New Living Translation
"Get your swords!" was David's reply as he strapped on his own. Then 400 men started off with David, and 200 remained behind to guard their equipment.
King James Bible
And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
Darby Bible Translation
And David said to his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword; and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the baggage.
World English Bible
David said to his men, "Every man put on his sword!" Every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David; and two hundred stayed by the baggage.
Young's Literal Translation
And David saith to his men, 'Gird ye on each his sword;' and they gird on each his sword, and David also girdeth on his sword, and there go up after David about four hundred men, and two hundred have remained by the vessels.
1 Samuel 25:13 Parallel
Commentary1 Samuel 25:13 Parallel Commentaries
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. "There is nothing," says Socrates to Cephalus in the Republic, "I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom it is right to learn the character of the way, whether it is rugged or difficult, or smooth and easy" (p. 328 E.). It is to such an aged traveller that we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. And though he is one of the lesser-known characters …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The Promise in 2 Samuel, Chap. vii.
1 Samuel 22:2
Then others began coming--men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented--until David was the captain of about 400 men.
1 Samuel 23:13
So David and his men--about 600 of them now--left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn't go to Keilah after all.
1 Samuel 25:12
So David's young men returned and told him what Nabal had said.
1 Samuel 27:2
So David took his 600 men and went over and joined Achish son of Maoch, the king of Gath.
1 Samuel 30:24
Who will listen when you talk like this? We share and share alike--those who go to battle and those who guard the equipment."
2 Samuel 15:18
to let all the king's men move past to lead the way. There were 600 men from Gath who had come with David, along with the king's bodyguard.
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