1 Chronicles 12:22
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English Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of God.

King James Bible
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

American Standard Version
For from day to day men came to David to help him, until there was a great host, like the host of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover day by day there came some to David to help him till they became a great number, like the army of God.

English Revised Version
For from day to day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

There came to David in the mountain-fastness also men of Benjamin and Judah (cf. 1 Chronicles 12:8). Their names are not in the lists, possibly because they were not handed down in the historical works made use of by the chronicler. At their head, as we learn from 1 Chronicles 12:18, stood Amasai, chief of the thirty, i.e., of the corps formed of the thirty heroes (see 1 Chronicles 11:11), although his name does not occur in the catalogue, 1 Chronicles 11. According to this, Amasai must have occupied a very important position under David; but since the name עמשׂי is not elsewhere mentioned in the history of David, the older commentators have conjectured that עמשׂי may have been the same person as עמשׂא, son of Abigail (1 Chronicles 2:17), whom Absalom made captain in Joab's place, and whom David, after the victory over the rebels, wished to make commander-in-chief in the room of Joab, and whom for that reason Joab afterwards murdered (2 Samuel 17:25; 2 Samuel 19:14; 2 Samuel 20:4, 2 Samuel 20:8.); or identical with אבשׁי the son of Zeruiah, 1 Chronicles 2:16 and 1 Chronicles 11:20. Of these conjectures the first is much more probable than the second. To meet these men, David went forth from his fastness, and asked them with what purpose they came to him. "If for peace," to stand by him, "then shall there be to me towards you a heart for union," i.e., I will be with you of one heart, be true to you. ליחד לבב is plainer than אחד לב, 1 Chronicles 12:38. "But if לרמּותני, to practise deceit against me (to be guilty of a מרמה) for mine enemies (to deliver me to them), although there be no wrong in my hands, the God of our fathers look thereon and punish;" cf. 2 Chronicles 24:22. The God of our fathers, i.e., of the patriarchs (cf. Ezra 7:27; 2 Chronicles 20:6, and Exodus 3:13.), who rules in and over Israel, who shields the innocent and punishes the guilty.

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2 Samuel 2:2-4 So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail Nabal's wife the Carmelite...

2 Samuel 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger...

Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that has clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

like the host of God That is, says the Targumist, a very numerous army, like the army of the angel of God

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:14 And he said, No; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship...

Psalm 148:2 Praise you him, all his angels: praise you him, all his hosts.

Cross References
Genesis 32:2
And when Jacob saw them he said, "This is God's camp!" So he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Joshua 5:13
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?"

1 Samuel 29:10
Now then rise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who came with you, and start early in the morning, and depart as soon as you have light."

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