1 Chronicles 12:22
New International Version
Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.

New Living Translation
Day after day more men joined David until he had a great army, like the army of God.

English Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of God.

Berean Study Bible
For at that time, men came to David day after day to help him, until he had a great army, like the army of God.

New American Standard Bible
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

King James Bible
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

Christian Standard Bible
At that time, men came day after day to help David until there was a great army, like an army of God.

Contemporary English Version
Day after day, new men came to join David, and soon he had a large, powerful army.

Good News Translation
Almost every day new men joined David's forces, so that his army was soon enormous.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time, men came day after day to help David until there was a great army, like an army of God.

International Standard Version
Indeed people kept coming to David every day to help him, until his army became a great, vast army.

NET Bible
Each day men came to help David until his army became very large.

New Heart English Bible
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like the army of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From day to day, men came to help David until he had an army as large as God's army.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God.

New American Standard 1977
For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For at that time help came every day to David until it was a great camp, like the camp of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For at that time day by day there came more to David to help him, until it was a great army, like the army of God.

American King James Version
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

American Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For daily men came to David, till they amounted to a great force, as the force of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover day by day there came some to David to help him till they became a great number, like the army of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For day by day there came [men] to David to help him, until it was a great camp, like the camp of God.

English Revised Version
For from day to day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

World English Bible
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like the army of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for at that time, day by day, they come in unto David to help him, till it is a great camp, like a camp of God.
Study Bible
The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag
21They helped David against the raiders, for they were all mighty warriors and commanders in the army. 22For at that time, men came to David day after day to help him, until he had a great army, like the army of God.
Cross References
Genesis 32:2
When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God." So he named that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:13
Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in His hand. Joshua approached Him and asked, "Are You for us or for our enemies?"

1 Samuel 29:10
Now then, get up early in the morning, along with your masters' servants who came with you, and go as soon as it is light."

Treasury of Scripture

For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

day by day

2 Samuel 2:2-4
So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite…

2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

Job 17:9
The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Genesis 32:2
And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:14
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

Psalm 148:2
Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew

at [that] time,
לְעֶת־ (lə·‘eṯ-)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew

men came
יָבֹ֥אוּ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew

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

day
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

after day
בְּי֔וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

to help him,
לְעָזְר֑וֹ (lə·‘ā·zə·rōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5826: To surround, protect, aid

until
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

he had a great
גָד֖וֹל (ḡā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

army,
לְמַחֲנֶ֥ה (lə·ma·ḥă·neh)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4264: An encampment, an army

like the army
כְּמַחֲנֵ֥ה (kə·ma·ḥă·nêh)
Preposition-k | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4264: An encampment, an army

of God.
אֱלֹהִֽים׃ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(22) For at that time day by day . . .--Literally, For at the time of each day (i.e., every day) men used to come to David to help him; amounting to a mighty camp, like a camp of God. The verse explains why David required so many captains as have been enumerated, and why the term "army" was used of his troop in the last verse.

A great host, like the host of God.--Literally, camp. The phrase has an antique colouring Comp. Genesis 32:1-2 : "And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's camp (mahan?h 'Elohim): and the name of that place was called Mahanaim (i.e., two camps). Mahanaim was a place i?? Manasseh (Joshua 13:30). Ancient Hebrew denotes excellence by reference to the Divine standard, which is the true ideal of all excellence. Comp. Psalm 36:6 : "Thy righteousness is like the hills of God"; and so elsewhere we find the expression, "cedars of God" (Psalm 80:11). The verse appears to include the considerable accessions to David's forces which followed upon the defeat and death of Saul.

Verse 22. - The host of God. A forcible comment on the metaphorical use of this phrase is found in 1 Samuel 14:15; Authorized Version, "a very great trembling" is the translation of Hebrew "trembling of God." The for with which this verse commences probably explains the call there was for many and able "captains" for a host becoming daily larger. 12:1-22 Here is an account of those who appeared and acted as David's friends, while he was persecuted. No difficulties or dangers should keep the sinner from coming to the Savior, nor drive the believer from the path of duty. Those who break through, and overcome in these attempts, will find abundant recompence. From the words of Amasai we may learn how to testify our affection and allegiance to the Lord Jesus; his we must be throughly; on his side we must be forward to appear and act. If we are under the influence of the Spirit, we shall desire to have our lot among them, and to declare ourselves on their side; if in faith and love we embrace the cause of Christ, he will receive, employ, and advance us.
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