1 Chronicles 12:26
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English Standard Version
Of the Levites 4,600.

King James Bible
Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

American Standard Version
Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of the sons of Levi, four thousand six hundred.

English Revised Version
Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of the children of Levi four thousand and six hundred.

1 Chronicles 12:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Manassites who went over to David before the last battle of the Philistines against Saul. - על גפל, to fall to one, is used specially of deserters in war who desert their lord and go over to the enemy: cf. 2 Kings 25:11; 1 Samuel 29:3. אל יפּול, in the last clause of the verse, is a synonymous expression. The Manassites went over "when David went with the Philistines against Israel to the war, and (yet) helped them not; for upon advisement (בּעצה, cf. Proverbs 20:18), the lords of the Philistines had sent him away, saying, 'For our heads, he will fall away to his master Saul.' " 1 Samuel 29:2-11 contains the historical commentary on this event. When the lords of the Philistines collected their forces to march against Saul, David, who had found refuge with King Achish, was compelled to join the host of that prince with his band. But when the other Philistine princes saw the Hebrews, they demanded that they should be sent out of the army, as they feared that David might turn upon them during the battle, and so win favour by his treachery with Saul his lord. See the commentary on 1 Samuel 29:1-11. בּראשׁנוּ, for our heads, i.e., for the price of them, giving them as a price to obtain a friendly reception from Saul (cf. 1 Samuel 29:4). In consequence of this remonstrance, Achish requested David to return with his warriors to Ziklag. On this return march ("as he went to Ziklag," cf. with בּלכתּו the ללכת of 1 Samuel 29:11), and consequently before the battle in which Saul lost his life (Berth.), and not after Saul's great misfortune, as Ewald thinks, the Manassites whose names follow went over to David. The seven named in 1 Chronicles 12:20 were "heads of the thousands of Manasseh," i.e., of the great families into which the tribe of Manasseh was divided, and as such were leaders of the Manassite forces in war: cf. Numbers 31:14 with Exodus 18:25, and the commentary on the latter passage.

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1 Chronicles 12:25 Of the sons of Simeon, mighty men of valor for war, 7, 100.

1 Chronicles 12:27 Now Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were 3, 700,

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1 Chronicles 12:25
Of the Simeonites, mighty men of valor for war, 7,100.

1 Chronicles 12:27
The prince Jehoiada, of the house of Aaron, and with him 3,700.

1 Chronicles 15:4
And David gathered together the sons of Aaron and the Levites:

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