1 Chronicles 12:14
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New International Version
These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.

New Living Translation
These warriors from Gad were army commanders. The weakest among them could take on a hundred regular troops, and the strongest could take on a thousand!

English Standard Version
These Gadites were officers of the army; the least was a match for a hundred men and the greatest for a thousand.

New American Standard Bible
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.

King James Bible
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These Gadites were army commanders; the least of them was a match for a hundred, and the greatest of them for a thousand.

International Standard Version
These descendants of Gad were army leaders. The least of them was equal to a hundred other soldiers and the greatest to a thousand.

NET Bible
These Gadites were military leaders; the least led a hundred men, the greatest a thousand.

New Heart English Bible
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army: he who was least was equal to one hundred, and the greatest to one thousand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These descendants of Gad were army officers. The least able one was in command of 100 men, and the best one was in command of 1,000.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host; he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

New American Standard 1977
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host. One of the least was over one hundred men, and the greatest over a thousand.

King James 2000 Bible
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the army: one of the least was over a hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

American King James Version
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

American Standard Version
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host: he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the army: the least of them was captain over a hundred soldiers, and the greatest over a thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over a hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

English Revised Version
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host: he that was least was equal to an hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

Webster's Bible Translation
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over a hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

World English Bible
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army: he who was least was equal to one hundred, and the greatest to one thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
These are of the sons of Gad, heads of the host, one of a hundred is the least, and the greatest, of a thousand;
Study Bible
The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag
13Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh. 14These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand. 15These are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:30
"How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?

1 Chronicles 12:13
Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh.
Treasury of Scripture

These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand. or, one that was least could resist an hundred, the greatest a thousand.

Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall …

Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, …

(14) These were.--Subscription.

Captains of the host.--Literally, heads of the host, i.e., chief warriors.

One of the least was over an hundred.--The margin is correct. David's band at this time was about 600 strong. The rendering of the text is that of the Syr. and Vulg. The LXX. closely intimates the Heb. ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ???. For the true meaning, comp. Deuteronomy 32:30; and Leviticus 26:8. The Heb. says: "One to a hundred, the little one; and the great one to a thousand." This. too, is poetic, or, at least, rhetorical in character, and quite unlike the chronicler's usual style.

Verse 14. - One of the least was over an hundred. This, evidently an incorrect translation, is easily superseded by the correct literal version, One to a hundred the little one, and the great one one to a thousand. The preposition lamed prefixed to the two numerals," hundred" and" thousand," will signify either that the "little one was as good as a hundred, and the great one as good as a thousand;" or that the "little one was rare as one of a hundred, and the great one rare as one of a thousand." These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host,.... Of the militia in their own country, and of the men they brought with them; or they were such afterwards in David's army:

one of the least was over one hundred, and the greatest over thousand; not that they were so when they came, or brought over such a number of men with them under their command; but they were promoted by David, when he came to the throne, to be centurions and chiliarchs; according to Jarchi, the sense is, that the least of them would put to flight and pursue one hundred, and the greatest of them 1000, and so fulfilled the passage in Leviticus 26:8. 14. one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand—David, while at Ziklag, had not so large an amount of forces as to give to each of these the command of so many men. Another meaning, therefore, must obviously be sought, and excluding was, which is a supplement by our translators, the import of the passage is, that one of the least could discomfit a hundred, and the greatest was worth a thousand ordinary men; a strong hyperbole to express their uncommon valor.12:1-22 Here is an account of those who appeared and acted as David's friends, while he was persecuted. No difficulties or dangers should keep the sinner from coming to the Savior, nor drive the believer from the path of duty. Those who break through, and overcome in these attempts, will find abundant recompence. From the words of Amasai we may learn how to testify our affection and allegiance to the Lord Jesus; his we must be throughly; on his side we must be forward to appear and act. If we are under the influence of the Spirit, we shall desire to have our lot among them, and to declare ourselves on their side; if in faith and love we embrace the cause of Christ, he will receive, employ, and advance us.
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