2 SAMUEL 23:11



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“And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.”

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2 Samuel 23:11 Translation & Meaning

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And after וְאַֽחֲרָ֛יו Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) And after
him Shammah שַׁמָּ֥ה Shammah, the name of an Edomite and four Israelites Shammah
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the son בֶן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of Agee אָגֵ֖א Age, an Israelite Agee
the Hararite. הָֽרָרִ֑י Hararite Hararite
And the Philistines פְלִשְׁתִּ֜ים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
were gathered together וַיֵּאָֽסְפ֨וּ To gather for any purpose; hence, to receive, take away, i.e., remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.) gathered together
into a troop, לַחַיָּ֗ה Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively troop
where שָׁ֞ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence where
was וַתְּהִי To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) was
a piece חֶלְקַ֤ת Properly, smoothness; figuratively, an allotment piece
of ground הַשָּׂדֶה֙ A field (as flat) ground
full מְלֵאָ֣ה Full (literally or figuratively) or filling (literally); also (concretely) fulness; adverbially, fully full
of lentiles: עֲדָשִׁ֔ים A lentil lentiles
and the people וְהָעָ֥ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
fled נָ֖ס To flit, i.e., vanish away (subside, escape; causatively, chase, impel, deliver) fled
from מִפְּנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) from
the Philistines. פְלִשְׁתִּֽים׃ A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines

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  • 9  And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away:

  • 10  He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.

  • 11  And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop, where was a piece of ground full of lentiles: and the people fled from the Philistines.

  • 12  But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it, and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.

  • 13  And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam: and the troop of the Philistines pitched in the valley of Rephaim.


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