New International Version
He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.
King James Bible
He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.
Darby Bible Translation
He was honoured above the thirty, but he did not attain to the [first] three. And David set him in his council.
World English Bible
He was more honorable than the thirty, but he didn't attain to the [first] three. David set him over his guard.
Young's Literal Translation
Of the thirty he is honoured, and unto the three he came not; and David setteth him over his guard.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
David set him over his guard - The Vulgate renders this, Fecitque eun sibi David auricularium a secreto, "David made him his privy counsellor;" or, according to the Hebrew, He put him to his ears, i.e., confided his secrets to him. Some think he made him a spy over the rest. It is supposed that the meaning of the fable which attributes to Midas very long ears, is, that this king carried the system of espionage to a great length; that he had a multitude of spies in different places.
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more honourable. or, honourable among the thirty.
over his guard. or, over his council. [heb] at his command
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'Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, 2. The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His word was in my tongue. 3. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 4. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing …
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The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
2 Samuel 23:22
Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoiada; he too was as famous as the three mighty warriors.
2 Samuel 23:24
Among the Thirty were: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan son of Dodo from Bethlehem,
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