1 Chronicles 11:9
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New International Version
And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD Almighty was with him.

New Living Translation
And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD of Heaven's Armies was with him.

English Standard Version
And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.

New American Standard Bible
David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.

King James Bible
So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David steadily grew more powerful, and the LORD of Hosts was with him.

International Standard Version
David became more and more prestigious because the LORD of the Heavenly Armies was with him.

NET Bible
David's power steadily grew, for the LORD who commands armies was with him.

New Heart English Bible
David grew greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts was with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David continued to grow more powerful because the LORD of Armies was with him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David waxed greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts was with him.

New American Standard 1977
And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David waxed greater and greater, for the LORD of the hosts was with him.

King James 2000 Bible
So David grew greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

American King James Version
So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

American Standard Version
And David waxed greater and greater; for Jehovah of hosts was with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David went on growing and increasing, and the Lord of hosts was with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And David became continually greater; and Jehovah of hosts was with him.

English Revised Version
And David waxed greater and greater; for the LORD of hosts was with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David became greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

World English Bible
David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh of Armies was with him.

Young's Literal Translation
And David goeth, going on and becoming great, and Jehovah of Hosts is with him.
Study Bible
David Conquers Jerusalem
8He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him. 10Now these are the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.

1 Chronicles 11:8
He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Esther 9:4
Indeed, Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.
Treasury of Scripture

So David waxed greater and greater: for the LORD of hosts was with him.

waxed greater and greater [heb] went it going and increasing

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of …

2 Samuel 5:10 And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands …

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

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1 Chronicles 9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, …

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah…

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; …

Isaiah 41:10,14 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: …

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

(9) This verse corresponds word for word with Samuel, only omitting "God" after "Lord." Literally, and David walked on, a walking and growing great--a common Hebrew metaphor of gradual and progressive increase or decrease. (Comp. Genesis 8:5, and the use of the term andante, "walking," in music.)

Lord of hosts was with him.--The Lord of Hosts is doubtless a contracted form of the fuller expression, Lord God of Hosts, as it appears in Samuel. The Lord (or God) of Hosts is a title derived from God's supremacy over the host of heaven, i.e., the stars, worshipped as deities by the races environing Israel, insomuch that the very word for God in the old Babylonian is represented by a star (*); and in the later Assyrian character star was represented by the symbol for God thrice repeated. Assur, the supreme deity of the Assyrian Pantheon, is called in the inscriptions "king of the legions of heaven and earth," or "of the great gods." Similar titles were given to the Babylonian Nebo and Merodach. The Hebrew phrase is therefore, in one sense, equivalent to a concise assertion of the statement, "Jehovah your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords" (Deuteronomy 10:17 : comp. also Psalm 95:3; Psalm 97:7). That the hosts in question are the stars appears from Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 40:26; Judges 5:20.

Very anciently the stars were conceived of as the army of heaven, marshalled in orderly array. (Comp. Isaiah 40:26; Isaiah 24:21; Isaiah 14:12-13.) The Lord of the hosts of heaven is fortiori Lord of all earthly hosts; hence the fitness of the phrase in passages like the present. Lastly, we may observe that it is a grand idea of revealed religion that He who guides the stars in their courses guides also the destinies of individual men, elevating one and abasing another, according to the eternal principles of goodness and truth (Isaiah 57:15).

11:1-9 David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to devote all our talents to the Lord.
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