Then the Spirit1 came upon Amasai,2 chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, O David! We are with you, O son of Jesse! Success,3 success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you." So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
Some of the men of Manasseh defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. (He and his men did not help the Philistines because, after consultation, their rulers sent him away. They said, "It will cost us our heads if he deserts to his master Saul.")4