2 SAMUEL 23:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.”

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2 Samuel 23:19 Translation & Meaning

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Was he not הֲכִ֣י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed not
most מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses most
honourable נִכְבָּ֔ד To be heavy, i.e., in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively, to make weighty (in the same two senses) honourable
of three? הַשְּׁלֹשָׁה֙ Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
therefore he was וַיְהִ֥י To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) therefore
their captain: לְשָׂ֑ר A head person (of any rank or class) captain
howbeit he attained בָֽא׃ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) howbeit attained
not לֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
unto וְעַד As far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with) unto
the three. הַשְּׁלֹשָׁ֖ה Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
first (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 17  And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.

  • 18  And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three.

  • 19  Was he not most honourable of three? therefore he was their captain: howbeit he attained not unto the first three.

  • 20  And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:

  • 21  And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand, and slew him with his own spear.




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