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2 Samuel 23:9

9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammima for battle. Then the Israelites retreated,

Read 2 Samuel 23:9 Using Other Translations

And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:
And next to him among the three mighty men was Eleazar the son of Dodo, son of Ahohi. He was with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel withdrew.
Next in rank among the Three was Eleazar son of Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah. Once Eleazar and David stood together against the Philistines when the entire Israelite army had fled.

What does 2 Samuel 23:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 23:9

And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite
Or the son of Ahohi, perhaps the same with Ahoah, a descendant of Benjamin, ( 1 Chronicles 8:4 ) ; this Eleazar was the next to the Tachmonite, the second worthy of the first class:

[one] of the three mighty men with David;
the second of the three valiant men that were with David in his wars, and fought with him, and for him:

when they defied the Philistines;
clapped their hands at them, gloried over them, daring them to come and light them; so did David and his mighty men, as Goliath had defied them before:

[that] were there gathered together to battle;
at Pasdammim, as appears from ( 1 Chronicles 11:13 ) ;

and the men of Israel were gone away;
fled when they saw the Philistines gather together to fight them, notwithstanding they had defied them; and so David, and his three mighty men, were left alone to combat with the Philistines.

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