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1 Chronicles 12 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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David's Supporters in Ziklag

(1Sa 22:1, 2 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:1 - Now these are the ones who came to David at Ziklag, while he was still restricted because of Saul the son of Kish; and they were among the mighty men who helped him in war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:2 - They were equipped with bows, using both the right hand and the left to sling stones and to shoot arrows from the bow; they were Saul’s kinsmen from Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:3 - The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth, and Beracah and Jehu the Anathothite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:4 - and Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the thirty, and over the thirty. [fn]Then Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, Jozabad the Gederathite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:5 - [fn]Eluzai, Jerimoth, Bealiah, Shemariah, Shephatiah the Haruphite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:6 - Elkanah, Isshiah, Azarel, Joezer, Jashobeam, the Korahites,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:7 - and Joelah and Zebadiah, the sons of Jeroham of Gedor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - From the Gadites there [fn]came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:9 - Ezer was the first, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:10 - Mishmannah the fourth, Jeremiah the fifth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:11 - Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:12 - Johanan the eighth, Elzabad the ninth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:13 - Jeremiah the tenth, Machbannai the eleventh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:14 - These of the sons of Gad were [fn]captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:15 - These are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month when it was overflowing all its banks and they put to flight all those in the valleys, both to the east and to the west.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:16 - Then some of the sons of Benjamin and Judah came to the stronghold to David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:17 - David went out to meet them, and said to them, “If you come peacefully to me to help me, my heart shall be united with you; but if to betray me to my adversaries, since there is no [fn]wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look on it and decide.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - Then the Spirit [fn]came upon Amasai, who was the chief of the thirty, and he said,
We are yours, O David,
And with you, O son of Jesse!
Peace, peace to you,
And peace to him who helps you;
Indeed, your God helps you!”
Then David received them and made them [fn]captains of the band.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:19 - From Manasseh also some defected to David when he was about to go to battle with the Philistines against Saul. But they did not help them, for the lords of the Philistines after consultation sent him away, saying, “At the cost of our heads he may defect to his master Saul.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:20 - As he went to Ziklag there defected to him from Manasseh: Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai, [fn]captains of thousands who belonged to Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:21 - They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the army.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:22 - For day by day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army like the army of God.

Supporters Gathered at Hebron

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 - Now these are the numbers of the [fn]divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the [fn]word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:24 - The sons of Judah who bore shield and spear were 6,800, equipped for war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:25 - Of the sons of Simeon, mighty men of valor for war, 7,100.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:26 - Of the sons of Levi 4,600.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:27 - Now Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were 3,700,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:28 - also Zadok, a young man mighty of valor, and of his father’s house twenty-two captains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:29 - Of the sons of Benjamin, Saul’s kinsmen, 3,000; for until now the greatest part of them had kept their allegiance to the house of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:30 - Of the sons of Ephraim 20,800, mighty men of valor, famous men in their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:31 - Of the half-tribe of Manasseh 18,000, who were designated by name to come and make David king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:32 - Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:33 - Of Zebulun, there were 50,000 who went out in the army, who could draw up in battle formation with all kinds of weapons of war and helped David [fn]with an undivided heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:34 - Of Naphtali there were 1,000 captains, and with them 37,000 with shield and spear.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:35 - Of the Danites who could draw up in battle formation, there were 28,600.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:36 - Of Asher there were 40,000 who went out in the army to draw up in battle formation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:37 - From the other side of the Jordan, of the Reubenites and the Gadites and of the half-tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 with all kinds of weapons of war for the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:38 - All these, being men of war who could draw up in battle formation, came to Hebron with a perfect heart to make David king over all Israel; and all the rest also of Israel were of one mind to make David king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:39 - They were there with David three days, eating and drinking, for their kinsmen had prepared for them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.
NASB95 Footnotes
In Heb the beginning of v 5, making 41 vv in ch
V 6 in Heb
Literally: separated themselves
Or, chiefs
Literally: violence
Literally: clothed
Or, chiefs
Or, chiefs
Literally: heads
Literally: mouth
Literally: not of double heart

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