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.
He gathered men around him and became the leader of a band of rebels when David destroyed the forces of Zobah ; the rebels went to Damascus, where they settled and took control.
He gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding band, after David slew them of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayed there, and reigned in Damascus.
and had become the leader of a gang of rebels. After David conquered Hadadezer, Rezon and his men fled to Damascus, where he became king.
After David's slaughter of the Arameans, Rezon collected a band of outlaws and became their leader. They later settled in Damascus, where Rezon eventually took over as king.
He got some men together and made himself captain of a band of outlaws; and went to Damascus and became king there.
He gathered followers around him and became leader of a marauding band, after the slaughter by David; they went to Damascus, settled there, and made him king in Damascus.
So he gathered men to him and became captain over a band of raiders , when David killed those of Zobah . And they went to Damascus and dwelt there, and reigned in Damascus.
And he gathered
unto him, and became captain
over a band
them [of Zobah]: and they went
therein, and reigned
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a raiding band
. When David
tried to kill
them, they went
, where they settled down
and gained control
of the city.
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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.