1 Chronicles 12:22
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New International Version
Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.

New Living Translation
Day after day more men joined David until he had a great army, like the army of God.

English Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of God.

New American Standard Bible
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

King James Bible
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time, men came day after day to help David until there was a great army, like an army of God.

International Standard Version
Indeed people kept coming to David every day to help him, until his army became a great, vast army.

NET Bible
Each day men came to help David until his army became very large.

New Heart English Bible
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like the army of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From day to day, men came to help David until he had an army as large as God's army.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God.

New American Standard 1977
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For at that time help came every day to David until it was a great camp, like the camp of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For at that time day by day there came more to David to help him, until it was a great army, like the army of God.

American King James Version
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

American Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover day by day there came some to David to help him till they became a great number, like the army of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For day by day there came [men] to David to help him, until it was a great camp, like the camp of God.

English Revised Version
For from day to day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

World English Bible
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like the army of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for at that time, day by day, they come in unto David to help him, till it is a great camp, like a camp of God.
Study Bible
The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag
21They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army. 22For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God. 23Now these are the numbers of the divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:2
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:13
Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?"

1 Samuel 29:10
"Now then arise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who have come with you, and as soon as you have arisen early in the morning and have light, depart."
Treasury of Scripture

For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

day by day

2 Samuel 2:2-4 So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, …

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

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

like the host of God That is, says the Targumist, a very numerous army, like the army of the angel of God

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called …

Joshua 5:14 And he said, No; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now …

Psalm 148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

(22) For at that time day by day . . .--Literally, For at the time of each day (i.e., every day) men used to come to David to help him; amounting to a mighty camp, like a camp of God. The verse explains why David required so many captains as have been enumerated, and why the term "army" was used of his troop in the last verse.

A great host, like the host of God.--Literally, camp. The phrase has an antique colouring Comp. Genesis 32:1-2 : "And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's camp (mahan?h 'Elhm): and the name of that place was called Mahanaim (i.e., two camps). Mahanaim was a place i?? Manasseh (Joshua 13:30). Ancient Hebrew denotes excellence by reference to the Divine standard, which is the true ideal of all excellence. Comp. Psalm 36:6 : "Thy righteousness is like the hills of God"; and so elsewhere we find the expression, "cedars of God" (Psalm 80:11). The verse appears to include the considerable accessions to David's forces which followed upon the defeat and death of Saul.

Verse 22. - The host of God. A forcible comment on the metaphorical use of this phrase is found in 1 Samuel 14:15; Authorized Version, "a very great trembling" is the translation of Hebrew "trembling of God." The for with which this verse commences probably explains the call there was for many and able "captains" for a host becoming daily larger. For at that time, day by day, there came to David to help him,.... Particularly after the defeat of Saul by the Philistines, unto the time that David came to Hebron:

until it was a great host, like the host of God; the heavenly host, the angels; so the Targum. 22. the host of God—that is, a great and powerful army.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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