New International Version
from Naphtali--1,000 officers, together with 37,000 men carrying shields and spears;
King James Bible
And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty and seven thousand.
Darby Bible Translation
And of Naphtali a thousand captains, and with them thirty-seven thousand with shield and spear.
World English Bible
Of Naphtali one thousand captains, and with them with shield and spear thirty-seven thousand.
Young's Literal Translation
And of Naphtali, a thousand heads, and with them, with target and spear, are thirty and seven thousand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Children of Issachar - According to the Targum they were all astronomers and astrologers: "and the sons of Issachar, who had understanding to know the times, and were skilled in fixing the beginnings of years, the commencement of months, and the intercalation of months and years; skillful in the changes of the moon, and in fixing the lunar solemnities to their proper times; skillful also in the doctrine of the solar periods; astrologers in signs and stars, that they might show Israel what to do; and their teachers were two hundred chiefs of the Sanhedrin: and all their brethren excelled in the words of the law, and were endued with wisdom, and were obedient to their command." - T. It appears that in their wisdom, experience, and skill, their brethren had the fullest confidence; and nothing was done but by their direction and advice.
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'[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 …
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1 Chronicles 12:33
from Zebulun, experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty--50,000;
1 Chronicles 12:35
from Dan, ready for battle--28,600;
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