1 Chronicles 11:21
New International Version
He was doubly honored above the Three and became their commander, even though he was not included among them.

New Living Translation
Abishai was the most famous of the Thirty and was their commander, though he was not one of the Three.

English Standard Version
He was the most renowned of the thirty and became their commander, but he did not attain to the three.

Berean Study Bible
He was doubly honored above the Three, and he became their commander, even though he was not included among the Three.

New American Standard Bible
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored and became their commander; however, he did not attain to the first three.

New King James Version
Of the three he was more honored than the other two men. Therefore he became their captain. However he did not attain to the first three.

King James Bible
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two; for he was their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Christian Standard Bible
He was more honored than the Three and became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.

Contemporary English Version
and was more famous than the rest of the Thirty Warriors. He was their commander, but he never became one of the Three Warriors.

Good News Translation
He was the most famous of "The Thirty" and became their leader, but he was not as famous as "The Three."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was more honored than the Three and became their commander even though he did not become one of the Three.

International Standard Version
He was more well-known than the Three, but he never attained the stature of the Three.

NET Bible
From the three he was given double honor and he became their officer, even though he was not one of them.

New Heart English Bible
He was the most illustrious of the Thirty, and he became their leader. However, he did not attain to the Three.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
although he was honored more than they were. So he became their captain but didn't become a member of the three.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honourable, and was made their captain; howbeit he attained not to the first three.

New American Standard 1977
Of the three in the second rank he was the most honored, and became their commander; however, he did not attain to the first three.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of the three, he obtained the most honour in this second group of three, for he was their prince; however, he did not attain to the first three.

King James 2000 Bible
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: however he attained not to the first three.

American King James Version
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: however, he attained not to the first three.

American Standard Version
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He was more famous than the two others of the three, and he was chief over them; yet he reached not to the first three.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And illustrious among the second three, and their captain: but yet he attained not to the first three.

Darby Bible Translation
Of the three he was more honourable than the two, and he was their captain; but he did not attain to the [first] three.

English Revised Version
Of the three, he was more honourable than the two and was made their captain: howbeit he attained not to the first three.

Webster's Bible Translation
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: but he attained not to the first three.

World English Bible
Of the three, he was more honorable than the two, and was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the [first] three.

Young's Literal Translation
Of the three by the two he is honoured, and becometh their head; and unto the first three he hath not come.
Study Bible
David's Mighty Men
20Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of the Three, and he lifted his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and won a name along with the Three. 21Among the thirty he was most honored, and he became their commander, even though he was not included among the Three. 22And Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a man of valor from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. He struck down two champions of Moab, and on a snowy day he went down into a pit and killed a lion.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 23:18
Now Abishai, the brother of Joab and son of Zeruiah, was chief of the Three, and he lifted his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and won a name along with the Three.

1 Chronicles 11:20
Now Abishai, the brother of Joab, was chief of the Three, and he lifted his spear against three hundred men, killed them, and won a name along with the Three.

1 Chronicles 11:22
And Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a man of many exploits. He struck down two champions of Moab, and on a snowy day he went down into a pit and killed a lion.

Treasury of Scripture

Of the three, he was more honorable than the two; for he was their captain: however, he attained not to the first three.

howbeit

Matthew 13:8
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

1 Corinthians 15:41
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.







Lexicon
Among
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the thirty
הַשְּׁלוֹשָׁ֤ה (haš·šə·lō·wō·šāh)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

he was most
בַשְּׁנַ֙יִם֙ (ḇaš·šə·na·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

honored,
נִכְבָּ֔ד (niḵ·bāḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

and he became
וַיְהִ֥י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

their commander,
לְשָׂ֑ר (lə·śār)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

even though he was not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

included
בָֽא׃ (ḇā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

among the Three.
הַשְּׁלוֹשָׁ֖ה (haš·šə·lō·wō·šāh)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice
(21) Of the three, he was more honourable than the two.--The Hebrew text here varies from Samuel, which has "Above (or out of) the three, was he not honoured? n The reading of Chronicles seems to be an exegetical alteration of this, and should probably be rendered, "Above the three of the second rank he was honoured," i.e., he was the most honoured member of the second triad. So the Vulg., et inter tres secun-dos inclitus. The LXX. has ??? ??? ????? ???? ??? ??????? ("Of the three, renowned above the two"). But the Hebrew expression, which means literally, "in the two," seems plainly to indicate a second group of three. Otherwise, we might translate: "Of the three he was honoured among the two," that is, above the other two members of his triad. Both here and in 1Chronicles 11:20 the Syriac reads thirty instead of three: "Above the thirty he was honoured, and he became chief over them and warlike; the thirty he used to make" (1Chronicles 11:21). The Arabic is more correct: "And he was mightier than the two, and chief over them twain, and he came not to the three."

Howbeit he attained not . . .--Literally, but to the three he came not, i.e., the first triad of warriors (1Chronicles 11:11-14).

Verse 21. - Than the two. The Hebrew (בַשְׁנַיִס) cannot be thus translated, but possibly the words may mark the second set of three. 11:10-47 An account is given of David's worthies, the great men who served him. Yet David reckoned his success, not as from the mighty men that were with him, but from the mighty God, whose presence is all in all. In strengthening him, they strengthened themselves and their own interest, for his advancement was theirs. We shall gain by what we do in our places for the support of the kingdom of the Son of David; and those that are faithful to Him, shall find their names registered much more to their honour, than these are in the records of fame.
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