1 Chronicles 12:14
New International Version
These Gadites were army commanders; the least was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.

New Living Translation
These warriors from Gad were army commanders. The weakest among them could take on a hundred regular troops, and the strongest could take on a thousand!

English Standard Version
These Gadites were officers of the army; the least was a match for a hundred men and the greatest for a thousand.

Berean Study Bible
These Gadites were army commanders, the least of whom was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand.

King James Bible
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

New King James Version
These were from the sons of Gad, captains of the army; the least was over a hundred, and the greatest was over a thousand.

New American Standard Bible
These men from the sons of Gad were captains of the army; the one who was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest, to a thousand.

NASB 1995
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.

NASB 1977
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred and the greatest to a thousand.

Amplified Bible
These from the sons (descendants) of Gad were captains of the army; he who was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest was equal to a thousand.

Christian Standard Bible
These Gadites were army commanders; the least of them was a match for a hundred, and the greatest of them for a thousand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These Gadites were army commanders; the least of them was a match for a hundred, and the greatest of them for a thousand.

American Standard Version
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host: he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
These are from the sons of Gad, Chiefs of the army that were authorized, one over a hundred, and others were authorized each over one thousand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
These were chiefs of the army of the sons of Gad, the least one commander of a hundred, and the greatest one of a thousand.

Contemporary English Version
All these men were army officers; some were high-ranking officers over a thousand troops, and others were officers over a hundred troops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the army: the least of them was captain over a hundred soldiers, and the greatest over a thousand.

English Revised Version
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host: he that was least was equal to an hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

Good News Translation
Some of these men from the tribe of Gad were senior officers in command of a thousand men, and others were junior officers in command of a hundred.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These descendants of Gad were army officers. The least able one was in command of 100 men, and the best one was in command of 1,000.

International Standard Version
These descendants of Gad were army leaders. The least of them was equal to a hundred other soldiers and the greatest to a thousand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the host; he that was least was equal to a hundred, and the greatest to a thousand.

Literal Standard Version
These [are] of the sons of Gad, heads of the host; the least [is] one of one hundred, and the greatest, of one thousand;

NET Bible
These Gadites were military leaders; the least led a hundred men, the greatest a thousand.

New Heart English Bible
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army: he who was least was equal to one hundred, and the greatest to one thousand.

World English Bible
These of the sons of Gad were captains of the army: he who was least was equal to one hundred, and the greatest to one thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
These are of the sons of Gad, heads of the host, one of a hundred is the least, and the greatest, of a thousand;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag
13Jeremiah the tenth, and Machbanai the eleventh. 14These Gadites were army commanders, the least of whom was a match for a hundred, and the greatest for a thousand. 15These 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.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:30
How could one man pursue a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?

1 Chronicles 12:13
Jeremiah the tenth, and Machbanai the eleventh.


Treasury of Scripture

These were of the sons of Gad, captains of the host: one of the least was over an hundred, and the greatest over a thousand.

Leviticus 26:8
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Deuteronomy 32:30
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?









(14) These were.--Subscription.

Captains of the host.--Literally, heads of the host, i.e., chief warriors.

One of the least was over an hundred.--The margin is correct. David's band at this time was about 600 strong. The rendering of the text is that of the Syr. and Vulg. The LXX. closely intimates the Heb. ??? ???? ?????? ?????? ???. For the true meaning, comp. Deuteronomy 32:30; and Leviticus 26:8. The Heb. says: "One to a hundred, the little one; and the great one to a thousand." This. too, is poetic, or, at least, rhetorical in character, and quite unlike the chronicler's usual style.

Verse 14. - One of the least was over an hundred. This, evidently an incorrect translation, is easily superseded by the correct literal version, One to a hundred the little one, and the great one one to a thousand. The preposition lamed prefixed to the two numerals," hundred" and" thousand," will signify either that the "little one was as good as a hundred, and the great one as good as a thousand;" or that the "little one was rare as one of a hundred, and the great one rare as one of a thousand."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
These
אֵ֥לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

Gadites
מִבְּנֵי־ (mib·bə·nê-)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

were army
הַצָּבָ֑א (haṣ·ṣā·ḇā)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

commanders,
רָאשֵׁ֣י (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7218: The head

the least [of whom]
הַקָּטָ֔ן (haq·qā·ṭān)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6996: Small, young, unimportant

was a match for a hundred,
לְמֵאָה֙ (lə·mê·’āh)
Preposition-l | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 3967: A hundred

and the greatest
וְהַגָּד֖וֹל (wə·hag·gā·ḏō·wl)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

for a thousand.
לְאָֽלֶף׃ (lə·’ā·lep̄)
Preposition-l | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 505: A thousand


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