1 Chronicles 12:3
New International Version
Ahiezer their chief and Joash the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Berakah, Jehu the Anathothite,

New Living Translation
Their leader was Ahiezer son of Shemaah from Gibeah; his brother Joash was second-in-command. These were the other warriors: Jeziel and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth; Beracah; Jehu from Anathoth;

English Standard Version
The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, both sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; also Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu of Anathoth,

Berean Study Bible
Ahiezer their chief and Joash, who were the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah; Jehu the Anathothite;

King James Bible
The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

New King James Version
The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Berachah, and Jehu the Anathothite;

New American Standard Bible
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,

NASB 1995
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,

NASB 1977
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,

Amplified Bible
The chief was Ahiezer and then Joash, the sons of Shemaah of Gibeah; Jeziel and Pelet the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, and Jehu of Anathoth,

Christian Standard Bible
Their chief was Ahiezer son of Shemaah the Gibeathite. Then there was his brother Joash; Jeziel and Pelet sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu the Anathothite;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their chief was Ahiezer son of Shemaah the Gibeathite. Then there was his brother Joash; Jeziel and Pelet sons of Azmaveth; Beracah, Jehu the Anathothite;

American Standard Version
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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And these are the names of the men of David who were with him: Akhiazar and Yuash his son, and Yoel who is from Maksa, Shemaiah who is from Gebath, Pelet, and Berakya, sons of Arbuth, Yahu who is from Nathoth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
the chief was Achiezer, and Joas son of Asma the Gabathite, and Joel and Jophalet, sons of Asmoth, and Berchia, and Jeul of Anathoth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The chief was Ahiezer, and Joas, the sons of Samaa of Gabaath, and Jaziel, and Phallet the sons of Azmoth, and Beracha, and Jehu an Anathothite.

English Revised Version
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;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ahiezer was the leader, then Joash (they were the sons of Shemaah from Gibeah), Azmaveth's sons Jeziel and Pelet, Beracah and Jehu from Anathoth,

International Standard Version
Their leaders were Shemaah's sons Ahiezer and Joash from Gibeah, Azmaveth's sons Jeziel and Pelet, Beracah, Jehu from Anathoth,

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

Literal Standard Version
The head [is] Ahiezer, and Joash, sons of Shemaab the Gibeathite, and Jeziel, and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth, and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

NET Bible
Ahiezer, the leader, and Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; Berachah, Jehu the Anathothite,

New Heart English Bible
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,

World English Bible
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,

Young's Literal Translation
The head is Ahiezer, and Joash, sons of Shemaab the Gibeathite, and Jeziel, and Pelet, sons of Azmaveth, and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Mighty Men Join David at Ziklag
2they were archers using both the right and left hands to sling stones and shoot arrows; and they were Saul’s kinsmen from Benjamin): 3Ahiezer their chief and Joash, who were the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; Jeziel and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; Beracah; Jehu the Anathothite; 4Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the Thirty and a leader over the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite;…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 12:2
they were archers using both the right and left hands to sling stones and shoot arrows; and they were Saul's kinsmen from Benjamin):

1 Chronicles 12:4
Ishmaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty man among the Thirty and a leader over the Thirty; Jeremiah, Jahaziel, Johanan, and Jozabad the Gederathite;

2 Chronicles 20:26
On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Beracah, where they blessed the LORD. Therefore that place is called the Valley of Beracah to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

The chief was Ahiezer, then Joash, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, and Jehu the Antothite.

Shemaah.

1 Samuel 11:4
Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.

2 Samuel 21:6
Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. And the king said, I will give them.

Azmaveth

1 Chronicles 11:33
Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,

the Antothite

1 Chronicles 11:28
Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,









(3) The chief was Ahiezer.--Captain of the band. Heb., head.

Shemaah.--Heb., Hashshemaah.

The Gibeathite.--Of "Gibeah of Saul," between Ramah and Anathoth (Isaiah 10:29); also called "Gibeah of Benjamin" (1Chronicles 11:31; Judges 20:4).

Jeziel.--So Hebrew margin; Hebrew text, Jez-el. (Comp. Peniel and Penuel.)

Azmaveth.--Perhaps the warrior of Bahurim (1Chronicles 11:33).

Jehu the Antothite--of Anathoth, now Anata (1Chronicles 11:28).

Verse 3. - The sons of Shemaah the Gibeathite. The Peshito-Syriac has בְּנו instead of בֵּנֵי. This has the effect of making Joash the son of Ahiezer, and it makes Shemaah a third name in the list. This name has in the Hebrew the form for the article before it, and should appear in our version either as "Has-Shemaah," or "the Shemaah." The name, together with that of Azmaveth, is found in 1 Chronicles 8:13, 36, as belonging to the Benjamite tribe. The name Jeziel is omitted in the Syriac Version, and the two names Pelet and Berachah appear as sons of Azmaveth (1 Chronicles 11:33; 2 Samuel 23:31, where the Baharmite means the Baharumite, i.e. the man of Bahurim, in Benjamin). The Antothite; that is, native of Anathoth. The place is not given in Joshua 18; but it was a "priests' city" with "suburbs," belonging to Benjamin (1 Chronicles 11:28; Joshua 21:18; 1 Kings 2:26; Jeremiah 1:1; Jeremiah 29:27).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Ahiezer
אֲחִיעֶ֜זֶר (’ă·ḥî·‘e·zer)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 295: Ahiezer -- 'my brother is help', two Israelites

their chief,
הָרֹ֨אשׁ (hā·rōš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7218: The head

and Joash,
וְיוֹאָ֗שׁ (wə·yō·w·’āš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3101: Joash

sons
בְּנֵי֙ (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Shemaah
הַשְּׁמָעָ֣ה (haš·šə·mā·‘āh)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8094: Shemaah -- father of two of David's warriors

the Gibeathite;
הַגִּבְעָתִ֔י (hag·giḇ·‘ā·ṯî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1395: Gibeathite -- an inhabitant of Gibath (or Gibeah)

Jeziel
וִיזִיאֵ֥ל (wî·zî·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3149: Jeziel -- one of David's men

and Pelet
וָפֶ֖לֶט (wā·p̄e·leṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6404: Pelet -- two Israelites

the sons
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Azmaveth;
עַזְמָ֑וֶת (‘az·mā·weṯ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5820: Azmaveth -- 'strong (one) of death', four Israelites

Beracah,
וּבְרָכָ֕ה (ū·ḇə·rā·ḵāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1294: Berachah -- an Israelite, also a valley in Judah

Jehu
וְיֵה֖וּא (wə·yê·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3058: Jehu -- 'the LORD is He', the name of several Israelites

the Anathothite,
הָעֲנְּתֹתִֽי׃ (hā·‘ăn·nə·ṯō·ṯî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6069: Anathothite -- inhabitant of Anathoth


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