1 Chronicles 11:1
New International Version
All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, "We are your own flesh and blood.

New Living Translation
Then all Israel gathered before David at Hebron and told him, "We are your own flesh and blood.

English Standard Version
Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and flesh.

Berean Study Bible
Then all Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, “Here we are, your own flesh and blood.

New American Standard Bible
Then all Israel gathered to David at Hebron and said, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

King James Bible
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

Christian Standard Bible
All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, "Here we are, your own flesh and blood.

Contemporary English Version
Israel's leaders met with David at Hebron and said, "We are your relatives,

Good News Translation
All the people of Israel went to David at Hebron and said to him, "We are your own flesh and blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, "Here we are, your own flesh and blood.

International Standard Version
Later on, all of Israel gathered together at Hebron in order to tell David, "Look, we're your own flesh and blood!

NET Bible
All Israel joined David at Hebron and said, "Look, we are your very flesh and blood!

New Heart English Bible
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, "Look, we are your bone and your flesh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All Israel gathered around David at Hebron. "We are your own flesh and blood," they said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying: 'Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

New American Standard 1977
Then all Israel gathered to David at Hebron and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David in Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

American King James Version
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

American Standard Version
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all Israel came to David in Chebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bones and thy flesh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David in Hebron, saying: We are thy bone, and thy flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel assembled themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

English Revised Version
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.

World English Bible
Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, "Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Young's Literal Translation
And gathered are all Israel unto David to Hebron, saying, 'Lo, thy bone and thy flesh are we;
Study Bible
David Anointed King over Israel
1Then all Israel came together to David at Hebron and said, “Here we are, your own flesh and blood. 2Even in times past, while Saul was king, you were the one who led Israel out and brought them back. And to you the LORD your God said, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel, and you will be ruler over them.’”…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:1
Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, "Here we are, your own flesh and blood.

2 Samuel 5:3
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, where King David made with them a covenant before the LORD. And they anointed him king over Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Hebron

Numbers 13:22
And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

2 Samuel 2:1
And it came to pass after this, that David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron.

2 Samuel 15:10
But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron.

Behold

Genesis 29:14
And Laban said to him, Surely thou art my bone and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month.

Deuteronomy 17:15
Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

Judges 9:2
Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.







Lexicon
Then all
כָֽל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

came together
וַיִּקָּבְצ֧וּ (way·yiq·qā·ḇə·ṣū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6908: To gather, collect

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

David
דָּוִ֖יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

at Hebron
חֶבְר֣וֹנָה (ḥeḇ·rō·w·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2275: Hebron -- 'association, league', a city in southern Judah

and said,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Here
הִנֵּ֛ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

we [are],
אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃ (’ă·nā·ḥə·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

your own flesh
וּֽבְשָׂרְךָ֖ (ū·ḇə·śā·rə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

and blood.
עַצְמְךָ֥ (‘aṣ·mə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame
(1?9) Parallel to 2Samuel 5:1-10.

(1) Then all Israel gathered themselves.--Literally, and. "Then" is too definite a mark of time. The chronicler passes over the subsequent history of the house of Saul, and its decline under the feeble Ishbosheth, who reigned at Mahanaim as a puppet-king in the hands of Abner his powerful kinsman and general (2 Samuel 2-4).

All Israel.--This proves that the allusion is not to David's election by Judah (2Samuel 2:4).

Hebron, the burial-place of the patriarchs, was the capital of Judah, the tribe of David.

Thy bone and thy flesh.--A proverb first of physical, then of moral unity (Genesis 2:23; Judges 9:2). It was not as if David were some valiant foreigner, like certain of his own heroes. Moreover, the affection and sympathy of the tribes were with him, whose life of struggle and success had marked him out as their divinely chosen leader.

