though he was not one of the Three.

English Standard Version
He was the most renowned of the thirty and became their commander, but he did not attain to the three.

New American Standard Bible
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored and became their commander; however, he did not attain to the first three.

King James Bible
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was more honored than the Three and became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.

International Standard Version
He was more well-known than the Three, but he never attained the stature of the Three.

NET Bible
From the three he was given double honor and he became their officer, even though he was not one of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
although he was honored more than they were. So he became their captain but didn't become a member of the three.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of the three, he obtained the most honour in this second group of three, for he was their prince; however, he did not attain to the first three.

King James 2000 Bible
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: however he attained not to the first three.

American King James Version
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: however, he attained not to the first three.

American Standard Version
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And illustrious among the second three, and their captain: but yet he attained not to the first three.

Darby Bible Translation
Of the three he was more honourable than the two, and he was their captain; but he did not attain to the [first] three.

English Revised Version
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two and was made their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: but he attained not to the first three.

World English Bible
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the [first] three.

Young's Literal Translation
Of the three by the two he is honoured, and becometh their head; and unto the first three he hath not come.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:10-47 An account is given of David's worthies, the great men who served him. Yet David reckoned his success, not as from the mighty men that were with him, but from the mighty God, whose presence is all in all. In strengthening him, they strengthened themselves and their own interest, for his advancement was theirs. We shall gain by what we do in our places for the support of the kingdom of the Son of David; and those that are faithful to Him, shall find their names registered much more to their honour, than these are in the records of fame.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Than the two. The Hebrew (בַשְׁנַיִס) cannot be thus translated, but possibly the words may mark the second set of three.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

21. howbeit he attained not to the first three—(See on [367]2Sa 23:19).

1 Chronicles 11:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Thirty Mighty Men
20As for Abshai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the thirty, and he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them; and he had a name as well as the thirty. 21Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored and became their commander; however, he did not attain to the first three. 22Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, mighty in deeds, struck down the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion inside a pit on a snowy day.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:18
Abishai the brother of Joab son of Zeruiah was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three.

1 Chronicles 11:20
Abishai the brother of Joab was chief of the Three. He raised his spear against three hundred men, whom he killed, and so he became as famous as the Three.

1 Chronicles 11:22
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab's two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
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