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.
Darby Bible Translation
Was he not most honourable of three? and he was their captain; but he did not attain 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
i. e., "Was he not the most honorable of the three of the second order, howbeit, he attained not to the three," the triad, namely, which consisted of Jashobeam, Eleazar, and Shammah. That two triads are mentioned is a simple fact, although only five names are given.
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2 Samuel 23:18
Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the thirty. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three.
2 Samuel 23:20
Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.
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