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2 Samuel 6:1

The Ark Brought to Jerusalem

1 David again brought together all the able young men of Israel—thirty thousand.

Read 2 Samuel 6:1 Using Other Translations

Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.
David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.
Then David again gathered all the elite troops in Israel, 30,000 in all.

What does 2 Samuel 6:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 6:1

Again, David gathered together all [the] chosen [men] of
Israel, thirty thousand.
] Which was done by the advice of his officers, ( 1 Chronicles 13:1 ) ; the word "again" refers either to the gathering of them when they made him king in Hebron, as the Jewish writers generally observe; but then they gathered themselves, and not David: or rather to his gathering them to fight the Philistines a little while ago; and as they were the choice and young men that were gathered for war, as being the fittest, so now to fetch up the ark with dancing and singing, and to protect it; the Septuagint version says they were about seventy thousand; but the Targum, Syriac, and Arabic versions, have thirty thousand, agreeably to the Hebrew text.

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