2 Samuel 18:1

1 David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.

Read 2 Samuel 18:1 Using Other Translations

And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them.
Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds.
David now mustered the men who were with him and appointed generals and captains to lead them.

What does 2 Samuel 18:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 18:1

And David numbered the people that [were] with him
Which Josephus says F4 were four thousand; but one would think there should be more by what follows:

and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them;
he divided his army into companies, which consisted some of a thousand and others of a hundred; over each of which he set captains, to lead them on, direct, and command them in battle.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 10. sect. 1.
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