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1 Now these are the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he could not move about freely because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men who helped him in war. 1 These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul son of Kish (they were among the warriors who helped him in battle;
2 They were bowmen, and could shoot arrows and sling stones with either the right or the left hand; they were Benjaminites, Saul's kinsmen. 2 they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were kinsmen of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin):
3 The chief was Ahi-e'zer, then Jo'ash, both sons of Shema'ah of Gib'e-ah; also Je'zi-el and Pelet the sons of Az'maveth; Ber'acah, Jehu of An'athoth, 3 Ahiezer their chief and Joash the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu the Anathothite,
4 Ishma'iah of Gibeon, a mighty man among the thirty and a leader over the thirty; Jeremiah, Jaha'ziel, Joha'nan, Joz'abad of Gede'rah, 4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the Thirty, who was a leader of the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
5 Elu'zai, Jer'imoth, Beali'ah, Shemari'ah, Shephati'ah the Har'uphite; 5 Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah and Shephatiah the Haruphite;
6 Elka'nah, Isshi'ah, Az'arel, Jo-e'zer, and Jasho'be-am, the Ko'rahites; 6 Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer and Jashobeam the Korahites;
7 and Joe'lah and Zebadi'ah, the sons of Jero'ham of Gedor. 7 and Joelah and Zebadiah the sons of Jeroham from Gedor.
8 From the Gadites there went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were swift as gazelles upon the mountains: 8 Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were brave warriors, ready for battle and able to handle the shield and spear. Their faces were the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles in the mountains.
9 Ezer the chief, Obadi'ah second, Eli'ab third, 9 Ezer was the chief, Obadiah the second in command, Eliab the third,
10 Mishman'nah fourth, Jeremiah fifth, 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
11 Attai sixth, Eli'el seventh, 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
12 Joha'nan eighth, Elza'bad ninth, 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
13 Jeremiah tenth, Mach'bannai eleventh. 13 Jeremiah the tenth and Macbannai the eleventh.
14 These Gadites were officers of the army, the lesser over a hundred and the greater over a thousand. 14 These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.
15 These are the men who crossed the Jordan in the first month, when it was overflowing all its banks, and put to flight all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west. 15 It was they who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks, and they put to flight everyone living in the valleys, to the east and to the west.
16 And some of the men of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold to David. 16 Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold.
17 David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come to me in friendship to help me, my heart will be knit to you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, although there is no wrong in my hands, then may the God of our fathers see and rebuke you." 17 David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come to me in peace, to help me, I am ready to have you unite with me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our fathers see it and judge you."
18 Then the Spirit came upon Ama'sai, chief of the thirty, and he said, "We are yours, O David; and with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you." Then David received them, and made them officers of his troops. 18 Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, O David! We are with you, O son of Jesse! Success, 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.
19 Some of the men of Manas'seh deserted to David when he came with the Philistines for the battle against Saul. (Yet he did not help them, for the rulers of the Philistines took counsel and sent him away, saying, "At peril to our heads he will desert to his master Saul.") 19 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.")
20 As he went to Ziklag these men of Manas'seh deserted to him: Adnah, Joz'abad, Jedi'a-el, Michael, Joz'abad, Eli'hu, and Zil'lethai, chiefs of thousands in Manas'seh. 20 When David went to Ziklag, these were the men of Manasseh who defected to him: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai, leaders of units of a thousand in Manasseh.
21 They helped David against the band of raiders; for they were all mighty men of valor, and were commanders in the army. 21 They helped David against raiding bands, for all of them were brave warriors, and they were commanders in his army.
22 For from day to day men kept coming to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of God. 22 Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God.
23 These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops, who came to David in Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, according to the word of the LORD. 23 These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingdom over to him, as the LORD had said:
24 The men of Judah bearing shield and spear were six thousand eight hundred armed troops. 24 men of Judah, carrying shield and spear--6,800 armed for battle;
25 Of the Simeonites, mighty men of valor for war, seven thousand one hundred. 25 men of Simeon, warriors ready for battle--7,100;
26 Of the Levites four thousand six hundred. 26 men of Levi--4,600,
27 The prince Jehoi'ada, of the house of Aaron, and with him three thousand seven hundred. 27 including Jehoiada, leader of the family of Aaron, with %"3,700 men,
28 Zadok, a young man mighty in valor, and twenty-two commanders from his own father's house. 28 and Zadok, a brave young warrior, with 22 officers from his family;
29 Of the Benjaminites, the kinsmen of Saul, three thousand, of whom the majority had hitherto kept their allegiance to the house of Saul. 29 men of Benjamin, Saul's kinsmen--3,000, most of whom had remained loyal to Saul's house until then;
30 Of the E'phraimites twenty thousand eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous men in their fathers' houses. 30 men of Ephraim, brave warriors, famous in their own clans--20,800;
31 Of the half-tribe of Manas'seh eighteen thousand, who were expressly named to come and make David king. 31 men of half the tribe of Manasseh, designated by name to come and make David king--18,000;
32 Of Is'sachar men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, two hundred chiefs, and all their kinsmen under their command. 32 men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do--200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;
33 Of Zeb'ulun fifty thousand seasoned troops, equipped for battle with all the weapons of war, to help David with singleness of purpose. 33 men of Zebulun, experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty--50,000;
34 Of Naph'tali a thousand commanders with whom were thirty-seven thousand men armed with shield and spear. 34 men of Naphtali--1,000 officers, together with 37,000 men carrying shields and spears;
35 Of the Danites twenty-eight thousand six hundred men equipped for battle. 35 men of Dan, ready for battle--28,600;
36 Of Asher forty thousand seasoned troops ready for battle. 36 men of Asher, experienced soldiers prepared for battle--40,000;
37 Of the Reubenites and Gadites and the half-tribe of Manas'seh from beyond the Jordan, one hundred and twenty thousand men armed with all the weapons of war. 37 and from east of the Jordan, men of Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh, armed with every type of weapon--120,000.
38 All these, men of war, arrayed in battle order, came to Hebron with full intent to make David king over all Israel; likewise all the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king. 38 All these were fighting men who volunteered to serve in the ranks. They came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel. All the rest of the Israelites were also of one mind to make David king.
39 And they were there with David for three days, eating and drinking, for their brethren had made preparation for them. 39 The men spent three days there with David, eating and drinking, for their families had supplied provisions for them.
40 And also their neighbors, from as far as Is'sachar and Zeb'ulun and Naph'tali, came bringing food on asses and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of meal, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel. 40 Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.