Verse 1. - Upon the death of Saul, Abner, for a while espousing the cause of Ishbo-sheth, the only surviving son of Saul, "made him king over" a large proportion of the people, exclusive of Judah (2 Samuel 2:8-10). Already David had been anointed at Hebron by "the men of Judah, king over the house of Judah" (2 Samuel 2:1-4). And David continued "king in Hebron over the house of Judah seven years and six months" (2 Samuel 2:11; 2 Samuel 5:5; 1 Kings 2:11; 1 Chronicles 3:4). Notice the agreement of this date with the account of the six sons born to David in Hebron (2 Samuel 3:2-5). The explanation of the chronology for Ishbosheth affecting this period is not easy. It is said that he reigned over Israel "two years" (2 Samuel 2:10). Where was the difference of five and a half years lost? Our first verse here, with its apparently emphatic then (comp. 2 Samuel 5:1), would seem to make it very unlikely that it was lost between the death of Ishbosheth and the kingship of David over "all the tribes of Israel" together with Judah. On the other hand, the interval in question might find its account in the "long war (2 Samuel 3:1, 6, 17-21) between the house of Saul and the house of David." There is, however, still possible the supposition that the historian intends to give the intrinsically correct facts of the case, and means that, what with delay before getting the adhesion of the people to Ishbosheth, and what with the early decay of his sovereign power, he could not be said to have reigned more than two years. This verse, then, shows that the history proper of Chronicles purports to begin from the time of David's rule over the entire and united people, at the exact date of seven and a half years after Saul's death, while no mention is here made of his intermediate partial rule over Judah, or of Ishbosheth's temporary rule over Benjamin and Israel. All Israel; i.e. "all the tribes of Israel" (2 Samuel 5:1), by their representatives, "the elders of Israel" (2 Samuel 3:17; 2 Samuel 5:3; as well as our ver. 3). The first nine verses of this chapter cover the same ground as the first ten verses of 2 Samuel 5. Unto Hebron. We learn how David came to be here from 2 Samuel 2:1. "And it came to pass after this" (i.e. after David's "lamentation over Saul and Jonathan") "that David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron." Hebron was the "earliest seat of civilized life, not of Judah only, but of all Palestine." It and Bethlehem are two of the most special memorials of David. An interesting sketch of the topography and natural features of this place, and a succinct Biblical history of it in Stanley's 'Sinai and Palestine,' p. 164 (edit. 1866), from which comes the following quotation: - "Hebron, according to the Jewish tradition, was the primeval city of the vine. Its name indicates community or society. It was the ancient city of Ephron the Hittite, in whose gate he and the elders received the offer of Abraham, when as yet no other fixed habitation of man was known in central Palestine. It was the first home of Abraham and the patriarchs; their own permanent resting-place when they were gradually exchanging the pastoral for the agricultural life. In its neighbourhood can be traced, by a continuous tradition, the site of the venerable tree under which Abraham pitched his tent, and of the double cavern in which he and his family were deposited and perhaps still remain. It was the city of Arba, the old Canaanite chief, with his three giant sons, under whose walls the trembling spies stole through the land by the adjacent valley of Eshcoh Here Caleb chose his portion when, at the head of his valiant tribe, he drove out the old inhabitants, and called the whole surrounding territory after his own name; and here the tribe of Judah always rallied, when it asserted its independent existence against the rest of the Israelite nation. It needs but few words to give the secret of this early selection, of this long continuance of the metropolitan city of Judah. Every traveller from the desert must have been struck by the sight of that pleasant vale, with its orchards and vineyards and numberless wells, and we must add, in earlier times, the groves of terebinths and oaks which then attracted from far the eye of the wandering tribes. This fertility was in part owing to its elevation into the cooler and the more watered region above the dry and withered valleys of the rest of Judaea - and commanding this fertile valley, rose Hebron, on its crested hill." Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. This is a figurative expression, the pedigree and lineage of which it is interesting to note (see 2 Samuel 19:12; Judges 9:2; Genesis 29:14; Genesis 2:23). The highest service to which it was promoted may be said to be reached, however, in Ephesians 5:30. 11:1-9 David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to devote all our talents to the Lord.
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