New Living Translation
Abishai was the most famous of the Thirty and was their commander, though he was not one of the Three.
King James Bible
Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.
Darby Bible Translation
Was he not most honourable of three? and he was their captain; but he did not attain to the first three.
World English Bible
Wasn't he most honorable of the three? therefore he was made their captain: however he didn't attain to the [first] three.
Young's Literal Translation
Of the three is he not the honoured? and he becometh their head; and unto the first three he hath not come.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:19 Attained not - He fell short of them in strength and valour.
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Scripture references 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; 2 Samuel 23:2; Luke 1:70; 24:32,45; John 2:22; 10:35; 19:36; Acts 1:16; Romans 1:1,2; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; James 2:8. WHAT IS THE BIBLE? What is the Bible? How shall we regard it? Where shall we place it? These and many questions like them at once come to the front when we begin to discuss the Bible as a book. It is only possible in this brief study, of a great subject, to indicate the line of some of the answers. …
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian
Thoughts Upon the Appearance of Christ the Sun of Righteousness, or the Beatifick vision.
The Truth of God
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
2 Samuel 23:18
Abishai son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was the leader of the Thirty. He once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors in a single battle. It was by such feats that he became as famous as the Three.
2 Samuel 23:20
There was also Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant warrior from Kabzeel. He did many heroic deeds, which included killing two champions of Moab. Another time, on a snowy day, he chased a lion down into a pit and killed it.
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