1 Chronicles 12 (Wycliffe)

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1 Also these came to David in Ziklag, when he fled yet from Saul, the son of Kish; the which were full strong men and noble fighters, (And these men also came to David in Ziklag, when he had fled from Saul, the son of Kish; and they were very strong men, and able and valiant fighters,) 2 bending bow, and casting stones with slings with ever either hand, and directing arrows; of the brethren of Saul of Benjamin (of the kinsmen of Saul of Benjamin), 3 the prince Ahiezer (the leader was Ahiezer), and Joash, the sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu of Anathoth; 4 also Ismaiah of Gibeon was (one of) the strongest among (the) thirty, and above (the) thirty; Jeremy, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad (the) Gederathite, (and Ismaiah of Gibeon was one of the strongest among The Thirty, and a leader of The Thirty; Jeremiah, and Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josabad the Gederathite,) 5 Eluzai, and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and Shemariah, and Shephatiah (the) Haruphite, 6 Elkanah, and Jesiah, and Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashobeam, of Korhites, 7 and Joelah, and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor. 8 But also (some) of (the) Gadites? strongest men, and best fighters, holding shield and spear, fled over to David, when he was hid in desert; the faces of them as the face of a lion, and they were swift as caprets in hills. (And some of the Gadites strongest men, and best fighters, holding shield and spear, fled over to David, when he was hid in the wilderness; their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the hills.) 9 Ezer was the prince (Ezer was their leader), Obadiah the second, Eliab the third, 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremy the fifth, 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, 13 Jeremy the tenth (Jeremiah the tenth), Machbanai the eleventh; 14 these of the sons of Gad were princes of the host; and the least, that is, he that had the least power, was sovereign over an hundred knights, and the most was over a thousand. (these of the Gadites were leaders of the army; and the least, that is, he who had the least power, was the ruler of a hundred horsemen, and he who had the most power, ruled over a thousand.) 15 These it be that passed over (the) Jordan in the first month, when it was wont to flow over his brinks; and they drove away all men, that is, heathen men, that dwelled in the valleys at the east coast, and [at the] west coast. (These it were who passed over the Jordan River in the first month, when it was wont to overflow its banks; and they drove away all the people, that is, all the heathen, who lived in the valleys to the east, and to the west.) 16 And also (some) men of Benjamin and of Judah came to the stronghold, wherein David dwelled (where David lived). 17 And David went out against them, and said, If ye come peaceable to me, for to help me, mine heart be joined to you; forsooth if ye set ambush to me for mine adversaries, since I have not wickedness in the hands, God of our fathers see and deem. (And David went out to meet them, and said, If ye have come in peace to me, yea, to help me, my heart shall be joined to you; but if ye set ambush against me for my adversaries, since I have no wickedness in my hands, let the God of our fathers see and judge.) 18 And the spirit clothed Amasai, the prince among (the) thirty, and he said, O! David, we be thine, and thou, son of Jesse, we shall be with thee; peace, peace to thee, and peace to thine helpers, for thy Lord God helpeth thee. Therefore David received them, and made [them] princes of the company. (And the spirit clothed Amasai, later the leader of The Thirty, and he said, O! David, we be thine, and thou, son of Jesse, we shall be with thee; peace, peace to thee, and peace to thine helpers, for the Lord thy God helpeth thee. And so David received them, and made them leaders in his army.) 19 And (some) men of Manasseh fled over to David, when he came with Philistines to fight against Saul, and he fought not with them; for after that the princes of Philistines had taken counsel, they sent him again, and said, With peril of our head, he shall turn again to Saul his lord. (And some men of Manasseh fled over to David, when he came with the Philistines to fight against Saul, though he did not fight with them; for after that the princes, or the leaders, of the Philistines had taken counsel, they sent him away, for they said, He shall return to his lord Saul, at the peril of our own heads.) 