2 Samuel 18:1
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New International Version
David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

King James Bible
And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Darby Bible Translation
And David marshalled the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

World English Bible
David numbered the people who were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.

Young's Literal Translation
And David inspecteth the people who are with him, and setteth over them heads of thousands and heads of hundreds,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And set captains of thousands - By this time David's small company was greatly recruited; but what its number was we cannot tell. Josephus says it amounted to four thousand men. Others have supposed that they amounted to ten thousand; for thus they understand a clause in 2 Samuel 18:3, which they think should be read, We are now ten thousand strong.

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numbered

Exodus 17:9 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek...

Joshua 8:10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.

captains of thousands

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground...

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The Wail of a Broken Heart
'Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's dale; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance; and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom's Place. 19. Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, and bear the king tidings, how that the Lord hath avenged him of his enemies. 20. And Joab said unto him. Thou shalt not bear tidings this day, but thou shalt bear tidings another day; but
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 18:25
He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

Numbers 31:14
Moses was angry with the officers of the army--the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds--who returned from the battle.

1 Samuel 22:7
He said to them, "Listen, men of Benjamin! Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make all of you commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?

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