New International Version
from Judah, carrying shield and spear--6,800 armed for battle;
King James Bible
The children of Judah that bare shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, ready armed to the war.
Darby Bible Translation
The children of Judah that bore shield and spear were six thousand eight hundred, equipped for military service.
World English Bible
The children of Judah who bore shield and spear were six thousand and eight hundred, armed for war.
Young's Literal Translation
The sons of Judah, bearing target and spear, are six thousand and eight hundred, armed ones of the host.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And came to David to Hebron - That is, after the death of Ish-bosheth, Saul's son. See 2 Samuel 4:5.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
armed. or, prepared
LibraryDrill and Enthusiasm
'[Men that] could keep rank, they were not of double heart.'--1 CHRON. xii. 33. These words come from the muster-roll of the hastily raised army that brought David up to Hebron and made him King. The catalogue abounds in brief characterisations of the qualities of each tribe's contingent. For example, Issachar had 'understanding of the times.' Our text is spoken of the warriors of Zebulon, who had left their hills and their flocks in the far north, and poured down from their seats by the blue waters …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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1 Chronicles 12:23
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:
1 Chronicles 12:25
from Simeon, warriors ready for battle--7,100;
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