18:1 David assembled the army that was with him. He appointed leaders of thousands and leaders of hundreds. 18:2 David then sent out the army – a third under the leadership of Joab, a third under the leadership of Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under the leadership of Ittai the Gittite. The king said to the troops, “I too will indeed march out with you.”
1 tn Heb “cheese of the herd,” probably referring to cheese from cow’s milk (rather than goat’s milk).
2 tn Or “wilderness” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV, TEV, NLT).