2 Chronicles 25:6
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New International Version
He also hired a hundred thousand fighting men from Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

New Living Translation
He also paid about 7,500 pounds of silver to hire 100,000 experienced fighting men from Israel.

English Standard Version
He hired also 100,000 mighty men of valor from Israel for 100 talents of silver.

Berean Study Bible
He also hired 100,000 mighty warriors from Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

New American Standard Bible
He hired also 100,000 valiant warriors out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.

King James Bible
He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

Christian Standard Bible
Then for 7,500 pounds of silver he hired one hundred thousand valiant warriors from Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Amaziah also paid about 3.4 tons of silver to hire 100,000 soldiers from Israel.

Good News Translation
In addition, he hired 100,000 soldiers from Israel at a cost of about four tons of silver.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then for 7,500 pounds of silver he hired 100,000 brave warriors from Israel.

International Standard Version
He also hired 100,000 elite forces from Israel, paying 100 talents of silver for their services.

NET Bible
He hired 100,000 Israelite warriors for a hundred talents of silver.

New Heart English Bible
He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He also hired 100,000 soldiers from Israel for 7,500 pounds of silver.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

New American Standard 1977
He hired also 100,000 valiant warriors out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He also hired one hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.

King James 2000 Bible
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

American King James Version
He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

American Standard Version
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hired also of Israel a hundred thousand valiant men, for a hundred talents of silver.

Darby Bible Translation
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

English Revised Version
He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hired also a hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents of silver.

World English Bible
He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for one hundred talents of silver.

Young's Literal Translation
And he hireth out of Israel a hundred thousand mighty ones of valour, with a hundred talents of silver;
Study Bible
Amaziah's Victories
5Then Amaziah gathered the people of Judah and assigned them according to their families to commanders of thousands and of hundreds. And he numbered those twenty years of age or older throughout Judah and Benjamin and found there to be 300,000 choice men, able to serve in the army, bearing the spear and shield. 6He also hired 100,000mighty warriors from Israel for a hundred talents of silver. 7But a man of God came to him and said, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel—not with any of the Ephraimites.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 25:5
Then Amaziah gathered the people of Judah and assigned them according to their families to commanders of thousands and of hundreds. And he numbered those twenty years of age or older throughout Judah and Benjamin and found there to be 300,000 choice men, able to serve in the army, bearing the spear and shield.

2 Chronicles 25:7
But a man of God came to him and said, "O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel--not with any of the Ephraimites.

Treasury of Scripture

He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver.

an hundred talents of silver Estimating the shekel at

Exodus 38:25,26 And the silver of them that were numbered of the congregation was …

(6) He hired also . . . out of Israel--i.e., from the northern kingdom. The number has probably suffered in transmission. Thenius pronounces the fact historical, although not recorded in Kings.

An hundred talents of silver.--Worth about �40,000 of our money, reckoning �400 to the talent. What such a sum would represent in the days of Amaziah cannot be determined with certainty.

Verse 6. - Out of Israel. The next verse tells us that "all the children of Ephraim" (which was strictly the northern Israel's chief tribe) are hereby designated. It is not quite clear that this Israel is exactly conterminous with the Israel of 2 Chronicles 13:3, the identity of which, however, with Joab's Israel (2 Samuel 24:9) is very probable. The boundaries of the strict tribe of Ephraim, whose ancestor was Joseph's younger son, are described in Joshua 16:5. The tribe were located as nearly as possible in the centre of the land. Ephraim, however, is here, as in many other places, as the name of the royal tribe, so named upon the whole of the northern kingdom (Isaiah 9:8; Isaiah 17:3; Isaiah 28:3; several times in almost every chapter of Hosea, and for a typical instance, cf. Hosea 14:8). He hired also one hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel,.... The ten tribes, judging his own army not sufficient for his expedition against the Edomites he was meditating:

for one hundred talents of silver; which amounted to 35,300 pounds sterling, and according to Beckius (e) were about five florins and a half to each soldier.

(e) Not. in Targum in loc. 6. He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour … for an hundred talents of silver—This sum was paid into the treasury of Jehoahaz—not given as bounty to the mercenaries who were obliged to serve at the sovereign's call; their remuneration consisting only in the booty they might obtain. It was about £50,000 sterling, being 10s. per man, including officers—a very paltry pay, compared with the bounty given for a soldier in this country. But it must be remembered that in ancient times campaigns were short and the hazards of the service comparatively small.25:1-13 Amaziah was no enemy to religion, but cool and indifferent friend. Many do what is good, but not with a perfect heart. Rashness makes work for repentance. But Amaziah's obedience to the command of God was to his honour. A firm belief of God's all-sufficiency to bear us out in our duty, and to make up all the loss and damage was sustain in his service, will make his yoke very easy, and his burden very light. When we are called to part with any thing for God and our religion, it should satisfy us, that God is able to give us much more than this. Convinced sinners, who have not true faith, always object to self-denying obedience. They are like Amaziah; they say, But what shall we do for the hundred talents? What shall we do if by keeping the sabbath holy we lose so many good customers? What shall we do without this gain? What shall we do if we lose the friendship of the world? Many endeavour to quiet their consciences by the pretence that forbidden practices are necessary. The answer is, as here, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. He makes up, even in this world, for all that is given up for his sake.
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