1 Chronicles 12:18Context
12:18 But a spirit 2 empowered 3 Amasai, the leader of the thirty warriors, and he said: 4
“We are yours, O David!
We support 5 you, O son of Jesse!
May you greatly prosper! 6
May those who help you prosper! 7
Indeed 8 your God helps you!”
So David accepted them and made them leaders of raiding bands.
1 Chronicles 12:22Context
12:22 Each day men came to help David until his army became very large. 9
1 tn Heb “kept from.”
2 tn Perhaps “the Spirit,” but the text has simply רוּחַ (ruakh) with no article (suggesting an indefinite reference).
3 tn Heb “clothed.”
4 tn The words “and he said” are supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.
5 tn Heb “are with.”
6 tn Heb “Peace, peace to you.” The Hebrew term שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace”) is repeated to emphasize degree.
7 tn Heb “and peace to the one who helps you.”
8 tn Or “for.”
9 tn Heb “for at the time of day in a day they were coming to David to help him until [there was] a great camp like the camp of God.” The term אֱלֹהִים (’elohim, “God”) is probably used idiomatically here to indicate the superlative.