11:24 He gathered some men and organized a raiding band. 1 When David tried to kill them, 2 they went to Damascus, where they settled down and gained control of the city. 11:25 He was Israel’s enemy throughout Solomon’s reign and, like Hadad, caused trouble. He loathed 3 Israel and ruled over Syria.
1 tn Heb “and he was the officer of a raiding band.”
2 tn The Hebrew text reads “when David killed them.” This phrase is traditionally joined with what precedes. The ancient Greek version does not reflect the phrase and some suggest that it has been misplaced from the end of v. 23.