Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Mighty and experienced warriors from the descendants of Gad joined David at his wilderness stronghold. They were expert handlers of both shield and spear, with hardened looks and as agile as a gazelle on a mountain slope.

New American Standard Bible

From the Gadites there came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.

King James Version

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

Holman Bible

Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were fighting men, trained for battle, expert with shield and spear. Their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.

A Conservative Version

And of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swi

American Standard Version

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

Amplified

Of the Gadites there went over to David to the stronghold in the wilderness men of might, men trained for war who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were swift as gazelles on the mountains:

Bible in Basic English

And some of the Gadites, siding with David, went to his strong place in the waste land, great and strong men, trained for war, expert in the use of arms, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were quick-footed like roes on the mountains;

Darby Translation

And of the Gadites, there separated themselves to David in the stronghold in the wilderness mighty men of valour, men fit for the service of war, armed with shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and who were swift as the gazelles upon the mountains:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David in the fortress in the wilderness, men of might of war fit for the battle, put in order with shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

Julia Smith Translation

And of the Gadites they separated to David to the castle from the desert strong ones of power, men of the army for war, setting in array the shield and spear, and the face of a lion their faces, and as roes upon the mountain to make haste;

King James 2000

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David at the stronghold in the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the gazelles upon the mountains;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And from the Gadites, valiant mighty warriors, {soldiers fit for war}, expert with shield and spear, defected to David at the fortress toward the wilderness. And {they had faces like lions} [and were] swift as gazelles upon the mountains.

Modern King James verseion

And of the Gadites mighty men separated themselves to David into the stronghold in the wilderness, men of the army for battle, setting in order shield and buckler, and their faces were the faces of a lion, and as gazelles on the heights for swiftness:

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David, when he kept a hold in the wilderness, men of might and men apt for war and could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were thereto as swift as the roes of the mountains:

NET Bible

Some of the Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the desert. They were warriors who were trained for battle; they carried shields and spears. They were as fierce as lions and could run as quickly as gazelles across the hills.

New Heart English Bible

Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;

The Emphasized Bible

And, of the Gadites, there separated themselves unto David, to the stronghold towards the desert, heroes of valour, men of war, for battle, men that could handle shield and spear, - and, faces of lions, were their faces, and, like gazelles upon the mountains, were they, for swiftness:

Webster

And of the Gadites there separated themselves to David in the hold in the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;

World English Bible

Of the Gadites there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;

Youngs Literal Translation

And of the Gadite there have been separated unto David, to the fortress, to the wilderness, mighty of valour, men of the host for battle, setting in array target and buckler, and their faces the face of the lion, and as roes on the mountains for speed:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And of the Gadites
גּדי 
Gadiy 
Usage: 15

דּויד דּוד 
David 
Usage: 1074

into the hold
מצדה מצד מצד 
M@tsad 
Usage: 12

to the wilderness
מדבּר 
Midbar 
Usage: 271

men
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

of might
חיל 
Chayil 
Usage: 243

and men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

of war
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

fit for the battle
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

צנּה 
Tsinnah 
Usage: 22

and buckler
רמח 
Romach 
Usage: 15

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of lions
אריה ארי 
'ariy 
Usage: 80

as the roes
צבי 
Ts@biy 
Usage: 32

References

Context Readings

David And His Mighty Men At Ziklag

7 and Jeroham's sons Joelah and Zebadiah from Gedor. 8 Mighty and experienced warriors from the descendants of Gad joined David at his wilderness stronghold. They were expert handlers of both shield and spear, with hardened looks and as agile as a gazelle on a mountain slope. 9 Their leader was Ezer, Obadiah was second, Eliab third,


Cross References

2 Samuel 2:18

Zeruiah's three sons Joab, Abishai, and Asahel were there. As a runner, Asahel was fast, like one of the wild gazelles.

2 Samuel 17:10

Then even men who would otherwise be as brave as lions will be scared, because every Israeli knows your father is a mighty man, and they know his men are valiant!

1 Samuel 23:14

David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and he lived in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not let David slip into Saul's control.

1 Samuel 23:29

David went up from there and stayed in the strongholds of En-gedi.

1 Samuel 24:22

David made this vow to Saul, and then Saul went home, while David and his men went up to the stronghold.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, loved and handsome in life, in death were not separated. Swifter than eagles they were, and more valiant than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

1 Chronicles 11:16

David was living in that stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was then at Bethlehem.

1 Chronicles 11:22

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

1 Chronicles 12:16

Later, some descendants of Benjamin and Judah approached David at his stronghold,

2 Chronicles 25:5

Amaziah gathered Judah together and organized them according to their ancestral households under commanders of thousands and hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin. He then mustered an army from those who were 20 years old and older. He discovered that there were 300,000 elite soldiers qualified for war duty and capable of handling spears and shields.

Proverbs 6:5

Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a hunter's hand, or like a bird from a fowler's hand.

Proverbs 28:1

The wicked flee, though no one pursues, but the righteous are bold like a lion.

Song of Songs 8:14

Come quickly, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Jeremiah 46:9

Horses, get up! Chariots, drive furiously! Let the warriors go forward, Ethiopia and Put, who carry shields, and the Lydians who handle and bend the bow.

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