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1 Chronicles 11:9-11

11:9 David’s power steadily grew, for the Lord who commands armies was with him. 1 

David’s Warriors

11:10 These were the leaders of David’s warriors who helped establish and stabilize his rule over all Israel, in accordance with the Lord’s word. 2  11:11 This is the list of David’s warriors: 3 

Jashobeam, a Hacmonite, was head of the officers. 4  He killed three hundred men with his spear in a single battle. 5 

1 tn Heb “and David went, going and becoming great, and the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, Lord of hosts] was with him.”

2 tn Heb “and these were the heads of the warriors who were David’s, who held strongly with him in his kingdom and with all Israel to make him king, according to the word of the Lord, over Israel.”

3 tn Heb “and these are the number of the warriors who were David’s.”

4 tc The marginal reading (Qere) has “officers;” the consonantal text (Kethib) has “the Thirty” (see v. 15).

5 tn Heb “he was wielding his spear against 300, [who were] slain at one time.”

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