2 Samuel 2:15
New International Version
So they stood up and were counted off—twelve men for Benjamin and Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, and twelve for David.

New Living Translation
So twelve men were chosen to fight from each side—twelve men of Benjamin representing Ishbosheth son of Saul, and twelve representing David.

English Standard Version
Then they arose and passed over by number, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Berean Study Bible
So they got up and were counted off—twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and twelve for David.

King James Bible
Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, which pertained to Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

New King James Version
So they arose and went over by number, twelve from Benjamin, followers of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David.

New American Standard Bible
So they got up and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David.

NASB 1995
So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

NASB 1977
So they arose and went over by count, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Amplified Bible
So they stood up and went over by number, twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Christian Standard Bible
So they got up and were counted off—twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and twelve from David’s soldiers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they got up and were counted off󈟜 for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and 12 from David’s soldiers.

American Standard Version
Then they arose and went over by number: twelve for Benjamin, and for Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they arose, and twelve of Benyamin of Ashbashul son of Shaul and twelve of the men of David passed over by number

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there arose and passed over by number twelve of the children of Benjamin, belonging to Jebosthe the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Contemporary English Version
and twelve of Ishbosheth's men from the tribe of Benjamin got up to fight twelve of David's men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then there arose and went over twelve in number of Benjamin, of the part of Isboseth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

English Revised Version
Then they arose and went over by number; twelve for Benjamin, and for Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Good News Translation
So twelve men, representing Ishbosheth and the tribe of Benjamin, fought twelve of David's men.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The men got up and were counted as they passed by. Twelve were from the tribe of Benjamin (representing Saul's son Ishbosheth), and twelve were from David's officers.

International Standard Version
So they got up and twelve were counted to represent Benjamin and Saul's son Ish-bosheth and twelve to represent members of David's staff.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then they arose and passed over by number: twelve for Benjamin, and for Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Literal Standard Version
And they rise and pass over, in number twelve of Benjamin, even of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

NET Bible
So they got up and crossed over by number: twelve belonging to Benjamin and to Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and twelve from the servants of David.

New Heart English Bible
Then they arose and went over by number: twelve of the sons of Benjamin of Ishbaal the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

World English Bible
Then they arose and went over by number: twelve for Benjamin, and for Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Young's Literal Translation
And they rise and pass over, in number twelve of Benjamin, even of Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.

Additional Translations ...
Context
War Between the Houses of David and Saul
14Then Abner said to Joab, “Let us have the young men get up and compete before us.” “Let them get up,” Joab replied. 15So they got up and were counted off— twelve for Benjamin and Ish-bosheth son of Saul, and twelve for David. 16Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponent’s side, and they all fell together. So this place, which is in Gibeon, is called Helkath-hazzurim.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 2:8
Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, took Saul's son Ish-bosheth, moved him to Mahanaim,

2 Samuel 2:14
Then Abner said to Joab, "Let us have the young men get up and compete before us." "Let them get up," Joab replied.

2 Samuel 2:16
Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponent's side, and they all fell together. So this place, which is in Gibeon, is called Helkath-hazzurim.


Treasury of Scripture

Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, which pertained to Ishbosheth the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So they got up
וַיָּקֻ֖מוּ (way·yā·qu·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and were counted off—
בְמִסְפָּ֑ר (ḇə·mis·pār)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

twelve
שְׁנֵ֧ים (šə·nêm)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

for Benjamin
לְבִנְיָמִ֗ן (lə·ḇin·yā·min)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

and Ish-bosheth
בֹּ֙שֶׁת֙ (bō·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 378: Ish-bosheth -- 'man of shame', a son of Saul and king of Israel

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Saul,
שָׁא֔וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

and twelve
וּשְׁנֵ֥ים (ū·šə·nêm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

for David.
דָוִֽד׃ (ḏā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse


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