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1 Chronicles 12

NIRV 1 Some fighting men came to David at Ziklag. They were among those who helped him in battle. David had been forced to hide from Saul, the son of Kish. NIV 1 These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul son of Kish (they were among the warriors who helped him in battle; NIRV 2 The men were armed with bows. They were able to shoot arrows or throw stones from a sling with either hand. They were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin. Here is a list of them. NIV 2 they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin): NIRV 3 Their chief Ahiezer and Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth Beracah Jehu from Anathoth NIV 3 Ahiezer their chief and Joash the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Berakah, Jehu the Anathothite, NIRV 4 Ishmaiah, the Gibeonite, who was a mighty man among the Thirty and a leader of the Thirty Jeremiah Jahaziel Johanan Jozabad from Gederah NIV 4 and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty warrior among the Thirty, who was a leader of the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite, NIRV 5 Eluzai Jerimoth Bealiah Shemariah Shephatiah, the Haruphite NIV 5 Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah and Shephatiah the Haruphite; NIRV 6 the Korahites Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer and Jashobeam NIV 6 Elkanah, Ishiah, Azarel, Joezer and Jashobeam the Korahites; NIRV 7 Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham from Gedor NIV 7 and Joelah and Zebadiah the sons of Jeroham from Gedor. NIRV 8 Some men of Gad went over to David's side at his usual place of safety in the desert. They were brave fighting men. They were ready for battle. They were able to use shields and spears. Their faces were like the faces of lions. They could run as fast as antelopes in the mountains. NIV 8 Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the wilderness. They were brave warriors, ready for battle and able to handle the shield and spear. Their faces were the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles in the mountains. NIRV 9 Ezer was their chief. Obadiah was next in command. Eliab was third. NIV 9 Ezer was the chief, Obadiah the second in command, Eliab the third, NIRV 10 Mishmannah was fourth. Jeremiah was fifth. NIV 10 Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth, NIRV 11 Attai was sixth. Eliel was seventh. NIV 11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh, NIRV 12 Johanan was eighth. Elzabad was ninth. NIV 12 Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth, NIRV 13 Jeremiah was tenth. And Macbannai was eleventh. NIV 13 Jeremiah the tenth and Makbannai the eleventh. NIRV 14 All of those men of Gad were army commanders. The least important of them was equal to 100 men. The most important was equal to 1,000. NIV 14 These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand. NIRV 15 They went across the Jordan River when it was flowing over its banks. That happened in the first month of spring. They chased away everyone who lived in the valleys. They chased them away from the east and west sides of the river. NIV 15 It was they who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks, and they put to flight everyone living in the valleys, to the east and to the west. NIRV 16 Some men from the territories of Benjamin and Judah also came to David at his usual place of safety. NIV 16 Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold. NIRV 17 David went out to meet them. He said to them, "Have you come to me in peace? Have you come to help me? If you have, I'm ready to have you join me. But suppose you have come to hand me over to my enemies when I haven't even harmed anyone. Then may the God of our people see it and judge you." NIV 17 David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come to me in peace to help me, I am ready for you to join me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our ancestors see it and judge you.” NIRV 18 The Spirit of God came on Amasai. He was chief of the Thirty. He said, "David, we belong to you! Son of Jesse, we're on your side! May you have great success. May those who help you also have success. Your God will help you." So David welcomed them. He made them leaders in his army. NIV 18 Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.” So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands. NIRV 19 Some men of Manasseh went over to David's side when he marched out with the Philistines to fight against Saul. But David and his men didn't help the Philistines. That's because after all of the Philistine rulers had discussed the matter, they sent him away. They said, "Suppose he deserts to his master Saul. Then our heads will be cut off!" NIV 19 Some of the tribe of Manasseh defected to David when he went with the Philistines to fight against Saul. (He and his men did not help the Philistines because, after consultation, their rulers sent him away. They said, “It will cost us our heads if he deserts to his master Saul.”) NIRV 20 So David went to Ziklag. Here are the men of Manasseh who went over to his side. They were Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai. They