New International Version
from half the tribe of Manasseh, designated by name to come and make David king--18,000;
King James Bible
And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
Darby Bible Translation
And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were expressed by name, to come and make David king.
World English Bible
Of the half-tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, who were mentioned by name, to come and make David king.
Young's Literal Translation
And of the half of the tribe of Manasseh are eighteen thousand, who have been defined by name, to come in to cause David to reign.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites - Abiathar was then high priest, and Jehoiada captain over the warriors of the house of Aaron.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the half tribe
LibraryDrill and Enthusiasm
'[Men that] could keep rank, they were not of double heart.'--1 CHRON. xii. 33. These words come from the muster-roll of the hastily raised army that brought David up to Hebron and made him King. The catalogue abounds in brief characterisations of the qualities of each tribe's contingent. For example, Issachar had 'understanding of the times.' Our text is spoken of the warriors of Zebulon, who had left their hills and their flocks in the far north, and poured down from their seats by the blue waters …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Beneath his Banner
1 Chronicles 12:30
from Ephraim, brave warriors, famous in their own clans--20,800;
1 Chronicles 12:32
from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do--200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;
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