20 Therefore when David turned again into Ziklag, men of Manasseh fled over to him, Adnah, and Jozabad, Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, princes of knights in Manasseh. (And so when David returned to Ziklag, these men of Manasseh fled over to him; Adnah, and Jozabad, Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai; each of them was a leader of a thousand horsemen in Manasseh.) 21 These men gave help to David against [the] thieves; for all were full strong [men], and were made princes in the host. (These men gave help to David against the thieves; for they were all very strong men, and were made leaders in his army.) 22 But also by each day men came to David, for to help him, till that the number was made (as) great as the host of God. 23 Also this is the number of [the] princes of the host that came to David, when he was in Hebron, that they should translate the realm of Saul to him, by the word of the Lord; (And these are the numbers of the armed companies who came to David, when he was in Hebron, so that they could help get Saul's kingdom for him, by the word of the Lord;) 24 (of) the sons of Judah, bearing shield and spear, six thousand and eight hundred, ready to battle (ready for battle); 25 of the sons of Simeon, seven thousand and an hundred, of (the) strongest men (for) to fight; 26 of the sons of Levi, four thousand and six hundred; 27 also Jehoiada, prince of the generation of Aaron, and three thousand and seven hundred with him; (and Jehoiada, the leader of Aaron's descendants, and three thousand and seven hundred men with him;) 28 also Zadok (and Zadok), a young man of noble wit, and the house of his father, two and twenty princes; 29 and of the sons of Benjamin, the brethren of Saul, three thousand; for a great part of them followed yet the house of Saul; (and of the sons of Benjamin, Saul's kinsmen, three thousand men; for a great part of them still followed the house of Saul;) 30 and of the sons of Ephraim, twenty thousand and eight hundred, full strong men in bodily might, men named in their families (famous men in their families); 31 and of the half part of the lineage of Manasseh, eighteen thousand; all came by their names, to make David king; (and of the western half of the tribe of Manasseh, eighteen thousand; each chosen by their name, to come and help make David king;) 32 also of the sons of Issachar, two hundred princes, learned men, that knew (at) each time to command what the people of Israel ought to do; and all the remnant of the lineage followed the counsels of them; (and of the sons of Issachar, two hundred leaders, learned men, who knew every time what to command the people of Israel to do; and all the remnant of their tribe followed their counsel;) 33 and of Zebulun came fifty thousand into his help, not in double heart, which went out to battle, and stood in the battle array, and were made ready with armours of battle; (and of Zebulun came fifty thousand to help him, not of double heart, but who went out to battle, and stood in the battle array, ready with the arms, or the weapons, of battle;) 34 and of Naphtali a thousand princes, and with them came seven and thirty thousand men, arrayed with shield and spear; (and of Naphtali a thousand leaders, and with them came thirty-seven thousand men, arrayed with shield and spear;) 35 also of Dan, eight and twenty thousand and six hundred men, made ready to battle; (and of Dan, twenty-eight thousand and six hundred men, ready for battle;) 36 and of Asher forty thousand men, going out to battle, and stirred to battle in the battle array. 37 And beyond (the) Jordan, of the sons of Reuben, and of Gad, and of the half part of the lineage of Manasseh, sixscore thousand men, arrayed with armours of battle. (And from the east side of the Jordan River, of the sons of Reuben, and of Gad, and of the eastern half of the tribe of Manasseh, one hundred and twenty thousand men, ready with the arms, or the weapons, of battle.) 38 All these men warriors and ready to battle, came with perfect heart into Hebron, to make David king upon all Israel (All these men of war and ready for battle, came with perfect heart to Hebron, to make David king upon all Israel); but also all the residue of Israel were of one heart, that David should be made king upon all Israel. 39 And they were there at David three days, and ate and drank; for their brethren had made ready to them; (And they were there with David for three days, and ate and drank; for their kinsmen had made provisions for them;) 40 but also they that were nigh them, till to Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought loaves on asses, and camels, and mules, and oxen, for to eat; (and also) meal, bundles of pressed figs, and dried grapes, wine, and oil, oxen and wethers, to all plenty (in all plenty); for joy was in Israel.
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