were leaders of companies of 1,000 men in Manasseh. NIV 20 When David went to Ziklag, these were the men of Manasseh who defected to him: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai, leaders of units of a thousand in Manasseh. NIRV 21 They helped David fight against enemy armies. All of the men of Manasseh were brave fighting men. They were commanders in David's army. NIV 21 They helped David against raiding bands, for all of them were brave warriors, and they were commanders in his army. NIRV 22 Day after day men came to help him. Soon he had a large army. It was like the army of God. NIV 22 Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God. NIRV 23 Large numbers of men came to David at Hebron. They were prepared for battle. They came to hand Saul's kingdom over to him, just as the LORD had said. Here are the numbers of the men who came. NIV 23 These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him, as the LORD had said: NIRV 24 The men from Judah carried shields and spears. They were prepared for battle. The total number of them was %"6,800. NIV 24 from Judah, carrying shield and spear—6,800 armed for battle; NIRV 25 The fighting men from Simeon were ready for battle. The total number of them was %"7,100. NIV 25 from Simeon, warriors ready for battle—7,100; NIRV 26 The total number of men from Levi was %"4,600. NIV 26 from Levi—4,600, NIRV 27 They included Jehoiada. He was the leader of the family of Aaron. He came with %"3,700 men. NIV 27 including Jehoiada, leader of the family of Aaron, with 3,700 men, NIRV 28 They also included Zadok. He was a brave young fighter. He came with 22 officers from his family. NIV 28 and Zadok, a brave young warrior, with 22 officers from his family; NIRV 29 The men from Benjamin were Saul's relatives. Most of them had remained faithful to Saul's family until that time. The total number of them was %"3,000. NIV 29 from Benjamin, Saul’s tribe—3,000, most of whom had remained loyal to Saul’s house until then; NIRV 30 The men from Ephraim were brave fighting men. They were famous in their own family groups. The total number of them was 20,800. NIV 30 from Ephraim, brave warriors, famous in their own clans—20,800; NIRV 31 The men from half of the tribe of Manasseh had been chosen by name to come and make David king. The total number of them was 18,000. NIV 31 from half the tribe of Manasseh, designated by name to come and make David king—18,000; NIRV 32 The men from Issachar understood what was going on at that time. They knew what Israel should do. The total number of their chiefs was 200. They came with all of their relatives who were under their command. NIV 32 from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command; NIRV 33 The men from Zebulun knew how to fight well. That's because they had done it many times before. They were prepared for battle. They had every kind of weapon. They came to help David with their whole heart. The total number of them was 50,000. NIV 33 from Zebulun, experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty—50,000; NIRV 34 The total number of officers from Naphtali was %"1,000. They came with 37,000 men who carried shields and spears. NIV 34 from Naphtali—1,000 officers, together with 37,000 men carrying shields and spears; NIRV 35 The men from Dan were ready for battle. The total number of them was 28,600. NIV 35 from Dan, ready for battle—28,600; NIRV 36 The men from Asher knew how to fight well. That's because they had done it many times before. They were prepared for battle. The total number of them was 40,000. NIV 36 from Asher, experienced soldiers prepared for battle—40,000; NIRV 37 The men from the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh were armed with every kind of weapon. The men came from the east side of the Jordan River. The total number of them was 120,000. NIV 37 and from east of the Jordan, from Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh, armed with every type of weapon—120,000. NIRV 38 All of those fighting men offered to serve in the army. Before they came to Hebron, they had agreed completely to make David king over all of the people of Israel. All of the rest of the people also agreed to make David king. NIV 38 All these were fighting men who volunteered to serve in the ranks. They came to Hebron fully determined to make David king over all Israel. All the rest of the Israelites were also of one mind to make David king. NIRV 39 The men spent three days there with David. They ate and drank what their families had given them. NIV 39 The men spent three days there with David, eating and drinking, for their families had supplied provisions for them. NIRV 40 Their neighbors also brought food. They brought it on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. They came from as far away as the territories of Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali. There was plenty of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep. The people of Israel brought all of those things because they were so happy. NIV 40 Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, cattle and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.

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