1 Chronicles 12:16

16 Other Benjaminites and men from Judah also went to David at the stronghold.[a]

1 Chronicles 12:16 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 12:16

And there came of the men of Benjamin, and of Judah
Besides those before mentioned, ( 1 Chronicles 12:2 ) ,

to the hold unto David;
the same as in ( 1 Chronicles 12:8 ) .

1 Chronicles 12:16 In-Context

14 These Gadites were army commanders; the least of them was a match for a hundred, and the greatest of them 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.
16 Other Benjaminites and men from Judah also went to David at the stronghold.
17 David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come in peace to help me, my heart will be united with you, but if you have come to betray me to my enemies even though my hands have done no wrong, may the God of our ancestors look on it and judge."
18 Then the Spirit took control of Amasai, chief of the Thirty, [and he said]: [We are] yours, David, [we are] with you, son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to him who helps you, for your God helps you. So David received them and made them leaders of his troops.

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