1 Chronicles 12:23
New International Version
These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingdom over to him, as the LORD had said:

New Living Translation
These are the numbers of armed warriors who joined David at Hebron. They were all eager to see David become king instead of Saul, just as the LORD had promised.

English Standard Version
These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, according to the word of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Now these are the numbers of men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him, in accordance with the word of the LORD:

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the numbers of the divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

King James Bible
And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
The numbers of the armed troops who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingdom over to him, according to the LORD's word, were as follows:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The numbers of the armed troops who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingdom over to him, according to the LORD's word, were as follows:

International Standard Version
What follows is a listing of the divisions of battle-ready troops who joined David in Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, in accordance with what the LORD had spoken.

NET Bible
The following is a record of the armed warriors who came with their leaders and joined David in Hebron in order to make David king in Saul's place, in accordance with the LORD's decree:

New Heart English Bible
These are the numbers of the heads of those who were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the numbers of the men equipped for war. The men joined David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingship over to David, as the LORD had said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Now these are the numbers of the divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And this is the number of the heads of those that were ready armed for war and came to David in Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And these are the numbers of the men that were ready armed for war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

American King James Version
And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this is the number of the chiefs of the army who came to David, when he was in Hebron, to transfer to him the kingdom of Saul, according to the word of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And this is the number of the men equipped for military service, who came to David to Hebron, to transfer the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And these are the numbers of the heads of them that were armed for war, which came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

World English Bible
These are the numbers of the heads of those who were armed for war, who came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And these are the numbers of the head, of the armed men of the host; they have come in unto David to Hebron to turn round the kingdom of Saul unto him, according to the mouth of Jehovah.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
David's Army Grows at Hebron
23Now these are the numbers of men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him, in accordance with the word of the LORD: 24From the Judahites: 6,800 armed troops bearing shields and spears.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:3
David also took the men who were with him, each with his household, and they settled in the towns near Hebron.

2 Samuel 2:4
Then the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, "It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul."

1 Chronicles 10:14
and he failed to inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

1 Chronicles 11:10
Now these were the chiefs of David's mighty men, who, together with all Israel, gave strong support to his kingdom, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.

1 Chronicles 12:24
From the Judahites: 6,800 armed troops bearing shields and spears.

Treasury of Scripture

And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.

A.M.

1 Chronicles 11:1-3 Then all Israel gathered themselves to David to Hebron, saying, Behold, …

2 Samuel 2:3,4 And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with …

2 Samuel 5:1-3 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, …

bands. or, captains, or men {heb] heads
came to David Some learned men understand this as relating to the time when David was make king over Judah, on his first coming to Hebron: but it seems wholly to refer to his being made king over all Israel, after the death of Ishbosheth; for there was no such union or assembly of the several tribes on the former occasion, as is here described.

to turn

1 Chronicles 10:14 And inquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the …

according

1 Chronicles 11:10 These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened …

1 Samuel 16:1,3,12,13 And the LORD said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing …

2 Samuel 3:18 Now then do it: for the LORD has spoken of David, saying…

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 89:19,20 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, I have laid …







Lexicon
Now these [are]
וְ֠אֵלֶּה (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

the numbers
מִסְפְּרֵ֞י (mis·pə·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of men
רָאשֵׁ֤י (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

armed
הֶֽחָלוּץ֙ (he·ḥā·lūṣ)
Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen

for battle
לַצָּבָ֔א (laṣ·ṣā·ḇā)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

who came
בָּ֥אוּ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common 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

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

to turn Saul’s
שָׁא֛וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

kingdom
מַלְכ֥וּת (mal·ḵūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4438: Royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom

over
לְהָסֵ֞ב (lə·hā·sêḇ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

to him,
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

in accordance with the word of
כְּפִ֥י (kə·p̄î)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

the LORD:
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
II. THE NUMBER OF THE WARRIORS WHO MADE DAVID KING IN HEBRON AFTER SAUL'S DEATH (1Chronicles 12:23-40).

(23) And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war.--Literally, And these are the numbers of the heads of the equipped for warfare. "Heads" may mean (1) polls, or individuals, as in Judges 5:30, though "skull" (gulg?leth) is more usual in this sense; or (2) it may mean "totals," "bands," as in Judges 7:16. The latter seems preferable here. The Vulg. and LXX. render "chiefs of the army"; but no chiefs are named in the list, except those of the Aaronites (1Chronicles 12:27-28); and we cannot suppose, on the strength of a single ambiguous term in the heading, that the character of the entire list has been altered by the chronicler. The Syriac version omits the whole verse.

And came to David.--"And" is wanting in the Heb. "They came to David at Hebron," &c., is a parenthesis, unless the relative has fallen out.

To turn the kingdom.--Literally, to bring it round out of the direct line of natural heredity (1Chronicles 10:14).

According to the word.--Literally, mouth (1Chronicles 11:3; 1Chronicles 11:10). What Jehovah had spoken by Samuel was virtually the word of his own mouth.

Verse 23. The bands; rather, the chief men, or captains, by one or the other of which words this same term has been several times hitherto rendered in the immediate context (yet see Judges 9:37, 44, and Judges 5:30 for yet a third signification). There follow (vers. 24-37) the numbers of each tribe (the full thirteen being enumerated) who "came with a perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king over all Israel." The large numbers of some of the joyful pilgrims to Hebron, as for instance of the trans-Jordanic tribes, the very small number that came of the tribe of Judah (in fact, lowest but one, i.e. Benjamin, and yet nearest home), and of some others, help to invest with doubt the numerals of this passage, although it is not at all difficult to suggest some very passable explanations of these phenomena. This doubt is not lessened by the total, which, according to this list, must make a figure between three hundred and forty thousand and three hundred and fifty thousand men. To the host have to be added, as we are expressly told, the "asses, camels, mules, and oxen," which carried the "bread, meat, meal, cakes of figs and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep in abundance," for the consumption of the host during their "three days' "stay "with David," and their journeys to and fro. In the presence of such numbers, and the celebration of such an occasion, Hebron must indeed have beheld the reflection of its own probable meaning, of the "fellowship" or "community" of society. To turn the kingdom of Saul to him (so 1 Chronicles 10:14). The phrase is not a common one. According to the word of the Lord (so 1 Chronicles 11:3; 1 Samuel 16:1, 12, 13). 12:23-40 When the throne of Christ is set up in a soul, there is, or ought to be, great joy in that soul; and provision is made, not as here, for a few days, but for the whole life, and for eternity. Happy are those who wisely perceive it to be their duty and interest, to submit to the Saviour Jesus Christ, the Son of David; who renounce for his sake all that is not consistent; whose earnest endeavours to do good are directed by the wisdom that God giveth, through acquaintance with his word, experience, and observation. If any man lack this wisdom, let him ask it of God, who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.
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