1 Chronicles 12:31
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New International Version
from half the tribe of Manasseh, designated by name to come and make David king--18,000;

King James Bible
And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

Darby Bible Translation
And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

World English Bible
Of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were mentioned by name, to come and make David king.

Young's Literal Translation
And of the half of the tribe of Manasseh are eighteen thousand, who have been defined by name, to come in to cause David to reign.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites - Abiathar was then high priest, and Jehoiada captain over the warriors of the house of Aaron.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the half tribe

Joshua 17:1-18 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh...

Library
Drill 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

Beneath his Banner
"Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse."--1 Chron. xii. 18. Mechthild of Hellfde, 1277. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 'Twixt God and thee but love shall be; 'Twixt earth and thee distrust and fear, 'Twixt sin and thee shall be hate and war; And hope shall be 'twixt Heaven and thee Till night is o'er.
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

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