1 Chronicles 11:25
New International Version
He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

New Living Translation
He was more honored than the other members of the Thirty, though he was not one of the Three. And David made him captain of his bodyguard.

English Standard Version
He was renowned among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three. And David set him over his bodyguard.

Berean Study Bible
He was most honored among the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. And David appointed him over his guard.

King James Bible
Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.

New King James Version
Indeed he was more honored than the thirty, but he did not attain to the first three. And David appointed him over his guard.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain the reputation of the first three; and David appointed him over his bodyguard.

NASB 1995
Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three; and David appointed him over his guard.

NASB 1977
Behold, he was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to the three; and David appointed him over his guard.

Amplified Bible
He was honored among the thirty, but he did not attain to [the rank of] the [first] three. David appointed him over his bodyguard.

Christian Standard Bible
He was the most honored of the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was the most honored of the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

American Standard Version
Behold, he was more honorable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was honored more than the three, and he was doing battle like the three, and David appointed him that he would be the Keeper over his spear and over the mighty men of the army.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He was distinguished beyond the thirty, yet he reached not to the first three: and David set him over his family.

Contemporary English Version
even though he never became one of them. And he was certainly as famous as the rest of the Thirty Warriors. So David made him the leader of his own bodyguard.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the first among the thirty, but yet to the three he attained not: and David made him of his council.

English Revised Version
Behold, he was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.

Good News Translation
He was outstanding among "The Thirty," but not as famous as "The Three." David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was honored more than the thirty, but he was not a member of the three. David put him in charge of his bodyguards.

International Standard Version
He was well known among the platoons, but he didn't measure up to the Three Warriors. David placed him in charge of his security detail.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, he was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three; and David set him over his guard.

Literal Standard Version
Of the thirty, behold, he [is] honored, but he has not come to the [first] three, and David sets him over his guard.

NET Bible
He received honor from the thirty warriors, though he was not one of the three elite warriors. David put him in charge of his bodyguard.

New Heart English Bible
Look, he was more honored than the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David set him over his guard.

World English Bible
Behold, he was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the [first] three: and David set him over his guard.

Young's Literal Translation
Of the thirty, lo, he is honoured, and unto the first three he hath not come, and David setteth him over his guard.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Mighty Men
24These were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada, who won a name alongside the three mighty men. 25He was most honored among the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. And David appointed him over his guard. 26Now these were the mighty men: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 11:24
These were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada, who won a name alongside the three mighty men.

1 Chronicles 11:26
Now these were the mighty men: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, he was honorable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.

but attained

1 Chronicles 11:21
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

David

2 Samuel 20:23
Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:









(25) Behold, he was honourable among the thirty.--Rather, above the thirty behold he was honoured.

But attained not to the first three.--For he was a member of the second triad of heroes. The third member is omitted here, as in the case of the first triad.

Over his guard.--Literally, over his obedience; an abstract for concrete, as in Isaiah 11:14 (= vassals). The Cherethites and Pelethites, a small corps probably of foreigners, who constituted David's body-guard, and were under his direct orders, appear to be meant here. (See 2Samuel 8:18; 2Samuel 20:23.) The word has this precise sense only in this place and its parallel.

Verse 25. - Over his guard. If the reference is not as above (see ver. 22), the margin of the parallel (2 Samuel 23:23) may be followed, which would translate "guard" as council. This Gesenius adopts, and translates "privy council." There seems, however, no necessity for this, with the references before us above given (2 Samuel 8:18, etc., to which may be added ch. 27:6, which shows Benaiah to be captain of the third division).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He was the most honored
נִכְבָּד֙ (niḵ·bāḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

of
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the Thirty,
הַשְּׁלוֹשִׁ֗ים (haš·šə·lō·wō·šîm)
Article | Number - common plural
Strong's 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

but he
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

did not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

become
בָ֑א (ḇā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

one of
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the Three.
הַשְּׁלוֹשָׁ֖ה (haš·šə·lō·wō·šāh)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

And David
דָוִ֖יד (ḏā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

appointed
וַיְשִׂימֵ֥הוּ (way·śî·mê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

him over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his guard.
מִשְׁמַעְתּֽוֹ׃ (miš·ma‘·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4928: A pithy maxim, a simile, proverb, speak


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