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 1 Chronicles 12:1 - 22
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   Book of 1 Chronicles
   Chapter 12
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
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;
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were kinsmen of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin):
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ahiezer their chief and Joash the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu the Anathothite,
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the Thirty, who was a leader of the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah and Shephatiah the Haruphite;
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer and Jashobeam the Korahites;
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and Joelah and Zebadiah the sons of Jeroham from Gedor.
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. 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.
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ezer was the chief, Obadiah the second in command, Eliab the third,
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jeremiah the tenth and Macbannai the eleventh.
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come to me in peace, to help me, I am ready to have you unite with me. But if you have come to betray me to my enemies when my hands are free from violence, may the God of our fathers see it and judge you."
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: "We are yours, O David! We are with you, O 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.
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some of the men 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.")
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They helped David against raiding bands, for all of them were brave warriors, and they were commanders in his army.
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God. F76
 

FOOTNOTES:
F76 Or a great and mighty army

 
 

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