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1 Chronicles 12:23

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Support for David in Hebron

12:23 The following is a record of the armed warriors who came with their leaders and joined David in Hebron in order to make David king in Saul’s place, in accordance with the Lord’s decree: 1 

1 Chronicles 12:38

Context

12:38 All these men were warriors who were ready to march. 2  They came to Hebron to make David king over all Israel by acclamation; 3  all the rest of the Israelites also were in agreement that David should become king. 4 

1 tn Heb “these are the numbers of the heads of the forces armed for battle [who] came to David in Hebron to turn over the kingdom of Saul to him according to the mouth of the Lord.”

2 tc Heb “all these [were] men of war, helpers of the battle line.” The present translation assumes an emendation of עֹדְרֵי (’odÿrey, “helpers of”) to עֹרְכֵי, (’orÿkhey, “prepared for”).

3 tn Heb “with a complete heart they came to Hebron to make David king over all Israel.”

4 tn Heb “and also all the rest of Israel [was of] one mind to make David king.”



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