1 Chronicles 12:19-22

The men of Manasseh's tribe who joined David's army

19 Some men from Manasseh's tribe also joined David's army. That was at the time when David joined with the Philistines to fight against Saul. But David and his men were not able to help the Philistines like that. That was because the leaders of the Philistines decided to send David and his men away. They said, ‘David may turn against us and go to help his master Saul, instead. If he does that, we will all be dead!’

20 So David returned to Ziklag. These men from Manasseh's tribe joined David's army at that time:

  • Adnah, Jozabad, Jediael, Michael, Jozabad, Elihu and Zillethai. Each of them had been the leader of 1,000 soldiers in Saul's army.
  • 21 All those men were brave soldiers and they became officers in David's army. They helped David to fight against the enemy's soldiers when they attacked.

    22 Every day more men came to help David. So his army became very large and powerful, like God's own army.