1 Samuel 22:2
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New International Version
All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.

New Living Translation
Then others began coming--men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented--until David was the captain of about 400 men.

English Standard Version
And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.

New American Standard Bible
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.

King James Bible
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.

International Standard Version
Everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was malcontent gathered around him, and he became their leader. There were about 400 men with him.

NET Bible
All those who were in trouble or owed someone money or were discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. He had about four hundred men with him.

New Heart English Bible
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then everyone who was in trouble, in debt, or bitter about life joined him, and he became their commander. There were about four hundred men with him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them; and there were with him about four hundred men.

New American Standard 1977
And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And every one that was in distress and every one that was in debt and all whose souls were bitter gathered themselves unto him, and he became the captain over them, and there were about four hundred men with him.

King James 2000 Bible
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

American King James Version
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

American Standard Version
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all that were in distress and oppressed with debt, and under affliction of mind gathered themselves unto him: and he became their prince, and there were with him about four hundred men.

Darby Bible Translation
And every one in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one of embittered spirit collected round him; and he became a captain over them; and there were with him about four hundred men.

English Revised Version
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, resorted to him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

World English Bible
Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Young's Literal Translation
and gather themselves unto him do every man in distress, and every man who hath an exactor, and every man bitter in soul, and he is over them for head, and there are with him about four hundred men.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1-5 See what weak instruments God sometimes uses, to bring about his own purposes. The Son of David is ready to receive distressed souls, who will be commanded by him. He receives all who come unto Him, however vile and miserable; he changes them into a holy people, and employs them in his service: those who would reign with him must be contented first to suffer with and for him. Observe with what tender concern David provided for his aged parents. The first thing he does is to find them a quiet habitation, whatever became of himself. Let children learn to honour their parents, in every thing consulting their ease and satisfaction. Though highly preferred, and much employed, let them not forget their aged parents. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. And the Lord will preserve his people for their appointed work, however they may be hated and exposed.
Study Bible
David Flees to Adullam and Mizpeh
1So David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father's household heard of it, they went down there to him. 2Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him. 3And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me."…
Cross References
1 Samuel 22:3
And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me."

1 Samuel 23:13
Then David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah, he gave up the pursuit.

1 Samuel 25:13
David said to his men, "Each of you gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.

2 Kings 4:1
Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."
Treasury of Scripture

And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

distress

Judges 11:3 Then Jephthah fled from his brothers, and dwelled in the land of …

Matthew 11:12,28 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven …

was in debt [heb] had a creditor

Matthew 18:25-34 But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be …

discontented [heb] bitter of soul

1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning …

Judges 18:25 And the children of Dan said to him, Let not your voice be heard …

2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, you know your father and his men, that they be …

Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those …

a captain

1 Samuel 9:16 To morrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of …

1 Samuel 25:15,16 But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed …

1 Samuel 30:22-24 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that …

2 Samuel 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were he that led …

2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said …

1 Chronicles 11:15-19 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, …

Psalm 72:12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Psalm 72:13,14 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy…

Matthew 9:12,13 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, They that be whole need …

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, …

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