2 Samuel 23:24
New International Version
Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,

New Living Translation
Other members of the Thirty included: Asahel, Joab's brother; Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem;

English Standard Version
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Berean Study Bible
Now these were members of the Thirty: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

New American Standard Bible
Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

King James Bible
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Christian Standard Bible
Among the Thirty were Joab's brother Asahel, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Among the Thirty were: Joab's brother Asahel, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

International Standard Version
Among the Thirty were Joab's brother Asahel, Dodo's son Elhanan of Bethlehem,

NET Bible
Included with the thirty were the following: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,

New Heart English Bible
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the Thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo fom Bethlehem,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of the thirty was Joab's brother Asahel. [The thirty leading men were] Elhanan (son of Dodo) from Bethlehem,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem;

New American Standard 1977
Asahel the brother of Joab was among the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Asahel, the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan, the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

King James 2000 Bible
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

American King James Version
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

American Standard Version
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Asael Joab's brother; he was among the thirty. Eleanan son of Dudi his uncle in Bethleem.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Asael the brother of Joab was one of the thirty, Elehanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem.

Darby Bible Translation
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

English Revised Version
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem;

Webster's Bible Translation
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Beth-lehem,

World English Bible
Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Young's Literal Translation
Asahel brother of Joab is of the thirty; Elhanan son of Dodo of Beth-Lehem.
Study Bible
David's Mighty Men
23He was the most honored of the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. And David appointed him over his guard. 24Now these were members of the Thirty: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo of Bethlehem, 25Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 2:18
The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was fleet of foot like a wild gazelle,

2 Samuel 23:23
He was the most honored of the Thirty, but he did not become one of the Three. And David appointed him over his guard.

1 Chronicles 27:7
The fourth commander, for the fourth month, was Joab's brother Asahel, and his son Zebadiah was commander after him. There were 24,000 men in his division.

Treasury of Scripture

Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

Asahel

2 Samuel 2:18
And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.

1 Chronicles 11:26
Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,

1 Chronicles 27:7
The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.







Lexicon
Now [these were members of] the Thirty:
בַּשְּׁלֹשִׁ֑ים (baš·šə·lō·šîm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

Asahel
אֵ֥ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6214: Asahel -- 'God has made', four Israelites

the brother
אֲחִֽי־ (’ă·ḥî-)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

of Joab,
יוֹאָ֖ב (yō·w·’āḇ)
Preposition, Article | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

Elhanan
אֶלְחָנָ֥ן (’el·ḥā·nān)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 445: Elhanan -- 'God has been gracious', two of David's leaders

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Dodo
דֹּד֖וֹ (dō·ḏōw)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1734: Dodo -- 'his beloved', three Israelites

of Bethlehem,
לָֽחֶם׃ (lā·ḥem)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1035: Bethlehem -- 'place of bread', a city in Judah, also a city in Zebulun
(24) Asahel.--As he was killed by Abner while David reigned over Judah only, it is plain that this list is not restricted to any one definite time in David's reign. Leaving out Asahel, however, the names that follow are exactly "thirty." Of but few of them is anything further known.

Verse 24. - The thirty. This order of knighthood consisted originally of thirty-three men, of whom three were of higher rank, and presided, probably, each over ten, while Joab was chief over them all. This arrangement of men in tens, with an officer over them. was, in fact, the normal rule among the Hebrews. The second triad is unusual, but is explained by the history. In honour of the exploit of bringing the water from the well of Bethlehem, this second order of three was instituted, lower than the three chiefs, but higher than the rest. The third of these is not mentioned, and the disappearance of the name is not the result of accident, but of purpose. Had it been a scribe's error, there would have been some trace of it in the versions. But if the name was erased, it must have been blotted out for treason, and we thus have two candidates for the vacant niche: one is Amasa, and the other Ahithophel. The name of Joab we cannot for one moment admit. He never was a traitor to David, nor would the latter, though king, have ventured to degrade one so powerful, and who continued to be commander-in-chief until David's death. Now, if Amasa is the same as the Amasai in 1 Chronicles 12:18, who was chief of the captains who came from Judah and Benjamin to David when he was in the hold, it is difficult to account for the absence of his name from the list of the thirty. Plainly, however, David did not regard his treason with strong displeasure, but was prepared, after Absalom's death, to make him commander-in-chief. But we must remember that a place in this second triad was gained by one exploit. The three were those who broke through the Philistine host, and fetched the water from Bethlehem. Such a deed would account for the close attachment between David and Ahithophel. He was the king's companion, and his familiar friend. It would account also for his suicide. His love to David had, for some unknown reason, turned to bitter hatred. He sought, not only David's life, but his dishonour. His feelings must have been highly excited before he could have worked himself up to such a pitch; and the reaction and disappointment would be equally extreme. He never could have faced David again, remembering the warmth of former love, and the shamelessness with which he had sought, not only his life, but to bring upon him public shame and ignominy. And his name would have been totally erased, and gone down into silence. Of Ahithophel's personal accomplishments as a brave warrior, we cannot doubt (see 2 Samuel 17:1), and his son Eliam was one of the mighties. (On a son and father both belonging to the order, see note on ver. 33.) Elhanan (see note on 2 Samuel 21:19). 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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