1 Chronicles 12:38
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New International Version
All these were fighting men who volunteered to serve in the ranks. They came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel. All the rest of the Israelites were also of one mind to make David king.

New Living Translation
All these men came in battle array to Hebron with the single purpose of making David the king over all Israel. In fact, everyone in Israel agreed that David should be their king.

English Standard Version
All these, men of war, arrayed in battle order, came to Hebron with a whole heart to make David king over all Israel. Likewise, all the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king.

New American Standard Bible
All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.

King James Bible
All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All these warriors, lined up in battle formation, came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel. All the rest of Israel was also of one mind to make David king.

International Standard Version
All these warriors arrived in battle order at Hebron, fully intending to establish David as king over all Israel. Furthermore, all of the rest of Israel were united in their intent to make David king.

NET Bible
All these men were warriors who were ready to march. They came to Hebron to make David king over all Israel by acclamation; all the rest of the Israelites also were in agreement that David should become king.

New Heart English Bible
All these being men of war, who could order the battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of these soldiers, who were prepared for battle, came with a single purpose to Hebron-to make David king of all Israel. The rest of Israel also had agreed to make David king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a whole heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

New American Standard 1977
All these, being men of war, who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel; and likewise, all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

King James 2000 Bible
All these men of war, that could keep ranks, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

American King James Version
All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

American Standard Version
All these being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All these men of war well appointed to fight, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel, were of one heart to make David king.

Darby Bible Translation
All of them men of war, keeping rank in battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

English Revised Version
All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

Webster's Bible Translation
All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

World English Bible
All these being men of war, who could order the battle array, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

Young's Literal Translation
All these are men of war, keeping rank -- with a perfect heart they have come to Hebron, to cause David to reign over all Israel, and also all the rest of Israel are of one heart, to cause David to reign,
Study Bible
David's Army Grows at Hebron
37From the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites and the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 with all kinds of weapons of war for the battle. 38All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king. 39They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:1
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

1 Chronicles 12:33
Of Zebulun, there were 50,000 who went out in the army, who could draw up in battle formation with all kinds of weapons of war and helped David with an undivided heart.

1 Chronicles 12:37
From the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites and the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 with all kinds of weapons of war for the battle.

1 Chronicles 12:39
They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.
Treasury of Scripture

All these men of war, that could keep rank, came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel: and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king.

with a perfect heart. The meaning of this expression may be inferred from that of {a double heart} in verse

1 Chronicles 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all …

1 Kings 8:61 Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk …

1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned …

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you …

Psalm 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when will you come …

all the rest

1 Chronicles 12:17,18 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, If …

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2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the …

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

Ezekiel 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within …

(38) Conclusion of the list of 1Chronicles 12:23-37.

All these men of war.--Rather, All the above, being men of war, forming line of battle with whole heart, came to Hebron to make David king. The phrase "forming line of battle," repeats the verb of 1Chronicles 12:3, and supplies its proper object ('d?r ma'drkhah, aciem struentes). The Hebrew indicates a stop at "line of battle;" it is better to put it after "with whole heart" (comp. 1Chronicles 12:33). "They formed in line with fearless intrepidity;" literally, corde integro.

And all the rest also of Israel, who did not appear personally at Hebron.--" The rest (sh?rth) is a term used here only. The Hebrew says, "the remainder of Israel (was) one heart," i.e., was unanimous. (Comp. 2Chronicles 30:12.)

Allowing the average for Issachar, the total of the warriors assembled at Hebron was upwards of 300,000. This will not surprise us if we bear in mind that in those days every able-bodied man was, as a matter of course, trained in the use of arms, and liable to be called out for the king,s wars. Thus "man" and "warrior" were almost convertible terms. The present gathering was not a parade of the entire strength of the nation; co?np. the 600,000 warriors of the Exodus, and the 1,300,000 of David's census. The main difficulty--that of the relative proportions of the various tribal contingents--has been considered in the preceding Notes. The suggestions there made are, of course, uncertain, the fact being that we really do not know enough of the condition of the tribes at that epoch to justify us in pronouncing upon the relative probability of the numbers here assigned to them. That being so, it is a hasty and uncritical exaggeration to say that "it is absolutely inconceivable that the tribes near the place of meeting, notably that of Judah, should have furnised so small a contingent, while the figures are raised in direct proportion to the distance to be traversed" (Reuss).

All these men of war that could keep rank,.... Well disciplined men:

came with a perfect heart to Hebron to make David king over Israel; they were all of one mind, and quite hearty and sincere in fixing David on the throne of all Israel:

and all the rest also of Israel were of one heart also to make David king; those who came not were of the same mind; it was the unanimous voice of the people that he should be their king. 38. all the rest also of Israel were of one heart to make David king—that is, entertained a unanimous desire for his elevation.12:23-40 When the throne of Christ is set up in a soul, there is, or ought to be, great joy in that soul; and provision is made, not as here, for a few days, but for the whole life, and for eternity. Happy are those who wisely perceive it to be their duty and interest, to submit to the Saviour Jesus Christ, the Son of David; who renounce for his sake all that is not consistent; whose earnest endeavours to do good are directed by the wisdom that God giveth, through acquaintance with his word, experience, and observation. If any man lack this wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
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