2 SAMUEL 23:9



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“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:”

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2 Samuel 23:9 Translation & Meaning

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And after וְאַֽחֲרָ֛ו Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) And after
him Eleazar אֶלְעָזָ֥ר Elazar, the name of seven Israelites Eleazar
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the son בֶּן 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 Dodo דֹּד֖יֹ Dodo, the name of three Israelites Dodo
the Ahohite, אֲחֹחִ֑י An Achochite or descendant of Achoach Ahohite
one (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
of the three בִּשְׁלֹשָׁ֨ה Three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice three
mighty men גִּבֹּרִ֜ים Powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant mighty men
with עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
David, דָּוִ֗ד David, the youngest son of Jesse David
when they defied בְּחָֽרְפָ֤ם To pull off, i.e., (by implication) to expose (as by stripping); specifically, to betroth (as if a surrender); figuratively, to carp at, i.e., defame; to spend the winter defied
the Philistines בַּפְּלִשְׁתִּים A Pelishtite or inhabitant of Pelesheth Philistines
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
were there שָׁ֣ם There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence were there
gathered together נֶֽאֶסְפוּ To gather for any purpose; hence, to receive, take away, i.e., remove (destroy, leave behind, put up, restore, etc.) gathered together
to battle, לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה A battle (i.e., the engagement); generally, war (i.e., war-fare) battle
and the men אִ֥ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
were gone away: וַֽיַּעֲל֖וּ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative gone away

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  • 7  But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.

  • 8  These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.

  • 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.


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