2 Samuel 18:1
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New International Version
David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

New Living Translation
David now mustered the men who were with him and appointed generals and captains to lead them.

English Standard Version
Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

New American Standard Bible
Then David numbered the people who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

King James Bible
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David reviewed his troops and appointed commanders of hundreds and of thousands over them.

International Standard Version
David mustered his forces and appointed officers in charge of regiments and companies.

NET Bible
David assembled the army that was with him. He appointed leaders of thousands and leaders of hundreds.

New Heart English Bible
David numbered the people who were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David called together the troops that were with him. He appointed commanders in charge of regiments and battalions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

New American Standard 1977
Then David numbered the people who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

King James 2000 Bible
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

American King James Version
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds over them.

American Standard Version
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David having reviewed his people, appointed over them captains of thousands and of hundreds,

Darby Bible Translation
And David marshalled the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

English Revised Version
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set over them captains of thousands and captains of hundreds.

World English Bible
David numbered the people who were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Young's Literal Translation
And David inspecteth the people who are with him, and setteth over them heads of thousands and heads of hundreds,
Study Bible
Absalom Killed
1Then David numbered the people who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2David sent the people out, one third under the command of Joab, one third under the command of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and one third under the command of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said to the people, "I myself will surely go out with you also."…
Cross References
Exodus 18:25
Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

Numbers 31:14
Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.

1 Samuel 22:7
Saul said to his servants who stood around him, "Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse also give to all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
Treasury of Scripture

And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds over them.

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Exodus 17:9 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek…

Joshua 8:10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, …

captains of thousands

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over …

XVIII.

(1) Numbered the people.--The word means rather mustered. David was some time at Mahanaim, organising the forces which continually gathered to him there.

Verse 1. - And David numbered. The verb really means that he organized his army, and arranged it in companies and divisions. As Absalom gathered all Israel to him, there would be some delay; and David, like a wise general, made use of it for training the brave but undisciplined men who had joined him, chiefly from Gilead. Besides these, he had with him numerous veterans, whose skill and experience would be invaluable in such service. The result was that when the rebels came to close quarters, they had a vast body of men, but David a disciplined force, which, under skilful generalship, scattered Absalom's raw levies with ease. The arrangement into thousands and hundreds was in accordance with the civil divisions (Exodus 18:25), both being, in fact, dictated by nature as multiples of our hands. And David numbered the people that were with him,.... Which Josephus says (d) were four thousand; but one would think there should be more by what follows:

and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them; he divided his army into companies, which consisted some of a thousand and others of a hundred; over each of which he set captains, to lead them on, direct, and command them in battle.

(d) Antiqu. l. 7. c. 10. sect. 1.CHAPTER 18

2Sa 18:1-4. David Reviewing the Armies.

1, 2. David numbered the people that were with him—The hardy mountaineers of Gilead came in great numbers at the call of their chieftains, so that, although without money to pay any troops, David soon found himself at the head of a considerable army. A pitched battle was now inevitable. But so much depending on the life of the king, he was not allowed to take the field in person; and he therefore divided his forces into three detachments under Joab, Abishai, and Ittai, the commander of the foreign guards.18:1-8 How does David render good for evil! Absalom would have only David smitten; David would have only Absalom spared. This seems to be a resemblance of man's wickedness towards God, and God's mercy to man, of which it is hard to say which is most amazing. Now the Israelites see what it is to take counsel against the Lord and his anointed.
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