2 Samuel 23:19
New International Version
Was he not held in greater honor than the Three? He became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

New Living Translation
Abishai was the most famous of the Thirty and was their commander, though he was not one of the Three.

English Standard Version
He was the most renowned of the thirty and became their commander, but he did not attain to the three.

Berean Study Bible
Was he not more honored than the Three? And he became their commander, even though he was not included among the Three.

New American Standard Bible
He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three.

King James Bible
Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.

Christian Standard Bible
Was he not more honored than the Three? He became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.

Contemporary English Version
and certainly just as famous as the rest of the Thirty Warriors. He was the commander of the Thirty Warriors, but he still did not become one of the Three Warriors.

Good News Translation
He was the most famous of "The Thirty" and became their leader, but he was not as famous as "The Three."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Was he not more honored than the Three? He became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.

International Standard Version
He was more well-known than the Three, and became their commander, but he never measured up to the Three.

NET Bible
From the three he was given honor and he became their officer, even though he was not one of the three.

New Heart English Bible
He was the most illustrious of the Thirty, and he became their leader. However he did not attain to the Three.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and was honored more than they were. So he became their captain, but he didn't become a member of the three.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He was most honourable of the three; therefore he was made their captain; howbeit he attained not unto the first three.

New American Standard 1977
He was most honored of the thirty, therefore he became their commander; however, he did not attain to the three.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He was the most honourable of the three and captain among them; however, he did not attain unto the first three.

King James 2000 Bible
Was he not most honorable of three? therefore he was their captain: however he attained not unto the first three.

American King James Version
Was he not most honorable of three? therefore he was their captain: however, he attained not to the first three.

American Standard Version
Was he not most honorable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Of those three he was most honourable, and he became a chief over them, but he reached not to the first three.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the noblest of three, and was their chief, but to the three first he attained not.

Darby Bible Translation
Was he not most honourable of three? and he was their captain; but he did not attain to the [first] three.

English Revised Version
Was he not most honourable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.

Webster's Bible Translation
Was he not most honorable of three? therefore he was their captain: yet he attained not to the first three.

World English Bible
Wasn't he most honorable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the [first] three.

Young's Literal Translation
Of the three is he not the honoured? and he becometh their head; and unto the first three he hath not come.
Study Bible
David's Mighty Men
18Now Abishai, the brother of Joab and son of Zeruiah, was chief of the Three, and he lifted his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and won a name along with the Three. 19Was he not more honored than the Three? And he became their commander, even though he was not included among the Three. 20And Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. He struck down two champions of Moab, and on a snowy day he went down into a pit and killed a lion.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:18
Now Abishai, the brother of Joab and son of Zeruiah, was chief of the Three, and he lifted his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and won a name along with the Three.

2 Samuel 23:20
And Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. He struck down two champions of Moab, and on a snowy day he went down into a pit and killed a lion.

Treasury of Scripture

Was he not most honorable of three? therefore he was their captain: however, he attained not to the first three.

he attained

2 Samuel 23:9,13,16
And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: …

1 Chronicles 11:25
Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the first three: and David set him over his guard.

Matthew 13:8,23
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold…







Lexicon
Was he not
הֲכִ֣י (hă·ḵî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

more honored
נִכְבָּ֔ד (niḵ·bāḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

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

the Three?
הַשְּׁלֹשָׁה֙ (haš·šə·lō·šāh)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

And he became
וַיְהִ֥י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

their commander,
לְשָׂ֑ר (lə·śār)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

even though he was not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

included
בָֽא׃ (ḇā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

among the Three.
הַשְּׁלֹשָׁ֖ה (haš·šə·lō·šāh)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice
23:8-39 David once earnestly longed for the water at the well of Bethlehem. It seems to be an instance of weakness. He was thirsty; with the water of that well he had often refreshed himself when a youth, and it was without due thought that he desired it. Were his valiant men so forward to expose themselves, upon the least hint of their prince's mind, and so eager to please him, and shall not we long to approve ourselves to our Lord Jesus, by ready compliance with his will, as shown us by his word, Spirit, and providence? But David poured out the water as a drink-offering to the Lord. Thus he would cross his own foolish fancy, and punish himself for indulging it, and show that he had sober thoughts to correct his rash ones, and knew how to deny himself. Did David look upon that water as very precious which was got at the hazard of these men's blood, and shall not we much more value those benefits for purchasing which our blessed Saviour shed his blood? Let all beware of neglecting so great salvation.
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